The scarf is crocheted in ridges and has a single crochet border, imitating the texture of grosgrain ribbon. The scarf also features a keyhole, which keeps the scarf snugly in place (the keyhole can be left out if desired). The pattern is written for a bulky weight yarn, but it can easily be adapted to other weights by increasing or decreasing the number of stitches.
Finished Measurements: 5 1/2 inches by 42 inches
Yarn: bulky weight, approximately 175 yds. (sample was knit with two skeins of Bernat Softee Chunky, color: Antique Rose)
Hook size: J-10
chain = ch
single crochet = sc
st = stitch
The entire scarf will be worked in single crochet working into the back loops only. This creates the grosgrain ridges.
Row 1: 2 sc in second chain from hook, ch 1, turn
Row 2: 2 sc in first st, sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 3: sc across to last st, 2 sc in last st, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until there are 16 st total (or until desired width is reached).
Now continue working even – 1 sc in each st on each row – until scarf is 29 inches long from the beginning.
Work halfway across the row, ch 1, turn.
Continue to work even in pattern on half the stitches for about 5 1/2 inches (or width of scarf).
Join new yarn on other half of stitches and work even in pattern on that half for the same number of rows as the first half.
Work across all stitches, rejoining both sides of the keyhole section.
Work even for another 2 1/2 inches.
Decreases (starting with a right side row)
Note: in order to get the right shape with the pointed ends of the scarf, be sure to start decreasing on the same edge that you increased on back at the beginning of the scarf – it will essentially be a long trapezoid.
Row 1: sc first 2 st together, sc across, ch 1, turn
Row 2: sc across to last 2 st, sc 2 st tog, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until 2 st remain, sc last 2 st together
Ch 1, sc around the perimeter of the scarf. Work one chain at the other pointed end to help turn the corner. Join edging with a slip stitch.
Weave in ends, wash and block.
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