Amanda’s Single Sock Skein Scarf
Knitters have it good – crocheters tend to use far more yarn and so many handpainted skeins are one-of-a-kinds and there’s a price tag issue that has to be considered as well.
Making scarves is a rewarding quick project for someone who needs to chew through her yarn stash and or needs a quick gift!
As always – this pattern is copyright to me. You may make a scarf from it as a gift, or for yourself, but you may NOT reproduce this pattern elsewhere (either in print or e-format) without my express permission, nor make scarves to sell. As always – if you do make a scarf, please send me a picture as I love to post photos. Drop me a hi as well in the comments to let me know what you’re making.
This pattern is available as a .PDF Amandas Single Sock Skein Scarf.
This scarf is designed to be made from a single skein of sock yarn or you can use 300 metres of worsted weight. As you’re looking for drape in this scarf, I would recommend a 3mm or 3.5mm depending on the sock yarn itself, or a 4 -4.5 for worsted.
This scarf pattern also works in mohair and bamboo blends, it is forgiving on patterns and pooling, but to get the best out of the stitch definition I would not recommend a boucle or tufted yarn. And – if you make this in fun fur, I shall spend a lot of time hoping that a hippotamus with worms wipes it’s buttocks on your carpets.
This is a relatively basic scarf – and despite the fact I am Australian, I use American terminology. The stitches you will need to know are:
Ch – chain
SLST – Slipstitch
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half double crochet
DC – Double Crochet
This scarf is worked in multiples of 13, plus 12. I made a scarf of 36 medallions and had about 20 m of yarn left.
With 100gms of Sock yarn, Chain 480, skip two chains, then hdc in every stitch along (this may be the most boring crochet you ever do). This gives you the central strip which you will now work around.
Round One: Chain 5, rotate the strip 90 degrees and slip stitch into the bottom of the HDC (so you’re working in the unused portion of the base chain). *Chain 5, skip 3 stitches, sc in next, chain 1, skip one stitch, sc in the next, (chain 5, skip 3, slip stitch in next twice)* all the way along the strip, around the end and back up the other side. On final chain 5 – substitute a Chain 2 and then make a dc into the base of the first Chain 5.
Round Two: Working in chain 5 loop at the end of the strip – make 13 DCs, *SC into next chain 5 loop, chain 3, make 3 DCs into the ch1 space between the SCs, chain 3, sc into next chain 5 loop, 9 DCs into the next* repeat from *.* all the way along, making 13 dcs into the chain 5 loop at the far end of the strip and then continuing the *.* pattern along the other side, substituting the final chain 3 with a DC into the top of the first of the 13 DCs.
Round Three: Into each DC of the 13, Dc, Ch1, sc into each of the 3 Dcs, chain 1, dc, ch 1 into each of the 9 DCs, repeat all the way around, subtituting final chain with an sc.
Round Four: Into the first 6 of the DC’s, DC- Chain 1, in the 7th, DC-Chain1-DC-Chain1, then continue DC-Chain 1 in the remaining 6 DCs, SC in centre of the 3 SCs, continue DC-chain 1 for the first 4 of the 9 DCs, in the 5th: DC-Chain 1-DC – Chain 1 and then continue with DC-chain 1 for the 6th-9th dcs, sc in centre of 3 SCs. continue all the way around the length of the scarf.
Round Five: This is it! Chain 4. slip stitch in dc, chain 4, slip stitch – continue this all the way around and finish off!
Weave in all your ends, consume the last piece of chocolate, wrap your new scarf around your neck and take pictures!!