Monday, February 16, 2015

Cozy Blue Scarf

 Updated 1/1/17.  Pattern has finally been fixed!  Yay!  I apologize that it took so long and thank all of you for your kind words and support.  I'm also working on using this same pattern and making a big and chunky scarf.  Stay tuned!

(*This pattern needs some re-writing.  Unfortunately I am working too many jobs right now and I do not have the time to fix it.  I thought about just taking it down until I can get it fixed but if you scroll to the comments, someone left some helpful suggestions that should help you get through it.  I apologize for all the confusion my lack of editing on this one has caused and will get it fixed as soon as I can.  Until then, stitch at your own risk. *)

In my continued quest to make useful items out of small single skeins of yarn, I came up with another scarf pattern.  This one is actually quite bulky and cozy.  I used the entire skein and ended up with a 60" scarf.

Materials:  (1) 7 oz. skein of  Red Heart Super Saver.  Or any 7 oz. skein of worsted weight yarn.  I used light blue.

Hook:  H/8 5.00mm

Ch 34.

R1.  1 dc in 5'th ch, ch 1 and dc in same ch.  *Skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, skip 1 ch and  and dc in last ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R2.  Dc, ch 1, dc in each ch 1 space, ending row with 1 dc in turning ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R3.  Repeat R2, ending with ch 1 and turn.

R4.  Sc in each dc and ch 1 space.  Ch 3 and turn.

R5.  Skip first 3 sc, 5 dc in next sc.  *Skip 4 sc, 5 dc in next sc.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, ending with 1 dc in last sc, ch 5 and turn.

R6.  Skip first dc. *Work 5 dc together in next 5 dc, ch 4.*  Repeat between *'s to last cluster, ch 2, 1 dc in turning ch, ch 1 and turn.

R7.  Sc in first dc, 2 sc in ch 2 space.  *Sc in 5 dct, 4 sc in ch 4 space.*  Repeat between *'s to end of row, ending with 3 sc in turning ch.  Ch 3 and turn.

R8.  Dc, ch 1, dc in 3'rd sc, *skip 2 sc, dc, ch 1, dc in next sc*, repeat between *'s aross, ending with skipping one sc and dc in last sc.  Ch 3 and turn.

To continue pattern, repeat R8 two more times, ending last repeat with ch 1 and turn, then repeat R4-7.  End scarf by repeating R8 3 times, finish off.


67 comments:

  1. Hey there! Hope your day is good. I was wondering if you can tell me how to dc 5 together? Is it the same as a popcorn or bobble stitch? Thank you!

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    1. It would be similar to a bobble stitch. It's the same thing as dc 2 together, only with 5 dc. Hope that helps!

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  2. I think I just figured it out! Not a bobble...

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  3. Ok. Next dilemma...Row 7 on this pattern, after complete says repeat R2. Problem...R2 says to Dc, ch 1, dc in each ch 1 space. Only there is NO ch1 space. Am I missing something?

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    1. Hi there. I think I have it figured out, Anonymous. Instead of going to R2, you skip the first part of R1, skip first single c that you did the chain 3 on before you turned your work and you skip the next sc and then do the dc,sc, dc. Do this all the way across. I did and had 10 V-sts just like the first row. I hope this helps. It took me 3 froggings to figure it out. :)

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    2. Sorry for the delay, I didn't get the comment alert for some reason. I've been meaning to rewrite this pattern a bit, but just haven't had the time. The second comment is correct. My apologies for all the confusion.

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  4. I'm glad that I wasn't the only one banging head against the wall trying to figure out what I had done wrong. Thank you Anonymous for your post. I'll be anonymous2 lol

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  5. Has this pattern been rewritten yet? I would love to do it, seems a bit scattered.

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  6. Just looking at finished product, I actually think this pattern would make a really pretty blanket

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  7. Will this pattern be re-written or at least write what you would change, I am only on row 3 but the comments make me think I am in trouble. Thanks, Sharon

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  8. Hey everybody, thanks for stopping by. I'm sorry, I still haven't had the chance to rewrite it. It's not really that difficult, and you can probably figure out what I should have wrote. Hopefully I will get a chance soon to sit down and rewrite it.

