Winter Walk Scarf Day 1 – Wrap up Warm!

Welcome to Day 1 of our coastal winter walk together. This is the ‘Winter Walk Scarf‘ crochet-along and over the next 12 days we’ll be crocheting this gorgeous scarf… perfect to give as a gift or perfect to wear yourself. Make one, make two or maybe make even more! 😄

I’m so looking forward to sharing this design with you and seeing all your yarn and colour choices…

The pattern for this scarf will be published here on my blog every morning over the next 12 days… a new blog post will be published introducing each new part. Just scroll down and the pattern will be there towards the end of each blog post with lots of step by step photos to help you. And as usual with my crochet-alongs, there will be plenty of other inspiration photos and some extra words each day… 😄

There is also a printer friendly PDF pattern available to purchase over in my Ravelry in both UK and US crochet terms. You only pay once and each day the next part will be added to the pattern. It’s a lovely way to support my work too… thank you!

https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-walk-scarf

And here’s my next ‘Coastal Crochet Vlog‘ which I’ve recorded especially to coincide with the launch of this scarf design… enjoy! 😄 Maybe have a watch while you’re crocheting the first part of the scarf…

All the introductory information about this scarf and yarn recommendations are here: https://coastalcrochet.com/2021/11/02/a-winter-walk-scarf-crochet-along/

If you’re on Facebook do join the Coastal Crochet Facebook Group for plenty of photos, inspiration, sharing and interactions with others… www.facebook.com/groups

And likewise on Instagram do share your progress using the hashtags: #winterwalkscarf and #coastalcrochetcal

Two scarves here! 😄

This crochet-along idea is fully inspired by a ‘Winter Yarn Box’ I purchased last year from independent yarn dyer Kirstyn from ‘Miss Moffat Yarns’. Kirstyn has kindly given me permission to use all the prompts that she used to inspire her colour choices for her yarns. It’s a really wonderful winter walk we’ll be going on. I do so love it when a design is inspired by the yarn itself and Kirstyn’s yarns are simply gorgeous!

And we begin our walk with a very important first step in any winter walk… for Day 1 let’s ‘Wrap up Warm‘!

Our scarves, when complete, will be just perfect for helping us wrap up warm… 😄❤️

This first week incorporates the technique of Filet Crochet and we’ll crochet a heart within the Filet Crochet to give us that warm and cosy feeling as we wrap up warm and head out on our walk…

And Amanda from Mrs G Makes has created a set of stitch markers especially for the CAL! Have a look here…

https://etsy.me/3DDU3At

Aren’t they lovely! 😍

We’re needing to wrap up warm when we head outside at the moment here along the south east coast of England. Up until this week temperatures have been above average for the time of year and my winter coat hadn’t made an appearance – but that’s changed now…

We had our first frost of the season yesterday and although the autumn colours are still there, many leaves have fallen from the trees and winter definitely feels like it’s on its way…

First frost yesterday!

And for my friends and followers in the southern hemisphere, as you approach the warmer months, you’ll have more time to make lots of scarves ready for your next winter season… or crochet the scarf in a lighter weight cotton yarn so it can be used for those cooler summer evenings!

So let’s get ready to wrap up warm and crochet this scarf! 😃

Here are a couple of tips to help you get the most out of crocheting along…

  1. Embrace the CAL community. There will be lots of people from all over the world crocheting this scarf at the same time. So do share your progress photos, ask questions and encourage each other. The Facebook Group ‘Coastal Crochet’ is a great place to get to know each other and over on Instagram you can connect and share using the hashtags #winterwalkscarf and #coastalcrochetcal
  1. Don’t struggle on your own. The beauty of a CAL is that you know there are lots of people crocheting this scarf at the same time as you. There will be a vast array of experience with some people who have crocheted for years and others just starting out. Please do ask questions and look closely at the step-by-step photos. Don’t over think the pattern. Read it slowly and do exactly what it says. If it still doesn’t make sense to you, then do ask and someone will help! Crocheter’s are a very friendly bunch… 😄

Here goes… enjoy wrapping up warm and Happy Crocheting! 🧡🧡

The Pattern

In UK terms (US terms are further down at the end of this blog post)

Materials

  • 12 x 20g (80m each) mini skeins of 4ply hand dyed yarn (75% Merino wool, 25% Nylon)
  • I used a set from ‘Miss Moffat Yarns’ www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MissMoffatYarns
  • Other yarns can be used. Using a DK yarn will make the scarf even bigger! Choose contrasting colours for a bold striped effect or similar colours for more subtle transitions between the colour changes… there are so many possibilities!
  • 4.00mm (US G/6) hook if using 4 ply yarn (or hook to suit your tension or chosen yarn),
  • Stitch marker, yarn needle and scissors.

Tension Using 4 ply yarn: 21 standard treble stitches across and 12 rows measures 10cm x 10cm.

Use a hook size to suit your chosen yarn and your own tension. I used a 4.5mm with the 4ply yarn for a lovely loose drape but I recommend most people start with a 4mm because my tension does tend to be tighter than many. Crochet a little test piece to see if you’re happy with how the crochet fabric looks and feels.

