This Over the Bridge Scarf is just perfect for this time of year!
Fall is trying its best to get here, even in the South. My favorite time of year!! That has me thinking of all sorts of wonderful Fall things, like scarves, boot cuffs, and headbands.
I tried out this wonderful pattern by Too Hot Headed designs that she has for free on Ravelry. It’s called Shell Border Boot Cuffs . I just loved the way it stitched up!
So after I made me a pair of the boot cuffs, I naturally wanted a scarf to match and go with them. Being very inspired by her design, here is my Over the Bridge scarf! I call it over the bridge because just for some crazy, quirky reason, it makes me think of going over a little wooden bridge crossing a stream or something…. hmmm…
Over the Bridge Scarf
Caron Simply Soft Yarn – White (1 skein )
Size H hook – H/8 – 5.00 mm
Finished scarf measures 4” wide and 66” length (excluding fringe)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
bpdc = back post double crochet
fpdc = front post double crochet
rep = repeat
Start with ch 124.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd chain from hook and in back of chain across to the end. (124 sc). Ch 2, turn.
Row 2: Hdc in each stitch across, ch 3, turn.
Row 3: [ bpdc in next stitch, fpdc in next] rep from [ to ] across, ch 2, turn.
Row 4- 6: Rep Row 3.
Row 7: Sc in each stitch across, turn.
To make Shell border around: After turning, without chaining, make 5dc (shell made) in 5th stitch from hook. [ Sk 1 stitch, sl st in next, sk 1 stitch, 5 dc in next stitch], rep [ to ] across until you have 4 stitches left. Sk 1 stitch, sl st in next, sk 1 stitch, and make 5 dc in last stitch. This will be like working in corner stitch and coming around on end of scarf. (Fig. 1)
Ch 2, insert hook in end of Row 3 and sc. (Fig. 2 )
Ch 1 and sc in second half of next dc row end. (Fig. 3)
Ch 2, and dc 5 times in corner stitch. ( Fig. 4)
Working back across the foundation ch, [ sk 1 stitch, sl st in next stitch, sk 1 stitch, 5 dc in next stitch], rep [ to ] across ending with 5 dc in last stitch.
Just like you did on the 1st end of scarf, after 5 dc, ch 2. Insert hook in end of Row 3, and sc.
Ch 1, and sc in second part of ending dc 4 more times.
Ch 2, sl st into 1st dc of first 5 dc shell and end off.
Add Fringe: The way I made my fringe – I took a 9.5” notebook and wrapped yarn in 5 complete loops from top to bottom keeping yarn even and straight. Cut yarn from skein, and carefully keeping strands intact, slip off the notebook. Fold these strands in half carefully. Working from backside of scarf, so that it lays pretty on the front, insert crochet hook into loop on end of scarf. Folding strands carefully, hook them with the crochet hook and pull them through the loop at the end of the scarf. ( You should have a loop just made using the yarn strands). Make sure you have even amounts of yarn ends hanging on the other side of your scarf. Using your hook for help, just bring all the ends through that loop you just made with the yarn strands.
Pull on these ends snugly, but not too tightly and pulling both ends evenly, you can draw the ends down snugly. Now cut the loops on ends of strands and add as much or as little fringe as you want. I did 4 fringe loops evenly spaced on mine. Then take scissors and even up the strands.
Enjoy wearing your scarf! 😉