2020 has been a fun and busy year so far. If I had to complain about anything, though it would be the lack of snow in my small part of Kentucky. I love winter when it is winter, not this yucky wet weather we’ve had almost every day this year.
I shouldn’t complain too much though. Much to my (and Brady’s) delight, we did get a few of inches of snow last weekend. This inspired me to use some super bulky yarn I’ve had, begging to be used.
I decided I wanted to see how the Celtic Weave stitch worked with super bulky yarn. You’ve probably seen my free Dream Weaver Ear Warmer pattern and then my paid Dream Weaver Beanie pattern. Both of these are worked in a round, so the scarf was my first time working with the stitch in Rows.
Turns out? Working the Celtic Weave stitch in rows is way easier than in a round! In this pattern, I’ve included some pictures to hopefully make it easier for my readers as well!
- 300 yards of super bulky yarn-The gray as pictured is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick. The pink is Hobby Lobby’s Yarn Bee Effortless Super Bulky Yarn in the color blush.
- 9mm Hook
- foundation double crochet (FDC)
- single crochet (SC)
- half double crochet (HDC)
- front post treble crochet (FPTR)
- back post treble crochet (BPTR)
Foreword: I have been working with the Celtic Weave stitch for a while now with my Dream Weaver Bun Beanie, Dream Weave Pom Beanie, and Dream Weaver Ear Warmer. It is important to note that this pattern does have a “front side” and an unfinished “back side.” You will be working on the front of the pattern on the odd rows, and then from the back of the pattern in the even rows, once you start the Celtic Weave portion of the article.
The front is the pretty Celtic Weave stitch, and the back looked like there are rows of ribbed crochet. The back side is still very pretty to me, so I left it unfinished.
Row 1: FDC 146. If you would like to make your scarf longer, then add increments of 4. Chain 1, turn your work.
Row 2: HDC in each stitch across the row. Chain 1, turn your work.
Row 3: DC in the first stitch. The Celtic Weave rows will always start and end with a DC. Skip the next two stitches, and FPTR in the fourth HDC from Row 2. Repeat in the fifth HDC. Then, crossing in front of the first two FPTRs, FRPT in the first stitch you skipped (second HDC in Row 2). Repeat in the second HDC you skipped.
Skip the next two HDCs. FPTR in the third HDC from hook (where I am pointing in the photo above). Repeat in the fourth HDC from hook. Working back, and crossing in front of the previous FPTR, FPTR in each of the two HDC you skipped.
Repeat this across. End Row 3 with a DC. Chain 1. Turn your work.
Pattern Note: The next row can be tricky. My tip is when you are completing the back post treble crochets, to flip the row, so it is easier to tell where you are inserting your hook while completing the stitch. Refer to pictures.
Row 4: DC in the first HDC. BPTR in each of the next two stitches. Skip the next two stitches.
BPTR in third and fourth stitches in Row 4. What this looks like in the “front”
BPTR in each the third and fourth stitch from your hook. Working behind the stitches you just completed, BPTR in each of the first two stitches you just skipped. I am pointing to these two stitches in the photo below.
Repeat this across the row. Here you can really see how the stitches are starting to look woven on the “front.”
End Row 4 with a DC. Chain 1. Turn your work.
Pattern Note: Once you have Rows 3-4 figured out, the rest is just repeating itself. In the gray scarf, I stopped the Celtic Weave stitch after Row 6. In the pink scarf, I added an extra row of the Celtic Weave stitch and ended up liking it more.
Row 5: Repeat Row 3.
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Row 7: Repeat Row 3.
Row 8: DC in each stitch across. Chain 1 and turn your work.
Row 9: SC in each stitch across.
Leave 5″ tail and weave in.
Feel free to add fringe, or sew together the ends to create a giant infinity scarf. I prefer mine just the way I finished it!