Saturday, December 19, 2009

Super Quick and Easy Scarflette: A free crochet pattern for you

It is less than a week until Christmas! Are you ready yet? If you are like me, you probably have a gift or two that you still need to buy, but with time or money (or both) running out, what's a girl to do? I have an idea that just might come in handy in the last minute gift department.

This is my "Super Quick and Easy Scarflette." It is made with bulky yarn and a size K hook, so it works up very quickly. I made this version in under an hour, fringe and all. But if you are not into fringe, you can omit it, and be done even quicker. I think this version is more my style:
I love this old Sarah Coventry pin; it reminds me of my mother.
And you can wear it lots of different ways, too: A sophisticated, Audrey Hepburn-ish way to wear a Scarflette.
You can make a couple of them from one skein of Homespun yarn, so it is pretty economical as well (I would never call any thing I made "cheap"!!!!)

Super Quick and Easy Scarflette
by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet

Size: About 6” x 27”, excluding fringe
3 oz. Bulky weight yarn (Homespun from Lion Brand Yarns was used for model)
Size K crochet hook
5 dc = 2”
5 dc rows = 4 1/2”
Row 1: Ch 17, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 15 dc made)
Rows 2-30: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off. (15 dc in each row)
Fringe (optional)
Note: Fringe is worked in ends of rows on one side of Scarflette.
For each Fringe, cut 2 strands of yarn, each 12” long. Holding both strands together as one, fold strands in half. Insert fold in end of first row on one side of Scarflette. Pull fold about 3” through sp, insert ends of strands through fold. Pull ends to tighten. Fringe in end of each row across same side of Scarflette.
Now here is a super quick and easy way to make the fringe:

Measure around a dvd case or book to find one which has a circumference (I hope that is the correct word; I mean the measurement around it) equal to the length you want your fringe to be:We want each strand of our fringe to be 12" long, so this case will work nicely. Plus this is my favorite Christmas movie, so it I can watch it while I work! Wrap the yarn the number of times needed for the amount of Fringe you will need. We are putting two strands in the end of each row. There are 30 rows, so we will need to wrap the yarn 60 times around the case. Spread it out evenly, and don't wrap it too tightly.

Now cut the strands as evenly as possible. You can always trim the fringe after it is on the Scarflette if it looks too uneven.

Fold two stands of the cut yarn together for each fringe. Pull the fold through the end of the row with your hook. You will actually be working around the post of the last stitch on each row.

Pull the fold out a little.

Insert the ends of the fringe through the fold.

Pull the ends to tighten the fringe.

Here is another way to wear the Scarflette.

If you wanted to, you could sew 3 buttons to the Scarflette, and just push them through the stitches for buttonholes:
I hope you will enjoy this pattern. Merry Christmas!

Update: If you would like to purchase an ad-free copy of this pattern for a small fee, please visit my Etsy shop:  Super Quick and Easy Scarflette
I am offering a paid version of this pattern for the convenience of  my customers who prefer an easy to read, printable and ad-free PDF. You will be able to easily save the pattern to your Etsy account, as well as your computer or other device.

Copyright BellaCrochet 2009. All rights reserved.


glor said...

Love it! Great pattern,thanks for sharing.

Ann said...

You are welcome, Glor! I am glad you like it.

Ana Luisa said...

oooooo!! so pretty! I'm going to see if I have some bulky yarn in my stash. will need to try this one out.
BTW, I made some of the gingerbread people, but using a #10 thread; they came out tiny, perfect for gift tags!
Thanks for the wonderful freebies.

Anonymous said...

This is the best Christmas present ever. A great project to do over the holidays and a great new accessory for the new year.
Thank you

Ann said...

I made some Gingerbread boys from size 10, too, Ana Luisa, but I had trouble decorating them. I am glad yours turned out well!

Thank you, Anonymous (hey, this is kind of like having a secret admirer!) I am glad you like the pattern!

RaggedyKisses said...

