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Sunday, January 16, 2011

pattern: chunky circle scarf


i said to myself, i need a big chunky circular scarf to wear all the time.. and this is what came of it.  

i am putting this grey one in my etsy shop, and also, here is the pattern:
( this pattern is intended for personal use only, thank you! )

chunky circle scarf

you will need:  
2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (i used caron simply soft) using both strands at once throughout, otherwise you could use bulky weight yarn
10 mm crochet hook , or any large hook (i crochet quite loosely, so if you don't, a hook larger than the one i used will work better)
large needle for weaving in ends

stitches used: 
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
dc4tog: double crochet 4 stitches together: yarn over once, insert the hook into the stitch, draw up 1 loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (2 loops remaining) 
now leave those 2 remaining loops on the hook and yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (3 loops remaining)
leave the 3 loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (4 loops remaining)
leave the 4 loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (6 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (5 loops remaining)
 to finish the dc4together, yarn over once, and draw through all 5 loops at once.

dc7tog: double crochet 7 stitches together: same as dc4tog, but instead of finishing off by drawing through all 5 loops, keep going over next 3 stitches: leave the 5 loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (7 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (6 loops remaining)
leave the 6 loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (8 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (7 loops remaining) leave the 7 loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up 1 loop (9 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through 2 loops (8 loops remaining)
to finish the dc7together, yarn over once, and draw through all 8 loops at once.

gauge: 
4 rows are a little over three inches tall,
and one pattern repeat (10 stitches, the stitch patterns between the *'s) are about 4 and a quarter inches long

finished size:
about 60 inches around, and 10 inches wide 




using both strands of yarn at once, chain 131

(NOTE: i crochet quite loosely, so if your scarf is coming out too short, just add multiples of ten chains to the original 131 chains)

row 1:  turn. ch 1, 2 sc,  *skip 3 chs, 7 dcs in next stitch, skip 3 chs, 3 scs* ; repeat from * to * ending with 2 scs. 

row 2:  turn.  ch 2.  dc4together over (sc, sc, dc, dc),  *ch 3, 3 scs, ch 3, dc7tog over (dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc)*;  repeat from * to * across, ending with dc4tog over (dc, dc, sc, sc), skip turning ch. 

row 3:  turn.  ch 2.  4 dcs in dc4tog,  *skip ch-3, 3 scs, skip ch-3, 7 dcs in dc7tog*;  repeat from * to * across, ending with 4 dcs in dc4tog, skip turning ch. 

row 4:  turn.  ch 1.  2 scs,  *ch 3, dc7tog (over dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc),  ch 3,  3 scs*;  repeat from * to * across, ending with 2 scs, skip turning ch.

repeat rows 1-4, 2 more times. do not bind off.

connect the two ends of the scarf  to create a circle and slip stitch them together. bind off and weave in ends.




161 comments:

  1. I did not know you had an etsy shop! :D very lovely stuff!

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  2. this is amazing. i think i need to make it. and yes, maybe we'll see you soon on the west coast!

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  3. hmmm....mine? I think I too need to make this! And it was nice seeing you guys the other night. If you ever get bored and need some company or a thrift store adventure, you know where I live.

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  4. I just said on my blog that I needed to crochet a large cowl scarf for myself since I never wear a coat in the winter, just lots of layers. So happy I found this.

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  5. Thank you so much for this - it's lovely. Can't wait to get started... but I've got a gazillion other small things to do first, like a house move! :(

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  6. This is lovely.
    I want to try, but I can't really figure out the pattern.

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  7. I have rows 1 and 2 complete, but row 3 isn't looking right. Is there a trick to it? Or maybe I just need to have faith in the pattern and roll with it?

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  8. for row 3, after the ch2, the 4dcs go right into the last stitch from the previous row. (it's the stitch that looks like a little circle and is the center of the wheel) so that group is half a wheel, and after that you sc in each of the 3 next scs. and then just make 7 dcs in the center of the next wheel. row 3 should mirror row one, where they are always the top half of the wheels. and rows 2 and 4 and their 4dcs together are the bottom halves of the wheels.
    i hope this helps! otherwise,maybe a video tutorial of the catherine's wheel stitch would be easier!

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  9. Can you clarify row 2 for me? Is the dc4tog and the dc7 all in one stitch? Are you placing the stitches in the ch3 loop that you've made or in one of the sc.... ahhh, i love this pattern so much, and i cant get past row 2... :/

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  10. I love Simply Soft; and I just love the stitch pattern you've done here! It's nice to meet you. :)

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  11. I found your scarf on Pinterest and I am in love. I have to pick up another skein of Simply Soft and I am ready to go! I also shared your scarf on my blog. Thanks for the pattern!

