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Elsebeth Lavold Chunky Al (50% FS Alpaca, 50% Peruvian Wool; 50g = 75 m / 82 yd) [or any heavy worsted]
Main color: One ball dark red
Contrasting color: One ball black
Size 8 needles
Size K (10 1/2) crochet hook
15-16 sts in 4 in.
One size ﬁts most. 4 1/2 in. wide, 27 in. long. For a longer neck warmer, get a second
ball of dark red and continue in pattern until desired length.
Separate about 6-7 yards of main color before starting.
Picot sequence: *3 sc, ch 3, sl in front loop of last sc, rep from *
With main color, cast on 15
Row 1: K1, *P1, K1, repeat from * until the end of the row.
Next row: Rep. row 1
Continue in seed stitch for 2 1/4 in.
Next row: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, bind off next stitch, attach the 6-7 yard length that
was set aside earlier to next stitch, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
Next row: continue in seed stitch, keeping the two balls of yarn and sides of the button
hole separate. When the button hole has reached 2 1/4 in. long move on to next row.
Closing the button hole
Next row: K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, cast on 1, tie off smaller ball of yarn (saving extra
for the ﬂower button), K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1
At this point you should have 15 stitches on the needle again.
Continue in seed stitch pattern until you have about 24 in. of yarn left. Bind off.
With contrasting color, attach yarn to a corner of the neck warmer. Using picot sequence
work in 30 picots (counting the corners) on each long side and 4 on each end of the
neck warmer, in the corners work in 3 sc in same stitch while keeping in picot pattern.
Layer #1: With contrasting color, cast on 30.
Row 1: K30
Row 2: P30
Row 3: K2tog 15 times
Row 4: P15
Row 5: K2tog 7 times, K1
Row 6: P8
Row 7: K2tog 4
Row 8: P4
Sew side seam together to make a trumpet shape.
Layer #2: With contrasting color make a second ﬂower using the 8 row layer #1 pattern.
Do not sew side seam.
Coil layer #2 into a spiral and place on top of layer #1. Using crochet hook, attach,
looping yarn through several times to hold the two pieces together securely.
Attach main color to the edge of layer #1 and, with crochet hook, sl sts along the edge.
Rep for layer #2.
Attach main color in center of ﬂower: *Ch 5, sl in original st, Rep from * 2 times, ch 7 sl
in same st.
Attach ﬂower button to neck warmer 4-5 in. from end furthest from button hole.
Weave in all ends.