By Rachel from Hearth and Wool
Meet the maker
Hi! I’m Rachel, the designer and maker behind Hearth and Wool. I live in the smallest town in Connecticut in a cute house in the woods. We have a brook that runs along our property and one of my favorite things is to sit near it and work on my current project. I have been married to my best friend for just over 10 years and we have 4 beautiful children. I am a homemaker and homeschooler and while it isn’t glamorous, it IS the best job in the world.
I started my maker business because I love making things for the people I love. As our family grew and my responsibilities at home became more, I realized designing was a perfect next step for me. I can do most of my work while my kids are in bed and be able to focus on them during the day!
I try my best to design pieces that you would want to make and give to someone you love. I also try to make most of my designs a quick project because, as a busy mom, I always feel accomplished when I can start and finish a project in one day! This scarf is just that, so let’s get started!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Hook: 11.5 mm or whatever size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick or any Super Bulky (6) yarn, Approximately 204 yards
Color used: Terracotta
Notions: Scissors, Stitch marker, Tapestry needle, Measuring Tape
Gauge (4×4″ square)
6 sts x 4 rows in pattern
For your swatch, follow the pattern but only chain 20. Then complete 4 rows. Measure in the center of your swatch for the most accuracy. Your swatch will be worked in the round, just like the pattern.
7.5 inches tall x 28.5 inches long
- Pattern is written in standard US terms.
- Please check your gauge. It is extremely important to ensure your scarf fits the way it should.
- Pattern is worked in continuous rounds. I suggest using a stitch marker to keep track of your beginning of round stitch.
- The first row is worked in the back bump of the starting chain. The back bump is the “bump” that is on the opposite side of the “V” made by each chain.
- You can easily modify the size to fit what you like. Simply work less beginning chain stitches for a tighter fit and work more or less rows for a taller or shorter height to your scarf.
- If you weave in your ends carefully enough, this scarf is definitely reversible!
CH – chain
SL ST – slip stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
LDC – linked double crochet
Special Stitch Tutorial
Insert hook into the horizontal bar in the middle of the double crochet you just made. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Now you have two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop. Now you have three loops on your hook. Yarn over, pull through two loops. Yarn over and pull through two remaining loops.
See photos and captions below for each step.
Now that you know the special stitch, let’s get started!
Ch 91, leaving about an 8 inch tail for seaming the beginning and end sts of round 1 and weaving in.
SC in the back bump of the second chain from your hook. DC in the next back bump of your chain. LDC 88.
Connect the last LDC to the first SC (the first stitch) with a LDC.
Place a stitch marker in your first stitch of this round. Make sure you don’t twist your work before connecting.
Continue working LDCs in the round, removing and replacing your stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round. You will stop before you work the last stitch of the 8th round.
Insert your hook through the horizontal bar of the LDC you just made. Now you have two loops on your hook. Insert your hook into the next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all three loops on your hook.
SL ST in the next stitch. Fasten off and weave in your ends!
Your scarf should not need to be blocked but if that’s your style, go for it.
Please tag me on social media and use the hashtag #kentscarf so I can see your work!