GAUGE: 1 yo-yo = 1-1/4" (3 cm). CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
Adjustable-ring method = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail firmly between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring, working over both strands (the tail and the ring). After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring.
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.
Scarf is made from 210 yo-yos arranged in 20 rows.
First row has 20 yo-yos. Each succeeding row decreases by 1 yo-yo from the previous row to last row of 1 yo-yo.
All yo-yos are worked with right side facing.
Yo-yos are joined to neighboring yo-yos in a "join as you go" technique with wrong sides held together. Refer to Assembly Diagram for placement of joining stitches.
Scarf measures 18" long x 33" at neck edge (45.5 x 84 cm).
Yo-yo #1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 2 (does not count as dc here or throughout), 12 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc. Fasten off.
Yo-yo #2: Make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 9 dc in ring, slip st in 3rd st of previously made yo-yo, 3 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc. Fasten off.
Yo-yos #3–#20: Repeat Yo-yo #2—20 yo-yos.
Yo-yo #1: Make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 6 dc in ring, slip st in 9th st of yo-yo #1 of previous row, 6 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc. Fasten off.
Yo-yo #2: Make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 6 dc in ring, slip st in 9th st of next yo-yo of previous row, 3 dc in ring, slip st in 3rd st of previously made yo-yo of current row, 3 dc in ring; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—12 dc. Fasten off.
Yo-yos #3–#19: Repeat yo-yo #2—19 yo-yos.
Work same as Row 2, decreasing one yo-yo in each row—2 yo-yos.
Work same as Row 2, yo-yo #1—1 yo-yo.
Row 1: With right side of longest (neck) edge facing and working into last yo-yo at end of each row, join yarn with sc in first st of first yo-yo, *ch 6, sc in first st of next yo-yo; repeat from * across. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block if desired to open yo-yos.
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
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