Tangerine Lacy Scarf

Scarves are one of my favorite things to crochet (or knit). They work up fast and I view them as shoes, you can never have too many of them. I usually gravitate towards the same colors when I make scarves – shades of blue, green, purple and gray – so when I was asked to knit a scarf in orange it was a nice break from the ordinary. At first I had my doubts that orange would look nice but a shade of orange called tangerine from Red Heart produced a scarf that will definitely be an eye-catcher.

I used two skeins of yarn and an I-9 size crochet hook and followed the Crochet Lacy Scarf pattern from Lion Brand.

After using up one of the skeins of yarn I had about 48 inches of the scarf completed, which is definitely too short for any adult to wear.

I used about half of the second skein of yarn and ended up with a scarf that was approximately 66 inches long, definitely long enough for an adult to wrap around their neck to keep them warm during the winter months.

The best part, the intended recipient was very happy with the finished product!

Crochet Lacy Scarf (from Lion Brand Yarn; www.lionbrand.com)

Ch. 19

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook (first 4 skipped chs make turning ch-sp), dc in next ch, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch, skip next ch, dc in next 2 ch; rep from * across to last ch, dc in last ch – 3 pattern reps at the end of this row

Row 2: Ch 4 (for turning ch-sp), turn *(3 dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp.

Repeat last row until almost all yarn has been used. Scarf should measure about 76 inches. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Abbreviations:

Ch(s): Chain(s), Dc: Double-crochet, Sp(s): Space(s), Ch-sp: Space previously made, Rep: Repeat

*Please note that this pattern is written for 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, since I used Red Heart Soft Yarn which is thinner in weight (Super Bulky (6) vs. Medium (4)) I started the scarf by chaining 27 as opposed to 19 to obtain my desired width.

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