    Jill of oursevendwarfs.com

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  12. hello jessica! i hope this helps, it's super long, but is really easy! and mostly repetition.
    oh! and the dc4together and dc7together aren't all in one stitch, they each take up 4 and 7 stitches.

    row 2:
    after the ch 2,

    dc4together over sc, sc, dc, dc::
    yarn over once, insert the hook into the first stitch ((the last sc from row one)) draw up one loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through two loops (2 loops remaining)
    now leave those two remaining loops on the hook and yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up one loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through two loops (3 loops remaining)
    leave the three loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up one loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through two loops (4 loops remaining)
    leave the four loops on hook, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up one loop (6 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through two loops (5 loops remaining)
    now to finish the dc4together, yarn over once, and draw through all five loops at once.

    *ch 3.

    sc in next stitch ((which is the next dc from row one)) (this is the 5th stitch of the row)
    sc in the next stitch
    sc in the next stitch

    ch 3.

    dc7together over dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc::
    this is the same as dc4together except through seven stitches instead of four. so yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up one loop (3 loops on hook)....and so on until on the seventh stitch, yarn over once, insert hook into the next stitch, draw up one loop (9 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through two loops, (8 loops remaining).
    next yarn over once, draw through all 8 loops at once to finish the dc7together.*

    then repeat from * to *
    ending with another dc4together.

    i hope this is understandable! let me know if you have any more questions or if i can clarify something better!

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    1. I am a bit confused with row 2 as well. When I do the dc7tog mine is over (dc, dc, dc, dc, sc, sc, sc) instead of your (dc, dc, sc, sc, sc, dc, dc). Was I supposed to skip stiches when doing the ch3 right before? Or does the dc7tog go in the next stitch after the 3rd sc?

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  13. Thank you so much for this pattern!! I just made one and absolutely love it! I also posted a link to your beautiful scarf from my blog.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kate

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  14. Hi Lindsi, i started the scarf but i'm not sure what to do at the end of row 2 when you say "sk tch" Thanks!

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  15. I have figured out rows two three and 4 but can't get past one. With the amount of chains and the total stitches, it doesn't equal 132. I love this scarf and would love help with this! Thank you!

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  16. I googled sk tch.. :)

    tch is Turning Chain. So It just means you skip that and dont't do any stitches into that chain.

    I hope this is what you meant here.

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  17. i'm sorry i missed your comment Ladymend! it means just like Shannon said,(thanks Shannon!) , to skip the turning chain and don't do any stitches into it. the turning chains are the chains in the beginnings of each row. (on this row it's the chain 1 from the beginning of row 1.) the turning chains on this pattern don't count as stitches.

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  18. hi Ashley! i hope this helps, sometimes it's hard to know where to put the first stitch for it to work out.
    if you try sc into chain number 131 and 130,
    *skip 129,128 & 127,
    7 dcs into 126,
    skip 125, 124, &123,
    sc into 122, sc into 121, and sc into 120*
    then continue on with the pattern,ending with an sc in ch 2, and sc in ch 1, and it should work out.. then if you ever want to change the length, it's just any multiple of ten stitches plus one. then one more chain for the beginning of row one for it to work out.
    thanks!and i hope it works!

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  19. I love this pattern, except I am finding large holes, especially when in the chain 3 areas. Am I missing something?

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    1. So I think I might have figured out this problem...I think. I was having the same trouble with a big gaping hole at every wheel. Then I watched a video and on it he suggested when doing the dc7tog do one chain to connect all of them, and THEN chain 3 to continue on. So in essence, doing the dc7tog then chaining 4. I've only tried these variation on a few wheels, but it seems to be making the difference for me! Hope this helps someone else too!

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  20. Thanks for sharing this pattern. i also am having the problem that jayer34 is having with the large holes and for some reason the length of mine is WAY shorter than the 60" you said it should be. I know I am a tight crocheter but i can't believe it's like 20" shorter. i am not sure where I went wrong.

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  21. jayer34 and lindsey, thanks for writing! the pattern does leave holes, but it usually all lays together ok for me, but i am finding i do crochet really loosely compared to others. so that could affect it too. the holes are normal though:)
    and lindsey, i think it's probably just that i crochet really loosely, i'm sorry! you can use a bigger hook, or else just add multiples of ten to the original chain until it's how long you like it. the pattern works out for any multiple of ten + one. (and then plus one more chain for the start of the first row) i'll put a note on the post about this! thank you!

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  22. I just made this last night, it's my first big crochet project and I am in love with my new scarf... Thanks for the great pattern! : )

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  24. When you say " the pattern works out for any multiple of ten + one. (and then plus one more chain for the start of the first row)" does that mean instead of 131 it would be 142 for the total number of chains and then start with the ch one, 2 sc on the next row? and then if i want to add more it would be 153, 164 and so on?

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  25. thank you ali! i'm glad you like it:)

    and hi kim! it's just a multiple of ten + one for the beginning chain: 131, 141, 151 and so on.
    and then start on row one with the chain 1, 2 sc and onward.
    i added the (and then plus one more chain for the start of the first row) so someone wouldn't forget to still do the chain 1 that's stated in the beginning of row one. sorry for the confusion!

