This soft mod scarf just speaks to me! This new yarn called Soft Spoken from Lion Brand is just so lovely. Sometimes faux fur yarns can have some scratchiness from the fibers but this yarn is not scratchy at all. It is super soft, feels fantastic and there is almost no shedding. Made of a blend of 40% wool, 40% polyamide and 20% acrylic this yarn is so luxurious! I also really enjoy the ombre effect in the color changes. Works perfectly in this scarf. A big thank you to Lion Brand for providing the yarn for this pattern!
I had no idea what polyamide is so I looked it up. The Du Pont company discovered polyamide in 1962. Apparently polyamide is commonly found in many yarns as it is so versatile and it can be wonderfully lightweight, meaning it drapes elegantly. It is also known for being strong and resistant to bacteria. Who knew, right?
When I designed my Winter Rhapsody stitch sampler Lap Blanket I incorporated a faux knit stitch worked by the row and I thought it would look great in this scarf. I have included a video tutorial below to explain the stitch placement if you have any questions. The faux knit is all on one side of the scarf which gives it a knit-like appearance.
This pattern also features the extended half double crochet and an extended half double crochet decrease. I decided on these stitches as they will improve the drape quality of your item. With the stitch and yarn choices for this scarf there is some serious drape going on here! I have included video tutorials for both of these stitches as well. The extended half double crochet was a new stitch to me but I really enjoyed it. It gives the height of a double crochet yet it allows you to do a faux knit stitch with the half double crochet.
If you are like me and are a little scarf folding challenged then working your scarf onto a 2″ metal ring may be a great idea! It may seem a little unusual but it certainly offers some help keeping the scarf where you want it. It also gives a lot more versatility on how you choose to wear it. The ring also adds some little extra bling and we always need a little more of that in our lives, am I right? But, if you want to make just the scarf I have included instructions for either direction you choose.
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Pattern written in US crochet terminology
sl st slip stitch
sc single crochet
ehdc extended half double crochet
hdc half double crochet
RS right side
ehdc dec extended half double crochet decrease
hdc dec half double crochet decrease
sc dec single crochet decrease
Approximate finished size: 12” wide x 65” long
4” = 10 ehdc stitches / 4” = 6 rows
Notes about pattern: chain 3 at beginning of row counts as stitch
chain 2 at beginning of row DOES NOT count as stitch
Extended half double crochet (ehdc) : yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Extended half double crochet decrease (ehdc dec): yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through 2 loops on hook (2 loops still on hook), yo, insert hook into next st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull loop through 1 loop on hook, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Scarf pattern without attaching to ring:
Row 1: (RS) ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook. Turn (1)
Row 2: ch 1, 2 sc in next st. Turn (2)
Row 3: ch 1, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sts. Turn (4)
Row 4: ch 2 (does not count as stitch), hdc in each st to end. Turn (4)
Row 5: ch 3 (counts as st), ehdc in same st, ehdc in next 2 sts, 2 ehdc in last st. Turn (6)
Row 6: ch 2 (working in front 3rd loop), 2 hdc in same st, hdc in each st to last st, 2 hdc in last st. Turn (8)
Row 7: ch 3, ehdc in same st, ehdc in each st to last st, 2 ehdc in last st. Turn (10)
Row 8: ch 2 (working in front 3rd loop), hdc in each st to end. Turn (10)
Row 9: ch 3, ehdc in same st and in each st to last st, 2 ehdc in last st. Turn (12)
Row 10: ch 2 (working in front 3rd loop), hdc in each st to end. Turn (12)
Row 11: ch 3, ehdc in each st to end. Turn (12)
Row 12: repeat row 8 (12)
Row 13: Repeat row 9 (14)
Row 14: Repeat row 10 (14)
Row 15: Repeat row 11 (14)
Row 16 – 55 Repeat rows 8 – 11 (34) Repeating row stitch counts (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34)
Row 56: Repeat Row 8 (34)
Row 57: ch 3, ehdc dec over next 2 sts, ehdc in each st to last 3 sts, ehdc dec over next 2 sts, ehdc in last st. Turn (32)
Row 58: ch 2 (working in front 3rd loop), hdc in each st to end. Turn (32)
Row 59: ch 3, ehdc in each st to end. Turn (32)
Row 60: ch 2 (working in front 3rd loop), hdc in each st to end. Turn (32)
Rows 61 – 104 repeat rows 57 – 60 (10) Repeating row stitch counts (30, 28, 26, 24, 22, 20, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10)
Row 105 – 108 repeat rows 57 – 58 (6)
Row 109: ch 2, hdc dec over first two sts, hdc in next 2 sts, hdc dec over last 2 sts. Turn (4)
Row 110: ch 1, sc dec over first two sts, sc dec over last 2 sts. Turn (2)
Row 111: ch 2 sc dec over two sts. (1)
Weave in ends.
Attaching to Ring:
Row 1: ch 1, 10 sc over ring. Turn (10)
Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st to end. Turn (10)
Follow pattern as written above beginning at row 7. (RS)
Mystic Mermaid Mod Scarf