Clincher by Ash Kearns


May 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet (American)
3.75 mm (F)
400 - 450 yards (366 - 411 m)
Sample size: Length- 60 inches (152 cm), Border edge- 16 inches (41 cm)
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My best-selling knitting pattern, Clincher, now in crochet!

I like to wear smaller shawls in a bandana fashion, peak frontwards. It is a challenge to find a design with tails long enough to tie around and I am always trying new ways to fasten them. Clincher is a bandana scarf that solves this fastening problem! Shaped as an elongated triangle, the long edge is punctuated with a sculptural row of loops in a contrast yarn. The bias stitch pattern makes this design ideal for hand dyed yarns that will emphasized the directionality of the shawl. The loops allow for experimentation in how you wear it!

Clincher is a handsome scarf for anyone! To wear as a bandana, position the largest part of the triangle as a bib, looped border to the right, wrap scarf tail around the neck and fasten through the first 5 or 6 loops of the border at the right side shoulder. Or pull the tail through all the loops for a closer fit and a cowl look.

Clincher is a great way to finally crochet up that lovely ball of hand dyed sock yarn you’ve been saving and show it to the world!

One 100g skein approx. 400 yards (366m) of fingering or sock weight yarn such as Manos del Uruguay Alegria 445 yards (407m)/100g (3.53 oz), 75% merino/25% nylon )
25g approx. 50 yards (46m) of fingering or sock weight yarn in a contrast colour
F/5 3.75mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Locking or split ring stitch marker or safety pin

Skills Used: Basic crochet, increasing

Finished Measurements (sample):
(Sample is worked to 83 sts)
Length- 60 inches (152.5 cm)
Border edge- 16 inches (40.5 cm)

24 sts/20 rows = 4 inches/ 10 cm in single crochet. Exact gauge is not crucial for this project.

Looking for the knit version? Clincher

Questions or comments? Please contact Ash Kearns directly or join my Ravelry group, Ash Kearns Handknitting!