Crocheted Japanese Flower Scarf
Sometimes you just need a quickie. This scarf started as a distraction when I was supposed to be cleaning up my craft room. You know how it is, you pick up some patterns to file away and the next thing you know, there’s a crochet hook and a stray 3/4 ball of Glitterspun (at least, I think it’s Glitterspun) in your hands!
This one is a Japanese pattern. What? You don’t read Japanese? Well, don’t fret, because I don’t either. That’s the beauty of symbol/charted crochet patterns.
As you can see from the chart, there is no foundation chain, and the odd numbered rows are from left to right – the opposite of American patterns.
Another tip I have when you’re working this Japanese crochet pattern; don’t turn your work. Row one is left to right, row two is right to left.
It’s also very easy to get those chains twisted. The slip stitch forming the ring of each flower was a special challenge for me. However, once I got the technique down, this went really fast.
From the example of tiny photo in the upper left of the pattern, I’ll guess that this pattern was intended for a finer thread. I used a worsted weight. I also decided on a two flower repeat – four was just too wide for a short scarf.
I love the engineering on this pattern. What looks like a hundred little flower motifs is actually crocheted all in one piece. Fabulous!