I’ve enjoyed picking this crochet up at odd times and doing a (long) row accompanied by my audio book, or listening to Aggers and Vaughan gently mocking Henry’s threads of the day, the beery state – or not – of the watching fans and waiting to see if Mrs Aggers has been up on the roof again lately. Anything they say, apart from the actual cricket, is fascinating and strangely soothing. I admit to doing an air punch when we won last weekend. I even might have had a teary eye in fact, but I’ll cry at anything.
I’m so pleased with the yarn. I picked it on a spur of the moment – dashing away from the till while the shop assistant totted the total on the back of an old envelope, like they do there. It was reduced to half price-ish and seemed refreshingly different to my yarn choices so far.
Crochet rib is cunning isn’t it? Just like its knitted sister it’s springy and creates a thick cosy type of fabric, just perfect for a scarf. I really liked the ribbed square that we crocheted for the 200 crochet blocks CAL earlier in the year. I’m going to keep experimenting with different variations.
Do you want to make one too?
2 x 100g balls of King Cole ‘Wicked’ (shade – 728 – Dye lot – 67886) or any DK yarn
Scarf width 5 1/2″ – length 77″
The scarf is worked horizontally so I loosely chained approx 371 stitches to make the length I wanted. Periodically I stopped and draped the chain around my neck. I prefer long scarves that I can wrap around my neck once or twice but obviously you can make yours shorter by making fewer chains.
Foundation row: Half-treble (UK) into the 2nd chn from the hook. HTR into each chn to the end. Turn. (Sip a G&T – it’s been a fiddly job.)
Row 1: Ch 2, HTR into the back loop of each HTR from the previous round to the end of the row.
Row 2+: Repeat row 1 until the scarf is the desired width. (Or in my case until you run out of yarn!)
+++ If you HTR into the back loop the rib looks the same on both sides. You can also alternate rows: making a HTR into the front loop on row 1, then making a HTR into the BL on row 2. Repeat these two rows if you want ribbing on just one side.
Take it easy and crochet this in shortish bursts as it takes a while to do a whole row. I found it left my elbow a bit wincey if I did too many HTR at one sitting. If your hands are getting tired then stop and give them a good wiggle. Be prepared to be mocked though – I was standing over the sink (for some reason) “Why? Why are you practicing starfish shapes with your hands? Is it for casting spells at the witch Olympics?”
They just don’t get it, do they? So silly, just so silly.
Your scarf is lovely, I haven’t tried crochet rib thank you for more inspiration x
It’s my first visit here, but I see you like Kate Atkinson and Ian McEwan books. I thought, (as I like the same authors) you might like to check out Lesley Thomson books. I have just finished reading on Kindle: A Kind of Vanishing and The Detective’s Daughter, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed and would recommend.
At first look I didn’t even realise that it’s a crochet scarf (I thought it was knitted)- it really is lovely.
your reference to the 200 blocks CAL “earlier in the year” stabbed me like a knife in the heart. Like a Knife in the Heart, I tell you.
Mmmmm, nice scarf. I shall watch out for some funky wool to use.
I also thought at first glance that this lovely thing was knitted – thanks for the pattern Rachel!
I love ribbed scarves in crochet & knit. This one’s gorgeous! I love the colors of the yarn.
i love the multicolored look too, and i thought it was knitted too, it’s lovely :-)
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