OK so the next thing to do, is to check your rows by counting them. When you are crocheting you can save yourself time by only counting the rows in the current section. For example after your 2 rows of eyelets count 5 wide rows to reach the top of the section. Then check that there is a short ridge – a row of sc – between each one. But you must end on a wide row.
When you think you’re at the top of Row 17 count ALL the rows a couple of times from the bottom to be certain.
The next thing we do is repeat row 2-17. Make sure you are starting with Row 2 – a sc row – and not Row 1 – a dc row. And that Row 3 – the first row of eyelets is – the SECOND row you make.
Then you should be right to just follow your nose, I mean the pattern. So now do 2 rows of eyelets, and 5 wide dc rows (always checking there is a sc row in between) and I’ll meet you at row 33. AFTER you’ve counted them from Row 1-33 to make sure you’ve done them all.
And now we’re going to do another 9 rows and a color change. Make absolutely sure you’ve done Rows 1-42 and you’re about to start Row 43 first.
Now there are numerous ways to change color but we’re going to use Emma’s favorite. It actually starts on the last stitch of the row before so undo one sc. Next go to make a sc but don’t quite complete it. STOP when you have 2 loops on the hook like this:
Then put the second color on your yarn holding paw … I mean hand, and pull the new color through the 2 loops to complete the stitch like this:
Pull both color ends to tidy up the stitch, and you are ready for your turning ch in the new color!
So now go ahead and finish the first row in the new color. It should look like this.
And that is all you need to know to get to the end of the scarf! Happy hooking and I’ll see you when you reach the end so I can show you how to finish it off.
Until next time …. Woof!