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Saturday, June 26, 2010

Opposites Attract

Who says red and green are only for Christmas? Or scarves only for winter? Not this knitter!

Opposites Attract
{crochet scarf}
By Lexi Cushing

Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash, by Cascade Yarns. One ball of Sage {color A}; one ball of Red {color B}. Any worsted weight will do.

Hook size: J

Gauge: 12 hdc and 12 rows in 4 inches.

Notes: Don't worry if the gauge is a little off. It's just a scarf. Also, if wool is usually too warm or too itchy for you, try something smoother, like Sweater, by Spud and Chloe.



Using color A, ch 139

Row 1: Sk first 2 sts, dc in next ch, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch, rep from *. Ch 2, turn.

Row 2: Hdc in each st across. Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: Dc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next hdc, rep from *. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 4-5: Rep row 2.

Row 6: Sc in next 30 sts, ch 12, sk 12 sts, sc in remaining sts across. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 7-8: Rep row 2.

Row 9: Rep row 3.

Row 10: Rep row 2.

Row 11: Rep row 3.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Flower Button:

Using color B

Petal sequence: sc 1, hdc 2, dc 1,tr 1, dc 1, hdc 2, sc 1

Ch 4, link ends to form a loop.

Round 1: work in 7 sc. Join, ch 1.

Round 2: Hdc 2 in each sc. Join, ch 1.

Round 3: (sc in first st, ch 3, sk one st) all the way around. Join.

Round 4: One petal sequence in each ch 3 loop.

Round 5: (Sl in back of sc of round 3, ch 4) all the way around.

Round 6: One petal sequence in each ch 4 loop.

Round 7: (Sl in back of sc of round 5, ch 5) all the way around.

Round 8: One petal sequence in each ch 5 loop, but this time double the number of dcs in each petal. Join, tie off.

Weave in ends.


Cut 42 6” pieces of yarn, tie on ends of scarf in groups of three.


Ch= chain

Sc= single crochet

Dc= double crochet

Tr= triple crochet

Hdc= half double crochet

Sl= slip

Sk= skip

Rep= repeat

St[s]= stitch[es]

[Please note that this pattern belongs to me. You are free to share it, but not to use it for personal gain. Check out my Creative Commons License for more information. Also, please comment if you find any errors {or if you like it!} and I will fix it as soon as possible. Thank You!]

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Opposites Attract: (crochet scarf) by Lexi Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.


  1. Beautiful pattern, THANK YOU for making it free!

  2. My pleasure! Glad you enjoy it. Thanks for commenting!

  3. Thank you! Beautiful scarf. What's your name on Rav? Would love to follow you and keep track of your patterns there as well. Thanks!
    (Kiirsi on Ravelry)

  4. Thank you! I am Cloudburst on Ravelry.

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  6. I love your scarf pattern! I've already made 2. I'll post it on my Rav projects page as soon as I get pictures.

  7. Thanks! I just saw them. Amazing!

  8. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be making this for sure. Now off to check out the rest of your blog, it is lovely.

  9. "Petal sequence: sc 1, hdc 2, dc 1,tr 1, dc 1, hdc 2, sc 1"
    I do not understand what this means. Is it "1 sc, 2 hdc, etc"
    thanks for your help

  10. Would like to contact you regarding permission to make this item for use in a fundraiser I'm doing for a local non-profit animal shelter. How do I contact you? Thanks! smileofgratitude@gmail.com

  11. @Airknitter: Sorry, looks like I made a typo. Yes, it's "1 sc, 2 hdc, etc."
    @Smile: I wasn't sure where to put my email address. Still figuring out this Blog thing. :-)
    My email is: waterbug90@hotmail.com
    Thank you!

  12. How should I attach the flower button and how does it attach to the other side? Or is it just a decoration?

    I love the pattern

  13. I have made this scarf twice now (first for practice - I am a beginner crocheter) and I LOVE the pattern. :) Thank you, thank you, thank you :)

  14. In the 2nd row, when you say to crochet in every stitch, does that include the chain one space?

  15. This was my first crocheted scarf - and I'm 50 years old! Thanks for the great free pattern. Would you happen to have a matching hat pattern to go with it?

  16. thank you so much for this pattern. I did a gray scarf and auburn flower and it's gorgeous. I made a hat to match!!!