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  9. That's not really nice of you. We want to make this scarf as you wrote it and you admit you made a mistake or two but won't fix it. Maybe you shouldn't make your patterns available for the public.

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    1. Wow, ok. That's why I put the first paragraph up top on this particular pattern. I haven't had time to fix it yet because I own my own business which has three locations. In addition to that I work part time at two other jobs. All of my jobs/businesses are over an hour from where I currently live. I also run an Etsy shop and occasionally sell on Ebay. On top of all of that I have struggled a lot this entire winter with being sick. Yes, I do feel bad that I haven't had the time to fix this but, sadly, I am not superwoman. I share patterns on my blog when I have the time because I enjoy creating them and I enjoy sharing them. Yes, like I said in the beginning paragraph, I could have pulled it down, but decided to leave it in case any one wanted to go ahead and take a whack at it.

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    2. I don't think you should have to explain yourself. We should be supporting each other not trying to tear each other down. It would be great if none of us ever made mistakes but it isn't going to happen anytime this side of hell. I would love to have the courage to post a pattern of my own making. So Sheila, keep up the great work and don't let others put you down especially if they can't offer any constructive criticism. Kerry from Australia

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    3. No one is forcing you on here or to make this pattern

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  10. I admire your tenacity Sheila. I think if a person really likes a pattern, they can figure it out. I have come across many patterns where something has been left out. I myself made up a pattern and rewrote it 3 times before I had the correct pattern. Thanks for this pattern and good luck with all your jobs. Looking forward to your next pattern.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I don't like publishing patterns before I know I have all the mistakes worked out but somehow this one slipped through the cracks. It's been on my mind to fix it but it takes a lot more time than anyone realizes.

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  11. I think the pattern is beautiful and I also admire that you are open to others helping with the corrections in the comments. Thank you for sharing your work!!!!

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    1. Do you think you could help me out with the 5 double crochets in the five double crochets? If I follow the instructions, it looks ugly. I have been reading patterns for years and can't figure this one out. I was thinking I would just replace it with a puff, bobble or popcorn.

      Thank you, Donna

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  12. Sounds like you have a lot on your plate, Sheila. Everyone's aware the pattern is free, but Is there a reason you can't remove it from the site until you get it worked out? It's very pretty, and if it were mine, I'd want it to be right for the people who will see and want to use it. You say you're both self-employed and have jobs. Clients and employers don't want to hear excuses, at least not if you want to stay employed, get ahead, or have a successful business of your own. They want it right the first time, or fixed without excuses if it has to be redone. Just a lesson I learned from the school of experience.

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    1. My paying clients and employers come first. That's not an excuse, that's just the way it is. Since I have happy customers who continue to come back to my business, and happy employers, and more people trying to hire me, I think I have been somewhat successful so far. As to why I left the pattern available, I addressed that in the very first paragraph of the article.

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    2. Pull your head in lady! How dare you presume to criticase someone you don't even know!?

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    3. Sheila, the scarf is beautiful! Don't let the turkeys get you down! Some people wouldn't recognise generosity if it jumped up and hit them! And except for Miss Sourpuss, who cares if you make the odd mistake? Noone else as far as I can see. Oh, and by the way, you ARE superwoman!

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  13. I have completed 34 inches of the scarf. I didn't see any measurements in your pattern. What is the actual length and width?

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    1. Hi Trudy, sorry for the delay in responding. I don't have that scarf anymore but if I remember correctly it was something like 60 inches long and 7 inches wide.

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  14. Sheia I have copied this pattern and appreciate the comments provided by those who have it figured out. I'm sure with a schedule like yours it would be difficult to wear so many hats. Thank you for your time and creativity. Melia

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    1. Your welcome! I hope it works out for you!

