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Circles and Fans Child's Scarf in Bright Colors

Pattern Design and Directions by Sandi Marshall

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Child's Scarf crochet pattern by Sandi Marshall
Photo © Sandi Marshall. Licensed to About.com, Inc

This scarf is a variation of the solid shell stitch. The center has the look of a row of circles with fan shapes along the two edges. I gave the scarf a touch of bright color, using a multicolor of yellow and orange for the single crochet rows.

Because you leave a length for fringe whenever you attach yarn and when you end off, there is no weaving in of ends for this pattern. When finished, add additional fringe to the ends, as needed.

Materials: US size H hook, worsted weight yarn - in the example, I used Red Heart super saver Cherry Red: about 3 oz., Sunshine Print multicolor: about 1/2 oz.
Finished Size: 3 inches wide x 58 inches long, not counting fringe. If you want it to be shorter or longer, add or subtract from the starting chain in a multiple of 6 (the repeat is 6 stitches wide). Multiple Of - Explained For Starting Chain

Special Techniques: Used in row 4 - make an sc decrease over next 2 sc ... see my photo how-to
Used after completing first side of scarf - turn piece over so starting chain edge is facing up ... see my photo illustrating piece turned over and ... my photo showing row in progress in remaining loops.
Abbreviations: ch = chain, dc = double crochet, ea = each, sc = single crochet, st = stitch

Starting Chain: Leaving a strand of yarn for fringe, chain 194 with color A.
Row 1: Working in one loop only of each chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ea ch across (193 sc)
Row 2: ch 1 to turn, sc in first sc, * skip next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** across the row. End off color A, leaving a length for fringe.
Row 3: With the right side of the scarf facing you, you will now begin this next row at the end which was the beginning of row 2. Leaving a length for fringe, attach color B in first sc of row 2. ch 1, sc in same place as yarn was attached, * sc in ea of next 2 dc, 2 sc in next dc, sc in ea of next 2 dc, sc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** across the row. End off color B, leaving a length for fringe.
Row 4: With the right side of the scarf facing you, you will now begin this next row at the end which was the beginning of row 3. Leaving a length for fringe, attach color A in first sc of row 3. ch 3 (counts as first dc), make two more dc in the same place (in the first stitch of this row), * skip 2 sc, make an sc decrease over next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc **, repeat the directions between * and ** across the row until 7 sc remain, then skip 2 sc, make an sc decrease over next 2 sc, skip 2 sc, 3 dc in last sc. End off, leaving a strand of yarn for fringe.
Turn the piece over, so that the starting chain edge is facing up, to be worked in next.
With the right side of the piece facing you, attach yarn in the first stitch of the row, (leaving a strand of yarn for fringe).
Row 1 on Other Side: Working in the remaining loops of the starting chain, ch 1, sc in first ch, * skip next 2 chains, 5 dc in next ch, skip next 2 chains, sc in next ch **, repeat the directions between * and ** across the row. End off, leaving a strand of yarn for fringe.
Rows 2 and 3 on this second side: Repeat the Rows 3 and 4 directions, as given for the first side.
Add any amount of additional fringe to the two shorts ends.

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