Winter Buds Scarf Pattern

Is it too late to wish you all a Happy New Year?  I hope not! Somehow time seems to have gotten away from me more than usual recently.  This post was actually intended as a pre-Christmas bonus post, but I guess it’s better late than never!  On that subject – I do hope you all had a great time with your families and that it involved a lot less toothache than my Christmas did (I could do quite well without gaining my wisdom teeth, I think).

It was great to hear from Andy Newton via Ravelry, who has been busy modifying my Summer Sprigs Scarf Pattern into this Winter Buds Scarf pattern.  Instead of being worked top down, it is worked bottom up.  (See my post on triangular scarves for more info on construction types and how to modify stitch patterns to your preferred method of construction – one of my most read posts from 2015!)

Winter Buds Scarf - free crochet pattern

Winter Buds Scarf – free crochet pattern

The benefit of bottom up is that you won’t need the somewhat tedious starting chain as needed in my original pattern.  The difference is that the “buds”/”sprigs” run in the opposite direction, and of course your rows will get longer and longer the further you go, rather than shorter and shorter.

If you are interested in giving this variation a go, check it out on Ravelry: Winter Buds Scarf Pattern (it’s free, just like the original!)

Winter Buds Scarf - free crochet pattern

Winter Buds Scarf and Summer Sprigs Lace Scarf – free crochet patterns

I have a new crochet pattern ready to post next time, I am just waiting for some sunshine (or at least for the rain to stop) to take the photos, so keep an eye out for it.  And I’m working on another new design with lots of colours which is cheering me up in all this dreary rain.

What projects do you have planned for this year?  Are you going to challenge yourself to branch out or stick with what you love to make?

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10 thoughts on “Winter Buds Scarf Pattern

  1. I loved the Summer Sprigs scarf so much that I have now made about a dozen of them, mostly in cotton yarn and adjusted for thickness of the yarn. It was a bit of a compulsion for a while. Now I have to find homes for the ones I did not give to friends and family and hope to sell them on my craft stall stall this weekend. I shall acknowledge the designer by displaying the website. I adjusted the pattern by omitting two chains in the cluster.

    Thank you too for designing the pattern bottom up. I will be trying it out too. The disadvantage of bottom up is that it is too easy to stop too soon! And then start on another.

    • Wow Alice, you have been busy! So pleased you like my pattern and I’m sure this variation will be an interesting one for you to try. Good luck with your craft stall! :)

  2. I love this scarf, but I’m having trouble starting it out!! ☹
    Can I get a close up pic of one you have done! The 2nd row would truly help me!! 😊

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