5 Little Monsters: Spring Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern


Spring will officially be here in just a couple of days and the weather is starting to warm up. I probably won't be posting any more scarf patterns for a while but this scarf is a little more lightweight, crocheted with a stitch that is open and airy so I thought it would still work for springtime. 



It is worked in the round and I made it long enough that it could be worn long or doubled up. The inspiration for the design came from a stitch pattern that I found online several months ago, I believe it was Japanese. After seeing it I scribbled some ideas down in my notebook and then made this scarf. I did not however, think to write down where I found the stitch and now I can not find it. If I find it again I will update this post with a link to the stitch. 


The yarn I used is some that my mom had given me several skeins of a few years ago. I think if I remember correctly it was from the Target dollar section and she got a bunch after they marked them down really cheap. That year I got a box full of yarn for my birthday. It is a sport weight yarn in a light, buttery yellow color. I made it several months ago but I thought the color and pattern both looked too springy so I waited to post it. 


Spring Scarf

Finished size approx. 51 inches around and 7 inches wide

You will need:

Sport weight yarn
H crochet hook

Begin by ch 184 (to make your scarf longer add a multiple of 4, to make it shorter subtract a multiple of 4), join to the first ch to make a circle 

Round 1: ch 1, sc in each ch, slip stitch to first sc (184 sc)

Round 2: ch 1, sc in first stitch, [ch 5, skip 3, sc in next stitch] repeat around, when you make the last ch 5 join with a slip stitch to the first sc (46 ch 5 loops)

Round 3: slip stitch twice into the first ch loop (to get you closer to the center of the loop) ch 1, sc in center of ch 5 loop, ch 5, sc in center of ch 5 loop, repeat around and join last ch 5 to first sc with slip stitch (46 ch 5 loops)

Round 4: slip stitch twice in first loop to get to the center, ch 1, sc in center of loop, ch 3, sc in center of next ch 5 loop, ch 3, repeat around joining last ch 3 to first sc with slip stitch (46 ch 3 spaces)

Round 5: slip stitch into ch 3 space, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch space, 4 dc in each ch space around, slip stitch to top of first ch 3 (46 4 dc groups)

Round 6: slip stitch to the end of the first 4 dc, working between the groups of 4 dc, ch 1 sc between last dc of the first group and the first dc of the next group, ch 5, sc between next sets of 4 dc, repeat around joining last ch 5 to first sc with slip stitch (46 ch 5 loops)

Repeat rounds 3-6 two more times, then repeat rounds 3-4 once more, 

Last round: ch 1, sc in each stitch around, slip stitch to first sc, finish off weave in ends (184 sc)


It would probably be a good idea to block your scarf to open up the pattern a little more. I am never very successful with blocking, I don't know if it is the yarn or the way I am trying to do it, but whatever it is it never seems to work. That is one area of crocheting that I definitely need to improve.

I hope you enjoy this light, springy scarf.

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13 comments :

  1. I love this little scarf! It does look PERFECT for Spring. I have pinned and shared on Facebook.
    Would love if you shared this at our Yarn Fanatic Linky Party - http://eyeloveknots.blogspot.com/2015/03/yarn-fanatic-linky-party-28.html
    Alexandra
    EyeLoveKnots.blogspot.com

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  2. I too love this scarf and the stitch is so pretty. The color reminds me of spring! Thanks for sharing the pattern.
    Julie xo

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  3. I've made this pattern twice now and have had the same end results each time, a twisted garment. I have verified that the first chained row is not twisted, moved on to the second and third rows which were not twisted but I get to the end of the garment and it is twisted. What am I doing wrong?

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    1. I'm not sure what is happening. Mine did not end up twisted at the end. The only thing I can think is that at some point you start working in the other side and is gets twisted. There are a lot of holes in the stitch pattern so it might be kind of easy to work into the wrong stitch at some point. I feel bad, I really don't know what could be wrong.

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    2. the first one was from "test" yarn so no big deal...I'd love to frog the second one and start over but the yarn might fray. It wasn't the least expensive yarn I've used on projects but $$$ is $$$

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    3. Made a third and it turned out beautifully! Not sure what I did wrong on first 2...it was probably one of those "duh" moments

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  4. looks beautiful. I'm going to try to make this for my ddil for her birthday. Gotta get the right yarn first...not that I don't already have a room full of yarn but no nice color sport yarn..Isn't that always the way

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  5. looks beautiful. I'm going to try to make this for my ddil for her birthday. Gotta get the right yarn first...not that I don't already have a room full of yarn but no nice color sport yarn..Isn't that always the way

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  6. do you know how many yards of yarn this takes?

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  7. I can't seem to keep the first row from twisting. I've been crocheting for over 50 years so don't know why I can 't do this. Anyway I decided to do it straight and just make a seam when it's done.Won't be exactly the same but it'll be close enough

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  8. On row 4 do you slip stitch twice into each chain 5 loop or just the first one? It just says repeat, but not from where. Thanks!

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  9. Thank you fot sharing. I will have to try this out. Looks absolutely gorgeous in yellow. I will try it in blue maybe.

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