I’m so excited to introduce you to Angela from Little Monkeys Designs!
When she offered to write a free pattern exclusively for Yarn Obsession I was thrilled.
Angela is new to designing, but she’s got a great approach to what she does. You see, she is committed to using materials that are as eco-friendly as possible.
What I love, is she also gives you the information so you too can use eco-friendly yarns! How wonderful is that?
This trellis and puff stitch scarf is just begging for spring to be around the corner.
[wp_ad_camp_4]It’s crocheted with Mountain Meadow merino wool which makes the scarf soft and warm, while the open stitch pattern gives a hint of warmer days ahead, thus the name “Hurry Up Spring Scarf”
- Yarn – Worsted Weight 4: Medium ~ Laramie by Mountain Meadow Wool ~ 2.8 oz or 157yds (http://www.mountainmeadowwool.com/)
- Crochet Hook – Size J (6mm)
- Straight pins
- Blocking board or cardboard
- Water bottle
Abbreviations / Stitches Used:
(click names for tutorial links)
- ch – chain
- st – stitches
- sl st – slip stitch
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- hdc – half double crochet
- sk – skip
- tch – turning chain
hdc3tog – (Yo, insert into next stitch or space, and pull up a loop) three times, yo and pull thru all loops on hook.
To increase or decrease the size of the scarf, increase or decrease number of beginning stitches in multiples of 6.
To increase or decrease the length of the scarf, increase or decrease number of Round Repeats.
Size: 6” X 78” – after blocking.
Row 1: Ch 22. Sc in 5th chain from hook, *ch 3, sk 2 chains, sc in the next ch*, repeat *-* across to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, sc in next ch3 arch, *ch 3, hdc3tog in next ch3 arch, ch 3, sc in next ch3 arch*, repeat *-* across to end of row. Turn.
Row 3: *Ch 3, sc in next ch3 arch*, repeat *-* across to end of row. Turn.
Row 4: *Ch 3, hdc3tog in next ch 3 arch, ch 3, sc in next ch3 arch*, repeat *-* across, ch 3, hdc3tog in t-ch arch. Turn.
Row 5: *Ch 3, sc in next ch3 arch*, repeat *-* across to end of row. Turn.
Row 6-140: Repeat Rows 2-5
Scarf will be a little over 60” and will stretch when blocked.
See Note for increasing or decreasing scarf size.
Block – pin scarf to a blocking board (or flat piece of cardboard), stretching it so trellis pattern shows nicely, spray with water thoroughly. Let dry before removing pins.
Angela’s grandmother taught her to crochet slippers when she was 8 years old, and she’s been crocheting ever since!
After crocheting for many years Angela became interested in sustainability, so she decided to create distinctive and sustainable crochet patterns for eco-conscious individuals / crafters. Her crochet patterns are easy enough for beginners and interesting enough to entice more advanced artists. She’s found several eco-friendly yarn mills to work with and crochets exclusively with their yarns.
Angela Plunkett and Little Monkey’s Designs can be found online:
- Blogs at www.thelittlemonkeyshop.com or www.teainthemorningtoo.blogspot.com
- Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/angelarplunkett/
- Instagram – http://instagram.com/LittleMonkeyShop
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Little-Monkey-Shop/483790691731339
- Twitter – https://twitter.com/LtMonkeyShop