Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Free Crochet Pattern...Celebration Scarf!



My little blog received its one millionth visitor last week! I am so excited and honored to be part of such a wonderful community of stitchers. Here is a scarf that I crocheted with some festive yarn I have been saving for a special project. It is a simple double crochet scarf, with a fun twist...instead of fringe, it has fun celebratory curlicues at either end!

This is the perfect scarf for special person's birthday or other special occasion...the yarn reminds me of confetti and the curlicues are like party streamers!

Thank you lovely stitchers for so much great fun, may we have many more adventures to come!



Celebration Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

Sizing:

  • Width: 6 inches 
  • Length: As long as you want...the scarf pictured here is 56 inches long. 
Materials: 
  • J Crochet Hook (6.0 mm)
  • 2 Skeins of Lion Brand "Tweed Stripes" yarn in the Prism colorway (or similar weight yarn)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.



Instructions for Body of Scarf:

Ch 18
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch.
Row 2: ch 3 and turn. 1 dc in each space across row.
Repeat row 2 until desired length, and take into account the curlicues when you determine length needed. Each curlicue is 5 inches long, and with curlicues at either end, this will add an additional 10 inches to your scarf.



Instructions for Curlicues:


Click here for a photo tutorial on how to make a curlicue

(Make 8)
Ch 18
Dc in 4th ch from hook, and 2 more dc in the same ch.
3 dc in each ch across row.
Fasten off.

Finishing:

Attach curlicues either by sewing them on with a tapestry needle, or by simply using the tails of yarn from the curlicues to tie them right onto the scarf. Weave in any ends.



© Jennifer Dickerson 2013

Please note: Patterns are for personal and charity use only. In addition, if you enjoy the pattern, please link to it, but do not copy the pattern to your own website or blog (including other languages). Thank you!
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27 comments:

  1. Beautiful, gorgeous, fun!!!! I love it, thanks to much for the pattern and a big congrats on your one millionth visitor!!!!
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm saving this one for a special birthday present scarf.

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  2. Luvin' them thar curlicues!! LOL

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  3. Wow! This is to die for gorgeous! I love the curlies. I am a knitter but I would love to learn how to do these. I wish I could make them by knitting. I just ordered some Tweed yarn. I plan to make a cowl. Keep up the great work!

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! The cowl you are going to make sounds like it will be lovely as well. :)

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  4. I love this scarf & the curliques! Even though it is an easy double crochet, the yarn makes it look a lot more complicated & sophisticated. I'm gonna have to go buy this colorway of Tweed yarn. I love it! I also love all your crochet patterns. I just wish I had time to make them all! :) Also, I don't knit but see a lot of patterns I wish I could make. LOL!

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    1. Thank you so much! That yarn caught my eye in the store, I didn't know what I wanted to do with it at first, but I had to have it!

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  5. This is a beautiful scarf! The curlicues caught my eyes right away and I had to tackle them. I do have a question though, what about blocking? I am questioning the effect of water on this yarn? What do you suggest?
    Rosina

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    1. This yarn used for the project above is acrylic, so blocking probably won't make much (if any) difference. The scarf shown above was not blocked, it gave nice stitch definition and laid nice and flat, so I wasn't worried about it.

      This yarn is machine washable too, I looked it up on Lion's website, here are the care instructions from their product page:

      "Product Care Instructions: Items made from this yarn may be laundered through the use of hottest available water, detergent or soap, agitation, and a machine designed for this purpose. A machine dryer may be regularly used at the hottest available temperature setting."

      I hope that helps! Happy crocheting to you!

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  6. Hi. I am new to crochet but have loved doing this scarf, as an easy stitch to do, but very effective with the curliques. However I haven't been able to source this yarn anywhere. Is there somewhere in the UK that stocks it and does mail order? Thanks again for the pattern. Looking forward to doing many more projects in this new hobby. You could say I'm hooked! Micki

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    1. Hi Micki! Not sure where you would find the yarn in a store in the UK, but you could always order it online at lionbrand.com. I did a little research for you and they definitely ship to the UK and accept the British Pound. I find that the customer service is good and you can get things on sale (always a bonus :)

      Good luck, I hope that helps!

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  7. Hi Jennifer!
    I'm on to my 2nd scarf from your patterns (the Pavement Infiniti scarf!) It's going to be a lovely gift for my far-away sister when it's done and shipped off :)
    As for this pattern- I'm going to make this pretty one for my little girlie but i'd like to make a matching little toque/hat with earflaps or a tie of some kind so it stays on her head. How would i go about doing that? Is there a pattern or pointers you have to guide me on that little side project? Thanks so much! Love your work and thanks for offering the lovely patterns to us crocheters! :)

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment! So glad you like the patterns! As for the hat I don't have any crochet hat patterns yet, but if you knit, I have several kids hats, just click on the "free knitting patterns" tab. Hope that helps! :)

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  8. Thanks! I looked through the patterns for knitting and they are adorable! The funny thing is, i'm not the knitter- my sister is! Haha! So i guided her to your blog to try some of your knitting patterns! :)
    Maybe now i'll find a cute knit hat in the mail for my little girlie :)
    My girlie's scarf is looking adorable though! Love this pattern! :)
    Thanks again!

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    1. Thank you! A knitter and a crocheter in one family is a wonderful thing!! :)

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  9. Hi there
    love your blog, I'm new to crochet as I sew for a living I actually can't put crocheting down once I start and I don't get that with sewing.
    A bit tricky cos I'm from the UK, your is our treble some times I forget.
    I sew iphone and ipad covers, so if you could come up with a pattern for gadet covers I'm sure it would be just has fantastic as all the rest of your stuff!

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    1. Thank you! That sounds great, I will definitely keep that in mind. I do the exact opposite, I get UK treble mixed up with US double...sometimes I crochet for a while and wonder why it looks so different! :)

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  10. sorry I missed the word double out

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  11. Is there a knit version to this scarf??? I just can't get the hang of crocheting. :( I can get the same twist effect when I do my potato chip scarfs.
    Thanks, Teri

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  12. Good Morning Jennifer,
    I was wondering if there is a knit verson to this scarf? I just can't seem to grasp the crochet thing. :( I can get the twirls if they are like the potato chip scarf, just smaller.
    Thanks, Teri

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  13. :( I am sure you are busy I have looked in a few diffrernt places to try and get this verson in a knit pattern. But can't seem to find one. I did try to crochet this and just ended up frusterated and stoped.

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  14. Hi Jennifer - I'm wondering if you can let me know where you bought your yarn from? I can only find it to buy online in the United States, but nowhere in Australia. Cheers!

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  15. This is super! I have been thinking of different ideas for trim on scarves, shawls , etc. I am a big fan of Bohemian Crochet and the dangling charms and braids and flowers! Madly crazy about learning howvto add these fun additions to my wor! Also!!..garland with flowers and leaves. Geometric shapes on braids! Gotta figure these necessary additions out! Also, I had just been noticing some accidental curliques appearing in my work and wanted to do it on purpose! I've even seen pics of patterns for sale with curliques replacing pompoms at the crown. Amazing and fun! I'm never giving up my love of all things Victorian, lacy feminine and frilly, but I NEED to have some of those fun, charming, free spirited adornments on upcoming, and some excisting, crochet projects ( never made a hat or scarf. Thanks to you reaching out to my request on NICE patterns for a "first scarf" , that first scarf is now under way! Now, you just graciously shared how to adorn it with a lovely bit of squiggly interest!

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  16. Love your pavement and gelato scarves, and I can't wait to try this one! Your patterns are my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing them.

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  17. Does using the J hook give is that lose look? I absolutely love this.♡ thank you.

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