When I first saw a finished scarf made with planned color pooling, I had to make one right away. The design fascinated me, how could the yarn do that? It is an old technique, that uses variegated yarn, that is making a come back. Here is my project after several attempts, and I’m glad I stuck with it. Here we go…
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Skill level: Intermediate
Size: 88″ long x 7″ wide (excludes fringe) 95″ long with fringe
Yarn: Caron Jumbo in color Rosewood, 1 skein (595 yards, 544 m)
Supplies: Yarn needle
Hook: 5.50 mm [US I – 9]
Gauge: 9 sts and 13 rows = 4 inches
Stitch Abbreviations – US terms:
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
Special Stitch: Moss Stitch (aka Granite Stitch)
Sc, ch 1, skip next stitch, sc in next stitch
I used almost the entire skein, having only about 50 yards left over. Using a Jumbo skein, I didn’t have to attach a new skein and line up the colors to keep going. I had to adjust the tension periodically to keep the design looking right. Some rows I had to tighten up my stitches, and other rows I had to loosen it up. But just keep watching each stitch and make sure the colors are lining up in your sequence.
There are several posts, patterns and groups out there with a lot of expert advice. This is my first attempt, so I’m learning as I go too. I was very frustrated, but determined, to figure it out because I love the finished look of it. It truly looks magical, yet is such a simple stitch.
Color Pooling Argyle Scarf by Alice Gossette and Kat Koeller on Ravelry.
Crochet Planned Color Pooling Scarf by Repeat Crafter Me
Planned Color Pooling Variegated Yarn by The Crochet Crowd
Planned Pooling With Crochet Made Easy by Glamour 4 You
This is what I did to make this scarf. Each yarn is different, even the same yarn with a different dye lot will give you different results (I found out the hard way with a second scarf I started). You will need to be patient and play around with it.
Attach yarn to your hook starting at the beginning of a color. Here is my color sequence, I started my chains with the green, and the yarn then changed to white, green, and then light pink. When I got to 28 chains, I still had a small bit of light pink left to work with, turned, and my 1st sc is in the light pink. Then my next stitch is in rose. So the one stitch in light pink on my first row is what set up the argyle pattern. Hope this helps.
Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next st*, repeat *-* across, ending with 1 sc in last st.(14 ch 1 spaces).
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp of previous row*, repeat *-* across through last ch 1 space. (14 ch 1 spaces).
Row 3-260: Repeat Row 2 until desired length. End off yarn.
The fringe is approximately 7 inches long, with 5 strands of yarn for each tassel. Click HERE for my tutorial on How to Make Fringe.
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