Thank you Ann, this is just beautiful!!!

Unique2wh0 said...

Ohhh so pretty thank you very much!!!

Sherri said...

Im making this as a last gift for my mom this year for Christmas. Thanks for the pattern and idea ...Merry Christmas to you and yours...

LiviaY said...

This is gorgeous, I'm already done with the christmas gifts, but I'm sure making some of these anyways!!! :D
Thank you so much for sharing this pattern with us!

Beansieleigh said...

Oh NO!!.. I wish I could make THIS before Christmas too!!.. but I just don't have enough TIME!!.. Oh well, it will still be gorgeous for the new year! Thanks for sharing this pattern! LOVE it! Enjoy your weekend! ~tina

Ann said...

You are welcome, Anne! Merry Christmas!

You are welcome, Unique2wh0! I am glad you like it!

Oh Sherri, I love when folks make one of my patterns as a gift! I hope you mother will like it. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Thank you LiviaY! I hope you will enjoy it!

I know, there just never seems to be enought time for all the crochet projects we want to make, does there Beansieleigh? But this is a fun project to make any time (well, maybe not in August!) I hope you will enjoy it!

Mrs Twins said...

This project looks really cool. So quick too. This Homespun wool looks really nice. I've seen it alot on the net. Looks so good to work with. Looks as though it grows quickly.
Must have done if you got it done so quickly.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Happy Holidays to you.
Hugs and Love Suex

Anonymous said...

Thank you!!!! I Love this pattern.

Anonymous said...

This was a fabulous pattern. Whipped up several during the bowl game marathon. Several more coming through the football playoffs. Thanks so much for sharing.

Eileen said...

Ann, I love the scarfette pattern. I made one but I sewed it together and now it's hard to put on and off. I'm going to make this for me. I also love your gingerbread boy and girl. You do great work. Thank you for sharing these patterns with us. Eileen

Melissa said...

I absolutely LOVE this! Thank you for sharing. I am going to try this out as soon as my purse is completed, just need to tie in some ends and make a flower button!!!

Melissa said...

I love THIS! Thank you for sharing. I am off to finish my purse - need to tie some ends in and make a flower button. Then it will be scarflette's for Christmas!

Diane said...

Wow! I love this scarflette pattern. How generous of you to gift us with it. I cant wait to make it!!!

Unknown said...

Beautiful scarf!! Can't wait to make several for myself & several for friends & family! Thanks so much for the pattern!

Unknown said...

Beautiful scarf! Can't wait to make several for myself & several for family & friends. Thanks for the pattern!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much, Ann! This will be a wonderful gift!!

Claudia's Crochet Creations said...

This is amazingly beautiful!!!! It caught my eye right away! LOVE the idea for the perfect Christmas present, thank you for this beautiful pattern and I look forward to making many Christmas Scarf for my family xoxoxoxox

Unknown said...

Just found this pattern, love it! I will be making some of these for gifts, thanks for sharing it.

Gail Adams said...

So adorable, just love the version of wearing it on the side. Am going to make one of my friends this and also one for me. Thank-you so much for sharing with us.

Shelly said...

Love it. I just wish the fringes didn't shed so much. I wore it for five minutes and my whole shirt was covered :( I took the fringes off. Any ideas on what to do with the yarn from the fringes? I'd hate to waste it ;)

Ann said...

Oh no, Josh-Shelly! I am sorry your fringe shed. I sometimes use scraps of yarn to stuff crocheted toys or dolls. I have also seen random pieces of yarn tied into garlands or banners (between the pennants.)

Pat Scott said...

Tyvm Ann for the pattern

myranda said...

From Qu├ębec I follow you this morning and I'M a beginner and I have the right pattern for a beginner . Thank you so much. Marielle

Unknown said...

OMG girl the styles I love it I'm game I'm making scarfs for the ladies at my husband dialysis and this would be a great Xmas present. Olive it, thank you so much for sharing your project.