Mushroom Walk Scarf Day 5 – Catch a falling leaf!

Welcome to Day 5 of our Mushroom Walk scarf. The end of this part will mark the half way point… wow! 😄🍄

And today as we walk amongst the trees, searching for beautiful mushrooms, we hear the wind through the leaves and maybe we’ll try and catch a falling leaf!

We’ll be crocheting front post and back post stitches to create gorgeous textures to create leaves in this next part…

But first let’s do a round up of photos shared over in the Facebook Group or on Instagram. And what a wonderful round-up it is… It looks like lots of you lovely people have been enjoying some weekend crochet time! 😃

Lots of you have only just started, lots are still on Days 2 or 3 and lots of you are keeping up… anything goes! Enjoy it at your own pace…🥰

Just like on a mushroom walk, people will walk at different speeds… from a gentle stroll to a fast paced hike, we’re all different! Although a slower pace means we might spot more mushrooms! 😃

They are sometimes tucked away and not always in plain view. 🍄

For those of you who have purchased the printer friendly pattern on Ravelry it has now been updated to include Day 5: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mushroom-walk-scarf

The colours of nature in autumn are always so very beautiful, especially the changing colours of the leaves… It’s what makes autumn so special.

We’ve had a storm here in the UK earlier in the week causing havoc, especially in Scotland and other northern areas. I’m sure there won’t be many leaves left on some of the trees and it certainly wasn’t safe to be out in it…

On our mushroom walk I’m imagining a more gentle breeze and leaves gently floating to the ground…

Front post and back post stitches are surprisingly simple I promise. We simply crochet around the post or stem of the stitch instead of into the top of the stitch like we usually do. You do your stitch as normal but just put your hook around that stitch, either from front to back or from back to front. It’s a wonderful way to create texture in crochet and I love using them in my designs…

So lets get started on Day 5…

Day 5

Catch a falling leaf!

As autumn approaches, the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees… maybe try to catch one as it gently floats to the ground.

See Day 1 for all the abbreviations. The pattern in US terms is at the bottom of this webpage.

Row 99 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 98, join Yarn E into 3rd ch of first 4 ch made in Row 98, 3ch (counts as first tr here and throughout), (1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn D at final yoh of last st, do not fasten off Yarn E but continue with Yarn D in Row 100, turn. [49 sts] 

Row 100 (WS) 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, fasten off but do not cut Yarn D.  [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 101 (WS) Keep WS facing and go back to beginning of Row 100, re-join Yarn E into 3rd ch of first 4 ch made in Row 100, 3ch, (1tr in next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn D at final yoh of last st, do not fasten off Yarn E but continue with Yarn D in Row 102, turn. [49 sts]

Row 102 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, (5ch, miss next st, 1dc in next st) to end, turn. [24 x 5-ch-sps]

Row 103 (WS) 3ch, 1dc in next 5-ch-sp, (1ch, miss next st, 1dc in next 5-ch-sp) to final 5-ch-sp, 1tr in final st, re-join with Yarn E at final yoh of last st, fasten off Yarn D, turn. [26 sts and 23 x 1-ch-sps]

Row 104 (RS) 3ch, 1tr in next st, (1tr in next 1-ch-sp, 1tr in next st) until final st, 1tr in final st (which is the top of the 3 ch), turn. [49 sts]

Row 105 (WS) 2ch (counts as first htr here and throughout), 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1BPtr around next st, (1FPtr around each of next 8 sts, 1BPtr around next st) 4 times, 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1htr in final st, turn.

Row 106 (RS) 2ch, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, 5FPtr all around next st, (1BPtr around each of next 8 sts, 5FPtr all around next st) 4 times, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts 1htr in final st, turn. [69 sts]

Row 107 (WS) 2ch, 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, (1FPtr around each of next 8 sts, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts) 4 times, 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1htr in final st, turn.

Row 108 (RS) 2ch, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, FPtr2tog over next 2 sts, 1FPtr around next st, FPtr2tog over next 2 sts, *1BPtr around each of next 8 sts, FPtr2tog over next 2 sts, 1FPtr around next st, FPtr2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * 3 times more, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1htr in final st, turn. [59 sts]

Row 109 (WS) 2ch, 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1BPtr around each of next 3 sts (the top of the FPtr2tog from previous row counts as 1 st to crochet around), (1FPtr around each of next 8 sts, 1BPtr around each of next 3 sts) 4 times, 1FPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1htr in final st, turn.

Row 110 (RS) 2ch, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, FPtr3tog over next 3 sts, (1BPtr around each of next 8 sts, FPtr3tog over next 3 sts) 4 times, 1BPtr around each of next 5 sts, 1htr in final st, turn. [49 sts]

Row 111 (WS) 2ch, 1FPtr around each st to final st, 1htr in final st, turn.

Row 112 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, *miss 2 sts, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) all in next st, miss 2 sts, 1dc in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. [8 shells]

Row 113 (WS) 5ch (counts as 1 dtr and 1 ch), *miss next st, 1tr in next 1-ch-sp, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next 1-ch-sp, 1ch, miss next st, 1dtr in next st, 1ch, repeat from * to end (there will be no 1ch at the end of the final repeat), turn. [25 sts and 24 x 1-ch-sps]

Row 114 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1dc in first st, *miss 1 ch-sp and 1 st, (1tr, 1ch, 1tr, 1ch, 1tr) all in next 1-ch-sp, miss 1 st and 1 ch-sp, 1dc in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. [8 shells]

Rows 115 – 116 Repeat Rows 113 – 114 once more.

