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FREE pattern: Neon Waterfall Scarf + Crochet Handwarmers

PatternsRiannon Selcuk

I'm just going to type it (and say it out loud in the comfort of my own home) I hoard YARN!

Yep, I can't resist it. It's like falling in love, over and over and over. I think 'I can make loads with this yarn' or 'it's such a good offer only a fool would resist' and sometimes 'I don't have that much yarn... one, two, ten, twenty more balls is fine'. And then it gets squished to the back of the shelf.

So, I decided 2017 will be the year I work through the hoard. I tend to have a clear out every six months anyway, and always donate the yarn to teachers + other crafters I meet at workshops. It's good to know those impulse fibre splurges will be knotted into something one day, either by me or someone else.

First up is a bundle of Schachenmayr extra merino big neon yellow yarn I bought at a knitting fair earlier in the year. A delicate yarn, different to the thick merino wool I usually work with, but perfect for my waterfall scarf and simple crochet handwarmers.

Waterfall Scarf 

You'll need; 

  • 6mm knitting needles
  • 6mm crochet hook
  • 10 X 50g balls of Extra Merino Big in Sunlight 120. Buy here

The pattern;

Knitted in garter stitch, you'll need to know how to increase, decrease and the double crochet stitch which is used to tidy up the decreased and increased knitted edge. 

  • Cast on 3 stitches using the single cast on method.
  • Slip the first stitch of the next row, knit to the end of the row.
  • Knit front to back the first stitch (increase), knit to the end of the row.
  • Repeat the last two steps a further 46 times (94 rows including the last two steps). The increase should always be on the same side every time so that only one side is angled, the other straight.
  • Slip the first stitch of the next row, knit to the end of the row. Continue this for each row until your piece measures 130cm from cast on edge. The edges should be straight either side because we are creating a square block which sits nicely around the back of the neck..
  • Your next row will be a decrease row, so make sure you have finished on the same side as the increased side. Knit two together, knit to the end of the row.
  • Slip the first stitch of the next row, knit to the end of the row.
  • Repeat the last two steps until you have three stitches left.
  • Cast off and weave in ends. Piece should measure approx. 190cm- don't worry if it doesn't, merino is a great stretchy yarn so your scarf will stretch a little over time, or if its a bit bigger then it will be even more cosier!

Once you've cast off, the next step is optional. I tidied the angled side by crocheting double crochets along the edge, not the straight section (see image below which hopefully makes more sense!). 

Simple Crochet Handwarmers

You'll need; 

  • 6mm crochet hook
  • 2 X 50g balls of Extra Merino Big in Sunlight 120. Buy here

The pattern;

  • Chain 21, slip stitch to join, chain 1.
  • Working in the round, double crochet in each chain, slip stitch to join, chain 1. Repeat this step a further nine times so that you have ten rows in total. 
  • Now we're going to make the thumb hole; After you have chained one as part of the last row, turn work and double crochet in each stitch to the end of the row.
  • Chain 1 and turn work again without joining, double crochet in each stitch till the end of the row. Continue this step for a further 6 rows so that you have 8 rows in total.
  • Chain 1 and turn work, double crochet in each stitch till the end of the row, slip stitch to join.
  • You will now continue to work in the round to create the sleeve/ cuff of the handwarmer. Chain 1, double crochet till the end of the row, slip stitch to join. Continue working in the round for a further 7 rows.

You can increase and decrease the rows and foundation chain to suit your hands- every person is different!