I’m excited to finally share the Berries & Heads Crochet Scarf with the crochet community! I had to keep this secret since last year, and it’s been fun seeing each unique section as the Traveling Earth Scarf 2023 has literally traveled.
The Berries & Hedges crochet scarf might look similar to the Berry Cozy Cowl because it uses the same stitch, but in different weights. I love how quickly chunky yarn works up, but love the detail more with thinner yarns, and this crochet scarf gives oodles of detail and squish.
The details of the cluster stitches get to shine by working with two colors of yarn, but one can choose one or five colors of yarn to make their version of this crochet scarf.
You may be wondering, “Why Berries & Hedges?”
Once I decided to use the embossed wedge stitch, and the lovely colors that were provided to me by Serendipitous Wool (more about the yarn below), it reminded me of my childhood.
I’m fortunate to visit my childhood home where you can find wild blackberries growing each year. As a kid, I would pick berries with my mom and dad to enjoy. Some years offered more than others, as the deers enjoyed them too. I appreciate each visit to my parents’ home, especially when I get to drop off my kiddos with them, and take a moment to notice how the neighborhood has maintained it’s charm with a few changes in landscaping or house paint, but the quietness and occasional wild animal sighting remains unchanged.
For this crochet scarf, Shobha of Serendipitous Wool provided two mini skeins of Mata, a 100% superwash merino worsted weight yarn. These mini skeins are 20 grams and 43 yards, which is a fun way to create a colorful crochet project. I had no idea what colors I was going to receive, so I was ecstatic to discover that I was sent Sweet Mint and Ravana, a lovely shade of purple.
If you’re not familiar with using animal fiber, a mini skein is a great introduction. Superwash merino is soft, smooth, and easy to work with for a variety of projects.
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Traveling Earth Scarf
This is a year-long mystery crochet along organized by Serendipitous Wool. On the second Friday of each month, a new section is revealed along side the colors. It’s truly a mystery!
Follow Shobha @serendiptioswool #TEScarf2023, and the other designers to see the previous and upcoming sections of this MCAL.
- January: Noriko @norichanknits – Transitions (Payhip or Ravelry)
- February: Ishrat @fruitfulfusion – Riverbank
- March: Suraya @surayahossain – Golden Roots (Etsy or Ravelry)
- April: Elisa @stringsandcuddles – April Blooms
- May: Kai @kgregis – Ginger Leaves
- June: April @xoxtiya – Coral Currents (Etsy or Ravelry)
- July: Pam @pamscozycorner – Elegant Scarf
- August: Me @creationsbycourtneyllc – Berries & Hedges
- September: Sultan @sultandyes – Detour
- October: Whitney @whitneymarireanderson – Oct. 13
- November: Erin @yarnmatter – Nov. 10
- December: Ashlee @thedreamcrochet – Dec. 8
- Serendipitous Wool Mata Mini, Medium weight #4 yarn (100% SW merino; 43 yds/ 39m; 20g skein):
- MC: Sweet Mint x 1 skein
- CC: Ravana x 1 skein
- US Size G/ (4.00 mm) crochet hook. I used a Furls Crochet Streamline.
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Markers
- Measuring Tape
- Blocking board and pins
4.5 sts x 1.5 rows = 1″x 1″ [2.5 cm x 2.5 cm]
18 sts x 6 rows = 4″ x 4″ [10 cm x 10 cm]
This section: 16″ wide x 7″ tall [approx. 41 cm x 18 cm]
Fpdc: front post double crochet
Fpdtr: front post double treble crochet
Fptr: front post treble crochet
Hdc: half double crochet
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
Cluster: (fpdc, fptr, fpdtr) around indicated st
- Pattern is written in US terms.
- Read entire pattern before beginning.
- Ch 2 counts as hdc throughout the pattern unless otherwise noted.
- It may help to place a stitch marker in every 4th st after completing the first 2 hdc of Row 2.
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Row 1: Continuing the Traveling Scarf, attach MC in first st, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in each st, turn. 60 hdc
Note: if starting with this section of the scarf, ch 62, then hdc in 3rd ch from hook , hdc in each ch, turn
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 3rd hdc of row below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 more times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 3 sts, change to CC, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl
Row 4: With CC, ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl
Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next st, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 3 sts, change to MC, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl
Rows 6-7: With MC, rep Rows 4-5, change to CC after Row 7, turn.
Rows 8-9: With CC, rep Rows 4-5, change to MC after Row 9, FO CC, turn.
Note: Continue alternating every 2 rows if you have more yarn and want a taller section, then move to Row 12 once desired length is met.
Row 10: With MC, rep Row 4, change to CC, turn.
Row 11: With CC, rep Row 5, turn.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st, FO. 60 sc
Sew in all ends, trim excess.
Block to the same width as previous section.
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