A friend from work came to me with a challenge. She had seen a scarf at a craft fair that was totally cute and she wanted one, but wasn't willing to pay the $20 the seller wanted. She described the scarf to me and asked if I might be able to figure it out. It was a flower scarf. The flower was big and there were chains of yarn that hung from the flower. The chains were wrapped around your neck and then through a hole in flower to hold the scarf around your neck.
It sounded doable, so I came home that night and went to work. I did not take a picture of my prototype, but I have the finished pattern I designed for Nikki and pictures of two of the approximately 20 I've made since then. I can't help it. I'm obsessed.
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet (scs = single crochets)
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
Chain 15. Sl st to close chain.
Row 1: Sc over ring 25 times. Sl st in top of 1st sc.
Row 2: Chain 3. Skip 1 st and sc in next st. Repeat until you reach first chain.
Row 3: Sc into loop of first chain 3. In same loop, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc. Repeat in each loop around (sc, hdc, 2 hdc, sc). .
Row 4: Working behind Row 3, insert hook from BACK to front, around the post and into the next hole from front to back. Yo and pull thru both holes and sc. *Chain 4 and sc around next post. Repeat from * around/behind the first row of petals. Finish with sl st in 1st chain.
Row 5: In first loop, sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc. Repeat in each loop around. Sl st in first sc to finish row.
Optional: Repeat rows 4 and 5.
Sl st down along post to original ring. You should be at the back of the flower. Single crochet along ring 10x. Chain 1, turn. Sc in same st. Repeat sc in next 9 spaces.
At end of last row of scs, you will begin your chains. The number doesn't really matter, but here are some things to think about:
Chain 200 for girls.
Chain 300 for adults.
Remember that this chain will actually be half as long when you finish because it is giant loop.
Make your chain. At end of chain, sc in next sc space on flower. Chain 2the same number, sc in next sc space on flower. Repeat to the end of sc spaces. Fasten off and weave in end.