Trailblazer Scarf

I am thrilled to be releasing this beauty into the world! The Trailblazer Scarf is the perfect addition to your cool weather wardrobe and features the leafhopper cluster stitch, giving this scarf some truly awesome texture.

I am sharing with you the written instructions for the trailblazer scarf below. The photo tutorial for the leafhopper stitch is included in the pattern pdf in my Ravelry store.

Worsted (4) weight yarn
Yardage:  250-300
6 mm hook
Stitch Marker

Stitch/Stitches (St)/(Sts)
Slip Stitch (sl st)
Chain (ch)
Double Crochet (dc)
Foundation Double Crochet (fdc)
Half Treble Crochet (htr)
Leafhopper Clusters (LCL) [see special stitches]
Repeat (rep)
Single Crochet (sc)
Turning chain (tch)
Yarn over (yo)

Special Stitch Instructions
Leafhopper Clusters: *[yo, insert hook in front from right to left behind stem of st, yo, draw loop through & up to height of an htr) twice, yo, draw thru 4 loops **, skip next st., rep from * to ** around stem of next st; ending with yo, draw thru all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes
Advanced Beginner-Intermediate
Written in US crochet terms
Finished Size: 5.5″ x 45.5″
Gauge: 8 st x rows 1-4 = 2″
Before You Start
Pattern is worked in rows.
Ch 3 counts as a stitch.
Leafhopper clusters are worked over the next stitch in a row with front post clusters worked around stitches that will also have dc worked into.

Photo Tutorials for the Leafhopper clusters are included in the pattern pdf.

Ch 23 or fdc 21 and skip row 1.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd chain from hook and in each ch across, turn (21 dc).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st st, 1 dc next st, *1 LCL over next st, 1 dc into each of next 3 sts; rep      from * omitting 1 dc from last rep, turn (16 dc, 5 LCL).

Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st st, 1 dc each st across, working last dc on top of tch, turn (21 dc).

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st st, *1 dc next 3 st, 1 LCL over next st; rep rom * ending with 1 dc in last 4 st (last st in top of tch), turn. (17 dc, 4 LCL).

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip 1st st, 1 dc each st across, working last dc on top of tch, turn (21 dc).

Rows 6-89: Repeat rows 2-5 (21 times).

Rows 90-91: Repeat rows 2 & 3 once more.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Congratulations, your Trailblazer Scarf is complete!

I would love to see your projects on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @owensvillchick or Owens Villa Chick and by using the hashtags #trailblazerscarf #owensvillachickdesigns #ovcdesigns.

A huge thanks to my tester! Check out their Trailblazer Scarves!



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