I love beautiful things, but I also love a crochet project that is quick and easy to make, and that is exactly what this scarf is! It is soft and warm with plenty of gorgeous drape, and would be a perfect accessory to wear on a winter date night! Valentines is just around the corner, ladies… Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
The pattern gets it’s name from the color I used as well as the “twisting” motion of the design. You’ll need to know the basics–chain, slip stitch, single crochet and double crochet to crochet this scarf, which means even someone who is a beginner should get the hang of this pattern fairly quickly. I’ve made mine using Caron Simply Soft in a rich Autumn Red, but you are welcome to use any color of yarn you wish.
Make it a set:
- Crochet the matching slouch hat to turn this into a rich-looking winter ensemble
- And, if you’d prefer a bonnet style hat, find the original Cranberry Twist Slouchy Bonnet here.
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5mm (H) hook, or hook needed to obtain gauge
200-225 yards of Caron Simply Soft
large-eyed sewing needle
Heavy duty button thread
¼ yard Luxury Faux Wolf Fur Fabric material – Grey
Large pom-pom maker (optional)
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
hdc= half double crochet
dc = double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
sp/sps = space/spaces
Approximately 4 of these repeats in 4“: (2dc, ch 2, sc) in same st, sk 3 sts. Gauge isn’t particularly important however.
Approximately 82” long including pom-poms, by 6” tall
You can make this as wide or narrow as you’d like. The beginning chain is 240 for a body that is about 6 ft long. Add or subtract 40 stitches to grow or shrink this scarf by one foot. If you need more precise measurements, this pattern is written in multiples of 4. The starting chain divided by 4 should give you the number of “bumps” in a row.
Cranberry Twist Scarf Pattern with pom-poms (US Terms):
Row 1: (dc, ch 2, sc) in 4th ch from hook, *sk 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * to end of row, ch 2, turn. (60 bumps)
Row 2: (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across, ch 2, turn. (60 bumps)
Repeat row 2 until your scarf is as wide as you’d like it (12 or 13 rows should get you to about 6”) then do the edging/ending rows.
Adding the Scarf Ending rows:
The first edging/ending row will be working in an L shape down the long side of the scarf, then around the end. This evens the stitches out so the edges are smooth and uniform. After you put the edging and ending rows on the first end you will work the 4 ending rows along the other end. Each end should have 2 long loops that you will attach pom-poms to after you finish this section. Note: your slip stitching in row 4 is meant to show up on the front side of the scarf so make sure your ends match!
Edging/ending row 1: sl st into first ch-2 sp, *ch 3, sl st into next ch-2 sp; repeat from * along when you get to the end of the side, continue working the same sequence around the corner then crochet the following two rows along end of scarf:
End row 2: ch 1, turn and sc along the end in the chains you just made, ch 30, turn.
End row 3: sc in first st, sc in each st across, at the end of the row ch 30, sl st back into the final sc, turn.
End row 4: sl st along between rows 2 and 3, using relaxed tension.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Attach yarn to other end of scarf, repeat ending rows across scarf end only.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Make 4 pom-poms.
If you want to make fur pom-poms, follow the short tutorial below.
If you prefer to make a yarn pom-pom, you can do so using a pom-pom maker.
Faux Fur Pom-Pom Picture Tutorial:
1. Trace a circle around a small bowl or cup using a marker, on the back side of the fabric. My circle was 4″ across.
2. Cut out the circle. Only cut the fabric backing–not the fur itself! I recommend an Exact-o or similar craft knife.
3. With your needle and thread, sew a loose running stitch near the edge of the circle
4. Take a small amount of polyester stuffing and put it in the middle of the circle.
5. Tug on the ends of the thread to cinch the circle into a ball. It should be snug so the fiber fill doesn’t come out.
6. Tie off securely, and then sew the pom-pom to your scarf.
Securely attach pom-poms to ends of loops with the button thread.
Weave in all ends.
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