Tropical Midnight Scarf

This simple, striped scarf is the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list. Choose neutral colors for a classic look, or be bold in your selections to stand out.
Designed by Laurinda Reddig for Red Heart

Skill Level: Easy

Size: 5½” (14 cm) wide x 58” (147.5 cm) long

Gauge: 14 sts and 9 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm)

Materials

Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Midnight (65% acrylic, 23% wool, 6% nylon, 6% metallic; 153 yards [140 meters]/70 grams): #1951 Tropical (2 balls)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm) hook
Notions: Yarn needle

Abbreviations

hdc2tog: [Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st] twice, yo, draw yarn through all loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

Row 1 is worked into the “back bump” of the chain to give a more finished and even beginning edge.
Hdc2tog in last st of each row, and working a hdc in the first stitch of the row creates a finished edge as you work, avoiding the need for further edging.
Work through the “back loop only” on all hdc, except for the first and last st of each row.
To continue the long color change pattern throughout the Scarf, when joining a new skein of yarn you may need to pull out yarn until you find the same color that the previous skein ended with.

Pattern

Chain 201.
Row 1: Working in back bump of ch sts, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 198 ch, hdc2tog in last ch, turn. (200 sts)
Rows 2-12: Ch 3 (does not count as a st), hdc in first hdc2tog, hdc in back loop only of next 198 hdc, hdc2tog in both loops of last hdc, turn.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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