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Marigolds Forever Scarf & Wristlets

One of my favorite new techniques in crochet is crochet stockinette. Like slip stitch crochet, it results in a knit-like fabric with marvelous drape, but in my opinion it is both faster and easier.

Marigolds Forever

We posted a tutorial on the technique last year, but since then we've gotten requests on how to make the infinity scarf that's featured in the tutorial. And while we posted the pattern for the carnation that embellishes the scarf, we've not published the specific pattern for the scarf until now (with the exception of a brief appearance in a now defunct digital magazine).

So for all of our followers, we would now like to make the full pattern available as our Marigolds Forever Scarf & Wristlets set.

Marigolds Forever

This pattern, a variation of Brown Eyed Girl's infinity scarf, was designed for The Animator's Wife's mother, who was born in October. Marigolds are October's birth flower.

Marigolds Forever

We went one step further with this pattern and designed a pair of wristlets to match.

Marigolds Forever

And so without further ado, here is the pattern in full, just in time for the cold months. It's made with a chunky yarn and a large hook, so it works up fast enough that you just might be able to squeeze a set out before the holidays.

Marigolds Forever Infinity Scarf

Size: One size fits most. The elastic nature of the crochet stockinette pattern makes a very stretchy fabric.

Gauge: 8 hdc and 8 rows in 4 inches.

Materials: 
225 yd Malabrigo Mecha or bulky weight yarn
Size N (9.0mm) crochet hook
Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Directions:
With N hook, ch 120. Join with sl st to first ch to form ring, taking care not to twist the ch.

Rnd 1. Ch 2 (counts as first hdc). Hdc in ea ch around. Join with sl st in first hdc. 120 hdc.

Rnd 2. Ch 2. Skip first hdc, hdc in the 3rd loop of ea hdc across. 120 hdc.

Rnds 3-17. Rep rnd 2.

Rnd 18. Ch 1. Sc in the 3rd loop of ea hdc across. 120 sc.

Finish off.

Finishing
Sew 3 Marigolds (pattern follows) over the "seam" of the scarf (where the beginning chains are). Weave in all ends.

Marigolds Forever Wristlets
Make 2.

Size and gauge the same as for Infinity Scarf.

Materials:
75 yd Malabrigo Mecha or bulky weight yarn
Size N (9.0mm) crochet hook
Size H (5.0mm) crochet hook
Yarn needle

Directions:
With N hook, ch 19.

Row 1. Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and ea ch across. First 2 ch count as hdc. 18 hdc.

Row 2. Ch 2; turn. Skip first hdc, hdc in the 3rd loop of ea rem hdc across. 18 hdc.

Rows 3-12. Rep row 2.

Row 13. Ch 1; turn. Fold work in half so that row 12 lines up with row 1. Sc in bottom of first 4 st of row 1 to form thumb hole. Then working in row 12 and bottom of row 1 at the same time (so that you are crocheting through a double layer), sc evenly across remaining length of Wristlet. Finish off.

Finishing
Sew 1 Marigold (pattern follows) on top of each Wristlet, near wrist edge. Weave in all ends.

Marigolds
Make 3 for Scarf and 2 for Wristlets.

With H hook, ch 2.

Rnd 1. 6 sc in 2nd ch from hook. Join with sl st to form ring. 6 sc.

Rnd 2. Ch 2, (3 dc, hdc, sl st) in flo of same sc as joining; small petal made. (Sl st, ch 2, 3 dc, hdc, sl st) in flo of ea rem sc around. 6 small petals.

Rnd 3. (Sc, ch 3) in unused back loop of ea sc in rnd 1. Join with sl st in first sc. 6 ch-3 sp.

Rnd 4. Work 2 large petals in ea ch-3 sp around. Large petal is worked as follows: sl st, dc, 3 tr, dc, sl st. 12 large petals.

Finish off, leaving a 6-inch tail for sewing.

Abbreviations
ch chain
dc double crochet
ea each
hdc half-double crochet
mm millimeter
rem remaining
rnd round
sc single crochet
sl st slip stitch
st stitch
tr treble crochet
yd yard

4 comments:

  1. sorry, but I can't read anything, the font is invisible on the lilac background.

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    1. That's strange--the background shouldn't be lilac. I have it set for white. Perhaps it will work in a different browser? Or you might try copying and pasting into a Word doc.

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  2. Beautiful! Ty for the pattern!

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  3. How wonderful! I know what I'll be working on this weekend :D

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