Feb 152013
 
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf - Free Left Handed Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf – The Crochet Lounge based on chart by A. Watson

Hey Lefties!  Since the posting the Lotus Flower Lace Scarf pattern, I’ve received requests for the LFL video tutorial to be reflected for Lefty’s Corner.  If you’ve been longing for a video tutorial on this scarf that you didn’t have to watch in a mirror or decipher in your mind… Video is attached below and pattern is >>HERE<<

What a fabulous way to learn a new free left handed crochet pattern via a video especially for the beginner or any veteran looking for a fresh way to crochet away.

 

Those of you who missed it, the pattern is located >>HERE<<

♥ Enjoy!

Jan 202013
 
Lotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf~ Free Crochet Vintage Pattern

Have you ever come across a lovely vintage crochet accessory that is so beautiful you frantically search for a free crochet vintage

pattern everywhere?  While a few members of the Crochet Lounge fb group worked up their Queen Anne’s Lace Scarf, our dear friend, and artist, Amanda Watson posted her similarly lacy scarf.

Amanda Rosemary Jayne Watson

Artist Amanda Watson – Self Portrait in Ball Point Pen

Out of all the requests, Amanda noted it came from a vintage publication, The Creative Wife vol 6 by Sea & Co. Publishings in 1915.  Have you ever seen a pattern prior to crochet terms being standardized?  While I haven’t seen the actual written pattern for this scarf, from the conversations with Amanda the original pattern stitches read as follows:

‘sc is “twisted rod”….dc is “double twisted rod”….. a chain is a “bead” in “strands of beads” or “crochet around the beaded rope”, hdc is a ”wrapped rod” to crochet 2 together you “marry the stitches” and a shell is a petal!’

Needless to say, without Amanda’s hand drawn chart, I may have avoided this pattern short of giving it all a good giggle – my version in vintage talk after seeing her chart…

“make a strand of 7 beads, marry the stitches. make a strand of 3 beads, crochet around the beaded rope with 13 double twisted rods. Make 4 beads, turn, double twisted rod in the next double twisted rod, *make 1 bead, double twisted rod in the next double twisted rod, repeat 12 times. Make 3 beads, turn, double twisted rod in the next bead, make 3 more beads, turn work to its side and make a petal with 6 double twisted rods into the side of the double twisted rod …. *gets dizzy*”

Without further ado, the ‘translated’ written pattern from Amanda’s chart is included below.

 



Materials:Lotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern

  • Any weight yarn (suggested dk, worsted weight, bulky makes the motifs pop)
  • Hook to match yarn
  • The photos in this project is worked with Araucania Panguipulli #8 and a J/6.0mm hook

Stitches Used:

ch, slst, dc

Chain (ch) -  yo (yarn over), pull through loop on hook

Slip Stitch (slst) – insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw through stitch and loop on hook

Double Crochet (dc) - yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, yo draw up a loop, yo draw through 2 loops on hook, yo draw through remaining 2 loops on hook

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner

Written Pattern:

Ch7, join with slst to form a ring

Motif #1:
Row 1: (crocheting over the tail)
Ch3, 13dcs into the ring
[Ch3, 13dcs]

Row 2:

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart created by Amanda Watson


Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in next dc 12 times, dc in top of ch3 of row 1
[ch4, 13dcs, 12 ch1 spcs]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of row 2
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Motif #2
Row 4:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 5:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs]

Row 6:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>

Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**

Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of row 2
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf Chart - Free Vintage Crochet Pattern

Lotus Flower Lace Scarf by Amanda Watson Size 3.75mm hook

Motif #3:
Row 7:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 8:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 9:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Ch7, slst to the top of ch3 of Row 8
<Note: the Ch7 is the start of the semi circle/ring for the next motif>
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 5petals of (ch3, 6dc), ch7, slst]

Repeat Motif #3 until desired lengthLotus Flower Lace Scarf | The Crochet Lounge™ | Free Crochet Vintage Scarf Pattern
<Note: You will work one last motif>

Ending Options:
From speaking with Amanda, the original publication doesn’t tell you how to finish the work, so with minor creative insert, here are 2 different options.

Option 1:  Ending with a ch5 instead of ch7 space before the ending motif

Ending Motif:

Row 1:
Ch3, turn, 11dcs in ch5 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 11dcs, slst]

Row 2:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 10 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2 m motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 11dcs, 10ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 4 more times
Slst to the top of beginning ch3 of Row 2
Fasten Off
[Ch3, dc, 5 petals, of (ch3, 6dc), slst]

Option 2:  Ending flower before Ending Motif as you have carried on for the entire scarf (ch7 space)

Row 1:
Ch3, turn, 13dcs in ch7 space, slst to the top of ch3 of the last petal formed in the previous motif
[Ch3, 13dcs, slst]

Row 2:
Ch4, turn, (dc, ch1) in the next dc 12 times, dc in the top of ch3 of Row 4, slst to the top of ch3 of the 4th petal formed in 2motifs prior to the current one (e.g. if you are making motif #3, then you will be slst to the 4th petal of motif #1)
[Ch4, 13dcs, 12ch1 spcs, slst]

Row 3:
Ch3, turn, dc into the first ch1 spc
<Note: Turn the work 90 degrees clock-wise (90cw) – you will be working into the dc you just created>
<Lefty’s Note: Turn the work 90 degrees counter clock-wise (90ccw) – you will be working into the dc you  just created>
*Ch3, 6dc into the dc bar you just created
<Note: This forms a petal, when done, back to crocheting into the previous row>
Skp a ch1 spc, slst into the next ch1 spc**
Repeat from * to ** 5 more times
<Note: You are crocheting into the odd numbered ch1 spaces created in the previous row e.g. #1 ch1 spc, #3, #5, #7, etc. skipping over the ones in between>
Slst to the top of beginning ch3 in Row 8
[5 Ch3, 5dc, 6petals of (ch3, 6dc), slst]

Video Tutorial:

Right Handed
Lefty’s Corner ♥

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