Openwork Crochet Scarf

I had a single skein of Wild Fire Fibres Bambino (Purple Lotus) and was looking for something fairly simple that would show this lovely, drapey, yarn off.

After some false starts, I settled on an openwork scarf with borders at each end based on Doris Chan’s All Shawl Strawberry Lace.

Materials
400 yards soft 4ply yarn
5mm crochet hook

Scarf Body
Foundation: Ch 54st.

Row 1: Skip next 8st, sc, * ch5, skip next 4st, sc **; repeat from * to **, turn (9 loops + 1 half loop)

Row 2: Ch5, skip next 2 chains in the loop, sc in the 3rd chain of the loop, *ch5, sc in the 3rd chain of the next loop; repeat from * to last loop, ch5, sc in the 3rd chain of the last loop, turn (58st: 9 loops + 1 half loop).

Repeat row 2 until scarf is the required length. Remember that the lace borders will each add about 3.25 inches to the scarf’s final length.

Next row: Ch 1, sk 1, sc in every st until last loop, sc in sc, sc in next 2 st (56st).

Strawberry Lace Border
Border Detail

Stitches
SH (shell): 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc all in same space
SH in SH: make shell in ch-2 space of previous shell
Picot: After completing a dc, ch 3, reach back and insert hook from top to bottom into front two strands of dc just made, like going back through the path of the last step of the dc, sl st to close picot.
PF (Picot Fan): (dc, ch 1) 2 times, dc, Picot, (ch 1, dc) 2 times all in same ch-sp

Strawberry Lace
Worked on a multiple of 8sts.

Row 1: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first sc, * ch 3, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next 2 sc, SH in next sc;** repeat from * to **, turn

Row 2: Ch 2, * SH in SH, ch 1, skip next ch-3 sp, tr, ch 1 5 times in next ch-3 sp, skip next ch-3 sp;** repeat from * to **, SH in last SH, turn

Row 3: Ch 2, * SH in SH, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp 3 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp** repeat from * to **, SH in last SH, turn

Row 4: Ch 2, * SH in SH, ch 2, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp 2 times, ch 2, skip next ch-1 sp;** repeat from * to **, SH in last SH, turn

Row 5: Ch 2, * SH in SH, ch 3, skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3 2 times, skip next ch-2 sp;** repeat from * to **, SH in last SH, turn

Row 6: Ch 2, * PF in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, PF in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1;** repeat from * to **, PF in ch-2 sp of last shell, fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to the other end of scarf. Working into the backs of the stitches, ch5, skip next 2st, sc, * ch5, skip next 5st, sc; repeat from to , turn (58st)

Next row: Ch 1, sk 1, sc in every st until last loop, sc in sc, sc in next 2 st (56st).

Repeat Rows 1 – 6 of Strawberry Lace.

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