Many fellow Ravelry crochet buffs should be familiar with the pattern this scarf is based upon, none other than RepeatCrafterMe's Owl Hat pattern.
With G hook and Barely, Chain 5
1. Sc in second chain from hook. And in remaining chains. Ch 1. Turn. (4 sc)
2. Sc in each sc. Ch 1. Turn (4sc)
3. Sc in next 3 sc, inc. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sc)
4. Sc in each sc. Ch 1. Turn. (5 sc)
5-22. Continue in this method until you have 15 sc across.
23-26. Hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2. Turn (15 hdc)
27. Switch to Dusty Purple. Hdc in each stitch across and continue until you
scarf measures 41 inches.
1. Sc in each hdc across.
2. Sc in next 13 sc, decrease. Ch 1. Turn. (14 hdc)
3. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (14 hdc)
4. Sc in next 11 sc, decrease. Ch 1. Turn (13 hdc)
5. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1. Turn (13 hdc)
Continue in the method until you have 4 sc across.
Do not fasten off, but using Barley and J hook, create a sc border around scarf switching to dusty purple and then back to Barley as appropriate. Two rows.
Owl eyes and beak.
For eyes use RepeatCrafterMe Owl eyes small using H hook.
For beak use RepeatCrafterMe beak size medium using G hook. But add a sc edge to beak.
Cut 18 strands of each color in desired length for braided tail. Use 3 strands per tail of each color to create braid. For ear tufts cut 8 strands of each color in desired length. Use 2 strands of each color per ear tuft.
A few posts back I shared my experience working with a vintage Lion Brand pattern. Naturally I loved it and hope to make more vintage patterns in the future. So many patterns, so little time, so little Ben Gay needed from sitting in one position crocheting till my eyes are blurry. ha!
I always test new patterns before I make final pieces for my peeps. I want to know the ins and outs of a pattern and all its quirks. It should come as no surprise I alter about 99% of patterns I use. Every experienced crocheter does this IMHO. We just develop our personal likes and dislikes for working in rounds, rows, chains, etc. It is not a reflection on the pattern writer.
So yes my bud Willow (future stuntman) needed a cute Christmas bonnet. I brought over her bonnet and also my stash of yarn for making her a winter hat, scarf and mitten set. She dived right into that box of yarn. Future fiber lover perhaps! Knitting or crocheting as she jumps from an airplane for a movie stunt? Who knows! Anyway Willow. Thanks for all the cute opportunities in crochet.
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