As you may guess, I have been crocheting a lot this summer, and this is one of the projects I made in the end of May. I'm posting the pattern online because of all the patterns I have invented, I like this one the best.
It's a typical shell pattern, worked in triple stitches, but you never cut your yarn strand. Each row leapfrogs over the other one, giving you nothing to weave in at the end. Hence the name:
Leapfrog Shell Scarf
Use two similar-weight yarns: A & B
With A, ch 28 (Pattern may also be worked in multiple of 8 + 4)
Row 1: 3 tr in 4th ch from hook (half-shell made, with turning ch counting as 1 tr); * sk 3 chs, 1 sc in next ch, sk 3 chs, 7 tr in next ch (shell made); rep from * across; 4 tr in last ch; ch 1. (Remove hook from loop and insert marker to prevent loop from coming undone.)
Row 2: In top st of beg half-shell, join B with sc. * Sk 3 sts, 7 tr in sc, sk 3 sts, sc in 4th tr st of shell; rep from * across; sk 3 sts, 7 tr in sc, sk 3 sts, sc in last tr st; ch 4, turn. (Remove hook as with end of Row 1.)
Row 3: With A, sc in sc just made with B, ch 3; 3 tr in sc just made with B; * sk 3 sts, sc in 4th tr st of shell, sk 3 sts, 7 tr in sc; rep from * across; sk 3 sts, sc in 4th tr st of shell, sk 3 sts, 4 tr in last sc; ch 1. (Remove hook as with end of Row 1.)
Repeat Rows 2-3 until scarf is desired length, and at the end of each row, remove hook as with Row 1 and insert into opposite color.
(If there are problems with the pattern, please let me know via comments on Blogspot or Ravelry.)
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