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Vintage Crocheted Alicia Scarf or Shawl

As Lovely Today as in the Year 1917

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Alicia Crocheted Scarf, originally from year 1917.
Photo from year 1917 Crocheting Manual

This scarf is crocheted with the Alicia Stitch (as it was called in the year 1917). Although called a scarf in the antique pattern, it is wide enough to be used as a shawl or wrap. The design is just as useful today as it was when the pattern was first published.

The stitch used throughout this pattern is the Alicia Stitch, which uses clusters made of two double crochet each. Here are the Directions for the Alicia Stitch exactly as written in 1917:
Make a double crochet in the 3rd and 1 in the 4th stitches from the needle, keep the last loop of each on needle, wrap, take off 3 stitches, chain 1.
* 1 double in each of the next two stitches, keep the last loop of each on needle, wrap, take off 3 stitches. Chain 1. *
Repeat between *'s. Chain 2, turn.
2D Row - Work in stitch over the group and the next one. At end of row, work in the chain stitch for extra stitch.
Repeat 2D Row.

It may be helpful to take a look at my Alicia Stitch directions Rewritten in Modern Crochet Terms.


Alicia Scarf 1917 Directions:
Materials: The 1917 pattern book called for 10 balls of white and 4 balls of color of Fleischer's Lustrous Teazelyarn. Amber hook No. 4
Gauge: 3 rows = 1 3/4 inches, 5 stitches = 1 inch.

Chain 263 stitches.
In Alicia Stitch, work * 3 rows white, 1 row of color, * repeat between *'s 7 times.
3 rows of white.
Join color, make 1 single crochet, * chain 3, 1 slip stitch in top of single crochet * 3 times, make 6 single crochet. Repeat between *'s, working in the last stitch of the 6 single crochets.
Make 6 single crochets between each picot. Work picot on each side of scarf.

Fringe: Wrap 4 times around a 5-inch piece of cardboard. Knot in every row to match colors.

About This Pattern: It was originally published in the book Fleisher's Knitting and Crocheting Manual Fifteenth Edition in the year 1917 (now old enough to be in the public domain).

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