Posted by: mamas2hands | January 20, 2017

Shells on the Aegean Neck Cozy

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It has been so cold the last couple of weeks that I thought it was time for a warm neck cozy pattern. Because it buttons to fasten around your neck, this snuggly short scarf takes less yarn than a full size scarf.  Just a little under 315 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Caron Yarns “Simply Soft” for the sample you see.

remaining-yarn

This is all I had left of the 1 skein I used. That is a U.S. Quarter next to it to give you a frame of reference.

For those of you that are more visual learners I hope to have a YouTube video tutorial of this pattern on my channel sometime in March. I’ve been trouble-shooting technology for the past 2 months and am still in the “figuring out the new stuff” stage. Once it is available, the video will have lots of tips and tricks for some of more advanced techniques I use in this design.

Here is the Pattern:

Shells on the Aegean Neck Cozy

Designed by Andee Graves

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Neck Cozy is 13.25”/ 33.125cm wide (lace scarf section) x 30”/ 75cm long.

YARN

Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yds/288m = 6 ounces/170.1g)

#9767 Royal Blue: 1 skein sample used nearly all of skein

CROCHET HOOKS

Size US I-9 / 5.5mm

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS

Yarn needle

1 – 1” button (shank style works best)

GAUGE

5 rows & 4 sts in single crochet = 1”

SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell Stitch (Shl): (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated st or sp.

V-stitch (V-st): (dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st or sp. 

Picot stitch (picot): Ch 3, sl st in top of previous st.

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Pattern Notes

This Neck Cozy is worked in 2 parts, the Button Band and the Lace Scarf.

Be sure to work the base chain loosely for ease of working into the bottom of the foundation row when crocheting the lace scarf part of project. If having problems keeping the chain loose enough, use a hook one size larger to make the chain then switch to the smaller hook for the rest of the project.

When counting stitches for skipping, chain stitches count as one stitch each.

INSTRUCTIONS 

Button Band

Row 1 (RS): Ch 32, working in back bumps sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch back to beginning. [31 sc]

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to end of row. [31 sc]

Row 3: Repeat Row 2.

Row 4: Ch 7 (creates button loop), turn, sc in each st to end of row. [31 sc, 1 ch-7 loop]

Rows 5 & 6: Repeat Row 2 twice.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 31 sts, (button loop finishing) picot, [(2 dc, picot) 6 times, 2 dc] into ch-7 loop, sl st to end of Row 1. DO NOT Fasten off.

Lace scarf

Row 1: (Working along bottom of foundation of button band Row 1) Ch 3, 3 dc in first st, ch 1 (sk 2 sts, V-st in next st) 9 times, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. [9 V-sts, 2 ch-1 sps, 6 dc]

Row 2 (RS) : Ch 3, turn, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, ch 1, (Shl in next ch-2 sp, V-st in next ch-2 sp) 4 times, Shl in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st. [5 Shls, 4 V-sts, 2 ch-1 sps, 6 dc]

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, (ch 1, V-st in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, Shl in next ch-2 sp) 4 times, ch 1, V-st in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 5 sts, 3 dc in next st. [5 V-sts, 4 Shls, 10 ch-1 spcs, 6 dc]

Rows 4: Ch 3, turn, sk 1 st, 3 dc in next st, (ch 1, Shl in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, V-st in next ch-2 sp) 4 times, ch 1, Shl in next ch-2 sp, ch 1, sk 3 sts, 3 dc in next st. [5 Shls, 4 V-sts, 10 ch-1 sps, 6 dc]

Rows 5 – 50: Alternate repeating Rows 3 & 4, 22 times.

Row 51: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of next 3 sts, (*sl st in ch-1 sp, sc next 2 sts, sk next st, 5 sc in next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st, sc in next 2 sts, sl st in ch-1 sp,* sk next st, 5 sc next ch-2 sp, sk 1 st) 4 times, repeat from * to * once, sc in each of last 3 sts. Fasten off. [71 sc, 10 sl sts]

FINISHING

Weave in ends. Block lightly, if desired.

Sew button to RS of button band on Row 4 at opposite end from button loop.

 


Responses

  1. […] my designs I’ve kept with using the picot as an edging embellishment. I used the picot in my “Shells on the Aegean Neck Cozy” to embellish the button hole. The picot directions in that pattern tell you to: “Chain 3, slip […]

  2. Is there a print friendly version for this pattern?

    • I don’t have a print-friendly button, but you can copy the URL then go to https://www.printfriendly.com/ and enter it in the box at the top of the page that says, “Make any web-site print friendly.” Hope that helps.

  3. Beautiful pattern nicely written. Can’t wait to start the project. Thank you.


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