Frosty Windows Scarf is part of the PlanetJune Accessories range of crochet patterns by June Gilbank.
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- Step by step photo tutorial for the ‘tr2tog over next 5 st’
- How to calculate how much fringe you’ll need
- Step by step photos for making and attaching the fringe
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|fdc||foundation double crochet (foundation treble crochet for UK/Aus)|
|tr||triple (treble) crochet (double treble crochet for UK/Aus)|
|tr2tog||triple crochet decrease (double treble crochet decrease for UK/Aus)|
Finished sample scarf measures 53″ x 4.75″ (135cm x 12cm) unblocked; 59″ x 5″ (150cm x 13cm) blocked, excluding fringe.
Gauge is not important for this pattern – I suggest you use the hook size recommended on the ball band of your yarn as a starting point, or go up a size or two until your fabric isn’t too stiff and drapes nicely.
Width: This pattern is written with a width of 2 pattern repeats. If desired, you can increase the width by adding 8 chains to the starting chain for each additional pattern repeat.
Length: The exact length of the scarf isn’t critical – you can just keep adding repeats until the scarf is the length you like, and then work the top edging.
See also the accompanying stitch diagram to make the pattern and repeats easier to follow.
Foundation double crochet (fdc). This technique creates both the foundation chain and a row of double crochet stitches in one row. It makes a stretchy foundation, and is far easier to work into than a chain.
tr2tog over next 5 st : * yarn over twice, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice ** [first leg complete, 2 loops remaining on hook], skip next 3 st, repeat from * to ** [second leg complete, 3 loops remaining on hook], yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
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Fdc 19 (or ch 21, dc in 4th chain from hook and in each remaining chain). (19 st).
Row 1: ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), turn, skip next st, dc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, repeat from * across.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), turn, * dc in next ch-sp, dc in next st, repeat from * across.
Row 3: ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Row 4: ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 st, * ch 2, tr2tog over next 5 st (work first leg in next st, skip next 3 st, work second leg in next st), ch 2, dc in next 3 st, repeat from * across.
Row 5: ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 st, * skip next ch-sp, (tr, ch 3, tr) between legs of tr2tog, skip next ch-sp, dc in next 3 st, repeat from * across.
Row 6: ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 st, * dc in next st, 3 dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 4 st, repeat from * across.
Row 7: ch 3, turn, dc in each st across.
Repeat Rows 1-7 as many times as desired. (Sample scarf has a total of 14 repeats.)
Rows 8-9: Repeat Rows 1-2.
Fasten off, leaving a 6″ yarn end. Block if desired. Continue to Fringe (optional) instructions, or weave in yarn ends.
This stitch diagram shows the complete width of the scarf, the foundation row, one pattern row repeat (Rows 1-7), and the top end of the scarf (Rows 8-9).
Decide how much fringe you’d like. For my sample scarf, I used 2 strands of yarn held together for each knot, and knotted the fringe into every other stitch across the short ends of the scarf (a total of 40 strands of yarn). For a fuller fringe, use more strands of yarn per knot, or knot the fringe into every stitch across the ends.
To easily make all your fringe yarn strands the same length, wrap the yarn around a piece of card and cut all the strands across the bottom. I used a 3.5″ (9cm) tall card to give 3″ (7.5cm) long fringe.
For each knot, hold 2 strands together and fold them in half. Insert the crochet hook through the scarf edge and hook the midpoint of the folded yarn strands. Draw the yarn loop back through the scarf edge and enlarge it until you can reach through the loop with your thumb and forefinger. Grab all the yarn ends and pull them through the loop, then pull to tighten the knot.
Tip: To save weaving in the yarn ends from the scarf, pull each end through the nearest fringe knot as you form it, then trim the ends to match the length of the fringe strands.
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