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Basic Single Crochet Triangle Scarf Pattern

Designed by and Directions Written by Sandi Marshall

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Basic Triangle Scarf in Single Crochet, pattern by Sandi Marshall
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This is a basic triangle head scarf made in single crochet. You will sometimes see this type of head piece called a kerchief, babushka headscarf or do-rag. You could personalize yours by adding an applique in your favorite theme, sewed on near the area of the last rows of the point of the triangle.

Abbreviations: ch = chain, ea = each, sc = single crochet, sc dec = single crochet decrease, sl st = slip stitch, sp = space

Materials: about 2 oz. any worsted weight yarn (use cotton worsted weight yarn if for summer wear), US size H hook
How To Slip Stitch: Insert the crochet hook in the next stitch to be worked, wrap the yarn or thread over the hook, pull the yarn or thread through both the stitch to be worked and the loop already on the hook, all at the same time.
Shaping Technique:
sc dec over next 2 sc - Instructions link, with photos: sc decrease how-to

Pattern Note: You will turn at the end of each row. If you display on the Internet your own photo of a triangle scarf that you made from my pattern, please be kind and include a link to this free pattern so that others may come to my site to get this pattern for themselves and benefit from the many other pages of free crochet tutorials and patterns that this site has to offer. Thank you.

Starting Chain: ch 62 for child size or (ch 68 for adult size medium, ch 72 for adult size Large).

Row 1: ch 1, sc in one loop of first ch, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in one loop of ea ch across until 2 chains remain, then ch 1, skip next ch, sc in one loop of last ch.
Row 2: ch 1 (to turn), sc in the first sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc dec over next 2 sc, sc in ea sc across until 3 sc remain to be worked into, then sc dec over next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc.
Additional Rows: Repeat Row 2, until only 7 sc remain in the next row.
4 Rows Away From the End: ch 1 (to turn), sc in the first sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc.
3 Rows From the End: ch 1 (to turn), sc in the first sc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, sc dec over next 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc. (There should be 1 sc, then a ch-1, then 3 sc made in this row.)
2 Rows From the End: ch 1 (to turn), sc in the first sc, sc dec over next 2 sc, skip next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc. (There should be 1 sc, then an sc decrease, then another sc made in this row, for a total of 3 sc in this row.)
Next-to-Last Row: ch 1 (to turn), sc dec over first 2 sc, sc in last sc. (There should be 1 sc decrease, then 1 sc made in this row, for a total of 2 sc in this row.)
Last Row: ch 1 (to turn), sc dec over the 2 sc in the row. Do not end off yet.
Outside Round and Ties: ch 1, then working along the side of the triangle, sc in the end of ea sc row along the first side. When you have crocheted in the last row on this side, chain 45 (for tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in ea of next 43 chains, sc in the remaining loop of ea starting chain across the front of the triangle piece, then chain 45 (for second tie), sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in ea of next 43 chains, then working along the next side of the triangle, sc in the end of ea sc row along that side. When you reach the end of that side, ch 1, sc in the sc of the last row made (the point of the triangle), then ch 1, sl st in the first sc made in the outside round.
End off, leaving a strand for weaving in. Weave in the ends, to secure.

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