I was talking on the phone to Twiglet (8) the other day and she asked me if I was making anything for her. We haven’t seen each other for well over a year.
I said.”If I were to make you something, what would you like?”
The reply was, “a scarf in blues please”.
The thought of making a scarf with hundreds of short rows is not my idea of crochet fun, so I decided to create a pattern that goes around a central long row of double crochets at the centre.
Here it is:
Sea Fairy Shells for a Child
(This pattern is untested at the time of posting – I would love to know if any of you try it out – all feedback welcome ❤ )
104cm x 11cm
41inches x 4.5inches
About 54gms DK yarn and 4.5mm hook
I use US terms and I am left-handed
V st : (dc, ch1, dc) in the same stitch.
Shell: [dc, (ch 1, dc) 4 times]
Foundation chain. Ch 154
(when I create a foundation chain I put in a stitch marker every 20 sts when I am counting.
I don’t count the loop on the hook)
Foundation Row: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc to the end.
Counting the chains at the beginning as a stitch. 152stsRound 1: Ch 1, sc into the same st, (dc over the bar of the last dc of the Foundation Row, ch 1) 4 times, dc over the bar, sc in the first loop at the base of the foundation row,
(skip 2 sts, in the next st: [dc,(ch 1, dc) 4 times], skip 2 sts, sc), repeat 24 times to the end of the row.
In the end bar (which is the foundation chain that formed the first stitch of the Foundatuion row) [ dc, (ch 1, dc) 4 times], skip2 sts, sc in first st (where the stitch marker is in the photo),
[Skip 2sts, dc, (ch 1, dc) 4 times, skip 2sts, sc] Continue making these shells to the end, making sure that the centre of the shell is opposite the shells on the other side of the Foundation row.
25 shells each side of the Foundation Row and one at each end.
It takes about 20gms yarn to get to this point.
(Round 2 and 3 use approx 15gm)
Colour 2: Standing sc in the third dc of the end shell., *ch3, V st into the next sc. Ch2, (sc into the 3rd dc of the next shell, ch1, V st in the sc, Ch1) 24 times, sc into the 3rd. dc of the next shell, ch2, Vst into the sc, ch3*, sc into the 3rd dc of the end shell, Repeat from * to * . Sl into the standing sc.
Sl into the V of the standing sc. Ch4, into the V of the standing sc (dc, ch1, dc)
ch1, *sc into the ch3 space, (make a shell into the ch1 of the next V st, skip 2sts, sc in the next sc) 25 times,
make a shell into the next Vst., sc into the ch3 space, ch1,• into the V of sc [dc, (ch1, dc) 4 times], ch1,
Repeat from *to *, into the V of the standing sc (dc, ch1) twice.
sl into 3rd ch to complete the round. Cut the yarn and fasten off.
(Round 4 and 5 take approx 20 gms yarn)
Start with a standing sc in the 3rd dc of the 13th shell on one side.
(starting here so that the sewing in of the ends can be as discreet as possible)
^^(ch1, Vst in the next sc, ch1, sc in 3rd dc of the next shell)^^ 13 times.
**ch1, Vst into the next sc, ch1, Vst into the same sc, ch2,
sc into the 3rd dc of the end shell, ch2, Vst into the next sc, ch1, Vst into the same sc, ch1, sc into the 3rd dc of the first shell of the next side.**
Repeat from ^^ to ^^25 times,
Repeat from ** to **
Repeat from ^^ to ^^ 12 times.
Sl into standing sc, do not cut the yarn.
ch1, (skip 2sts, shell into Vst, skip 2 sts, sc into sc) 13 times
^skip 2 sts, [into the next ch1 space, (dc, ch1) twice, dc] 3 times, skip 3sts, sc into the next sc.
skip 3 sts, [into the next ch1 space, (dc, ch1) twice, dc] 3 times. skip 2 sts, sc into next sc,^
make 25 shells in the V sts to the end.
sc in next sc, Repeat from ^ to ^
Make shells to the end of the round, sl into ch1.
Cut yarn and fasten off.
These scarfs are like hugs and kisses for my Granddaughters
Twig’s Scarf: Teal and Lobelia
Scarf 2: Storm , Duck Egg, Petrol
Twiglet’s Scarf +1: Stash busting, machine washable DK yarn.