There’s Holes in My Scarf!

March 24, 2006

I came up with this scarf in August 2005 and it’s a pretty fast project if you understand how to do the chain stitch,  single and double Crochet.  They are simple and fast.  I have made this pattern simple to follow so that anyone just starting out (but who can do the three main stitches) can follow it.

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Orange scarf done in Joanne’s Angelhair yarn

You can do this scarf in all types of yarn,  but you will have to make a sample to see how wide you want your scarf and how many holes you want to use.  The holes are just simple Filet crochet.  I also stitched in the back loop.  Doing this makes lines on the fabric as seen on the solid part of the scarves.  But back to those holes…

How many chain stitches should I make?

To know how many chain stitches to make for Filet Crochet,  you just have to keep adding three.  You start with four stitches and every three stitches equals another hole.

To explain this, I will simply give you the numbers.

4 Stitches=1 Hole, 7=2, 10=3, 13=4, 16=5, 19=6, 22=7, 25=8, 28=9, 31=10 and so on.

It looks sort of like this…double Crochet=”/” and 0=Chain Stitch.

/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/00/

On to the pattern…

  1. Lets say we wanted to do a scarf with six holes.  Chain 19 plus one turning chain…and turn.
  2. Now single Crochet and be sure that you have 19 stitches.  Do this for four or five rows (or longer if you wish) remembering to chain one before you turn.
  3. Here comes the holes!  Instead of chaining one on your last row of single Crochet,  chain 5.  This will give you three chains for turning (double Crochet stitches are longer then single) and two for the top of your first hole.  Now make your first double Crochet in the third stitch,  this means you will skip two stitches.  Now do two chain stitches,  and a double crochet into the third stitch,  skipping two stitches again.  See how you are making a square?  That’s pretty much it.  At the end of this row,  chain one for turning.
  4. Now back to single crochet!  Make sure you stitch 19 singles in this row.  I don’t know how many times I’ve had to pull out my stitches because of not doing enough or doing too many.  It can be hard to find the stitches when working with some yarn.  Don’t forget that last stitch (Part of the five chains to turn to do double Crochet) Three of those stitches need a single Crochet stitch in them so if you keep missing the count,  look there.
  5. Repeat until you like how long it is.  Don’t know how long you want it?  Wrap it around your neck!

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Green Scarf done in Joann’s Angelhair yarn with white shimmer Crochet thread

To crochet with two strands of yarn or yarn and thread,  just hold them together.

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