February 21, 2009

SmoothFox's Crochet Illusion Heart Scarf- Free Pattern


Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFox ©2009 Version 3.0

THIS PATTERN CAN BE USED TO MAKE RECTANGLES FOR AN AFGHAN OR YOU CAN REPEAT THE PATTERN TO MAKE A SCARF.

I ORIGINALLY CREATED THIS PATTERN USING SC'S WHERE YOU NOW SEE HDC'S WITHIN THIS PATTERN. THE REASON FOR THIS WAS THAT SOME TESTERS OF THE PATTERN SAID THAT THEIR HEART'S DIDN'T STAND OUT ENOUGH. IF YOUR HEARTS STAND OUT TOO MUCH USING HDC'S, PLEASE SUBSTITUTE SC THROUGHOUT THE PATTERN WHERE I REFERENCE HDC'S.

Red Heart Super Saver Medium Worsted 4 ply
Heart Color: Pretty n’ Pink
Background Color: Black

Hook Size: H 5.00 MM
Size: 5 1/2 ” x 8” - each repeat
Skill level: Advanced beginner

Color changes: All color changes are worked during completion of last stitch of a row. For a color change on a half double crochet when 2 loops remain of final stitch. Example: YO, insert hook into current stitch, YO and pull through {2 loops on hook} - using new yarn color, YO and pull through the new color to complete the stitch. For a sc color change, insert hook into current stitch, YO with old color and pull through, YO with new color and pull through both loops on hook.

Special Stitches:
SC – Single Crochet
HDC – Half Double Crochet
BL – Back Loop
FL - Free Loop - Look on side of crochet piece that is facing away from you. In the immediate row below you crocheted a BL stitch, insert hook in the unused free loop or better known front loop of this stitch and work a sc.

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PLEASE READ BEFORE BEGINNING:
DO NOT FINISH OFF AND CUT THE YARN WHEN TOLD TO CHANGE COLORS. JUST DROP THE OLD YARN COLOR AND BRING IT UP THE SIDE OF THE WORK WHEN TOLD TO JOIN THE NEW COLOR. SEE ABOVE NOTES ON HOW TO CHANGE COLORS.


For a scarf with the same color hearts throughout - After working rows 1 – 34, then repeat rows 3 through 34 for each heart illusion section of your scarf.


For a scarf alternating the heart colors for each repeat throughout - After working rows 1 – 34, repeat rows 5 through 34 and then repeat rows 3 and 4 for a complete illusion section. When the pattern says to use Heart color, switch to your “new” heart color. In my example picture, I worked pink as my first heart color and the second repeat I used black for my heart which had been the background color in the first section of the heart.


In order that both halves of your scarf have the hearts going the proper way, you will need to repeat the heart illusion 4 times and then finish off both yarn colors and restart the pattern from row 1 to 34, then follow instructions according to which color scheme you are using for the pattern.

If you want a .pdf copy of this pattern or if you crochet this item – please click on this link and add your own pictures as a project on Ravelry.  Just click on the crochet hook with the words “Hook It” near the top right side and this will add your item as a project.  Then you can add the pictures when you have completed your project.

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/free-smoothfoxs-crochet-illusion-shadow-hearts

INSTRUCTIONS:

Row 1: Using Heart Color, ch 18. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 16 ch’s. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 2: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, [change to Background Color in last stitch– SEE INSTRUCTIONS] Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 3: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 4: Using Background Color – Sc in each stitch across,  [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 5: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 6: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 8 sts, hdc in BL of next st, sc in next 8 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (1 hdc, 16 sc)

Row 7: Using Background Color - Sc in next 8 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL [see special instructions] of next st, sc in next 8 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc) PICTURE BELOW IS THE VIEW FROM BEHIND TO SHOW YOU WHERE THE FL IS DONE.

Row 8: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 9: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 10: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 7 sts, hdc in BL of next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (3 hdc, 14 sc)

Row 11: Using Background Color - Sc in next 7 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 3 sts, sc in next 7 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 12: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 13: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 14: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 6 sts, hdc in BL of next 5 sts, sc in next 6 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (5 hdc, 12 sc)

Row 15: Using Background Color - Sc in next 6 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 5 sts, sc in next 6 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 16: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 17: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 18: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 5 sts, hdc in BL of next 7 sts, sc in next 5 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (7 hdc, 10 sc)

Row 19: Using Background Color - Sc in next 5 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 7 sts, sc in next 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 20: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 21: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 22: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 4 sts, hdc in BL of next 9 sts, sc in next 4 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (9 hdc, 8 sc)

Row 23: Using Background Color - Sc in next 4 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 9 sts, sc in next 4 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 24: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 25: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 26: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 4 sts, hdc in BL of next 4 sts, sc in next st, hdc in BL of next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (8 hdc, 9 sc)

Row 27: Using Background Color - Sc in next 4 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 4 sts, sc in st, sc in FL of next 4 sts, sc in next 4 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 28: Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 29: Using Heart Color – Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 30: Using Heart Color - Sc in first 5 sts, hdc in BL of next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, hdc in BL of next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts [change to Background Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (4 hdc, 13 sc)

Row 31: Using Background Color - Sc in next 5 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 2 sts, sc in next 3 sts, sc in Free Loop - FL of next 2 sts, sc in next 5 sts. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 32 Using Background Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Heart Color in last stitch]. Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 33: Using Heart Color, Sc in each stitch across, Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

Row 34: Using Heart Color - Sc in each stitch across, [change to Background Color in last stitch] Ch 1, turn. (17 sc)

ASSEMBLY:

Once both halves are completed, lay the two pieces with right sides together. Hold tops of each side together. Match stitches across the top. Insert hook through both sc’s of each piece and sc or sl across the top of the two pieces to join the two halves together.

OPTIONAL BORDER:

Join either the Heart color or the Background color any corner with a sc. Sc in each stitch across to the next corner, turn scarf sideways and sc in each st to the next corner, repeat around all four sides.
Created by Donna Mason-Svara aka SmoothFoxLover@yahoo.com ©2009

This pattern has been tested. Please notify me of any pattern corrections. I will answer any and all questions you may have with the instructions. Do not plagiarize this pattern. All patterns are my original designs. Please do not re-sell my patterns or give them away for free or post my patterns on the internet. You may sell items you make from my patterns at craft fairs, fund raisers or custom orders for friends and family but please do not sell finished items on the internet without my written permission. Do not claim designs as your own.

This pattern is copyrighted by me and I give my permission for you to post pictures of items made from my pattern on your website if you will post a link back to my ETSY store if the pattern is for sale. If the pattern is free, please direct people to my blog. Be sure to list the name SmoothFox as the designer.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think your instruction is the best,I was trying to crochet illusion but it looks different so I gave up.Thank you

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