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  15. I think its wonderful,give or take a few mistakes here and there. That's what crochet is all about, even those that have been hooking for many years still run into problems now and then.Thank you for sharing the pattern, and for taking the time out of your busy schedule to do so :) Barbara

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  16. Thank you for the FREE pattern and it's very generous of you to share. I haven't started it yet, but I love a puzzle especially when it comes out beautiful!! Again, just sharing is wonderful! I hope you are feeling better and all your jobs are successful. Kathy

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  17. I think with all the stuff you have on your plate it is just wonderful of you to share a free pattern for your followers and
    and personally just want to give you a big shout out for keeping it on line. I am an avid crocheter and think I can figure it out by just looking at the pictures. But, for those who can't figure it out, just don't be lazy, and read the comments, you will find this is a beautiful pattern!

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  18. Thanks for sharing your patterns for free, please keep the pattern on here. l hope you don't take the awful nasty comments to heart. X

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  19. Love this pattern and can't wait to get started on it. Beautiful! Thank you so much, and as someone said long ago, "don't let the ___s grind you down"!

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  20. Thank you all so much for your kind words. I am so glad that many of you are still enjoying this pattern despite it's imperfections. It will be fixed one day. Eventually. Hopefully.

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  21. I really wish people would read posts, prior to submitting inappropriate/nasty comments. Thank you Sheila, for keeping this pattern posted. I personally would like to tackle it. Those who choose not to, would normally just move on. Your intent for leaving the pattern posted, was very clear in your post. Those who don't agree, simply need to let it go, chill out, and move on. I'm sorry that "Anonymous" (2/18 & 2/28) chose to submit such ridiculous comments. You do not even need to justify yourself to people like that. Some people simply choose to be difficult. It is a shame to say, but sometimes I don't even think such people need to be addressed. Thanks for all you do, it is appreciated by many. Let's just all crochet with a light heart and enjoy! :)

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  22. Sheila, do not worry about the mistakes. I have bought patterns and found patterns in magazines with mistakes. No one is perfect and handiwork was not meant to be perfect. I was taught in beading the only one perfect is God and he is the only that can make a perfect item. Thank you for your creative spirit and gives us people who like to work with our hands inspiration when we can't imagine a pattern.

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  23. Sheila, like others ... I am sorry for certain persons' rude and inconsiderate comments. There are so many people who expect everything for nothing and refuse to do some work on their own. I will be writing down this pattern here in a few minutes (so I can print it out, easier on these eyes! LOL) and will re-write it as I think you meant to originally write it based on everyone's helpful suggestions on working out the kinks. No skin off of my back to do so. ;-) Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your schedule lightens up for your sanity sake soon. =)

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  24. Barbara, would you be able to post the pattern? I think it is gorgeous and plan to make a bunch of scarves for my daughters' and daughter-in law for christmas. Also Sheila, I agree. Don't worry about negative comments. You're very generous to write the pattern down in the first place and share it with us for free. I'm very anxious to make it. And I agree with others -- all of us make mistakes!

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  25. Just wanted to say thank you for the pattern. I plan on trying it with two colors. I saw rude comments people left you. I am sorry for that and appreciate the time you took to place the pattern for free for others to use. You had stated at the beginning that pattern needed rewriting so I scanned comments for possible fixes. For those that have a word program all you have to do is copy and paste the pattern with the fixes, and within a matter of mere minutes you will have a pattern to print and easy to follow. Again thank you for putting pattern online. I am making a few for gifts.

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  26. Maybe if "anonymous" is so smart - and so perfect, SHE can rewrite the pattern for you.
    Otherwise, she should keep her unkind and very rude comments to herself. Sometimes those who don't have as many jobs or responsibilities don't understand what others are going through.

    Those of us who've 'been there' DO understand and I think many of us also believe that if you have unkind words/thoughts, those are best kept to yourself - and NOT sent to hurt someone else!

    There ought to be rules here - and Number One Rule should be: IF YOU CAN'T SAY SOMETHING NICE, THEN DON'T SAY ANYTHING!
    Most of us out here in "hooker world" DO appreciate your hard work, Sheila. And we do NOT believe that you should have to put up with the rude, unkind comments that are posted here. Whoever is writing those should think again - and just keep those unkind comments to herself! Or - if it's so simple, offer to re-write the pattern for you - BUT ONLY WITH YOUR PERMISSION.

