Cross-Stitch Scarf

A trip to Romney Wools in Toronto resulted in the purchase of two beautiful yarns that I used for the Cross-Stitch Scarf pattern.

The first is a Chilean hand-made natural, multi-tonal, hand-painted wool from a company called Araucania. The yarn I chose is a worsted weight yarn and is a cotton and silk blend.

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The lavender yarn pictured below is a Madeline Tosh Merino DK. Hand-dyed in beautiful tones, this wool is extremely soft and ups the quality of any project.

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For beginner crocheters,  single- and double-crochet patterns can get old quickly so we decided to design a pattern that is still fairly basic but introduces a cross-stitch and is slightly more challenging. Instructions are outlined step-by-step in the pattern.

This pattern can be made as a circle scarf or left open, and only takes a couple of skeins to complete, although you may choose to adjust the width of the scarf, increasing the number of skeins. We used a 5.5 mm (9/I) crochet hook.

Click here to download the pattern. One thing we didn’t mention in the pattern but is recommended, especially with the softer Madeline Tosh Merino wool, is blocking. You can see that the unblocked light purple scarf pictured below is in need of some structuring.

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Cross-stitch scarf 1

cross-stitch scarf 3

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