Pattern Notes The turning chains count as a stitch throughout unless indicated otherwise. You may want to use a stitch marker in the top of the turning chains making it easier to identify them as the correct stitch to crochet into at the end of the subsequent row. Join a new colour at the final yoh of the final stitch of a row when indicated, do not fasten off the previous colour used until indicated as it will be brought up the sides of the work during the colour changing rows.

Abbreviations

UK Crochet Terminology (US Terms are at the end of this blog post). 

ch: chain

ch-sp: chain space

dc: double crochet 

dtr: double treble

dtr7tog: double treble 7 together

htr: half treble

mm: millimetres 

RS: right side 

ss: slip stitch 

st(s): stitch(es) 

tr: treble

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

To Work

Day 1 – Wrap up Warm

Using Yarn A make 51ch.

Row 1 (RS) 1tr in 4th ch from hook, (the 3 missed ch count as first tr), 1tr in each ch to end, turn. [49 sts]

Rows 2 – 19 use the technique of Filet Crochet in which a combination of spaces or blocks will create a central heart pattern. You can follow the chart below where each square represents either a space or block.

After the beginning 3 ch of each row:

White squares are a space: 1ch, miss next st or ch-sp, 1tr in next st.

Black squares are a block: 1tr in next st or ch-sp, 1tr in next st.

Row 2 (WS) 4ch (counts as first tr and 1 ch here and throughout), miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) to end (pay attention to crochet into the final st which is the top of the 3 ch), turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 3 (RS) 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) ten times, (1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) two times, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) eleven times (the final st to crochet into is the 3rd ch of the beginning 4 ch made at start of previous row – each row up until Row 19 will end like this), turn. 

Row 4 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) nine times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) ten times, turn.

Row 5 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) eight times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) nine times, turn.

Row 6 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) seven times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 13 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) eight times, turn. 

Row 7 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) six times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 17 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) seven times, turn. 

Row 8 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 21 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) six times, turn. 

Row 9 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) four times, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in each of next 25 sts, 1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, turn. 

Rows 10 – 14 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) four times, 1tr in each of next 28 sts, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, turn.

Row 15 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) four times, 1tr in each of next 12 sts, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) two times, 1tr in each of next 12 sts, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, turn. 

Row 16 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) four times, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) two times, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in each of next 9 sts, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, turn. 

Row 17 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) four times, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in each of next 5 sts, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) six times, turn. 

Row 18 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) six times, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) two times, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) six times, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) two times, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) seven times, turn. 

Row 19 (RS) 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) to end, do not fasten off Yarn A. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Pattern in US Terms

Abbreviations

US Crochet Terminology

ch: chain

ch-sp: chain space

dc: double crochet

tr7tog: treble 7 together (see below)

hdc: half double crochet

mm: millimetres 

RS: right side 

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch 

st(s): stitch(es) 

tr: treble

WS: wrong side

yoh: yarn over hook

tr7tog: treble 7 together: Wrap yarn around hook twice, insert hook into stitch, yoh and pull through (you will now have 4 loops on the hook), yoh, pull through 2 loops, yoh again and pull through 2 loops (you will now have 2 loops on the hook), repeat from the start 6 more times (each time you will gain an extra loop), at the end you will have 8 loops on the hook, yoh and pull through all the loops on the hook. Close this with 1ch and push the cluster to the back (RS) of the work.

To Work

Day 1 – Wrap up Warm

Using Yarn A make 51ch.

Row 1 (RS) 1dc in 4th ch from hook, (the 3 skipped ch count as first dc), 1dc in each ch to end, turn. [49 sts]

Rows 2 – 19 use the technique of Filet Crochet in which a combination of spaces or blocks will create a central heart pattern. You can follow the chart below where each square represents either a space or block.

After the beginning 3 ch of each row: 

White squares are a space: 1ch, skip next st or ch-sp, 1dc in next st.

Black squares are a block: 1dc in next st or ch-sp, 1dc in next st.

Row 2 (WS) 4ch (counts as first dc and 1 ch here and throughout), skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) to end (pay attention to crochet into the final st which is the top of the 3 ch), turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 3 (RS) 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) ten times, (1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) two times, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) eleven times (the final st to crochet into is the 3rd ch of the beginning 4 ch made at start of previous row – each row up until Row 19 will end like this), turn. 

Row 4 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) nine times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) ten times, turn. 

Row 5 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) eight times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 9 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) nine times, turn. 

Row 6 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) seven times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 13 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) eight times, turn. 

Row 7 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) six times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 17 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) seven times, turn. 

Row 8 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 21 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) six times, turn. 

Row 9 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) four times, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in each of next 25 sts, 1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, turn. 

Rows 10 – 14 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) four times, 1dc in each of next 28 sts, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, turn. 

Row 15 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) four times, 1dc in each of next 12 sts, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) two times, 1dc in each of next 12 sts, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, turn. 

Row 16 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) four times, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in each of next 9 sts, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) two times, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in each of next 9 sts, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, turn. 

Row 17 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) four times, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in each of next 5 sts, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) six times, turn. 

Row 18 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) six times, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) two times, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) six times, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) two times, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) seven times, turn. 

Row 19 (RS) 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) to end, do not fasten off Yarn A. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

6 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your pattern Eleonora – I’m currently rooting through my stash to see what can be used!

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