Jelly Bean Scarf (Crochet)
How did Twinkie Chan get this cute idea? Here's what she had to say, "I recently polled my Twitter followers about what kind of crochet pattern they’d like to see for Easter. One gal said, “Something with jelly beans!” I loved this idea, so I designed this multicoloured jelly bean scarf for you to wear on Easter egg hunts. Use the combination of worsted weight colours that remind you of your favourite jelly bean flavours. This pattern is the ultimate stash-buster—the more variety, the better!"
Twinkie Chan is a crochet designer from San Francisco with an insatiable appetite for creating fun, food-themed accessories. Since she launched her website in 2005 with a dozen scrumptious scarves, her unique work has been featured online, in print, on television, and in art shows. Inspired by the high demand from her fans for her crochet patterns, she published her first book, "Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats To Wear,” in 2010.
At the beginning of each round, when the pattern says to “Ch 2 and hdc in same st,” you should work your hdc in the last sl st of the previous row, not the first hdc of the previous row. This is important for maintaining the correct jelly bean shape.
Jelly Bean (Make 13 in colours of your choice.)
The first 3 rounds work up an oval. The last 2 rounds vary, to give the jelly bean its shape.
With I-hook, ch 10.
Rnd 1: Sk 1st 2 chs and work 7 hdc evenly across. In the last ch, work 5 hdc, which will bring you around to the other side of the foundation chain. Work 6 hdc evenly across. In the last ch, work 4 hdc. Sl st to 1sthdc to join. (22)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as your 1st hdc) and hdc in same st. Work 6 hdc evenly across. [2 hdc in next st] 5 times. Then 6 hdc evenly across. [2hdc in next st] 4 times. Sl st to top of ch 2 to join. (32)
Rnd 3: Ch 2 (counts as your 1st hdc) and hdc in same st. Work 7 hdc evenly across. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 5 times. Then 6 hdc evenly across. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next st] 4 times. Sl st to top of ch2 to join. (42)
Rnd 4: Ch 2 (counts as your 1st hdc) and hdc in same st. Work 8 hdc evenly across. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts] 4 times. [2 hdc in next st] 2 times, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 8 sl st (don’t sl st too tightly since you’ll have to crochet into them later), 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 hdc in next st, [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 2 sts] 2 times. Sl st to top of ch 2 to join. (52)
Rnd 5: Ch 2 (counts as your 1st hdc) and hdc in same st. Work 9 hdc evenly across. [2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc in next 3 sts] 5 times. 2 hdc in next st, 1 hdc, 1 sc, 6 sl st, 1 sc each in next 3 sts, hdc, [2 hdc in next st, 3 hdc in next st] 2 times. 1 Hdc in last st. (60) Break off leaving 18" of yarn for sewing.
The right side of all the jelly beans should face you while you sew them into a scarf, but you can rotate some of them 180 degrees for a more random look.
I prefer that the jelly beans slightly overlap. Whichever jelly bean is on top is the colour of yarn I’ll use to sew two jelly beans together. The stitches will form an almond shape, outlining where the two beans overlap.
While sewing, I only pick up a stitch or two of the jelly bean underneath. This way, my stitches won’t show through the back.
Continue to sew jelly beans together until the scarf is the desired length.
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
[ ] = repeat what is inside the brackets the number of times indicated
Each jelly bean needs approximately 18 yards of yarn and 13 jelly beans are needed to complete a scarf.
Gauge: Loops & Threads™ Impeccable™: 14 sc x 16 rows = 10.2 x 10.2 cm (4"x4")