How to crochet a scarf

Everything is better with a bow on top, right? Crochet your own glamourous stole

Materials

Katia Merino 100% dk – double knit yarn (100% merino, 50g/102m) 3 balls of Grey Marl (504)

Louisa Harding Luzia – fur yarn (80% viscose, 20% nylon, 50g/39m) 1 ball of Golden (010)

3.5 mm (UK 9, US E/4) crochet hook

8.0 mm (UK 0, US L/11) crochet hook

Tapestry needle

 

Tension:

Katia Merino: 21.5 sts and 9.5 rows measures 10x10cm (4x4in) using 3.5 mm hook.

Louisa Harding Luzia: 8.5 sts and 7.5 rows measures 10x10cm (4x4in) using 8.0 mm hook.

 

Size:

199 by 11.5cm (79½ by 4½in) including fringe

 

Abbreviations

English crochet terms are used throughout

ch = chain

st = stitch

sp = space

ch-sp = chain space

dc = double crochet

tr = treble

yrh = yarn round hook

RS = right side

WS = wrong side

Special abbreviations

FPtrs and BPtrs are raised sts and will appear at the front of work when viewing from the right side. The only difference between a FPtr (or BPtr) and a standard tr is the location you insert your hook to make the stitch, this location helps to raise the st. Have a practice, working FPtrs on the RS and BPtr on the WS.

FPtr (front post treble) – yrh, insert hook from the front of your work to the back, around the back of the indicated st and back through to the front, yrh and draw round the back of the post of the indicated st, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice.

BPtr (back post treble) – yrh, insert hook from the back of your work to the front, around the front of the indicated st and back through to the back, yrh and draw round the front of the post of the indicated st, (yrh and draw through 2 loops) twice.

5-tr cluster – (yrh, insert hook in st indicated, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, inserting the hook in the same st each time, yrh and draw through all 6 loops on hook.

R-FP cross – miss 2 sts, 1FPtr round next st, 1tr in each of 2 sts just missed, working behind FPtr.

L-FP cross – miss 1 st, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, 1FPtr round st just missed, working in front of trs.

R-BP cross – miss 2 sts, 1BPtr round next st, 1tr in each of 2 sts just missed, working in front of BPtr.

L-BP cross – miss 1 st, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, 1BPtr round st just missed, working behind trs.

 

Instructions:

The Muffler is made in 3 sections, the centre is made in fur yarn and the 2 end sections are made in the double knit yarn. Then the sections are sewn together. Finally, fringing is added to the ends.

 

End section – make 2

Using Katia Merino yarn and 3.5mm hook.

Foundation ch27.

Row 1 (RS) 1tr into 5th ch from hook, 1tr into next ch and each ch across. [24 sts]

Row 2 (WS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1BPtr round each of next 4 sts, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 3 (RS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, R-FP cross, 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, L-FP cross, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 4 (WS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, R-BP cross, 1tr in next st, miss 1 st, 1BPtr round next st, 1tr in missed st working in front of BPtr, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1BPtr round missed st working behind tr, 1tr in next st, L-BP cross, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 5 (RS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 5-tr cluster in next st, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1FPtr round next st, 1tr in missed st working behind FPtr, 1FPtr in each of next 2 sts, miss 1 st, 1tr in next st, 1FPtr round missed st working in front of tr, 1tr in each of next 2 sts, 5-tr cluster in next st, 1tr in each of next 3 sts, 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 6 (WS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 6 sts, 5-tr cluster in next st, 1tr in next st, 1BPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in next st, 5-tr cluster in next st, 1tr in each of next 6 sts, 1BPtr round each of next 2sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 7 (RS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1FPtr round each of next 4 sts, 1tr in each of next 7 sts, 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Rows 8-61 Repeat Rows 2-7 9 more times.

Rows 62-66 Repeat Rows 2-6 once more.

Row 67 (RS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1FPtr round each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each of next 8 sts, 5-tr cluster in next st, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 1FPtr round each of next 2sts, 1tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.

Row 68 (WS) ch3 (counts as tr), 1tr in next st and each st across.

Fasten off and sew in ends.

 

Centre section – make 1

Using Louisa Harding Luzia yarn and 8.0 mm hook.

Foundation ch12.

Row 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch1, miss next ch, dc in next ch) 4 times, turn [10 sts]

Row 2 ch2, (dc in next 1ch-sp, ch1, miss dc) 4 times, dc in last 1ch-sp, turn. [10 sts]

Row 3-39 repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Finishing

Line up the sections end to end with the fur section in the centre and both end sections with the foundation ch edge nearest the fur section. Sew together evenly, note that you may have to gather the fur section up a little if it is slightly wider than the end section.

To make the fringe, using the remaining Louisa Harding Luzia yarn, cut lengths approx 6 cm long. Knot these lengths evenly along each end of the scarf. Trim fringe to about 2cm long.