A pretty double airy snood with colors that make you dream, my crochet Aurora snood is a free pattern here on the blog! Read through my inspiration, design process and everything on the yarn that I choose or scroll down to get the free pattern.
My Inspiration of The Aurora Snood
My inspiration sometimes comes to me by discovering new yarns, which was the case for this creation. While walking on the stalls of a yarn store, during a trip to Pau (France), I came across this nugget! A huge ball of airy wool in degraded colors that make you dream.I immediately adopted it! And the idea of making it a long snood to wrap came to me naturally. Available in one size that fits everyone!
Easy And Fast To Make
The Aurora snood is easy to crochet, all at once and in no time. It is accessible to all skill levels. I have inserted photos to help beginner crocheters!
The Star Stitch
The star stitch may seem intimidating but I assure you that it is as simple as pie! It is carried out in two steps or rather in two rows: a row of yarn overs which are kept on the hook and closed with a ch: which creates the eye of the star and a row of half DC.
Yarn & Substitution
For this creation I used Maia yarn from Plassard, it is a light category with 70% acrylic, 18% polyamide, 12% Mohair. Gauge 9st x 14 rows.
A note on the substitution for this yarn: as you see I made this project with a french yarn, so to help you I recommend the Soft Spoken Yarn from Lion Brand Yarn, you may need two balls as the lenght is 360m instead of 590m for the Maia yarn.
AURORA CROCHET SNOOD
The Aurora snood, your ally for the cool season! It is crocheted in once with 2×2 ribs on the top and bottom edges and you will discover or review the star stitch in central pattern.
78×30 cm /30″x12″ (folded flat)
or substitution idea: Soft Spoken Yarn from Lion Brand Yarn (1.5 skein)
Gauge (10 x 10cm/4″x4″)
11 DC x 5 rows
st: stitch – ch: chain – slst: slip stitch – hdc: half double crochet – dc: double crochet
◊ Front & back post half double crochet (fphdc/bphdc): make a hdc by stitching your hook in front (or at back) taking the entire next hdc.
◊ Star stitch (cf photo below): ch3, stitch your hook in 1st st from the hook, yarn over, pull the thread through the st, you have two loops on the hook. Repeat in the next four stitches to have a total of six loops on your hook (photo 1), yarn over, pull the thread through the six loops(photo 2), yarn over (photo 3)(= 1/2 star). *Then stitch the hook in the last loop (center of the previous 1/2 star), yarn over, stitch the hook in the last stitch of the star, yarn over, stitch the hook at the base in the last used st of the previous star, yarn over, stitch the hook in the next two stitches, 1 yarn over each time. You have six loops on your hook again(photo 4), yarn over, pull the thread through the six loops(photo 5), yarn over(photo 6).* Repeat from * to * until the end. At the last throw of the last star take at the same time the 3rd ch of the beginning and close.
(Next row: ch2, turn, 1hdc in the center of the previous star, 2hdc in each center of next stars, 1slst in 2nd ch.)
AURORA CROCHET SNOOD PATTERN
CH 180, close in round with 1slst in first ch.
1. ch2, hdc until the end, slst in 2nd ch.
2. ch2, turn, *2bphdc, 2hdc*, repeat from * to * until the end, 1hdc at the last one, slst in 2nd ch.
3. ch2, turn, 1 hdc, *2fphdc, 2hdc*, repeat from * to * until the end, slst in 2nd ch.
4. ch3, do NOT turn, star stitch until the end.
5. ch2, turn, 1hdc in the center of the previous star, 2hdc in each next center of the stars, slst in ch2.
6. ch3, turn, dc until the end, slst in ch3.
7. repeat previous row (6).
→ Repeat rows 4 to 7 four more times (5 times in total). Turn
→ Repeat rows 1 to 3. Finish off.
Weave in end with the tapestry needle.
Put away your hook and wear your new handmade snood with ♥!
BONUS: What to do with the rest of 25g/0.8oz [73m/80yds] of the Maïa ball from Plassard? A headband!
Aurora Headband Crochet Pattern
CH60, close in round with 1slst in 1st ch.
Repeat row 1 and just before closing the last ch turn your row once on itself so as to have the twist effect. Repeat row 2 to 5. Then row 4 and 5 once more. And finally repeat row 1 to 3. Finish off.
And you which yarn are you using for this project? Do you like it?
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