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This one is a non-nonsense bundle-up short scarflet, with cute little wheels as edgings. it works really fast, so it makes an ideal charity project. It is also quite easy for an advanced beginner and a snap for an experienced crocheter. Enjoy!

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Tea Leaf (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in tails and to sew
1 button of your choice
Sewing needle
Sewing thread color to match or similar

Section #1-
Wheel-
With Tea leaf, ch 5, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 1- Ch 4 (stands for 1 dc plus ch 1), 1 dc in ring, ch 1, [1 dc, ch 1] rep 8 more times. (10 dc, 10 chs) Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 2- Sl st to first ch-1 sp, ch 4, 1 dc in that ch-sp, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-s sp, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-s sp,] rep 8 more times. Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 3- 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, [1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,] rep twice, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, sl st to join rnd. (40 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Rnd 4- 1 dc in same spot as ch 4, skip 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc. (11 dc, 10 ch) Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,] rep twice, 1 dc in each of next 7 sts. (24 sts) Ch 4, turn.

Body of Scarflet-
Row 6- 1 tr in each of next 23 dc. (24 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 8 to 24- Alternate 1 tr row and 1 dc row. Fasten off Tea Leaf, weave in tail.

Section #2-
Wheel-
With Tea leaf, ch 5, sl st to join rnd.
Rnd 1- Ch 4 (stands for 1 dc plus ch 1), 1 dc in ring, ch 1, [1 dc, ch 1] rep 8 more times. (10 dc, 10 chs) Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 2- Sl st to first ch-1 sp, ch 4, 1 dc in that ch-sp, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-s sp, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-s sp,] rep 8 more times. Ch 3, turn.
Rnd 3- 1 dc in each of next 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, [1 dc in each of next 4 sts, 2 dc in next st,] rep twice, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, sl st to join rnd. (40 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Rnd 4- 1 dc in same spot as ch 4, skip 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc. (11 dc, 10 ch) Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in each of next 6 sts, 2 dc in next st, [1 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st,] rep twice, 1 dc in each of next 7 sts. (24 sts) Ch 4, turn.

Body of Scarflet-
Row 6- 1 tr in each of next 23 dc. (24 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Rows 8 to 24- Alternate 1 tr row and 1 dc row. Fasten off Tea Leaf, leaving long tail to sew with.

Place both sections together, right sides facing each other and wrong sides facing you and threading a blunt needle and using the leftover long tail, sew both pieces together at the back.
Sew button toa dc row and use tr row on opposite side as a buttonhole.

Done!


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This one is very easy and royally pretty!

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Royal (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in tails

Side #1-
With Royal, ch 25.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook , 1 dc in each of next 4 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, *1 dc in each of next 5 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip to next dc, 1 dc in that dc and in each of next 4 dc, *ch 1, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn (counts as 1 dc plus ch 1).
Row 4- Skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, [1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next
ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1,] rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, [1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1] rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, [1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1] rep across. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 9 to 11- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn.
Row 12- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 13 to 15- Rep rows 5 to 7. Ch 4, turn.
Row 16- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Row 17 to 19- Rep rows 9, 10 and 11. Ch 4, turn.
Row 20- 1 tr in each dc and in each ch across. (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 21- 1 dc in each tr across. (23 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 22- 1 tr in each of next 5 dc, ch 10, skip 11 dc, 1 tr in next dc and in each of last 5 dc. (Keyhole started) Ch 3, turn.
Row 23- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (23 dc) (Keyhole completed) Ch 4, turn.
Row 24- 1 tr in each dc across. (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 25- 1 dc in each tr across. Ch 4, turn.
Rows 26 to 35- Alternate rows 24 and 25. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Side #2-
With Royal, ch 25.
Row 1- 1 dc in 4th ch from hook , 1 dc in each of next 4 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, *1 dc in each of next 5 ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2- 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 1, skip to next dc, 1 dc in that dc and in each of next 4 dc, *ch 1, 1 dc in
each of next 5 dc, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn (counts as 1 dc plus ch 1).
Row 4- Skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, [1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1,] rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, [1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1] rep across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, [1 dc in each of next 2 dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1] rep across. Ch 4, turn.

Row 8- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 9 to 11- Rep row 2. Ch 4, turn.
Row 12- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 13 to 15- Rep rows 5 to 7. Ch 4, turn.
Row 16- Rep row 4. Ch 3, turn.
Row 17 to 19- Rep rows 9, 10 and 11. Ch 4, turn.
Row 20- 1 tr in each dc and in each ch across. (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 21- 1 dc in each tr across. (23 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 22- 1 tr in each dc across. (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Rows 23 to 35- Alternate rows 21 and 22. Fasten off, weave in tail.

