Cheshire Cat Scarf

This is by far my most popular scarf. I don’t know if it’s the great colors or the popularity of the character. The Cheshire Cat lends himself to simple but very recognizable motifs. I like it because I don’t have a lot of counting to do. Make sure you work in your loose ends as you go.  It will save you lots of time and headaches in the end.

Cheshire Cat Scarf

You will need an H crochet hook and less than one skein each of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in:

  • Hot Rose
  • Mulberry
  • White

Scarf Body:

Row 1:  With Hot Rose, ch18.  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in next 15 ch.  Turn

Row 2:  Ch 2.  Hdc in next 16 Hdc. Turn.

Row 3:  Repeat row 2.

Row 4:  Change to Mulberry. Repeat row 2.

Row 5:  Repeat row 2.

Row 6:  Repeat row 2.

Row 7:  Change to Hot Rose.  Repeat row 2

Continue until you have 50 3-row alternating stripes, 150 rows.  Finish off.

Smile: (make 2)

Ch 21.  Sl st in 2nd ch from hook.  Sl st, 2 sc, 2 hdc, 2 dc, 4 tr, 2 dc, 2 hdc, 2 sc, 2 sl st.

Finish off leaving a long tail for sewing.

Cheshire smile

Finishing:

Sew 1 smile to each end of scarf.

Fringe:

In both Hot Rose and Mulberry, cut 30 strands of yarn to 12″. Use 10 strands for each group.  On the end of the scarf ending with Hot Rose, attach 2 groups of Mulberry and one of Hot Rose.  On the end of the scarf ending with Mulberry, attach 2 groups of Hot Rose and one of Mulberry.

Cheshire ends

Mickey Icon Scarf

Pink Ombré Mickey Icon We took a little hiatus to Vegas last week. I thought I could get this scarf done in the six hour round trip. I dropped my needle half way and couldn’t find it anywhere in the car. My husband did not like the idea of stopping at a craft store on the road. So this one took a little longer than I planned. Personalization comes naturally to this pattern. I started with a rainbow scarf which has inspired many more palettes. My current favorite is this pink ombré. I’ve been using Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn in Pastel Tweed for lots of my ombré work. It blends perfectly with pinks, blues and yellows. The patriotic palette is fun but Independence Day is usually a bit warm for scarves. Christmas and Fall also offer great choices.

Patriotic Mickey IconRainbow Mickey Icon

I generally use 18 icons.  The ombré has 16.  I started and ended with Hot Rose.  Be flexible and adapt it to your own colors.

Ombré Pallette

I used less than one skein each of Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn in:

  • White
  • Pastels Tweed
  • Soft
  • Pink
  • Hot Rose

Head: Start with a magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc inside the magic circle. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (12 doc) Slip stitch

Ch 2. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (24 dc)

Ch 2.  *2 dc in 1st dc, 1 dc in next dc. * Repeat *-* 11 more times. (36 dc)

Leave a long tail and finish off. Pull magic circle tight. Run that tail under half of the circle.

Magic circle closure

Tie tail to the piece and continue to run it under the other half of the circle. Cut tail.

Magic circle tieMagic circle finishing

Ears:

Start with a magic circle, ch 2, 12 dc inside the magic circle. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (12 doc)

Ch 2. 2 dc in each dc around. Join with sl st in top of 1st dc. (24 dc)

Leave a long tail and finish off. Pull magic circle tight. Run that tail under half of the circle. Tie tail to the piece and continue to run it under the other half of the circle. Cut tail.

Joining:

With long ending tail, sew one ear piece to the head piece with 4 stitches.

Tie tail to the piece and weave in end.

Ear tie offEar tail

Leave a 4 stitch space. Sew second ear piece to the head piece with 4 stitches.

Ear space

With the next head, count up from the stitching inside the first ear. 6 stitches up, start sewing head to the ear with 4 stitches.

Head to ear

Run yarn under 2 stitches of the head.

2 stitch space

Make 2 stitches, head to head, between the ears. Run yarn under 2 stitches of the head. Count up 2 stitches of the second ear.

Head to head

Sew head to the 2nd ear with 4 stitches. Tie tail to the piece and weave in end.

Fold piece in half. At the top of the head, leave a 4 stitch gap and start sewing your next set of ears.

Centering ears

Repeat these sequences until it’s long enough for you