Coorie

by Tinna Thórudóttir Thorvaldsdóttir
Crochet
March 2020
Aran (8 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
2 m / 80 inches
US
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The inspiration for my Coorie pattern is obviously the beautiful tartan plaid of the Scots. Such a simple but fun concept to play with! This is a quite simple mosaic crochet pattern that can be used to make various projects, with its endless color possibilities.

The name of the pattern comes from the Scottish word coorie, which means to snuggle up or nestle with your family and friends. Similar to the Nordic concept of hygge, and it basically just means coziness. So, go on, do have a go at it and then you can snuggle up with your Coorie piece once finished!

This pattern comes both with written instructions for each round/row for how to work it both flat and in the round, as well as a user friendly chart.

Yarn & hook:

You can use any yarn you like for this pattern and a hook that suits your yarn. Coorie can be used to make both blanket and scarfs when worked flat, as well as projects workedin the round**** like a cushion cover for example.

I’m making a the original Coorie scarf myself in aran weight yarn on a 5 mm hook, working 18 repeats across (approximately 2 m / 80 inches) and 3 repeats high (30 cm / 12 inches).

Yarn stats for 2 sizes of Coorie scarfs made with aran weight yarn (wool and acrylic mix, 165 m = 100 g):

For an extra thick scarf, worked with aran weight, 5 mm hook and 18 x 3 repeats (approx. 2 m x 30 cm / 80 x 12 inches without fringe) you will need:

555 m / 340 g = main color A
495 m / 300 g = pattern color B

For a standard scarf, worked with aran weight, 5 mm hook and 18 x 2 repeats (approx. 2 m x 22 cm / 80 x 9 inches without fringe) you will need:

Color A = 370 m / 225 g
Color B 330 m / 200 g

Here are the yarn stats for 2 sizes of Coorie blankets made with Stylecraft SDK (100% acryl, 100 g = 295 m):

For a large baby blanket or a lapghan in Stylecraft SDK, 4 mm hook and 10 x 15 repeats (approx. 105 x 115 cm / 41 x 45 inches), you will need approx.:

1300 m (5 skeins) = main color A
1090 m (4 skeins) = pattern color B

For a sofa blanket in Stylecraft SDK, 4 mm hook and 15 x 24 repeats (approx. 145 x 180 cm / 57 x 70 inches), you will need approximately:

3120 m (11 skeins) = main color A
2635 m (9 skeins) = pattern color B

These blanket yarn stats do not include the amount you’ll need if you choose to do a double border but are consistent with a blanket finished with the twisted fringe.

Abbreviations (US terms):

ST = stitch/stitches
SS = slip stitch
CH = chain stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
FPDC = front post double crochet

Gauge:

16 ST & 16 rows = 10 cm (4 inches)
Using aran weight yarn and a 5 mm hook.

Sizes:

Coorie is a continuous pattern, that is worked in repeats of 16 stitches and 16 rounds, so you can really use this to make a project in any size you like.

Furthermore, you can use this pattern to make various projects, for example a cowl, a pillowcase, a purse or a bag, when working it in the round. But you can just as easily work it flat and make a scarf like I’m doing, a blanket, a rug, some place mats or potholders.

Colors

You will need at least two colors and I recommend using contrasting colors.

The Coorie pattern has a lot of color potentials and you can really use as many colors as you like when working it! I for one am having great fun playing with colors in this tartan plaid inspired pattern! And thinking of my Scottish friends, as well as those who have Scottish heritage, it would be perfect to use your family clan colors, as many families have their specific tartan colors. You could even make a big blanket to all coorie in together under!

General Instructions

This pattern consists of continuous mosaic pattern, which can be worked for any size you like, and comes with written instructions for how to work it both in the round and flat, as well as a user-friendly chart.

If lefthanded, you can either start with the written pattern and then go on to the chart, reading it from right to left. Or just work from the chart and work it from left to right, the end result will be the same because it’s a symmetrical pattern.