Daisy Scarf Prototype
January 1, 2020
December 18, 2021

Daisy Scarf Prototype

Project info
Neck / TorsoScarf
Hooks & yarn
5.0 mm (H)
4 stitches and 4 rows = 1 inch
1,130 yards
Lion Brand Mandala Wool Blend
1 skein = 590.0 yards (539.5 meters), 150 grams
Yarn Bee 44th Street
1 skein = 540.0 yards (493.8 meters), 100 grams

The idea of this scarf was to make a grid with TSS which I could cross-stitch a design on to. I’ve now finished the scarf but still haven’t cross-stitched anything.

Double-ended H (5mm) hook from Clover.

The technique to get the two-color simple crochet with bars all on one side in a grid-like pattern suitable for cross stitch:

Standard two-color double-ended Tunisian crochet: forward pass with foreground color, return pass with background color. But to maintain grid:

  • Odd forward (right side facing you) passes are twisted simple (insert needle from left to right through bar). Ugh, it is much slower for me than simple stitch.

  • Even forward (wrong side facing you) passes are reverse simple (trs)

  • I couldn’t keep the edges looking clean with the backward pass coming from both ends… there’s probably some technique I didn’t find. I ended up doing a single-crochet edging all around. The sc border (and steam blocking) helped a bit with the curl.

Review of prototype

  • Too short! The gauge turns out to be closer to 4x4/inch than 4x3, so the scarf is 16” shorter than I expected.

  • Would prefer a gradually changing yarn that changes colors more frequently/continuously

  • Don’t think I like the flair at the large end. Would prefer a rectangle or triangle. Or maybe rounded?

  • Doing two-color TSS flat, as described above, is slow. Version 2 will be TSS in the round creating a tube scarf which has the TSS grid on the right side, and I think that will be faster and with none of the curl.

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About this pattern
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About this yarn
by Lion Brand
80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
590 yards / 150 grams

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About this yarn
by Yarn Bee
70% Acrylic, 30% Nylon
540 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: November 26, 2020
  • Updated: January 16, 2022