It’s time to go through my huge backlog and patterns and share one with you. I have a lot you see, more than I’d care to comment on – and I really should type them up so you can all make some great items too.
It’s as I type this, I realise I never got around to posting this scarf pattern – it’s over 2 years old now, maybe 3 (As One Direction would say…….The Story of my life – and even more fitting they broke up at least a year ago!)
I love the colour combinations of mustard and grey and this yarn from Cygnet I can honestly say is the best “Mustard” on the market…. even if is is called Barley!
Now a story about Barley. Laurelin from Snufflebean Yarn (a great independent internet yarn shop) held a one woman campaign to make Cygnet keep this great colour….. it went…. #bringbackbarley and then came back #barleyisback which is a huge relief as how popular has mustard been over the last couple if years!
I did a little bit of experimenting before deciding on the actual design.
I went to my go to – corner to corner, 2 strands, but it didn’t quite click for me, even though the appeal of a 5.5mm hook was calling me – can you imagine how quick this would have been?
But it was too fussy. Far too fussy.
So I tried again, and again it didn’t look like I wanted, yet again. I needed the mustard to ping, and look amazing on its own!
So I had a look at some different stitches, and absolutely fell in love with blanket stitch!
As soon as I started this I knew exactly what I was going to make!
Just look at the amazing texture!
Yes, it was going to take a while with a 4mm hook, but it was going to be amazing!
Just look at the definition, and the contrast in colours!
This is a beautiful scarf, and so good for proper cold weather.
It came as my crochet in the car project, and was surprisingly quick to make for a super snuggly scarf.
I don’t think you can really beat a folded crochet scarf picture!
In a very rare occurrence, I managed to convince Mr Oth to take some pictures of me- rare because I really don’t actually like any photo of me so try to avoid being them at all costs, but I really wanted to show you this gorgeous scarf with it being actually worn!
So here you are, me, on a beautiful autumn day, (it was pretty warm in this scarf!)
On a glorious dog walk with my lurchers.
Don’t forget to Pin this pattern so you can save it for later.
Abbreviations – USA terms
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Ss – slip stitch
USA Terms Used
With Barley, Chain 37
Row one – skip 3 chains, DC in the 4th chain. *Skip the next 2 chains, SC in the next one, 2 DC in the same chain as the SC*. Repeat from *-* to the end – but finishing with the first SC (DO not do the Next 2 DC)
Row 2 – and every row from this point onwards
Chain 3, 1 DC in the top of the SC. In the next SC of the previous row SC, 2 DC, and complete the whole row in the same pattern. End on 1 SC in the top of the chain 3 (or the gap between the DC and the CH3).
If you want to change colour – do so on rows:
35, 58, 71, 94, 117, 140, 163, 186, end on row 221.