Eyelet Scarf Tutorial – 4. Making the Eyelets

Woof and welcome, Olive the dog here, continuing our lessons on the Eyelet Scarf

DSC00001Last time we made a sample square. OK, woof, so now you are happy with your sample, right?

Let’s start the scarf for real! Put aside your square, or unravel it.

As you will read on the pattern, the foundation ch is 18, Row 1 is dc and Row 2 is sc. This is basically the same as what we have already done but a bit wider.

Follow the instructions on the pattern and let’s meet up again when you’re ready for Row 3.

OK for Row 3, we do our turning ch (3 ch), 1 dc into the 2nd dc and then we do 2 chain stitches. To make the eyelet we skip the next two sc and we dc into the sc after that.  This is how it should look.Lesson 4A

As you can see, the two ch stitches line up over the two skipped sc so that we have a hole but we still have the same number of stitches.  Now see if you can complete the row and make it look like this, remember to count those stitches at the end of the row.

Lesson 4B

All good? Woof!

Now the next row is a sc row, but there is a trick to make it easier. Instead of trying to sc into the ch stitches themselves you can sc into the spaces they have made, as referred to in the pattern.

All you do is a turning ch, sc into the first two stitches, then instead of putting your hook into the chain stitch, put your hook into the space like this and pull the yarn through to make a sc.Lesson 4C

The finished stitch should look like this:Lesson 4D

Put a second sc stitch in this space as well, then continue to complete the row. It should look like this, with a total of 18 stitches.
Lesson 4E

Looking good?! Woof! Next we’re going to do it all again, repeat those 4 rows again.

Lesson 4F

Now don’t be alarmed that my square has turned pink. I had to start it again… I made a big mistake… I’ll explain in 7. Troubleshooting. Along with all the other things that have gone wrong.

Follow the pattern till you get to Row 17 and we’ll check in there at the beginning of the next lesson. You’re doing  woof …. I mean, wonderful!

Until next time…. Woof!

Olive paw 2OLIVE

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