Crown Imperial Lace Scarf

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Difficulty: Intermediate ✦✦✦✦✧

With the beginning of Spring, I am excited to get wear lighter lace scarves again. While I love my Sunshine Pineapples Scarf, it's time to add a new scarf to my wardrobe. And so I created this Crown Imperial Lace Scarf. It's based on Arts and Crafts era ceramic tile designs from "Plants and Their Application to Ornament: A Nineteenth-Century Design Primer" by Eugène Grasset from 1897.


I love buying nice yarn, but often can't really afford to purchase more than one hank of the really nice stuff. But, most of my patterns and ideas require at least 2 skeins of yarn so I never know what to do when I only get 1 skein. To give myself something worthy of a small length of really nice yarn, I designed this pattern as a 1-skein scarf (at least 400m). The pattern repeat is 32 rows long that can be repeated to make a scarf of any length. It has 2 different rows to end at (rows 17 or 33) so you can just repeat the pattern until you run out of yarn.



This pattern was originally created in 435 yds of sock yarn (some amazingly soft Wooly Wonka Nimue Sock (50% silk, 50% merino wool) yarn) with a 3.75mm (F) hook, but any fingering, sock, or sport weight yarn will look great. My finished and blocked scarf is 9.5 inches wide and 6.75 feet long.


You can find the full written directions below, but this pattern is also available as a stitch chart here (or click on the chart).

Special Stitches:

  • 2 dc-bobble: yarn over (YO), insert your hook in the stitch and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), pull a loop though 2 loops on the hook (2 loops on the hook), YO, insert your hook in the same st and pull up a loop (4 loops on the hook), pull a loop though 2 loops on the hook (3 loops on the hook), pull a loop through all 3 loops on the hook.

Note:

  • When asked to stitch "in the ch-3 space", for instance, you are supposed to stitch around the whole chain and not into the center chain.

Pattern:

Chain 49.


Row 1: Starting in the 4th ch from the hook, dc 46. Turn. (47 sts, including the ch-3 at the beginning of the row)


Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc, hereafter), skip 1 st, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip 3 sts, sc in the next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, 3 dc in the next st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, sc in the next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 2 dc in the next st, ch, skip 2 sts, dc in the next st, 3 dc in the next st, dc in the next st, ch, skip 2 sts, 2 dc in the next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, sc in the next st, ch 5, skip 5 sts, 3 dc in the next st, ch 3, skip 2 sts, sc in the next st, ch 5, skip 3 sts, dc in the next st, skip 1 st, dc in the last st*. Turn.

*Make sure to stitch INTO the top chain and not around the turning chain to pull the chain taught and make it look like a double crochet.

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Row 3: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, 2 tc in the next st, ch, skip the ch-3 sp, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, 2 tc in the ch-5 sp, ch 2, skip the next sc and ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 2, skip the next ch-3 sp and sc, 2 tc in the ch-5 sp, ch, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 tc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, dc 2. Turn.


Row 4: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 3, skip the ch-2 st, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 3, skip the ch-2 st, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 5: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the sc and ch-3 sp, dc 2. Turn.


Row 6: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the dc and st, 2 dc-bobble in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 7: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp and sc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the dc and ch, 2 dc-bobble in the next st, skip the ch and dc, ch 3, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip the sc and ch-3 sp, 2-dc bobble in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp and sc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the dc and ch, 2 dc-bobble in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch and dc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-3 sp, skip the sc and ch-3, ch 5, dc 2. Turn.


Row 8: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, (ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 sp) twice, ch 3, skip the next st, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the next sc and ch-5, (2 tc, ch, dc, ch, 2 tc) in the next st, ch 3, skip the next ch-5 and sc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the next st, (sc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 5) twice, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 9: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, 2 tc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, 3 dc in the next st, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 tc in the next st, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the sc and ch-3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 10: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the (sc, ch 5, sc), [dc, 2 dc in the next st, ch, skip the ch-2 sp] twice, dc, 2 dc in the next st, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-2 sp] twice, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 5, skip the (sc, ch 5, sc), sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 11: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, [dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp] three times, dc 5, [ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3] three times, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 12: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch 3, [dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp] three times, dc 5, [ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3] three times, ch 5, skip the ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.

Row 13: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 4, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 5, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch 4, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 14: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 15: ch 3, dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, tc, tc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, tc2tog, tc, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, dc 2. Turn.


Row 16: ch 2, dc in the next st (counts as a dc2tog), ch 3, [sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] three times, tc 2, ch 2, skip the (ch, dc, ch), dc2tog, ch, skip the (ch, dc3tog, ch), dc2tog, ch 2, skip the (ch, dc, ch), tc 2, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] three times, ch 3, dc2tog. Turn.


Row 17: ch 3, 2 dc in the first st, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, [sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] three times, ch 5, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, dc2tog, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] three times, ch 5, 3 dc in the last st. Turn.


Row 18: ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, 2 dc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch, 3 dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next dc2tog and ch, dc, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, skip the next ch and dc2tog, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in the ch-5 sp, ch, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc. Turn.


