Vintage Crocheted Scarf Using Isager Silk Mohair
Vintage Crocheted Scarf Using Isager Silk Mohair
The Vintage Crochet Scarf, a free pattern celebrating the 2018 Puget Sound LYS Tour, successfully blends nostalgia and modernity. Inspired by our Vintage Crochet Throw & Afghan, the soft waves of crochet stitches can range from striking to soothing—it all depends on your color choice!
We love the quality of weightlessness that Isager’s Silk Mohair brings to this crocheted scarf. It’s a glowing, lace-weight, mohair/silk blend that’s so light, it nearly defies gravity. Of course, leave it to Isager to devise an exquisite color palette—full of soft, lustrous shades each more delicious than the last.
Click on the "Free Pattern" tab to view the pattern, then choose your yarn. We've chosen some of our favorite combinations below, or you can visit the Silk Mohair page for our complete selection of colors. You will need 2 skeins, 1 of each in a different color.
Approx. 7.5"/19cm width x 56"/142cm length, after blocking.
2 skeins Isager Silk Mohair (231 yds/211m each), 1 skein each of 2 colors.
Or approx. 460 yds/420m in 2 colors (230 yds/211m each) of similar lace-weight mohair yarn.
Designate one as Main Color, which is used for Foundation Chain, Foundation Row & Edging.
Shown in Colors 67 Sage & 68 Heathered Pea Green.
1 repeat (peak to peak) = Approx. 2"/5cm, after blocking and resting.
Note: To make a swatch, Ch 50 and follow pattern as directed, repeating between * * one more time (your swatch will have 3 complete peaks at the top edge) and repeat Pattern Row seven more times. Block your swatch to 5½ x 5½"/14 x 14cm (the measurement from bottom edge to top edge should be taken from peak to valley). After drying, unpinning and resting, check your gauge.
See the "Basic Details" tab for yarn and gauge information.
GLOSSARY: Ch = chain; DC = double crochet; Dec = decrease [YO, insert hook into next ch sp, YO, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO, pull yarn through 2 loops, YO, insert hook into next ch sp, pull up loop (4 loops on hook), YO, pull yarn through 2 loops, YO, pull through remaining 3 loops]; DVSt = double V Stitch (VSt, Ch2, VSt); SC = single crochet; Sk = skip; Sl St = slip stitch; Sp = space; St = stitch; VSt = V stitch (DC, Ch1, DC); YO = yarn over hook (dive hook under yarn from front to back).
Foundation Chain: With Main Color, Ch 390.
Note: To help you count how many you’ve chained, insert a locking marker into back bump of every 50th stitch.
Remove hook from chain and insert a locking marker into the last ch made. Tighten yarn; break yarn leaving a 12”/30cm tail.
Note: Leaving a live end on your foundation chain will allow you to add chains (if you run out) or pull out chains (if you have extras) to complete Foundation Row.
Foundation Row: Notes: When working Foundation Row, always insert hook into back bump of Foundation Chain. As you work into the back bump, the following back bump may decrease in size; keep an eye out so you don’t miss it as you continue Foundation Row. Remove locking markers used to count Foundation Chain as you come to them. Working the Foundation Row can feel rather fussy, but practicing on your swatch will help you get into the groove before you tackle the scarf. Once you make it through this row, the rest will be smooth sailing!
Position Foundation Chain so that the end with locking marker is at left. Continuing with Main Color, rejoin yarn leaving a 3"/8cm tail, by inserting hook into back bump of first Foundation Chain made and pull loop through. Ch 3, clip locking marker into last chain made (clip marker around both legs of ‘V’; this will help you identify it on the following row), continuing to work into back bumps of Foundation Chain, Sk 1 chain, DC in next ch, Sk 2 chains;
*VSt in next ch, Sk 2, DVSt in next ch, Sk 2, VSt in next ch, Sk 2, DC in next ch, Sk 1, DC in next ch, Sk 2*; repeat between * * twenty-five more times;
VSt in next ch, Sk 2, DVSt in next ch, Sk 2, VSt in next ch, Sk 2, DC in next ch, Sk 1, DC in next ch (in last pull-through of final DC, pull through with new color). Note: There will be a total of 27 peaks at the top edge of your work created by the DVSts.
Break Main Color leaving a 3"/8cm tail and continuing with new color, Ch 3, clip a locking marker into last ch made, turn.
Note: As you reach the end of the Foundation Row, you will know if you need to add more chains to your Foundation Chain or if you have extra that need to be removed. If you need to add more, insert your hook into last Foundation Chain made and remove locking marker. Using the tail, chain as many stitches as you require to finish working Foundation Row (it’s okay if you make more than you need). Clip locking marker into your last chain and resume working the Foundation Row. If you complete the Foundation Row and have extra chains left over, remove locking marker and pull carefully on tail until all extra chains have been unraveled, pulling end through last live loop to secure.
Pattern Row: Continuing with new color, DC in ch1 sp (created by first Vst); *VSt in next ch1 sp, DVSt in next ch2 sp, VSt in next ch1 sp, Dec (the first time you work Pattern Row, the decrease will skip over 2 DCs from Foundation Row; on subsequent rows, it will center on upside down ‘V’ created by Dec in the row below)*; repeat between * * twenty-five more times;
VSt in next ch1 sp, DVSt in next ch2 sp, VSt in next ch1 sp, DC in next ch1 sp, DC into the marked turning ch of prior row (in last pull-through of this DC, pull through with next color and remove locking marker).
Break original color leaving a 3”/8cm tail; continuing with new color, Ch 3, clip locking marker into last ch made, turn.
Repeat Pattern Row: Repeat Pattern Row thirteen more times, alternating colors with each row. When you finish your last row in Main Color, do not cut yarn. Pivot work so short end is at the top.
First Edging: *Lay first two tails (one of each color) to the left and work 3 SC into sp at end of last row, working over tails; work 3 SC into space at end of next row, capturing same tails; trim tails*. Repeat between * * to end, capturing two tails with 6 sc (working firmly so edge neither ruffles nor reduces width) until all tails have been captured and trimmed. Cut yarn; fasten off.
Second Edging: With same side of work facing as for First Edging, beginning at right edge of other end, attach Main Color yarn with Sl St into sp at end of first row; Ch1. Repeat as for First Edging.
Finishing: Weave in any remaining tails as invisibly as possible. Soak for 20 minutes in tepid water with no-rinse wool soap. Gently squeeze out as much water as possible. Roll in a towel and squeeze out more moisture, or place in a zippered pillowcase or lingerie bag and run through spin-only cycle in washing machine.
Weave blocking wires through short ends of scarf. Pin wires out to desired length, at same time stretching out to desired width. Pin peaks along the long edges of scarf with T-pins, exaggerating points.
Allow to dry thoroughly.
COLORS: 67 Sage & 68 Heathered Pea Green.
COLORS: 0 Natural & 30 Black.
COLORS: 66 Seafoam Green & 47 Charcoal.
COLORS: 62 Pink & 28 Red.
COLORS: 44 Bright Blue & 63 Squash.
COLORS: 3s Light Grey & 60 Dark Taupe.