GETTING STARTED: Download the PDF for a set of portable project instructions. Read through all of the instructions before beginning.
ch-chain; dc-double crochet; rep-repeat; sc-single crochet; st(s)-stitch(es)
One size: 4" (10 cm) wide x 50" (127 cm) long, excluding fringe
- #4 worsted weight yarn: we used Lion Brand® Amazing® (53% wool/47% acrylic), 1.75 oz (50 g), 147 yd (135 m) – 1 ball #212 Mauna Loa
- Boye® crochet hook size J-10 (6.0 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge
- Boye® hand sewing tapestry needle
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12 sc and 15 rows = 4" (10 cm). Gauge is not critical for this project.
The one-row crochet pattern forms a mesh. Strands of the remaining yarn are cut and woven through the mesh columns in an alternating pattern. When multi-color yarn is used, the mesh forms horizontal stripes of recurring colors and the woven strands form vertical stripes to create the appearance of plaid.
Foundation row: Ch 20, dc in 6th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1 and skip 1 ch), *ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), skip ¬first dc, *dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from *, ending last dc in 3rd ch of turning ch of row below, turn.
Rep Row 1 until piece is 50" (127 cm) long or desired length. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Lay mesh at and carefully measure length.
Cut 32 strands of remaining yarn 20" (51 cm) longer than scarf – 4 strands for each of the 8 vertical columns in the mesh.
*Hold 4 strands together. To weave, thread yarn needle with all four strands and weave in and out of the vertical mesh alternating over/under at each row, and leaving an equal length of tail at each end. Arrange the tails at each end of the column with 2 to the back and two to the front. Knot front tail and back tail together to form fringe. Rep from * for remaining 7 mesh columns. Trim fringe.