I was rather excited and pleased with myself as I came up with this idea for a scarf. I managed to combine three of my favourite crafts into one project!!
The hand spun yarn is woven into the crochet mesh as it’s worked. The hand spun I’ve used it a thick thin, singles spun merino. The texture and colour is shown to perfection through the windows of the crochet treble mesh.
I started with a foundation treble stitch row, which I demonstrate in the YouTube Video below. The yarn I chose to use for the mesh is a cotton bamboo blend called Cedar by Fiddlesticks. It has a lovely soft drape and I chose a colour that blended in well with the hand spun merino.
- 100 gms 8ply cotton bamboo yarn
- 3 mm crochet hook
- 100 gms hand spun thick thin spun merino.
- approximately 8 inches wide by 60 inches long
- not critical for this pattern
Stitch abbreviations (in UK terms):
- ch = chain
- yo = yarn over
- Ftr = foundation treble. Ch 4, **yo hook insert hook into first ch worked, yo, pull yarn through ch. (3 sts on hook) (yo pull through one st) twice. Yo, pull through two stitches, yo pull through two stitches. (1 st) on hook. Chain one and repeat from ** working into base of previous treble instead of first ch.
- tr = treble crochet
- st = stitch
- rep = repeat
- sp = space
Foundation row: ch 4, ftr, while weaving hand spun yarn through created mesh. Until length desired.
Row 2: Ch 1, tr in first tr , *ch 1, tr into next tr skipping 1 ch sp rep from * to end. Weave hand spun yarn as mesh is created.
Repeat row 2 until scarf is desired width. Fasten off.