Frostyflakes Scarf/Wrap Superpattern (4+ Yarn Wts) by Vashti Braha

Frostyflakes Scarf/Wrap Superpattern (4+ Yarn Wts)

October 2010
Any gauge - designed for any gauge ?
2.75 mm (C)
3.25 mm (D)
3.5 mm (E)
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
4.5 mm
size depends on amount of yarn or desired dimensions
both US and UK
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See the discussion thread for a Frostyflakes Crochet Along in my Ravelry forum. See the Frostyflakes CAL Gallery here (note—gallery is currently being updated).

Aren’t all of these projects lovely?
Frostyflakes is a great crochet pattern for a quick one-skein stylish gift, or to use up any amount of yarn in your stash. Choose a yarn from the finest lace weight to a light worsted weight, and any crochet hook from C/2.75mm to H/5mm. (See all of my use-any-yarn patterns in one place.)

This wide, shallow triangular shape drapes beautifully as a scarf, neckwrap, or shawl.

The cornerstart a.k.a. C2C construction means that the rows are worked vertically, from side to side, and the edging is worked as you go. This gives you a lot of freedom to use any amount of yarn on hand.

The stitch pattern is reversible and primarily double crochets (a stitch that works up very quickly for many crocheters).

Gauge is not important for this pattern. This design is great for just jumping in and starting with any yarn on hand, then seeing how it takes shape as you go. I reach for this project when watching TV, listening to audio books, or waiting for someone. Embellish the edging with beads (optional).

Skill Level: Easy-intermediate (simple shaping). I’ve kept pattern abbreviations to a minimum.

After using this pattern you will know (if you didn’t already):

  • How to start a triangular wrap from one upper corner or point
  • How to predict yarn amount needed and final size of wrap, so you can use any yarn
  • The delightful convenience of crocheting the edging as you go
  • How to crochet with beads for the as-you-go edging without pre-stringing them

Finished Dimensions
It’s easy to make your Frostyflakes larger or smaller, based upon the amount of yarn you have. Pattern includes instructions for customizing the size and predicting total yarn amount needed. Yarn amounts for finished dimensions are approximate, because yarns in the same weight category can give different results.

#0 Lace weight {UK & AUS 1 Ply & 2 Ply}
Red beaded “Holly” version is 48 inches/122cm wide, 10 inches/25.5cm at deepest center point, using almost 35g (approx. 300yds/270m) of one 50g skein.
White beaded cashmere “Snow” version is 63 inches/160cm wide and 14 inches/35cm at deepest center point, using approx. 300yds/270m (all but 2g) of one 25g ball. (This yarn works up at a gauge that is closer to the next thicker yarn category, a #1 SuperFine weight.)
Based upon the stitch and row gauges of these projects, the width changes in increments of approximately 1.5 inches/ 4 cm; the depth of the triangle changes in increments of approximately 0.75 inches/ 1.75 cm.

#1 SuperFine/fingering weight {UK & AUS 3 Ply or 4 Ply}
Width changes in increments of approximately 1.75 inches/ 4.5 cm; the depth of the triangle changes in increments of approximately 1 inch/ 2.5 cm.

#2 Fine/sport weight {UK Light DK, AUS 5 Ply}
Red alpaca-silk “Candy Apple” one skein scarf version (147yds/133m) is 42 inches/ 107 cm wide and 9 inches/ 23 cm at the deepest center point.
If I used two skeins (294yd/266m) instead, it would be approximately 56 inches/ 142 cm wide and approximately 13 inches/ 33 cm at deepest center point.
Width changes in increments of 2 inches/ 5 cm; the depth of the triangle changes in increments of almost 1.25 inch/ 3 cm.

#3 Light/DK/light worsted weight {UK Double Knitting}
White silk version is 69 inches/ 173cm wide and 15 inches/ 38 cm at deepest center point using 300yd/270m of yarn.
Light blue Simply Soft “Silver Bells” version is 72 inches/ 182 cm wide and 16 inches/ 41 cm at deepest point using one 6oz/170g skein (315yd).
Width changes in increments of approx. 2.5 inches/ 6.5 cm; the depth of the triangle changes in increments of 1.5 inch/ 4 cm.

#4 Medium/Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn, #5 Bulky Weight/Chunky/Rug, #6 Super Bulky Weight/Roving:
These thicker yarn weights have not been swatched for this project because the Simply Soft weight, which verges on the thicker #4 Medium category, is the thickest yarn that I prefer to use with this design as a shoulder wrap or scarf. However, you’re welcome to try any thickness of yarn and I’d love to see your results. The pattern instructions remain the same.