Tis' the season when the hooks are flying and I've been busy crocheting gifts for many on my list. I designed the Snowflake Keyhole Scarf for a special friend who, like myself, grew up in the 80's with a mom who forced her to wear turtlenecks and now she can't stand to wear anything tight around her neck. Can you relate?
I chose Lion Brand Homespun for this design for two reasons: it's sheen is great, and it drapes wonderfully. It's been a while since I've used this yarn, but I enjoyed working with it again and I may choose it for another project real soon! 😉
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- Yarn: Yarn used for the sample shown above is Lion Brand Yarn Homespun in Candy Apple & White; 5 / Bulky Weight Yarn; 1 ball (185 yards / 169 m / 6 oz / 170 g / 98% acrylic, 2% other) Candy Apple (165 yards); White (20 yards)
- Crochet Hook: K/10.⅚.5mm (my favorite hooks are Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Tapestry Needle
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- ch(s): chain
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- sc: single crochet
- dc: double crochet
- sc2tog: single crochet decrease
- yo: yarn over
- RS / WS: right side / wrong side
- BLO: back loop only
- sp(s): space(es)
- Rep: repeat
- Alternate Double Crochet: Click here for tutorial
- Join yarn w/ a sc: Click here for tutorial
- Color Change Tutorial: Click here for tutorial
- Motif in sc: 8 sts = 3"; 7 rows = 3.25"
- Scarf in dc: 8 sts = 3" (height isn't crucial)
• One Size: 8-½" W x 39" L
- Beginning chain(s) are not included in stitch count, unless noted otherwise.
- I tend to crochet on the tighter side. You may find yourself needing to go down a hook size (or two) to properly meet gauge, but gauge isn't as critical with this design.
- First stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as turning chain, unless stated otherwise
- Color Changes: All color changes are worked in the last pull thru of the last stitch of the previous color. Make sure to keep your color changes all on the wrong side of your work. Click here for color change tutorial.
- Single Crochet Decrease (sc2tog): Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, (two loops on hook), insert hook in next stitch, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and draw through all 3 loops.
- Alternate Double Crochet (alt-dc): After turning your work, do not ch, instead, insert your hook into the first st, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops, insert your hook between the legs of the st just made, (yo, pull up a loop) twice, yo, pull thru remaining loops. Click here for tutorial.
Snowflake Keyhole Scarf Instructions
Tapestry Crochet Motif Notes
- Tapestry crochet can be worked a couple different ways, but for this design you will be working & reading the graph from right to left for Rows 2 - 19 of the motif.
- In order to keep the stitches lined up more neatly, and to provide more movement in the fabric, you will be working the motif in back loops only.
Snowflake Motif Instructions (8-½" W x 8-¾" H)
Reading the Graph Below: Since you will begin each row in the stitch furthest to the right, you will read the graph from right to left each row too.
Row 1 (RS): Using a 6.5mm crochet hook, ch 24, working into the back hump of the foundation chain, sc in the 2nd ch from your hook, sc in each ch across. Do not turn. Fasten off. (23 sts)
Rows 2 - 18: Join yarn w/ a sc in the BLO of the st furthest to the right, BLO sc in each st across. Do not turn. Fasten off. (23 sts)
Row 19: Join yarn w/ a sc in the BLO of the st furthest to the right, BLO sc in each st across. Turn (23 sts)
Do not fasten off. Continue on to Scarf.
Gauge: In dc, 8 sts = 3" (stitch height isn't crucial)
Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sc in each st across. Turn. (23 sts)
Row 2: Alt-dc (see page 6 for tutorial), dc in each st across. Turn. (23 sts)
Rep Row 2 until your scarf measures 39".
Do not fasten off. Continue on to Keyhole.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc2tog, ch 2, skip each of the next 19 sts, sc2tog in last 2 sts. Turn. (4 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the same st as ch 1, 2 sc in the ch-2 sp, sc in the last st. (4 sts)
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Wearing Your Scarf
With the snowflake motif facing outward and placed on your left side, wrap the scarf around the back of your neck (from your left to your right).
With the keyhole end on top, put the snowflake motif end thru it and gently pull to adjust fit.
Now that you've finished your Snowflake Keyhole Scarf, it's time to go show it off!
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