Saturday, January 17, 2009

Designed for Dad

Materials used:
Two skeins of I Love This Yarn! from Hobby Lobby
H hook

Gauge is not important in this pattern.

Note: Chain 3 at beginning of a row counts as first dc, as does the 3 skipped chains at the beginning of row 1. Chain 1 at beginning of a row does not count as a sc.

Chain 25
Row 1: Dc in fourth chain from hook and in each remaining chain across. 22 dc
Row 2: Chain 3, turn. *Fpdc around next st, bpdc around next stitch, repeat from * across to last dc. Dc in last dc. 22 dc
Row 3-8: Repeat row 2.
Row 9: Chain 1, turn. Sc in first stitch, *skip next st, sc in next stitch, sc in skipped stitch* repeat from * across to last st. Sc in last st. 22 sc
Row 10-12: Repeat row 9.
Row 13: Chain 3, turn. Dc in next st and in each st across. 22 dc.
Row 14: Chain 3, turn. *Bpdc around next st, fpdc around next stitch, repeat from * across to last dc. Dc in last dc. 22 dc.
Row 15-20: Repeat row 14.
Row 21-24: Repeat row 9.
Row 25: Repeat row 13.

Repeat rows 2-25 to length desired. End on either row 8 or row 20 repeat.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Chenille Scarf

A great scarf pattern for novelty yarn. Gauge is not important and best of all, there are no ends to weave in.

Materials: 2 skeins Lion Brand Chenille Thick and Quick in desired color. M hook.

Note: Scarf is worked lengthwise. Leave a long tail when you make your slip knot and a long tail as you join new yarn or finish off. Ends will be worked into the fringe.

Foundation row: Chain odd number of stitches the desired length of the scarf. Dc in 4th chain from hook. *Chain 1, skip next chain, dc in next chain, repeat from * across to end, making sure to end with a dc in last chain.

Remaining Rows: Chain 4, turn, skip first dc and first ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *chain 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across, ending with dc in last dc.

Repeat as many times until you reach the width desired, making sure to change yarn or colors only at the end of a row.

Add fringe in every dc at each end of the scarf, making sure to secure the yarn ends into the fringe as you do it. Trim fringe to be even and enjoy!