Cloudy Window Scarf
Do you ever work on projects that feel like running through a field of flowers with the wind in your hair? You know what I mean, right? With each stitch made, you feel like a kid sneaking another piece of candy — it’s that much fun? Well, folks the Cloudy Window Scarf — named for the Stratocumulus-inspiring yarn and window pane stitch pattern — is one such project. Or at least it was for me while designing and making it. This is absolutely due to the fact that I got to work with fantastic materials, including the Clover Jumbo Amour crochet hook which grabbed and eased each nubbin and strand of the Castaway yarn effortlessly. The result: a Free People worthy, bohemian neck garland that dares you not to want to spin around Maria-from-Sound-of-Music style while wearing it.
Whip up this whimsical scarf in an evening and wear it as the perfect, transitional piece from Winter to Spring. Worn wrapped you’ll feel the warmth of the wool; worn loosely hanging and the air will flow through the over-sized filet crochet squares. Here’s how to make it!
2 Hanks Knit Collage Castaway (100% wool; 68 yds.), in color: Prism
Size U.S. N/P (10 mm) Clover Amour Hook
Clover Super Jumbo Tapestry Needle
Approx. 7″ x 74″/18 cm x 188 cm (excluding fringe)
Approx. 5 hdc x 3 rows = 4″ /1o cm
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, and every ch to end. Turn. — 12 sts.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr in next hdc, *ch 3, sk 3 hdc, 2 tr; rep from * to end. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each tr and ch to end. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-3 until piece measures 74″/188 cm, or desired length taking care to leave enough yarn for fringe.
Fringe: Make 8.
Cut 3, 16″/40.5 cm pieces. Holding strands together, fold in half. Insert crochet hook through RS of scarf edge; lay yarn at the folded point over the hook. Pull yarn through, from back to front, just enough to create loop. Set aside hook and use hands to fold the loop over the edge of the project, and pull the ends of the yarn through the loop. Pull tight-ish.
Repeat process, attaching 4 fringe bunches evenly across each end of scarf.
Weave in ends.
Have so much fun, crocheting this sunny (much to the contrary of the project name) piece!