Friday, August 27, 2010

DRAGONFLY WONDER SCARF

Dragonfly Wonder Scarf
Copyright © 2009 Aurora S.
In my example, I used a "G" hook and Caron Simply Soft yarn.
I will update the amount of yarn I used when I am done with another scarf, I am pretty sure I used a bit over 12 oz.   

Special Abbreviations:
POPCORN: 4 or 5 popcorn stitch, doesn't matter to this pattern.
FPDC: Front Post Double Crochet
*When you see "FPDC in dc Two rows down".....this would be the row of DC directly below the previous row of SC

Row 1: Ch 25, DC in 4th ch from hook and each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 2: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 3: Ch3 (Counts as one st now and throughout)  DC in each sc across. Turn (23)

Row 4: Ch1,  SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 5: Ch3, DC in next 10sc, FPDC around post of dc two rows below, DC in next 11sc. Turn (23)

Row 6: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 7: Repeat Row 5 Turn (23)

Row 8: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 9: Repeat Row 5 Turn (23)

Row 10: Ch1, SC in next 11dc , ch12, slip stitch in top of sc just made.  SC in same sc, ch10, slip stitch in top of sc just made,  SC in next 2dc, ch10, slip stitch in top of sc just made, SC in same sc, ch12, slip stitch in top of sc just made.  SC in last 10dc.  Turn

Row 11: Ch3, DC in next 3sc, Catching the right ch12 wing  DC in next sc, DC in next 4sc, DC in between right wings, Popcorn in next sc, DC between left wings.  DC in next 6sc, (make sure that your first DC is directly after the left wings, it will look as if it is sharing a stitch) Catching the left ch12 wing, DC in next sc. DC in last 4sc. Turn

*NOTE* After the wings are done, make sure to work additional rows behind the wings and be careful not to snag them until it is ready to "catch" them.

Row 12: Ch1 SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 13: Ch3 DC in next 5sc, Catching the right ch10 wing DC in next sc, DC in next 9sc, Catching the left ch10 wing DC in next sc, DC in last 6sc. Turn (23)

Row 14: Ch1, SC in each dc across. Turn (23)

Row 15: Ch3, DC in next 2sc, (Ch1, skip sc, DC in next sc)3 times.  DC in next 6sc. (Ch1, skip sc, DC in next sc) 3 times. DC in last 2 sc.  Turn (17dc & 6 Ch1 spaces)

Row 16: Ch1 SC in each dc and Ch1 space across. Turn (23)

Row 17: Repeat Rows 5 through 16 until the piece is the length you want it......making sure to end the scarf with a last row of DC.

IF you want your dragonflies to lay down your chest right side up, then make two strips and put them wrong sides together and slip stitch across to connect them.  In the picture above I did 8 dragonflies....each strip measured about 5" wide by 33" long.....so together, my scarf measured 5 "W by 66"L excluding the fringe.   

If you have any questions about this pattern, please contact me through my email.  I will be more than happy to help out in any way I can.

© Aurora S 2010
This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not sell the finished project or my patterns on the internet or commercially. Do not post this pattern on any website/blog/group or anywhere else without my permission. Do not make a profit off of my hard work.

42 comments:

Caroline said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!! I'm drooling up here over it. Thanks for posting the pattern.

P.S. Thanks for the cute comments on my blog! :-)

xXcatalopeXx said...

As always, beautiful!

Alisha said...

Awesome Scarf !!

Snowcatcher said...

What a cool design! Kids will love this!

Lea said...

I am in love with this design, you did such a fabulous job, its simple and elegant and most everyone loves dragonflies. I am trying to do this design for Christmas gifts for a few ladies in my family, and I was hoping you could "dummy proof" it for me, because I've crocheted and taken it apart 3x now. I started learning to crochet last week and I am thinking that the things more experienced ladies would intuitively know I am very much missing. Do I skip the first stitch on each turn like other designs stay, or I don't do that unless its said to do so? Also one side of it looks perfectly aligned but the other side is a little loose (the side that you chain 3 on ) and looks wavy instead of straight like its supposed to be. Sorry to be a pain but I love it enough to hassle you for the basics lol :). Thank you!

Dragonflymom said...

Lea, if you want you can email me for more details, but you don't crochet into the same stitch that shares one with the beginning ch2, but you do in the last stitch, by making that last stitch in the turning chain. Please email me if you need more help.