Thread blunt needle with leftover tail of Side #1, with right sides facing each other and wrong sides facing you, sew both pieces together at back.
Fasten off, weave in tail

Done!

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Beginners sometimes feel left out when they don't find patterns sufficiently easy for them to make.This is another pattern that is pretty easy for the adventurous beginner and a real piece of cake for the advanced crocheter. Ideal for charity projects, gift-giving and just for a quick use of that green yarn you have in your stash that is screaming for spring!


Size- 34" long by approx. 7" wide around neck.



Note-
The portion of scarflet that goes around neck and ruffled ends are wider than lacy portion of scarflet. When worn, it looks nice.

Materials-

Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hunter Green (1 skein)

Crochet hook size H

Scissors

Blunt needle to weave in tail

ScarfletSide #1-

With Hunter, ch 25.

Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 2- (Working only in back loops) 1 dc in each sc across. (24 dc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 3- (Working only in back loops) 1 sc in each dc across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 4- (Working only in back loops) 1 dc in each sc across. (24 dc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 5- (Working only in back loops) 1 sc in each dc across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 6- Skip next dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc] rep 6 more times,skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. (7 clusters plus 2 dc)

Row 7- 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (7 clusters plus 2 dc)

Rows 8 to 20- Rep row 7. Ch 4, turn. (7 clusters, plus 2 dc)

Row 21- 1 tr in next dc, [1 tr in ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc,] rep 3 times, 1 tr in next dc, 2 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, [1 tr in ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc,]rep 3 times, 1 tr in top of turning ch. (24 tr) Ch 3, turn.

Row 22- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.

Row 23- 1 tr in each of next 4 dc, ch 14, skip 14 dc, 1 tr in each of last 5 dc. (keyhole started) Ch 3, turn. (10 tr, 14 ch)


Row 24- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (24 dc) (Keyhole completed) Ch 4, turn.

Row 25- 1 tr in each dc across. (24 dc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 26- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.

Rows 27 to 33- Alternate 1 dc row and 1 tr row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 34- 1 dc in each tr across. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.
Decorative Shells on edges-
Row 1-Join Hunter to front loop of first row of dce made at the beginning of the scarflet (row 2) and work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in that loop,skip 3 loops, work 1 sc in next loop, *skip 3 loops, make 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next loop, skip 3 loops, make 1 sc in next loop, rep from * across row. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Row 2- Rep shells row across front loops of next dc row (row 4). Fasten off, weave in tails.
Side #2-

With Hunter, ch 25.

Row 1- 1 sc in third ch from hook and in each ch across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 2- (Working only in back loops) 1 dc in each sc across. (24 dc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 3- (Working only in back loops) 1 sc in each dc across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 4- (Working only in back loops) 1 dc in each sc across. (24 dc) Ch 1, turn.

Row 5- (Working only in back loops) 1 sc in each dc across. (24 sc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 6- Skip next dc, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, skip next 2 dc] rep 6 more times,skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in last dc. Ch 3, turn. (7 clusters plus 2 dc)

Row 7- 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp, rep across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (7 clusters plus 2 dc)

Rows 8 to 20- Rep row 7. Ch 4, turn. (7 clusters, plus 2 dc)

Row 21- 1 tr in next dc, [1 tr in ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc,] rep 3 times, 1 tr in next dc, 2 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, [1 tr in ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc,]rep 3 times, 1 tr in top of turning ch. (24 tr) Ch 3, turn.

Row 22- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.

Row 23- 1 tr in each dc across. (24 tr) Ch 3, turn.

Row 24- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.

Row 25- 1 tr in each dc across. (24 dc) Ch 3, turn.

Row 26- 1 dc in each tr across. (24 dc) Ch 4, turn.

Rows 27 to 33- Alternate 1 dc row and 1 tr row. Ch 3, turn.Row 34- 1 dc in each tr across. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Decorative Shells on edges-
Row 1-Join Hunter to front loop of first row of dce made at the beginning of the scarflet (row 2) and work 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in that loop,skip 3 loops, work 1 sc in next loop, *skip 3 loops, make 3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in next loop, skip 3 loops, make 1 sc in next loop, rep from * across row. Fasten off, weave in tails.
Row 2- Rep shells row across front loops of next dc row (row 4). Fasten off, weave in tails.
Thread blunt needle with leftover tail. With Wrong sides facing, sew the two sides together. Fasten off, weave in end.
Done!





















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This is a real shortie, for those days when all you want is a whisper or warmth around your neck or to put something around a turtleneck. It wears mostly like a collar, works up pretty fast too and is easy to make!

