Lightning Bolt Scarf

14 Aug

Electrify your enemies by wearing this super hero or wonder woman scarf. (Or you could shorten it a bit and use it decorate the wall of your crime fighting lair.)

MATERIALS: 5.0 mm hook (H), Approx. 320 yds Worsted Yarn

FINISHED SIZE: 5 feet long x 8.5 inches for widest bolt

GAUGE: Not important as long as you are happy with the drape.

FIRST ZAP (SMALLEST):
Ch 2; in 2nd chain from hook, 2 hdc
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each st (2 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in each st (written 2hdcinc) (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc across (4 sts)
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc twice, 1 hdc (6 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 3 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc twice, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (8 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (10sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 6 rows

SECOND ZAP:
Ch 7, turn, in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (15 sts)
Ch 2, turn hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 10 sts (leaving 5 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 4 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 6 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (12 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (14 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

THIRD ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, then Ch 9
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (21 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 14 sts, leaving 7 sts unworked
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 10 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (16 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 12 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (18 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 9 rows

FOURTH ZAP:
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 11
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (27 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in next 18 sts (leave 9 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 5 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc across next 14 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (20 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 6 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 16 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (22 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 18 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (24 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 5 rows

FIFTH ZAP (LARGEST):
Ch 2, turn, hdc across, ch 14
In 3rd ch from hook, hdc across (38 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 24 sts (leave 12 sts unworked)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 7 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 20 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (26 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across 9 rows
Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc in next 22 sts, 2hdcinc, 1 hdc (28 sts)
Ch 2, turn, hdc across for 10 rows

Finish Off. Weave in ends.

If you want a shorter/kid-sized bolt, skip the fifth zap.

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5 Responses to “Lightning Bolt Scarf”

  1. Dianne Duncan August 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

    This is so cute and easy!

  2. monkeywaffles August 14, 2011 at 6:52 pm #

    I do hope you’re talking about the pattern… ;)

    (p.s. thank you!)

  3. Lynne August 15, 2011 at 7:27 am #

    I want to make one of these but I need to know… when you wear yours do you burst into a room yelling TA DAH!!! I think I might do that wearing this. Would this make me look silly? I am 50yrs young.
    LOL

    • monkeywaffles August 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm #

      Haha, I say go for it, Lynne! You could also roll it up (big end on the outside) and with a flick of your wrist unfurl it at people to strike them with lightning! To do so might be silly, but then again, what’s life without a little silliness?

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