Fíorghrá

Fíorghrá

Fíorghrá – means true love in Irish.

In many of our Celtic legends we hear stories of true love and the trials and sorrows that had to be overcome for true love.

Fíorghrá brings together these elements and unites them all in a lace beaded scarf.

The intertwining hearts that run the length of Fíorghrá are made up of beaded tear drop shapes; forever joining romance with tragedy.

Starting off from a crochet provisional cast on (details given); visually the intertwining hearts run up the side of the scarf for one side, stitches are then picked up and the other side is worked so that the intertwining hearts join and come together to meet in the middle.

The ends on either side are open beaded loops which give a gentle, scalloped, feminine look and add to the romance of this pattern.

Finished Size

60” [152.5cm] long x 10” [25.5cm] wide.
Fíorghrá is easily adaptable and this is explained in the pattern notes.

Yarn

400yds/366m Fingering Sock Weight Yarn.

Needles & Gauge

4mm [US size 6] needles.
Gauge; 28 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10cm] stockinette stitch using 4mm needles (unblocked).
Please be aware any changes in gauge may affect your yardage and finished size.

Skills Required

sl2tog-k1-p2sso, k, k2tog, p, p2tog,ssk, yo, crochet provisional cast on

Pattern Notes

You will also need;
– About 180 size 5 Miyuki triangle beads
– 1mm crochet hook or preferred method for attaching beads
– 4mm crochet hook
– Cotton waste yarn in same weight yarn as scarf

Pattern includes charts and full written instructions with bead placement shown clearly in both sets of directions. You may find it useful to print your pattern on a colour printer though should you not have one you could always use a coloured pencil to mark your beaded stitches.

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