Jacob's Ladder Scarf

Feb 11, 2009
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Shannon Johnson


This is a fast and fun fashion scarf designed to give color to those drab outfits we are so often required to wear to work. This project can be completed in little more than a day, and provides practice with progressively taller stitches.

Jacob's Ladder Scarf

Materials List

1 (2) skein(s) of Noro Silk Garden (109 yds, 45% Silk, 45% Kid Mohair, 10% Lambswool), size J/10 (6mm) hook and a darning needle.

Jacob's Ladder Scarf

Finished Size

Width is 5 in (12.7 cm), length is 62 in (1.5 m) for 1 skein version, or 74 in (1.9 m) for 2 skein. Jacob's Ladder Scarf 5


1 fan = 2 in (5 cm) wide and 2.5 in (6.3 cm) high.

Jacob's Ladder Scarf


Create Fan Pattern: each fan is a collection of progressively larger and then progressively smaller stitches:

2 sc (0 wraps), 1 dc (1 wrap), 2 tr (2 wraps), 2 dtr (3 wraps), 1 tr tr (4 wraps), 1 qu tr (5 wraps), 1 tr tr (4 wraps), 2 dtr (3 wraps), 2 tr (2 wraps), 1 dc (1 wrap), 2 sc (0 wraps)

To alter the length of the scarf, the pattern is a multiple of 5 plus 1.

ch chain
dc double crochet
dtr double treble
qu tr quadruple treble
rep repeat
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
sp space
tr treble (triple) crochet

tr tr triple treble

Jacob's Ladder Scarf

The Pattern

Foundation: Chain 101 (121)

Row 1: 1 sc in 1st ch, *ch 5, skip 4 ch’s, 1 sc in next (5th) ch* rep from * to end. [20 (24) ch 5 spaces]

Row 2: Turn, ch 1, *create fan in ch 5 sp. (2 sc, 1 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr, 1 tr tr, 1 qu tr, 1 tr tr, 2 dtr, 2 tr, 1 dc, 2 sc) Elongate ch on hk and crossover to bottom of foundation ch. Create fan in ch 5 sp. Elongate ch on hk and crossover to top of foundation ch.* Rep from * to end.

Row 3: Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk (picot made). Ch 8, *sl st in center of fan (top of qu tr), ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, sl st in top of qu tr, ch 8, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, ch 6* rep from * to end. Make last picot at bottom tip of last fan.

Finishing: Weave in all ends. Block finished piece.

Jacob's Ladder Scarf

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on Feb 12, 2009 5:21 AM

mad for crochet!This looks beautiful, Ilillys, I can only see the little picture on the home page, though. I would love to see a bigger photo. I like what you wrote in your profile about finding beauty in unexpected places.

ShannonJ wrote
on Feb 12, 2009 11:36 AM

It took me a bit to figure it all out, but I now have some larger pics in with the pattern. I'm glad you like the scarf!

hachiko wrote
on Feb 18, 2009 11:55 AM

This is a good way to practice different stitches indeed & you get to wear a pretty scarf when you are finished!! :) I love the yarn you used. How beautiful!!! Are you still living in IN.? There is a Hagerstown in MD.(where I live) too!!


ShannonJ wrote
on Feb 19, 2009 3:51 PM

I do live in IN still. I love it here!! I'm originally from Southern California, but I wanted to live somewhere GREEN. I enjoy experiencing all four seasons. Is Hagerstown, MD close to you? If you're on Ravelry, I have other patterns and projects posted there. I'm still in the process of adding patterns to this site. (I have 4 additional patterns waiting to be written up ;)

Take care and stay warm!

PS. I used Noro Silk Garden for this scarf. It is my absolute favorite yarn!

energeticjen wrote
on Nov 10, 2009 7:46 AM

I absolutely love this yarn, but I've never heard of it before. Where can I buy some, and about how much does it cost? Thanks!

Rainbows are for Everyone.

energeticjen wrote
on Nov 10, 2009 11:04 AM

Rainbows are for Everyone.

ShannonJ wrote
on Nov 12, 2009 3:28 PM

It's available in most LYS's. It's part of the Noro line - called Silk Garden. It's part wool and part silk. It comes about 100 yds/skein and costs about $10-$11 a skein. And it is absolutely lovely!

If you need help find yarns shops near you, try checking out Planet Purl at http://www.planetpurl.com/planetpurl/search.htm

on Feb 19, 2010 7:48 PM

this is fantastic!  I so admire your imagination!