My Cart (0)

Boteh Scarf

Crochet a "cluster of leaves". Each motif flows gracefully into the next, resulting in a swirled effect, for a stunning spring accessory.

Availability: Download Now


Click on image to zoom

This simple motif reminds designer Kathy Merrick of Persian carpet Boteh (Old Persian for "cluster of leaves"). They can look like leaves, pine cones, pears, or paisleys. Each motif flows gracefully into the next, resulting in a swirled effect, and this lightweight wool yarn lends excellent drape to the whole project.
Finished Size: About 4 1/2" wide at widest points and 72" long.
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (80% superwash wool, 20% nylon; 215 yd [190 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]): chino, 2 skeins.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 24 sts and 15 rows = 4" in hdc.
Needles: Hooks: Size F/5 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Spring 2007

SKU: EP0416

Author/Speaker/Editor: Kathy Merrick

Format: eProject

Related Items:

Customer Reviews

Can't wait to begin! Review by Kathleen

I am so looking forward to making and wearing this scarf. I will have an opportunity to practice crocheting again after many years. Of course, the Lorna's Laces yarn that came with the scarf kit is scrumptious, but I was disappointed in the color. The photo led me to believe it would be a warm blush tone, but it is a light warm khaki. I am sure I will love whatever it eventually becomes--it just isn't a color I would wear near my face. I am searching for a substitute.

(Posted on 4/30/14)

Best scarf Review by Amanda Gregory

I have made this scarf more than a dozen times. I have made it lacier by adding spaces between sts, I have use half double crochet for the main bedy of the scarf, I have added picots to the outer sides, and I have even added beads to the outside edges. With imagination, it is just so versatile. the compliments always come and it looks difficult, but it is a very easy pattern.

(Posted on 2/12/12)

Adjustment? Review by deborah moros

I just downloaded this pattern and I was wondering how it would look if I shortened the DTR row to a different stitch. I'm thinking it's a little too long. Using an E hook and a little thicker than sock yarn. But I love it! Thanks, Deb

(Posted on 7/27/11)

Review by Abbey Cupp

This scarf is so pretty! I receive complements wherever I go. Plus, being new to crochetting, it was an easy pattern for me to master.

(Posted on 11/18/09)