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  26. thanks, i kinda figured it out after i tried the 164 and came up with extra spots. =) but its looking alot better, my original was short 20 inches

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  27. So I'm getting hung up on row three as well. Are you supposed to do all of 4dcstogether in the first stitch (little circle in the center) ?
    Also after doing the 4dcstog and 7dcstog are you not supposed to chain 3?

    Love the scarf and really want to figure out the pattern, but I'm getting stuck on row 3!
    thanks
    Leslie

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  28. I am also slightly confused by row 3 still. Since you skip the ch3 before the 3 single chains, are the ch3's supposed to be able to stick out slightly? Mine do unless I make them lay flat. I hope I am not doing something wrong!
    Thanks!

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  29. kelly catherine keeNovember 2, 2011 at 7:41 AM

    hey, i sent you a message on to your etsy account, but realized i could just leave a comment here.
    i started off with my chain being 60" long like you said, but now that i'm 2/3's of the way done, i've somehow lost 10 inches.
    should i just start over and add multiples of ten or can i keep going and somehow add to the ends before i join it together?

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  30. I've been searching for a circle scarf/cowl pattern that was this cute for so long! I've done 4 rows so far and I love it! Thanks for the pattern!

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  31. Hey there,

    So i just started making your scarf and i love it! i got through row 1 perfectly. but then row 2 started out okay and then it started to bubble and it wasn't laying flat like yours does.
    i ripped it out a couple times but each time i re-did row 2 it bubbled.. i'm not sure what i'm doing wrong because i'm doing my rows super loose.
    help please :)

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  32. I just found your blog and love this scarf!! But I am more of a visual person :) Let me know if you ever do a video tutorial!!

    jillielloyd@gmail.com

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  33. Hi,

    I love this pattern and have just started making it. I have no problems with the pattern but I've only got half way and run out of yarn (simply soft, two skeins, length of cowl now 56 inches). I will have to get more yarn anyway but could you just make a note of how long your skeins were please?

    Thanks! :)

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  34. question row 3? do you mean skip chaining 3 stitches like how in row 1 you chain 3, and then single crochet 3 scs?

    or do you skip 1-2-3 stitches and then 7 dcs in the 7 altogether?

    very confused by row 3 please help i love this pattern:)

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  35. hello to those confused by row 3, i hope this helps:

    (and Ashley, the ch 3's are skipped, and they do stick out slightly, you're doing it right!:)

    (also note: row 3 is alot like row 1; the same 7 dcs in one stitch, skipping 3 chains, and 3 scs.)
    start with ch 2, then 4 dcs into the the 4dctogether from row 2, (it's a little circle right under the first chain of row 3, it's formed when you make that first chain) , *skip 1,2,3 chains from row 2 (don't make any chains in row 3 at all), next stitch is sc into the sc from row 2, then sc into the next sc, then sc into the next sc, skip ch 1,2 from row 2, and make 7 dcs into the center of the circle that is right under the 3rd chain, (holding all the 7dctogether from row 2, it's the center of the wheel)*
    then continue on repeating everything between the *'s

    let me know if i need to clarify any of this! i know it's confusing through written instructions!

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  36. and for row 2,
    it can be a little bit bubbly, and blocking it when you're done could help, but i'll go over row 2 a little, to make sure you have the right stitches in the right stitches:)
    ch 2, 4dctogether (this stitch starts with the very last sc from row 1, and uses up 4 stitches from row one all together) ,ch 3, don't skip any stitches from row 1,and sc into the very next stitch, sc into the next stitch, sc into the next stitch, ch 3, don't skip any stitches from row one, and go right into the 7dctogether(which uses up seven stitches from row one) ch 3, sc into the very next stitch, sc into the next, sc into the next,..and so on.
    at this point you should have crocheted into 17 stitches of row one.
    i hope this helps!

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  37. hi Sofia,
    i used a little less than the two skeins of simply soft, my skeins were 315 yards. i'm sorry that you ran out! i've run out a few times if i crochet a little more loosely than i normally do. i'll put up a gauge measurement on the pattern,so more people don't have problems with the sizing. thank you for writing!

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  38. thanks for writing back :) I really love this scarf and your blog!
    i have another question. it is really hard to relay this info through written instruction haha.

    but okay about row 3 just to clarify am i skipping row 2's three single stitches? or skipping chaining 3?

    i'm just still confused as to what the skip ch-3 means. if that means skip chaining 3 single crochet in a row (like to make a rope) or if you mean don't crochet in 3 stitches from row 2? lol

    sorry this is getting a bit ridiculous for you i'm sure!

    thanks so much for all the help :)

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  39. Lindsi, thanks so much for this pattern! I really want to be able to make it!
    In row one when you said to end with two single crochets which i think should be in ch 2 and ch 1. Does that mean that the last time you repeated stitches instead of a set of 10, you did a set of 9 stitches? I am wondering this because at first I thought you finished repeating the whole block of ten and then had 2 more sc but that amount of stitches doesn't work out. Thanks again!

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  40. I made this in just a few days with some free time on my hands. It turned out beautifully and I keep getting compliments. People want me to make them for christmas too! Love it :)

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    1. Lucky you! I tried and was stitching way too tightly.