    How about from now on, folks, keep the rude, unkind comments to yourself. If you don't like a pattern as written, then don't bother trying it! PERIOD!
    You have no call to attack someone who is trying very hard to be nice and share their beautiful work with you.

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  27. Guess I must be Anonymous #3. I think it's beautiful! Going to try it...I am also making scarves for Christmas gifts! Thank you for this lovely pattern. I'm sure there are easy fixes...dont sweat the small stuff, right? Please get some rest....lol....just reading your schedule tired me out! Bless you!

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  28. Thank you to all of you for the kind words and support! It really means a lot and I am glad that you are still finding the pattern useful and enjoyable. And can ya'll believe it, I took on another job! lol. But this one is going to be more like playing. There is a gentleman who makes amazing art dolls (celebrities even collect his dolls) and he needs someone to dress them. I love making doll clothes, it's what I do to goof off, so this is going to be a lot of fun.

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  29. Hello Sheila! I love this pattern, and was able to navigate it pretty well. I wrote it out for myself, is there a place I can send it to you when you have the time?

    Btw, forget the haters. They have no business saying anything. I can understand your busy lifestyle, and I for one admire you for it. It really does take a super woman to be able to dip all of that, and well, as you clearly have.

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    1. Sorry for the delay in responding. How kind of you to write it out again and offer it to me. Thank you. If you like, you can send it to my email at sheilahelmuth1979@yahoo.com. I'd love to post your rewrite and give you the credit. Do you by any chance have a blog that I could put in a link too?

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    2. Sheila, were you able to get the rewrite to post? Budgie Mama are you willing to share? Laurie

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  30. I have read all of the comments and have decided to make this scarf. I love it and can't wait to get started. Some people are just a mess! just saying!

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  31. I just wanted to say, Thank you so very much for the FREE pattern. I read the comments and get the correction. The scarf is beautiful. Can't wait to give it a whirl. Some people can be very rude about something they are getting for free. They should not post a comment if they can't say something nice. I appreciate the person who commented on the correction. I wish you much success in your busy, busy life.

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  32. Thank you so much for the pattern, honey, and ignore the haters! Even if a pattern is 100% accurate I often make small adaptations (usually because I goofed!), and to me that just adds to the charm!

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  33. Thanks for keeping this FREE pattern up for me to discover! The scarf is beautiful; I look forward to giving it a try.

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  34. Again, thank you all for the kind words. Even though I haven't responded to each individual comment, I really do read them all and appreciate all the kindness and support.

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  35. Hi Sheila,
    I like the look of the pattern and will be trying it. I have to agree with most of the posts please don't pay the haters any attention. If I discover a mistake and can rectify it I would tell you and allow you the time to correct it. If you never correct it, it would still be posted and some people should go beyond just reading the pattern to the comments to see if someone else has discovered a mistake and posted a way to redo it. Many blessings to you for coming up with patterns and sharing them. You are appreciated! Please continue to share and many blessings for all your businesses.

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  36. Lol, well I'm fairly new to crochet and thought I would give this lovely pattern a try. Thank you for sharing with us. I am at the part where you repeat row 2, I have to laugh at myself. This looks nothing like yours, not sure where I filled up but will try again. Maybe I made a new pattern .

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  37. Hi. Would anyone know what the multiple is for this pattern? I haven't done the scarf yet, but like others I think this would make a beautiful blanket. I am not skilled at knowing how to figure out the pattern multiple by myself lol....

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    1. Hi Beth, I almost put the multiple in when I was rewriting the pattern, and then I didn't. It's multiple of 15 plus 4. Hope that helps!

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  38. Thank you Sheila. It really is a beautiful pattern!

