Friday, October 17, 2008

Mesh Point Repeats Scarf - Medium Width

An original design by Sandi Marshall

This scarf is made in a 3-dc mesh. I have written row by row directions and have also created a chart to go with it, for anyone who prefers to work filet crochet from a chart. Anyone who is new to filet crochet can make the scarf from the row by row directions but could also compare these directions to the chart to become familiar with filet crochet chart reading.

Materials: I crocheted the example with Caron Simply Soft worsted weight yarn in color Berry Blue. US size H crochet hook.

The photo on the left shows 3 repeats. You will need about 3 1/2 oz. for every 12 repeats (a repeat is once through rows 2 - 8). When made with the materials listed, one repeat of rows 2 - 8 equals 3 1/2 inches in length. 12 repeats results in a length of about 39 inches. Most scarves range in length anywhere from 60 - 80 inches long, so you should plan to have at least 7 oz. of yarn for this project; more if you prefer extra long scarves. Everyone has their own personal preference for scarf length.

Size: When made with the materials listed, the scarf is about 3 3/4 inches wide. The length is determined by the number of repeats you choose to do.

Gauge: 4 dc = 1 inch, 2 dc rows = 1 inch. Gauge is not crucial for this pattern, unless for some reason, you want your scarf to be the exact measurements of the example. Scarves come in a wide variety of widths and lengths, so yours can successfully vary from the gauge of the example. As long as you are happy with your result, that's what counts.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ch-1 sp = chain-1 space, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sp = space

Pattern Notes: You will turn at the end of each row. Please keep my copyright and terms of use with the pattern directions when you print out or save the pattern in any form. Thank you.

The photo at the bottom of this page can be helpful to refer to when crocheting rows 1 - 8 the first time through. The photo shows a close look at the placement of the stitches used in crocheting once through the repeat of the pattern. If you find that you have questions, refer to that photo first to see if that will clear up your question. If it doesn't, feel free to ask your question in the comments section of this pattern page.

This pattern is written in US American English crochet pattern terms.
Starting Chain: Leaving a strand to weave in later, chain 20.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in ea ch across. (19 sc)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 sc, (ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 2 sc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of the row.
Row 4: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 2 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next ch-1 sp. dc in ea of next 2 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 4 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 4 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ea of next 6 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 8: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in ea of next 8 dc, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in ea of next 8 dc, sc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Additional Repeats: Repeat Rows 2 - 8 as many times as needed to reach the length that you want for your scarf.

Finishing: If desired, make an outside round to finish the edges, by making 2 sc around the post of each dc and one sc around the sc on the end of each sc row as you come to it. When you come to the short side of the scarf (the scarf end), make one sc in each stitch across that end then continue working around the posts of the stitches on the end of the rows, as done on the first long edge, sc along other short edge when you come to it and end with a slip stitch in the sc that began the outside round. Add fringe to the ends, if desired.

If you prefer to work filet crochet from a chart: Following is the chart that goes along with the row by row instructions above. For the scarf, you will make a row of single crochet before beginning the chart and will make a single crochet row after the last row shown on the chart (before beginning the next repeat of the rows on the chart). When you have made as many repeats of the chart as you wish, to have the scarf length you desire, make one final row of single crochet.

Shown on the chart are rows 2 - 7 (row 1 and row 8 are single crochet rows).
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The photo above shows rows 1 - 8 so that you can see more clearly the placement of the stitches used in crocheting one repeat of the pattern.

1 comment:

cathyshir said...

I have done some filet crochet; but I had the complete pattern. Now I am working on a project that only shows 1/2 of the pattern. The project is a shawl and is asymmetrical. Do I just double what the pattern shows to complete the other side of the shawl?