Persephone’s Meadow is the pattern that special yarn has been waiting for. You know the one, it’s been sitting at the back of your stash shelf for years because you haven’t found the right pattern to show it off yet. Now you have! Whether your favorite yarn is solid or striped, smooth or textured, this keyhole scarf design will help it to shine.
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The lacy stitch pattern brings out the texture of the yarn and helps a smaller amount to go further. Solid bands add structure, and draw out more concentrated areas of color. The size can easily be adjusted as well, both in length and width. This means you can modify it for a different weight of yarn if you prefer.
This pattern was designed for the 2019 Make it for Me CAL, hosted by ELK Studio. It’s a special project for me because the yarn I used is one I spun myself. Check out the other patterns, and share in the fun on Facebook!
If you’re interested in seeing the details of the spinning project, you can find it in my Ravelry notebook. It started from souvenir fiber I picked up on a trip, and is mostly merino wool with a bit of silk and tencel to make it shiny and strong. The spiral/homespun texture was actually a happy accident, from uneven tension when I was plying. I love how it turned out though!
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Persephone’s Meadow Keyhole Scarf
Easy – Basic stitches in a repeating pattern.
7 x 56 inches
14 sc x 15 rows = 4 inches. Exact gauge is not critical.
(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
ch-sp = chain space
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
Ch 23 (Multiple of 6 + 5)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (22 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (22 sc)
Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc in the first st.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, [sk next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st] across to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (19 dc, 3 ch-1 sps)
Rows 4-10: Ch 3, turn, [sk next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in next ch-1 sp] across to last 3 sts, sk next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. (19 dc, 3 ch-1 sps)
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and each sp across. (22 sc)
Row 12-15: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (22 sc)
Rows 16-28: Repeat rows 3-15.
To make the scarf longer, add more repeats in this section, then add an equal number of extra repeats to the long end.
Rows 29-38: Repeat rows 3-12.
Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 5 sts, ch 12, sk next 12 sts, sc in last 5 sts. (10 sc, 12 chs)
Row 40: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch across. (22 sc)
Row 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. (22 sc)
If you added repeats in the short end for extra length, add the same number of extra repeats in this section.
Rows 42-119: Repeat rows 3-15 6 times
Rows 120-129: Repeat rows 3-12.
Fasten off, weave in all ends.
I hope you enjoy making this pattern. A downloadable pdf of this pattern is also available on Ravelry, for a small 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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