Mermaid Scarf

Nov 19, 2010
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Designer: Sandi Wiseheart
Published: August 31, 2007
Technique: Crochet, Lace, Ruffles
Skill Level: Intermediate

Years ago, a friend of mine hosted “mermaid parties,” gala women-only events where guests arrived in satiny ball gowns, glittering sequin sheaths, and sparkling jewelry fit for under-the-sea royalty. I started my scarf with a stitch pattern originally intended as a flat edging, but the result was too flat. In a wild moment, I began to crochet half motifs right down the middle of the scarf, forming wavy, lacy layers—it was then that I heard the mermaids singing.

Finished Size: 3½" wide and 76" long.

Yarn: Classic Elite Premiere (50% pima cotton, 50% Tencel; 108 yd [99 m]/13⁄4 oz [50 g] ): #5289 camellia, 4 skeins. Yarn Weight: #3 DK/Light; 14 wraps per inch.

Hook: Size E/4 (3.5mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: About 40 removable stitch markers (m) or safety pins; yarn needle.

Gauge: 1 motif = 4" wide. Work first and second motifs of foundation layer to test gauge; measure second motif only.

Skill level: Intermediate.

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cmbleskachek wrote
on Dec 11, 2011 11:29 PM
I freaking LOVE this pattern - Have to mind your Ps and Qs with the markers, but worth figuring out. I started and discarded a few spiral pattern scarves before finding this pattern. The others just didn't have the texture and character I was looking for, but this one TOTALLY does. Enough bulk in the motifs for it to pile up just this side of wild and unplanned looking. I used a variegated yarn in purples, reds and oranges and made if for my fun, crazy zumba instructor friend. Perfect for her personality and it is SO SO cute!