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  39. Hi Sheila,
    I have just found your pattern and agree with other posted comments it is a beautiful pattern.
    There are no bad comments posted, only words put together badly, and as they do not appear to have been posted by a person, (since there is no name only a word,) there is nothing negative or unkind to be taken from them.
    Something a very well known spiritual motivator Wayne Dyer taught me and that is that no one can hurt us unless we let them, we control our emotions and thoughts so we can choose not to be upset by others opinions of us, "what you think of me is none of my business" an ancient sage also said "if someone offers you a gift and you don't accept the gift where does the gift belong" it took me a little while to get my head around these teachings but once I did it was amazing and so obvious. I try to follow these principles and they really have made a huge difference in my life, I hope they do for you too.
    You are an exceptional person, as long as you know that is how God made you and HE doesn't make mistakes that's all you need to know.
    If everything we did was perfect then we would be a finished item, thankfully we are NOT and continue to grow to be STUDENTS and TEACHERS, your posting has served it's purpose in bringing together so many lovely people who have helped each other, so for me that is what was intended since there are no accidents, everything has a purpose, it's what you do with it that counts.
    Love and kind thoughts to you and ALL your followers xx

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  40. Sheila,
    In reading the pattern I can't see any mistakes. But then again I would have to make the scarf to see mistakes. I want to thank you for posting the pattern, even with your busy schedule it is understandable if there are mistakes. I hope that the person who was very rude, could understand that pressure from as much as you have on your plate can and will always cause mistakes. I hope that she can figure it out and make the scarf. BTW, mistakes made by anyone who uses the pattern makes it there own and as in knitting there is no right or wrong way to make anything. Please everyone who makes the scarf give Sheila the credit for her design (as it is her design). Happy Crocheting All

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  41. This is so pretty and exactly the kind of scarf pattern I am looking for to make for a family member. Looking forward to your big and chunky scarf too. Thanks so much for sharing and happy new year. PDCW.

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  42. Was searching for a scarf to make for my little sister - she will be 66 this coming week. I immediately loved this pattern and will make i. Not having crocheted for about 50 years but I still feel I can do it especially with the help of your above followers. Thank you for being you and sharing.

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  43. Haven't counted up, but I wonder, in all the world, how many fabulous people there are for every mean-spirited one? I'm making my great-niece a mermaid tail blanket, and wanted something quick and easy to put into the parcel for her Mum, my niece. Opened my computer this morning, and there it was! Thank you Sheila! You've made my day!

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  44. It is really hard to read the right side. For those hard of see can the flowers be reduced.

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  45. I've been crocheting for years. I'm still not great at it. So you made a mistake, big deal! I can personally guarantee that I have made a screw up in every item I've ever made! I either work it in or rip it out and start over. That's the way life goes right? People who look a gift horse in the mouth need a good bite, yes? Thank you for sharing the pattern for this lovely scarf! I may try to work a hat out of the pattern also! Forget the complainers. The good folks well outnumber the grumpies! Keep up the good work!

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  46. I agree with the good comments. I've made a lot of patterns and many have mistakes. We are all human. Now I just want to say that in Row 2 you said dc, ch1, dc in each ch 1 space and it should be ..skip first ch1 space then dc, ch1, dc in every ch 1 sp across until last ch1 space. Skip that last ch1 space and dc in last dc. Otherwise if you do the cluster in this first and last ch1 sp you will end up with two extra clusters in each row making the scarf wider and wider as you go

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    1. I just retested the pattern exactly as I wrote it and it is indeed correct now. I'm not sure what you might be doing to make it not work. Perhaps you are adding a ch 1 between the first dc and v-stitch(dc, ch1, dc) and the last v-stitch and dc of the row. (In this pattern the turning chain counts as the first stitch of the row.) This would give you too many ch 1 spaces to work into on row 2 and the following rows. As you don't mention what the other mistakes are, I don't know what to suggest that may help you.

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  47. Well after saying there is a mistake in row 2 I have to say that there still seem to be mistakes in rows following that too. This is a very beautiful scarf and by the picture it looks as though you did a fantastic job crocheting the scarf. Writing the pattern doesn't seem to be your strong point though and I wish it was because I would love to make this. I've crocheted for over 50 years but can't get this to turn out right. I've worked on this all day and, sadly, it just doesn't work

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  48. Thank you for sharing your lovely pattern, I have just tried the first eight rows and they have turned out perfectly for me. I share free patterns too and I know how difficult and time consuming it is, I can't believe how rude some people's comments are. Once the scarf is finished I will be sharing it on my blog and will of course link it back to you. Have a great week.

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