Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Meandering Paw Prints FREE Scarf Pattern

Have you been looking for a scarf pattern that shows off  your love for animals without making you feel like you are wearing a childs design?? The Meandering Paw Prints scarf pattern fits that bill and will work for a Dog or Cat lover equally.

EDIT: I have recently added the matching beanie pattern here on my blog. Find it here

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MEANDERING PAW PRINTS  
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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner/easy

SIZE: 6 inches wide, each repeat of meandering paw prints is 14” long. I used 5 repeats for an adult scarf and 3 for a childs scarf.

MATERIALS: Size I/9/5.50 mm crochet hook, Worsted/4/medium weight yarn approx. 6 oz (315 yards), yarn needle, measuring tape.

GAUGE: 16 dc = 4 inches, 7 dc rows = 4 inches

TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Sk – skip
Sp – space
St(s) – stitch (stitches)

NOTE:
1)      Ch 2 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
2)      Dc in last sk st: Insert the hook into the skipped stitch indicated and continue with your dc in the same manner as the other dc. This binds the two sts together into a cross stitch. (see pics below)

This is what it will look like right before you begin this stitch.

You can see this dc is worked "around" the previous dc.

Completed cross stitch.

Ch 22.
Row 1: Working in the back ridge of the starting ch, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 dc)
Row 2: ch 2, turn. Dc 4, ch 4, sk 2 sts, dc 14.
Row 3: Ch 2, turn. Dc 12, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 2.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Dc 3, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st (see note 2), ch 1, sk 1, dc 13.
Row 5: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Row 6: Ch 2, turn. Dc 9, ch 4, sk 2, dc 9.
Row 7: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc next 7.
Row 8: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 8.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Row 10: Ch 2, turn. Dc 6, ch 4, sk 2, dc 12.
Row 11: Ch 2, turn. Dc 10, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 4.
Row 12: Ch 2, turn. Dc 5, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 11.
Row 13: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Row 14: Ch 2, turn. Dc 12, ch 4, sk 2, dc 6.
Row 15: Ch 2, turn. Dc 4, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp. Dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 10.
Row 16: Ch 2, turn. Dc 11, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 5.
Row 17: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, ch 4, sk 2, dc 10.
Row 19: Ch 2, turn. Dc 8, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc in ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 6.
Row 20: Ch 2, turn. Dc 7, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc in last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 9.
Row 21: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Row 22: Ch 2, turn. Dc 14, ch 4, sk 2, dc 4.
Row 23: Ch 2, turn. Dc 2, ch 1, sk 1, dc next st, 2 sc next ch sp, dc next st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 12.
Row 24: Ch 2, turn. Dc 13, ch 1, sk 2, dc next st, dc last sk st, ch 1, sk 1, dc 3.
Row 25: Ch 2, turn. Dc across.
Repeat rows 2-25 until desired length is reached.  Finish off and weave in all ends. 

FRINGE
Cut 80 fifteen inch strands. Take 2 strands and attach with a half hitch to each stitch on both ends of the scarf.  Trim ends evenly. 

To give stability and a nice finished detail, I like to slip stitch a row just below the fringe (or above, depending on which way you are looking at it) on each end of the scarf.  This also allows you to even up the ends in case you are like me and you start off much looser than you finish.