Cherry Blossom Chevron Scarf: Project
The Cherry Blossom Chevron Scarf is just stunning-if I do say myself. Made with Bamboo Pop (a favourite yarn of mine) and a small 3.25mm (D size) hook, this is the first chevron, or ripple, piece I’ve made. And I absolutely love the way it turned out. It was not at all hard to create this affect, and I can’t believe it took me so long to tackle this stitch! It is in need of blocking, but looking at these photos, I love the drape some much that I might not block it at all. What do you think? Let me know in the comments section 🙂
I am sorry I cannot share the pattern. I did make some notes with that intention in mind, but now those notes are missing. Believe me, I’ve looked high and low for them. However, you can find how to create the chevron stitch here. It’s not too hard and an experienced beginner could easily try their hand at this. Just be sure to count your stitches. I had to unravel several rows when I got lazy and stopped counting because the count really affects the look of the chevron. Don’t be like me, count your stitches. It really will make your Cherry Blossom Chevron scarf look amazing.
Now, since I was using a small hook I made sure chain a good amount of stitches. I can’t say for sure since my notes are lost, but since this is a stitch that works on a multiple of 13 + 2, I believe I chained 52, and then two more for a total of 54 chains. It was important to the overall look to make sure the scarf was wide enough to show off the chevron pattern, and it does that nicely. I also wanted the fabric to be tightly woven, which is why I chose a smaller hook with this DK yarn. And, I love the way it looks, so I think my choices in this project turned out beautifully.
I began with the Cream yarn, and I worked eight rows and then switched to the Darling coloured yarn and worked another eight rows and just kept going till I had the desired length. I wanted a bit of a longer scarf this time, but the length is really up to you. Now, I thought two balls, one of each colour would be enough but since I was using a small hook, I ended up having to purchase two more balls of yarn later on. So you will need 2 skeins of the Cream in Bamboo Pop and two skeins of the Darling in Bamboo Pop. You’ll have enough left over for another small project, which is a bonus in my opinion. If you do want to use a larger hook, I wouldn’t recommend going larger than a 4.00mm (E size) hook as this is a DK yarn and I think unless you are a tight crocheter, that it will cause the fabric to be more loosely woven.
When you are done, you’ll have a lovely Cherry Blossom Chevron scarf, and I hope you’ll love it as much as I do! I was lucky enough to be able to photograph this scarf outside-which inspired it’s name, as you might have guessed-and the colours really are reminiscent of a cherry blossom. A perfect addition to your spring wardrobe.