Simply Charmed V-Scarf

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I absolutely love triangle shaped scarves.  I often used shawl patterns and just wear them “backwards” as scarves.  But for the spring and fall, I find they are too bulky and warm.

So to cut down on the size and warmth, I came up with this simple square pattern with two long sections worked off of it.  The joy of this is that you can make the scarf as long (or as short) as you like.  I made mine just past shoulder length, but longer would look nice with a fancy dress or even an open jean jacket.

I choose to work with Caron Simply Soft for the texture and color selection.  The new stripes line matches perfectly with solid colors, as seen in the blue and beige scarf.  I was also feeling a little steampunk with my charm selection, picking clock hands and clockwork beetles.

 

Materials

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Abbreviations Used – US Crochet Terms

  • ch – chain
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • dc – double crochet
  • tc – treble crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • hdcblo – hdc in the back loop only
  • pc – Work 5 dc into indicated st. Remove hook from loop and insert it into the first of the 5 dc made. Grab the loop that you dropped, pull through the stitch and ch 1.
  • bpc – beginning popcorn – same as a pc, but the first dc stitch is replaced with a ch 3.

Gauge – Not critical. This scarf can be made with any yarn and corresponding hook, it will just change the final dimensions. If you are using worsted weight yarn and a 5.0 mm (H/8) hook, the beginning square should be about 5” (13 cm).

Beginning Square

using contrast yarn, start with a magic ring

rnd 1: bpc, ch 4, (pc, ch 4) repeat x 3, sl st to top of bpc

join main colour in any ch 2 space, and ch 1

rnd 2: (3 hdc, ch 2, 3 hdc) in the ch 2 space

  • hdc in the top of the pc
  • repeat the above steps for all 4 corners and sides
  • sl st to top of first hdc. (7 st per side)

we will now work back and forth along 2 edges.

Row 3: sl st into ch 2 space,

  • ch 2, 2 hdc in ch 2 space
  • skip the first hidden st, hdcblo in each st across
  • (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in the ch 2 corner.
  • skip the first hidden st, hdcblo in each st across
  • 2 hdc in ch 2 space (9 st per edge)

row 4: ch 1, turn, sc in each st across

  • (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 corner
  • sc in each st across (don’t forget the hidden stitch) (10 st per edge)

row 5:ch1, turn, hdcblo in each st across

  • (hdc, ch 2, hdc) in ch 2 space
  • hdc in each st across (11 st per edge)

row 6: repeat row 4 (12 st per edge)

join contrast color yarn with a sl st

row 7: turn, ch 3 (counts as a dc), dc in next st

  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat twice
  • (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 2 corner space
  • dc in next 2 st
  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat twice (7 dc, 2 pc, 4 ch 1 per edge)

join main color yarn with a sl st

row 8: turn, ch 1, sc in each dc, ch 1, and pc

  • (sc, ch 2, sc) in ch 2 space
  • sc in each dc, ch 1, and pc (14 sc per edge)

row 9: repeat row 5 (15 st per edge)

row 10: repeat row 4 (16 st per edge)

row 11: repeat row 5 (17st per edge)

row 12: repeat row 4 (18 st per edge)

You will now work in rows along 1 edge of the square.

Join contrast yarn with a sl st in the first st of the previous row

Row 13: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st

  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in ch 2 space (10 dc, 3 pc, 6 ch 1)

join main color yarn with a sl st

row 14: turn, ch 1, sc in each dc, ch 1, and pc (19 st)

row 15: ch 1, turn, hdcblo across (19 st)

row 16: ch 1, turn, sc across (19 st)

row 17-20: alternate rows 15 and 16

join contrast color yarn with a sl st

row 21: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st

  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat 3 times, 1 dc final st (10 dc, 3 pc, 6 ch 1)

join main colour yarn with a sl st

Repeat rows 14-21 nine more times.

On the final repeat do not change color, and crochet row 14.

You will now work in rows along the other edge of the square.

Join contrast yarn with a sl st in the ch 2 corner space from the last round of the square.

Row 13: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st

  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat 3 times, 1 dc in the last st (10 dc, 3 pc, 6 ch 1)

join main color yarn with a sl st

row 14: turn, ch 1, sc in each dc, ch 1, and pc (19 st)

row 15: ch 1, turn, hdcblo across (19 st)

row 16: ch 1, turn, sc across (19 st)

row 17-20: alternate rows 15 and 16

join contrast color yarn with a sl st

row 21: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 2 st

  • (ch 1, sk 1 st, pc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next 2 st) repeat 3 times, 1 dc final st (10 dc, 3 pc, 6 ch 1)

join main color yarn with a sl st

Repeat rows 14-21 nine more times.

On the final repeat do not change color, and crochet row 14.

How to add charms

Remove your hook from the loop and place a charm on the small hook. Grab the loop you dropped with the small hook and slide the charm onto the stitch. Switch back to using your regular hook and continue to crochet.

Edging

With the right side facing you, join contrast color yarn with a slip stitch in the ch 2 corner between the two “legs” of the scarf.

Ch 1 and sc evenly along the edge until you reach the short side of the scarf. There are 2 options for how to edge the short side of the scarf, depending on the number of charms you want to attach. If you do not want to attach charm, just continue to sc around the edges evenly, placing 3 sc in the corners.

3 charms:

Ch 3, * add a charm * tc in first st ,dc, hdc, 4 sc, hdc, dc,* add charm * tc , dc, hdc, 4 sc, hdc, dc,* add charm * tc , ch 3 and sl st to the base of the last tc.

2 charms:

3 sc in corner stitch, 2 sc, hdc, dc, * add charm*, tc, dc, hdc, 3 sc, hdc, dc, * add charm*, tc, dc, hdc, 2 sc, 3 sc in corner stitch.

Continue to sc evenly along the outside edge of the scarf. Stop when you are one stitched away from the point. Here there will be 2 options again, if you want to add a charm and if you do not.

Charm: Hdc in next st. (dc, * add charm*, tc, dc) in the ch 2 corner space, hdc in next st.

No charm: Sc in each st, 3 sc in the ch 2 space.

Continue to sc evenly down the outside edge, until you reach the short end. Follow the instructions for either the 2 charm, 3 charm, or no charms, option. Sc down the final side and join to your first sc of the edge with a sl st.

Weave in all ends.