This scarf is super light and airy, but still warm. You can wear it long or double it up, and because it's so loosely crocheted it's still not too bulky when doubled. I've made two for myself already, as well as various Christmas presents for friends and family. It comes together fairly quickly for a scarf, about 3-4 hours depending on how quickly you get going on it.
This is basically a modified V stitch, for those of you who already know what that means. For those of you just starting to crochet, I've included a detailed tutorial with pics below on how to make this stitch happen. It looks complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it goes really quickly! Much quicker then doing an entire scarf in a simple dc!
You will need:
1 skein of Caron simply soft yarn in the color of your choice
DC: Double Crochet
Sl St: Slip Stitch
Row 1: Ch. 138(?) ( I know! Ugh!) Sl st to join, while somehow not twisting your chain into a mobius strip. This is hard, if someone knows an easy way to do this, please I beg you let us know in the comments below!
Row 2: ch 3, then in your sl st, dc 1. This will form a kind of triangle.
Once you have ch 3, you will dc in the sl st of the ch 3 to create a little triangle like this:
In third st from your triangle, dc 1, ch 1, dc 1, (all in the same st, to form another triangle)
Make sure you do not ch in between the last dc of the previous triangle, and the first dc of the next. The pattern should go dc, ch 1, dc--skip 3 st--dc, ch 1, dc.
Continue this pattern until you reach the end, you should be 3 st from your first triangle. Sl st in the third ch 3 st, it will look like the very left hand edge of your first triangle:
Row 3: Ch 3, then dc into your sl st that joined your first row together:
Then, instead of skipping 3 st, you simply look for the st between your triangles, and start your next triangle in that st, with the same dc, ch 1, dc pattern.
Your next row of triangles should look like this:
Rows 4-16: *ch 3, dc in sl st of last row. Dc in st between triangles, ch 1, dc in same st. when finished with the row, sl st to join* repeat until scarf is completed!
When you have enough rows is will start to look like this:
Short Variation on the Lacey Circle Scarf:
Row 1: ch. 99, sl st to join.
Row 2: Follow instructions above, but crochet 18-30 rows for a thicker circle, width wise. I would try it on as you go, to see how much thickness and drape you like. The blue scarf above is 28 rows because I wanted it to be really thick and drape nicely.
Now go make your own! Below is part of my stack of Christmas presents (except the grey one--that baby's MINE!). I am addicted to this pattern and I hope you love it too! And as always if you make this scarf we would love to see pics. So send us a link to your creations and we may just feature what you've done on our blog!