Chocolate Truffle Scarf
Yes, eat your chocolate and wear it too! I designed this scarf of candy truffles so that you could feel like a walking box of chocolates — cute and scrumptious! Mix and match yarn colours to create your favourite truffle flavours, then decorate with dots, hearts, swirls, or stripes. Guaranteed to satisfy any sweet tooth, this scarf makes an enjoyable and decadent treat …minus the calories!
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.
Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
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Loops& Threads™ Impeccable™: 14 sc x 16 rows = 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm (4 inches x 4 inches)
Truffle (Make 16 in colours of your choice. I made 5 Chocolate, 6 Aran, and 5 Soft Rose. Hint: the Truffle is worked upside down, starting with the top of the dome shape.)
Unravel approximately 45.7 cm (18 inches) of yarn to use for sewing later, then with I-hook, ch 9.
Row 1: Sk 1st ch and work 8 sc evenly across. (8)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn. [Work 2 sc in the next st] 2 times. 4 sc evenly. [Work 2 sc in the next st] 2 times. (12)
Rows 3-4: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. (12)
Row 5: Ch 1, turn. [Work 2 sc in the next st] 2 times. 8 sc evenly. [Work 2 sc in the next st] 2 times. (16)
Rows 6-16: Ch 1, turn. Work sc evenly across. (16)
Now, without turning your work, you’ll make a border of sc evenly around the sides and top of your Truffle. You can follow the chart below.
Here’s the chart written out:
Work 2 more sc into the last st worked (i.e. last stof Row 16). 10 sc evenly along the side of your Truffle until you reach the beginning of the curvature. Work [2 sc in the next st, and 1 sc in the following st] 2 times. Now you should be at the top of your Truffle. 8 sc evenly across the top. Then, along the next curvature, work [1 sc in the next st, and 2 sc in the following st] 2 times. 10 sc evenly along the side, leaving one st remaining. Work 2 sc into this last st to turn the corner, then sl st into the 1st st of Row 16 to join. Break off and weave in end, keeping the 45.7 cm (18 inches) of yarn from the beginning for sewing Truffles together later.
I always think it’s a good idea to sketch your scarf first, so you can map out colours and embellishments that you want to use. Check out the sketch I used for my project.
To decorate the tops of my Truffles, I surface-crocheted chains in zigzags and spirals. If you’re not comfortable with surface crochet, you can use an H-hook to work approximately 30.4 cm (12 inches) worth of chains and sew them onto your Truffle in fun patterns. Weave in yarn tails as you go.
You can also use mini pom poms and fabric glue to add sprinkles to eachTruffle.
Small Heart (Make 5)
I crocheted 1 small heart for each Soft Rose Truffle. Using a smaller hook makes the hearts dense and tight.
With Cherry and H-hook, make magic circle or ch 3 and sl st to first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1 and work 5 sc into ring. Sl st to 1st sc to join.(5)
Rnd 2: In same st, work 3 dc, 1 hdc, and 1 sc. 1 sc in next sc. 3 sc in next sc (which forms bottom point of Heart). 1 sc in next sc. In the next st, work 1sc, 1 hdc, and 3 dc. Sl st to next st to join (which should be your sl st from Rnd 1). Break off leaving about 45.7 cm (18 inches) of yarn for sewing. Weave in yarn tail from beginning of Heart, and use the 45.7 cm (18 inches) of yarn to sew Heart to Truffle.
To make the Truffles at both ends of the scarf hang vertically when worn, arrange them into two separate strands — one that is 9 Truffles long and one that is 7 Truffles long (as in my sketch above). I make them different lengths so that the change in direction doesn’t appear in the very center of the scarf. Make sure that you like how the Truffle colours are organized, then align and sew them together using the 45.7 cm (18 inches) of yarn from the start theTruffle. If you don’t feel comfortable eye-balling the stitches, I’ve included a chart below.
Sew the tops of the 9-Truffle and 7-Truffle strands together with 10 stitches. Again, if you don’t feel comfortable eye-balling these stitches, I’ve included another chart below.
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
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