I’ve had so much fun playing with Bernat Velvet yarn that my friends from Yarnspirations.com sent me! Have you seen what Hannah made with it?
Can you say gorgeous? (I know I’m her mom and completely biased, but still, this is stunning!)
What we both agree though is that we like stitches that have easy places to insert the hook, so, in her blanket, she chose the half double crochet working in between the posts. I decided to work around the double crochet posts.
Many of you will know this stitch as FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet) or BPDC (Back Post Double crochet. If you don’t, I think this scarf will be a great practice project to learn exactly how to work around the post of a stitch.
Here’s a video to learn the pattern. More details about the pattern follow below. (If the video doesn’t load, disable your ad-blocker or click here to watch on Youtube.)
Thank you to my other darling daughter Annie for modeling the scarf for me! (She’s my youngest of my five kids.)
She said while I took her picture that she didn’t want to take this scarf off. It’s really nice and soft and super cozy.
I worked this scarf back and forth and then sewed the two ends together with a tapestry needle and turned it into an infinity scarf. I did this so I could only use one skein of the Bernat Velvet and make it a simple project.
Bernat Velvet (100% polyester, 300 g/10.5 oz, 288 m/315 yds)
1 skein any color
Size K/6.5mm hook, tapestry needle, scissors
Finished size 60 in x 7 in
Double Crochet (DC): YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through two loops, YO and pull through remaining two loops.
Front and Back Post Double Crochet (FPDC & BPDC): A front post DC means you insert your hook from front to back around the post of the next DC and work your DC. A back post DC means you insert your hook around the post from the back to the front and work a DC.
Chain 22. (If you choose to use this pattern with different yarn, any number of chains you wish to use to measure about 7 inches is fine, there is not a pattern repeat.)
Row 1: Starting in the third chain from the hook, work 1 DC. Continue working 1 DC into each chain to the end of the row. CH 2 and turn. (20 DC)
Row 2: Insert your hook from front to back and back to the front around the second post. (The turning chain acts as the first stitch of the row, do not work around the post that is lined up with it.) Essentially you are popping the post forward with your hook and then working the DC as usual. Work around each post across the row. Work one last DC under the turning chain, CH 2 and turn. (19 DC around the posts, plus 1 DC under the turning chain, 20 DC total.)
Row 3: Working around the next post, (again, don’t work around the post that is directly below the turning chain) insert your hook from the back to the front and to the back, popping the post toward the back and in the same direction as row 2. Continue the BPDC (back post double crochet) across the row. CH 2 and turn. (19 DC around the posts, 1 DC under the turning chain, 20 DC total.)
Row 4: Repeat row 2.
Rows 5 – 8: Repeat row 2 and then row 3, two times. (This will reverse the direction of the posts for four rows.)
Rows 9 – 12: Repeat row 3, and then 2, two times. (Reversing the direction again.)
Continue this pattern, switching directions every four rows until you almost finish the skein, or approximately 60 inches. Leave enough yarn to slip stitch, or sew the two ends together to make into an infinity scarf. Tie off and weave in the ends.
I hope you find the velvet as soft and amazing as we do! I can’t wait to make more projects with it! My brain is already exploding with more ideas–especially using the post stitches.
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