Tuesday, November 24, 2015


“Scare-Less-Crow Towel Holder”
Designer: Aurora Suominen/DragonFlyMomof2 Designs©2015
Supplies Needed:
Size: , Hook: H/5.0mm, Yarn: Worsted Weight in 3 colors: MC= .8oz, Hat color (B)=.4oz, Yellow (straw color) (C)=.1oz. Optional: Buttons, facial features.  
Abbreviations & Stitches Used:
Beg=Beginning    Ch=Chain      Slst=Slip stitch    Sc=Single crochet   
Sp(s)=Space(s)   Sk=Skip         W/=With             Dc=Double crochet   
St(s)=Stitches      Lps=Loops     Fp=Front post   Rs=Right Side
Ws=Wrong side   Dec=Decrease               ___________________________________________________________
Notes:  Join: W/slst in beg st.
Back: W/MC       
Rnd 1: Ch4, 11dc in 4th ch from hook, join. (12dc)

Rnd 2: Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join.  (24dc)

Rnd 3: Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in each st around, join.  (48dc)

Rnd 4: Ch3, dc in same st.  [Dc in 3sts, 2dc in next st] Repeat around, ending w/dc in last 3sts, join. (60dc)  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Work the same as back, but DO NOT fasten off at end of rnd 3.

Place wrong sides of both pieces together, with right side of front circle facing you, work through both pieces.  This is now the Rs, and the back piece is the Ws

Rnd 5: (Rs), Slst in joining st on both circles,  Ch1, sc in same st and each st around, join. (60sc) Fasten off, weave in ends.

Row 1: (Brim), With back side (ws) facing you, join B in any back lp, (this is the lp away from you).  Ch3, dc in same st, 2dc in next 11lps, turn work around so front (rs) is now facing you.  (24dc)

We are now working the hat, which is worked behind the brim.
Row 2: Sc in the unused lp behind brim, sc in next 11lps, ch1, turn.  (12sc)
Row 3: Ch1, sc in first st, and next 11sts, ch1, turn.  (12sc)
Row 4: Scdec in first 2sts, sc in 8sts, scdec over last 2sts, ch1, turn.  (10sc)
Row 5: Scdec in first 2sts, sc in 6sts, scdec over last 2sts, ch1, turn.  (8sc)
Row 6: Scdec in first 2sts, sc in 4sts, scdec over last 2sts, ch1, turn.  (6sc)
Row 7: Scdec in first 2sts, sc in 2sts, scdec over last 2sts, ch1, turn.  (4sc)
Row 8: Scdec twice, ch1, turn.  (2sc)
Row 9: Scdec, slst in same st.  Fasten off, weave in ends.

Hair:  (Rs)
With rs facing you,  join C w/sc around post of first sc under brim.  [Ch6, fpsc in next st]11x.  Ch6, slst around next st,  fasten off, weave in ends.  (12 lps)

Neck Straw: (Rs)
With front facing you and scarecrow upside down, join B w/sc in 18th st.  [Ch10, sc in next st]13x, ch10, slst in next st, fasten off, weave in ends.  (14 lps)

Hanger:  3 options, 1st and 2nd options are done when doing the border for hat

Hat Border: (Rs)
W/B, join in right side of hat, (row2) with a sc, sc evenly up right side of hat, 3sc in top of hat, sc evenly down left side of hat.  Ch1, turn, slst up left side of hat, in 2nd sc of the tip (top) of hat, work your choice of hanging options below.  If using button closure, see,  “Hanger w/button” below.

Tie Option: (As shown in 1st scarecrow of picture above)
[Ch40, slst in 2nd ch from hook, and next 38chs, slst in same st of hat]2x, fasten off, weave in ends.  

Hanging Loop:  (As shown in 3rd scarecrow of picture above)
Ch20, join in same st of hat.  If you want to reinforce your loop, slst around the lp, fasten off, weave in your ends.

Hanger W/button:  (As shown in 2nd scarecrow of picture above)
Start row 1 w/long tail to sew onto scarecrow.
Row 1: W/Green, Ch10, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across,  ch1, turn.  (9sc)
Rows 2-26: Sc in each st across, ch1, turn. (9sc)
Row 27: Scdec, sc in next 5sts, scdec in last 2sts, ch1, turn.  (7sc)
Row 28: Scdec, sc in next st, ch2, sk-1, sc in next st, scdec in last 2sts, ch1, turn (4sc)
Row 29: Sc in all sts, including chsp.  (5sc) Fasten off, weave in ends

Attachment: Sew your button where you want it, I placed mine over rows 4-6, then decide on your placement, I sewed rows 1-7,  with row 1 at the top of rnd 2 on back of Scarecrow, I also sew part of the hanger onto the hat to give more stability.  

Personal use/print only, no pattern reproductions, selling or copying allowed.   
See my designs & videos on my blog: http://myblueangels.blogspot.com/
Download Pattern on Ravelry:  http://www.ravelry.com/designers/aurora-suominen
Size depends on your hook, yarn, & tension.  Contact me at Bluedragonflymom@gmail.com

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