A spike half double crochet creates deep textures in this wide and cozy Sheep(ish) scarf.View Printer Friendly PDF
Scarf measures approximately 7" [18 cm] wide x 80" [203 cm] long, not including fringe.
Sheep(ish) by Vickie Howell (85 g/ 3 oz, 153 m/167 yds)
Contrast A: 00003 Grey(ish) 2 balls
Contrast B: 00005 Plum(ish) 2 balls
Size US J-10 (6mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain gauge.Large eye blunt tip needle.
11 hdc and 13 rows = 4" [10 cm].
Ch(s) = Chain(s).
Hdc = Half double crochet.
Spike-hdc = Spike half double crochet – Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch 2 rows below, yarn over and draw up a loop to level of work, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Notes: Take care to draw the loop up to the current row height so that the stitch doesn't pull downwards. Do not work into the corresponding stitch in the current working row. The row into which a stitch is usually worked is "1 row below" the current row (being worked). A stitch "2 rows below" is in the row immediately beneath the row into which a stitch would usually be worked.
Note: To change color, work last stitch of old color to last yarn over; yarn over with new color and draw through all loops on hook to complete stitch. Proceed with new color. Carry color not in use up side of piece until next needed.
With A, ch 225.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn—223 hdc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), hdc in each st across; change to B in last st, turn.
Row 3: With B, *spike-hdc in next st 2 rows below, hdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, spike-hdc in last st 2 rows below, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st across; change to A in last st, turn.
Row 5: With A, *spike-hdc in next st 2 rows below, hdc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, spike-hdc in last st 2 rows below, turn.
Row 6: Ch 2, hdc in each st across; change to B in last st, turn.
Repeat last 4 rows 4 more times. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends.
Cut 6" [15 cm] strands of A. Holding 3 strands together, fold fringe in half. Using crochet hook, *insert hook from WS to RS into short end of scarf and into fold of fringe, pull fold through edge of scarf, forming a loop, insert fringe ends into loop and pull tight against edge; repeat from * working fringe evenly spaced across end of scarf. Repeat across other end of scarf.