Heather from The Roving Nomad is back for the last in a series of three guest posts! Heather is sharing a crochet color pooling pattern for the Emerald Stripe Scarf! If you’re new to planned color pooling, Heather shares her tips to help you get started.
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The Roving Nomad, established in 2014 by Heather Moore, is a fiber arts design studio featuring original crochet patterns and finished pieces available for purchase online and in person at festivals and pop-up shops. Each design is handmade by Heather in The Roving Nomad studio. Her approachable designs, along with visual tutorials, make it easy for beginners as well as experienced crocheters to approach her patterns with ease. All of Heather’s designs are inspired by the world around us and the life we live. Creating for practical necessity and original beauty are most important in her designs.
Emerald Stripe Scarf
Crochet Color Pooling Pattern by The Roving Nomad
NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND CRAFTER
- This pattern uses U.S. crochet abbreviations. You can find a list of standard abbreviations here.
Don’t let this pattern fool you, it’s so easy to make! We’re mixing up the classic argyle pattern commonly used with color pooling yarns and updating it with a simple stripe that has big impact! This chenille blanket yarn is so incredible soft making it perfect to wrap around your neck and shoulders to keep warm.
What is color pooling? Color pooling uses the color changes found in yarn to create a unique pattern. Though not all color changing yarns will pool, a good majority of them do and the yarn I’ve chosen for this project was made specifically for color pooling. Bernat Blanket Color Pooling requires 15 stitches to be fit into each color change.
- Bernat Blanket Color Pooling Yarn (300 g)
- 8mm Crochet Hook
- Large Eye Tapestry Needle
- This color pooling effect can be made with any two color super bulky color pooling yarn
- Find out how many stitches per color change are required and use that number of stitches per row
- For a smooth transition between color changes at the last st yarn over with the new color and pull through your stitch, this will make a seamless color change
- Gauge for this project is not important as long as you are able to fit 15 sts per color change
- 6’/72” (183 cm) x 7” (18 cm)
- Beg ch will need to end with approx. 1.5” (4 cm) of next color
- Find the beginning of your first color change to determine where you should start your ch
- It may take a few tries to get the placement correct
- Row 1: beg in 2nd ch from hk, sc1 in back ridge (new color is now looped around hook), sc14 in back ridge (15 sc)
- We will be working 15 sc into each color.
- After row 1 you should have just enough color to work the 1st st of row 2
- Row 2: do not ch, turn (you may need to pull up a bit on your last lp before turning to avoid the edges getting too tight. It’s also a great way to use up any extra yarn to meet the 15 st requirement) sc1 (last st of this color), sc14 with new color (15 sc)
- You should end row 2 with just enough color to start the 1st st on the next row
- Row 3-138: rep row 2
- Fasten off; weave in ends.