Sunday, November 6, 2011

Special Olympics Canada scarf and pattern


Special Olympics Canada, Vertical Stripe Scarf

 Special Olympics Canada striped scarf

This is an easy scarf design worked in Special OlympicsCanada colours.  Donated scarves are given to all the athletes, their families, coaches and volunteers.  Extra scarves are donated to those in need.  This scarf is done in just single and double crochet stitches and can be worked up quickly.  Make a few and donate them to worthy cause!

Yarn: Medium (4) weight acrylic yarn in any blue similar to the Special Olympics Canada logo, white and maple leaf red.

Hook: 5.00mm

Foundation chain in blue: work a chain about 6 feet in length (about 250 stitches; I worked mine in 270 stitches for a longer scarf) + 2 for turning chain.

Turning chains are not counted as a stitches in this pattern.

Row 1: Work dc in third chain from the hook.  Continue working Dc to end of foundation chain.  Ch 1.  Turn.

Row 2: Sc in each Dc to end.  Ch 2 loosely.  Turn.

Row 3: Dc in each Sc to end changing colour to white at last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.

Row 4: In white, Sc in each Dc to end.  Ch 2 loosely.  Turn

Row 5: Dc in each Sc to end, changing colour to red at the last stitch.  Ch 1.  Turn.

Row 6: In Red, Sc in each Dc to end, changing to white at the last stitch. Ch 2 loosely.  Turn.

Row 7: In white, Dc in each Sc to end.  Ch 1.  Turn.

Row 8: In white, Sc in each Dc to end, changing to blue in last stitch.  Ch 2 loosely.  Turn.

Row 9: In blue, Dc in each Sc to end.  Ch 1.  Turn.

Row 10: Sc in each Dc to end.  Ch 2 loosely.  Turn.

Row 11: Dc in each Sc to end.  Finish off and weave in end.

Join white into a right hand corner of either narrow end, in between the last two Dc on the long side.  Sc into same spot as join.  Ch 2 to turn corner.  Work 2 Sc around Dc post on the short edge.  Continue working evenly along edge with 1 Sc into an Sc row and 2 Sc around Dc posts (including any turning chains) to next corner.  There will be 2 Sc worked around the last Dc post.  Ch 2 to turn corner and work 1 more Sc in the space between the last Dc post worked around and the next Dc stitch on the long side.  There should be 17 Sc between the Ch 2 spaces, plus one Sc worked on the long side of each corner.

Work Sc in between the Dc stitches to the end of the scarf.  At the end, Ch 2 to turn corner.  Work 17 Sc across the end in the same manner as at the beginning.  Ch 2 to turn corner and work Sc into the space between the last Dc post worked around and the next Dc.  Continue working Sc in between the Dc stitches to the end, slip stitching into the beginning Sc.

Finish off yarn and weave in ends.

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