Stay extra warm and cozy on any adventures you have this fall and winter, with the Wanderlust scarf! So many of you mentioned that you loved the Wanderlust beanie, and how simple it was to make, that I had to design a scarf to go with it. Just like the hat, this unisex scarf is made with the Lion Brand “Heartland” line, which I can’t talk about enough. It’s my current favorite yarn, and no I’m not being paid to say any of this! The slight variations in color really make a finished piece look special, and I’m all about looking “expensive” while not breaking my budget!
There are some differences in the way this scarf is worked (rows), compared to the hat which is worked in the round, but I have also included an infinity scarf/cowl version that is worked very similarly to the hat, and won’t have any “wrong side” rows facing the front, as the regular scarf does (should that kind of thing bug you). This yarn hides most of that though, as you can see in my preview pictures, but some of you might be perfectionists (like me), and so I wanted to disclose that up front. 🙂
In addition to the two different scarf options in today’s post, I’ve also included finishing ideas for both tassels and fringe if you think it needs some extra pizzazz. Unfortunately, it’s been very smokey up in my neck of the woods, and good lighting has been in an issue, so the details aren’t popping out as much in these pictures as they should in real life. If you want to get a better idea of the texture, take a peek over at the matching beanie. That picture gives you a much better idea of how the texture for this scarf will turn out.
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5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
350-375 yards Lion Brand Yarn Heartland in “Joshua Tree”
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
FPdc = front post double crochet
BPdc = back post double crochet
hdc in the 3rd loop: work all stitches for the round in the 3rd loop of the hdc from previous row. Instructions (when looking at your completed row, before you turn): Look at the top of the stitch, and locate the sideways “V”, bend the stitch to look at the back, and you should see another “V”. You’ll be working into the back loop of that “V”, this is called the 3rd loop.
13 dc stitches in 4″
About 6 ft long by 6″ wide
-If you would like to make a cowl, or infinity scarf instead, I’ve included those instructions below the regular scarf instructions. You will be working in the round, so things will be slightly different, and constructed more like the matching Wanderlust beanie.
-You could even make this into an afghan! Try a starting chain of 268 for a 7 ft wide blanket, and 305 for an 8 ft wide blanket. Keep repeating rows 2-6 until your blanket is as long as you’d like it. This pattern is written in multiples of 2 + 1.
Ch 230, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (229)
Row 2: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (229)
Row 3: working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (229)
Row 4: dc in first stitch, FPdc around next stitch, BPdc around the next *FPdc around next stitch BPdc around the next; repeat from * across, when you get to final 2 sts of row, FPdc in second to last st, dc in final st, ch 1 turn. (229)
You will now work what looks like the opposite post stitch around post stitches from row 4, ie. front post sts around back post sts and vice-versa, but because of the row turn you are actually working the same stitch sequence as you did last row. This creates the bumpy texture that is famous to this scarf.
Row 5: dc in first st, FPdc around FPdc from previous row, BPdc around BPdc from previous row; repeat from * across, when you get to final 2 sts of row, FPdc around FPdc from previous row, dc in final stitch, ch 1, turn. (229)
Row 6: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (229)
Row 7: working in 3rd loop of hdc, dc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (229)
Row 8: sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (229)
Row 9: dc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn. (229)
Repeat rows 2-6 one more time
Row 15: working in 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (229)
Row 16: sc in each stitch across (229)
Turn scarf sideways and sc along the end
Fasten off, and weave in ends
Join yarn to other end of scarf, and sc along that end
Fasten off, and weave in ends
Optional fringe or tassels:
Cut 3 pieces of fringe 12″ in length, fold in half and loop it through the end of the scarf. Repeat across the ends until your fringe is as thick as you’d like
Tassel (make 2 for each end):
Cut 18 12″ pieces of yarn. Tie piece of yarn around the center of the strands Fold in half and tie another piece of yarn around the tassel, about an inch or so the top. Attach each tassel securely to a corner of the scarf.
(Keep scrolling down for the Infinity Scarf)
If you’re a beginner, these images may help you make sense of the stitches and how they should look after each row is completed:
Wanderlust Infinity Scarf:
Ch 228, join with sl st to first ch, taking extra care to not twist chain
Round 1: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first hdc. (228)
Round 2: ch 1, working all stitches for this round in the 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first sc. (228)
Round 3: ch 1, FPdc around first st, BPdc around next *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first FPdc. (228)
(You will be alternating here and working FP stitches around the BP stitches, and vice-versa. This is intentional)
Round 4: ch 1, BPdc around first FPdc, FPdc around next BPdc *BPdc around next FPdc, FPdc around next BPdc; repeat from * around, join with sl st to first BPdc. (228)
Round 5: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first hdc. (228)
Round 6: ch 1, working all stitches for this round in the 3rd loop of hdc, dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first dc. (228)
Round 7: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first sc. (228)
Round 8: ch 1, dc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first dc. (228)
Repeat rounds 1-8 one more time, then finish with the ending:
Round 17: ch 1, hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first sc. (228)
Round 18: ch 1, working all stitches for this round in the 3rd loop of hdc, hdc in each stitch around, join with sl st to first sc. (228)
Fasten off, and weave in ends.
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