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Crochet a women’s textured scarf
The matching scarf and hat crochet pattern called Arabella is here. This free crochet pattern will teach you to make a scarf that compliments the colorful textured women’s crochet hat.
This pattern is suited to an experienced beginner. Read: What crochet skill level are you?
To make this scarf you will use the same yarn to create two halves that will seam together in the center behind the neck. The textured side is front facing and the back side is a more subtle dot texture due to the fair aisle crochet method. I show you how to do this in the video tutorial shown at the end of this post.
This version uses an ombre yarn and a single color accent stitch.
How long should woman’s scarf be?
A guideline is to use the “wingspan” of the wearer. Measure outstretched arms from fingertip to fingertip. Add a few more inches if you like to wrap your scarf around the neck and have it drape down to your hips.
This scarf is shown with fringe so allow for that as part of your measurement.
Scarf width measures 8″ wide.
Because there is a right side and wrong side of scarf, you will make two halves that are seamed together at the back of the neck.
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- Category 4 yarn in main color and 1-2 accent colors (shown is paintbox simply aran in granite grey and accent colors (1) and (2) in mustard and white
- 5.5 mm crochet hook
- tapestry needle
Note: If your category 4 yarn is on the thick side go up to a 6 mm hook so your scarf will have enough flexibility and drape.
Crochet scarf pattern
Video tutorial at bottom of post.
Make two halves. Worked from bottom up.
With main color, ch 32.
Row 1: in second ch from hook, sc across row. ch 1 turn. (31 sts)
Row 2-3: sc across row.
Row 4: ch 2 (does not count as stitch), dc across row (31 sts)
Row 5: Sc across row
Row 6: ch 2 (does not count as stitch the rest of the rows), dc 3 pulling up accent color at end of third dc. Find corresponding post from row 2 (4th post),* yarn over and insert hook behind round 2 post, pull up a loop then pull up high, yarn over again and insert hook back into same post then yarn over and pull up high, yarn over again then pull through 4 loops, finish stitch by bringing in main color*. Continue to work the 3 dc, 1 accent stitch . Finish last three dc with main color. Cut accent color at end of row.
Row 7: sc across row working hook under the carry over accent yarn strands using the fair isle technique shown in video. Be consistent with how you do this on each row so the reverse side looks (almost) as nice as the front.
Row 8: ch 2, dc in first st finishing the stitch with contrast color #2. Find corresponding post from round 2,* yarn over and insert hook behind row 2 post, pull up high, yarn over again and insert hook back into same post then yarn over and pull through 4 loops, finish stitch by bringing in main color*. Continue to work the 3 dc, 1 accent stitch. Finish with one main color dc.
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Row 9-16: Repeat rows 6-8.
Row 17: With main color, sc across row.
Row 18: ch 2, dc across row
From hereonout you will keep alternating the sc and dc rows just using color changes as indicated. Always change color by bringing in new color in last stitch of previous row. Even rows are DC, Odd rows are SC.
Row 19-20: Repeat rows 17 & 18
Row 21-23: Stripe rows- Bring in color 3 and work pattern rows 17 & 18 alternating
Row 24: Main color
Row 25-27: Color 2
Row 28-31: Main color
Row 32-33: Color 3
Row 33-34: Main color
Row 35-36: Color 2
Row 37-44: main color
Row 45: color 3 (this should be a sc row)
Row 46-48: main color
Row 49: color 2 ( this should be a sc row)
Row 50+: continue to use main color until half reaches desired length.
Finish one panel with a dc row, other panel with sc row.
Join both pieces of scarf
End one panel with a dc row, other panel end with a sc row.
Turn panels face down (so the more ornate side faces down). Using crochet hook of same size you have used for piece, work slip stitches by connected back loop of each piece as shown in video.
Add fringe. Recommended to hand wash, and treat final sink rinse with small amount of fabric softener if using a value acrylic. Let hang to dry over shower rod to allow water weight to drip down and smooth out fringe. Trim fringe to even length once fully dry.