It has, however, been far too long since I put up a pattern for your viewing pleasure so here's something fun and fast!
I'm rather amazed how well this little scarf came out. You see, I was feeling horribly uncreative as I played with my yarn. I started thinking about my Leaf mini scarf, I like it a lot and wear it quite often, and though about making a variation of it. Thus the Petals scarf was born, so named because it looks like pansies to me. I think you'll agree that it has a lot of promise and not just as a mini scarf. In fact, I was so intrigued by the possibilities of this pattern I made two extra swatches to show off what it can do.
The original mini scarf is quite pretty. It looks light and delicate and I really like that the pattern in it looks rather like pansy petals. But then I got to thinking how it would look as a full sized scarf or as a choker. That's where the extra swatches come in. I made one with Lion Brand Thick and Quick and and N hook (on left) to see how it would look in bulky yarn, then I broke out the crochet thread and my steel hooks (size 7) to see how it would look as a choker fabric (on right). Here's what I came up with.
There you are, proof that these patterns really will work with any yarn and appropriately sized hook. That variation ability is part of why I'm so keen on this sort of pattern. Anything gauge free is a friend of mine!
Honestly, I'm rather fond of the chunky version of this pattern. It didn't come out quite as long as I would have liked, but then, I didn't have a full ball of yarn to begin with. It is still long enough to be used as a scarf, though. What I really like about the chunky one is how it goes around the neck, making a slightly raised collar. I've already used it several times too; anything this thick keeps air from coming down the neck edge of a coat and this scarf is no exception.
Petals Mini Scarf
About 120 yards (40 grams) Naturally Caron Spa in Ocean Spray
Row 1: Make 8 dc in the 3rd chain from hook. Turn.
Row 2: Skipping the first dc, slst in the tops of the next 2 dc then between the 3rd and 4th dc of the previous row. Ch 2, 2 dc in same space. Skip 1 dc and make 3 dc in the top of the next dc. Skip 1 dc and make 3 dc between the skipped stitch and the next dc. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 60 inches (153 cm) and break off. Weave in ends.