Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Free Crochet Pattern Super Mario & Luigi Scarf


I told my kids I was making them scarves since we are moving in December to a cold place and we have been on a tropical island for 5 years.

We've become pretty acclimated to Okinawa and I have a feeling we are going to freeze our butts off. :)

So I asked the boys which Super Mario characters they wanted on their scarves. T chose Mario & Luigi. So here they are. I think it turned out pretty well.

The color changes are a PAIN, but well worth it when you see the end result. I don't like to carry the extra colors along because I don't like when you can see them through the top color, so at each color change I cut and tied it off.

This left MANY MANY ends to weave in and was probably the most time consuming part of this project. But if you are up to the challenge, here is my attempt at a pattern. You should know how to do color changes and hdcs in order to complete this scarf. It can be kind of confusing following the chart when you turn and are coming back across the character as you will go left to right and then right to left to make the character. I don't know how to explain that part any better, but once you start working on it, you should see what I am talking about.

Materials

worsted weight yarns

Size H crochet hook (hook size will determine size of scarf)

Chart of characters

patience :)


With main scarf color chain 23

Row 1 Hdc in 2nd chain from hook. Hdc all the way across, then ch1 and turn.

Row 2 Hdc in all across, ch1 and turn.

You should have 22 stitches across. The character at it's largest is 16 stitches, so start with 3 hdcs in the main color then start the chart.

After the character is finished do as many rows of the main color in hdcs as you want until you get your desired length, then start Luigi chart.

After Luigi is finished add 2 rows of main color hdcs and finish off.


The blue around the charted characters indicates where you would do the main color of the scarf. Your scarf will not look exactly like my scarf does in the middle. I improvised with an hdc, ch1 skip 1 stitch, but I was unsure of exactly what I did, so I just suggest in the pattern to hdc across, but if you are more advanced you can change that part of the pattern to suit your needs.  

I hope this is clear to anyone trying to make this scarf.

This would not be a good pattern for a beginner with all of the color changes and chart usage.
Any questions or comments welcomed.
Enjoy!!

11 comments:

Cherisse said...

That is AMAZING! Your God given gift is SHINING through! Keep up the great work!

FilthyGrandeur said...

i now know what i must make my boyfriend for xmas. i've never done a pattern like this, but oh my. it's perfect. i have to try!

The Daily Crocheter said...

This pattern was selected as today's Free Crochet Pattern of the Day on Oct 31st over at The Daily Crocheter. It's also posted in our Free Crochet Patterns listings under Scarves. Go Mario! Happy Crocheting!

Michael said...

Excellent Job!

Michael said...

Excellent Job!

~TrAcEe said...

Thank you for posting your pattern, I am trying to improvise and use afgahn stitch. I just learned it a couple of days ago. lots of ripping out and redoing, I tried your way but I just couldnt get the switching of colors that way, afgan looks good but I had to use a bigger hook.

~TrAcEe said...

Thanks for posting your pattern, I love to make anything mario related and this is my new project with winter right around the corner. However I tried to do it with the DBL crotch and single and couldnt figure out the switching of colors it just never looked right after a couple rounds, so i am trying the afghan stitch with I just learned a couple of days ago, it works but the curling is horrible so Im off to more ripping and tyring a bigger hook. Can I ask were you got the graph from? Did you make it yourself?

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Multibeavo said...

I made the chart myself using graph paper. :)

CaymanMum3 said...

I was only brave enough to complete Mario....the weaving in ends and colour changes were too tedious for me. I ended up making the 1 UP for the other end of the scarf. Now to make the middle and join it..LOL Thanks for sharing this pattern. BTW I posted my project on ravelry with yours.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to attempt this for my husband for Christmas. Fingers crossed I can finish it in 15 days only working on it while he's at work! Thanks so much for the pattern! I'm so excited to get going!!!

Mary Ciro said...

Thanks for this free easy pattern. I am making it for Christmas as a present for my grandson. He loves playing Mario and Luigi.