Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Countdown to Knitmas: Day 21!

Today I have an extra special treat for you! Our awesome crochet teacher Elisa has sent us a great free pattern!

Leia's Lacy Scarf is so pretty, I just love it! Elisa always makes the most beautiful things, and I'm so excited that I can share this free pattern with you!

By Elisa Purnell
Copyright November 2007

The quickly mastered stitch pattern in this open, lacy scarf shows off your favorite variegated or hand-dyed yarn to great advantage.

-Schaefer Yarn Company Laurel or approx. 400 yards
aran weight yarn
-Size “I” crochet hook

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc):
-chain 2, insert hook in first chain of chain 2 (closest
to slip knot), *draw up loop (you’ll have 2 loops on hook);
-YO, draw through first loop (**chain 1 made - still 2
loops on hook);
-YO, draw through remaining 2 loops. Fsc made.
-Insert hook in chain 1 of previous stitch, repeat from *.
“V” Stitch: (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) in same
Picot: Single crochet, chain 3, slip stitch in vertical bar and side
bar of single crochet just made.

Body of Scarf:
Foundation single crochet (Fsc) 19. Turn (do not chain). Slip stitch in top of first Fsc, chain 3.

Row 1: (2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) in 3rd Fsc, *skip 2 Fsc, (2 double
crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) in next Fsc, repeat from *, skip 2 Fsc, double crochet in
last Fsc. (You should have 5 “V” stitch shells.)

Row 2: Chain 3, *(2 double crochet, chain 1, 2 double crochet) in next chain 1 space, repeat
from * across; double crochet in top of turning chain 3.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf is 80” long.
Chain 1, turn, work 19 single crochets evenly across.
Do not fasten off.

Picot Edge:
Working down long edge of scarf: Chain 1, single crochet in same stitch, single crochet in next, Picot in next stitch; *(single crochet in each of next 3 stitches, Picot in next stitch) to corner; (single crochet, chain 1, single crochet) in corner. Repeat from * around. Fasten off.

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