Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Well, here we are, less than 2 weeks till Christmas.  I love this time of year other than the cold weather.  For me, Christmas would be absolutely perfect if it were held in July. I don’t like the cold at all!  However, if it were held in July, there would not be nearly so many options for handmade Christmas gifts and there wouldn’t be nearly so many beautiful crocheted scarves, afghans, hats, and sweaters all wrapped and under the tree.  I still have one gift left to make—nothing like waiting till the last minute!!!! I haven’t even started it yet. I keep telling myself that it won’t take long and I really need to focus on magazine deadlines right now! (Yeah that’s a smart decision considering the magazine deadline is 3 weeks away and Christmas is less than 2!!!)  I don’t always think things through logically.  I also keep telling myself, it’s only one gift—not a big deal. We’ll see…

Today’s free pattern is this unique keyboard scarf.  I thought it was quite fitting this time of year.  I mean who doesn’t love music?  And how much of Christmas revolves so much around beautiful music!!!

I’m hoping to get another post in between now and Christmas, but if I don’t, I wish all of you the merriest of holidays and a very happy and prosperous New Year. Peace!

Keyboard Scarf

Designed by Lori Baker

Materials

Red Heart Shimmer Yarn

2 Skeins Ivory

1 Skein Black

Size I crochet hook

Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)

Row 1:  With white, ch 17, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 2:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 3:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in last 10 sts. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 4:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 5:  Sc in each st across, changing to back in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 6:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.Row 7:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in remaining 10 sts, change to white in lasts st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 8-10:    Sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 11:  Sc in each st across changing to black in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 12:   Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in last 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 13:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts, changing to white in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 14:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 15:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 15 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 16:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in last 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 17:  Sc in each st across, changing to black in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 18:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 19:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts, changing to white in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 20-22:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 23:  Sc in each st across changing to black in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 24:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 25:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts, changing to white in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 26:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 27:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts across. Ch 1 and turn.

Row 28:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rown 29-32:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 33:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 34:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 35:  Sc in each st across changing to blac in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 36:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 37:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last stm sc in rem 10 sts changing to white in last st.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 38:  Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 39:  Sc in first 6 sts, changing to black in last st, sc in rem 10 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Row 40:  Sc in first 10 sts, changing to white in last st, sc in rem 6 sts.  Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 41-44:   Sc in each st across.  Ch 1 ad turn.

Rep rows 3-44, 4 times, the work rows 3-9 once more.  Fasten off.

Edging

With black, work sc around scarf, working 3 sc in each corner.