A Spike for Phinneas

A Spike for Phinneas from CrochetBot 3000

This is my baby, the youngest of my 4 kids, and he is turning 4 today.  As I have mentioned before, I like to let my kids (or any kids I am crafting for) have a hand in the design process.  Sometimes the kid in question has very detailed and specific demands and, sometimes, they just pick the color.  Phinneas went yarn shopping with me, picked out a skein of orange and a skein of gray, and then announced he needed a scarf for his birthday.  He was so excited that I didn’t have the heart to tell him that he would most likely have to put it away until next year.  Our winter seems to have passed.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

 

A Spike for Phinneas

Materials Needed:
J hook
1 skein of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in Pumpkin (color A)
Small amount of Loops & Threads Impeccable yarn in True Grey  (color B

A Spike for Phinneas by CrochetBot 3000

A Spike for Phinneas by CrochetBot 3000

Abbreviations Used:
ch                          chain
sl st                       slip stitch
st                           stitch
sc                          single crochet
sc spike             single crochet spike

Special Stitches Used:
sc spike:  insert hook from front to back under the top 2 loops of the next stitch of the previous row and draw up loop, yo, and draw through both loops on hook.

Instructions:
*ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch
Using color A, Ch 181 (or multiples of 5,+1)

Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.  (180 sc)
Row 2:  *1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, sc spike in the next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn.  (180 sts)
Row 3:  1 sc in each st across, ch 1 turn.  (180 sc)
Row 4:  using color B, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, *sc spike in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 4 sts, repeat from * to the last 3 sts, sc spike in the next st, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, ch 1, turn.  (180 sts)
Row 5:  using color A, repeat Row 3

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Row 6:  using color B, repeat Row 2

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Row 7:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 8:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 9:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 10:  using color A, repeat Row 2
Row 11:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 12:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 13:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 14:  using color B, repeat Row 2
Row 15:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 16:  using color B, repeat Row 4
Row 17:  using color A, repeat Row 3
Row 18:  using color A, repeat Row 2
Row 19:  using color A, repeat Row 3, finish off and weave in ends.

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Aelwyn Scrappy Scarf

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Every year, I make each of my kids a scarf.  With 3 of them, I can pretty much decide the style and colors and know that the recipients will love them.  Aelwyn is different.  She has her own sense of style and thinks that matching colors is a bad thing.  With this in mind, I sent her to my yarn closet to pick out the yarn she wanted.  I wasn’t surprised when she brought back a few different yarns that didn’t quite go together, but I was surprised when she made a couple more trips to the closet.  There were so many colors and textures that I wasn’t sure what I was going to do.  I found my answer in a needle craft book from the 70’s.  The stitch is called crochet rib and it is pretty simple to do once you get the hang of it.

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Materials Needed:
Small amounts of different colored yarn or 1 skein of worsted weight yarn
J hook
Yarn needle
 
Abbreviations Used:
ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet

*Ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Instructions For Scrappy Scarf:
Ch 240  (you can make this scarf as long as you want, just chain until it reaches the desired length)
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, change to next color, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first sc, *work 1 sc in the horizontal bar under the loops of the next sc (see pictures below), repeat from * to the end, change to next color, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you want it and then finish off and weave in ends.
 
Instructions For Solid Colored Scarf:
Ch 240  (you can make this scarf as long as you want, just chain until it reaches the desired length)
Row 1:  1 sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  1 sc in the first sc, *work 1 sc in the horizontal bar under the loops of the next sc (see pictures below), repeat from * to the end, ch 1, turn.
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you want it and then finish off and weave in ends.

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Tuesday Scarf

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It is starting to get slightly chilly here in Arizona, which means winter (or what passes for it here) is finally upon us.  In my house that means it is time for me to make scarves for the kids.  This is what I came up with for my oldest daughter.

 

As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.