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  41. I have never croched before! Do you think this pattern would be too difficult to begin with? I love the scarf and would really like to give it a try.

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  42. okay, i'm a new crocheter-i don't understand why in row one you turn, then chain one right after you chain 131. wouldn't that be chaining 132? i really really love this and want to try it! thanks!

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  44. I love this pattern! I had to make it as soon as I saw it on pinterest. :) I used a P (10mm) hook and Bernat Roving Bulky yarn. It took me about 2 1/2 skeins.

    I think I know what some of the confusion on the pattern is since I'm still fairly new to the Catherine Wheel. (I would suggest if you're new to it checking out a video on youtube to see how it's supposed to lay out!).

    The repeats of row 1 & 3 where you're making the "top" are the hardest. You're crocheting into the tiny loop that is made on the previous row when you do the first chain after combining the 7 stitches. When you get done doing 7 double stitches into that "wheel", it looks like you're skipping a couple of stitches. You pass over a loop (for lack of proper words!) and then the three chained stitches from the previous row. When you repeat the first row (and on the third) you are skipping the three chained stitches.

    I don't know if this helps anyone at all, I just know that was what really confused me the first time I tried making this stitch. I ended up with lop sided wheels and a lot of frustration. :) Thanks again for a fabulous pattern!!

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  45. I just finished mine and I love it! It's the second thing I've ever crochet, but it worked out fine. I also realised that I crochet quite tightly and the yarn I used must have been quite different from yours (I'm from Norway and the lady in the store had no idea of what worsted weight yarn was), because mine did get quite a bit smaller. It only goes one time around my neck, but I made it a bit taller to make up for that. Thanks for the pattern, I'm definitively going to crochet more now! :D

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  46. Hi!

    I found this pattern on Pinterest a few days ago and had to make it! I'm 2/3 the way through as well, and have lost some length. Should I just be starting over and adding a chain of ten or can I add on at the end?

    Thanks!

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  47. Thanks for sharing this! I love it. I've already made two. And I'm thinking of making a blanket from this stitch.

    allthingsbrightandbeautifulcrafts.blogspot.com

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  48. I just finished making this scarf. I used the same yarn as your pattern and a large hook. I have a few places that are a bit wonky but because of the pattern, I am SURE that no one will notice. If you're working on this and stressing out, relax! For some reason, this pattern, the yarn and the repetition of it were very enjoyable. Almost therapeutic! I'm already trying to figure out some way that I can use this stitch pattern for something else. In the meantime, I'll enjoy this lovely, weighty, soft scarf that I just made which has imperfections visible only to me. It's not messed up; it's unique! :)

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  49. Will you be posting any more of these scarves on your etsy shop anytime soon? I would love to purchase one!

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  50. I love this scarf! I also found this pattern on pinterest but I am not having any luck. I've tried 4 times now and mine is just not working out. I'm not new to crochet but I can't see where the problem is!

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  51. Thank you for posting the pattern, it's beautiful! I've made 4 in two weeks! It was a little hard at first, but I saw a video on YouTube for the Catherine's Wheel and it made sense. I made my last one without looking at the pattern! lol very lovely. I made mine in a Caron simply soft aqua color I absolutely love it!!

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  52. Dear Lindsi,
    Thank you so much for the pattern...I found it via Pinterest... It works so great... I want a smaller one and now I just finished my scarf and post it on my blog :o)
    Many lovely greetings...
    Nelly

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  53. Hi, Lindsi!

    Thanks so much for posting this scarf pattern even while you're selling them. =0) I appreciate it bunches! This is the first time I'm trying a Catherine's Wheel, and you've laid out the instructions so well. Though I seem to have bungled it a bit..... hehe.

    I'm spending a year in Uganda and a couple of us girls are teaching some local village women and girls how to crochet blankets and crafts for income. As soon as I figure this out, I'd love to get them to make the blanket you also posted using this same theme. Just wanted you to know you're helping people far and wide. =0)

    Peace and love from Africa!

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  54. Hi Lindsi:

    I like so much your pattern, but my english is not very good, I´m beggining to learn the crochet languaje and I want to know in the 1 row, what do you mean with "turn", you make a 131 or another number, I don´t remenber chains and...

    Please help me!
    Thanks.

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I just made it as a Christmas gift for a good friend. She is going to LOVE it.

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  56. Lindsi, I am also very confused by row 2, I can't figure if you are supposed to the stuff inside the(????)I know my question is kind of ridiculous but I just can't figure it out!!!

    Thanks for your help!

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  57. I have been stuck on the first all day. The math doesn't seem to add up! For every repeated section, that is 10 stitches. With the 2 sc at the beginning and end, it almost seems like you would need 134 stitches, not 131. Everytime I get tothe end with 2 stitches left, I still (on the pattern) would have needed to sc 3 and THEN sc2. I'm confused as to how you managed to make yours work out!

