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Spider Lace and Blocks Seaman's Style Scarf Free Pattern

Created by Sandi Marshall

I created this scarf pattern, as another version of the Spider Lace And Blocks Afghan Square pattern that I added to this site in July 2005, along with the Spider Lace and Blocks Shawl Wrap. The center openwork portion, with the chain lengths, is called an Antique Spider Design - this crocheted look has been around since at least the late 1800s (in the early 1900s, it was already being called "Antique"). I used that antique stitch combination within my Spider Lace patterns, with the other parts of my Spider Lace and Blocks patterns being my own creation.

I designed this scarf with a narrower center section that drapes around the neck. The following photo shows what the scarf looks like when unfolded.

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Materials Used In The Example:
2 oz. Red Heart (Worsted Weight) yarn, in the following color:
Soft White, color #0316
Hook: US Size H crochet hook

Finished Size, when made with materials above:
44 1/2 inches long x 6 1/4 inches wide (at widest point of end piece)

Gauge: In the solid double crochet portion: 8 dc stitches = 2 inches, 4 dc rows = 2 inches

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Abbreviations:
ch = chain
chs = chains
fpdc = front post double crochet - How To Do Post Stitches (Front/Back Post)
dc = double crochet
ea = each
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space

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End Pieces (Make 2) -

Worked in rows (at the end of each row, you will turn the piece over to begin each new row).

In this pattern, in Row 7, the chain lengths (of the openwork portions) are drawn up with a slip stitch similar to the way that is done in the butterfly stitch. If you're not sure how to do that part, refer to my step-by-step photos for the butterfly stitch and another help page that I put together with extra photos showing how to crochet parts of the spider lace patterns at http://crochet.about.com/library/weekly/aa021206.htm

Starting Chain: Chain 58.
Row 1: Working in one loop only of each chain for the entire row: Dc in 5th ch from hook, dc in ea of next 5 chains, (ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next ch) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 chains, (ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next ch) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 chs.

Row 2: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc.

Row 3: ch 5 (counts as first dc and a ch-2), skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc (which is the 4th dc of previous row), ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc) twice.

Note: The center chain lengths, made in rows 4 - 6, will be gathered up in row 7.

Row 4: ch 5, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, chain 7, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, chain 7, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the beginning ch-5 of previous row (which, since the piece was turned, is now at the end of the row currently being worked on).

Row 5: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 8, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-7, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, (chain 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) 4 times, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 8, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-7, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the ch-5.
Row 6: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 12, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-8, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) twice, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, chain 12, skip 3 dc, skip the ch-8, skip 3 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 chains, dc in next chain of the ch-5.
Row 7: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 chains (on the chain-12 length), ch 6; make a long slip stitch, as follows: insert hook below the ch-7 of row 4, yarn over hook, draw yarn through to front and pull a long loop to above the ch-12 of row 6, yarn over, draw yarn through both loops on hook (slip stitch made that goes around the center chain lengths of the 3 rows), ch 6, 1 dc in each of the last 3 chains of the ch-12, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) twice, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the ch-5.
Row 8: ch 5, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, 1 dc in each of next 3 chains of the ch-6, ch 2, skip 3 chains, skip sl st, skip 3 chains, 1 dc in each of last 3 chains of the next ch-6, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip ch-2, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the ch-5.
Row 9: ch 5 (counts as first dc and a ch-2), skip first ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in ch-2 space, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ** (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip 2 chains, dc in next chain of the ch-5.
Row 10: ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, * ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ** (2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 4 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next chain space (which is the beginning chain-5 of previous row, which is now at the end of this row), dc in 3rd chain of the same beginning chain-5 of previous row.
Row 11: ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 6 dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 12 dc, (ch 2, skip next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc) 5 times, dc in ea of next 6 dc.

Crocheting The Middle Piece:

Special Stitch Used In The Middle Piece - fpdc: This stitch is done with double crochet, by working around the post of a stitch in the row below. Here's how: Front Post Double Crochet: yo (yarn over) your hook; starting from the front, place hook from front to back to front (as per arrow in example) around the post of a double crochet in the previous row; complete as a dc (double crochet).


Middle Piece Directions: Holding one of the end pieces with the short side at the top, with the right side of that end piece facing you, attach yarn around the post of the last dc of row 11 on that end piece.
Middle Piece Row 1: Working along the short side of the end piece: (ch 3, sc around post of next dc) 10 times,
Middle Piece Row 2: turn, sl st in first chain loop, (ch 3, sc in next chain loop) 9 times.
Middle Piece Row 3: turn, sl st in first chain loop, (ch 3, sc in next chain loop) 8 times.
Middle Piece Row 4: turn, sl st in first chain loop, (ch 3, sc in next chain loop) 7 times.
Middle Piece Row 5: turn, sl st in first chain loop, (ch 3, sc in next chain loop) 6 times.
Middle Piece Row 6: turn, chain 3 (counts as first dc), (dc in next chain loop, dc in next sc) 5 times, dc in next chain loop, dc in sl st at end of row. (13 dc made in this row)
Middle Piece Row 7: turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (fpdc around post of next dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, fpdc around post of next dc, sc in top of beginning chain-3 of previous row (which is now at the end of this current row).
Middle Piece Row 8: turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in ea of next 12 dc.
Middle Piece Repeat Rows (Rows 9 - 12): Repeat Rows 7 and 8, in order, two more times.
Middle Piece Row 15: Repeat Row 7. End off.

2nd Part Of Middle Piece: Holding the other end piece with the short side at the top, with the right side of that end piece facing you, attach yarn around the post of the last dc of end piece row 11.
2nd Part Of Middle Piece Repeat Rows: Repeat rows 1 - 8 of Middle Piece Rows, then repeat row 7 one more time. End off, leaving a long strand for joining the two middle pieces together.

Joining Two Middle Pieces: Holding the right sides together, line up together the last row made on each of the two pieces. Going under both loops of each stitch, sew with a large-eye needle or slip stitch with the crochet hook, to join the two middle pieces together. Weave in ends.

Outside Round: To finish, with the right side of the piece facing you, attach the yarn in the first dc on a long side. ch 1, sc in next dc, sl st in same dc, (sc in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in same dc as last sc made) twice, sc in next dc, [ * (2 sc in ch-2 sp, sl st in same ch-2 sp) 5 times, (sc in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in same dc as last sc made) 6 times, sc in next dc, (2 sc in ch-2 sp, sl st in same ch-2 sp) 5 times, (sc in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in same dc as last sc made) 3 times, sc in next dc, ** ch 1, (2 sc in next ch-3 loop, sl st in same ch-3 loop) 4 times, ch 1, (2 sc around next dc post, sl st around same dc post) 16 times, ch 1, (2 sc in next ch-3 loop, sl st in same ch-3 loop) 4 times, ch 1, 2 sc around next dc post, (sc in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in same dc as last sc made) 3 times, repeat the directions between * and ** one time, then working along short end: ch 1, (sc around next dc post, ch 3) 10 times, sc around next dc post, TURN, sl st in first chain loop, (ch 3, sc in next chain loop) 9 times, sl st in next sc of outside round, TURN, sl st in last sc made before turning, (2 sc in next chain loop, sl st in same chain loop) 9 times, ] then, working along the long side: ch 1, sl st in edge of chain loop of row below, (sc in ea of next 2 dc, sl st in same dc as last sc made) twice, sc in next dc, repeat from [ to ] once then ch 1, sl st in edge of chain loop of row below, sl st in the first sc that was made at the beginning of the Outside Round. End off. Weave in ends.
How to sc around a dc post

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