Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Autumn Camouflage Scarf

Here in western Massachusetts, the trees have just begun to don their autumn attire: the tips of the top-most branches on maples are turning their signature fiery red while the greens are mellowing to warm fall hues. As the days grow shorter and the air picks up that evening chill, it's the perfect time to return to your favorite cool-weather projects. This pattern from Crochet One-Skein Wonders will get you back into the spirit of things. All you need is a single skein of sock yarn that highlights your favorite colors of the season.

Autumn Camouflage Scarf

Designed by Janet Brani (OneLoopShy Designs)

The simple change from single crochet to treble and back creates a camouflage pattern with this autumn-hued sock yarn. The five button-on flowers can be scattered across the treble rows, or grouped tightly together to form one large flower embellishment.

photo © Keller + Keller Photography

Finished Measurements: 68" (172.5 cm) long and 5½" (14 cm) wide
Yarn: Zitron Trekking XXL, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon, 459 yds (420 m)/ 3.5 oz (100 g), Color 470
Crochet Hook: US E/4 (3.5 mm) or size you need to obtain correct gauge
Gauge: 20 stitches and 20 rows = 4" (10 cm) in single crochet
Other Supplies: Five ¾"/19mm buttons or size needed to snugly button through treble crochet rows

Crocheting the Scarf
Chain 26.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across, turn. You now have 25 sc.
Rows 2–12: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Rows 13–15: Ch 4 (counts as tr), skip first st, tr in each st across, turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Repeat Rows 2–16 thirteen more times, then work Rows 2–12 once more. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Crocheting the Flower Embellishments (make 5)
Chain 4.
Rnd 1: 11 dc into 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), join with slip st to top of beginning ch-4.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, *(hdc, 2 tr, hdc) in next dc**, sc in next dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, join with slip st to first sc. You now have six petals. Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Sew each flower loosely to a button. Arrange four flowers in a circle around the fifth flower on the end treble section. Push buttons between stitches to secure.

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Curious to discover just how many beautiful and functional projects can be made with a single skein of yarn? Check out the full One-Skein Wonders series:  Lace One-Skein Wonders (new!), One-Skein Wonders, Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders, 101 Designer One-Skein Wonders, Luxury Yarn One-Skein Wonders, and Crochet One-Skein Wonders.
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Autumn Camouflage Scarf excerpted from Crochet One-Skein Wonders, edited by Judith Durant & Edie Eckman. Photography by © Keller + Keller Photography. Charts and diagrams by Karen Manthey © 2013 by Storey Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved.

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