Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

THE OPPOSITES ATTRACT KERCHIEF IS AN EXCLUSIVE PATTERN MADE IN MY BRAND NEW YARN, COLOR THEORY, PRODUCED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LION BRAND YARN. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE YARN AND COLLABORATION HERE!

Dueling stripes and color blocking adds a split personality to this chic otherwise minimalist kerchief. Wrap it in a variety of ways to show off the different sides. Scroll down for the free pattern, purchase a printer-friendly PDF of the Opposites Attract Kerchief pattern, or purchase the kit with all the Color Theory yarn you’ll need!

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

This project is probably the most satisfying of all 12 designs launching with Color Theory Yarn. Watching it gradually grow in width and then taper back down is so fun, and the uneven striping breaks up the basic repetitive pattern to keep it interesting and make you excited to keep going.

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

While there are several other two-color projects in the collection, this one really allows each hue to shine and the sharp contrast of the bold striping makes them pop even more. This design would also look fab with two monochromatic colors for a more subtle, faded look.

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

I wanted this piece to be appropriate for spring, so I went against my typical “bigger is always better” sense and kept the dimensions of this one on the petite side. The fabric drapes so beautifully and I can see myself making this in several more colorways!

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

This is a beginner level crochet pattern and the techniques involved are half double crochet, hdc2tog, and changing colors.

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

MATERIALS

1 skein each Lion Brand Color Theory in Bone (619-122X) for color A and Caper (619-173AE) for color B
(worsted, weight 4; 246yds/225m per skein)
Size US I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
Tapestry needle

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GAUGE

16 sts + 11 rows = 4”/10cm in half double crochet

FINISHED DIMENSIONS

(A) Length end to end: 74.5”/189cm
(B) Widest point: 13.25”/34cm

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

ABBREVIATIONS
*All Two of Wands patterns are written in standard US terms.

Ch – chain
Hdc – half double crochet
Hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
Rep – repeat
St(s) – stitch(es)

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

Notes: Kerchief is worked flat side to side, first increasing by one stitch every other row to the widest point, then decreasing every other row to the opposite end. Turn at the end of each row. To change color, work the final yarn over of the last stitch of the previous row in the new color. Tapestry crochet can be used to carry the alternate color on single row stripes to reduce the number of ends to weave in. To do so, lay the alternate color on top of the row below and crochet over it.

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

With color A, ch 3.

Begin increase rows:

Row 1: 2 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. (2 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as st here and throughout), hdc, 2 hdc in last st. (3 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc to last st, 2 hdc in last st. (4 sts)

Rows 5-102: Rep rows 3 and 4, changing colors as follows:

Rows 5-65: Color A (34 sts)

Row 66: Color B (35 sts)

Row 67: Color A (35 sts)

Row 68: Color B (36 sts)

Rows 69-75: Color A (39 sts)

Row 76: Color B (40 sts)

Rows 77-81: Color A (42 sts)

Rows 82-85: Color B (44 sts)

Rows 86-93: Color A (48 sts)

Rows 94+95: Color B (49 sts)

Rows 96-102: Color A (53 sts)

Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

Begin decrease rows:

Change to color B.

Row 103: Ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc to end of row. (52 sts)

Row 104: Ch 2, hdc across row.

Rows 105-204: Rep rows 3 and 4, changing colors as follows:

Row 105: Color B (51 sts)

Row 106: Color A (51 sts)

Rows 107-111: Color B (48 sts)

Row 112: Color A (48 sts)

Rows 113-125: Color B (41 sts)

Row 126: Color A (41 sts)

Rows 127-135: Color B (36 sts)

Rows 136+137: Color A (35 sts)

Row 138: Color B (35 sts)

Row 139: Color A (34 sts)

Rows 140-173: Color B (17 sts)

Rows 174-177: Color A (15 sts)

Rows 178-183: Color B (12 sts)

Row 184: Color A (12 sts)

Rows 185-204: Color B (2 sts)

Row 205: Hdc2tog. (1 st)

Fasten off. Secure and weave in all ends.


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Opposites Attract Kerchief Pattern by Two of Wands

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