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    1. i have the EXACT same problem, and I don't know how to get past the fact that I have just 2 stitches left for what seemingly needs to become 3scs and 2scs! Please help?

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  58. actually, nevermind. I figured it out. :)

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  59. Hi Lindsi,
    Like everyone else I love your pattern. I was wondering in row 2 after I do my last dc4 tog over will I have 4 chains left on row 2 before I turn and start row 3? I wasn't quite sure how I was supposed to end correctly. Please help. Thanks!

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  60. Silly question: Where is the dc7tog supposed to end up in row 2? between the circles created by 7dcs in row 1? Thus far, they seem to be creating no pattern :(

    I also wanted to create a smaller cowl, so I began with 111 chains and a smaller hook. Maybe that's my issue!

    Thanks!

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  61. Love this pattern! I used the same yarn and had no issue with tension, it's a perfect size. I made it with just 8 rows for a little less bulk (giving this to an older person). Next up one for myself with all 12 rows.

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  62. Hi! I was wondering if you could make a youtube video for this. I'm just starting to venture into more advanced crocheting and am unsure about some of the stitches. thanks so much!

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  63. When you say over sc, sc, dc, dc, for the dc4tog at the beginning of row 2, how does that work? the last five stitches of row 2 are all sc so those four in the dc4tog would all be over sc, correct?

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  64. I'm freaking out over getting from row 4 back to row 1 to restart the pattern!! I'm sure it's in your comments but there are so many I can't find anything:(
    Row "5" isnt the same as the very first row, since there is a lot more than chains going on haha!! Grrr, I love this cowl/scarf sooo much, it's beautiful! I just want to finish it:) Slight crochet meltdown here!! Help!??

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  65. I guess I'm trying to figure out what goes into the last half pinwheel on row four when I go back to row 1? It seems to be my 2sc going into the first stitch and then the pinwheel:(

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  66. I GOT IT!!! I wasn't chaining three before my
    Last 2sc in row 4....My daughters just yelled "Hallelujiah!!!" I guess I was visibly frustrated:) whew.... Now my enthusiasm to finish is BACK, This is going to be so soft and beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH for going back and explaining that. I had the same problem. Hahaha thank you thank you!

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  67. I'm halfway through making one with super chunky yarn and I love it already! Great pattern...easy to follow. Thank you! I have a feeling I will wear this daily.

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  68. Beautiful pattern. Making my second one now. Thanks for sharing!

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  69. Thanks for sharing this pattern--in love!

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  70. i love this pattern! it was a jump in level for me but i was determined to try it and get it right....and i'm in love. watching videos on youtube of the catherine's wheel as someone suggested really helped. thank you so much for sharing!!

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  71. Please help! I absolutely love this pattern and I am determined to figure it out! In row two after you have completed your last dc7together do you chain three, do 3 single crochet, chain 3 and then do the dv4together? When I do that, I end up with 4 chains left! Does anyone have any ideas of what I am doing wrong?

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  72. Ok...I am giving up and sending you this note. I love, love, love this pattern and really want to figure it out. My issue: on row 2, after I do the 3 ch (after the dc7together) when I go to make the 3 sc, if I pull it tight, it bubbles so bad it looks like bra...if I don't pull it tight, I have a "loose"yarn laying across. I'm so confused and I doubt this makes sense. I really don't want to throw in the towel! Someone help me please!

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  73. The ch3 of loose yarn laying across the last row is correct! It will lay flat once you've done a few rows:)
    My advice is to KEEP GOING even if you thinknof looks whacky! I did a few rows and realized why was wrong much later and undid about grew rows to get back to where you are! At least you are doing the ch3, I was forgetting to add it!
    The ch3 is just making it look like another dc in the pinwheel circle thing o he pattern!
    Don't give up!

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  74. Hello! I've just discovered your blog through Pinterest. I love this scarf - it's really pretty- thanks so much for the pattern, I can't wait to have a go :)

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  75. I love this scarf and have already completed one. You can check it out here: http://dvorageller.blogspot.com/2012/01/chunky-circle-scarf.html

    THANKS!!!

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  76. Hello! First off, thank you so much for posting this pattern- it's lovely! Second, when you say "2 skeins of worsted weight yarn (i used caron simply soft) using both strands at once throughout, otherwise you could use bulky weight yarn" do you mean you use a strand of a yarn from two different skeins of yarn as if they were one single strand? Might be a silly question, but I'm new to the crochet world!

    Thanks for your help!

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    1. Yes. That's exactly what it means. And, it's not silly. No worries--we were all beginners once.

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  77. This was a beautiful pattern. I made one for my friend's birthday and she loves it. It was a pretty fast one too, and your directions were impeccable. I linked back to this pattern on my blog. :0) Thanks.

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  78. Dear Lindsi, your work is truly inspiring. So I featured two of your pictures (with credit and backlinks) in a blog entry: http://schildmaid.net/hobbies/crochet/crochet-inspiration-people-webs-5390
    If you want me to remove the pictures, please let me know. Keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  79. Thank you for such a beautiful pattern AND your amazing patience with all the questions!

