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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Star Wars Inspired Scarf

This scarf is basically the same as the Spiderman and Iron Man scarves. I just changed the colors and patch. If you are making the scarf for a taller boy, just add to the beginning chain.




Eli wearing his scarf


 Star Wars Inspired Scarf
Design by Mary Jane Hall


Finished Size - 47" long x approx. 6" wide

Skill level - Beginner

Materials
TLC Lustre, # 4 medium worsted wt yarn in Navy (color A) and Vanna's Choice (Lion Brand), # 4 worsted wt in Cranberry (color B)
OR any other # 4 medium worsted weight yarn
Crochet Hook Size J/10 (6m)
1 Star Wars applique (or patch) You can find the applique on eBay here.
Sewing needle and thread to match edge of patch
Yarn Needle


Gauge                           
10 hdc and 6 hdc rows = 3"
Note: If you have more than 10 hdc sts to 3", that means your sts are too tight/small and you need to use a larger hook, but if you have less than 10 hdc sts to 3", your stitches are too big and you need to use a smaller hook. You probably can't tell in the photo to the right, but I placed straight pins before st 1 and after the 10th st,  so I would get a correct gauge.


Stitches used - chain (ch), half double crochet (hdc)

Pattern Notes - You will be working in the back loop only (blo) throughout the entire pattern. This is what will give the scarf stretch and create the ridges. Crocheting in the back loop only will make your scarf resemble knitting.

Instructions
Chain 134
Row 1: With color A (navy), hdc in 3rd chain from hook and in each remaining chain, turn - 30  hdc
Row 2: Ch 2, (does not count as first hdc); In blo, work hdc in first hdc and in each hdc across, changing to color B (blue) while working the last hdc. When you still have 3 loops on your hook (last hdc of row 2), pull color B (cranberry) through the last 3 loops, finishing off the last hdc, turn - 30 hdc
Rows 3: Chain 2, in blo, hdc in each hdc across, turn - 30 hdc
Rows 4: Repeat row 2, changing back to color A at the end of row, turn - 30 hdc
Rows 5-10: Continue to work each row in all hdc (back loop only) changing colors after every 2 rows.
End off yarn, and weave in loose ends.

Attaching  Star Wars Applique/Patch to Scarf
Place patch where you want it on the scarf. Sew by hand (with whip stitch) around edges of patch with sewing needle and thread that matches edge of patch. Make sure the patch is secure, being careful that the thread does not show on the back side of the scarf.
Note: If your patch is an "iron on" patch, after you've placed it in the right position on the scarf, put a soft cotton cloth on top, and steam the patch onto the scarf, without touching the scarf. Do not press hard. Press lightly onto the cotton cloth that has been placed on top of the patch, so the ridges in the scarf will stay in tact. Be very careful with this. Never touch the iron to the yarn. Especially not wool, because the hot iron will felt it and shrink that part of your scarf! You will still have to sew the edges of the patch to the scarf, even if your patch is an "iron on."

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