Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Bullion Stitch Neckwarmer, Scarf. Free Pattern

a free pattern for a neckwarmer
I've been tossing this idea about for a while and I finally did it.
It took me all of 2 hours to make two of these and write the pattern.
I love the bullion st and placing it in this position on the neck warmer makes it look like a big flower.
Don't worry the pattern is all in one and very simple to make.
I am choosing to hide the buttons from view as not to spoil the bullion effect.
I am sure there will be more varieties of this one, such as colour effects a larger hole in the centre of the flower to accommodate a very nice centre peice button and the idea's go on and on.
Thicker yarn used with the red version AU 16 ply (2 x 8 ply) AU 12 ply yarn used with this beige one

Bullion St. Neckwarmer/Scarflette/Scarf
Materials: 12 ply yarn (worsted weight) less than 50 gms
5.00 mm hook (H/8)
thicker version 16 ply yarn (bulky weight)
6.00 mm hook (J/10)
US terms used.

Special Stitches:
Bullion st, yarn over hook 5 times, insert hook into st, pull up a loop pull through all 6 loops on hook.

BLO = work stitch into the back loop only, of st indicated
DC = Yarn over hook, insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yarn over hook, pull through 2 st’s, yarn over hook and pull through 2 st’s again.
Sc= Insert hook into st, pull up a loop, yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook.

Ch 4, sl st to first chain to form a ring

Ch 3, 10 dc into ring, sl st into first dc to join (not ch 3)

Ch 1, 1 sc in same place as join, ch 2, 1 sc in next dc, *ch 2, 1 sc in next dc*, repeat to end, ch 2 and sl st into first sc of this round

Ch 3, *1 bullion st into ch 2 space, 1 bullion st into sc st*, repeat to final ch 2 space, sl st to top of ch3

Ch 3, work 2 dc in space between ch 3 and 1 bullion st, work 2 dc in next space between the bullion st’s, work 2 dc in next 3 spaces between bullion st’s, ( 1 x ch 3 and 10 x dc in total) ch 3 and turn

Pattern RowsWork 1 dc in very first dc, work 1 dc in each dc across, do not dc in end ch 3 of previous row, ch 1 and turn (10 dc and ch 3 turning ch)

Row 1 of pattern. Working the back loops only, work 1 sc in each dc across (ignore ch 3 turning ch), (=10 sc) ch 3 and turn

Row 2 of pattern. Work 1 dc in very first dc, work 1 dc in each sc across, ch 1 and turn (10 dc and ch 3 turning ch)

Repeat row 1 and row 2, 12 more times, (24 more rows of pattern) ending with a dc row, then sl st across 10 dc and fasten off

Button PlacementPlace buttons beneath circular bullion to hide from view. The buttons will do up nicely in a dc.

To make a scarf
Using this pattern to make a scarf can be done easily by making 2 of the above, omitting the sl st ending and ending one side with a sc row, then join together. Make them as long as you need.


Chiliz345 said...

This is beautiful!! *runs off to grab yarn*

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Chiliz345, so glad you like it, the bullion centre can look like a lovely centred flower on the neck.

Anonymous said...

From one cat lover to another, this neck warmer rocks. Thanks and Happy New Year.

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Cheers Anonymous :)

Gale Harding said...

Hi there. Thank for this beautiful pattern. I've made three of the neckwarmers thus far. My first one showed several flaws on my part, so it found another use as a rally towel for the KC Royals in this post-season. I also started out to make a scarf. However, I found that when following the recommendations, the two halves don't line up; i.e., the end chain 3's are on opposite sides. After a few other ideas, I simply made one side very long - almost the length of the scarf and joined it to a second bullion stitch portion (with two rows of dc) using a slip stitch on the wrong sides. It turned out beautifully and I gave it to my brother's wife for her birthday. Thanks! Gale