Hortensia Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Simple stitches make a lace scarf that drapes on the bias. Instructions are given in both written and charted format, using US terminology (a version with UK terminology is in the works). The open lace sections are reminiscent of the 4-petaled Hortensia flowers, commonly called hydrangeas.

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"Nothing is carved in stone" - Dad's sense of humor here

"Nothing is carved in stone" - Dad's sense of humor here

Now I can tell Dad I put something around nothing, hahahahahaha - need any more proof I'm his daughter? 

More Rock Doilies

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More crochet lace rock doilies:

Crochet lace rock doilies

...and what the undersides look like:

Crochet lace rock doilies, undersides

These are fun and a good, healthy way for me to relieve stress. These are all freehanded - I don't work from a pattern, just improvise motifs and then close the doily around the rocks with crocheted loops and decreases, using triple crochet, double crochet, and single crochet stitches. Margaret Oomen's crochet covered sea stones have been a huge inspiration for these; you can find a free pattern for Little Urchin Crochet Covered Sea Stones on the Purl Bee blog and photos of Margaret's work on her blog, Resurrection Fern



Anne: Crochet Lace Scarf Pattern

Posted on by MK Carroll

Anne: Crochet Lace Scarf Pattern

This quick, one-skein crochet scarf is an attractive, lightweight accessory casual enough to wear with jeans and pretty enough to wear to a party.  This scarf is an easy way to spice up your wardrobe - try a color that matches or contrasts with your favorite outfits!

The motif, commonly called Queen Anne’s Lace, is a traditional crochet lace often used for blankets and tablecloths.  This version of Queen Anne’s Lace is worked as a long strip and resembles a side view of the flower heads of a common plant by the same name (there are other knit and crochet patterns which differ but have the same name).

1 skein Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton (100g/150 yds/137m worsted weight/4 Medium/9wpi/10 ply 100% cotton; color shown is Poppy), or yarn of your choice
G/8/4mm crochet hook
tapestry needle
One size fits most.  Measures approximately 3.5”/9 cm wide, 55”/140 cm long.
Each motif measures about 3.5”/9 cm wide, 2.5”/6 cm long.

The pattern is currently available for purchase as a PDF download for $5.50. You will need a PayPal account or a credit card.   Full written instructions and a symbol chart are included. As of February 01, 2009, the pattern includes an additional 4-page line-by-line symbolcraft chart with written instructions, designed so that each step has a symbol chart that that looks like the piece as it is being worked in your hands. If you have previously purchased this pattern and would like the additional chart, please email me ( so I can send it to you.

Anne: cover

UPDATE May 2008: now available in UK/Australian terminology! Pattern purchase through Ravelry will include download for both US and UK versions.

This pattern looks great in different yarns, too!

Lion Brand Wool-Ease Chunky, (5 Bulky/ 80% acrylic, 20% wool), 1 skein (153 yds/140m)
Hook size L/0/8.0mm (this is not a common size in the US - I had to order mine online)
Measures 5"/12.5cm wide, 52"/132cm long - enough to wrap around the neck once.