Winter Walk Scarf Day 8 – Amongst the Dunes…

Welcome to Day 8 of my Winter Walk Scarf… and today we’re walking ‘amongst the dunes’! 😄

Today is also 1st December which means the count down to Christmas really begins! I can’t quite believe it’s December… 💚

For me, walking amongst dunes reminds me more of summer walks… this is only because we don’t have sand dunes on our local beaches so when I do find myself walking amongst sand dunes it usually means I’m on a summer holiday somewhere! Today is perfect for those of you in the Southern Hemisphere as you approach summer…

Although I did find one very wintry sand dune scene when scrolling through my photos… this was taken 5 years ago in December 2016 when we were in The Netherlands for Christmas… and we really were enjoying a winter walk ‘amongst the dunes’! I remember it being very cold…❄️

Here you’ll see we walked amongst the dunes back in September when we visited Northern Ireland for the Spinning Yarns Festival. As we emerged out of the dunes, the beach that greeted us was stunning, and we even saw dolphins swimming out at sea… a very special day!

And here, definitely a more summery walk back in August, we visited Braunton Burrows which is a sand dune system on the North Devon coast…

Salty went wild… and chased through those dunes like crazy! She tired herself out, found some shade amongst the dunes and promptly dug herself a hole to lie in the cooling sand! 😁🐾

So walking amongst the dunes can be really fun and oh so beautiful… and our crochet stitches today capture the shape of the sand dunes with rises and falls in the stitches just like the mounds of the sand dunes. And then the tall double treble (US treble) stitches are just like the gorgeous beach grass…

And here’s our round-up from progress photos shared yesterday… some of you are only just starting out which is wonderful! And just look at that gorgeous beach sunset photo… 😍

The first grid is from photos shared over on Instagram and the second grid is from photos shared in the Facebook Group

For those of you who have purchased the printer friendly pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Day 8:  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/winter-walk-scarf

And thanks as always to Kirstyn from ‘Miss Moffatt Yarns’ who provided all the inspiration I needed for this scarf through her beautiful yarns… 😍

Happy Crocheting… 😄❤️

The Pattern

Day 8 – Amongst the Dunes

Remove hook from loop of final st made in Row 148 in Yarn G and insert a stitch marker to secure it whilst starting Row 149.

Row 149 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 148, join Yarn H into first ch-sp made in Row 148, 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr in same ch-sp, 1ch, miss next st, (1tr in next ch-sp, 1ch, miss next st) until final ch-sp, in final ch-sp work 2tr and re-join with Yarn G at final yoh of last st pulling through loop left on stitch marker, do not fasten off Yarn H but continue with Yarn G in Row 150, turn. [26 sts and 23 ch-sps]

Row 150 (WS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in each st and ch-sp across to end, do not fasten off Yarn G, remove hook from loop of final st and insert a stitch marker to secure it. [49 sts]

Row 151 (WS) Keep WS facing and go back to beginning of Row 150, join Yarn H into first st made at beginning of Row 150, 4ch (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn G at final yoh of last st pulling through loop left on stitch marker, do not fasten off Yarn H but continue with Yarn G in Row 152, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 152 (RS) 3ch (counts as first tr), 1tr in each ch-sp and each st across to end (the final st is the 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch made in Row 151), fasten off Yarn G. [49 sts]

Row 153 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 152, re-join Yarn H into top of beginning 3 ch made in Row 152, 3ch (counts as a tr but do not crochet into this on subsequent row as it is a decrease st), tr3tog over next 3 sts, * 1ch, (1dtr in next st, 1ch) two times, (1dtr,1ch,1dtr) all in next st, 1ch, (1dtr in next st, 1ch) two times **, tr7tog over next 7 sts, repeat from * three times more ending final repeat at **, tr4tog over final 4 sts, turn.

Row 154 (WS) 3ch (counts as a decrease st so don’t crochet back into this on subsequent row), 1tr in first 1-ch-sp, (1tr in next st, 1tr in next 1-ch-sp) five times, 1tr in next st, * tr2tog over next two 1-ch-sps (miss the top of the tr7tog), 1tr in next st, (1tr in next 1-ch-sp, 1tr in next st) five times, repeat from * two times, tr2tog over final 1-ch-sp and st, turn. [49 sts]

Row 155 (RS) 3ch (counts as a tr but do not crochet into this on subsequent rows as it is a decrease st), tr3tog over next 3 sts, * 1ch, (1dtr in next st, 1ch) two times, (1dtr,1ch,1dtr) all in next st, 1ch, (1dtr in next st, 1ch) two times **, tr7tog over next 7 sts, repeat from * three times more ending final repeat at **, tr4tog over final 4 sts, turn.

Rows 156 – 161 Repeat Rows 154 – 155 three times

Row 162 Repeat Row 154

Row 163 (RS) 4ch (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) to end, do not fasten off Yarn H. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Pattern in US Terms

Day 8 – Amongst the Dunes

Remove hook from loop of final st made in Row 148 in Yarn G and insert a stitch marker to secure it whilst starting Row 149.

Row 149 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 148, join Yarn H into first ch-sp made in Row 148, 3ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in same ch-sp, 1ch, skip next st, (1dc in next ch-sp, 1ch, skip next st) until final ch-sp, in final ch-sp work 2dc and re-join with Yarn G at final yoh of last st pulling through loop left on stitch marker, do not fasten off Yarn H but continue with Yarn G in Row 150, turn. [26 sts and 23 ch-sps]

Row 150 (WS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in each st and ch-sp across to end, do not fasten off Yarn G, remove hook from loop of final st and insert a stitch marker to secure it. [49 sts]

Row 151 (WS) Keep WS facing and go back to beginning of Row 150, join Yarn H into first st made at beginning of Row 150, 4ch (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn G at final yoh of last st pulling through loop left on stitch marker, do not fasten off Yarn H but continue with Yarn G in Row 152, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 152 (RS) 3ch (counts as first dc), 1dc in each ch-sp and each st across to end (the final st is the 3rd ch of beginning 4 ch made in Row 151), fasten off Yarn G. [49 sts]

Row 153 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 152, re-join Yarn H into top of beginning 3 ch made in Row 152, 3ch (counts as a dc but do not crochet into this on subsequent row as it is a decrease st), dc3tog over next 3 sts, * 1ch, (1tr in next st, 1ch) two times, (1tr,1ch,1tr) all in next st, 1ch, (1tr in next st, 1ch) two times **, dc7tog over next 7 sts, repeat from * three times more ending final repeat at **, dc4tog over final 4 sts, turn.

Row 154 (WS) 3ch (counts as a decrease st so don’t crochet back into this on subsequent row), 1dc in first 1-ch-sp, (1dc in next st, 1dc in next 1-ch-sp) five times, 1dc in next st, * dc2tog over next two 1-ch-sps (skip the top of the dc7tog), 1dc in next st, (1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in next st) five times, repeat from * two times, dc2tog over final 1-ch-sp and st, turn. [49 sts]

Row 155 (RS) 3ch (counts as a dc but do not crochet into this on subsequent rows as it is a decrease st), dc3tog over next 3 sts, * 1ch, (1tr in next st, 1ch) two times, (1tr,1ch,1tr) all in next st, 1ch, (1tr in next st, 1ch) two times **, dc7tog over next 7 sts, repeat from * three times more ending final repeat at **, dc4tog over final 4 sts, turn.

Rows 156 – 161 Repeat Rows 154 – 155 three times

Row 162 Repeat Row 154

Row 163 (RS) 4ch (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) to end, do not fasten off Yarn H. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

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