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Old World Scarf

Old World Scarf
Lacy squares worked in a rich shade of teal merino create a stylish accessory, quickly assembled in the join-as-you-go method.
Sizes and Materials List ...
Size: 6" x 62" (before blocking); 6" x 69" (after blocking)
Hook(s):

US I/9 (5.50 mm)

Yarn: Moda Dea Washable Wool [100% merino wool superwash, 166 yds/100 g ball] or yarn of choice that works to gauge.
Colors &
Approx. Yardage

Real Teal, 2 balls, 332 yds

Gauge: 1 motif = 3" square
Always take time to check your gauge
Skill Level - Intermediate Download pattern in PDF format
Notes ...
Assembly Sequence

Scarf is made of 38 squares arranged two squares across by nineteen squares long. After first square is complete, subsequent squares are created and attached by join-as-you go method.

  • Make Square 1.
  • Make Square 2, joining to side of Square 1 with single-sided join.
  • Make Square 3, joining to top of Square 1 with single-sided join.
  • Make Square 4, joining to side of Square 3 and top of Square 2 with double-sided join.
  • Additional rows are added with pairs of squares. First square of row is attached with single-sided join, second square of row is added with double-sided join.
See diagram at end of pattern.
Stitches Used
Chain (ch)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Single Crochet (sc)
Half-Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Abbreviations

Each (ea)
Loop (lp)
Skip (sk)
Stitch(es) (st / sts)
Together (tog)

Instructions ...
First Row (Squares 1 & 2)
Square 1
Round 1 Ch 4, join with sl st to form a ring, ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, join with sl st. (8 sc)
Round 2
Ch 1, sc in same sc, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next sc, rep from * 3 times, ending last rep ch 5, sl st in beg sc. (four ch-5 lps)
Round 3
Sl st into first ch-5 lp, ch 1, *in ch-5 lp work (sc, hdc, dc, ch 2, dc, hdc, sc) (corner completed), ch 2,* rep from * to * around, join with sl st.
Round 4
Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp to right of join, ch 5, *in corner work (sc, ch 3, sc), ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, ch 5,* rep from * to * around, ending with sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, join with sl st. Fasten off.

Square 2

Rounds 1-3 Repeat rounds 1-3 of Square 1.
Round 4 (Single-sided joining rnd): Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp to right of join, ch 5, sc in corner, ch 3, sc in same corner; ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, sc in next corner, ch 1; holding squares with wrong sides tog, sl st in corner on previous square, ch 1, sc in same corner on current square; ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 lp on previous square, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp on current square; ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 lp on previous square, ch 1, sc in same sp on current square; ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 lp on previous square, ch 2, sc in next corner on current square, ch 1, sl st in corner of previous square, ch 1, sc in same corner on current square.
Finish current square as follows: ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp, ch 5, sc in next corner, ch 3, sc in same corner, ch 5, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Second Row (Squares 3 & 4)
Square 3
Rounds 1-4 Rep Square 2, joining to top of row 1 (see assembly diagram).
Square 4
Rounds 1-3 Rep Rounds 1-3 of Square 2.
Round 4 (Double-sided joining rnd) Ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp to right of join, ch 5, sc in corner, ch 3, sc in same corner; ch 5, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in same sp; ch 5, sc in next corner, ch 1; holding squares with wrong sides tog, sl st in corner of previous square, ch 1, sc in same corner on current square; *ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 lp on previous square, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp of current square; ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 lp on previous square, ch 1, sc in same sp on current square; ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 lp on previous square, ch 2, sc in next corner on current square, ch 1, sl st in corner of previous square*, sl st in corner of next previous square, ch 1, sc in same corner on current square; rep from * to * once.
Finish current square as follows: ch 1, sc in same corner, ch 5, sc in last ch-2 sp, ch 3, sl st in beg sc. Fasten off.
Rows 3-19
Repeat instructions for second row until scarf is 19 squares long, joining first square of each pair with single-sided join (as in Square 2) and second square of each pair with double-sided join (as in Square 4).

Finishing ...

Weave in ends. Block scarf by dampening and laying it out on thick towels, spreading out lace pattern. Cover with another towel and leave to dry.

Pattern and photos © Kathy North, Designs by KN
Modeled by Cecily North
Thanks to pattern tester Sherrie E. of www.piece-by-piece.net

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