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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Cluster Stitch Scarf with Pattern


Well, I'm back home and out of the land of sunshine. I do have to admit that we had a lot of rain while I was in Florida but the last 10 days or so were beautiful. My sisters are healthy and look wonderful, just like always. My mother and I spent several hours crocheting and talking and laughing. And the Scattergories game got used over and over. It was a great vacation and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. Hopefully, I can do it again next summer.

Here's a quick and simple pattern for you to start using since the cold weather will be here sooner than we expect. A scarf using clusters and double crochets that works up fast and looks great!

Materials:
  • size H crochet hook
  • Deborah Norville Serenity Garden yarn; color - Gems
  • scissors
  • tapestry/embroidery needle for weaving in the ends

Stitches used:
  • Double Crochet (dc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Chain
  • Cluster*

Special Stitches: *Cluster
*YO, insert hook into stitch indicated, YO and draw up a loop, YO and pull through 2 loops*; repeat from * to * 2 more times. You will have 4 loops on your hook, YO and pull through all 4 loops.

Notes:
Feel free to use any yarn or color you wish. The weight of this yarn is a 2 if you want to use a different brand. It will still work up great and will definitely hold warmth.

A couple people have stated that they are having a problem with the stitch count or that the edges are looking different on each side - I wanted to add an extra note here that might help you with that:

You HAVE to count your stitches with this pattern. Making sure you're skipping where you're supposed to and adjusting as needed. ALSO - please make sure that you're putting a HDC stitch into the TOP of the FIRST DC (which is actually the 3rd ch of the starting ch4). If you miss putting 2DC at the end of Row 3 your count will be wrong (pattern is 37 stitches across) and the edges will end up looking funky.

I hope this helps you. If you need ANY help please contact me on Facebook at Crochet2002


Pattern:

Chain 38
Row 1: HDC in second chain from hook and in each stitch across. (37 HDC) Chain 4 and turn. (ch 4 counts as 1DC + ch1 here and throughout)
Row 2: *Skip next stitch, cluster in next, ch 1, skip next stitch, DC in next stitch, ch 1. Repeat from * to * across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3: HDC in same stitch and in each stitch across. (37 HDC stitches Be sure to put a HDC in the 3rd ch of the beginning ch4) Ch 4 and turn.
Rows 4-?: Repeat rows 2 and 3 until scarf reaches desired length. End with Row 3. 

Tie off and weave in ends.





Enjoy the remaining warm weather and start working on cold weather projects. Search your area and see if there is a need you can fill with your passion for crochet. Many homeless shelters are filled to overflowing and your craft could bring hope to a soul that needs to know someone really does care. 


Peace and blessings,
~~Karen~~ 

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love the yarn too! It is very lovely :) Rhondda

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  2. I'm not a knitter nor do I crochet however, this is a marvelous scarf! You've got a fantastic eye for color, the yarn is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing this inspiration Karen!

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    1. You are most welcome Charlene! Thanks for stopping by ^_^

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  3. Glad you had such a great vacation! It's good to see you back.

    Nice scarf, the colors are awesome!

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    1. Thanks Susan, I most certainly did have a great time. Sorry I wasn't able to reply to all your lovely comments while I was in Florida but my iPod just would NOT cooperate. Thank you so much for all your support, you're great and I always smile when I see that you've stopped by!

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  4. Love the yarn you used for this. Debbie's yarns are nice. I used the greens wool for a shawl and loved it.

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    1. Hi Sara! I lovelovelove her yarns too! Thanks for popping in!

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  5. Great pattern and love the colors in the yarn!

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    1. Thanks Daphne, I fell in love with this yarn the instant I saw it and just HAD to buy some when I saw the name "Gems". My niece is named Gemma and I call her Gems all the time! Felt like fate. Lol ^_^

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  6. I love this pattern! I am working it right now and had a question. The "chain 4" ends are all on the same side--should the HDC row be worked under/through that chain, or in the through top of that chain? My sides are looking a bit different from eachother and I just wanted to check with you.

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  7. I am going to start on this TONIGHT as a surprise for my daughter for Christmas!! LOVE the colors and the pattern!! THANK YOU!! :)

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  9. would love to make a kid blanket from this scarf pattern. can anyone help me with this? what would be the pattern repeat? thanks for any help.
    Diane dikf54@hotmail.com

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