Good Morning! I hope your weekend has been wonderful so far!
I found a link to a book of 262 stitch patterns via Pinterest the other day. It's all online and free and amazing:
I found it completely inspiring! I have been looking for something fun and different to work on, and I can see so many applications for these stitch patterns. The only problem (not a problem!) with the book is that all of the patterns are charted. I can read crochet charts, but I'm not an expert at it by any means. But I know of someone who is!!!
Are you guys familliar with Dana at CraftyMinx? She's got the absolute BEST crochet tutorial set that she calls "Crochet School". It's flipping amazing and pretty much takes you from complete beginner to Crochet Rockstar in 23 awesome lessons!
Of course she had absolutely the best lesson on reading crochet charts:
(squeee! I love her so much!! Those of you who have bought my ebook know I mentioned her in it too! She just rocks!)
So, using my awesome new stitch charts (that you can read now too!) I made you a scarf! Isn't it Autumnal-ly fabulous?! I named it in honor of the stitch chart number that I used to make it!
Approx 5 1/2" x 56"
Worsted weight yarn (I used a whole skein of Loops and Threads Impeccable in Cherry)
Size G crochet hook
(the 3 ch at beginning of row count as 1st stitch)
R1: dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch space, skip 2 ch, 5 dc, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch space, skip 2 ch, 3 dc (21 st)
R2: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 5 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 3 dc (21 st)
R3: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next 2 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, skip 2 st, 5 dc, skip 2 st, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, skip 2 ch 3 dc (21 st)
R4: ch 3, skip first st, 2 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 5 dc, skip next st, 5 dc in chain space, skip next st, 3 dc (21 st)
Repeat R3-4 as many times as you need to get the length that you want. I used 42 repeats, which took me almost to the end of my skein.
When you're ready to finish the scarf, end on a R4 row.
Scalloped Edge: ch 1, skip first st, sc in next st,*skip 2 st, 5 dc in next st, skip 2 st, sc in next st* 3 times, sc in last st (21 st)
Attach yarn to the edge of starting edge and repeat Scalloped Edge on the other end of the scarf.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Okay, so I know I'm a little late to this party (and it has nothing to do with crochet) but I am in love with this video this week! I can't stop watching it! Warning: this song will get stuck in your head for DAYS...
Now, a quick word from today's free-pattern SPONSOR: