It is getting colder and I had a bunch of extra tweed, so I made a new scarf. This one is an architectural, masculine pattern that I’ve named after the Latin poet Catullus. Here’s the link to the Ravelry page. Pattern is below.
450 yards DK weight yarn
Size G crochet hook
Sl st – Slip stitch
sc – single crochet
hdc – Half double crochet
dc – double crochet
inc – increase (two hdc in one)
sk – skip a stitch
make finger – chain 12, insert hook into third chain from hook, 10 dc, sk 2, join with sl st.
The main body is a trapezoid shape with a three eyelet rows that starts from the smaller edge of the trapezoid.
Chain 163 plus 2 for turning chain (doesn’t count as first stitch.)
This pattern uses a turning chain of 2
Row 1: hdc all
Row 2-3: inc, hdc to last st, inc, turn
Row 4: inc, (ch1, sk1, hdc) to last two stitches, ch1, sk1, inc.
Row 5-8: repeat row 2
Row 9: repeat row 4
Row 10-13: repeat row 2
Row 14: repeat row 4
Row 15-18: repeat row 2
Do not turn at the end of row 18.
Row 19: Put 18 sc along the edge of the scarf, 3 sc in the first stitch of the starting chain, 1 sc along each of the starting chain stitches, 3 stitches in the last chain, then 18 stitches up the other side. Turn.
Finger row: (Make finger, 2 sl st)x4, make finger. 1 sc, 3 sc in corner st, 1 sc, slip to next st. (Make finger, 2 sl st)x32, make finger. 1 sc, 3 sc in corner st, 1 sc, sl to next st. (Make finger, 2 sl st)x4, make finger. Bind off.
Row 1: Reattach yarn to end of last finger. (2 sc in top of finger, ch 2) to corner.
Corner (This is the most complicated part): Put 2 extra sc in the end of last finger of scarf edge, then put 5 sc along the edge of that finger (halfway down). Turn. Do 5 more rows of sc, ch 10, join to corner of sc section, ch1, turn, 5 sc, turn, do 5 more rows of sc, then join to halfway across opposite finger, and sl st the edge of sc section along side of that finger.
Continue putting two sc in tops of fingers and chaining 2 across, then repeat at the next corner. Then (sc 2, ch 2) across other edge of scarf. Turn.
Row 2: sc across, put 3 sc in the middle stitch of the corner chains.
Row 3: hdc across, put 3 hdc in the middle stitch of corner sections.
Row 4: (2 hdc, ch 2, sk 2) to corner, put 1 sc on either side of corner stitch and 3 in the corner. (2 hdc, ch 2, sk 2) across, repeating corner section, then (2 hdc, ch 2, sk 2) up last edge.
Row 5: hdc across, putting 3 hdc in corner stitches.
Row 6: hdc across, putting 3 hdc in corner stitches. Bind off.
And that’s it! Enjoy!