The Starry Skies pattern is really 3 patterns in one. It offers options for a cowl, a scarf, or an infinity scarf. Whichever you choose, the lacy design and subtle shimmer is sure to add a touch of elegance to your autumn wardrobe. Complete the set with the matching Starry Skies Boot Cuffs!
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- Worsted weight yarn – shown in Caron Simply Soft Party – “Black Sparkle”
- 130 yds (1 skein) for cowl
- 275 yds (2 skeins) for infinity scarf
- 320 yds (2 skeins) for scarf
- Size J / 10 (6 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge
- Yarn or tapestry needle
Intermediate – Uses cluster stitches, and working in bottoms of stitches / ends of rows.
- Cowl: 8” x 12”
- Infinity scarf: 8” x 25”
- Scarf: 8” x 60”
First 8 rows of pattern (any of the 3 versions) should be 8” x 4”. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- cl = cluster (see Special Stitches)
- ecl = ending cluster (see Special Stitches)
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- sl st = slip stitch
- sk = skip
- sp(s) = space(s)
- YO = yarn over
- RS = right side
- WS = wrong side
The stitch pattern is provided in both written and chart forms, so you can follow either one (not both). Both are the same pattern.
Cluster (cl): Worked over 3 ch 1 sps: (Yo, insert hook in next ch 1 sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, sk next st), 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.
Ending Cluster (ecl): Worked at end of row, over last ch 1 sp and last 2 sts: Yo, insert hook in next ch 1 sp, yo and draw up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, sk next st, yo, insert hook in last st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Stitch Pattern (for all 3 formats):
Ch 38 (foundation chain)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next ch, (ch 1, sk next ch, sc in next ch) 17 times, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, sk next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, (ch 5, sk next st, cl) 5 times, ch 5, ecl, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, (ch 5, sc in top of next cl) 5 times, ch 5, sc in top of ecl, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as a dc and a ch1), dc in same sc, [ch 1, sk next ch 5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch1, dc) in next sc] 5 times, ch1, sk next ch 5 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in first ch 1 sp, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next ch 1 sp) 17 times, sc in last st, turn.
Joining Row (for cowl & infinity scarf):
Note: Option 1 is recommended, as it crochets both ends together so there is no joining seam. If you are familiar with join-as-you-go granny squares, this will feel similar. If you find it confusing though, it’s fine to use option 2 instead.
Option 1: Fold piece in half lengthwise. Joining is done using current row and the bottom of the foundation chain. Treat skipped chains on foundation as ch 1 spaces. This is the same as working row 4 of the pattern, except for each ch 1, instead you slip stitch into the corresponding ch 1 space or edge stitch on the foundation: as follows:
Ch3, sl st in first ch on foundation, dc in same sc on current row, *sl st in next ch 1 sp on foundation, dc in next sc on current row, (sl st in next ch 1 sp on foundation, dc in same st on current row) twice. Repeat from * 4 times more, sl st in next ch1 sp on foundation, dc in last sc on current row, sl st in next ch 1 sp on foundation, dc in same st on current row, sl st in last ch on foundation. Fasten off. Sew in all ends
Option 2: Repeat row 4 of stitch pattern. Fasten off, leaving a long tail for sewing. Fold piece in half lengthwise and sew ends together. Sew in all ends.
Rows 1 – 5: Work rows 1-5 of stitch pattern
Rows 6 – 47: Repeat rows 2-5 of stitch pattern 10 more times, then repeat rows 2-3 once more.
Row 48: Work joining row.
Rows 1 – 5: Work rows 1-5 of stitch pattern
Rows 6 – 99: Repeat rows 2-5 of stitch pattern 23 more times, then repeat rows 2-3 once more.
Row 100: Work joining row.
Rows 1 – 5: Work rows 1-5 of stitch pattern. Mark row 2 as right side.
Rows 6 – 116: Repeat rows 2-5 of stitch pattern 27 more times, then repeat rows 2-4 once more, fasten off.
Working along bottom of starting ch, treat skipped chs as ch 1 sps:
Row 1: With right side facing, join with sl st in first ch, ch 2, sk next st, dc in next ch 1 sp, sk next st, (ch 5, cl) 5 times, ch 5, ecl, turn.
Rows 2-3: Repeat rows 3 & 4 of stitch pattern, fasten off, sew in all ends.
I hope you enjoy the pattern! A downloadable pdf of this pattern and the matching boot cuffs is also available in my Craftsy store for a $2 fee. The fee for the pdf format is to offset the advertising revenue lost when you print or download the pattern rather than viewing it online.
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