When I was a young girl, I was a purple girl. Everything had to be purple. My binder, my socks, my new dress, and even the walls of my bedroom. As I have been forced to become an adult and all, I now have love in my heart for other colors too. The purple of this yarn spoke to me though, or should I say whispered to that little girl on the inside.
This simple and easy crochet pattern is just what I wanted when I was thinking of a winter scarf that I would want to wear. It is made with a nice, soft, variegated yarn. The asymmetrical shape gives it a bit of drama. This will be your go-to scarf when getting dressed. Throwing on a scarf or shawl just finishes your outfit. One can never have too many scarves!
The Lovely Orchid
Orchids are so interesting because of their usual shape and how they grow in a waterfall-like pattern. The spotted purple moth orchids are the inspiration for this pattern.
When you give a purple orchid to someone it means that you admire and respect them. During the Victorian era, it was all the rage to give rare exotic flowers as a sign of love and affection. The more luxurious and exotic the flower, the deeper the love that they had for you.
Customizing The Purple Orchid Scarf
The stitch pattern uses single crochets and half double crochets. Super easy, right? To give you the cool shape, you will increase on one side and decrease on the other. Even though this pattern is written with a variegated yarn, I’m sure that it will look great with a solid color yarn as well.
If you wish to make it a bigger scarf and turn it into a shawl, just continue adding rows until you reach your desired size. This is a grow-as-you-go scarf. Also, you will need a third skein of yarn if you are using the Lion Brand Mandala Ombre. It comes in so many colors that I had a hard time picking just one. (I think I might have to make this easy crochet pattern in Zen because the cool-toned aqua color is now calling to me.) You’ll love that it works up quickly and looks fabulous!
If you like easy crochet patterns go and see this one from stitching-together.com !
The Purple Orchid Scarf
Written in US Terms
2 Skeins of Lion Brand Mandala Ombre in the colorway Chi/344yd/100% Acrylic
6mm J Crochet Hook
Finished size: Approx. 63 1⁄4 on the longest edge by 36 1⁄4 w.
Gauge: 16 Sts. x 12 Rows = 4in.
SC: Single Crochet
SC2TOG: Single Crochet 2 together
SK: Skip 1 Stitch
HDC: Half Double Crochet
CH-SP: Chain Space
CH: Chain ST(s): Stitch(es)
Row 1: In the 1st CH from the hook, SC all the way across. CH 1 and turn.
Row 2: SC across until the last ST. 2SC in the last ST. CH 1 and turn.
Row 3: 2SC in first ST. CH 1 then SK 1 across until the last 2 ST(s). CH 1. SC2TOG the last
2 stitches. CH 1 and turn.
Row 4: HDC across in each ST and each CH-SP until the last 2 ST(s). Place 2HDC in the last
ST. CH 1 and turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 3.
Row 6: Repeat row 4.
Alternate rows 5 and 6 until finished with the second skein or desired length. Fasten off and
weave in ends. Enjoy!
I would love to see what your Purple Orchid Scarves look like! You may find this pattern just as fun and easy!