Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mesh Point Repeats Scarf - Wider Width

An original design by Sandi Marshall

This scarf is made in a 4-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 Coats and Clark TLC Cotton Plus light worsted weight yarn in color Hot Pink. US size H crochet hook.
You will need about 3 1/2 oz. for every 10 repeats (a repeat is rows 2 - 8).
When made with the materials listed, one repeat of rows 2 - 8 equals 3 1/4 inches in length. 10 repeats = about 32 1/2 inches in length. A scarf in this pattern that is 65 inches long will require about 7 oz. of yarn (when made with the materials listed). Most scarves are at least 60 inches long. Longer scarves are 70 - 80 inches long. Everyone has their own preference for scarf length.

Size: When made with the materials listed, the scarf is about 6 3/4 inches wide (without any outside round added). 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-2 sp = chain-2 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 29.
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, sc in ea ch across. (28 sc)
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 sc, (ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 3 sc, (ch 2, skip next 2 sc, dc in next sc) 3 times, dc in ea of next 3 sc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) twice, dc in next 2 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 3 dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 4 dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in ea of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp. dc in ea of next 3 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 6: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 6 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 9 dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in ea of next 9 dc, dc in top of ch-3 at end of row.
Row 8: ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in ea of next 12 dc, 2 sc in ch-2 sp, sc in ea of next 12 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.

Copyright, Terms of Use: This is a copyrighted pattern, created by Sandi Marshall, October 2008. You can help me to be able to continue designing new patterns by honoring copyright law regarding my patterns. In other words, do not republish my chart, pattern directions or images on another web page, blog or elsewhere (even if it would be distributed for free; which, when done without my permission would still be a violation of copyright law). Do not distribute reproduced copies of this pattern, even for free. I can't stress enough how important this is. Instead, you may give others the URL for this page so that they may come to this site for themselves. I appreciate that very much.


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.

3 comments:

Woolcrafter said...

Hi Sandi,

I'm a regular visitor to crochet.about.com and was stunned to realize that you were no longer their crochet guide. You have so much great information there...what more can I say?

Sage said...

I am so happy to have found your blog. I've been an admirer of your work for many years. It was thanks to your tutorial on how to figure out the starting chains for filet crochet that I had the confidence to design some of my own filet designs. Mine were lost in a fire - but when we came online again - I went right back to the site for ...a courage refresher? I was saddened to find you gone, and now am happy to have "found" you again :-)

Geraldine said...

I just found a WONDERFUL pattern in the About Crochet archives, created by you. The Boxed Shell Cape is absolutely gorgeous. Thank you so much. I am sorry to read that you are no longer the crochet guide at About but I do appreciate all the patterns you have left there, still to access. Thank you.

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