I don’t sit outside much lately because there are maple bugs EVERYWHERE! ?? I am not a bug person ? I do like Autumn though; the leaves are falling, the ground is crunchy when you step on the piles of dried leaves, and the weather can’t make up its mind whether it wants to feel like summer or fall (a classic fall move).
I originally wanted to create a table runner for this fresh new season but the yarn I had on hand was too thick. So I have created an oversized scarf instead.
I have crocheted this sample using the overlay mosaic crochet technique but the pattern (as usual) is written up for two techniques: interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet.
Click here or scroll down for more Fall Ribbons Scarf information.
I also drew up these cute fall pumpkins at the same time. Click here or scroll down for more Pumpkin Trio Throw information.
This Pumpkin Trio Throw blanket pattern and Fall Ribbons Scarf both come with right- and left-handed instructions because they both include the written word “Fall”.
See more patterns that include left-handed instructions here: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/left-handed-instructions-included
I’ve published these two fall patterns individually on Ravelry and Etsy.
On Etsy, get an automatic 30% off these two new patterns until October 8, 2021. On Ravelry, if you purchase both the scarf and the throw you will get an automatic 50% bundle discount until October 8, 2021.
These two patterns are bundled because they are both new Fall-themed seasonal patterns, but there is something more; there’s something different about these two patterns compared to my previous patterns. You might have noticed when you look at my scarf in the photo above it doesn’t have the tell-tale dots that we have come to know as a feature of interlocking crochet.
Normally, I use the same chart for the two techniques (interlocking crochet and overlay mosaic crochet). The nature of interlocking crochet is that it creates a dotted grid over the image which means when you use the mosaic technique you never have more than one dropped double crochet in a row. I have adjusted the mosaic chart for these two fall patterns and removed the unnecessary dots.
The long sections of one color will create ridges on the backside. If you don’t like them, you can use a lock-down technique, but that is an optional step that I haven’t done in my sample.
This image shows the normal stitches and the flaps that creates compared to a different pattern where I have locked down each stitch and you can see the back is completely smooth.
I’ve also had to adjust the gauge for the mosaic version of these fall patterns. The stitches were too crowded with so many dropped double crochets in a row so I went up a hook size (I used a 5 mm hook instead of my usual 4.5 mm). Scarves and blankets are quite forgiving if you don’t match my gauge but if you use the information to buy yarn then you’ll want to look at these patterns with fresh eyes and not assume the information is the same as my other patterns.
Fall Ribbons Scarf
When you approach a pattern from a designer you are familiar with it is only natural to skim through the details. You already know what to expect. But I’ve made some changes to this scarf that might trip you up. The paragraphs above describe how I adjusted the mosaic charts.
Normally, the chart starts with the dark color and that is considered your Main Color (MC) for the written pattern. If you look at the charts that come with this scarf pattern you will notice that this is still true for the interlocking method but it is the opposite for the mosaic method; the mosaic chart starts with the light-colored squares and these are the MC in the written. Don’t panic and confuse yourself. Just choose your technique and read the instructions given. Reach out if you need help.
If you would like an orange scarf with the word “Fall” written in black, then you should use orange as your Main Color (MC) when you do the mosaic technique but for the interlocking crochet technique you will need to begin with black as your MC because of the extra rows that lock the layers together.
Another thing that I want you to know: the chart for the scarf pattern is two different sizes depending on which technique you use. The length is the same as all my other scarves which is good for having the option of using these as panels in a blanket (like my Father’s Day CAL). The mosaic chart is 241 x 41 (the same as my other scarves) but the interlocking crochet chart is 241 x 45. I added the border lines to lock the layers together without cutting into the design which means it is just a bit different than the others. See more scarves here: ashleeslint.com/patterns#scarves
When you use the mosaic crochet technique you will also create fringe on each end of the scarf. This is a natural by-product of the overlay mosaic crochet technique. I really like the finished, tidy look of chaining 15 to begin with and
then chaining 15 before cutting it off. It also makes it easy to get them the same length on each end, and it prevents the fringe from getting knotted and tangled or felting in the wash. If you want fringe on your scarf after using the interlocking technique you’ll have to add it after you’ve finished the scarf.
Pumpkin Trio Throw
This is one of my smaller throw blankets, without being so small as to be considered a baby blanket. The chart is 191 x 175 which means if you meet the gauge as I’ve written in the mosaic version your blanket will be 51” x 44”. If you are using the interlocking technique you should get a blanket 49″ x 44″. There’s only a slight difference between the sizes because of the additional double crochets in the mosaic version.
If you read the paragraphs above you’ll know that I have adjusted the mosaic chart on this pattern (and the scarf) so that the interlocking dots are not showing on the mosaic pattern.
This blanket, just like the scarf, has written instructions for right- and left-handed crocheters because of the written word “Fall” in the top right corner. You can see more patterns that have left-handed instructions here: https://www.ravelry.com/bundles/left-handed-instructions-included
If you’re an Etsy-only shopper than you can grab the Pumpkin Trio Throw and Fall Ribbons Scarf as a Bundle together. If you’d rather just purchase one of the patterns then you can do that on Ravelry. If you buy both on Ravelry you will get an automatic bundle discount! No expiry. Check it out!