Thirds

Mar 12, 2006
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by Annette Petavy

Introduction

Thirds scarf/belt

This is a light scarf for spring that can also be used as a belt, tied at the hip. It is made up of triangular, rather unusal motifs. The beaded fringe adds a little glamour – and it looks great with jeans!

Materials List

  • Yarn: Phildar Licorne (100% cotton, 120 m/131 yards per 50 g/1.75 oz ball), 2 balls colour Jacinthe
  • Hook: 3.5 mm / US E-4
  • Tapestry needle
  • Beads for fringe. When purchasing beads, bring a needle threaded with the yarn to check that the hole in the bead is large enough.

Finished Size

Approximately 12 x 157 cm / 4 ¾ x 62 inches, excluding fringe. The scarf pictured is composed of 16 motifs.

Gauge

The side of a triangle measures 10 cm / 4 inches. Please note that gauge is not critical for this project.

Notes

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Dc – double crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)

The Pattern

Triangle motif

Start with a magic adjustable ring.

Round 1
: Ch 1.  Make 12 sc into the ring. Tighten to close the ring. Sl st in 1st st of round.

Round 2: (In this round, you will start to shape the triangle by working chain arches of two different sizes). Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc + 7 ch sts). Skip first 2 sc, 1 dc in next sc. *Ch 3. Skip 1 sc, work 1 dc in next stitch. Ch 7. Skip 1 sc, work 1 dc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 3, close round with a sl st in the 3rd ch in beginning of round.

Round 3: (In this round, you will work into the chain arches formed in round 2). Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Into next chain arch, work (3 dc, ch 7, 4 dc). One triangle point made. *Into next chain arch, work 3 dc. Into following chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 7, 4 dc).* Repeat from * to * once. The three points of the triangle are now made. Into last chain arch, work 3 dc. Sl st in 3rd ch in the beginning of the round.

Round 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + 3 ch). Into next chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc).
*Ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * twice. Chain 3. Into next chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc).** Repeat from * to **. Repeat from * to * twice.
Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd chain in the beginning of the round.

Work 16 motifs – or as many as you wish!

Joining the motifs

Look closely at the side of one motif. At each end there is a group of dcs. In between these groups are 3 isolated dc stitches. The groups and the isolated dcs will be connected by chains going from one motif to another. The points where these chains start and stop are marked with arrows in this picture:

joining motifs 

And what we’re aiming for is this:

joined motifs 

Please note the placement of the motifs: triangles with a point upwards alternate with triangles with a point downward.

Attach the yarn to motif A with a slip stitch in the first dc in the dc group near the corner.

step 1 

Chain 8.

”Travel” over the stitches in the dc group in motif B by making a slip stitch in every stitch. The last slip stitch is made in the 4th dc of the dc group.

step 2 

Chain 8.

step 3

step 4

Join with a slip stitch in the corresponding dc in motif B.

2 motifs joined

Make 9 fringes at each end.

Join the yarn to the scarf with a slip stitch. Chain 12. Fasten off, leaving a long tail – around 15 cms / 6 inches. Thread the yarn tail on a needle. Thread 3 beads on the tail. Make 2 tight knots just under the beads. Cut the yarn 1.5 cms / ½ inch after the knots.

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Comments

allena wrote
on Mar 15, 2006 11:59 AM

i love this it looks so neat!

shaoaifen wrote
on Apr 4, 2006 10:55 PM

It looks very lovely and I like it very much .

shaoaifen wrote
on Apr 4, 2006 10:59 PM

Hellow, I am a Chinese and I like crochet very much.

Paulette Tremblay wrote
on Apr 14, 2006 12:52 AM

I'd like to comment. Very good design. Stitches are visible to the eye and neatly done. I've crocheted for over 40 years and I liked this project. Keep up th good work. This design should be a hit with the youth of today as crocheting makes it back into the fashion accessories worn with outfits.

Anonymous wrote
on Jun 9, 2006 6:11 AM

Used size 10 crochet cotton and made a purse strap!

Beluga wrote
on Jun 20, 2006 9:03 AM

I made this and it looks wonderful... I carry it around with me even this summer; it's perfect for that crazy air conditionning system at the office and it gets noticed everytime. I used the same color and it looks great with a black or darker purple tee. Thanks for this pattern!

Kathy wrote
on Jun 21, 2006 2:03 PM

I would like to make this scarf/belt, but can't figure out what a magic adjustable loop is. I went to a local yarn store, but they couldn't show me either. Can someone help? Thanks!

on Jun 21, 2006 2:14 PM

Sorry about the confusion, Kathy. I've added a link to our instructions for how to make an adjustable ring, and corrected the pattern to call it a "ring" instead of a "loop." Enjoy!

-Kim, Ed.

Carmen wrote
on Dec 3, 2006 4:25 PM
Gorgeous yet easy, I truly enjoy crocheting with this type of motiff
it's so variable, thinking of figuring out how many it would take to make a vest with Cebelia # 10 in black, perhaps a cami; thinking, thinking.
Great work, please bring us some more.
Thanks,

Carmen, SW USA

KANDI wrote
on Dec 14, 2006 12:12 AM

VERY COOL PATTERN!

lil_me_913 wrote
on Mar 25, 2008 6:05 PM

This is quite possible the most beautiful scarf/belt I have ever seen.

Shaun1 wrote
on Feb 17, 2009 11:26 AM

I love it, it looks awesome.

tu_madre1 wrote
on Aug 24, 2009 1:47 PM

Great pattern, will be making a belt for granddaughter and thanks for the link to making the magic ring, will be giving my friend the info to this link. So easy, that I made first motif from picture on screen.

spooky.kitty wrote
on Oct 5, 2009 8:25 PM