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Livenza Scarf – FREE Crochet Pattern

Livenza Scarf – FREE Crochet Pattern

Livenza – the crystal clear, spring fed river rippling through Polcenigo, Italy. The quiet murmer of waters whisper of by-gone days when the palace on the hill bustled, of its slow decline into historic ruins, of horse drawn carriages exchanged for gasoline powered vehicles.

Livenza – the delicate braid stitch featured on this designs ripples across the scarf as that sparkling river ripples through history. Comprised mainly of simply stitches (hdc and tr), this pattern is all about that rippling texture created by the braids. It works up quickly and easily – a peaceful project for the intermediate crocheter. As peaceful as a slow-moving river!

Hi! I’m Rebekah Haas – the creative mind and whimsical spirit of www.rebekahhaas.com – you can find me on Instagram, Facebook, and on my blog. A U.S. native raised in northern Italy, I am often inspired by the adventures of my childhood through historic Europe and the U. S. A., and, of course, by the beautiful nature around me!

While I crochet and blog in my free time (cue the mindless laughter of one who doesn’t sleep much), I spend much of my time attempting to keep up with my three children and two dogs – and countless plants! I strive to inspire creativity and smiles in the people around me – because laughing through life is often the best way to live! Swing by the blog or follow me on Instagram to keep up with my latest crochet adventures!

THE YARN


I chose a super soft Dk/3 weight yarn in a delicious colorway – the Yarn Bee Luxe Lollies! However, since this yarn has been discontinued (I’m not crying, you’re crying), I also suggest using a similar Dk/3 weight yarn – one that is a little closer to a Worsted or Aran/4 weight. I believe this pattern would be stunning in a Lion Brand Mandala (DK/3), Caron Simply Soft (a light 4 weight), Lion Brand Ferris Wheel, or even Yarn Bee Dee-lish Boutique.

 


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I chose a yarn that did all the colorwork for me, but feel free to mix it up and add different colors or work the entire pattern in a solid – I feel like it would be stunning in tweed!

 

THE FASHION POTENTIAL


 The Livenza Scarf works up as a cozy cowl/triangle scarf combo – the perfect pattern to work up this fall that will carry you through the winter. The subtle rippling texture makes a minimalist fashion statement that is sure to be popular at markets or as a gift this Christmas (yes, I have already made a second one to give away!). The optional addition of a tassel adds just the right amount of drama to this simple, textured pattern. Not to mention you can make the ENTIRE scarf with one (yes, ONE!) cake of yarn! 

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

LIVENZA SCARF – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

GRAB THE PDF ON RAVELRY!

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


This pattern is one size, with the scarf running approximately 30″ long at the spine and 40″ across. You can expect some give and take in sizing based on variation within yarn weights and on your tension.

A recommended gauge is listed to help get the size you desire, but if you prefer a shawl version – a little longer, wider, and with more drape – the instructions for that modification are included in the PDF available for purchase in my Ravelry store.

As it is, the scarf version is the one I plan to wear all fall and winter – ya know, with my skinny jeans, boots, and pumpkins spice latte (yes, that counts as an accessory, in my book!).

 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


Intermediate

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5.5 mm / US: I/9 / UK: 05

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Yarn Bee – Luxe Lollies in color Custard Comfort.

Find it here. 

 

Yarn amount used: 

1 skeins / 7 oz / 200 g / 459 m / 502 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 100% Acrylic

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • 4″ Tassel maker (optional)

 

GAUGE:


Measured with hdc crocheted in rows:

12 stitches & 12 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

NOTES: 


  • Chain 1 or Chain 2 at the beginning of rows DOES NOT COUNT. Chain 2 in the center DOES NOT COUNT toward the final stitch count at the end of each row.
  • Turning is implied, not written. You will, of course, turn at the end of each row.
  • Crochet braids are worked by skipping 3 stitches, treble crochet in next three stitches, working either in front of or behind (as marked in the pattern) treble crochet in the 3 skipped stitches, beginning with the first skipped stitch, working toward the first 3 treble crochet. This video tutorial shows braids worked in front and behind.
  • Stitches worked in the SAME stitch are written with the number before the stitche (i.e. 2 hdc in first st), instructions written with the number after the stitch are worked individually across the same number of stitches (i.e. hdc 31).
  • Stitches written in (parenthesis) are worked in the same stitch or indicated space.
  • Stitches between *stars* are repeated. The TOTAL number of times the series of stitches is worked is given. (i.e. *sk 3 hdc, tr in next 3 hdc, working IN FRONT, tr in skipped 3 hdc* x3 = work the series of stitches a total of three times)

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: 40″

Height: 30″

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Shawl sizing modification included with PDF purchase

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


Ch—Chain

Sl St—Slip Stitch

Hdc—Half Double Crochet

Dc – Double Crochet

Tr—Treble Crochet

Ea—Each

St—Stitch

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Ch 4, join with sl st to first ch to form ring.

