Brick Stitch Scarf

IMG_7790I was recently asked to make 7 hats with matching scarfs for a client who lives in Australia since they are entering their winter as we welcome spring.  Out of those 7 hat/scarf combos, 2 hats/scarfs were for girls and the rest were for boys.

I wanted to make this little girls hat/scarf combo pretty and came across this unisex Brick Stitch Hat pattern by BobWilson123, and I thought would look wonderful in cream and different hues of purple.  This hat is for a 12 year old girl and I wanted to make her something a little more grown up than the usual whimsical hats I make for children; grown up but girlie and pretty.  When it came to making a matching scarf, I used the brick stitch pattern in the same colours and worked in rows instead of rounds (the hat was worked in rounds) and the pattern turned out pretty nice.

Because I am working in rows and not rounds, and because I used the ‘working on the left of the dc from previous round’ step from the hat pattern, the scarf is slightly different from the hat as a result.  If you want a true copy of the brick stitch pattern, you need to work on opposite sides of the dc from the previous round.  For example, the first time across work on the left side of the dc, turn.  Second time across work on the right side of the dc, turn.  Third time across work on the left side of the dc again, working across, turn….and continue following this method all the way through the pattern.  I personally liked the little stepping stone pattern working every row to the left of the dc made, but the choice is yours.

This scarf works up to be pretty thick and warm.  Change up the colours and this scarf would work well for boys/men too.  If you find you want a longer or short scarf, make your beginning chain either longer or shorter, just make sure to work your initial chain in an odd number so that you will end up with an even number of starting sc.  For example, ch 111, 1 sc in second ch from hook and across = 110 sc or ch 221, 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and across = 220 sc.

If you have any questions or comments or if I am unclear in any aspect of this pattern, or if you come across an error, please let me know with a comment or a message and I will answer you or try to clarify or fix something to the best of my ability.  We are only human after all and to err is human!!!

 

Brick Stitch Scarf

©Copyright Nyela d’Endel 2015
 

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Materials needed

Worsted Weight (4) yarn in multiple colours.

I used Bernat Satin yarns in Silk (A), Lavender (B), and Grape (C)

And Red Heart Shimmer in Plum (D)

I/9 -5.50mm hook

Tapestry needle

Gauge

No gauge required

Abbreviations

ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
st = stitch
sts = stitches
sl st = slip stitch
F/O = fasten off

Special Instructions

Brick Stitch Pattern: Work double crochet stitches to the left of the double crochets from the previous row and work them into the chain 1 space from 2 rows below.


The Scarf
With A

Row 1: ch 185, turn.  1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and sc across, turn.  (184 sts)

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as a 1st dc and ch 1 st) skip 1 st and dc into the next st, ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Working double crochet stitches on the left of the dc from the previous row and into the ch 1 space from 2 rows below.

Row 3: Ch 4, skip 1st st and dc into the skipped st from the previous round, ch 1.  Dc into the next skipped st from pervious round and ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, working the final st into 3rd st from the ch 4, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Row 4-6: Ch 4, skip 1st st Double crochet into the ch 1 space 2 rounds below (to the left of the dc from the previous round), ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Working with B

Row 7-9: Ch 4, skip 1st st Double crochet into the ch 1 space 2 rounds below (to the left of the dc from the previous round), ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Working with C

Row 10-12: Ch 4, skip 1st st Double crochet into the ch 1 space 2 rounds below (to the left of the dc from the previous round), ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Working with D

Row 13-15: Ch 4, skip 1st st Double crochet into the ch 1 space 2 rounds below (to the left of the dc from the previous round), ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Working with A

Row 16-18: Ch 4, skip 1st st Double crochet into the ch 1 space 2 rounds below (to the left of the dc from the previous round), ch 1.  Repeat from * to * across, turn. (92 dc and 92 ch 1 spaces)

Finishing
continue working with A (1 sc around as instructed below)

Row 19: Ch 1, 1 sc in each dc and in each ch 1 sp across working  3 sc in the last st, do not chain or turn. Pivot your scarf so that you are now working down the length of the scarf 1 sc in each space making sure to work 3 sc in the last sc, again making sure not to ch or turn.  Pivot the scarf again, working on the top of the scarf, 1 sc in each st making sure to work 3 dc in the last st, do not turn or ch.  Pivot again and work on the opposite width of the scarf working 1 sc in each sp, working 2 sc in the last space, sl st to join.  F/O leaving a long tail to weave in.

If you did not work over your tails then weave in all tail ends.

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Nyela d’Endel xoxo

 

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