This scarf is so much fun to make! And the colors will keep you going and going....
1 skein Socks That Rock, medium weight sock yarn, approx. 380 yards - available at: http://www.bluemoonfiberarts.com
(my color is Fire On The Mountain - and I still had about a quarter of the skein left)
Size "H" Crochet hook
My scarf measured 6" wide x 48" long after blocking.
Not essential to this project! Yay!
This pattern is very easy, but the one thing I had trouble with was keeping my lace loops a consistent size. Pull up the loop to about 1" in height (or desired height) and hold it with your finger while making the next stitch. It will hold the loop in place and keep your loop sizes more even.
Lace Pattern (multiple of 5 sts + 1)
Row 1 (right side) Dc in 4th chain from hook, *sc in next ch, draw up loop on hook to 1", sk next 3 chs, work (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch, rep from * to last 2 chs, sk next ch, sc in last ch, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row throughout), turn.
Row 2: Dc in next dc, *sc in next ch 1 sp, draw up loop on hook to 1", (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, rep from * to last 2 sts, sk next dc, sc in top of turning chain, ch 3, turn.
Rep Row 2 for pattern.
Ch 26 (more or less depending on desired width. The loops will stretch after blocking to make the scarf a bit wider when finished.)
Work Lace Pattern until scarf is desired length. Fasten off.
Wet block to allow the lace loops to lay flat and stretch out. Blocking was a bit of a challenge - I only had seamstress pins to pin the scarf down with. If you have lace blocking wires those would work awesome for this and would allow for a more consistent width.
Try chaining 95 (+1) and work the scarf length-wise. The lace loops will hang vertically for a different look.
This scarf would look just as lovely in a solid yarn!
Also try working this scarf in a lightweight cotton yarn for a light, spring scarf!