I made this scarf with one ball of Naturally Caron.com Country, but it could be made with any worsted weight yarn. The softer the yarn, the happier you will be with the result. A couple of great and inexpensive options would be Premier Everyday Soft or Red Heart Soft.
designed by Carrie Carpenter
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Neck wrap measures approximately 5″/12.5cm wide x 42″/106.5cm
YARN: Naturally Caron.com Country (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3 oz/85g, 185yds/169m skein): 3 oz
Shown in: #0014 Deep Purple
CROCHET HOOK: One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: 1 shank button—1-1 1/2″/25-38mm long, Yarn needle
GAUGE: In pattern, 2 pattern repeats and 6 rows = 4″/10cm.
Note: 1 pattern repeat consists of 1 shell and 1 X-st.
STITCHES USED: Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc)
shell: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.
X-st: Cross stitch—Dc in indicated stitch or space, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in skipped stitch or space indicated.
Row 1: (Dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in 6th ch from hook (shell made), *sk next 4 ch, dc in next ch, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch (X-st made), sk next 3 ch, shell in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 ch, sk next 2 ch, dc in last ch, turn—2 1/2 pattern repeats.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, working around dc just made, dc in last skipped ch-1 sp (X-st made), *shell in next ch-3 sp, X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, shell in first ch-3 sp, *X-st over next 2 ch-1 sps, shell in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, dc in top of turning ch, turn.
Rows 4–59: Repeat last 2 rows 28 times.
Edging Row: Ch 3, 3 dc in first st, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in next st, [sc in next 3 sts, 4 dc in next st] 5 times, sc in next 2 sts, 4 dc in top of turning ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.
Foundation Edging Row: Working across bottom side of foundation ch, join yarn in first ch, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch, sc in next ch, [sc in next 2 ch, 4 dc in next ch] 6 times, sc in next 3 ch, 4 dc in next ch—eight 4-dc groups. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Measure 10″/25.5cm up from one end, sew button centered on wrap. Block lightly, if desired.