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Since this combination of green-on-green has been so liked in the past, I give another and shorter version of it. Enjoy!

Size- 31 1/2" L x 5" W.

Materials-
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Hunter Green (about 1/2 skein)
Red Heart worsted weight yarn Spring Green (about 1/2 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Scissors
Blunt needle to weave in ends

With Hunter Green and H hook, ch 47.
Row 1- 1 hdc in thrid ch from hook and in each ch across. (45 hdc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 2- 1 hdc in each hdc across. (45 hdc) Ch 2, turn.
Rows 3 to 12- 1 hdc in each hdc across. (45 hdc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 13- 1 hdc in each hdc across. (45 hdc) Fasten off Hunter Green and weave in tails.

Edges-
Edge #1-
Note 1- Weave in tails as you go for a fast and easy finish.
Note 2- Chain stitches count as first stitch of next row.
Join Hunter Green to left side of scarfie, we will be working on the keyhole side first.
Row 1- Work 19 sc across narrow edge of scarfie. Ch 1, turn. (19 sc)
Row 2- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (19 sc)
Rows 3 to 7- 1 sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. (19 sc)
Row 8- 1 sc in each sc across. (19 sc) Fasten off Hunter, weave in tail.
Row 9- Join Spring Green. Work 1 sc in each sc across. (19 sc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 10- 1 hdc in each sc across. (19 hdc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 11- 1 tr in each of next 4 hdc, ch 9, skip 9 hdc, 1 tr in each of last 5 hdc. (19 stitches, Keyhole started.) Ch 3, turn.
Row 12- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (19 dc. Keyhole completed.) Ch 3, turn.
Row 13- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, *1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from * across. (15 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces) Ch 3, turn.
Row 14- 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end row by making last sc in top of turning ch. (5 loops formed) Ch 3, turn.
Row 15- 3 dc in first loop, ch 1, *3 dc dc in next loop, ch 1, rep from * across. (15 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces) Ch 3, turn.
Row 16- 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end row by making last sc in top of turning ch. (5 loops formed) Ch 3, turn.
Row 17 to 21- Rep alternately rows 15 and 16, ending with row 15. Ch 10, turn.
Row 22- Skip first two shells, make 1 sc in third dc of next shell, ch 10, sl st in turning ch. Ch 3, turn.
Row 23- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 4, skip next shell and ch-1 spaces, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 4, skip next shell and ch-1 spaces, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 24- Skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip first ch of loop, 3 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1,
skip next dc, skip first ch of loop, 3 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip last ch of loop, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Fasten off
Spring Green, weave in tail.

Edge #2-
Join Hunter Green to right side of scarfie.
Row 1- Make 1 sc in each sc across. (19 sc) Ch 2 turn.
Row 2- 1 hdc in each sc across. (19 hdc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 3- 1 dc in each hdc across. (19 dc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in each dc across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 5- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, *1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, rep from * across. (15 dc, 4 ch-1 spaces) Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 3, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end row by making last sc in top of turning ch. (5 loops formed) Ch 3, turn.
Rows 7 to 12- Alternately repeat rows 5 and 6, ending with row 5.Ch 3, turn.
Row 13- 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 4, skip next shell and ch-1 spaces, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 4, skip next shell and ch-1 spaces, 1 dc in each of last 2 dc. Ch 4, turn.
Row 14- Skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip first ch of loop, 3 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, skip next ch, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1,
skip next dc, skip first ch of loop, 3 dc in next ch, 1 tr in next ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, skip last ch of loop, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Fasten off
Spring Green, weave in tail.
Note- You will notice that one side is shorter than the other when it comes to rows, but when you put the scarfie on, you will realize that hte gaping hole of the keyhole closure
makes up for the difference and the scarfie is perfect in length.

Done!















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There are days in which you want some nice-looking no-fuss warmth around your neck, this tie is just for those days. The rich red adds punch and is just pretty and cheerful in gray, cold weather.

Size- 30" long x 4" wide

Materials-
Red Heart Cherry Red (1 skein)
Crochet hook size H
Blunt needle to weave in tails
Scissors
Measuring tape
Red sewing thread
Red button to fit buttonhole (about 1 inch across)
Sewing needle


Tie-
With Cherry Red and H hook, ch 72.
Row 1- 1 hdc in third ch from hook, and in each ch across. Ch 3, turn. (71 hdc)
Row 2- 1 dc in each hdc across. Ch 2, turn. (71 dc)
Row 3- 1 hdc in each dc across. (71 hdc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 4- 1 dc in each hdc across. (71 dc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 5- 1 hdc in each dc across. (71 hdc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 6- 1 dc in each hdc across. (71 dc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 7- 1 hdc in each dc across. (71 hdc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 8- 1 dc in each hdc across. (71 dc) Ch 2, turn.
Row 9- 1 hdc in each dc across. (71 hdc) Your strip should now be 21 1/2" long x 4" wide.
Fasten off Cherry Red, weave in tail.

