I was looking through my downloaded patterns for an interesting stitch to use on my bamboo hooded scarf and came across Sarah’s blog, Blooming Patterns. The stitch pattern on her dishtowel intrigued me. I quickly worked up a swatch and found out that I absolutely detest making a row of slip stitches on top of another row of slip stitches. So I decided to modify the design a little by using single and double crochet stitches instead of slip stitches and half-double crochet. The result looks almost the same. With further experimentation, I decided I could make a row of slip stitches loosely enough that I could use it periodically for additional texture. So, thank you, Sarah for a great idea! Without further ado, here is my pattern for the Bamboo Hooded Scarf.
Bamboo Hooded Scarf PDF Pattern
Bamboo Hooded Scarf
Size: 35″ long from top of head to one end of scarf x 8 1/2″ wide
Materials: About 5 Sk. of Moda Dea Bamboo or other worsted weight yarn, Size I crochet hook, yarn needle
Gauge: 13 st in pattern = 4″, 18 rows in pattern = 4″
Ch 231. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and ea ch across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in 1st 5 sts. Dc in next 5 sts. *Sc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts*. Repeat from * to * to end of row, ch 2, turn.
Row 3: Dc in next 4 sts. *Sc in next 5 sts, dc in next 5 sts* to end of row, turn.
Row 4: Sl st in ea st to end of row, ch 1, turn.
Repeat rows 2 through 4 ten times.
Repeat rows 2 and 3.
Last row: Sc in ea st to end of row. Fasten off. Weave in all threads.
On right side, attach yarn at one corner and work across rows, placing 32 sc across end of scarf. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first 7 sts, dc in next 6 sts, * sc in next 6 sts, dc in next 6 sts*, work from * to * to last 7 sts. sc in last 7 sts, ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2. Fasten off.
Work other end of scarf in the same way. Fasten off.
Fold scarf in half, right sides facing each other. You will be whip stitching the scarf together from the fold down 11″. Weave in ends. I did a little light blocking.
If you would like to make just the scarf, simply omit the step where you sew the sides together.
Copyright Carol A. Wolf, December 2009