Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Stash Buster: Emerald Green Scarf (my free pattern)

Several weeks ago when I was cleaning my bedroom closet, I found a lovely surprise in there – five skeins of beautiful emerald green yarn. I totally forgot I had it.

The yarn is by Araucania; it’s 75% baby alpaca, 18% silk, and 7% polyamide. The yarn was made and hand dyed in Chile.

Soon after my discovery, I read about Linda’s Stash Buster Link Party, so I decided to join it by making something out of my newly rediscovered yarn. Do visit Linda’s blog and see what other crafters are creating this month to bust their stash.

Since each skein weights only 50 grams and measures about 80 yards, a scarf seemed like an appropriate project. I don’t really need another crochet scarf since I already have a few, but it turned quite nicely and I’m going to keep it.

Since the yarn was hand-dyed, the color is not uniform, creating a beautiful and distinctive look. In addition to that, the scarf has a fabulous velvety texture.  

I tried to take more close-up pictures of the scarf, but it proved to be a difficult task. Somehow my camera wouldn’t capture its beautiful color. So I’m sharing only one photo of me wearing my new scarf, but you can see this same stitch here.

The pattern is quite simple and should be appropriate for beginners.

My scarf is 58 inches long (not including the fringe), and 10 inches wide. If I had one more skein of yarn, I would make it a bit longer.

Shell in this pattern: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in same space.

Turning ch 3 is referred to as “last dc” at the end of rows. 

Ch 72.

Row 1: shell in 6th ch from hook, *ch 3, skip 6 ch, shell in next ch* across; dc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2: *shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2* across, ending with shell in next shell; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: *shell in next shell, ch 3* across, ending with shell in next shell; dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until desired length. Fasten off. Add fringe.

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  1. Beautiful scarf, Olga, and you look quite lovely :) The color is so vibrant and cheerful. Thanks for sharing and have a great evening!

  2. Olga, It is very beautiful , looks so pretty on you:) I might use this pattern in the future:) Thanks for sharing:) Take care:)

  3. Hi Olga, both you and the scarf looks very pretty!!:) thanks for sharing!!

  4. It's lovely on you Olga. You always have such great patterns to share.

  5. Lovely scarf, gorgeous color and you look beautiful. Have a great weekend, Olga.

  6. It's beautiful Olga, I love the colour, and thank you for the mention. :)

  7. Ольга, красивый получился шарф и мне очень нравится этот узор!

  8. What a lovely scarf! Thank you very much for the pattern! Chrissie x

  9. A very beautiful scarf on a very beautiful young lady! Pat x

  10. Finding stash you never even knew you had lol, nice find Olga. A pretty scarf to add to your collection, thanks for the pattern x

  11. Lovely, thanks for sharing.

  12. This is a beautiful scarf, Olga.
    Have a great day.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  13. I think it looks fantastic, even if you do not need another scarf this one is worth keeping.

  14. Your scarf is lovely Olga and the colour looks beautiful on you :) Thanks for sharing your pattern! Makes me want to dive into my closets and see if I can turn up any yarn treasures, LOL! I'm always stowing things away and then forgetting all about them *rolls eyes*

  15. Hi Olga, this is so beautiful the scarf and you did a great job making it! Thanks for sharing all of these wonderful and beautiful patterns with us on your blog. Have a great day and weekend.
    Julie at Julie's Lifestyle

  16. My Goodness Olga!
    How very LOVELY you are!
    The scarf is beautiful as well.
    I have used this yarn and love the color variations too.
    Very nice indeed :)))

  17. Greetings from a fellow crafter and new follower! So glad I found you. Thanks for the lovely pattern! ~Terri

  18. Your so pretty Olga. Love the scarf.

  19. Very nice. One question - what size hook did you use? 72 seems like a pretty wide scarf for my favorite "J" hook.