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern but I'm on my 5th try and I just can't seem to get it. On teh row where you DC in the first 10SC and then do the FPDC, it then says to DC the next 11 SC. I have 12SC left in that row, though. On each of my 5 tries has 12SC left. What am I doing wrong?
Thank you!
KB

Dragonflymom said...

ok first make sure you have 23 stitches in the single crochet round previous. You will chain 2, then do 10 more dc.....for the fpdc, you want to make sure you are working it around the right dc. Make sure you are NOT working your next regular dc in in the st directly behind the fpdc you just did.....you will skip that, and I know that is not in the pattern, and I will add that. If you are skipping the that st directly behind the fpdc you just worked, you should just dc in the next 11, as long as you had the 23 stitches in the previous row. I hope this helps, if not I will try to take a picture of the stitches.

Dragonflymom said...

Lea, I know I sent a comment into you on this page, but I don't see it now. When you are working a SC row, you want to make sure you are not skipping a stitch and you want to make sure you are working the last SC in the top of the previous ch3, it will always look like you are going into the side almost. When you are working the DC row, you are chaining 3 which counts as your first stitch, so you want to make sure you are NOT working the next dc in the stitch that shares the ch3. I hope this makes sense. I am still learning on how to explain things. AS for one side looking looser, I am not sure why..

Amanda From: "Paper, Needles/Hooks, and Patter-ins - Oh my! said...

I am so in <3 with your dragonflies, and will be making some for myself! Its been a long time since I crocheted anything for me!!! Thank you!!!

Debra said...

I love your Dragonfly design! I have a Pinterest Site and have added your Dragonfly Scarf to it (picture only), giving you full credit and it automatically comes back to your blog here when you click on the picture. I actually "repinned" from another Pinterest page, that's how I first saw the scarf -- it's great advertising. I have several full-time followers plus MANY see my pinterest listings when they search for crochet. But I wanted to make sure it was okay with you. Just say the word if you'd rather not have it there. I really admire your design! Here's my Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/fldebra/

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Debra, thank you so much!!! I think it is great that you did this, I feel honored. Thanks again. I had never heard of this site. Will be going back to look at all the stuff there.

Cathy said...

Thank you for the pattern. I am making this as a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law.

glomascott said...

I have fallen in love with this pattern and plan on adapting it to a baby blanket. I hope that is okay with you. I have a new Great-grand-baby on the way. Thank you so much.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

@glomascott, I actually have some small dragonfly squares if you wanted to use those in an afghan. one is a 6" and I believe the other is a 7"

pdlwrw said...

ok, I started this last night. To read it in advance, it looks complicated. Reading line by line as you do it is relatively easy. I am a beginner crocheter and I am LOVING this pattern! I can't get Caron yarns where I live, so I substituted Bernat Satin....6 days before Christmas, marathon is on to get it done! :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi,
first of all thank you very much for the lovely pattern. but i want to ask you if i can make the dragonfly in a different color? if so, how?

Dragonflymomof2 said...

@pdlwrw, how is it coming along? I just finished a scarf for myself. I have made many and given them away in prize packages and gifts. Didn't have one for me, imagine that, me not having my own designed scarf for myself. LOL I made it in soft white and a light purple. Did the edges differently.

@Anonymous: yes you can change colors, I will work this into the instructions tonight. 12-21-12

pdlwrw said...

hey there.....well it's 945pm on Christmas Eve and I 'just' finished it! LOL talk about taking it down to the wire....just need to add the fringe :-) thanks soooooo much for the pattern! Well worth the time. Very easy once you get into the swing of it. I did it in a mauve colour. Came out quite nice. I think my stepmom will LOVE it! I wish there was a way for me to send you a pic...but I don't see how :-(

Betty said...

Hi,
I want to thank you for your dragonfly scarf pattern. I am a dragonfly freak.
I love anything with a dragon fly. I also crochet constantly. It is my passion.
I have them in my garden, computer room, all around the house, bathroom, etc.
I have jewelry, purses, and it goes on and on.
I just wanted to make contact with you, to let you know you have made my day.
Thanks again,
Betty

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi Betty, you and me both!! Thanks so much!

Anonymous said...

Just a note to say thanks for the free pattern… I like to do that when I come across such things from a real person. Of course a part of me knows every pattern has a creator, but names and contact info aren’t always at hand. In the interest of truth I suppose I should say I am rather compelled to send these notes, my Dear Old Sainted Mother was rather a stickler for thank you notes, and promised me a good old fashion haunting should I fail. I’m inclined to believe her, to my knowledge she only lied to me once, and that at about the age of three; she told me, strait faced, the fried green tomatoes she set before me was meat with seeds. I didn’t fall for the ploy; I was three, not stupid. John Hablinski johabli@yahoo.com

Deb K said...

