The Emerald Valley scarf is one of my favourite patterns yet! Primarily because of the yarn I used, which is from Universal Yarn and is a blend of bamboo and cotton. It has such a lovely feel to it and was heaven to work with, even if I’m not used to working with a DK yarn. The colour choices at a local yarn shop were to die for and I knew that the yarn would be perfect for an airy spring piece. So naturally, I had to buy a ball. Or four. And the emerald colour just screamed at me to make a lovely spring scarf.
I knew the yarn would drape gorgeously, and I knew that I wanted this to be a light piece, that I could wear in the spring and summer. So I settled on the idea of an open weave pattern, and eventually decided that the V-stitch was likely perfect for this project. And now we have the Emerald Valley scarf! I have to say, I’m in love with this piece. I am hesitant to say that I’m hoping for a cooler day or two so that I can wear my Emerald Valley scarf, but I am! It’s so pretty after all!
This is a wider scarf that I would normally work up, but after some discussion with the ladies in the yarn shop, I decided to take their suggestion that making it a bit wider might add to the drape effect and thus be more fashionable. I have to say, I am glad I took their advice because the effect of the V-stitch in this wider piece is very elegant. It’s good to chat with other crocheters! Not sure how to V-stitch? Check out this simple tutorial to learn how.
Emerald Valley Scarf
Universal Yarn, Bamboo Pop, 2 balls in Emerald
Row 1: Working in back ridge, hdc in second ch from hook and in ea st across. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: In first stitch, work one V st, *sk 2 sts, in next st, V st, repeat from * across, ending with a v st in last hdc from previous row. Ch 3, turn. The ch 3 counts as your first dc of the V st for the next row.
Row 3: In first one ch sp, V st. V st in ea one ch sp across. Ch 3, turn. Repeat row 4 until desired length.
Last row: hdc in each st across, fasten off and weave in ends.
You’re all done! I hope you enjoy the pattern and do drop a line in the comment box about your thoughts/questions on the pattern.