The Watermelon Burst Scarf – Corner to Corner Crochet Pattern
Corner to Corner (C2C) is excellent to create all sorts of motifs. Thanks to its blocks you can basically crochet any image that has been broken down into squares, or pixels for the digital generation.
What a lot of those patterns have in common is that you need to change colours quite a bit, sometimes just for one block. While that has amazing results, it can also be a bit cumbersome.
I wanted to create a fun project, that used some great colours and didn’t follow your standard C2C diagonals. I also wanted to avoid weaving in ends at all costs.
So my husband and I sat down in front of a piece of paper and began playing around. The rules were simple, if there is a colour change, it has to be within 1 block of where the colour was last used so that I wouldn’t have to cut there yarn, and there couldn’t be more than 4 colours (or two sets of two colours) in a diagonal. Simply because I only had 4 50g skeins of yarn that I wanted to use, 2 pink, 2 green.
I have to say, I am extraordinarily pleased with the result. The scarf worked up quickly, and at the end, I only had a handful of ends to weave in. I’m also very much in love with the colour combination, although anything pink is normally not my thing.
I hope you’ll have as much fun with this pattern as I did!
Yarn: Worsted Weight, 2 colours
Hook: 5,5 mm (metric) / Size I (US) / Size 5 (UK, Canada)
Yarn needle to weave in (very few) ends
- I’m left-handed, so my pattern starts at the bottom right. If you’re right-handed, I’m sure you know which way to turn, because what you guys do with a hook honestly confuses the heck out of me 🙂
- I chain 5 for increases and chain 2 to start blocks (instead of 6 and 3 as some do), that tightens the whole story up a bit more.
- For the last row, instead of doing *slip stitch, chain 2, 3 double crochets* for each block, I did *slip stitch, 3 half double crochets*, which made the diagonal edge a bit smoother.
- I made 2 tassels for the far corners which gives it a nice playful touch, but that’s obviously up to you.
- My own scarf turned out about 65 cm / 25″ for the short sides, and about 1m / 39.5″ diagonal. It works great for me but might be a bit short for others, so I added two more rows to the pattern below.
Watermelon Burst Scarf – Corner to Corner Pattern