Green Shoots – a one Caron Cake crochet pattern
I have had a bit of an obsession with self stripping yarns of late and as a result I’ve been busy designing to combine them with new stitches I’ve learnt. I have designed made and gifted this beautiful scarf that’s perfect for all seasons and has interest because of it’s unusual but very effective stitch design. It’s great over a coat on a chilly winter day or just as a shoulder wrap for cool summer evenings.
Once you get the hang of the pattern it’s very straightforward and quick to make. At one caron cake it’s perfect for that ball of wool you purchases because you loved the colours but have never worked out what to use it for. You can find Caron Cake Yarn at Love Crafts HERE.
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- 1 x Caron Cake I used colour Pistachio 17020, 383 yards or 350m
- Tapestry needle for weaving in your ends, Scissors
- 5mm hook (US H/8)
8 rows x 17 stitches = 10cm x 10cm
There are no special stitches
Abbreviations (UK Terms)
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- trc = treble crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitich
This scarf is worked by turning at the end of each row. The pattern is worked over 4 rows, repeating rows 2 to 5 throughout. Rows 2 and 4 are similar but have slight differences, as do rows 3 and 5, it is therefore important to follow the pattern throughout so stop and check you are still following it regularly and that the pattern is forming correctly, taking note of the arches at the ends of the rows.
I highly recommend you create a swatch to get the feel for the pattern and to check your gauge.
Row 1: This will be the wrong side of the scarf. Chain 48, 1 dc into the 14th chain from the hook, *5 ch, skip 4 ch, 1 trc into the next ch**, 5ch skip 4 ch, 1 dc into the next ch; repeat three more times from * ending the last repeat at **, turn.
Row 2: Chain 1, 1 dc in to the first trc, *6dc into the next ch 5 arch, 1 dc into the next dc, 3dc into the beginning of the next 5ch arch, work a ‘back treble’ [ch 4, the without turning your work, skip the 6 previous dc and work a sl st into the previous dc, now working forwards 5dc in the ch 4 arch you’ve just created], 3 dc into the remaining part of the 5ch arch**, 1 dc into the next trc; repeat three more times from * ending the last repeat at **, 1dc in the next ch, turn.
Row 3: Chain 1, 1 dc into the first stitch, * ch 5, 1 trc into the 3rd st of the 5dc back treble, ch 5, 1 dc into the dc over the trc of the previous row; repeat 3 more times from * ending the last repeat in the last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, 1dc into the first st, 3 dc into the beginning of the next ch 5 arch, turn ch 2, skip 3 previous dc, work 1 trc into the first dc, ch 1, turn, 1dc into the next trc, 2dc into the ch 2 arch, 3dc into the remaining part of the ch 5 arch, * 1dc into the next trc, 6 dc into the next ch 5 arch, 1 dc into the next dc **, 3dc into the being in of the ch 5 arch, ‘back treble’ [ch 4, the without turning your work, skip the 6 previous dc and work a sl st into the previous dc, now working forwards 5dc in the ch 4 arch you’ve just created], 3 dc into the remining part of the ch 5 arch, repeat 3 more times more from * ending the last repeat at ** ch 5, (working backwards) skip 3 previous dc’s, sl st back into the next dc, 3 dc working in the normal direction into the beginning of ch 5 arch, turn.
Row 5: : Ch 8, * 1 dc into the dc over the trc of the previous row, ch 5 **, 1 trc in the third of the 5dc of the next ‘back treble’, ch 5; repeat 3 more times from * ending the last repeat at **, 1 trc into the last dc, skip the turning ch, turn.
Repeat rows 2 – 5, 28 times until you have 112 rows or until the piece measures 140 cm long. Cast off and weave in your ends.
Start on the top right of the right side of the scarf, or the short end on the right, right side facing you.
Row 1: In the first stitch of the last row, Ch 4 counts as a dc, ch 2, 1dc in the same space, first corner made. * 5 dc in the ch 5 space, 1 dc in the next trc*, repeat * to * to the last but one stitch, 1dc, ch 2, 1dc in the last space. Rotate your work to work the side of the scarf.
*1dc in side of each row, where the row ends with a half arch 3dc in the treble space* repeat * to * to the end, turn your work so you are working in the back of the starting row, 1dc, ch 2, 1dc in the first stitch.
*5 dc in each ch 5 space 1 dc in the next trc * repeat to the last st, 1dc, ch 2, 1dc in the last stitch, turn your work so you are working in the right side of the scarf.
*1dc in the side of each row, where the row ends with a half arch 3 dc in the treble space* repeat * to * to the end, sl st in to the second chain of the starting chain, do not cast off.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1dc in the chain 2 space of row 1,1dc in the next 4 sts,* ch 4, skip 2 st,1 dc in the next st * repeat * to * until you have 4 sts remaining on the row, 1 dc in the last 4 sts,. 1dc, ch 2, 1 dc in the ch 2 space. 1dc in the next 4 stitches, *ch 4 skip 2 sts, 1 dc in the next st * repeat * to * until you have 4 sts remaining, 1 dc in the last 4 sts, cast off weave in your ends.
To finish weave in your ends, wash and dry the scarf flat.
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