This ribbed velvet scarf was designed with my darling friend Leigh in mind. I wanted to make her something that was super cozy. Most of us enjoy the feeling of these velvet yarns that have been so popular lately. And I happen to know for a fact that Leigh loves them. They're soft and feminine without being too frilly. This particular yarn is Vel-luxe by Lion Brand in the colorway "Eggplant".
The yarn label recommends using a larger hook. We are using a smaller hook because This is because I've found that chenille yarns, like this one, have a tendency to "worm" if you work the stitches too loosely. Worming is when a single stitch pulls out, leaving in its place a loose bit of thread. The thread is always the length of the stitch that has come undone. It's a total pain in the butt to fix, so I try to prevent it by working the stitches a bit too tight.
This is a fun and easy project that works up quickly. I could see this being a great accessory for a fancier occasion. If you wear it with the classic LBD and some sparkly earrings, I think it'd be perfect for any kind of date night. It's also practical because it is quite warm. Sometimes scarves are just for show, but not this one!
Let's get started!
- Lion Brand Vel-luxe, (246 yds/225 m ; 150 g/ 5.3 oz)
- Eggplant, 1 skein
- Hook — H-7 (4.5 mm)
- Yarn needle
One size - unwrapped it hangs down about 28"
This is an infinity scarf. Our end goal is to make a big circle. There are a few different ways to do this. In this pattern, we begin by making a normal scarf. Short width, long length. Then we'll fold the piece in half and stitch the short ends together.
It's always best to hand wash this type of yarn. Too much agitation will loosen the stitches and cause the yarn to worm.
Optional: If you fphdc around the ch 2 (and not the 20th stitch) you will keep neater edges.
Row 1: 1 hdc in 3rd st, 1 hdc in each across (20 sts)
Row 2: 1 hdc in each across, ch 2, turn
Row 3: 1 hdc in each across, ch 1, turn
Row 4: 1 fphdc in next 19 sts, sk, fphdc around ch 2, ch 2, turn
Rows 5-6: 1 hdc in each across, ch 2, turn
Row 7: 1 hdc in each across, ch 1, turn
Row 8: 1 fphdc in next 19 sts, sk, fphdc around ch 2, ch 2, turn
Repeat Rows 5-8 until piece measures 56"
To complete the piece, whip stitch the short ends together.
Your ribbed velvet scarf is now complete! I hope you all enjoy this bit of cozy goodness. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.