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  80. i just made it and love it!! thanks for the pattern!
    i posted mine here... tundragypsy.blogspot.com

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  81. I'm having the same problem with row 2 that hasn't been answered yet...

    The last dc7tog sounds like it is immediately followed by dc4tog. This is turning out really weird and I have 4 stitches left after, and it seems like it's going to fall apart unless I do another single crochet or something. Can someone please explain how you finished row 2?

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  82. Figured it out:

    For anyone else having problems with the end of row 2, when it says "ending with dc4tog" it means the last part of the sequence is dc4tog instead of dc7tog, so after your last dc7tog you will chain 3, do 3 single crochets, chain 3, and then do a dc4tog instead of a dc7tog. Had to rip out my whole project and start over because I just did a dc4 right after my last dc7 the first time

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  83. Hmm! I like a challenge - feeling all inspired. Your photographs are beautiful.

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  84. Awesome cowl, I just finished whipping mine up. I added my own little touch and edged the cowl with single crochets. I liked the way it cleaned up the edges, just seemed to pull it all together. Thanks so much for the beautiful pattern. I had a lot of fun making it!

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  85. Hi,
    my name is Ana and in my blog I publish Spanish patterns translations of English crochet patterns.
    I love this pattern and I would like to translate it for my Spanish followers.

    If you are agree with the translation, I'll publish the Spanish version in my web and link yours.
    I'll send you the pdf file for your free use!.

    Para ver mi web: www.hastaelmonyo.com

    Thanks!

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  86. Thank you so much. I did it and I love it!!!
    María

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  87. this pattern is amazing! I'm making it with the two strands you crochet together being different colors, and it's looks great so far! thank you so much for sharing this

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  88. I still don't understand Row 2... What is 'yarn over' and how do I get 3 loops on the hook?

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  89. Carina, "yarn over" is just when you bring the yarn over the top of your hook (from behind) you use it in every crochet stitch:)
    I learned a lot of my crochet skills on YouTube! There's several videos for crochet.

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  90. WOW Lindsi, you are so patient with answering all the questions! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that because it has been so helpful with me figuring out this pattern since this is my first time doing more than just a straight sc for an entire scarf (and I was not familiar with all of the terminology). I'm thoroughly enjoying this pattern, and because you have explained everything so well, it's turning out nicely! Thank you!
    -Allison

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  91. Thank you so much for this pattern. I have made a few different versions of it and love them all.
    http://megsjshep.wordpress.com/2012/07/19/lacy-ladies-circular-scarf/
    I have linked your pattern to my blog and had some great responses to it.

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  92. Very beautiful scarf. I like it color too ;) discount cigarettes

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  93. nice, i'd love to do it, but I only knit following graphic patterns. reading instructions is too difficult, specially in a foreign language :S

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  94. You should post a video! They are so much easier for to learn off of :(

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  95. I've just finished making another one of your scarves. I love this pattern.
    http://megsjshep.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/beige-circular-scarf/

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  96. Would there be a way to use these circles in a beanie pattern? Want to make a baby pattern and trying to figure out what the math would be to convert this pattern to that.

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  97. Hi everyone!

    So I've finished Row 1 and I'm stuck.

    At the end, there should be 5scs (3scs + 2scs), correct?

    And if so, the patter isn't matching up I don't think. I'm so lost!

    If anyone can help I'd really appreciate it!

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    1. I'm having the exact same problem!! I don't understand what I'm doing wrong :/

      Someone help please!!!

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    2. Actually, you don't have 5. When she says "ending with 2 sc", she means that instead of 3 sc you will do 2 to replace it. Hope this helps!

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    3. I am still not quite sure what this means!!
      here is what I have, where 16= skip3, 7, skip3, 3
      2+16+16+16+16+16+16+16=114, then
      114+3+7 = 124 +skip3+3 = 130... not 131! and it shouldn't be 132, because the ch1 after ch131 is skipped when starting, right?

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  98. I love this pattern. I used it to make a scarf for my mom. I also posted about it on my blog.
    Thanks for sharing your awesome pattern. I enjoyed working with it.
    Ruth

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  99. Lindsi: I love this scarf also...Great pattern made so many for Christmas last year. I only changed one thing...The first row is sc it keeps it neat and gives a nice edge.. Thanks for a great pattern.

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  100. Just fabulous!! I love the look of it! I also shared it on my blog: http://www.vixenmade.com/2012/11/my-favorite-crochet-patterns.html

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  101. Let me start this by saying that this is a beautiful pattern. I absolutely love it! I have had no trouble getting the first four rows done. However, when repeating the first row after the fourth row do the 7DC go in the center of the pinwheel or the loop after it?!
    Thank you.

