WINDY SEA SCARF
Design by Kristen TenDyke
51/4 inches wide x 61 inches long
• O-Wool Local medium ( worsted) weight alpaca/ merino wool yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 240 yds/ 100g per skein):
1 skein each river oat ( MC) and ash (CC) • Size J/ 10/ 6mm crochet hook or size needed
to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
[Ch 1, shell, ch 1, sc] 3 times = 61/2 inches; 12 rows = 4 inches
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. When changing color, do not fasten off unless otherwise stated; carry yarn not in use along wrong side edge until next needed. Keep strand from pulling tightly when picking up next color. Work border over carried strands. Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.
Shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp. Single crochet join (sc join): Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated st, yo and draw up a lp, yo and pull through both lps on hook.
Wavy Shell pattern (multiple of 8 sts + 2) Setup row 1 (RS): With CC, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk next 3 chs, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch, ch 1, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch] across, turn. Setup row 2 ( WS): Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), 2 dc in first sc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, [shell in next sc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1] across to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, change color (see Pattern Notes and Stitch Guide) to MC in last dc, turn. Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell 2 rows below, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell 2 rows below, ch 1] across, sc in top of beg ch-3, turn. Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, [shell in ch-1 sp of next shell in row below, ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1] to last sc, 3 dc in last sc, change color to CC, turn. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell 2 rows below, ch 1, [sc in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 1, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell 2 rows below, ch 1] across, sc in top of beg ch-3, turn. Row 4: Rep row 2, change color to MC. Rep rows 1– 4 for Wavy Shell pattern.
Rows 1 & 2: With CC, ch 226, work setup rows 1 and 2 of Wavy Shell pattern (see Pattern Stitch). (27 shells, 28 sc, 6 dc at end of setup row 2)
Rows 3–14: [Rep rows 1– 4 of Wavy Shell pattern] 3 times. Fasten off MC and CC.
With RS facing, sc join (see Special Stitches) MC in first dc of last row, sc in next 2 dc, [sc in next sc, sc in each st and ch-1 sp of next shell] across to last 3 dc, sc in last 3 dc, * working in ends of rows, evenly sp 3 sc in every 2 rows*, working in opposite side of foundation ch, sc in first ch (base of sc), [2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch (base of shell), 2 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch (base of sc)] across, rep between *, join (see Pattern Notes) in first sc. Fasten off.
Block to finished measurements.
Because the stripes are worked along the length of the scarf, there are only a few color changes, making this scarf a great beginning stripe project. The wavy shell stitch pattern keeps each row interesting while creating a beautiful texture.