Texture reigns supreme in this exquisite crochet winter scarf pattern! Puff stitches add the majority of the bulk and texture with delicate chains adding geometric interest to the scarf. Delicate scallops, picots, and tassels finish out this designer piece–it was born for a night out on the town! Find the free crochet pattern instructions below, or purchase a print-optimized, ad-free PDF by clicking here.
Whether you’re caroling, Christmas present shopping, or enjoying dinner with friends, this unique crochet scarf is sure to catch the eyes of all who see it! It’s also perfect for dancing in the snow if you are so inclined.
This year for the Holiday Stashdown 2018, Paintbox Yarns generously provided the designers who are participating in this event with yarn to create something cozy and memorable. Since light colors exude elegance, I chose their Simply DK in “Champagne White”. You may not think of using #3 light weight yarn when you think of crocheting winter scarves, but this crochet scarf pattern has a chunky texture and that will keep out the cold, leaving you warm and comfortable.
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3.25mm (D) hook
3 balls (900 yards) Paintbox Yarns Simply DK in Champagne White, or color of your choice. This is a #3 lightweight yarn. This pattern will not have good drape if worked in anything heavier. You will only be using 650-700 yards for this scarf.
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
FPsc = front post single crochet
dc = double crochet
tr = treble crochet
6 hdc puff: yo, pull up a loop 6 times in same st, yo, pull through 12 loops, yo, pull through final 2 loops
Fan: (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in same stitch
Shell: 6 dc in same st
6 1/2” wide by 5’ long, excluding tassels
Gauge is not particularly important. Your rows should be as close to 5 1/2” wide as possible. Each pattern repeat adds about 2” of length to your scarf.
-Because this winter scarf pattern is so textured, keeping a tighter tension over all while crocheting this will help the design stay more flat which means it will catch on fewer things. It’s especially important when making the chains for the Vs, and the ch-6 at end of row 2/beginning of row 3 so they don’t get floppy.
-This winter scarf is a piece for special occasions, and not the scarf to wear if you will be hauling wood for the fire, romping with pets, or playing with little ones who want to drive their toy cars or plastic horses along your personage (as a mom of boys this was definitely a significant stage in my life!). No matter how nice and neat you make your stitches, they WILL get snagged by tiny toys/squishy baby fingers, and pet paws.
-This winter scarf was made shorter that most of my scarves on purpose to help keep then ends from dragging along surfaces and getting pulled or snagged. You may make this scarf another foot longer if you wish, but you may find it catching on things if you’re not careful.
-The body of the pattern is based on a stitch pattern by MyPicot
This video will help you figure out the stitch pattern for the main body of the scarf if you are stuck. It covers the first half of the repeat. The second half is very similar.
“Snowberries” Winter Scarf Pattern Instructions (US Terms):
Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, sk 3 sts, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next st (fan created), sk 3 sts, *6 hdc puff in next, sk 3 sts, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in next st, sk 3 sts; repeat from * across. Work 2 dc in final ch, ch 1, turn. (3 fans, 2 puffs, 3 dc)
Row 2: sc in first dc, ch 1, *FPsc around each of next 3 tr sts, (you will now create a “V” behind your work) ch 5, bend work forward so you are looking at the back of the piece, sc in ch at bottom of fan (there should be a gap where those 6 tr sts were worked in the previous row), ch 5, FPsc around top of next 3 tr sts, ch 2; repeat from * across, end row by only chaining 1, sk dc st, sc in top of ch-3 from previous row, ch 6 (counts as first tr, + ch sp,).
Row 3: 3 tr in first sc, 6 hdc puff in ch-2 sp at center of fan from row 1, *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in ch-2 sp from previous row (above puff), 6 hdc puff in ch-2 sp at center of fan from row 1; repeat from * across ending with (3 tr, ch 1, tr) in final sc of row, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: sc in first tr, ch 1, *FPsc around each of next 3 tr sts, ch 2, FPsc around next 3 tr sts, ch 5, bend work forward so you are looking at the back of the piece, FPsc around top of puff from row 3 near bottom of fan, ch 5; repeat from * across. Ending with, FPsc around top of next 3 tr sts, ch 2, FPsc around next 3 tr, ch 1, sc in top of 5th ch from previous row, ch 3 (counts as first dc of next row), turn.
