Today is a special day here, and not only because I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with family (though they are at the top of my list!). I’ll tell you why in a moment, but first I’ve got to gush over this new cozy scarf pattern! It’s simple and easy to crochet, the texture is subtle, but gorgeous, and the special touches (crab stitched edging, and tassels) really bring this piece to the next level! Anyone from beginner to experienced crocheter will be able to make this beautiful ladies scarf, and if rose is not your thing, it will look just as fetching in neutrals as it will in bright, eye-catching colors. I’ve also included the multiple count so you can adjust this pattern to be shorter or longer based on your needs. There’s even a spot that tells you how to make this into a wrap (because if you’ve figured out anything about me in the last year, hopefully its that I love beauty, options, and inspiring you to greater creative expression)!
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Ok, so why is today so special? It’s because a year ago today, I released the ski hat pattern that launched me into being a designer! *throws confetti* You can find the matching La Vie en Rose earflap hat and the story behind it, over here. It was a happy coincidence, and I feel so blessed to have been able to provide you with beautiful crochet patterns throughout the last year. Your sweet comments and stories have touched and inspired me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Alright, enough of the mushy stuff, let’s get started!
5.5mm (I) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
550 yards of Red Heart Super Saver Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Pale Rose which is discontinued, but Light Raspberry is fairly close)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
dc = double crochet
-Crab Stitch (also known as the reverse single crochet). This stitch is formed as you would make a normal single crochet, but at the end, you go backward, working your next crab stitch into the previous stitch, and not the “next stitch” (ahead). If you get stuck, check out this helpful video from Moogly.
-hdc in the 3rd loop: 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. When you are working in rows, this 3rd loop may be facing you after you turn!
13 stitches in 4”
Approximately 7 ft. long, including fringe, by 6 in. tall
-Ch 1 at the beginning of a row is not counted as a stitch, ch 2 is counted as a stitch
-The crab stitch edging is optional, but will give the scarf a more finished, professional look. -Some people may find their edge is more even when they go down a hook size or two for this step.
-Not a fan of doing the crab stitch? You may do a row of sc on the top and bottom edge of the scarf instead, if you wish.
-If you want to adjust the length, this pattern is worked in multiples of 6+1, (plus one for the first row’s turning chain)
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (253)
Row 2: sc in each stitch across, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn (253)
Row 3: hdc in each stitch stitch across, ch 1, turn (253)
Row 4: working in the 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch, place final sc of row in the top of the ch 2 from the previous row, ch 1, turn (253)
Row 5: sc in first stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next *skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next* Repeat from * to *, on final repeat put a sc at the end instead of a sl st, ch 1, turn (42 shells, 2 sc)
Row 6: 3 dc in first sc, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next (this will be the sl st between the shells), skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next *skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in next (this will be the sl st between the shells), skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next* Repeat from * to *, when you get to the end of the row put 3 dc in the final sc. ch 1, turn (41 shells, 2 half-shells)
Row 7: sc in first stitch, skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next (this will be the sl st between the shells, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next *skip 2 stitches, 5 dc in the next, skip 2 stitches, sl st in the next* Repeat from * to *, on final repeat put a sc at the end instead of a sl st, ch 1, turn (42 shells, 2 sc)
Repeat rows 6 and 7 two more times.
Note: If you want to turn this into a wrap, repeat rows 6 and 7 until your piece is as wide as you’d like, then continue with the rest.
Row 12: ch 1, hdc in first 2 stitches, sc in next 3, hdc in next 3 *sc in next 3 stitches, hdc in next 3* Repeat from * to *, when you get to the last part of the row, sc in next 3 stitches, hdc in last 2 stitches, ch 2 (counts as first hdc of next row), turn (253)
Row 13: hdc in each stitch across, ch 1, turn (253)
Row 14: working in the 3rd loop of hdc, sc in each stitch, ch 1, turn (253)
Rows 15-16: sc in each stitch, ch 1, turn (253)
At the end of row 16 fasten off, and weave in ends
Attach yarn to one end of scarf
Row 1: work 21 sc across end, ch 1, turn (21)
Row 2: sc in first stitch, ch 2, skip stitch, *sc in next 2 stitches, ch 2, skip stitch* Repeat from * to *, sc in final stitch, ch 1, turn (7 ch-2 spaces, 14 sc)
Row 3: sc in first stitch, 3 sc in ch-2 space, sl st in next stitch, skip stitch *3 sc in ch-2 space, sl st in next stitch, skip stitch* Repeat from * to *, sc in final sc of row
Fasten off and weave in ends
Loop nine 12” pieces of fringe through each hole on the ends. Wrap a piece of yarn around the fringe several times to create a tassel. Tie off securely.
Repeat this section at the other end of the scarf.
Crab Stitch Edging (Optional):
Note: If you do not wish to put the crab stitch edging on, you may do a single crochet edge instead.
Working along long edge of scarf with front side facing you, attach yarn to top edge of scarf, crab stitch along the edge. Fasten off when you get to the end.
Attach yarn to bottom edge of scarf, crab stitch along that edge
Fasten off and weave in ends.
And that’s it! Put it on, take a few moments to pose in front of the mirror and admire your handiwork, and then wear it out on your next date, family dinner, work get-together, or to the grocery store! You look great, and so does your scarf. ♥
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