“Customize Me” Patchwork Scarf

Sep 26, 2007
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Author

Jennifer Christensen

Introduction

I created this scarf with my beginner students in mind. It's a very simple pattern consisting of joining "patches" of single and double crochet into strips and embellish any way that you want!

One of my students suggested that, instead of making separate Patches, just make the strips alternating the single and double crochet stitch rows, and if your using different colours, just join the yarn at the end of the patch and make the strips as long as desired.

I thought that this would also make a great "stash busting" project because I thought that this would look quite whimsical in multiple colours and textures. I feel that you don't need to follow my exact gauge either, as long as every patch is the same or similar size, you're good to go!

Materials List

Worsted weight yarn – approx. 8 oz –
(anywhere from 1 to 32 colors, if you wish.
This is a great “stash-buster” project if you do each patch in a different color)
Size H/5.00mm hook, or as needed for gauge
Tapestry needle

Optional: Pins to hold strips together for seaming, additional yarn, any weight or embroidery floss for embellishments in contrasting colors, any other embellishments as desired

Finished Size

Approx. 72” (The length can be varied by making more or less of the patches, keeping the patch count an even number)

Gauge

Single crochet (patch A) – 4 sc = 1” & 3 rows = 1”
Double crochet (patch B) – 4 dc = 1” & 2 rows = 1”
Patch A – 3” x 3 ¼ “

Patch B – 6” x 3 ¼ “

Notes

Leave 1 tail long, at least 6 inches, on every patch, for sewing patches together later.

The Pattern

Patch A (Single crochet patch) make 16 for 72” scarf:
Chain (Ch) 13
Row 1: Single crochet (Sc) in 2nd chain (ch) from hook and in each chain (ch) across (12 single crochet)
Row 2 - 12: Chain (Ch) 1 (chain DOES NOT count as a stitch), turn work, single crochet (sc) in each single crochet (sc) across (12 single crochet)

Finish off.

Patch B (Double Crochet patch) make 16 for 72” scarf:
Chain (Ch) 14
Row 1: Double crochet (Dc) in 4th chain (ch) from hook and in each chain (ch) across (12 double crochet)
Row 2 – 12: Chain (Ch) 3 (Chain COUNTS as the 1st stitch in every row), turn work, skip first double crochet (dc) in previous row, double crochet (dc) in next double crochet (dc) and in each double crochet (dc) across (12 double crochet)
Note: when you reach the last stitch in the previous row, the chain 3 (turning chain), make your last double crochet in the 3rd (top) chain.

Finish off

Assembly Make 2 strips:
Alternating 8 of Patch A and 8 of Patch B (for 72” scarf), using the long tail on one of the patches, whip stitch end to end together forming a strip.

When strips are completed, join yarn in any corner of a strip, 3 sc in corner.

Sc evenly around strip with 3 sc n each corner, joining with a slp st in 1st sc and finish off. Repeat with 2nd strip. Weave in ends.

Tip: excluding the 3 sc in each corner, there should be 12 sc along the long side of the sc patches (A) and 24 sc along the long side of the dc patches. There should be 2 sc per post of the dc’s (B)

Take the strips, one with patch A on top and the other with patch B on top, (there isn’t any right or wrong side) and place side by side.

6 rows of Patch B will equal 12 rows of Patch A, so you will need to pin the strips together at the point of the 6th row of B and the 12th row of A and when there are 2 patch B’s touching, count 6 rows on each and pin together.

Repeat pinning in this manner until the end. This will insure that the patches are aligned properly for seaming.

Once both strips are aligned and pinned together, whip stitch or slip stitch strips together. Weave all remaining ends into the scarf.

Optional Embellishment:
If desired, using additional yarn or embroidery floss, make zigzag or cross stitches along all of the seams. Embroider flowers, pictures or letters or top chain stitch (or surface
stitching) patterns on any or all of the Patch A’s. Add any kind of other embellishments as desired.

Add fringe or tassels to ends of scarf if desire.

Crochet at Midknight

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