Row 5: dc in first sc, (3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in ch-2 sp from previous row (above puff), 6 hdc puff in ch-2 sp at center of fan from row 4, *(3 tr, ch 2, 3 tr) in ch-2 sp from previous row (above puff), 6 hdc puff in ch-2 sp at center of fan from row 4; repeat from * across, last repeat omits the puff and ends with 2 dc in final sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: sc in top of first dc, ch 1, *FPsc around next 3 tr sts, ch 5, bend work forward so you are looking at the back of the piece, FPsc around top of puff from row 3, ch 5, FPsc around top of next 3 tr sts, ch 2; repeat from * across, end row by only chaining 1, sk dc st, sc in top of ch-3 from previous row, ch 6 (counts as first tr, + ch sp).
Repeat rows 3-6 until your scarf measures 60″ long.
Round 1: ch 1, turn, sc evenly across end putting a sc in each FPsc and 2 sc in each ch-2 sp. sc in both the beginning and ending sc sts as well, at corner work (sc, ch 1, sc).
Continue working sc evenly down long side of scarf. You should work these in multiples of 6+1, or 301 sc along each long side if you made your scarf about 60″ long. This works out roughly to 1 sc in each sc row, 2 sc in ch-3, 3 sc in ch-6 (this is why keeping your chain tension tight is important in the body of the scarf). At corner work (sc, ch 1, sc), continue working evenly along other end, at corner work (sc, ch 1, sc), and work evenly down other long side working the same number of stitches as you did on your first long side, join with sl st to first sc.
Round 2: ch 1, sc along end, turn and work this sequence down long side: ch 3, sl st in same st, *sk 2 sts, shell in next st, sk 2 sts, (sl st, ch 3, sl st) in next; repeat from * along side, sc across end, repeat from * down other long side, join with sl st to first sc. (If you used a stitch count of 301 in round 1, you should have 50 shells and 51 picots per side edge.)
Fasten off weave in ends.
How to make a pretty tassel:
Tassel cap (make 4):
Measures 2” tall x 1 1/4” wide
Note: All chains in this section should be worked with tight tension.
Ch 5, join with sl st to first ch
Round 1: ch 1, 10 sc in ch-5 sp, Join with sl st to first sc. (10)
Round 2: *ch 5, sk st, sl st in next st; repeat from * around. Final sl st counts as join (5 ch-5 sp)
Rounds 3-5: sl st up ch 2 sts, *ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, final sl st will be worked in 2nd sl st at beginning of round. (5 ch-5 sp)
Round 6: sl st up 2 ch sts, ch 1, 1 sc in ch-5 sp, *2 sc in next ch-5 sp* repeat * to * 3 times, sc in final ch-5 so where you placed your first sc of round, join with sl st to first sc. (10 sc)
Round 7: ch 1, sc in each sc stitch around, join with sl st to first sc. (10 sc)
Round 8: Loosely sl st around bottom of tassel between rounds 6 and 7.
Fasten off leaving 12” tail for sewing cap to tassel.
Big fluffy tassels (make 4–2 for each end):
Cut 50 12” lengths of yarn, tie another 12” length of yarn around the middle of the bundle.
Ch 20, do not fasten off, place ch around same center tie just made and pull both ends through top of tassel cap (you may need to remove the hook from your working loop, insert hook down through top of cap, reinsert into working loop and start of chain and pull both ends through tassel cap), and then through end of scarf. Join ends of chain with sl st.
Cut yarn, and tie ends together securely.
Push cap up off tassel and move the knotted ends to the underside of the tassel.
Gently pull cap back down over tassel and then sew it in place with 12” tail from round 8.
Repeat for next 3 tassels.
Trim ends of tassels neatly
Here are some images that illustrate the steps above:
How to make big fluffy tassels – picture tutorial
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