Monday, November 03, 2008

Rosey Posey Scarf Pattern and Give Away!

I'm over here patting my self on the back. Finally this year I have FINISHED some hand made gifts for the holidays. Every year I start with great intentions and can usually only manage to finish a hat for my sister and even then I'm working on it on Christmas Eve. But this year, I have a big pile of warm yarny goodness to bestow on my family and friends.

As I mentioned last post, I was inspired by this scarf made by Diane. So I decided to try to make my own in a similar pattern. When I told Diane that I totally copied her she was so nice and happy that I could manage to write a pattern! Ah shucks, thanks! It's a very simple pattern and I hope some of you will give this scarf a try. It really is super cute.

Rosey Posey Scarf



This is another stash buster project and can be adapted for use with many types of yarn though I recommend something soft with a slight sheen. You can also adapt the length and the width to suit you or the recipient. For the red Posey Scarf I used 2 skeins of TLC Cotton Plus, for the pink I used 1 skein of Caron Simply Soft and for the blue (pictured at the bottom) I am using Bernat Cashmere Blends and I think it will take 3 skeins to complete.

Supplies

2 to 3 skeins of worsted weight yarn
Size H hook (or size that suits your yarn, make a double crochet swatch to see what you like!)


Abbreviations

ch - chain
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet


Chain to desired length - start making chains and determine the length of your scarf by wrapping the chain length around your neck. You can make it as long or as short as you like.

dc in 4th chain from hook and every chain until the end, turn

ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc to end, turn

Here is where you can customize the width. The red scarf only has 2 rows of double crochet on each side of the chain. With the scalloped edging it measures about 5 inches wide. I designed this one for a young girl and didn't want it to be too wide. The pink scarf has 3 rows of double crochet on each side of the chain and measures about 7 inches wide with the scalloped edging. You can make as many rows of double crochet as you like, just be sure to put the same amount on rows on the other side of the chain to match.

Once you have determined your width:

ch 3, 4 dc in first dc, skip one dc, sc in next dc, skip one dc *5 dc in next dc, skip one dc, sc in next dc, skip 1 dc* repeat from * to * until last dc, 5 dc in last dc, fasten off and weave in end.

Attach yarn to first chain on OPPOSITE side of where you started your first row of double crochet (you'll now be working down the other side and making a mirror image of your completed side. Questions? Leave a comment!)

ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in each dc to end, turn

Add as many double crochet rows as you did on the opposite side

ch 3, 4 dc in first dc, skip one dc, sc in next dc, skip one dc *5 dc in next dc, skip one dc, sc in next dc, skip 1 dc* repeat from * to * until last dc, 5 dc in last dc, fasten off and weave in end.



See how easy? Now to give it as a gift, roll it up and tie a ribbon around it with a gift tag. This pattern would work well with Bernat Satin which is only $3 a skein at most craft stores. What a nice gift for $6!

Here is my blue scarf in progress:



It will have 3 rows of double crochet on each side but for the middle row I did crossed double crochet to give it a more lacey look. Wanna try? A tutorial can be found here.



And now for the give away . . . see that nifty Knitpickers Yarn holder I'm using to tote around my in-progress posey scarf? Want one? Leave a comment and next Monday I'll pick a winner! It's a good size and has a hook in case you want to clip it to your knitting utility belt. ;) Oh and Diane, I have one for you, too, for letting me be a copy cat. Email me your address!

Oh and if any one makes a scarf, let me know!

xoxo
rr

21 comments:

Posh And Trendy said...

How adorable those are and I love the way you tied a ribbon around them for gifts.
Oh, you don't have to add me to the bag list.. I can't do much crocheting anymore due to hand problems so let someone else enjoy it.

flanthrower said...

Cute! Makes me wish I wasn't so crochet challenged.

wayfarer said...

I really like the patt and just may make one. That yarn bucket is cool! Would keep little hands away. :-)

Wendy said...

Sign me up! Although I don't know how to crochet, I do knit scarfs and hats! Would be great for keeping little fingers out of the yarn...

Diane said...

Wowweeee! I was reading the giveaway part thinking, "Ooh, I would love one of those!" when I kept reading and BINGO! Thank you for thinking of me, really. It's far and away, very generous of you. Your scarves are beautiful!! What's the word for a photographic crochet pattern translating, dream-in-crochet-abbreviations brain?? Cuz you have one :) You're a prodigy!

btw, your bracelets ship tomorrow a.m. :)

Sheri said...

I absolutely love that rosey pink scarf! I think even as a beginner, I'm going to give this pattern a try. In the pink, of course.:)

quitecontrary1977 said...

I haven't even tried to crochet in awhile! This makes me want to get back into it! Wonderful scarf!

requilt said...

I have never seen such a yarn tote and I can't wait to try your pretty scarf pattern - caron simply soft is my favorite yarn.
Winter has almost arrived in the high country so we will see snow and cold very soon.
Rita E in AZ

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Rebecca -- you've been crocheting up a storm while I've been gone. I love your new scarf pattern -- it looks great in the pretty colors you've used!

Jenn said...

love, love, love the scarf! I know just who I'm going to make one for. Will have to go out this week and get the supplies! Thank you so much for the pattern!

casch said...

Diane sent me over here to check out your scarf. You did a great job and you make it sound easy! I love the scarf and I love the one Diane did too! You two sound like two peas in a pod. All in all, a great job by both of you.

Heather said...

Sign me up! Guess what? My mother arrives on the 19th for two weeks, and I've asked her to teach me how to knit. I cannot wait! I swear, this time I am really going to figure it out. I'm going to direct her to your blog because I think she'd like your stashbuster projects.

ikkinlala said...

I like your scarf!

Shopaholic D said...

Wow! You go girl! Writing your own pattern and getting so many handmade Christmas presents done early - you rock!

:) D
The Chic Life

Danielle said...

I'm determined to try my hand at crocheting this winter...would be fun to have a little bag to get me started:-)

Love the scarves!

Joy said...

Cool!

Jody Blue said...

I love the scarves, I'm going to give one a try, thanks for sharing!

shirley said...

Love it!

I am just finishing - I am doing the scalloping all the way around the ends too. I made it in Bernat Satin in Maitai pink, and it looks great. Too bad it is for a gift and not for me!
Thanks for the pattern, and the inspiration.

Andrewsfamily said...

sign me up!

I made one of your scarves for a friend (but I've got no picture) She loved it. Thanks for the great project. I'll be making another one for me soon!

Thanks!

Jennifer Burrhus said...

What would the yardage be? I'd like to make this from handspun yarn from my service dog.

Thanks!

Jennifer LaRocque said...

This is so gorgeous! Can't wait to try it tonight!

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