Friday, September 16, 2011

Lavender Dreams .(free pattern).... or ...... Getting my feet wet

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Every designer has their own way of coming up with designs for the yarns we love. For me, the creative process is tactile followed by visual. I must feel the yarn to get the old engine revving. Once I've touched it, I look at it, roll it in my hands, and wait for images to pop into my mind as to what a skein or ball of yarn wants to be. Sometimes it takes minutes, other times it takes hours, days, weeks, months, etc.. and yes, I'm not kidding, I've had this yarn in my stash for almost a year now. Every time I go stash diving, my hands unerringly land on it, pull the ball out and feel it hoping for inspiration. That same process happened a few days ago and this time, the yarn told me what it wanted to become and here is the finished project!

It is an easy quick project done in a few hours using a small amount of yarn, especially good for those one of a kind skeins that you just can't resist buying. The scarf is lightweight, stylish and keeps your neck warm in the air conditioned offices and malls. Because it is such a quick project, you can make one to match each of your outfits. What a great way to show off a beautiful yarn. Enjoy
Free Ravelry download, click this LINK. 
Lavender Dreams Scarflette

Lavender Dreams Scarflette

(Pattern written using north american crochet terms.)
ch – Chain
sc – single crochet
dc - double crochet
x-st – cross stitch
yo – yarn over
Hook:5 mm

YARN: 1 ball Moda Dea Dream 50 gr. (1.76 ozs) 85 m (93 yrds)
Any comparable yarn can be used.
Darning needle

DIFFICULTY: Advanced beginner

GAUGE: For those who like knowing. Gauge is not crucial to this project.
1 pattern repeat (13 sts) = 4 inches (10 cm)
8 rounds = 4 inches (10 cm)


CROSS STITCH (x-st): ch 4, skip 4 sts, dc in 5th st, working behind last dc made, dc in next ch to the right

SINGLE CROCHET FOUNDATION BASE CHAIN Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through one loop on hook (the “chain”), YO and draw through 2 loops on hook (the “sc”).  The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the “chain”).  *Insert hook into the face of the “chain” and under the nub at the back of the “chain” (under two strands), YO and draw up a loop, YO and draw through one loop (the “chain”), YO and draw through 2 loops (the “sc”).  Repeat from * for the length of foundation. You may want to watch this video if you are a visual learner. 
The video can be found here:

Please note that ch 1 equals a single crochet and ch 3 equals a double crochet throughout this pattern.


         1. Make a single crochet foundation base chain of 158 sc
    2. ch 1, turn your work and sc back the length of the foundation chain (158 sc) 
    3. ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts/ch, dc in next st, [(ch 4, skip 3 sts, dc in next st), repeat 2 more times, ch 4, skip 4 sts/ch, dc in next st, x-st in next st to the right of the last dc made (see explanation above) ] repeat pattern 10 times more. For last repeat, (ch 4, skip 3 sts, dc in next st,) repeat 2 more times, dc in last 2 stitches remaining. (12 repeats total)
    Repeat row 3 until you have a total of 7 rounds from the beginning.  
    8. ch 1, sc in next st, *3 sc in ch-4 space, sc in dc, repeat from * to end. Sc in last 2 stitches 
    9. Ch 1, sc in each sc. Finish off.
Lavender Scarflette (click to download)
You may or may not want to block the scarf depending on the yarn used. For the one I made, I didn't block it as I love the squishy soft feel of the yarn as is.

Created by MarieAnge Brouillard aka MariAngel on Ravelry © 2011 
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