Turkish Treasure by Mari Lynn Patrick

Turkish Treasure

September 2004
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet colorwork pattern from chart
5.5 mm (I)
1100 yards (1006 m)
6.5"/16.5cm wide x 66"/167.5cm long, not including fringe
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Pattern Description from Scarf Style: “For the motifs in this fluid crocheted scarf, Mari Lynn Patrick drew from ancient patterns found in traditional knitted socks from the Near East. She used jewel colors - some dark and some light - for a combination as right and vibrant as those in an antique Turkish carpet. To save having to weave in the many ends of yarn, she worked the scarf lengthwise, leaving long tails of yarn at the beginning and end of each row to form a ready-made fringe.”

Finished Size: 6½“ (16.5cm) wide and 66” (167.5 cm) long, not including fringe

Yarn: Berroco Softwist (41% wool, 59% rayon; 100 yd (92m)/ 50 g): #9426 viridian (dark green), #9428 mushroom (beige), and #9440 cilantro (lime green), 2 skeins each; #9438 Tupelo honey (gold), #9468 blue moon (light blue), #9478 alizarin (burgundy), #9467 amethyst (pink), and #9439 ginger (dark orange), 1 skein each.

Needles: Size I/9 (5.5-mm): crochet hook. Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet colorwork patt from chart.


  • This scarf is designed with a self fringe. At the beginning and end of each row there are 10” (25.5-cm) lengths of each color used in the row left free to from the fringe.
  • The yarns are cut at the end of every row and restarted at the beginning; all rows are worked from the right side.
  • Colors not in use are carried across the top of the previous row and enclosed by the single crochet stitches of the current row.