C’s KERCHIEF

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Skill level:  Beginner/Easy

Size: One size, approx. 14” wide across top, 10” deep at center point

Materials:

100 yds. light weight cotton or cotton-blend thread or yarn (e.g., Aunt Lydia’s “Fashion Crochet”, Plymouth Yarns “Wildflower”, Tahki “Cotton Classic)

Size G/6 (4.50 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to achieve gauge

Tapestry needle

Gauge: In pattern, seven 2-dc groups & 6 spaces = 4”, 7 rows = 3” on size G/6 (4.50 mm) hook

Pattern notes:

Kerchief is worked back and forth in rows from center back point upward, increasing at sides each row to form a triangle shape.

Abbreviations:  beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec), double crochet (dc), each (ea), group (grp), hook (hk), increase (inc), pattern (patt), remaining (rem), repeat (rep), skip (sk), space (sp), stitch (st), slip stitch (sl st)

Kerchief

Row 1: Ch 4, work 2 dc in 4th ch from hk, turn (3 dc)

Row 2 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (two 2-dc grps, 1 sp)

Row 3 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next dc,  2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (three 2-dc grps, 2 sps)

Row 4 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next 2-dc grp, 2 dc in next sp, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (four 2-dc grps, 3 sps)

Row 5 (inc row): Ch 3, dc in same st at base of beg ch-3, ch 1, sk next dc, 2 dc in next sp, *ch 1, sk next 2-dc grp, 2 dc in next sp, rep from * across to last dc & turning ch, ch 1, sk last dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch, turn (row has increased by one grp & one sp)

Rep Row 5 until 22 rows from beg have been completed (22 grps, 21 sps).

At end of last row do not turn, do not cut yarn.

Edging:

Working 2 sc in ea row end on sides of triangle, ch 1, work 44 sc evenly down left side of kerchief, work 3 sc at center back point, work 44 sc evenly along second side of kerchief, sc in ea dc & ea sp across top of kerchief, join with sl st to first sc. Do not turn, do not cut yarn.

Optionally, kerchief can be embellished with beads across the top, adding a few at center back point, as shown in red version.

Ties:

Ch 65, sl st in ea ch across until you reach kerchief body (first tie completed), sl st in ea sc across top of kerchief, ch 65, sl st in ea ch across until you reach kerchief body (second tie completed), join with sl st to top right corner st on kerchief. Fasten off and weave in tails.

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