Free Pattern – Darkness — 36 Comments

  1. Wow! What a cool pattern, thanks for sharing it! I like dark yarns, but sometimes they are difficult to see and work with. I’m going to have to try this one out.

  2. I just wanted to say thank you, I really enjoy your site. You are brave and your work is wonderful. I really like this pattern and I believe It’s my next thing to do. Amanda

  3. I’m having trouble with the first row of the hood. The written instructions say sc in the 2nd chain and the next ch. The chart looks like it’s just one sc before you skip a chain. Am I reading something incorrectly?

    • you are absolutely correct, that is an error and I’m fixing it now – the chart is correct. I took a look through the rest of it again and didn’t see any other mistakes, but if you come across any others please do let me know!

      Thanks 🙂

  4. You are losing me at the beginning of the 3rd row. You say to ch1, turn, sc in first st, ch1, skip next st, then 2sc in next space. Just trying to clarify and make sure there were no typos.
    So, I ch1, turned, put the first sc into thr first st which was the hdc from the previous row. Ch1, then it says to skip a stitch. The only stitch to skip is the ch space from the previous row that was right before the hdc. So skip that? Then 2sc in next space… so… am i skipping over the space plus the 2sc from the previous row? And then 2sc in the space? Just trying to clarify and make sure no typos/ mistakes were there. 🙂 Thanks for the help!

    • You’re right, there is no st to skip, the first sc goes in the hdc, then ch 1, then the next 2 sc go into the first sp. fixing it now – thanks for the catch!

      • Lol I wasn’t sure if it was just me or not. I am so tired, so I’m a little slow on reading the pattern today! Lol. I’m actually paused at the first scarf section, where you join in the marked sp from row 32. I think I need to rest my eyes 😛

      • Okay question….
        when joining for the first scarf section, am I joining into the marked space from the RS or WS? (Fastened off tail on the top left or right?) I think I finally made sense of it

  5. Hah! I even repeated the ‘just trying to clarify….’ in my first comment. I think this mama is going to bed early tonight gotta get it together.

  6. I’m sorry I am so fuzzy headed this morning but how many skeins of the Universal yarn did you use?

    Thanks this is a beautiful scarf and just what I’m looking for!

  7. Hello, I am having trouble going from row 1 to row 2, there is no turn, is this worked as a continuous round? Also what finished size should the first side of the hood be? Thank you!

    • you are correct, the turn was missing in row 2, I have fixed it. The dimensions are listed under “sizes”. The hood should be 12 inches tall and 9 inches deep. Thanks!

  8. Hello, I have been reading through the comments. Is there a new corrected set of instructions? I’m very new at crocheting so I’m afraid that I might mess up

    • The errors that people pointed out were corrected right away in both the blog and pdf versions of the pattern, so everything should be updated and correct 🙂

      If you’re just starting out, I think this is a good learning pattern – it has minimal shaping and a repetitive, easy stitch pattern. If you do run into any issues though, let me know – maybe I’ll be able to help!

  9. I don’t understand how to make the increases in the hood. Following the written instructions but my rows are all coming out the same # of stitches. What am I doing wrong?

    • unfortunately without seeing it, I can’t tell you where you’re missing a stitch 🙁 Did you take a look at the chart? that might help you visualize it. The increase works because when you make that chain space at that edge, you are only skipping 1 stitch, but when you work back into it on the next row, you’re working 2 stitches into the space.

      I would suggest try again, paying particular attention to how many stitches you are working into the space on the increase edge (for the first half, that’s the first space on right side rows, last space on wrong side rows)

          • I figured out what I was doing wrong; I was only putting one SC in the space where I should have put two! The problem that I’m having now is with the gauge. Even though I obtained the correct gauge, I ended up using a G/6 4.25mm hook with Loops and Threads Impeccable medium weight yarn in Charcoal Tweed, when I got to the part where you say ‘piece should measure 12 x 9’, mine was 20 x 10!

          • You are absolutely correct – the 12 is a mistake! It should be 20…12 inches is the hood but there’s also 8 inches that will be the scarf part. I’ll fix that on the pattern later today. At 10 inches it seems your row gauge (height of stitches) is taller than mine, but that won’t hurt your project at all – you’ll just have a slightly deeper hood.

  10. I marked the space on row 32 after the 10th time and started row 33 but there’s 5 sets of stitches on one side and nine sets on the other. Is it supposed to be even with one side? Is there a way to send you a picture?

    • If you ever want to send a picture, feel free to reach out to me on the StitchesNScraps Facebook page or Scrappy Stitchers Facebook group. But no need here, I think I know what you mean. Yes they are different sizes. The tall side is the hood, the short side is the scarf. If you scroll down a bit you’ll see a picture of the scarf laying flag and you can see the difference. Hope that helps!

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