Length of Scarfie: 29" long x 4" wide

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Coffee (about 1/2 a skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Gold (about 1/2 skein)
Red heart worsted weight yarn Carrot (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Bright Yellow (scraps)
Red Heart worsted weight variegated yarn Marrakesh (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in tails
Measuring tape
1 Button to match color of Frog closure or contrasting it (could be a wooden button) and size large enough to fit comfortably through loop
Sewing thread to match button color
Sewing needle

With Coffee, ch 55.
Row 1- 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hk and in each ch across. Ch 2, turn. (54 hdc)
Row 2- 1 hdc in each hdc across. Ch 2, turn. (54 hdc)
Row 3 to 5- 1 hdc in each hdc across. Ch 2, turn. (54 hdc)
Row 6- 1 hdc in each hdc across. Fasten off Coffee. Weave in tail.
Row 7- Join Gold- Make 1 hdc in each hdc across. Ch 2, turn. (54 hdc)
Rows 8 to 10- 1 hdc in each hdc across. Ch 2, turn. (54 hdc)
Row 11- 1 hdc in each hdc across. Fasten off Gold, weave in tail.(54 hdc)

Base of Edging-
Working on narrow end of scarflet:
Row 12- Join Carrot, and make 16 sc across narrow edge. Ch 4, turn. (16 sc)
Rows 13 to 14- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each of 1st 6 sc, ch 3, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in each of last 7 sc (buttonhole made.) Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- 1 sc in each sc and in each ch across. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 c in each sc and in each ch across. (16 sc) Fasten off Carrot, weave in tail.
Repeat Base of Edging on opposite side of scarfie.

Lace Ends-
Join Marrakesh to one of the narrow ends of scarfie and begin to work lace as follows:
Row 18- Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each of next 3 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 4, skip 3 sc, 1 sc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in each of last 4 sc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 19- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-4 space, ch 3, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 20- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 6, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc, ch 3, turn.
Row 21- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, ch 1, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc.
Row 22- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 6, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc, ch 3, turn.
Row 23- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in ch-6 space, ch 3, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 24- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 6, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc, ch 3, turn.
Row 25- 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, skip 2 ch, ch 1, 1 dc in each of last 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 26- 3 dc in same spot as ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, in ch-1 space of center 4-dc shell, ch 1, skip next 2 dc and ch sp, 1 sc in next dc, 4 dc in top of turning chain.
Fasten off and weave in tail. Repeat on opposite narrow edge of scarfie. Fasten off and weave in tail.

Snail Frog Closure-
With Bright Yellow and H hook, leaving a long tail at the start, ch 2.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook. Turn. (NO ch 1)
Row 2- Take a close look at the side of your stitches, there is a tiny loop on the side, insert hook into that loop and pull up yarn
through it, now you have two loops on hook, yo, and pull yarn through all loops on hook. Turn. (NO ch 1)
Row 3- Now you will see that 2 loops have formed on the side of your stitches, insert hook through BOTH of those loops and pull up yarn,
yo, and pull yarn through all loops on hook. Turn. (NO ch 1)
Row 4- Rep row 3.
Rows 5 to 32- Rep row 3. Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew with.

Note 1- Notice that little loops form at the edge of your rope as you crochet, you will be using those little loops to sew up your frog closure.

Forming the Snail-

Thread blunt needle with leftover tail. Turn the end of the cord into a circle, and using the loops on the edges, stitch your circle, continue to
turn the rope around itself and to sew, until you have only 3 inches of rope left. (Use a measuring tape to make sure.) Fasten off and secure yarn
at back of the circle formed. (this is the snail's shell.) You can now snip the leftover yarn or leave to use it to attach your frog closure to the scarfie, that is what I will do.
Now, Turn the leftover rope around towards the "shell" you just formed. This is the rest of the snail and also the buttonhole loop of your frog closure. Using the tail you left at the beginning
of your rope, sew the buttonhole loop to the "shell", secure at back of rope. Now, take a good look at your snail. If the "shell" is too much to the side, simply, turn the circle a bit, towards the top of the buttonhole loop and secure in place by sewing the side loops together. Secure at back. If you consider that the buttonhole loop is too large for the button you have selected, simply sew a couple of side loops together ont he inside of the buttonhole loop and then bring the yarn to the back of the rope. Fasten off. Secure at back.

How to sew to scarfie:
Match scarfie's ends. Pin Snail Frog in place and sew. Fasten off, secure well, so it will not come off with use! Sew matching button. Fasten off.

Note 2- I made mine in the opposite direction in which usually people make buttonholes. You can make your frog in the opposite direction to mine. Just start twisting your circle on the opposite side of the rope!

Done!

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