Edges-
Edge #1-
Row 10- Join Cherry Red to narrow edge of tie. Work 15 sc across that narrow edge. Ch 1, turn.
Row 11- 1 sc in each of first 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 12- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 13- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 14- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 15- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, ch 4, skip 4 sc, 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (Buttonhole made) (6 sc, 4 ch) Ch 1, turn.
Row 16- 1 sc in each sc and in each ch across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 17- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 18- 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 19- 1 sc in each sc across. (16 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 20- 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, [1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc,] rep 4 times, 2 dc in last sc of row. (12 dc, 5 ch) Ch 4, turn.
Row 21- Skip next sc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp,] rep across row, end row by making a ch 2 and 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (7 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces)
Row 22- 1 dc, ch 1, [1 dc in next ch-2 sp,] rep across row, 1 dc in top of turning ch. (2 dc, 6 1dc,ch1,1dc-shells) Ch 3, turn.
Row 23- 4 dc in same spot at ch-3, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in nest st, rep across. Fasten off Cherry Red, weave in tail.

Edge #2-
Row 24- Join Cherry Red to narrow edge of tie. Work 15 sc across that narrow edge. Ch 1, turn.
Row 25- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 26- 1 sc in each sc across. (12 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 27- 1 sc in each of first 3 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc2tog over next 2 sc, 1 sc in each of last 3 sc. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 28- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 29- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 30- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc)
Row 31- 1 sc in each sc across. (10 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 32- 2 sc in each of first 2 sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, 1 sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, 2 sc in last sc. (16 sc) Ch 1, turn.
Row 33- 1 sc in each sc across. (16 sc) Ch 3, turn.
Row 34- 1 dc in next sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc, [1 dc in each of next 2 sc, ch 1, skip 1 sc,] rep 4 times, 2 dc in last sc of row. (12 dc, 5 ch) Ch 4, turn.
Row 35- Skip next sc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp, [ch 2, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp,] rep across row, end row by making a ch 2 and 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (7 dc, 6 ch-2 spaces)
Row 36- 4 dc in same spot at ch-3, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 5 dc in next stitch, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in nest st, rep across. Fasten off Cherry Red, weave in tail.

Note- Side #2 is 1 row shorter than Side #1 at the Edge, the reason is because of the gaping hole of the buttonhole, otherwise, the tie would look longer on one side than on the other.
We correct that by making one side shorter.

Thread sewing needle with red thread and sew button in place opposite to buttonhole. Fasten off, secure at back.

Done!



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The classic, go-with-anything quality of navy blue has made it an enduring color in women's closets for generations!
The convenience of the color has been softened by the presence of lace edges to create a relatively simple to make, feminine scarflet that wears easy and well. For your convenience, I used a readily available and affordable yarn.