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  103. I have made a handful of these for family and friends, and FINALLY got to stitch one up for myself yesterday. LOVE it so much! Thank you for the beautiful pattern. =]
    -Samantha

    fromthegoldencoast.blogspot.com

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  104. I have just made one very happy niece! This is really a lovely scarf. Thank you for the pattern.
    Anick

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  105. Hello! I made rows 1-4 the first time, but I am having problems transitioning to the second round of row 1 (row 5). It just doesn't look right, and I end up having half of one of the "pinwheels" on the top of another. I believe they are supposed to alternate? Help Please!
    Tammy

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  106. Hi, at the end of row two, do you really go directly from the dc7tog to a dc4tog? Or should there be a ch 3? Doing what's written gives me a big twisted bundle of yard. This is the second thing I've made and I'm not really seeing how that should work...

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  107. Kimly, you just make row two according to the pattern, but at the end instead of making a full half-wheel (dc7tog) you make a half (dc4tog)

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  108. Love this - one of my favorite stitch patterns. Thanks so much for sharing! I linked to the pattern on my blog this morning: www.mooglyblog.com/crochet-cowls-10-free-patterns/

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  109. The finished scarf in your photo is so lovely that I got to work right away. My problem is with row 3.

    The instructions say to SKIP CH-3 and I'm taking that to mean to jump to the other side of the chain three to work but this is making my scarf all puckered so I know I must be doing the wrong thing here.

    Can someone please advise as to how this part of the pattern should be worked?

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  110. I learnt to crochet yesterday evening so that I could make this scarf. I've just finished and love it to pieces. Many, many thanks.

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  111. i really wanted to do this cowl... but for the life of me i couldn't get past row 2... as soon as i started row 3 it started to look all crooked and not at all like the picture..
    then i read a comment where you explain row 3 again.... but it only made things worse for me.
    i was really looking forward to doing this, but unfortunately i have given up....
    i would encourage you to revise your instructions, given that i'm not the only one who had trouble following them...

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  112. I'm an avid knitter... but this pattern is amazingly fun to do! I got through all the instructions easily enough, it's very well described - and you went the extra mile here in the comments too! I started the pattern a day and a half ago - and have already breezed through one and a half of these. I am wondering - is there a way to bind these two ends together without getting a rigid line? Perhaps I'm pulling the yarn too tightly when I do my slip stitch?? Also - do you connect it at every row? Or at every end stitch? Just curious. Thank you so much for this pattern!! I hope to find more that are just as easy to follow and beautiful to wear!

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    1. Have the same question. I slip stitched my ends together and while you do not see a rigid line, it 'bunches up' together at the point in which the ends meet and I am constantly stretching it back out.

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  114. what's the name of these stich pls?

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  115. When you make your 131 chains and then it says to TURN, does that mean I am now working into the backs of the chains?

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  116. Hi Lindsi
    Thanks for the pattern, I am half way there but ran out of yarn so need to get some more today. Could you send a close up picture of the pattern? I think I'm doing allright, but the 7dctog do not really look like circles. I did go wrong somewhere, but I thought I had fixed it. now I am not so sure.
    A close up would really help!
    Thanks, Maria

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  117. What a beautiful pattern! But I am stuck on row 4! I can't seem to get it right! The first time I tried it started to ruffle. So I tried again and it just doesn't look right this time. Do you think you could help me?! I'm trying to finish this for my mom before Christmas! Thanks!

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  118. I just used this pattern yesterday. It only took me a day to get one completed. It's not 10 inches wide though because I used "Loops and Threads Charisma" yarn which is a bulky weight yarn. One skein of yarn will complete 4 rows. I only had 2 skeins so my scarf is only 8 rows wide. It's beautiful. I'm going to make another with the Charisma yarn and then try with a worsted weight yarn. Thanks!

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  119. Hi, can you send me the draw of the patter? I only know how to read this if I follow the paper so I dont do anything wrong!!!
    Thank You

    Great Job
    Ana
    rominadelapena661 hotmail.com

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  120. Your pattern may have been stolen...

    http://myfavouritethingsblog95.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-unique-gift-chunky-infinity-scarf.html

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  121. I think your pattern has been stolen. http://myfavouritethingsblog95.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-unique-gift-chunky-infinity-scarf.html

    I've made three of these by the way, people love them! Thank you so much for the pattern.

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  122. Do you think I could follow the same pattern with the same size hook, but only use one skein of worsted weight yarn? So that the scarf wouldn't be as chunk?

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  123. Could you post a picture of the scarf straight on so it's easier to see the pattern? Row two is really confusing and difficult to see. it might help to be able to see exactly what you did. It's an absolutely beautiful scarf I'm just having a hard time and it would be extremely helpful. maybe you could also do a step by step with pictures like you did the bow headband? it seems a lot of people are having issues with this row. Thank you!!

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  124. Hi Lindsi,

    I love the pattern also and had no trouble on the rows so far, my problem is that the ends are not coming out in a straight line, the zig zag. Is this the way they are supposed to be or am I actually having trouble and don't know it yet.

    All stitches seem to be working out correctly, maybe I am just messing up on the ends.

    Thanks Robin

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  125. Great pattern!I'm a little confused though. How many sc do i make to make the first row?