Materials Needed:

1 skein of dark purple worsted weight yarn (color A)
1 skein of gray worsted weight yarn (color B)
I hook
Yarn needle

Abbreviations Used:

ch                    chain
st                     stitch
sc                     single crochet
sc dec              single crochet decrease
sc3tog              single crochet 3 together
dc                    double crochet
dc2tog             double crochet 2 together
dc3tog             double crochet 3 together
blo                   back loops only

Gauge:

4 in. = 14 dc
4 in. = 8 rows of dc

Special stitches:

Sc3tog:  (insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
Dc2tog:  yo and draw up a loop in the next st (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Dc3tog:  yo and draw up a loop in the next st (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (2 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (3 loops on hook), yo and draw up a loop in the next st (5 loops on hook), yo and draw through the first 2 loops on hook (4 loops on hook), yo over and draw through all 4 loops on hook.
*Ch 1 at the end of a row does not count as a stitch.

Instructions:

Ch 297 (you can make this scarf as long as you want, you just need to make sure the base chain is in multiples of 8, plus 9)
*Ch 3 at the beginning of row 1 counts as 1 dc.
Row 1:  using color A, 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook and in the next ch, 3 dc in the next ch, *1 dc in each of the next 2 chs, dc3tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 chs, 3 dc in the next ch, repeat from * to the last 3 chs, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chs, change to color B, ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  working blo and using color B, sc dec over the first 2 sts, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next st, *1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc3tog, 1 sc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 sc in the next st, repeat from * to the last 4 sts, 1 sc in the next 2 sts, sc dec over the last 2 sts, change to color A, ch 1, turn.
Row 3:  working blo and using color A, dc2tog over 1st2 sts, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, *1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc3tog, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, repeat from * to the last 4 stss, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, dc2tog over the last 2 sts, change to color B, ch 1, turn.
Row 4:  repeat row 2
Row 5:  repeat row 3
Row 6:  repeat row 2
Row 7:  repeat row 3.  At the end of row 7, finish off, weave in ends.

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Eamon Scarf

We are fortunate to have very mild winters in Arizona.  That does not stop me from making scarves, hats and other winter accessories for my kids.  In fact, if I haven’t made a scarf for each of my 4 children by November, they will start asking me why.  It doesn’t matter to them that they have to wear their scarves with short sleeve shirts, it has become a tradition for them.  This is what I came up with for the boys.
As always, this pattern has not been tested so if you notice any problems with it please let me know either in the comments section or at CrochetBot3000@gmail.com. You can also find me on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Crochetbot3000.
Eamon Scarf

Materials Needed:

1 skein of blue worsted weight yarn (color A)
1 skein of gray worsted weight yarn (color B)
I hook
Yarn needle
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Gauge:

4 in. = 14 dc
4 in. = 8 rows of dc

Abbreviations used:

ch        chain
sk         skip
st          stitch
dc        double crochet
blo       back loop only
flo        front loop only

Size:

Toddler  and Child

Scarf Pattern:

*ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc
*Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.
Toddler size:  ch 184
Child size:  ch 224
Row 1:  using color A, 1 dc in the 4th ch from hook and in each st across.
Row 2:   ch 3, turn,*sk next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the skipped st, repeat from * to the last st, 1 dc in the last st, change to color B at the end of this row.
Row 3:  ch 1, turn , working blo, 1 hdc in each st across, change to color A at the end of this row.
Row 4:  ch 3, turn , working flo, 1 dc in each st across.
Row 5:  ch 3, turn,*sk next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the skipped st, repeat from * to the last st, 1 dc in the last st.
Row 6:  ch 3, turn , working flo, 1 dc in each st across, change to color B at the end of this row.
Row 7:  ch 1, turn , working blo, 1 hdc in each st across, change to color A at the end of this row.
Row 8:  :   ch 3, turn,*sk next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the skipped st, repeat from * to the last st, 1 dc in the last st.
Row 9:  ch 3, turn , working flo, 1 dc in each st across, at the end of the row, finish off and weave in ends.

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