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These scarves were inspired by the Reservation for Christmas project for Pine Ridge. The adult scarf was created from a friend's handspun wool and the child scarf/hat combo was made with Lion Brand Chunky USA.

Stitch sequence is the same for both adult and child scarves -- the child size scarf is shorter and narrower.

NOTE: You will be working one row in each of 3 different colors, so carry unused yarns loosely up side of work. Do not cut unused yarn until instructed to do so.


Size: approx. 6" wide x 52" long

Gauge: 10 dc = 4" using size J hook

Materials: Size J hook or size to obtain gauge

I used handspun wool for the original scarf in 3 different colors. Yarn weights were in the heavy worsted to chunky range. You may use any chunky-weight yarn of your choice. You need about 150 yds. each of 3 different colors.

Sample scarf colors: Color A - medium brown
Color B - dark brown
Color C - grey-blue

Foundation row: You have a choice of two methods:

With size J hook, chain 129, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across (125 dc)
- OR -

Use the "Elmore" method where you make the foundation chain and first row of dc at the same time. Refer to the book "Crochet Your Way" by Gloria Tracy & Susan Levin, c2000, The Taunton Press. Instructions for this method are on p. 52. Basically, you ch 3 to begin, made 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, then make dc in the first loop on the SIDE of the previous dc and keep repeating dc into the SIDE of the previous stitch until you have 125 dc.

At end of foundation row, drop Color A (do not cut it but carry colors loosely up side of work) and pick up Color B. Ch 1, turn.

Row 1: Working in back loop only, sc in ea dc across row. At end of row, drop Color B (do not cut but carry loosely up side of work), pick up Color C. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Working in BLO, sc in ea sc across row. At end of row, drop Color C, pick up Color A. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Working in BLO, dc in ea sc across row. At end of row, drop Color A, pick up Color B. Ch 1, turn.

Repeat Rows 1-3, changing color each row while carrying unused color up side of work, until you have a total of 13 rows, including the foundation row.

Drop Color A and pick up Color B, ch 1, turn. (At this point you may cut Colors A and C, leaving a 6" length for weaving in.)

Working in BOTH loops around entire edge of scarf, sc in ea st around, working 1 sc in each row at scarf ends, working 3 sc in ea corner and encasing the loosely-carried strands inside the sc stitches to hide them. Slip st to first sc, fasten off and weave in ends.

Give the scarf a pull at both ends to straighten stitches.

Send to the Pine Ridge project or charity of your choice, or give as a gift!

Copyright 2002 - Kathy North


Size: approx. 4" wide x 44" long

Gauge: 10 dc = 4" with size J hook

Materials: Size J hook or size to obtain gauge

Lion Brand Chunky USA yarn - 1 skein each of 3 colors of your choice (should be enough to make both the scarf and matching hat)

Sample scarf colors: Color A - dk. Green
Color B - yellow
Color C - red

Follow instructions for Adult scarf above, but start with 100 dc and work only 7 rows total, including foundation row.

Foundation row: With size J hook, chain 104, dc in 4th st from hook and ea ch across (to end up with 100 dc)

- OR -

Use the "Elmore" method described above and make 100 dc to begin.

Repeat Rows 1-3 twice to end up with 7 rows total, including the foundation row.

Work sc border as in Adult scarf, finish off, weave in ends.

Pattern and photos Kathy North, Designs by KN
Copyright 2002 Designs by KN

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