As a crochet designer, it’s a hazard of the job to end up with way more crochet accessories than strictly necessary. In an effort to clear out my stockpile, I recently gifted the Studio Scoodie sample to my sister. She has an adorable Springador called Ando who she walks at hours of the morning which I have only ever seen from the night before! It’s super warm and covers her head so is perfect for fighting the dawn chill!
Meet Ando, he never stays still long enough to get a decent photo!
I loved making the Studio scoodie and have a bit of a thing for it’s texture. I felt like I wasn’t finished with that stitch pattern so I decided to add some colour work (I’m a sucker for a stripy scarf) and create a whole range called the Studio Stripe!
Today I bring you the free pattern for the scarf. You can also purchase an add free printable version on Ravelry, Craftsy or Etsy. There is a beanie and some wrist warmers to follow once they come off my hook, so watch out for those in the coming weeks!
I hate to assign colours to genders and this is totally unisex, but I did have my brother’s November birthday in mind when I made these colour choices. He’s a right fuss pot and mostly sticks to grey and navy. I adore this colour combo and thought the teal was a lovely colour pop without being too bright for him! I know how hard men are to buy for generally (it’s not just me right?) so this is the perfect Christmas gift for men too! (Sorry, I know it’s still a bit early for the C word but I’m getting sucked in.)
You can use any yarn for this project and just adjust the hook size and number of stitches to achieve the size you want. It’s super easy to adjust. For this range I chose The Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth Aran yarn from Hobbycraft (aff) in teal and grey (these are £10 for 400g and on 3 for 2 at the moment so a real bargain!). I’m a huge fan of all the WI yarns I’ve worked with so far so thought I’d give this a go, and I wasn’t disappointed, it was so smooth to work with (duh, the clue is in the name Dora!!).
So without further chat from me, lets get prepared!
Before you start, you should know…
The pattern is worked by alternating extended dc (edc) and hdc stitches (see below for stitch explanations) along the length of the scarf, turning at the end and repeating so that the hdc is worked into the top of the edc from the row below and the edc is worked into the top of the hdc.
If you want to make the scarf longer or shorter you can add or remove stitches but make sure you have an odd number.
I would recommend checking after row 2 that your alternation of stitches is correct. It’s important this is right because it sets up the rest of the project. After this row you will be able to see from the stitch shape whether you should be working an hdc or edc.
5.5mm / I hook
Yarn: ~ 850 yds, 350g of Medium worsted weight yarn in two colours, referred to as A and B
In the item pictured I used about 300g / 700 yards of WI Soft and Smooth Aran (aff) yarn in grey (colour B) and about 50g / 150 yards in the teal (colour A)
Yarn needle & scissors
Finished size: about 70in x 9in
Standard Stitches & Abbreviations Used (US terms):
ch = chain
yo = yarn over
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Foundation Single Crochet (fsc): You can find a written instructions and a tutorial for this stitch on my youtube channel here. If you struggle with this technique it can be replaced with making a chain of the number of stitches plus one, then sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and across to achieve the required number of stitches.
edc = extended double crochet: This is very similar to a double crochet but with a small extra step. Yo, insert hook, yo, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through one loop (3 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yo, pull through two loops.
You can tell autumn had well and truly started when I got around to photographing this pattern, I think it kinda looks like it’s smiling!
Okay, that should be everything. Let’s get started!
In colour A
Row 1: fsc 201 (or ch 202 , sc in the second ch from hook and across to the end). Ch3. Turn (201st)
Change to colour B
Row 2: edc in first st, *hdc in next st, edc in next st*. Repeat * across to the end finishing on an edc (this is the stitch repeat which continues throughout the pattern. Ch2. Turn
Row 3: hdc in first st *edc in next st, hdc in next st*. Repeat * across to the end finishing on an hdc. Ch3. Turn
Row 4-10: Repeat rows 2 and 3
Change to colour A
Row 11-13 Continue to repeat rows 2 & 3
Change to colour B
Row 14-23: Continue to repeat rows 2 & 3
Change to A
Row 24-: Work one row of sc
Fasten off and sew in ends
I hope you enjoy making this project, I’m on my 3rd already! It’s really simple once you get going, perfect for stitchflixing!! Please do tag me on any socials or use #doradoes for your finished project – It makes me so happy to see how people interpret my patterns, especially when it comes to colour choice!
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