Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Originally designed for the Bridgerton mystery boxes by Leann of Forbidden Fiber Co, I had so much fun with this piece! I imagined myself walking through a really exquisite garden, surrounded by opulent and delicately fragrant blooms, noticing color and texture and every tiny detail. I tried to capture some of that inspiration in this stitch sampler style design in a way that would be interesting for experienced crocheters but also approachable for the adventurous beginner!
My goal was to encourage delight in the simplicity and wonder of familiar stitches coming together in new and intriguing ways in a sort of exploration and journey through the colors and rows of the scarf. The second half actually mirrors the first, so you get to revisit some of the same stitches with new colors!
The pattern itself includes a color coded symbol chart plus detailed instructions for all special stitches, including post stitches, modified puff stitches, and working into the 3rd loop of hdc stitches, as well as optional foundation and chainless stitches. There is also a link to an extensive informal video tutorial that walks you through each row of the pattern!
Let's have a look at some of the details, shall we?
STITCHES & TECHNIQUES:
Half double crochet
Front & back post stitches
Modified puff stitch (defined in pattern)
Sc in 3rd loop of hdc (defined in pattern)
Foundation double crochet optional
Chainless stitches optional
For a swatch and to test color changes, work 33 fdc and follow pattern, just with fewer repeats. Unblocked swatch should measure approximately 5” (12.5 cm) wide.
Finished sample measurements after blocking were about 7” (18 cm) wide and 72” (183 cm) long.
Fortitude Minis by Forbidden Fiber Co. (30 g, 130 yds [119 m]), fingering weight (1: super fine) yarn, 100% merino wool, 8 skeins
C1: Anthony (gray)
C2: Hyacinth (yellow)
C3: Gregory (tan)
C4: Eloise (purple)
C5: Francesca (light purple)
C6: Daphne (blue)
C7: Colin (light green)
C8: Benedict (blue green)
D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook; C/2 (2.75 mm) hook optional for Row 1
I had some wonderful pattern testers for this, including Kathleen, Danie, and Sheri Hudson, who were great about working under a tight deadline and in secrecy! A big thank you goes out to my tech editor Catherine Whelan, too. Each and every one of them helps make this a better pattern for you!
Here's a peek at a couple of the first projects! Sheri worked hers up in the same kit and Danie used some leftovers from her stash:
Be sure to check out the project gallery on Ravelry to see more pictures and new projects as they get added: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wendover/people
The pattern for Wendover is available for purchase in both my Ravelry and Etsy shops and if you were lucky enough to snag one of the original kits, we would love for you to share your progress over in Leann's facebook group as well: https://www.facebook.com/groups/306722569858933
Oh and yes, I've already nearly finished a second Wendover in a solid color! This is Archangel's Wings on Leann's Pride base and it's sooooo pretty!