Over the last 3 or so years, there have been a lot of emails about how to shorten up the Mosaic scarf. It’s long. Really long. So long that I must admit I only wore it a couple of times. I could literally wrap it 5 times around my neck. Now that is a little out of control.

So, the Mosaic’s Little Sister was born and she’s just a little more than half the length of the original–approximately 60″ give or take some tassels.

Here’s how to whip her up.

Mosaic Scarf’s Little Sister

Materials

  • 2oz of each of 3 colors – Simply Soft by Caron; 6 ounces 315 yards; 100% acrylic;
  • Size H US (5mm)

Techniques Used

  • Ch = Chain
  • MC = main color
  • CC1 = contrasting color 1
  • CC2 = contrasting color 2
  • SC = single crochet
  • HDC = half double crochet
  • DC = double crochet
  • TR = trebble crochet

This stitch pattern can be found in The Ultimate Sourcebook of Knitting and Crochet Stitches

Gauge
14sc = 4 inches
1 pattern repeat = 4 1/2”
(I find it funny that for the first 2 years of Craft Leftovers, maybe even longer, I consistently spelled gauge “guage”)

Directions
Chain 155
Row 1: Using MC, work 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, 1sc into each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into ech sc to end, turn.

Row 3: Using CC1, 3ch (counts as 1dc, skip 1st sc, 1dc into next sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc, *2ch, skip 2sc, 1sc into next sc, 1 hdc into next sc, 1 dc into each of next 2sc, 1tr into each of next 2sc, 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last 6sc, 2ch, skip 2sc, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1dc into each of last 2sc, turn.

Row 4: Using CC1, 3ch, skip 1st dc, work 1dc into next dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc, *2ch, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc; rep from * to last 6 sts, 2ch, 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into next dec, 1dc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row,
turn.

Row 5: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into each of 1st, (inserting hook from front of work, work 1sc into each of 2 free sc in CC1 3 rows below), *1sc into each of next 10 sts on previous row, work 2sc 3 rows below as before; rep from * to last 4 sts, 1sc into 3rd of 3ch at beg of previous row. Turn.

Row 6: Using MC, 1ch, work 1sc into each sc to end. Turn.

Row 7: Using CC2, 1ch *work 1sc into 1st sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1tr into each of next 2sc (should line up with the 2spk sts), 1dc into each of next 2sc, 1hdc into next sc, 1sc into next sc, 2ch, skip 2sc; repeat from * to end omitting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.

Row 8: Using CC2, 1 ch, *work 1sc into next sc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1tr into each of next 2tr, 1dc into each of next 2dc, 1hdc into next hdc, 1sc into next sc, 2ch; rep from * to end omiting 2ch at end of last rep. Turn.

Row 9: Using MC, 1ch, *1sc into each of next 10 sts, inserting hook from front of work, work 1sc into each of 2 free sc in MC 3 rows below; repeat from * to end omitting 2sc at end of last repeat. Turn.

Repeat row 2.

Cut yarn, pull through loop, and weave in all ends.

On a side note, if left in a pile on any surface, this scarf becomes an insta-kitty-attractor cat bed.

Happy crafting!
Kristin Roach