Row 19: ch 3, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 2, skip the next ch-3 sp, 2 tc in the ch-5 sp, ch, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the next ch-3 and sc, 2 tc in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, dc 2, ch 5, skip the ch-5 sp, 2 tc in the next st, ch, skip the next sc and ch-3, ch, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, 2 tc in the ch-5 sp, ch 2, skip the next ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, dc. Turn.


Row 20: ch 3, dc in the next 2 sts, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 3, skip the ch-2 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc3tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 3, skip the ch-2 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3. Turn.


Row 21: ch 3, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, dc 2, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch 5, skip the ch-3 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc. Turn.


Row 22: ch 3, 2 dc-bobble in the next st, ch 3, skip the next ch and dc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc3tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, dc, skip the ch-1 sp, ch, dc3tog, skip the ch-1 sp, ch, dc, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the next dc and ch, 2 dc-bobble, dc. Turn


Row 23: ch 3, 2 dc-bobble in the next st, ch 5, skip the ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the dc and ch, 2 dc-bobble, ch 5, skip the ch and dc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip the sc and ch-3, dc 2, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the dc and ch, 2 dc-bobble, ch 3, skip the ch and dc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, 2 dc-bobble, dc. Turn.


Row 24: ch 3, (dc, ch, 2 tc) in the next st, ch 3, skip the ch-5 and sc, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the next st, [sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] twice, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] twice, ch 3, skip the next st, sc in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the sc and ch-5, (2 tc, ch, dc) in the next st, dc. Turn.


Row 25: ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 tc in the next st, [sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] twice, skip the sc and ch-3, dc 2, skip the ch-3 and sc, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] twice, 2 tc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, 2 dc in the next st, ch 2, skip the ch-3 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, 2 dc in the next st, dc. Turn.


Row 26: ch 3, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, [2 dc in the next st, dc, ch, skip the ch-2 sp] twice, 2 dc in the next st, dc, ch 5, skip the (sc, ch 5, sc), sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the (sc, ch 5, sc), dc, 2 dc in the next st, [ch, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st] twice, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, 2 dc in the next st, dc. Turn.


Row 27: ch 3, dc in the next 3 sts, [ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3] three times, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, dc 2, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, [dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp] three times, dc 4. Turn.


Row 28: ch 3, dc in the next 3 sts, [ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3] three times, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, [dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp] three times, dc 4. Turn.


Row 29: ch 3, dc in the next 3 sts, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch 4, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, dc 2, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 4, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 4. Turn.


Row 30: ch 3, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 3, ch 4, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc 2, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 4, dc 3, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, dc2tog, dc. Turn.


Row 31: ch 3, dc2tog over the next 2 sts, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, tc2tog, tc, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, dc 2, ch 5, skip the next ch-3 and sc, sc in the next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in the ch-4 sp, ch 5, tc, tc2tog, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc 2, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc2tog, dc. Turn.


Row 32: ch 3, ch, skip the next dc2tog and ch, dc2tog, ch 2, skip the next (ch dc, ch), tc 2, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] three times, ch 3, dc2tog, ch 3, [sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5] three times, tc 2, ch 2, skip the next (ch dc, ch), dc2tog, ch, skip the next ch and dc2tog, ch, dc. Turn.


Row 33: ch 4 (counts as the first dc and ch), skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, dc2tog, [ch 5, sc in the ch-5 sp] three times, ch 5, skip the next sc and ch-3, 3 dc in the next st, skip the next ch-3 and sc, [ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 sp] three times, ch 5, dc2tog, ch, skip the ch-2 sp, dc, ch, skip the ch-1 sp, dc. Turn.


Row 34: ch 3, skip the ch-1 sp, dc, ch 5, skip the next ch and dc2tog, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in the next st, ch 5, skip the next ch-5 and sc, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the next st, 2 dc in the ch-5 sp, ch, dc, 3 dc in the next st, dc, ch, 2 dc in the ch-5 sp, ch 3, skip the next st, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next ch-5 and sc, 3 dc in the next st, ch 3, sc in the ch-5 sp, ch 5, skip the next dc2tog and ch, dc, skip the ch-1 sp, dc*. Turn.

*Make sure that the last dc goes INTO the second chain from the hook and not around the turning chain to define the dc and chain that began/finished Row 33.


Repeat Rows 3-34 ending with either Row 17 or 33.



Last Row:


If ending on Row 17:

ch 3, dc in the next 2 sts, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, [dc, dc in the ch-1 sp] three times, dc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, dc 3.

Tie off.


If ending on Row 33:

ch 3, [dc in the ch-1 sp, dc] twice, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, dc 3, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 3 dc in the ch-5 sp, tc, 4 dc in the ch-5 sp, [dc, dc in the ch-1 sp] twice, dc.

Tie off.



Blocking


Block the scarf according to your yarn's fiber content (steam block for acrylic, wet block for natural fibers) to 9.5 inches (24 cm) wide.




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