Thursday, June 18, 2015

Scarf in Triangle Flower Motif



Here is the finished scarf that I started the other day. This scarf is made up of triangle motifs joined together along one side to make a long strip. This will be for my husband’s granddaughter who lives in the Netherlands. Later I sewed on a crocheted amigurumi to the scarf.



I have written the pattern for the motif below, but I have left out the instructions for joining. There are clues for joining and it is up for the crocheter to figure out how this may be done.

When the crocheter learns how to do this, it becomes easier to employ the join-as-you-go technique with a variety of motifs.

Perhaps there are other ways of joining motifs without breaking the yarn.

Of course, one can sew the motifs together too. But join-as-you-go is more convenient. Happy crocheting!



Scarf in Triangle Flower Motif
US crochet terminology

Hook: 3.5 mm
Yarn: Lotus Yarns Sunset, a blend of Merino (70%) and Soy (30%)
Yarn Weight: DK / 8 ply

Each motif is approximately 4.5 inches along one side.

Make one motif. Succeeding motifs are joined to the first along one side at the last round.

The scarf shown is made up of 13 motifs, making an approximately 36 inches long scarf.




Triangle Flower Motif

Ch 6, sl st in first ch to make ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ring, *ch 3, sc in ring, rep fr * 4 times, ch 3, sl st in first sc to join. (Six 3-ch loops made).

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in 3-ch loop, *ch 4, 4 tr in same 3-ch loop, sc in next 3-ch loop, rep fr * 4 times, ch 4, 4 tr in same 3-ch loop, sl st in first sc to join. (Six petals made)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (now working behind the petals) sc in sp between ch-4 and first tr, *ch 3, sc in sp bet next ch-4 and tr, ch 8, sc in sp bet next ch-4 and tr, rep fr *, 2 times ending with sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 4: Sl st in 3-ch sp, ch 1, sc in same 3-ch sp, *in next 8-ch sp make (9 dc, ch 3, 9 dc), sc in next 3-ch sp, rep fr * 2 times ending with sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, in same sc make (sc, ch 3, sc), *ch 5, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, in next 3-ch loop make (sc, ch 3, sc), ch 5, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, in next sc make (sc, ch 3, sc), rep fr *, ch 5, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, in next 3-ch loop make (sc, ch 3, sc), ch 5, sk 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 3, sk 3-ch loop, sc in next sc, *ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, in next 3-ch loop make (sc, ch 8, sc), ch 5, sk 5-ch sp, sc in next sc, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk 3-ch loop, sc in next sc, rep fr *, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, in next 3-ch loop make (sc, ch 8, sc), ch 5, sk 5-ch sp, sc in next sc, ch 5, sl st in first sc to join. Fasten off.



Joining the next motif:

To make the strip, the triangle motifs are joined along one side while working the last row. Join the motifs via the two ch-8 loops, the single ch-3 loop, and the 5-ch loops along the sides.

Joins are made with slip stitch (i.e, ch 2, sl st in corresponding loop in previous motif, ch 2, sc in working motif, etc).