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Blueberry Dreams Neckwarmer

I am very happy to introduce you all to my very first pattern! It’s ok, you can stop applauding now. It’s a neckwarmer, which is kind of like a mini-scarf – a scarlette, if you will. It’s super warm and comfy, and looks pretty stylin’, too! The pattern is really simple; it’s great for beginners who want something easy to make that still looks good. So without further ado, here is the pattern! The stitches you need to know are single crochet and double crochet – that’s it! I use US terms for my patterns, just fyi.

Ingredients:

  • 1-2 50g skeins of worsted weight yarn. I used Araucania Rehue Multy, which is an absolutely stunning yarn, hand-dyed in Chile. I got it on sale at yarn.com, for an insanely cheap price. I needed 2 skeins of this yarn because there isn’t much yardage to a skein, but I think you could easily get away with 1 skein of a less fancy yarn.
  • A 5mm crochet hook
  • 2 buttons of your choice
  • A needle

Method:

Ch 25. If you want a wider neckwarmer, chain more. This pattern is very customisable, as you’ll see.

Row 1: Sc across (25)

Row 2: Ch 2, dc across (25)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across (25)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until you get to row 71, which, if you’ve been following the pattern correctly, should be a row of single crochet.

Row 71: Ch 1, sc 7. *Ch 2, skip next 2 ch, sc 7* twice. These are your button holes. If you’re using tiny buttons, you might only want to ch 1 and skip 1 ch. I recommend you use large buttons though.

Row 72: Ch 2, dc across (25).

Row 73: Ch 1, sc across (25).

Row 74: Ch 2, dc across (25).

Row 75: Ch 1, sc across (25).

Row 76: Ch 1, skip 2 stitches and dc into the next stitch 5 times. skip next stitch and sc into the next stitch. Repeat until the end of the row. Finish off and sew in ends.

Try the neckwarmer on and see where you need to sew the buttons on. This is really personal preference – I just placed the buttonholes where I thought they seemed good on the opposite end of the neckwarmer, marked the places and sewed the buttons on there. Then I tried it on to make sure it wasn’t too tight/too loose. Voila! You now have your very own neckwarmer for the upcoming winter! **NEWLY ADDED** Click here to download the pattern in pdf form!

If you have any questions about this pattern, feel free to email me at kirsty [at] whimsicalkitty [dot] com and I will reply as soon as I can!

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13 thoughts on “Blueberry Dreams Neckwarmer

  1. I saw this over at lj and thought it looked fabulous! I've done the first row but have come back to the pc to remind myself what a DC is in US terms!!

    Great work 🙂

  2. Katy says:

    I can honestly say this is the first neckwarmer I've ever seen that I have really liked. I really like this and I will make it (at least I'm adding it to my ever-growing list of stuff to make). Thanks.

  3. JenB says:

    This is such a great pattern. I'm new to crocheting; the only trouble I'm having is making my row ends look even. Are you counting your turning chains as stitches in each row and then stitching into them on the next row?

  4. Kirsty says:

    Thank you very much for your compliment 🙂 I'm glad everyone is enjoying it, and some of you are making some gorgeous versions on Ravelry!

  5. Kirsty says:

    I don't count the turning chains as stitches, no. You should have 24 stitches on each row, not including the turning chains, because you chain 25 initially, and one of those is the turning chain, if that makes sense?

  6. JenB says:

    Thanks for the extra info – I just finished today and I love it! This was my first crochet profect and it was really fun and easy (a.k.a. it did not make me want to pull my hair out!). I added it to your pattern on Ravelry – I'm wondergirl0905 🙂

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