|This particular scarf is for sale on Etsy!|
This is my own made-up go to pattern when I need to whip out a scarf really quickly or when I have some lovely super bulky yarn to use...but don't have a lot of it. It is very easy to adjust the pattern to make it as wide or narrow as you need. You can also add texture and a different look by making some very easy stitch changes which I will mention in the pattern. Length is always dependent on who you are making the scarf for. I usually will do a children's scarf between 3.5 and 4.5 feet long (minus the fringe) and an adult scarf between 5 and and 5.5 feet long (minus the fringe). A children's length scarf takes about 2 hours if you crochet at a moderate speed (I'm by no means super fast!)
Materials: super bulky yarn, size N (9 mm) hook, tapestry needle, measuring tape or ruler
dc - double crochet
st - stitch
ch - chain
Foundation: ch 12. (add or subtract a stitch or two until you have a width you like)
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook and in each ch across. (our turning chain will count as a stitch throughout the pattern)
Row 2: ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across.
Continue row 2 until the scarf has reached it's desired length. Fasten off and weave in ends with a tapestry needle. Add fringe if desired. (see fringe instructions below)
the green scarf in the photo above uses a slight variation, every other row of crochet is done in the back loop only (you can find instructions on how to do back loop only in a tutorial earlier in my blog). This adds a subtle striping to the texture. I like to do this when a yarn is a solid or a heather like the green. If I use a multi-color yarn I generally just use regular dc stitches as the color adds the interest to the piece.
Variation 2: work every row in the back loop, this will produce a raised strip every two rows per side, as in the light blue scarf below. The bright pink was worked in normal dc through both loops.
|scarf worked in a chenille type yarn, the light blue was done with every row in the back loop only and the pink was done with standard dc. Due to the texture of this yarn I omitted the fringe.|
Fold the strand or strands in half, use your hook to pull through the end stitch from the back. Don't pull it all the way through, just far enough to make a loop. Put the loose ends of the strands through the loop and pull tight. Repeat in each stitch on both ends. Trim with scissors when done so your fringe is nice and even.