Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Free Crochet Pattern: Ombre Lightning Scarf

The other day I told you all about the Royal Time Gradient Trio that I had the opportunity to work with. I'm happy to report that I have just finished the pattern I was writing with it. Here's the Ombre Lightning Scarf! This is an extra extra long and skinny scarf that is chic and wrapped many times. Pattern below.



Materials
- 600 yd (548 m) of fingering weight yarn; 200 yards of each of three colors
- US size E 3.5mm crochet hook
- yarn needle
- scissors

Measurements 
This scarf is about 10 ft (3 m) long and 3 in (7.5 cm) wide. 

Terms
sk = skip, dc = double crochet, ch = chain, st = stitch, rep = repeat, sc = single crochet

Scarf Base
With darkest color, chain 32.
Row 1: Sk 3 ch sts (counts as 1 dc). Work 1 dc into the fourth ch from the hook. Work 1 dc into each ch st across. (30)
Row 2: Ch 3, turn. Sk first st. Work 1 dc into each st across. Work 1 final dc into the top of ch 3. (30)
Row 3: Ch 8, turn. Sk 3 ch sts (counts as 1 dc). Work 1 dc into each remaining ch. Work 1 dc into first 24 sts. Leave remaining 5 sts and ch 3 unworked. (30)
Row 4: Ch 3, turn. Sk first st. Work 1 dc into each st across. Work 1 final dc into the top of ch 3. (30)
Rows 5 through 30: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Change to middle color.
Rows 31 through 60: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Change to lightest color.
Rows 61 to 90: Rep Rows 3 and 4.
Fasten off and weave in ends.


Border
Make sure the right side is facing you. You will know that the right side is facing you if the little tips are curling up toward you. With the darkest color, attach with a slip stitch in the lightest corner. Work sc evenly up one entire side of the scarf. I worked 2 sc into each row end, ch 1 in the inner corners, 1 sc into each unworked dc, 1 sc into top of ch 3, and ch 1 on the outer corners. Fasten off and weave in ends.


Change to lightest color and attach with a slip stitch in the darkest corner. Repeat the same process up the other side of the scarf. Note that you will be working into the underside of the chain stitches instead of dc sts.


Optional Fringe
Once again, make sure that the right side is facing. With the middle color, cut 128 10-inch strands. Attach the strands in sets of four in every other stitch at both ends of the scarf. Use the Lark's Head Knot to attach the strands. Trim as desired.


I hope you enjoy this pattern! Let me know what you think in the comments. I could see this pattern being adapted for thicker yarn weights. If you try it, let me know!

10 comments:

  1. I am going to try this unusual scarf. Everything I make I donate to a group I am in through my church. Our group is called Helping Hands. I am sure the person who receives it will love it. Thank you very much for sharing the pattern.

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    1. How generous of you! Thanks for choosing my pattern for such a nice gesture.

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    2. Thank you Sara. I wish I could figure out how to send you a picture of the finished product.

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  2. I think I'd like to try this in a cotton yarn. Nice pattern, thank you

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    1. I used the Royal Time Gradient Trio from Zen Yarn Garden that is linked at the top of the post.

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  4. I finished mine and love the way it turned out. I experimented with using the self striping yarn by Caron. I am not sure how to post a picture. Thank you again for the wonderful pattern.

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    1. Sounds awesome! The best way to share a picture would be to upload a project page to Ravelry. Here's a link to the pattern page: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/ombre-lightning-scarf

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