The first of the month means a new Creative Craft Bloggers Challenge. Each month a group of craft bloggers that I am a part of all get together and come up with projects based on a theme. It is always fun to see what everyone does because even though we all have the same theme all of the projects end up so different. For April our theme was Spring Colors. It is interesting to have a color or group of colors as a theme because really you could make anything. My project was inspired by some yarn that had colors that reminded me of spring.
It is Red Heart Unforgettable in the Candied colorway. I bought it thinking I might use it for an Easter project but I ended up using a different kind of yarn for that project so I had almost a full skein of this leftover. I thought the colors seemed perfect for spring so I thought it would work great for my spring colors project.
I decided to make a scarf but because I was making it for spring I wanted it to have a more open stitch pattern. I wasn't really wanting a big bulky winter scarf, more of a light airy spring scarf. The stitch pattern is basically three alternating rows, really it is six because they are offset but three types of stitches. A row off double crochet clusters, a row of open spaces, and a row of single crochet and chain loops. It was fun to watch the color changes happen as I worked. I used less than one skein of yarn to make the scarf.
How to Make Spring Colors ScarfFinished size about 44 inches long, 7 inches wide
You will need:
- 1 skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, Candied
- H hook
- yarn needle
Row 1: (first 3 ch count as first dc), dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next ch, [skip one ch, ch 1, 1 dc in next 3 ch] repeat to the end (21 dc, 6 ch spaces)
Row 2: ch 1, turn, [sc in first dc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch sp] 6 times, sc in first dc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next dc, sc in last dc (34sc dc, 6 ch loops)
Row 3: ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, [dc in ch loop, ch 3] 6 times, dc in ch loop, tr in last sc (7 dc, 2 tr, 6 ch sp)
Row 4: ch 4 (counts as dc, ch1), turn, 3 dc in ch space, [ch 1, 3 dc in ch sp] 5 times, ch 1, dc in last stitch (20 dc, 7 ch sp)
Row 5: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, sc in ch space, [sc in next dc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next dc, sc in next dc, sc in ch sp] 6 times, sc in last dc (33 dc, 6 ch loops)
Row 6: ch 6 (counts as tr, ch 2), turn, [dc in ch loop, ch 3] 6 times, ch 2, tr in last stitch (6 dc, 2 tr, 7 ch sp)
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch sp, [ch 1, 3 dc in ch sp] 5 times, ch 1, 2 dc in last ch sp, dc in last stitch (21 dc, 6 ch sp)
Repeat rows 2-7 until desired length is reached, mine is about 44 inches long, I then stitched the two short ends together to create a circle scarf.
Be sure to go check out the other spring colors projects shared today: