Sands of Time
This Scarf was quick, easy and fun to make. The weather here just recently got cooler. Living in the South East Coast I have learned about the unpredictable Fall/Winters here. One day it could be a humid 90 degrees the next its 65.. in the Fall. Winter is alittle more predictable haha. We had our first cold snap a couple weeks ago. I got so excited I ran to the Yarn Stash Closet and dug out my winter yarns. Lion Brand Landscapes was patiently waiting for me. Ohh how I missed the feel of this yarn 😉
It was pretty windy the day I pulled out the yarn stash. I about froze while taking the fur babies out for their morning “break”. I knew I wanted to make a scarf but didn’t want it to just be any old scarf. As I stood there waiting for the boys.. I had my jacket up as high as it could go on my neck, yet somehow, the wind was getting in around my neck. DING DING.. the light bulbs went off in my head. I’m going to design a scarf that has a “flap” attached that I can put on under my jacket but still have the scarf part out and around my neck!!! The Bandana Scarf was born. 😉
This pattern uses a simple Triangle Scarf pattern & the Waffle Stitch. It can be easily altered to fit any size. There is no specific gauge for this. I used 2 Skeins of Lion Brand Landscapes for this Scarf and I would consider it as a Size – Large.
What you will need.
2 Skeins Lion Brand Landscapes …. I used Sand Dune.
Measuring tape, Tapestry Needle, Scissors
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
TR = Triple Crochet
FP = Front Post
Ch. = Chain
What you need to know…
How to do a Front Post Stitch
Waffle Stitch– Which is combo of regular Stitch & Front Post Stitch
Triangle — There are several ways to make a triangle, method used in this pattern was… A Ch.4, 3DC’s, Ch.1 & Ch.3 … What I call a Basic Triangle pattern.. This will be explained in pattern 😉
This pattern is for a large size Bandana Scarf. The Triangle portion is from tip of shoulder to tip of shoulder approx 21inches. You can customize your bandana portion by measuring Shoulder to Shoulder, then stopping the triangle when you reach your measurement. The Scarf part is Extra long. it can be wrapped around neck 2 times and still have length hanging down. This can also be adjusted by decreasing the Chain count.
Starting with the triangle..
Ch.5 ….. (this will count as a TR & Ch.1)
Row 1… TR in 5th Ch from hook, *Ch1,TR* repeat * to * 2 more times. (Total 5 TR)
Row 2.. Ch.5, Turn… TR in 1st stitch, TR in Ch1, TR in 2nd tr, TR in Ch1, TR -Ch1-TR-Ch1-TR in 3rd tr, TR in Ch1, TR in 4th tr, TR in Ch1, TR-Ch1-TR in last TR. ( 12 TR’s )
Row 3 .. Ch.5, Turn… Place a TR in each Ch1 & stitch til you reach 2nd Ch1, TR in 2nd Ch1 then… TR-Ch1-TR-Ch1- TR in center tr… TR in Ch1 & every stitch til Last stitch… Place TR-Ch1-TR in last stitch.
Row 4 and every row after apply same method as Row 3. You will a Ch5 ( TR-Ch1) at beginning of each row, TR-Ch1-TR-Ch1-TR in Center, TR-Ch1-TR in last stitch & a TR in every Stitch in each row.
Continue Rows til you have the correct measurement for Shoulder to Shoulder.
I had 12 rows total.
When you have Reached you measurement… Fasten Off.
Scarf .. (Part 2)
If you Do not want a very Long Scarf I recommend doing less Chains.
Pick up Triangle and Start to evenly SC along Triangle. I did 2SC per row of triangle w/ 1SC in Center loop.( see pic below) This gave me 49 Stitches across triangle.
After SC to end of Triangle .. Ch.102… You should now have Ch100 on one side, 49SC’s in Triangle & Ch100 on other side. Total of 251 stitches
**** NOTE*** The Waffle Stitch requires multiples of 3, So make sure when Chaining & SC’ing in triangle that you end up with multiples of 3. ( divide your stitch count by 3 to make sure you get a Solid number)
Row 1: DC in Second Ch from hook, DC Across.
Row 2: Ch.2, Turn, DC in first 2 stitches, DCFP next ST, * DC 2 – DCFP* Repeat * to * across. You should have ended the row with 2DC’sFront Post Stitch & Last 2 stitches DC
Row 3: Ch.2, Turn, DC in first 3 stitches, DCFP next 2, * DC – DCFP2* repeat * to * across…You should end with 2 DC’s
Back side.. 2 Front Post Stitches
You will repeat Row 2 & Then Row 3 till you have 12 rows or 5 inches.
Row 4: Ch.1, Turn, SC across and Fasten off.
Below I have added a link for “help” if needed…..
I have not yet attempted to make my own videos soo here is a Fellow Crocheter who has a great little video on the basics to do the Waffle Stitch.. Bella Coco
I did not find however a tutorial for the Triangle Portion of this Scarf..:( If you have any questions please dont hesitate to contact me 🙂