Tibbs; head & neck kerchief for fast gifts

Tibbs Crochet Kerchief worn by lady in black shirt

Because i said i would...

Do you remember when a bit back I told you about the new Homespun DK yarn from King Cole? 
And in that post I told you I had made a “little neck kerchief” and that I would tell you when it’s ready. 

Hey guess what… It’s ready!

Tibbs crochet kerchief just might be the project you’ve been looking for.
It’s fast. Using a dc mesh stitch for the body means this little wonder flies in your fingers. 
It’s easy. If you’re a beginner, I encourage you to give this a go!
1 ball. Yep, thats it. This is a great project for using those single balls in your stash.
>>>So, what do all of those qualities add up to? Hint: the Holidays are coming.

Summon your inner Oprah and get ready for gift giving- You get a Tibbs! and you get a Tibbs!… A Tibbs for you! Tibbs for everyone!

joy

So so so excited to share this with ya’ll! Creating another crochet pattern for the new Revel Signature line is filling my soul.

I don’t even know the words to explain how much joy this brings me. 

I truly hope with all my yarny heart that these patterns are doing the same for you. That you enjoy making from them and that gifting or wearing your creations makes you burst with happiness and glee and wonder at what you have put into the world with your own hands. Find me on social- tell me your stories! I would genuinely love to know. 

Lady wearing grey tibbs crochet kerchief



About the yarn

Like I mentioned above, I wrote a yarn review about the Homespun DK by King Cole a couple of weeks ago. 

I gave all the details about the weight of the yarn and technical things, but really the thing that needs to be appreciated the most in this yarn is… okay, there are 2 things.
1. It is SO much softer than you are probably thinking (especially for the price!). Fine merino and Alpaca… it is squishy and wonderful, easily next-to-skin soft 🥰 
2. The flecks! Ya’ll. The flecks! I’m absolutely in love with them. 

At the time of this posting, this yarn is still not available in the US, I will update when it is. In the meantime, WoolWarehouse has great shipping options and the entire color selection is available (tell ’em I sent ya!). It’s less than $4 a ball, ya’ll! – yes, really.

King Cole Homespun DK

Other yarns to consider for a lovely Tibbs

LB Collection Superwash Merino

Lion Brand website
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Alpaca Cloud DK

WeCrochet website
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  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Superfine Alpaca

TruBoo

Joann website
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  • rvd icons 4Artboard 14 100% Bamboo

The sizes available

The Tibbs Crochet Kerchief is written for 1 size to fit the average Teen│Adult. You can easily make it smaller or larger to accomodate the amount of yarn you are wanting to use or if you want to make this for a wee one in your life.

There are a few tips about sizing written within the pattern.

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The skills you need

The kerchief is made with basic stitches, and work up super quick.
 
Brand new beginners- you might need to learn a new stitch (Stacked stitches) but here‘s a quick video and the written instructions are below, too.
Also, the construction on this is a bit unique and will add to your skills!
 
If you’ve never worked with an Adjustable Ring before, I created a video tutorial and photo tutorial. This is a great beginning stitch to know for bottom up shawls and any top-down hats in your future.
 

adjustable ring – stacked treble – treble – chain – double – single – stacked dc – slip stitch

Prefer a download? Love stitch diagrams?

This post for the Tibbs head and neck crochet kerchief has complete directions – or – you can further support this website (& me!) and inexpensively purchase the pattern as a download. You will receive a linked pdf:

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  • Written instruction – Fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
  • Stitch Diagrams – Complete illustration(s) of stitches│placement
  • Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements & construction graphics
  • Interactive Video tutorial links
  • Illustrations – drawn graphics of special stitches
  • Interactive – Linked Video tutorial(s) │ resource information
 
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Getting started

Ya’ll know how I feel about making gauge swatches.
Make them.
However, this kerchief uses an entire ball of yarn, leaving no extra for a gauge swatch. So, I’ve built the gauge swatch into the pattern. Please pay attention to this. If you are using the same yarn (or yardage) as mine, it will be very important that your gauge is not larger than mine, otherwise you will run out of yarn. 

But while you’re here, grab this helpful worksheet I created for you to use on your next project, when making a gauge swatch will be a big deal. Save this worksheet to your digital notebook or print a few of these off if you’re a paper planner person. 
This will make the swatch process easier and more enjoyable. I created this FREE worksheet as an easy way to figure out gauge, it’s especially helpful if you’re new and still learning all the ways to be successful with your crochet. This worksheet organizes your stitching information and the fill-in-the-blanks makes the math stress free.

Blocking Worksheet 

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The pattern

tibbs

A free crochet kerchief pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez

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MATERIALS & TOOLS

YARN DK weight (#3 light); 190 yd [174 m].

Shown King Cole Homespun DK (22% fine merino superwash 22% apalca 23% polyamide 23% acrylic 10% viscose; 191 yd [175 m] | 1.75 oz [50 g]), 1 ball; Platinum

*Amount given is for kerchief as shown | written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

HOOK G- [4.00 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS Stitch markers (5), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .

