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The Bristol Scarf was designed for the Scarf Of The Month Club hosted by Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy. Be sure to check out Rhondda’s Cold Weather Scarf HERE and Amy’s Adalia Scarf HERE or click the graphic below for more information on this CAL including the schedule!
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I made my Bristol Scarf sample with yarn from my stash. Unfortunately, it is a discontinued yarn (that I loved), but there are lots of other options to choose from. I used a #4 medium weight worsted, but you could really use almost any yarn you like, just be sure to adjust the hook size to the recommended one for your yarn plus one size larger.
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For the Bristol Scarf I chose a simple stitch combination that provides lots of texture for solid colors, but I think it lends itself nicely to multi color versions too! This stitch pattern is an easy version of a half double crochet variation combined with slip stitches. Three rows of each stitch and the design and texture pop!
I don’t like very long or wide scarves so I designed this one to be approximately 6″ x 60″ , however, it’s super easy to adjust sizing. Simply work your beginning chain to whatever length you like – just be sure to start with an odd number of chains and make as many row repeats as you like to achieve the width you want!
Size: Approximately 6″ wide x 60″ long
If you wish to make the scarf longer, simply adjust the beginning chain to your desired length and if you’d like it wider, adjust the number of repeats.
- Medium Weight (#4) yarn, approximately 450 yards.
- Hook Clover Amour H/5.00 mm & I/5.50 mm
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
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Gauge: 8 shells = 4”
Abbreviations (US Terms):
BLO: back loop only
hdc: half double crochet
sl st: slip stitch
YO: yarn over
Shell: YO insert hook in same space as last st made, YO pull loop through (3 loops on hook), *YO insert hook in next st, YO pull loop through*, repeat between * one more time (7 loops on hook), YO pull through all loops on hook, ch1.
- Pattern written in US Standard terms.
- The number in ( ) at end of row indicates the number of stitches in that row.
- Ch2 at beginning of row DOES count as a stitch.
- Ch1 at beginning of row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
I used a #4 worsted yarn I had in my stash (that has been discontinued) but you can use almost any yarn that provides the stitch definition and drape you like. Simply adjust the hook size to the one recommended for your yarn plus another hook one size bigger.
This pattern alternates between the two hook sizes to make it easier to keep the tension consistent when working between the slip stitch and Shell rows. Be sure to work the slip stitch rows loosely – your hands will thank you!
This scarf is easily adjusted in both length and width. To adjust the length modify your beginning chain keeping in mind you must start with an odd number of chains. To adjust the width, adjust the number of pattern repeats.
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Beginning chain = multiple of 2 + 1
Row 1: With larger hook, ch151 loosely. With smaller hook, and working in back bump, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each remaining ch to end. Mark this row as the right side. (150)
Rows 2 to 4: With larger hook, ch1, turn, working in BLO, sl st (work loosely) in each st to end. (150 sl st)
Row 5: With smaller hook, ch2 (counts as hdc throughout), turn, working in BLO and starting in first st, crochet Shells until 1 st remains, hdc in BOTH LOOPS of last st. (149 Shells and 2 hdc)
Rows 6 and 7: Ch2, turn, working in BOTH LOOPS and starting in first st, crochet Shells until 1 st remains, hdc in beginning ch2. (149 Shells and 2 hdc)
Repeat Rows 2 to 7 two times (this is the pattern repeat that you would use to adjust width).
Repeat Rows 2 to 4 one time.
Last Row: Ch2, turn, working in BLO, hdc in each st to end. (150 hdc)
I did not add fringe to this particular scarf, but I think it would be a nice touch. If you’d like to add some fringe to yours, feel free to check out my free video tutorial!
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