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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Owl Checker Board Scarf


Materials:
• 1 skein each of worsted weight yarn in the color of your choice (I used Red Heart Super Saver in Petal Pink (color A) and Shocking Pink (color B)) and a small amount of black yarn for sewing on button eyes
• Size G hook
• 8 half inch black buttons
• Yarn needle

Abbreviations:
• ch = chain
• hdc = half double crochet
• dc = double crochet
• st = stitch
• sl st = slip stitch

Scarf:

With color A
Ch 19

Row 1: hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: hdc in each of first 9 sts with color A, pick up color B, carrying color A, and hdc in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: hdc in first 9 sts with color B, carrying color A. Now, with color A hdc in last 9 sts, carrying color B. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: hdc in first 9 sts with color A, carrying color B. Now with color B, hdc in last 9 sts, carrying color B. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: repeat row 3.

Row 6: repeat row 4.

Row 7: with color A and carrying color B, hdc in first 9 sts. Hdc in last 9 sts with color B, carrying color A. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: repeat row 3.

Row 9: repeat row 4.

Row 10: repeat row 3.

Row 11: repeat row 4.

Row 12: with color B and carrying color A hdc in first 9 sts. Now with color A and carrying B hdc in last 9 sts. Ch 1, turn.

Row 13: repeat row 4.

Row 14: repeat row 3.

Row 15: repeat row 4.

Continue repeating rows 7-15 until you reach the desired length. A rule that I follow for length is that the scarf should be the length of your arms from fingertip to fingertip with arms held straight out from shoulders.

End with blocks of opposite color of beginning blocks. 

Final row: hdc in each st across. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Owls: 
Make 2 with color A centers and 2 with color B centers)

Round 1: starting with a magic ring, 8 hdc in ring. Pull tail to tighten ring.

Round 2: 2 hdc in each st around. Fasten off. Join other color.

Round 3: 2 dc in each st around. Sl st to first sc.

Round 4: hdc in next st, (dc, trc, dc) in next st, sc in each of next 3 sts, (dc, trc, dc) in next st, hdc in next st, sl st in next st. Fasten off leaving an 18 inch tail for stitching to scarf. Weave in all ends except the long end.

Sew on button eyes with black yarn and yarn needle. Embroider upside down triangle for beak. Stitch owls to scarf using pictures above for placement.

Tassels:

Cut 36 eight inch pieces from the two colors of yarn that you used for the scarf. Take 3 pieces from both colors and fold in half. With hook pull through edge of scarf.


Pull loose ends through loops and pull tight. Continue for 6 tassels on each end.

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