Friday, July 20, 2007

Crochet Pattern: Funky Monkey Skinny Scarf


Howdy! I decided that I'd start this thing and see how it goes. This is the first pattern I've ever written, so if you find any mistakes, PLEASE let me know! This is my Funky Monkey Skinny Scarf. Amy, if you ever see this, I've named it in honor of you! This pattern uses American hook sizes and terminology, mostly because Brit terms confuse the heck out of me.



Materials needed:

Size K crochet hook
Main Color: 2 skeins sport weight black chenille (don't know what brand, I got it on eBay)or 1 skein divided in half
Color A: 1 skein vintage Red Heart baby yarn in light pink Color B: 1 skein Bernat Kiss in bright pink (I have no clue what the color actually is because I threw away the label a long time ago.)

Gauge: We don't need no stinkin' gauge.
Note: This pattern uses at least 1 strand of MC throughout.

Chain 200.

Row 1 (foundation row): With MC & Color A held together, SC in 2nd ch from hook & SC in each ch across, until last ch. Pull up 2 loops on hook (as if you were going to make another sc), and cut Color A, leaving several inches to weave in. Join 2nd strand of MC and pull both strands of MC through loops on hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2 & 3: SC in each SC across, ch 1, turn

Row 4: SC in each SC across to last sc, pull up 2 loops on hook. Cut 1 strand only of MC, join Color B, and pull MC & Color B through loops on hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: SC in each SC across to last sc, pull up 2 loops on hook. Cut Color B, join Color A, and pull through 2 loops on hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: SC in each SC across, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: SC in each SC across to last SC, pull up 2 loops on hook. Cut Color A, join 2nd strand of MC, and pull through 2 loops on hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: SC in each SC across to last SC, pull up 2 loops on hook. Cut 1 strand only of MC, join Color B, and pull through 2 loops on hook. Ch 1, turn.

Row 9: SC in each SC across, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: SC in each SC across, finish off & weave in end(s).

So, to recap, you'll have 1 row of MC & Color A, 3 rows of MC & MC, 1 Row MC & Color B, 2 rows MC & Color A, 1 row MC & MC, and 2 rows MC & Color B.

Also, I've found that it's easier to do this pattern (and to hide the ends) if you weave in ends immediately after pulling your new color & MC through the 2 loops on your hook. You can wait until the end to weave them in if you want, though.
You are more than welcome to use my pattern(s) to create gifts for family or friends, (or complete strangers, if you have a mind to), but please do not sell them on eBay or in the South Central Missouri area, as I may decide to do this myself sometime in the future. Also, please do not reproduce my pattern(s) anywhere else on the web. Instead, link back to the page where the pattern is located. You are, however, allowed to print it off for personal use if you so desire. Enjoy, and most of all....have fun!


If you have any questions about my patterns, or if you'd like to send me a picture of something you've made using one of my patterns, you can e-mail me at theinfamousyarnaholic@hotmail.com

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Jennifer,
I came for your scarf but I STAYED for "Gauge: We don't need no stinkin' gauge." My God, that made me laugh. I lOVED that movie.

cheers,
deb

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I am a full time stay-at-home mom and a complete yarnaholic. I'm married to my favorite husband and we have 3 beautiful daughters and a handsome baby boy. I learned to crochet at the age of 11 and have been doing it off and on ever since. I love crocheting and want to learn how to knit eventually.