Hi, lovely makers! I'm Lauren Savidge, the maker behind Knit A Bit, Crochet Away. I started my blog in 2014, but have been knitting since I was 10. Knitting is a tradition in my family. I use the knitting needles from my paternal grandmother, the vintage knitting bag from my maternal grandmother, and the unusual cast on method from my very patient mother who taught me to knit when I was in elementary school. Go to any baby shower in my family, and you'll find beautiful hand-knit blankets wrapped around other gifts as though it's tissue paper. I expanded my horizons in law school when knitting became a form of cathartic meditation, I learned how to crochet, and I started writing my designs down.
My style is eclectic and I try to incorporate different colors and textured stitches in my designs. I'm proud to present you with the Entangled Scarf pattern using everyone's favorite super bulky yarn and testing to see who actually knows what an isosceles trapezoid is. Enjoy. xo Lauren
When stitches appear between * and *, repeat until the end, unless otherwise indicated
When stitches appear between ( and ), work those stitches in the same stitch indicated
Because you skip the last DC and SC (or SC and DC) at the end of each row, each row gets shorter, leaving a staircase-looking edge
The piece is shaped like a long isosceles trapezoid (math is fun!)
4 skeins Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Jam Cookie
Size M/13 (US) / 9 mm crochet hook
12 inches wide x 84 inches long at the longer edge (excluding tassels)
6.5 sts x 8 rows = 4 inches (in SC)
Ch – chain
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet
WS – wrong side
Row 1: 1 DC in 2ndch from hook, *ch 1, skip next ch, 1 SC in next ch, 1 DC in next ch,* turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1stDC and SC, (1 DC, 1 SC) in next ch space, *ch 1, (1 DC, 1 SC) in next ch space,* through last ch space, leaving last DC and SC unworked, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, skip 1stSC and DC, (1 SC, 1 DC) in next ch space, *ch 1, (1 SC, 1 DC) in next ch space,* through last ch space, leaving last SC and DC unworked, turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 seven more times (eight repeats total).
A video tutorial for attaching the tassels is available here, or written instructions are below.
Cut the remaining yarn you have into 15” pieces until you have 90 pieces to form the tassels. You will need 18 tassels total, with 9 tassels per side, and 5 pieces of string per tassel.
The tassels are attached to the ch space closest to the edge of the row. Tassels are only attached to the odd numbered rows (i.e. the first row, the last row, and alternating rows in between).
To attach a tassel, fold the 5 pieces of string in half, creating a loop in the middle. With the WS of the work facing, put the loop through the ch space, inserting it from the bottom of the work to the top of the work. Pull the tassel ends through the loop and pull tight.
I hope you enjoyed making the Entangled Scarf as much as I did! Tag me on Instagram @knitabitcrochetaway and use #knitabitcrochetaway and #EntangledScarf– I’d love to see your progress and finished product!