So we’re 13 days into October and it’s still in the 80’s or the 90’s here and it’s unbearable. Sure, we’ve got leaves changing colors, I made an apple pie last night, pumpkin everything is out but I don’t get that certain chill in the air, if you know what I mean. Maybe my first scarf of the season will bring me some lovely cool temps – say hello to the Dana Scarf crochet pattern.
To make this pattern I was able to use a brand new yarn, that I was super lucky to have been able to try out, Kindred by WeCrochet/Knitpicks. If you’re interested I will be updating my blog with a link to my review on the brand new Kindred DK from WeCrochet. It will be out 10/14 (Tomorrow). But any lovely dk yarn will work to make this a fun and special project for you.
Back to the yarn though, this yarn really inspired how I worked up this design. Sometimes you have to let the yarn tell you how it wants to look, ya know? So for this design I kept it simple-ish, I wanted an easy to replicate repeat that you could easily make larger (by adding rows) or wider (the multiple is 3), then add the edge details and the tassels as you’d like. It’s just a easy peasy design made to let the yarn take the center stage.
And the name? Also inspired by the yarn – Dana is the main character of Octavia Bulter’s book, Kindred. If you’ve never read any of Butler’s books she was a treasure and a great science fiction writer. So, yeah, the name doesn’t have anything to do with the book other than the name of the yarn gave me a reason to tell people to read Butler’s books, which is always a win in my world.
I hope where ever you are you’re having a great time and being safe and healthy. Hugs friends. Wash your hands and masks.
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I was provided the yarn for this pattern by WeCrochet for the purposes of making this design, with compensation. I wasn’t provided the yarn with the expectations of positive or negative reviews but I did enjoy using this yarn, it was the first time I used it and I really like the way it works up and how it drapes.
This post is linked to Hookin’ on Hump Day 225
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- US H (5.00 mm) crochet hook
- Size #3 DK weight yarn
- 460 yds/ 6.5 oz
- 1 – 4 colors
- I used Kindred by WeCrochet/KnitPicks
- Notions: scissors, measuring tape, yarn needle
- 14 hdc x 10 rows = 4″
Terms/ Stitches used
- St: stitch
- Ch: chain
- Sc: Single crochet
- BLO: back loop only
- Hdc: half double crochet
- This pattern is worked in 3 sections, the Scarf, the Ends, and the Tassels. The Scarf is worked in rows from the bottom up, with a turn at the beginning of the row. The Ends are worked along the row ends of the Scarf. The Tassels (optional) are added to the Ends.
- The ch-1 at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.
- The multiple of this design is 3, if you’d like to make it longer just add sts in 3s.
- This pattern was written for 4 colors but feel free to use more or fewer.
- This scarf was made using Kindred by We Crochet in 4 colors, 1 skein each – Raspberry Cordial, Spice, Goldenrod, and Wintergreen.
Approx finished product dimensions (measurements may vary by gauge and yarn used)
|Height 7.5” – 8”|
|Width: 65” – 66” (not including tassels)|
Dana Scarf crochet pattern instructions
Row 1: A: Ch 210, sc into the second ch from the hook, skip the next st, sc 3 times into the next st, *skip the next 2 sts, sc 3 times into the next st,* repeat from * to * 67 more times, skip the next st, sc into the last st – 209 sc
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, skip the next st, hdc 3 times into the next st, *skip the next 2 sts, hdc 3 times into the next st,* repeat from * to * 67 more times, skip the next st, hdc into the last st – 209 hdc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the first st, skip the next st, sc 3 times into the next st, *skip the next 2 sts, sc 3 times into the next st,* repeat from * to * 67 more times, skip the next st, sc into the last st – 209 sc
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc into the first st, skip the next st, hdc 3 times into the next st, *skip the next 2 sts, hdc 3 times into the next st,* repeat from * to * 67 more times, skip the next st, hdc into the last st – 209 hdc
Rows 5 – 6: repeat rows 3 – 4, once.
Fasten off color A.
Rows 7 – 12: B: repeat rows 3 – 4, 3 times.
Fasten off color B.
Rows 13 – 18: C: repeat rows 3 – 4, 3 times.
Fasten off color C.
Rows 19 – 24: D: repeat rows 3 -4, 3 times.
Do not fasten off color D.
Row 1: Rotate your piece so you’re working perpendicularly to row 24 of the Scarf. Ch 11, sc into the second ch from the hook and into the next 9 sts – 10 sc
Row 2: Slip st into the first row end and the next row end, turn, sc into the BLO of the next 10 sc – 10 sc
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc into the BLO of the next 10 sc – 10 sc
Row 4: Slip st into the first row end and the next row end, turn, sc into the BLO of the next 10 sc – 10 sc
Rows 5 – 20: repeat rows 3 – 4, 10 times, changing colors to match the row ends. Fasten off, weave in your ends.
Repeat Rows 1 – 20 on the other end of the scarf, joining your yarn as you’d like for your first row before chaining 11.
Block your scarf so it measures 7.5” – 8” x 65” – 66”.
Add tassels or fringe as you’d like to the ends of your scarf.