I’m sitting on my couch writing this up after just finishing the scarf. The name holds multiple meanings in my home right now.
1. The scarf is blue. Blue is my favorite color and sacré Bleu literally translates to ” sacred blue”
2. It’s “rumored” usage as an exclamation of outrage or surprise. ( Google informs me the French do not actually say this ) and as we sit here yet ANOTHER snow storm rolls in. Can’t. Handle. More. Snow.
3. I long for the spring, blue skies, warmth, flowers.
So, this scarf was made as an optimistic hope spring is on its way. It’s very light and airy, won’t be too heavy during the day and it will help keep you warm once the sun goes down.
* Lions Brand Homespun, it took about 3/4 of one skein
* I hook
* Yarn needle
* Ch – chain
* sc – single crochet
* skp st – skip stitch
Notes about this pattern:
– I find this to be a very “loose” pattern. All you have to do is get the first two rows right and the rest just “fall” into place.
– There is no real need to keep track of what your doing once you get into “the groove” you’ll notice your mind wandering on its own as your scarf grows!
– The rows should have 7 full diamonds ( not counting the half ones on the ends).
1. sc in 2nd ch from hk
*ch 5, skp 3 sts, sc in next st* repeat across
2. Ch 6, turn, sc into the 3rd ch of ch 5 from row 1 or “arch”
*ch 5, sc Into 3rd ch of arch* repeat across
ch 6, sc into last st of row
3 – ? Repeat rows 1& 2 for desired length, mine has 82 rows total.
– ch 3, turn, sc into 3rd ch of first arch
( ch 2, sc into 3rd ch of next arch ) repeat across
at last arch join, ch 2, tr into last st of row.
* leave attached for joining scarf together
– gently stretch out out scarf width wise. ( you can block right now if you want, I don’t feel it’s necessary due to the way the scarf is worn )
– lay flat with ends lined up, twist one half to make “infinity symbol”
Here are some photos to help with your stitch placement:
Where to place the sc in each “arch”:
Don’t fret over finding the exact 3rd ch, eyeball the center of the ch and you’ll be fine 😀
And finally, when turning and beginning a new row, it will “bubble out” looking uneven. Have no fear, it’s ok it’s doing this, it will pull in slightly as you work the row and it will be straightened when you end the row above it.