This is a crochet pattern review of the Meridale Scarf by Through the Loop Yarn Craft. Reviewed by Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet for Cre8tion Crochet.
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Carrie from Mountain Momma Crochet here! I appreciate you coming to check out my assessment of this textured scarf.
Why buy it in a store when you can make your own?
Sadly, as spring makes it’s way to us this year, we find more and more crochet makes offered in various big chain stores. No matter which side you are on regarding this topic, one thing is certain. Handmade is best. As a maker, there are times I scratch my head when I see the price tag on something hanging on the rack. Best believe I’m always stopping, no matter where we are, to check out the prices attached to a granny square purse or cardigan. Don’t get me wrong. I absolutely hate weaving in the ends, but I’ll either buy from another maker directly or make it myself.
I’m a huge fan of Red Heart – Roll With It Melange. You can find this yarn at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby. If you shop online, you can buy this yarn just about anywhere. I was shocked to find that you can also buy this yarn through Target. I’m assuming it’s not available in stores as I definitely would’ve found it in my many escapades, where my buggy tends to be a lot fuller than I expected.
I had the Meridale Scarf crochet pattern in my library and a cake of yarn on hand. I knew this would be perfect for this project. Check out this texture!
What Supplies Do I Need to Crochet a Triangle Scarf?
- Worsted #4 Yarn – Red Heart Roll With It Melange – Paparazzi pictured; comparable – Premier Spun Colors (1 cake)
- Size I9/5.5mm Crochet Hook
- Needle for weaving in ends
- Meridale Scarf, Paid Crochet Pattern by Through the Loop Yarn Craft via Etsy
- Tape measure (optional) – helps with gauge and measurements
I chose variegated yarn, allowing the colors to flow. I believe this make would also be beautiful in a nice solid. I think the key to this piece is selecting a yarn that lays well. You don’t want anything that will be too stiff around your neck. Roll With It Melange can be a little stiff, but after washing in cold water and adding some fabric softener, it should be pliable and lay nicely. I can’t help but think Malabrigo Mecha would also make a nice choice if you are a fan of Malabrigo, like me. If you’ve not had the pleasure, definitely try it, I’ve been hooked since the first time I used it and always have some on hand. Malabrigo should be available in your local (non-chain) yarn store or online. I suggest Michigan Fine Yarns. I had a recent online purchase from Michigan Fine Yarns and had a very pleasant experience.
How Long Does it Take to Crochet a Triangle Scarf?
Once you get past the fourth row, the remaining rows are a repeat until the time to decrease. You are increasing until you reach a certain number of stitches and width in the scarf. Once you begin the decrease, again, it goes back to a repeat. You could easily knock this make out in a couple hours. This also depends on your skill level. I would say this is a relatively easy pattern to follow. The amount of time to create the scarf depends completely on you and the speed at which you can complete the repeat. This is the type of pattern you could make while watching Netflix or your favorite streaming service.
The finished piece measures 66″ long and is around 13″ wide. The gauge for a 4″ square should be four rows x 12 stitches. You could easily make this scarf longer, which would necessitate more yarn. Given the original measurement from the pattern, with tassels, it takes almost an entire cake of Roll With It. Suggestion – if you feel you are ready to decrease, check the length. If it is around 33″, that would equate to the midpoint of the suggested length in the pattern.
The yarn pictured above is Premier Spun Colors in River Rock. The Premier Spun Colors has 419 yards, compared to the Roll With It, which has 389 yards.
Special stitches or instructions to understand:
- Increase – using 2 stitches in the same space
- Decrease – using either two SC together or 2 DC together
- Creating tassels, which is optional
The pattern is worked lengthwise, working back and forth, increasing every other row. The increase and decrease will occur on the same side, which creates the ‘triangle’ or point. The opposite side forms a straight line. The pattern offers a suggestion of using a stitch marker to note which side the increase and decrease should occur. This is a huge time saver!
I’d like to thank Cre8tion Crochet for the opportunity to reach out to a larger audience and for the experience of getting to place some thoughts onto digital paper.
Carrie of Mountain Momma Crochet
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