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.
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 will have a YouTube video tutorial of this pattern on my channel next
weekend (January 28, 2017) Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Due to some serious technical difficulties the date for this video is unknown now, hopefully sometime in February. There will be a big announcement blog post when it is available and I will update this post as well. 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
Neck Cozy is 13.25”/ 33.125cm wide (lace scarf section) x 30”/ 75cm long.
Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yds/288m = 6 ounces/170.1g)
#9767 Royal Blue: 1 skein sample used nearly all of skein
Size US I-9 / 5.5mm
1 – 1” button (shank style works best)
5 rows & 4 sts in single crochet = 1”
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.
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.
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.
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 3 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]
Weave in ends. Block lightly, if desired.
Sew button to RS of button band on Row 4 at opposite end from button loop.