Saturday, December 27, 2008
Woven (but crocheted) neckwarmers:
(c) Vicki Suan, Dec 2008
I can't stop making these. They crochet up so quickly.
hook size US I (9) 5.5 mm
any worsted weight wool. I used 1 skein Debbie Mumm's Traditions , 148 yards with plenty leftover. My neckwarmer was 29" long.
sc = single crochet
ch = chain
sp = space
I chain 23 (or any odd number you like, more or less, to make it wider or narrower).
Row 1 : Sc in 2nd chain from hook. Sc in next ch. *ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next. Rep from * until you reach the last ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in same sc below, sc in next ch 1 space. *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch 1 space. Repeat from * to the end of row. ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 for as long( or as short) as you want. Make it a scarf or a neckwarmer as pictured. A longer scarf will use up more yarn. You may need more than 200 yards.
As with my neckwarmer, when I reached 27", I did my buttonholes (there are 2).
I did the pattern over the next 4 sts. Ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, and continue in pattern up to 7 sts before the end of row. Do another ch 3, skip the next 3 sts, and continue in pattern.
For the next row, when you reach the two ch 3 spaces, think of it as just 3 stitches and just continue the pattern over them.
Repeat row 2 for another 2 rows and finish off. Weave in ends and sew your buttons. Fold the scarf over your neck as pictured. As it overlaps, you will sew the buttons where the buttonholes fall. (sorry, I'm not very good at drawing a schematic).
Note: This is a rough draft and is not pattern tested. I welcome questions, suggestions, corrections, etc, etc.
As 2009 comes, I hope to share more free patterns. I am so inspired by the thousands of Ravellers who share their patterns freely on Ravelry. They are so generous.