Christmas Holly Scarf

Hi everyone, I wish you are all doing well during these hard times, and hope the new year bring us better days and accomplishments. During the last couple of months I started going over as many of my old designs/patterns as I can, either because they were not tested well, or they don't meet the new standards that I have set for my work. This Christmas scarf is an old pattern I posted years ago. I have rewritten the instruction and made the steps more simple and clear to follow. 

Making this scarf is simple, the only challenging part for you might be knitting the leaves, and sewing them in place, on the other hand, making the pompoms is lots of fun, so hopefully that gets you excited to make this wonderful scarf. Get set, It's time to start making gifts, so I wish you all the best, and Merry Christmas!

Skill level: Intermediate



Material:

  • Yarn: NAKO Elit Baby, 100% anti-pilling acrylic, 3.5 oz (100 g), 273 yards (250 m), in colors: 
    • Red (2 Skeins).
    • Forest Green (1 Skein).
    • White (1 Skein).
  • Knitting needles, size US 7 (4.5 mm).
  • Tapestry needle


Measurements: 60” x 10” (150 cm x 26 cm), approx.

Gauge: 22 sts and 28 rows = 4" x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm) in stockinette stitch.

Yardage: 710-720 yards (650-660 m).



Knitting terms:

  • k: knit.
  • p: Purl.
  • yo: yarn over.
  • m1: make one st.
  • k2tog: knit two together.
  • ssk: slip, slip, knit decrease.
  • sssk: slip, slip, slip, knit double decrease.
  • K3tog: slip 2 sts knitwise, k 1, pass the slipped stitches over.




Instructions:

General Pattern:

Row 1: k3, *yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k1, repeat from * to last 7 sts, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 2 and every even number row: k3, purl to the last three sts, k3.

Rows 3, 5, 7: repeat row 1.

Row 9: k4, *yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k3 repeat from * to last 11 sts, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 11: k5, *yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, repeat from * to last 10 sts, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5.

Row 13: k6, *yo, sssk, yo, k7, repeat from * to last 9 sts, yo, sssk, yo, k6.

Rows 15, 17, 19, 21: repeat row 1.

Row 23: k4, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k3, repeat from * to last 11 sts, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4.

Row 25: k3, *k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, repeat from * to last 12 sts, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k3.

Row 27: k11, *yo, sssk, yo, k7, repeat from * to last 4 sts, k4.

Row 28: repeat row 2.






Making the scarf:

With red yarn: cast on 55 sts, knit two rows, work the general pattern once, then work first half (1-14 rows) of the general pattern only.

With white yarn: work second half (15-28 rows) of the general pattern.

With forest green yarn: work first half (1-14 rows) of the general pattern only.

With white yarn: work second half (15-28 rows) of the general pattern.

With red yarn: repeat the general pattern 7 times, then work first half (1-14 rows) of the general pattern only.

With white yarn: work second half (15-28 rows) of the general pattern.

With forest green yarn: work first half (1-14 rows) of the general pattern only.

With white yarn: work second half (15-28 rows) of the general pattern.

With red yarn: work the general pattern once, then work first half (1-14 rows) of the general pattern only.

Knit two rows, then cast off all stitches. Weave in loose ends. Block if needed.



Making the Ornaments:

The leaf: (make 12)

With the forest green yarn cast on three sts, leaving a 4” (10 cm) long yarn tail to sew the leaves in place.

Row 1: knit

Row 2 and every even row: Purl unless other instructions are mentioned.

Row 3: k 1, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 1.

Row 5: k 2, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 2.

Row 7: k 3, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 3.

Row 9: k 4, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 4.

Row 11: decrease two sts in the beginning of the row, k 3, m 1, k 1, m 1, k to end.

Row 12: decease two sts in the beginning of the row purlwise, purl to the end of the row.

Row 13: k 3, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 3.

Row 15: k 4, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 4.

Row 17: k 5, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 5.

Row 19: k 6, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 6.

Row 21: decrease three sts in the beginning of the row, k 4, m 1, k 1, m 1, k to end.

Row 22: decrease three sts in the beginning of the row purlwise, purl to end.

Repeat rows 13-22 once more.

Row 23: knit.

Row 25: k 2, k3tog, k 2.

Row 27: k 1, k3tog, k 1.

Row 28: purl the three remaining sts together. Cut thread and cast off the last st. Weave in the loose end.



The fruit:

With the red yarn, make twelve pompoms 1.5” (3.5 cm) in diameter approximately, leaving a 4" (10 cm) long tail to sew in place.

Sew two leaves and two pompoms together, as shown in the image above. 

Lastly, feel free to leave a comment if you have any questions or find something confusing in the pattern.


Happy crocheting/knitting! follow me on Instagram @wiams_crafts and Twitter @wiamscrafts to see my upcoming projects.

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