“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho
The idea for the scarf came when I was mindlessly doodling with yarn. One thing led to another and I had a lovely scarf in a very short time. It was coincidence that I came across this quote the day I finished this scarf and it seemed apt including it here. Osho was an Indian teacher, spiritual advisor and mystic who helped people find peace and truth by looking inwards into one’s self.
Light fingering 3 ply. Sample uses Vardhaman 3ply yarn in Colors A and B. Yellow (Color A) and Light Green (Color B) were used in the sample.
Gauge not important. Sample shell strip measured 1″ in width.
Please see our standard abbreviations.
shell– (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in stitch indicated.
Sample scarf is 70” in length. Ch3 counts as dc throughout. Sample uses two colors. But can be made with single or multiple colors.
Row 1: Using Color A (Yellow), ch4, dc in 4th ch, ch2, dc2tog in same st. Turn.
Row 2: Ch4, (dc, ch1, dc) in next sp. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc2tog, ch2, dc2tog in sp. Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until desired length. Strip 1 is made.
Make strips 2, 3 and 4 of the same length, in Color A (Yellow).
Join Color B (Light Green) to the top space of strip 1, ch5, make shell in each loop of strip 2 join with sl st with the corresponding shell in the opposite strip just made, until the end.
Repeat the above joining strip.
Make strips until desired width of scarf. Match the loops of each strip while joining with sl st, so that the loops of each strip face each other. Once all strips are joined, make tassels for each of the ch3 loops to form an even edging.
Make tassels by alternating colors in between shells and on ch 3 loops.
This video shows how easily you can make a tassel quickly. You can also make thicker ones than specified in the video.
Block and enjoy your cool spring scarf.
About the Designer: Srividya Ganapathy
Srividya lives with her husband and two daughters in Bangalore, India.
When not crocheting, she loves to read or browse the Internet.