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It’s been a long time! Here’s a new pattern. It’s easy, super-quick to crochet and perfect for gifts or keeping yourself toasty. Neckwarmers are less work and use less yarn than scarves, and make for a toasty neck with no need to fling scarf ends about.
Linen stitch makes a beautiful texture, and is especially good for variegated yarns. It’s stretchy enough made in wool that you do not need to make special button holes. It can be done up with a shawl pin also. Made longways, the first row takes a bit longer than shortways, but there are many fewer rows so it feels a lot quicker to make than the traditional way.
Yarn: One skein Malabrigo Rasta
(150g/82m superchunky wool)
Fastening: Two large buttons, up to 4cm diameter
Gauge: Preblock: 8.5st x 9r = 4in. Postblock the heavy buttons stretched this a tiny bit to
8st x 9.25r = 4in.
Finished size: 28in by 5.5in.
- Dc = double crochet (UK)/ single crochet (US)
- Fdc = foundation double crochet (UK)/ foundation single crochet (US) (this creates the first row of dc without the need to chain then dc into the chain). Cherry Heart has a great fdc tutorial.
- Ch = chain
- Ch-sp = chain space
Foundation: Make 56 fdc (you can substitute by chaining 57 then making 56 dc, starting in the second stitch from the hook). Turn.
Row 1: Ch2, dc into second dc of row. [Ch, skip a stitch and dc into next st] to end of
row. (You should end up with 28 dc “legs”). Turn.
Rows 2 – 10: Ch2, dc into first ch-sp. [Ch, dc into ch-sp to end]. The last dc goes into the ch-sp formed by the ch2 at the start of the previous row. Turn.
Row 11: Ch1, dc into the top of each stitch (56 dc). Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block. Wear. Bask in compliments.
You are welcome to sell items made using this pattern but do not sell the pattern itself. You may freely share it, giving credit to The Sheep Shop.