Gauge

19 sts and 10 rows = 4” [10 cm] before blocking; 17 sts and 8 rows = 4″ [10 cm] in stitch pattern after blocking

Finished MEasurements

WIDTH including ties 44 1/2″ [113 cm] before blocking; 48″ [122 cm] after blocking

DEPTH (at deepest point) 12″ [30.5 cm]; 15″ [38 cm] after blocking 

Project Level

Beginner+

TECHNIQUES USED

adjustable ring (video tutorialpicture tutorial) – stacked treble (video tutorial) – treble – chain – double – single – stacked dc – slip stitch

Lady wearing grey tibbs crochet kerchief

NOTES

GENERAL

  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 1 size.
  • Yarn amount(s) given is for kerchief as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to special stitches instruction, pictures and video(s) as needed.
  • Gauge information is given in various rows of pattern, verify that project measurements match given measurements. 

CONSTRUCTION

  • Kerchief is worked seamlessly, from lower point to top│ties.

UNDERSTANDING THE PATTERN & SIZING

  • Kerchief is worked flat, turning after every row
  • Chains, other than turning chains, count as stitches. Unless otherwise directed, when working into a chain, work under both upper loops “V” of stitch, do not work around the chain or in the space it creates, but rather INTO the stitch. 
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing. 
  • To alter the depth, instructions are written within the pattern.

ABBREVIATIONS & SPECIAL STITCHES

Ch – chain

Dc – double crochet

PM – place marker

Rem – remain(s)

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sl st – slip stitch

St(s) – stitch(es)

Tr – treble crochet

Yo – yarn over (hook)

SPECIAL STITCHES

Adjustable ring (video tutorialpicture tutorial) Leaving a tail of approximately 10” [25.5 cm], make a small ring│circle (1” [2.5 cm] diameter or so), using tension hand, with thumb and middle finger, pinch ring│circle at overlap to keep the yarn from shifting, having working yarn in front, insert hook through ring, draw up a loop, ch 1. Begin pattern. 

Stacked dc (Stacked double crochet) Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. You may replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired. {See Video tutorial}

Stacked tr (Stacked treble crochet) Sc in indicated st, (insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. You may replace this stitch with traditional ch 4 if desired. {See Video tutorial of stacked dc}

PM (place marker) Place marker in stitch just made or as instructed.

KERCHIEF

Row 1 Adjustable ring {see Special Stitches}, (stacked tr {see Special Stitches}, 2 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in ring, tighten ring, turn. 6 tr 2 ch

PM through any stitch of row to mark RS.

Row 2 Stacked tr in first st, tr in next 2 sts, ch 2, dc in same st as last tr just made, ch 2, dc in next tr, ch 2, tr in same st as dc just made, tr in last 2 sts, turn. 6 tr, 2 dc, 3 ch 2

Row 3 Stacked tr in first st, tr in next 2 sts, ch 2, dc in same st as last tr just made, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across , ch 2, dc in next tr, ch 2, tr in same st as dc just made, tr in last 2 sts, turn. 6 tr, 4 dc, 5 ch 2

Rows 4-10 Rep Row 3. 6 tr, 18 dc, 19 ch 2

Note: Kerchief should measure approximately 4” [10 cm] in height with no blocking.

Rows 11-24 Rep Row 3. 6 tr, 48 dc, 49 ch 2

Note: Kerchief should measure approximately 11” [28 cm] in height with no blocking.

Tie 1

Row 25 Ch 30, sc in back ridge {see Illustration} of 2nd ch from hook, PM in sc just made, sc in back ridge of each ch across to kerchief, dc in each tr, PM in last dc just made, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across, ch 2, dc in next tr, ch 2, tr in same st as dc just made, tr in lst 2 sts, turn. 29 sc 50 dc, 48 ch 2, 3 tr

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Tie 2

Row 26 Ch 30, sc in back ridge of 2nd ch from hook, PM in sc just made, sc in back ridge of each ch across to kerchief, dc in each tr, PM in last dc just made, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across to marker, ch 2, dc in marked st, remove marker, [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st] rep between [ ] across until 4 sts rem, sk 3 sts, dc in last (marked) st, do not remove marker, turn. 29 sc 61 dc, 57 ch 2

Across All

Row 27 Sl st in first dc, stacked dc {see Special Stitches} in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across to marker, ch 2, dc in marked st, remove marker, [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st] rep between [ ] across until 4 sts rem, sk 3 sts, dc in last (marked) st, do not remove marker, turn. 68 dc, 66 ch 2, 1 sl st

Row 28 Sl st in first dc, stacked dc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across to end, ch 3, sc in side edge of marked st 2 rows below, remove marker, turn. 69 dc, 68 ch 2, 1 ch 3, 1 sc

Row 29 Sc in first sc, sc in next 7 sts, PM in last sc just made, ch 3, dc in next dc, *ch 2, dc in next dc; rep from * across to end, ch 3, sc in side edge of marked st 2 rows below, remove marker, turn. 65 dc, 64 ch 2, 2 ch 3, 9 sc

Row 30 Sc in first sc, sc in each st across to marker sl st in marked st, remove marker. 200 sc, 1 sl st

Fasten off.

Finishing

Remove markers.
Block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above} if desired, weave in ends.

Stitch & Share Your Tibbs Crochet Kerchief

#TibbsKerchief and #RevelSignature

When you post the pictures of your fab new Tibbs crochet kerchief you’re making and all the amazing ‘fits you choose to adorn, please use the hashtags so I see them! – I really do love to see all the amazing creations!

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