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  126. Let me first start by saying this scarf is fabulous!! However, after unraveling about 6 times because the stitches in the rows wouldn't add up, I looked up Catherine's wheel on youtube as you suggested. The pattern you gave was correct; however, it seems that beginning set of chains is multiple of 10's plus 6. I'm starting mine again with 130+6 which will mean 136 stitches beginning chains. Thanks again!! :-)

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  127. Can this be crocheted and sold at a craft sale? Would this okay if the tag credits your blog? This is such a beautiful pattern.
    I'm okay either way...just wanted to check.

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  128. Just found this pattern and think it's the loveliest thing ever! But could you please clarify what you mean by doing 7 double crochets in one stitch? That part doesn't make sense to me!

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  129. I love this pattern! But I don't understand what is the right side once you have finished it. They're different and both pretty but I feel that the side that usually is the wrong one in other projects here it's the prettier one because I have those chains shaping the wheels (the side I'm talking about is the one worked in row 2)
    - Jo

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  130. Thanks so much for this pattern! I featured it on my blog at http://iknitsoidontkillpeople.tumblr.com/post/46810729222/chunky-circle-scarf.
    Please let me know if I need to take down the picture or the post. Also, do you prefer if this pattern is only used for personal use, or is it okay to use commercially?

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  131. Hi there..cant you put up a video tutorial of the pattern and the way you make it..i love the look of it and im a beginner at crochet so would love to physically see how its made..

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  132. A bit hard, but the result is great!

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  133. Hi, Just wanted to know just like Brigitte Arends asked in a prior post, if you can post a video of this pattern. I'm not too good with reading the pattern but I can definitely get this pattern if I saw it visually.
    Please post one, it would be awesome!
    Thanks!!

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  134. Hi! I was wondering how you felt about this scarf being used for charity? I wanted to use it to raise funds for an adoption Etsy shop.

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  135. Hi so I'm loving this pattern and want to make sure I get the first row done properly. Does the row essentially end with 5 scs?

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    1. So after trying to complete row 1 and having to start over 3 times I finally figured out what I was doing wrong and thought you might be doing the same. When doing the 3 sc, I was doing them all in the same stitch, not over 3 stitches. The first row should end with 2 sc (like in the beginning of the pattern). I hope this helps you!

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  136. I don't know if you're still actively replying to questions on this page, but I just had a question about this lovely pattern. So, I've completed this once before, and even though it had lots of mistakes it still turned out wearable. However, I've found that every time I attempt this pattern, it starts to get wavy after the second row. It looks kinda funky, too, and doesn't really lay flat. I mean, for the first scarf it was alright since I liked the way it turned out, but I wanted to complete the actual pattern this time. Would you happen to have any advice? Thanks!

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  137. Love this pattern! I have made it three times lol, the second and third for friends who were envious!

    Anon above- if it helps, after the second row its suppose to be wavy because you have created the circles, but the following rows should correct that and return the overall pattern to a straight piece again. If that is not happening, there def is something wrong in how you are crocheting it.

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  138. Thanks again for this stunning pattern. This is my latest version of it: http://megsjshep.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/lacy-scarf-giveaway/

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  139. Hi, I'm Amy, I have a crochet site called Crochet Jewel! I really love your crochet patterns! I started a crochet directory on my site and I wanted to know if you would be interested in adding one or more of your patterns on Crochet Jewel. I will feature your crochet photo and direct link on my siite, my facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest! I would only show your photo and link, but the viewer will have to go to your site to see the pattern, so you get all the credit! I average a few thousand or more viewers daily with my own patterns I created. This will give you more viewers to your site! You would Just go to this link and add your pattern. Hope to see you there! http://crochetjewel.com/?page_id=4435
    Also, I have Crochet Forum, if you would like to add your patterns or just get some patterns yourself! http://crochetforum.blogspot.com/

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  140. I just completed this.....great, easy pattern. Instructions were very clear. It only took me a few hours to complete it. My teenage daughter is going to love this :) THANKS!!

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  141. How do you join the scarf when you're done with it? The ends of my scarf are not straight, but look more like a zig zag..

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  142. Wonder how it would turn out with just 1 strand of a thicker worsted weight yarn (red heart). I am going to attempt it and hope it turns out! And hope that I don't have to go buy another skein to finish it! I was hoping to find a 1 skein infinity scarf, but this is the only one that caught my eye! Which means of course I have to see if it will work! Thank you for offering it for free!
    -Deanna

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  143. I love this pattern! Thank you so much so sharing it! The directions were very clear and easy to customize based on personal preference. Can't wait to make another one (I *know* someone will ask for one!).

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  144. I started mine yesterday and finished it today- thanks for sharing your pattern and for the clear instructions!

    I actually ran out of yarn with about a third of a row still to go, so I had to pick up a third skein to finish it.

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  145. I love this pattern! thank you so much! I decided to make a scarf instead of the cowl and stopped on an odd numbered row so it had a nice wave edge.

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  146. Circle scarf is also called infinity scarf and this chunky circle scarf is really good. It looks so good and it really keeps you warm in times of cold season.

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