Parrots Call Scarf
I am super excited to be sharing this crocheted Parrots Call Scarf with you! It is super colourful, bright and cheerful! I love wearing this scarf as it adds colour to every outfit in winter. I received some of this gorgeous Red Heart Super Saver Stripes yarn in the colourway Parrots Stripe as a gift from my mum for Christmas 2017 and I thought it would look lovely as an angled scarf. To create the angled effect in the scarf, you will need to increase at one end and decrease at the other end of the scarf to keep the stitches lined up. But of course, the colours in the yarn didn’t line up for me which I found to actually be really pretty and effective! I love that one end is the blues and purples and the other end of this scarf is in the greens and yellows. This scarf just makes me happy every time I wear it! Or even look at it for that matter!
This pattern is designed to use two skeins of Super Saver Stripes to create this scarf and it works up quickly, making it the perfect last-minute gift. I used pretty much the entire two skeins to crochet this project but as a bonus, I had enough left over yarn to add two tassels to the end of the scarf. One tassel in light blue and green and the other tassel in a dark and medium blue. How cute are they? Adding tassels really does bring a whole new look to an already incredible scarf.
Please find the written pattern, stitch diagram and the YouTube Tutorial below.
Abbreviations (US Terminology)
Ch – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
DC2TOG – Double Crochet 2 Together (decrease)
St/s – Stitch/es
Sk – Skip
Sp – Space
YO – Yarn Over
DC – YO, insert hook into st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 2 loops to dc 1
DC2TOG – YO, insert hook into 1st st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, insert hook into 2nd st, YO, pull through, YO, pull through 2 loops, YO, pull through 3 loops to dc2tog
What You’ll Need
2 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver Stripes in Parrot Stripe, 100% acrylic; 10 ply (AU)/ worsted (US)/ aran (UK); 1 skein is 215m/236 yards
5 mm crochet hook or H/8 crochet hook
A piece of card approx. 10cm/ 4 inches in length
Approx. 191 cm or 75 inches in length along the longest edge
Approx. 21 cm or 8 inches in width
15 sts and 6 rows = 10cm / 4 inches
Stitch Diagram for the Parrots Call Scarf
Increasing the crochet Parrots Call Scarf
The diagram below is showing you the stitch pattern for increasing scarf using row 1 to 6 as an example. You will just need to continue this pattern for row 7 to 26 using the written pattern below.
Decreasing the crochet Parrots Call Scarf
This diagram starts with a normal dc 1 in each stitch for the row and then begins to dc2tog (decrease). This is just to show you the stitch pattern of decreasing your work. You will need to follow the written pattern below for more details.
Crochet Parrots Call Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
Form a magic ring,
Row 1 – 26 are increase rows
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), dc 2 into ring, turn work at end of row 1 (3 dc)
Row 2: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 2 into 1st st (the dc 2 increases the row on 1 side only), dc 1 in each st along, turn work at end of row 2 (4 dc)
Row 3: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 1 into 1st st, dc 1 in each st along, dc 2 into very last st (increases the row on 1 side only), turn work at end of row 3 (5 dc)
Row 4: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 2 into 1st st (increases the row on 1 side only), dc 1 in each st along, turn work at end of row 4 (6 dc)
Row 5: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 1 into 1st st, dc 1 in each st along, dc 2 into very last st (increases the row on 1 side only), turn work at end of row 5 (7 dc)
Row 6 – 26: Repeat row 4 for every even-numbered row; repeat row 5 for every odd-numbered row (the rows will be increasing 1 dc each row)
Row 27 – 101 are normal rows which form the rectangle section of the scarf
Row 27: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 1 into each st along, turn work at end of row 27 (28 dc)
Row 28 – 101: Repeat row 27 (dc 28 each row)
Rows 102 – 126 are decrease rows
Row 102: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc2tog into 1st 2 sts (dc2tog decreases the row on 1 side only), dc 1 into each st along, turn work at end of row (27 dc)
Row 103: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 1 into 1st st, dc 1 in each st, dc2tog into last 2 sts (decreases the row on 1 side only), turn work at end of row (26 dc)
Row 104: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc2tog into 1st 2 sts (dc2tog decreases the row on 1 side only), dc 1 into each st along, turn work at end of row (25 dc)
Row 105: Ch 2 (turning ch only), dc 1 into 1st st, dc 1 in each st, dc2tog into last 2 sts (decreases the row on 1 side only), turn work at end of row (24 dc)
Row 106 – 126: Repeat row 104 for every even-numbered row; repeat row 105 for every odd-numbered row (the rows will be decreasing 1 dc each row)
Secure the work and weave in all of your ends.
At the end of row 126 you will be left with 3 dc; so you will have 3 dc for row 1 and 3 dc for row 126
– When increasing the work e.g. row 2, 4, 6 etc (the even numbered rows) you will need to dc 2 into the first stitch at the beginning of the row. For row 3, 5, 7 etc (the odd-numbered rows) you will need to dc 2 into the last 2 stitches at the end of the row to increase the row on one side only.
– When decreasing the work e.g. row 102, 104, 106 etc (the even numbered rows) you will need to dc2tog into the first 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. For row 103, 105, 107 etc (the odd-numbered rows) you will need to dc2tog into the last 2 stitches at the end of the row to decrease the row on one side only.
– Both angles of the scarf need to be facing inwards on both ends.
Make 2 tassels
Cut a piece of card 10 cm/ 4 inches in length. Wrap 1 colour of the yarn e.g. the green around the piece of card 12 times, then wrap the another coloured yarn e.g. the light blue on top of the 1st colour another 12 times. You would have wrapped the yarn around the card 24 times in total. Cut the remaining yarn at the bottom of the card only.
Cut 2 strands in the 2nd colour e.g. the light blue approx. 15cm/ 6 inches in length. Slide one of the lengths of yarn under the piece of card on one side underneath the looped yarn and push it to the top of the card, then slide all of the yarn off the piece of card making sure that you don’t lose any loops. Wrap the 2nd length of yarn around all of the loops approx. 1 cm/ 0.4 inches from the top where the 1st length was attached. Once you have done that, tie the yarn together and using a tapestry needle, poke the yarn through the work to hide the strands. Cut the bottom loops to make them flat like a tassel and trim if they are uneven.
Attach the 1st length of yarn to the ends of the scarf e.g. row 1 and row 126 using a tapestry needle. Then poke the tapestry needle through the top (the ball shape) of the tassel to hide the strands. You will need to make 2 tassels, one on each end of the scarf.
You can make your tassels using 2 different colours for each tassel like what I have done, or you can just wrap the yarn around 24 times without cutting the yarn and changing colour.
If you required extra help please watch the YouTube Tutorial below
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