Row 117 (WS) Repeat Row 113 once more.

Row 118 (RS) 3ch (counts as first tr), (1tr in next 1-ch-sp, 1tr in next st) to end, turn. [49 sts]

Rows 119 – 125 Repeat Rows 105 – 111 once more.

Row 126 (RS) 4ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) to end, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 127 (WS) 4ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next ch-sp, 1tr in next st) to end, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

At end of Row 127 fasten off but do not cut yarn. Fasten off by bringing the ball of yarn through the final loop and leave it attached ready to be re-joined later.

And that’s another day… enjoy it and I look forward to sharing more tomorrow.

Happy crocheting everyone… 😄❤️🍄

Pattern in US Terms

See Day 1 for abbreviations

Day 5

Catch a falling leaf!

As autumn approaches, the leaves are beginning to fall from the trees… maybe try to catch one as it gently floats to the ground.

Row 99 (RS) Keep RS facing and go back to beginning of Row 98, join Yarn E into 3rd ch of first 4 ch made in Row 98, 3ch (counts as first dc here and throughout), (1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn D at final yoh of last st, do not fasten off Yarn E but continue with Yarn D in Row 100, turn. [49 sts] 

Row 100 (WS) 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, fasten off but do not cut Yarn D.  [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 101 (WS) Keep WS facing and go back to beginning of Row 100, re-join Yarn E into 3rd ch of first 4 ch made in Row 100, 3ch, (1dc in next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) to end, re-join with Yarn D at final yoh of last st, do not fasten off Yarn E but continue with Yarn D in Row 102, turn. [49 sts]

Row 102 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in first st, (5ch, skip next st, 1sc in next st) to end, turn. [24 x 5-ch-sps]

Row 103 (WS) 3ch, 1sc in next 5-ch-sp, (1ch, skip next st, 1sc in next 5-ch-sp) to final 5-ch-sp, 1dc in final st, re-join with Yarn E at final yoh of last st, fasten off Yarn D, turn. [26 sts and 23 x 1-ch-sps]

Row 104 (RS) 3ch, 1dc in next st, (1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in next st) until final st, 1dc in final st (which is the top of the 3 ch), turn. [49 sts]

Row 105 (WS) 2ch (counts as first hdc here and throughout), 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1BPdc around next st, (1FPdc around each of next 8 sts, 1BPdc around next st) 4 times, 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1hdc in final st, turn.

Row 106 (RS) 2ch, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, 5FPdc all around next st, (1BPdc around each of next 8 sts, 5FPdc all around next st) 4 times, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts 1hdc in final st, turn. [69 sts]

Row 107 (WS) 2ch, 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, (1FPdc around each of next 8 sts, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts) 4 times, 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1hdc in final st, turn.

Row 108 (RS) 2ch, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, FPdc2tog over next 2 sts, 1FPdc around next st, FPdc2tog over next 2 sts, *1BPdc around each of next 8 sts, FPdc2tog over next 2 sts, 1FPdc around next st, FPdc2tog over next 2 sts, repeat from * 3 times more, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1hdc in final st, turn. [59 sts]

Row 109 (WS) 2ch, 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1BPdc around each of next 3 sts (the top of the FPdc2tog from previous row counts as 1 st to crochet around), (1FPdc around each of next 8 sts, 1BPdc around each of next 3 sts) 4 times, 1FPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1hdc in final st, turn.

Row 110 (RS) 2ch, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, FPdc3tog over next 3 sts, (1BPdc around each of next 8 sts, FPdc3tog over next 3 sts) 4 times, 1BPdc around each of next 5 sts, 1hdc in final st, turn. [49 sts]

Row 111 (WS) 2ch, 1FPdc around each st to final st, 1hdc in final st, turn.

Row 112 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in first st, *skip 2 sts, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc) all in next st, skip 2 sts, 1sc in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. [8 shells]

Row 113 (WS) 5ch (counts as 1 tr and 1 ch), *skip next st, 1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1ch, skip next st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, repeat from * to end (there will be no 1ch at the end of the final repeat), turn. [25 sts and 24 x 1-ch-sps]

Row 114 (RS) 1ch (does not count as st), 1sc in first st, *skip 1 ch-sp and 1 st, (1dc, 1ch, 1dc, 1ch, 1dc) all in next 1-ch-sp, skip 1 st and 1 ch-sp, 1sc in next st, repeat from * to end, turn. [8 shells]

Rows 115 – 116 Repeat Rows 113 – 114 once more.

Row 117 (WS) Repeat Row 113 once more.

Row 118 (RS) 3ch (counts as first dc), (1dc in next 1-ch-sp, 1dc in next st) to end, turn. [49 sts]

Rows 119 – 125 Repeat Rows 105 – 111 once more.

Row 126 (RS) 4ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next st, 1dc in next st) to end, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

Row 127 (WS) 4ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st, (1ch, skip next ch-sp, 1dc in next st) to end, turn. [25 sts and 24 ch-sps]

At end of Row 127 fasten off but do not cut yarn. Fasten off by bringing the ball of yarn through the final loop and leave it attached ready to be re-joined later.

8 comments

  1. I appreciate all the hard work that you have put in the design of this scarf and in the preparation of your daily posts. I love seeing all the photos of the nature that inspired you, the richness of the textures and the colours. Thanks for the patterns, so many new stitches for me to learn.
    Greetings from West Sussex.

  2. I’m absolutely loving making your scarf. How the leaves just pop out is brilliant!
    Thank you for creating this fantastic pattern🍄🍄🍄

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