This tutorial will show you how to make what I am calling a starfish granny. Included in this tutorial is an introduction to the standing double crochet join. This is used to join a new strand of yarn without using a SL ST and CH beginning.
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Skill Level: Intermediate
725 yards of Uru Yarn Speckled Singles in Undertow
– 100 grams/417 yards per hank
– substitute with any fingering weight yarn
Yarn or tapestry needle
Crochet Hook: 4mm [US-F]
Gauge: 4”= 17 STS and 10 rows
Finished Measurements: Approx. 9” across x 56” long
Special Instructions for Pattern:
– Read through the pattern before beginning.
– CH 3 counts as DC throughout.
– CH 4 counts as DC and CH 1 throughout.
Row 1: Turn, DC in 4th CH from hook (skipped CHs count as a DC), *CH 2, skip next 2 CHs, DC in next 3 CHs; repeat from * across to last 4 CHs, CH 2, skip next 2 CHs, DC in last 2 CHs.
Row 2: Turn, CH 1, SC in same ST as CH 1, skip next ST, *DC 5 times in CH 2 space of row below, skip next ST, SC in next ST, skip next ST; repeat from * across ending with a SC in last ST.
Row 3: Turn, CH 4, skip next ST, *DC in next 3 STS, CH 2, skip next 3 STS; repeat from * across to last 2 STS, CH 1, skip next ST, DC in last ST.
Row 4: Turn, CH 3, DC 2 times in same ST as CH 3, skip next 2 STS, *SC in next ST, skip next ST, DC 5 times in CH 2 space of row below, skip next ST; repeat from * across to last 4 STS, SC in next ST, skip next 2 STS, DC 3 times in last ST.
Row 5: Turn, CH 3, DC in next ST, *CH 2, skip next 3 STS, DC in each of next 3 STS; repeat from * across to last 5 STS, CH 2, skip next 3 STS, DC in last 2 STS.
Rows 6-141: Repeat Rows 2-5 ending with a Row 5 repeat. Do not fasten off.
RND 1: With yarn still on hook, CH 1, SC evenly around entire scarf, SC 3 times in each corner to make turns. Join RND with SL ST in 1st SC of RND.
RNDs 2-5: Repeat RND 1.
RND 6: CH 1, SC 3 times in every ST around. Join RND with SL ST in 1st SC of RND.
RND 7-8: Repeat RND 1.
Fasten off, weave in ends and block if desired.
DC- double crochet
SC- single crochet