whipup pattern: ellipse – a crochet scarflette

by kath_red on 20/11/2010

in Features, Whip Up Tutorials

Introducing a very simple and quick crochet scarflette design – the Ellipse scarflette!
You can wear this cute never-ending elliptical scarflette in a number of way – wrapped twice around your neck to keep out the chill. Looped loosely as a cute accessory, or worn casually over the shoulders (thats my beautiful daughter modelling)

You will need:
3 colours of chunky yarn (ends of skeins will be perfect) I bought these three from the thrift store for a couple of dollars.
size 6 or 7 crochet hook (whatever you feel most comfortable using with your chunky yarn)

Notes:
You will be crocheting in the round. You will begin with a chain, which you join, you won’t turn, but you should mark the beginning of each row.
Stitch: triple crochet + chain 1 (trc 1 + ch 1)

Size: One size fits all (to fit shoulders and wrap around neck twice)
After you have made your beginning chain, make sure that it is long enough to fit over your head and to fit snugly around your shoulders.

Abbreviations:
ch= chain
st= stitch
sl st= slip stitch
trc= triple / treble crochet
rnd= round

Start: Using colour 1: Ch 100 and sl st into back of chain (check you have not twisted the chain) to form a ring. Place marker.
Round 1: Ch 4 (counts as first st). Skip next st from ch, trc + ch 1, into every second stitch. Join rnd with sl st at ch3.
Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as first st). Trc 1 + ch 1, into space. Trc 1 + ch 1, into every space. Join rnd at top of beginning chain with a sl st.
Round 3+4: Join in colour 2 Repeat rnd 2. Tie off colour 2 – weave in loose ends.
Round 5+6: Join in colour 3 Repeat rnd 2. Tie off and finish. Weave in loose ends.

In plain speak:
Start. Chain 100 and join the chain with a slip stitch without twisting the chain.
Round 1. Chain 4 (which counts as the first stitch). Skip the first stitch in the chain and only make a stitch into every second stitch in the chain. Stitch consists of a triple crochet + chain. Triple crochet and chain 1 into every second stitch. Join the round at the third stitch in your beginning chain with a slip stitch.
Round 2. Chain 4 to begin, then make your stitch (triple stitch + chain stitch) into every space. Join the round at the top of the third chain where you started with a slip stitch. Finish colour one.
Rounds 3+4. Repeat round 2 with the second colour.
Round 5+6. Repeat round 2 with the third colour. Tie off and weave in ends.

Hopefully this makes sense?

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1 Debbie phillips November 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

How do you use a stitch marker with crochet?

2 kath_red November 21, 2010 at 4:37 pm

just pop the marker in at the beginning so you can see where you started – simple – you could tie a piece of string – use a paper clip or something fancier!

3 Julie Anne November 21, 2010 at 10:24 am

The picture with the side sash made me think it was a messenger bag strap. Cool idea. What a great project to teach people to crochet. Quick and easy!

4 kath_red November 21, 2010 at 11:47 pm

thanks so much for your comments
yes its is super easy – perfect for beginners

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