I keep seeing cute bow scarfs all over instagram, mostly knitted by @Bodkincreates' very talented Mum. I was casting about for a little extra something to make for my own Mum for Christmas and thought one of these would be perfect. But I wanted to crochet it - my knitty skills are a little rusty and I find crochet much quicker.
I had a squizz at ravelry and although there are a few knitting patterns available, the perfect crochet pattern didn't exist so I made one up for myself. I thought you might like it too.
I used Drops Cloud in Bordeaux which is a chunky blown yarn which means it is very soft and light as a feather so you get a lot of length for your 50g. This scarf took about 2/3 of the ball. I worked back and forth with a 6mm hook throughout.
tr dec: Treble decrease - worked over two stitches. yoh, insert hook into first st, yoh, pull through, yoh pull through 2 loops, yoh, insert hook into second st, yoh, pull through, yoh, pull though two loops, yoh, pull through all three loops.
dc dec: Double crochet decrease - worked over two stitches. insert hook into first st, pull through, insert hook into second st, pull though, yoh, pull through all three loops.
3tr cluster: Treble cluster over three stitches - work the first treble until there are two loops on the hook, then work each of the following two trebles to the same stage so there are four loops on the hook in total, yoh, pull through all four loops.
Foundation row) Ch 2
Row 1) 3 tr into 1st ch (3 stitches)
Row 2) Ch2, 2tr into first st, tr into next tr, 2tr into last tr (5 stitches)
Row 3) Ch2, 2tr in first st, 1tr in next 3 tr, 2tr into last tr (7)
Row 4) Ch2, 2tr in first st, 1tr in next 5 tr, 2tr into last tr (9)
Row 6) Ch2, tr dec in first 2tr, 1 tr in next 7 tr, tr dec into last 2 tr (9)
Row 7) Ch1, dc dec four times, dc in last st (5)
Rows 8 - 15 make the sleeve that the second end will pass through to fasten the scarf.
Row 8a) Ch1, 5dc in back loop only (5)
Row 9a - 14a) Ch1, 5dc in both loops. Fasten off
Row 8b) Rejoin yarn in front loop only of row 7, ch1, 5dc in front loop only (5)
Row 9b - 14b) Ch1, 5dc in both loops
Row 15) Ch1, 5dc working into a stitch from both row 14a and 14b each time (5)
Row 16) Ch2, 2tr into each dc (10)
Rows 17 - 41 make the part of the scarf that goes around the neck and can be lengthened or shortened as necessary.
Row 17 - 41) Ch2, 10tr
Row 42) Ch2, 5tr dec (5)
Row 43 - 48) Ch1, 5dc (5)
Row 49) Ch1, 1dc in 1st st, 2dc in next 4st (9)
Row 50) Ch2, 2tr in first st 1 tr in next 7 st 2tr in last st (11)
Row 51) Ch2, tr dec in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 7 tr, tr dec in last two tr (9)
Row 52) Ch2, tr dec in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 5 tr, tr dec in last two tr (7)
Row 53) Ch2, tr dec in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 3 tr, tr dec in last two tr (5)
Row 54) Ch2, tr dec in next 2 tr, 1 tr in next 1 tr, tr dec in last two tr (3)
Row 55) Ch2, 3tr cluster (1) Fasten off.