I LOVE this pattern! Thanks so much for sharing it! I have a dear friend who loves and collects dragonflies, and I want to make one for her. I would like to use a silkier, finer weight yarn, like a #3 or DK weight. Should I drop down a size or 2 in the hook?

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Deb, I would go down to a smaller hook size using that weight

Anonymous said...

I was wondering something. I like "pinning" the patterns I intend to crochet on my personal Pinterest crochet board. I pinned this one and then when I got to the bottom, I saw you said we could not post this pattern anywhere without your permission. I immediately deleted the pin, but was wondering if I COULD get your permission to pin it. It's the best way for me to keep my patterns together at a glance.

This is a beautiful pattern and I'm really looking forward to working it up. Thanks so much for sharing with all of us. :)

Kathy

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Kathy? isn't pinterest taking a person back to the pattern? I am new at Pinterest, have a site myself but have not familiarize myself with it too much. (working on it) I have had people pin my patterns before, I think it's a great way to showcase my designs and I feel so honored knowing that people out there like/love them.

Sabrina said...

I am new to your web page. I have been a hobbie crocheter for about 15 years and still consider myself to be intermiedate level. I love your dragonfly pattern. I did one square lastnight, and it turned out really nice. I also did a square doing just the dragonfly a different color and I really liked it. My daughter wants me to make her a scarf with that pattern on it now!!!

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi Sabrina, thank you! I hope your daughters enjoys her scarf

Anonymous said...

I love this pattern and am making one for my mother for Christmas. The only problem is, my dragonflies gape open just below the head and I have to sew them closed. I can't figure out what I am doing wrong. Any ideas?

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Sorry to hear you are having the gape, I would suggest using a 5 or 6 popcorn for the head. If that doesn't help, try adding a dc in same st as the popcorn, example: DC in same st as you are about to work the popcorn, then work a 4 or 5 dc popcorn in same st, then once you close the popcorn st, add one more dc to the same st, you will either have to skip the extra two dc, in next round, OR do a 3dc dec over that dc, the popcorn and the other extra dc.

PurpleMeme said...

Hi There I'm wondering if you would allow the sale of finished product for a fundraiser.
I'm team captain of 'Party People' Relay for Life team in country Victoria, Australia.
Our team os very small so am trying to come up with fundraising ideas that a small group can run.
I'm currently crocheting and knitting scarves to sell.
I myself make no money from the sale of these- all funds go to the cancer council.
Sorry to have raved on but I love your pattern and would like be able to sell a few, with your permission-and presuming I can manage to make them!!
I fully understand if your answer is no :)
Kindest Regards, Brenda

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hello Brenda, first off thank you so much!! Secondly, I think it's wonderful what you and others are doing for this cause. I am sorry it took me awhile to get back to you. I had seen the comment, but with school getting out this week, it's been hectic. I would not mind if you did this. For such a good cause it is worth it.

Anonymous said...

I came across this pattern and I fell in love immediately.I started crocheting it right away.

I also am a dragonfly freak.

I am thinking about making these into seperate squares in a couple different colors and making a afagan which I wanted to make self anyways.I am always making and giving stuff to others but mever make for myself anything so now that i found my beloved dragonflys I want a afagan.
Thank you so much for sharing this patternYou are awesome.


Sharon

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Hi Sharon, thank you so much. I am not sure if you have seen yet, but I have several dragonfly squares already designed. Some are 6" squares and some are 12" squares.

Dragonfly72 said...

I am a dragonfly freak and cant wait to make this scarf. I am going to make it and then turn it into an infinity scarf.

Melanie Fetter said...

Hi. I am having trouble with row 11. Help please.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

Melanie, if you can email me at bluedragonflymom@gmail.com, I will be happy to help you. This way I can try to find out exactly what is giving you trouble. If you can, when you email me please let me know if it's the whole row or a certain area. I will have my pattern out and ready. :D

Blessable said...

Its beautiful. How do I print it out. Don't see a print button

Dragonflymomof2 said...

you can email me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com for a pdf I am currently working on getting them all pdfs through Ravelry.

Willow said...

Thank you so much for the free pattern. I'm somehow stuck on the wings. Am I crocheting over all the chains (bottom wing, right side) or am I just catching the one and then crocheting behind the rest of the ch12?

Feeling kind of dense here.

Dragonflymomof2 said...

don't feel that way, Willow. You want to catch the loop, so not really the chains itself, but when it's time to "catch" them, you just want to put your hook in the loop of the whole chain then finish the st. yes you will work behind them after that.

Willow said...

I'm a visual learner, I guess. (Any chance of getting some video or camera shots of how you do the wings??)