Row 1: Working into the ch 4 ring, Ch 1, hdc 4, ch 2, hdc 4 (8 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 3 (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 3, 2 hdc in last st. (14 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc 7, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 7 (18 hdc)

Row 4: ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 8, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 8, 2 hdc in last st. (24 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 1, hdc 12 (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 12 (28 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 13, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 13, 2 hdc in last st (34 hdc)

Row 7: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st starting with the first, working toward the first 3 tr * x2, dc 3, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 3, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped st* x2, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st. (40 st)

Row 8: Ch 1, hdc 20, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 space, hdc 20. (44 hdc)

Row 9: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 2, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x3, dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) dc, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x3, dc 2, 2 dc in last st. (50 st)

Row 10: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 24, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 24, 2 hdc in last st. (56 hdc)

Row 11: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 3, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x4, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x4, dc 3, 2 dc in last st. (62 st)

Row 12: Ch 1, hdc 31, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) hdc 31. (66 hdc)

Row 13: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 32, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 32, 2 hdc in last st. (72 hdc)

Row 14: Ch 1, hdc 36, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) hdc 36. (76 hdc)

Row 15: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 37, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 37, 2 hdc in last st. (82 hdc)

Row 16: Ch 1, hdc 41, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) hdc 41. (86 hdc)

Row 17: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 42, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 42, 2 hdc in last st. (92 hdc)

Row 18: Ch 1, hdc 46, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 46. (96 hdc)

Row 19: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 1, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x7, dc 4 (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 4, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x7, dc 1, 2 dc in last st. (102 st)

Row 20: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 50, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 50, 2 hdc in last st. (108 hdc)

Row 21: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 2, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x8, dc 3, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 3, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x8, dc 2, 2 dc in last st. (114 st)

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Row 22: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 56, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 56, 2 hdc in last st. (120 hdc)

Row 23: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 3, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x9, dc 2 (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 2, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x9, dc 3, 2 dc in last st. (126 st)

Row 24: Ch 1, hdc 63, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 63. (128 hdc)

Row 25: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 64, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 64, 2 hdc in last st. (134 hdc)

Row 26: Ch 1, hdc 68, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 68. (140 hdc)

Row 27: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 69, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 69, 2 hdc in last st. (146 hdc)

Row 28: Ch 1, hdc 73, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 73. (150 hdc)

Row 29: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 74, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 74, 2 hdc in last st. (156 hdc)

Row 30: Ch 1, hdc 78, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 78. (160 hdc)

Row 31: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 3, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x12, dc 4, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 4, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x12, dc 3, 2 dc in last st. (166 st)

Row 32: Ch 1, hdc 83, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 83. (170 hdc)

Row 33: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 4, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x13, dc 2, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, dc 2, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x13, dc 4, 2 dc in last st. (176 st)

Row 34: Ch 1, hdc 88, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 88. (180 hdc)

Row 35: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc 5, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working in front, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x14, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) in ch 2 sp, *sk 3, tr 3 in next 3 st, working behind, tr 3 in skipped 3 st* x14, dc 5, 2 dc in last st. (186 st)

Row 36: Ch 1, hdc 93, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 93. (190 hdc)

Row 37: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 94, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 94, 2 hdc in last st. (196 hdc)

Row 38: Ch 1, hdc 98, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 98. (200 hdc)

Row 39: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 99, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 99, 2 hdc in last st. (206 hdc)

Row 40: Ch 1, hdc 103, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 103. (210 hdc)

Row 41: Ch 1, 2 hdc in first st, hdc 104, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 104, 2 hdc in last st. (216 hdc)

Row 42: Ch 1, hdc 108, (2 hdc, 2 ch, 2 hdc) in ch 2 sp, hdc 108. (220 hdc)

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


Optional finishing touches:

  1. Wet or steam block as desired.
  2. Use remaining yarn to create a 4” tassel and attach to the middle point.

 

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER REBEKAH HAAS!


Rebekah Haas is a mother of three, dog mom of two, and plant mom to countless. In her free time (cue the mindless laughter of one who doesn’t sleep much), she strives to create beauty and inspire others to do the same. Find more free crochet patterns, motherhood tips, and DIY tutorials on her blog, www.rebekahhaas.com.

 

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