Thirds

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by Annette Petavy

Introduction

Thirds scarf/belt

This is a light scarf for spring that can also be used as a belt, tied at the hip. It is made up of triangular, rather unusal motifs. The beaded fringe adds a little glamour – and it looks great with jeans!

Materials List

  • Yarn: Phildar Licorne (100% cotton, 120 m/131 yards per 50 g/1.75 oz ball), 2 balls colour Jacinthe
  • Hook: 3.5 mm / US E-4
  • Tapestry needle
  • Beads for fringe. When purchasing beads, bring a needle threaded with the yarn to check that the hole in the bead is large enough.

Finished Size

Approximately 12 x 157 cm / 4 ¾ x 62 inches, excluding fringe. The scarf pictured is composed of 16 motifs.

Gauge

The side of a triangle measures 10 cm / 4 inches. Please note that gauge is not critical for this project.

Notes

Ch – chain
Sc – single crochet
Sl st – slip stitch
Dc – double crochet
St(s) – stitch(es)

The Pattern

Triangle motif

Start with a magic adjustable ring.

Round 1
: Ch 1.  Make 12 sc into the ring. Tighten to close the ring. Sl st in 1st st of round.

Round 2: (In this round, you will start to shape the triangle by working chain arches of two different sizes). Ch 10 (counts as 1 dc + 7 ch sts). Skip first 2 sc, 1 dc in next sc. *Ch 3. Skip 1 sc, work 1 dc in next stitch. Ch 7. Skip 1 sc, work 1 dc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * once. Ch 3, close round with a sl st in the 3rd ch in beginning of round.

Round 3: (In this round, you will work into the chain arches formed in round 2). Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). Into next chain arch, work (3 dc, ch 7, 4 dc). One triangle point made. *Into next chain arch, work 3 dc. Into following chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 7, 4 dc).* Repeat from * to * once. The three points of the triangle are now made. Into last chain arch, work 3 dc. Sl st in 3rd ch in the beginning of the round.

Round 4: Ch 6 (counts as 1 dc + 3 ch). Into next chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc).
*Ch 3, skip 2 dc, 1 dc in next stitch*, repeat from * to * twice. Chain 3. Into next chain arch, work (4 dc, ch 5, 4 dc).** Repeat from * to **. Repeat from * to * twice.
Ch 3. Sl st in 3rd chain in the beginning of the round.

Work 16 motifs – or as many as you wish!

Joining the motifs

Look closely at the side of one motif. At each end there is a group of dcs. In between these groups are 3 isolated dc stitches. The groups and the isolated dcs will be connected by chains going from one motif to another. The points where these chains start and stop are marked with arrows in this picture:

joining motifs 

And what we’re aiming for is this:

joined motifs 

Please note the placement of the motifs: triangles with a point upwards alternate with triangles with a point downward.

Attach the yarn to motif A with a slip stitch in the first dc in the dc group near the corner.

step 1 

Chain 8.

”Travel” over the stitches in the dc group in motif B by making a slip stitch in every stitch. The last slip stitch is made in the 4th dc of the dc group.

step 2 

Chain 8.

step 3

step 4

Join with a slip stitch in the corresponding dc in motif B.

2 motifs joined

Make 9 fringes at each end.

Join the yarn to the scarf with a slip stitch. Chain 12. Fasten off, leaving a long tail – around 15 cms / 6 inches. Thread the yarn tail on a needle. Thread 3 beads on the tail. Make 2 tight knots just under the beads. Cut the yarn 1.5 cms / ½ inch after the knots.

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