I love roses! They are the most beautiful flower in world. I wanted to design a rose that I could wear and at the same time, make a dramatic statement. My desire manifested itself into a wearable long stemmed rose scarf. There are 3 techniques used, an Irish leaf with corrugated ridges, a seamless tube and a hyperbolic flower. The scarf is made in one piece with no sewing. It starts at the leaf, continues with the stem and ends with a flourishing rose. It's a perfect gift for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or an Anniversary. Gardeners would love this too!
Materials: Worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart Super Saver
3 oz red
3 1/2 oz green
Gauge: Leaf in double strand of yarn = 6 ½ inches Stem in single strand of yarn: 4 rounds=1inch
Size: 66 inches long. Scarf can be made longer or shorter by working more or less rows of stem.
Abbreviations: blo= back loop only opp= opposite rem= remaining
Row 1: Holding 2 strands of yarn together, (use the pull end and the outside end from the skein), ch 17, sc into 2nd ch from hook, sc into each of the next 14 chs, 3 sc into last chain. Now working along opp side of chain, sc in each of next 15 chs (33 sc). Do not turn but continue working around for the next row.
Row 2: Into the center end space of the piece, right next to the last sc made, (it's between the last sc and the first sc), 3 sc into the end space, in blo, sc into each of next 12 sc, leave rem stitches unworked. Ch 3, turn.
Row 3: In blo, sc in each of next 13, 3 sc in blo of next sc (this is the center sc), sc in blo of next 12, ch 3 turn . This smooth side is the back.
Row 4: This is how you will get the corrugated look---Fold row down toward you to expose the free loops of previous row, and working in these folded loops, sc in each of next 12 sc, 3 sc in folded free loop of center sc, working in rem folded free loops, sc in each of next of 9 sc, ch 3 turn This ridged side is the front.
Row 5: Blo sc in each of next 10 sc, 3 sc in blo center sc, sc in 9, ch 3 turn
Row 6: Fold row downward to expose rem loop of last row, sc in each of next 9 folded loops, 3 sc in folded loop of next center sc, sc in each of next 7 folded loops, ch 3 turn.
Row 7: In the blo sc in each of 8 sc, 3 sc in center end sc, blo sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 3 turn.
Row 8: Fold row downward to expose rem loop of last row sc in each of next 7 folded loops, this is the end of leaf, do not fasten off, we'll continue with the stem.
Row 1: 5 sc in folded loop of center sc, ch 1 turn,
Row 2: 2 sc in each of next 5 sc (10) Turn.
Rnd 3: Join first sc to 10th sc, inserting hook from back to front to make the join so that join is in back of leaf. Tube formed. Ch 1, turn. Cut one strand of yarn, the one from the outside of the skein, now work 2 sc in next sc in next 4, 2 sc in next sc in 4 (12 sc)
Rnd 4: working in a spiral sc in each sc. Do not join. Use a marker to keep your place if you wish. As the tube gets longer fold it up and hold in place with a rubber band or tie with a piece of yarn.
Continue working the tube until piece is 50 inches or length desired depending on if you wish to wrap the scarf around your neck or let it drape naturally. I suggest that you try on your tube as you get closer to the end, to make sure that you like the placement of it.
Last round: sc in each of next (4 sc, 2 sc tog) 2 times. (10) Fasten off green, Attach red.
Notes: Rose is made in the hyperbolic style, that is, multiple stitches are worked into one stitch to get a ruffled effect. Despite what looks like to be an enormous amount of stitches at the end of each round, you will be surprised at how quickly your rose develops.
Rnd 1: Use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of each round. Sc in each of next 10 sc. (10)
Rnd 2: 5 sc in each sc (50)
Rnd 3: 5 sc in each sc (250)
Rnd 4: Sc in each sc. Join.(250)
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in same st, 2 dc in each sc (500) Join to top of beginning ch 3
Rnd 6: Ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each dc, Join to top of beginning ch 2 (1000) Fasten Off. Weave in any ends.
Enjoy your beautiful Long Stem Rose Scarf!