Braided, Medallion & Pompom Scarves
SUPPLIES & TOOLS:
- 1 skein each Jo-Ann Sensations Yarns: Peacock - blue and black, Cello - black and Bellissimo - turquoise
- Tape measure
- 1 skein each Sensations Cosetta yarn - light multicolor, red
- 1 skein Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn - champagne
- Knitting needles, size 13
- Crochet hook, size J/9
- Pompom maker tool
- Yarn needle
- 1 skein each Sensations yarns: Peacock - blue, Confetti - blue/brown, Licorice - neutrals and Stellina - sea blue
- Crochet hooks: sizes I/9 and K 101⁄2
- Yarn needle
- Holding all four yarn ends together, measure 8 yards.
- Fold the yarn back on itself measuring another 8 yards and continue building up the thickness until all the yarn is used, making one 8 yard bundle of all the yarns.
- Cut the length in three equal pieces (approx 8 feet each), tying a scrap of yarn around each 8 foot section to temporarily keep them separated.
- Knot all three sections together about 8" from one end.
- Loosely braid together stopping about 8" from the end, tie a knot.
- Trim ends to create neat tassel end.
- Using light multicolor yarn cast on 18 stitches.
- Knit every row (garter stitch) until scarf measures 48"; bind off.
- Chain stitch a curving design on each scarf end with red yarn and needle. Sew in place.
- Following directions on pompom maker, make forty 1" to 2" diameter pompoms out of the 3 yarns.
- Sew 4 or 5 along each chain curve.
- Chain twelve 9" lengths of the red yarn.
- Sew 2 or 3 pompoms on each chain.
- Sew pompom fringe to ends of scarf.
The 63" scarf pictured is made of 13 medallions; the scarf length you prefer determines the number to create.
For one medallion:
- Ch 3.
- Rnd 1 Work 8 sc in 1st ch. Join rnd with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 2 Ch 1, work 2 sc in each st around (16 sts). Join rnd with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 3 Ch 1, *work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to end (24). Join rd. with sl st in first sc.
- Rnd 4 Ch 1, *work 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to end (36). Join rd. with sl st in first sc.
- When all the medallions are made, whip stitch them together end to end.
- If the medallion is not flat, the cause is most likely too many stitches around. Choice of yarn, hook and tension all affect the stitch size, so adjustments may be necessary. Instead of increasing every other stitch you may need to increase every third or fourth stitch, experimentation will be necessary. Variations for medallions include different yarn combinations, hook sizes, double crochet on second and third round (no fourth round), weaving around center with yarn and needle, and short knotted pieces of yarn in center. You can also embellish with beads, leather strips, fabric strips and buttons, if desired.