Good morning! Welcome to part 1 of the Primrose & Proper Super Scarf crochet-a-long!
We’ll be working on the pattern repeats today, and I’ve included some pictures to help make this part more understandable.
(Scroll down for the instructions)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
Stitching in the “3rd loop” of hdc. After turning, work all stitches for that row in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row (it will be in the front). Instructions: Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop.
8 ft long (based on a starting chain of 301) by 6″ wide.
-Several people have asked how to shorten this pattern. Try 192 stitches (193 chains) for a 5′ scarf, and 228 stitches (229 chains) for a 6′ scarf. You could even make a longer scarf, just make sure your starting chain number is divisible by 3 + 1 (the first two chains of the row count as a stitch).
-Ch 2, and ch 3 do count as first stitch of row unless otherwise indicated.
-With the previous note in mind, I’ve put turning instructions at the beginning of the row to hopefully make things easier for beginners working this pattern. This keeps rows all together.
Primrose & Proper Super Scarf
Ch 301 (193, 229)
Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as first hdc, or ch 2), hdc in each stitch across. (300 [192, 228])
Row 2: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, and hdc in 3rd loop of next hdc from previous row, and in each remaining 3rd loop. Your final hdc of the row will go in the top of beginning ch from previous row. (300 [192, 228])
Row 3: ch 2 (counts as an hdc), turn, [sc, ch 2, sc] in 2nd stitch, *skip 2 stitches, [sc, ch 2, sc] in next* At the end you will have one stitch left, put an hdc in that stitch (top of ch 2 from previous row). (100 bumps [64, 76])
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch 2 space from previous row, *3 dc in next ch 2 space* in the final ch 2 space put 2 dc, and then 1 dc in the top of the ch 2 from previous row. (300 [192, 228])
Row 5: ch 2, turn (counts as first hdc), hdc in each stitch across. (300 [192, 228])
Row 6: ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, and hdc in 3rd loop of next hdc from previous row, and in each remaining 3rd loop. Your final hdc of the row will go in the top of the ch 2 from previous row. (300 [192, 228])
Your scarf should measure about 3 1/4″ wide, and 102″ long at this point. You can repeat rows 3-6 one or two more times, or until your scarf is as wide as you’d like.
Here are some images to help explain things
Starting chain, and row 1:
Clockwise from top left: Chain the number of stitches you need, hdc in the 3rd chain from your hook,
and then hdc across the rest of the chain.
Rows 2 and 3:
Clockwise from top left: hdc in 3rd loop of hdc . Once you come to the end of the row ch 2, turn, and [sc, ch 2, sc] in the next stitch. Skip 2 stitches, and repeat the [sc, ch 2, sc] sequence in the next stitch. This row will have a series of little bumps across it.
Clockwise from top left: Once you come to the end of row 3, ch 3 and turn, then work 2 dc into the first ch 2 space from the previous row.
In the next ch 2 space, work 3 dc, and continue working 3 dc into each ch 2 space until you come to the end of the row, then only put 2 dc in that space, and the final dc will go in the top of the ch 2 from the previous row.
Rows 5 and 6 are almost exactly like rows 1 and 2, but without the requirement of working your first hdc into the 3rd chain from hook.
I can give you more pictures of rows 5 and 6 if that description is too confusing. 🙂
Part 2: covers the edging, and has some fun tips for other projects using this stitch pattern!
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