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Urban Reflection CAL Week 4: Border and Blocking

Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf

I've always been drawn to gingham patterns. I love that buffalo check plaid and gingham are coming back into the fashion world. They are so on trend right now! This winter when this red and black buffalo check plaid went crazy I fell in LOVE with it. I really have buffalo check plaid obsession! I wonder if it's diagnosable?..

It took me longer then I was hoping, but I finally was able to get the look I wanted. I hope you love it as much as I do!
This pattern is a little more advanced as the best way to make the plaid checkered squares is to carry your yarn, there is also joining and surface crochet. I've included step by step photos for the more complicated parts that I hope will be helpful. It is a beautiful, cozy, warm scarf and I hope you enjoy making it!

The Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf has two options, either a cowl that would wrap around your neck once or an infinity that would wrap around twice. The modeled pictures are of the infinity scarf.



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Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf



Sizes/Measurements
Cowl 29" x 10 1/2"
Scarf 58" x 10 1/2"


Materials
K hook 
WW yarn
color A: 300(600) yds (I used Red Heart With Love in Black)
color B: 150(300) yds (I used Red Heart With Love in Holly)
yarn needle 
scissors 

Abbreviations
ch - chain
hdc - half double crochet 
sc - single crochet
sl st - slip stitch
st - stitch

Gauge
In hdc, 6 sts x 5 rows = 2 1/4” square

Difficulty level
Intermediate/Experienced

Notes
-Please read all notes before beginning the pattern.
-It doesn’t really matter which color is A and which color is B, you choose. If you want it to look like the modeled version color A is black and color B is red. 
-When working rows 7-12 I found it easiest to carry the yarn. Since this section is supposed to be a mix of both colors, having a little show through doesn't effect the finished look. You will find in rows 8-12 that it blends very well. See the "carrying yarn" pictures for help.
-The pattern is written in two sizes, a cowl that wraps around the neck once or an infinity scarf that wraps around the neck twice.
-The pattern is written for the cowl first with the infinity scarf in parenthesis. cowl(scarf) 
-For visual help I have provided some photo tutorials. They can be found in this post: Buffalo Check Obsession Scarf Photo Tutorials. I have included them in a separate post so that the printed pattern will not take up as many pages.

Instructions


Strip A (make 2): 

Starting with color A - Ch 9

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch across. (8)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first stitch and in each stitch across. (8) 

Row 3-6: Repeat Row 2. 

You will now begin changing colors, for help with this see the photo tutorials on pages 4 and 5.

Row 7: With color A, Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, change to color B when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts change to color B when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A when completing last st. (8)  

Row 8-12: Repeat Row 7. (8) 

Row 13-18: Repeat Row 2. (8) 

Row 19-24: Repeat Row 7. (8) 

Row 25-60(120): Repeat Rows 13-24. (8) 

Border:

As you work the border be sure to catch all of the carried yarns along the side. There are photo tutorials on page 5 to help with this section.

Turn the Strip so that you will be working down the side of the strip. Sc in side of first hdc and next 2, *sc between the previous stitch just worked into and the next st, sc in the side of the next st and the next 2 sts, * repeat *to* to last st, ch 1, turn strip so you are working across the bottom, sc in each of the 8 sts, ch1, turn strip so you are working up the other side, sc in side of first hdc and next 2, repeat *to* to last st, ch 1, turn strip so you are working across the top, sc in each of the 8 sts, ch 1, join with sl st to first sc. (Cowl:79 sc sides 8 sc top and bottom 4 ch 1 sps. Infinity scarf: 159 sc sides 8 sc top and bottom 4 ch 1 sps.)
Break yarn, weave in ends. Continue on to Strip B. 

Strip B (make 1):

This strip begins with a checked square and then a solid square. This is so that when the strips are lined up next to each other a colored square is always next to a solid square. 

Starting with color A - Ch 9

For help with changing colors see the photo tutorials on pages 4 and 5. 
Row 1: Hdc in second chain from hook and the next ch, change to color B when completing the last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts change to color B when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A when completing last st. (8) 

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 2 sts, change to color B when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts change to color B when completing last st, hdc in next 2 sts, change back to color A  when completing last st. (8)   

Row 3-5: Repeat Row 2.  

Row 6: Repeat Row 2, do not switch back to color A on last st. (8) 

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across. 

Row 8-11: Repeat row 7.  
Row 12: Repeat row 7, change back to color A when completing the last st. (8) 

Row 13-60(120): Repeat Rows 2-12. Make sure to change back to color A on your last st. 

Border:

Follow border directions above.

Joining:

Make sure to keep all your sl sts loose. If you do them too tightly you will create puckering in your scarf.

Line up the first Strip A and Strip B, wrong sides together. Keep the top of the sts on the left side. *Join color A to the ch 1 spaces on both strip’s corners, ch 1, sl st the two strips together starting in the next st of each strip and continuing in each st across, break yarn at the end of the strip. Weave in ends.* 

Line up the second Strip A on unworked side of Strip B and repeat *to*.

Sl St the ends together. Break yarn, weave in ends. Continue on to accent stitching.
Accent Stitching:

You will be working across the width of the scarf creating lines between the blocks of the scarf. Join color A inside of the border sts. Surface crochet sl st across the scarf. One sl st around each hdc st. When you reach the opposite side’s border break yarn. Repeat *to* between every square all the way around the scarf. Weave in all ends.

Wear your new scarf and enjoy!
This pattern and its photos are property of String With Style and are intended for personal use only. Please do not copy, sell or reproduce this pattern or its photos without my permission.
Products made from this pattern are your own creation and may be sold. If possible please credit String With Style as the pattern creator and link back to www.stringwithstyle.com with any products sold or in any advertising. 

Smile and be happy!





If you enjoyed this pattern you should check out my Wrap Up Quick Infinity Scarf.

Comments

  1. I love this design . . . so many color combination possibilities, too!!! Thank you for the pattern!!!

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I'm so excited to make it in other colors! I'm very glad you like it. I hope you enjoy making it!

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