Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Jaeger Mohair Scarf

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Mobius Crochet Magic

Here is my new crochet project, a lovely mohair scarf/shawl, using the crochet mobius technique. The Jaeger yarn is so light and easy to work with, and to keep the fabric soft and stretchy a 6mm hook was used which also made it a lot easier to see those "hairy" stitches.

Watch this HOW TO START video, so you can get a quick start with the beginning of the shawl/scarf.  

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Abbreviations - USA American Crochet Terms

ch = chain

sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet 
st or sts = stitch or stitches
sl st = slip stitch

Yarn: Jaeger Mohair 3 x 25g balls
Measurements:  127cm (50in) circumference; 29cm (11.5in) wide (without the decorative edge)
Hook: 6mm (J-10) 

Begin with a chainless dc foundation row:
Ch 3, yo, and insert your hook in the first chain, *yo, draw up a loop, and chain 1. 
This ch1, is where your next dc stitch will be worked into. 
Finish your first dc, yo, draw through two loops on hook, and yo, draw through two loops on hook again.  Yo, insert hook at the base of last dc. Repeat from * until you have reached the length you desire.

When you have crocheted a foundation row to the length you desire 
make sure you keep the row straight 
bring the two ends together
then twist the beginning of your work
sl st into the bottom of beginning ch3 (not the top) 
sc into the next st  
hdc into the next st
dc into the next st and remaining sts around
at the beginning of the round, work a dc into the top of the beginning ch3
there will be a hole where the twist was made, it can be stitched up with the yarn tail upon finishing
work dc into every stitch until it is the desired width

count the number of rows either side of base chain
you need to have the same number of rows either side
once you have the width you desire, and same number of rows either side
on the last row into the last 3 stitches, work hdc, sc and sl st.

You can now edge the scarf with an edging pattern eg. fan stitch or change colour and finish with a contrast edge.  Your choice.

If you want to edge with a decorative pattern stitch
place a marker at your last st
count the number of dc’s around the edge
then decide on the edging pattern which will suit 
some patterns may need multiples of 4, 5, 6 or 8 stitches
I used a basic fan stitch and needed multiples of 4 

Fan Stitch:
Ch1, sc into same space, *skip 1, 5dc into next st, skip 1, sc into next st, repeat from * to end, sl st into 1st sc.
Finish and hide ends.

Ciao, ciao!

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Barbara Summers Hand Knit and Crochet.
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