“Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush. It can color any situation.”-Unknown
Sometimes, yarn is so beautiful that I have a hard time finding just the right project for it!
I had been waiting for that perfect project using a Caron X Pantone braid, and then I realized that my Kelsi Scarf pattern would be that perfect project!
I was in the yarn store one day looking for a specific type of yarn. Then it happened. I walked past an end cap where row after row of Caron X Pantone braids hung in all of their brilliant color ways – Peach Blush Parfait, Sunset Sky, Fuchsia Foliage – the colors drew me in. “Don’t touch it,” I said to myself. “If you touch it, then you’ll end up buying it.” I reached out anyway, and the squish did not disappoint! The yarn was so soft and smooth, and it had such a beautiful sheen as I turned the braid back and forth in the light. Then I saw the sign. They were on SALE! That was all I needed.
Before I knew it, my little basket was full of braids. “Buy them now while they’re on sale. You can figure out what to make with them later,” I told myself as I headed up to the cashier. I proudly carried my purchases back out to the car where my husband was waiting. “I thought you only needed one skein of yarn?” he asked knowingly. I immediately began justifying the purchase to him by explaining that I had seen this yarn used by so many other of my maker friends, and I had wanted a chance to experiment with it, AND it was on sale. He shook his head as we then proceeded to drive home.
In the days following, I pondered what I should make with my new purchases. I pulled up the patterns that I had released at that point, and when I saw the Kelsi Scarf, the light bulb came on! How gorgeous all the texture of that crochet scarf would look combined with these beautiful color ways! I immediately got my crochet hook and got to work, and the end result…
…did not disappoint!
Skill Level – Advanced Beginner
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- One Caron X Pantone Braid or two braids if you desire a longer crochet scarf
- US K10.5/6.50mm crochet hook
- Tapestry needle
- CH – Chain
- SC – Single crochet
- BLO – Back loop only
- Sl St – Slip stitch
- Gauge: 2 ½” = 11 sc / 10 rows (worked in BLO)
- Finished scarf measurements are 24″ x 6″ using one braid.
- This crochet scarf is worked as a flat piece from corner to corner. It is seamed together with approximately one inch of overlap when finished.
- This pattern does not include detailed instructions on how to complete the above stitches. If you are unsure of how to complete any of these stitches, then there are many video tutorials on YouTube that may be of assistance to you.
- The entire scarf is worked in BLO.
- Beginning chains DO NOT count as a stitch.
- As you work the pattern, add the next color of the braid in at the beginning of a row.
- Repeat rows consist of a decrease at the beginning of each row and an increase at the end of each row in order to maintain a diagonal edge as the piece gets longer.
- I chose NOT to SC evenly around the entire outside edge as a design preference, but you do you! If you want a SC trim around the whole piece, add that step in before tying off.
- Detailed progress photos are provided in the original Kelsi Scarf pattern if you need assistance.
Row 1: Using the first color of the braid, CH 4, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in every stitch across. (3)
Place stitch marker in the first stitch of Row 1 to indicate the RS.
***The remainder of the project will be worked in BLO.***
*Row 2: CH 1, turn, 2 SC in first stitch, SC in next stitch, 2 SC in last stitch. (5)
Row 3: CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across. (5)
*Row 4: CH 1, turn, SC in first stitch, 2 SC in next stitch, SC across until 2 stitches remain, 2 SC in second-to-last stitch, SC in last stitch. (7)
Row 5: CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across (7)
*Row 6-31: Repeat Rows 4 and 5 increasing two stitches on every even row. Row 30 and 31 should have 33 stitches.
Row 32: CH 1, turn, SC in first stitch, SC2tog (decrease), SC across until 2 stitches remain, 2 SC (increase) in second-to-last stitch, SC in last stitch. (33)
Place stitch marker in the first stitch of Row 32 to indicate the beginning of the repeat rows.
*Row 33: CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across. (33)
Repeat Row 32-33 until you complete two rows of the last color in the braid.
Row 34: CH 1, turn, SC in first stitch, SC2tog, SC across until 3 stitches remain, SC2tog, SC. (31)
*Row 35: CH 1, turn, SC in every stitch across. (31)
Row 36-61: Repeat Rows 34 and 35 decreasing two stitches on every even row. Row 61 should have 5 stitches.
*Row 62: CH 1, turn, SC2tog, SC, SC2tog. (3)
Optional (not pictured): Before tying off, CH 1, SC evenly around entire piece, join with a Sl St to beginning SC.
Tie off, leaving a long tail for sewing.
For how to finish your Kelsi Scarf, please visit the original Kelsi Scarf pattern.
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“Much love, sunshine, and pineapples”Sarah
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