Materials-

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


Side #1-
With Soft Navy and H hook, ch 26.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, skip 4 ch, work 7 dc in next ch, *skip 4 ch, work 7 dc in next ch, rep from * across, end row with 1 sc in last ch. Ch 5, turn. (4 seven-dc shells plus 2 sc.)
Row 2- Skip first 2 dc of first shell, 1 dc in next dc of shell, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 4, skip last 2 dc of shell and also skip the first 2 dc of next shell, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip last 2 dc of current shell, ch 4, skip first 2 dc of next shell, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, end row as follows, ch 2, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (10 dc and 4 ch-4 spaces)
Row 3- 3 dc in same stitch as ch 3, *skip all the way to the next ch-4 space, skip first ch of ch-4 space and work 7 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, rep from * across, end row by working 4 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 7, turn. (5 shells)
Row 4- Skip all dc of first shell and the first 2 dc of next shell, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 4, skip all the way to the third dc of next shell, 1 dc in that stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, finish row as follows, ch 4, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (8 dc and 4 ch-4 spaces)
Row 5- Skip first 2 ch of ch-4 space, work 7 dc in next ch, skip last ch of ch-4 sp, *skip all the way to the 3rd ch of next ch-4 space, make 7 dc in that ch, skip next ch, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. (4 shells plus 2 dc)
Row 6- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- Rep row 3. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- Skip second dc of first shell, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from *across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Row 9- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn. (15 sc, 14 ch-1 sp)
Rows 10 to 13- Rep row 9. Ch 4, turn. (15 sc, 14 ch-1 sp)
Row 14- Skip first ch 1-sp, 1 tr in next dc, tr2tog over next ch-1 sp and next dc, [1 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, 1 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, tr2tog over nect ch-1 sp and next dc] rep 3 times, 1 tr in each of next 4 stitches,
skip next ch, 1 tr in top of turning ch, (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 15- 1 dc in each tr across. Ch 4, turn. (23 dc)
Row 16- 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (23 tr)
Row 17- 1 dc in each tr across. (23 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 18- 1 tr in each of next 4 dc, ch 13, 1 tr in each of last 5 dc. (10 tr, 13 ch) (Keyhole strated.) Ch 3, turn.
Row 19- 1 dc in each tr and in each ch across. (23 sts) (Keyhole completed.) Ch 4, turn.
Row 20- 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (23 tr)
Rows 21 to 35- Alternate 1 dc row and 1 tr row. (23 sts) Fasten off Soft Navy and weave in tail.

Side #2-
Note-
This side of the scarflet will be 1 row shorter than the opposite side, because of the gaping hole of the keyhole, if you make it the same length as the other side,
it will appear to be longer, and the ends won't match. If you make it one row shorter, the ends match perfectly.
With Soft Navy and H hook, ch 26.
Row 1- 1 sc in second ch from hook, skip 4 ch, work 7 dc in next ch, *skip 4 ch, work 7 dc in next ch, rep from * across, end row with 1 sc in last ch. Ch 5, turn. (4 seven-dc shells plus 2 sc.)
Row 2- Skip first 2 dc of first shell, 1 dc in next dc of shell, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 4, skip last 2 dc of shell and also skip the first 2 dc of next shell, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, skip last 2 dc of current shell, ch 4, skip first 2 dc of next shell, work 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, end row as follows, ch 2, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (10 dc and 4 ch-4 spaces)
Row 3- 3 dc in same stitch as ch 3, *skip all the way to the next ch-4 space, skip first ch of ch-4 space and work 7 dc in next ch, skip next 2 ch, rep from * across, end row by working 4 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 7, turn. (5 shells)
Row 4- Skip all dc of first shell and the first 2 dc of next shell, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, skip 1 dc, 1 dc in next dc, *ch 4, skip all the way to the third dc of next shell, 1 dc in that stitch, ch 1, skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, rep from * across, finish row as follows, ch 4, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn. (8 dc and 4 ch-4 spaces)
Row 5- Skip first 2 ch of ch-4 space, work 7 dc in next ch, skip last ch of ch-4 sp, *skip all the way to the 3rd ch of next ch-4 space, make 7 dc in that ch, skip next ch, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 5, turn. (4 shells plus 2 dc)
Row 6- Rep row 2. Ch 3, turn.
Row 7- Rep row 3. Ch 4, turn.
Row 8- Skip second dc of first shell, ch 1, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *skip next dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from *across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn.
Row 9- 1 dc in next dc, ch 1, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1, rep from * across, 1 dc in top of turning ch. Ch 4, turn. (15 sc, 14 ch-1 sp)
Rows 10 to 13- Rep row 9. Ch 4, turn. (15 sc, 14 ch-1 sp)
Row 14- Skip first ch 1-sp, 1 tr in next dc, tr2tog over next ch-1 sp and next dc, [1 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, 1 tr in next ch-1 sp, 1 tr in next dc, tr2tog over nect ch-1 sp and next dc] rep 3 times, 1 tr in each of next 4 stitches,
skip next ch, 1 tr in top of turning ch, (23 tr) Ch 3, turn.
Row 15- 1 dc in each tr across. Ch 4, turn. (23 dc)
Row 16- 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (23 tr)
Row 17- 1 dc in each tr across. (23 dc) Ch 4, turn.
Row 18- 1 tr in each dc across. Ch 3, turn. (23 tr)
Row 19- 1 dc in each tr across. Ch 4, turn. (23 dc)
Rows 20 to 34- Alternate 1 dc row and 1 tr row. (23 sts) Fasten off Soft Navy and weave in tail.
With right sides matching each other and wrong sides facing you, sew both pieces together. Fasten off, weave in tail.
Weave in all leftover tails.
Done!
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