5 Little Monsters: Vivid Scarf

Vivid Scarf

-Yarn for this post provided by Zen Yarn Garden, this post may contain affiliate links-


I was lucky enough to get three coordinating skeins of yarn to try out from Zen Yarn Garden. The yarn colors and feel are gorgeous and I am excited to share today what I made with my yarn bundle.



Zen Yarn Garden has tons of beautifully dyed yarns to chose from but the bundle that I received comes in 2 color ways featuring coordinating semisolid and speckled skeins.  The two color ways available in the bundles are Vivid, the bundle I received which is greens and purples, and Jazzy, which is blues and grays.


The yarn is their Serenity 20 yarn, a fingering weight blend of 70% super wash merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The colors in the bundle I received were so bright and fun, I don't think they were colors I would normally have chosen, I probably would leaned more toward the blues and grays in the other bundle, but I loved they way they worked up and was very happy with the colors. It is also very soft to the touch and has a great drape.

If you order a bundle (either color way) anytime between now and the end of the year you can save 20% with the code 5LITTLEMONSTERS.


I really loved how the three colors worked together and wanted to be sure to come up with a pattern that used all three.

I actually started off making a triangle scarf/shawl and, although I was liking how it was turning out, I realized that I was more likely to actually wear a regular scarf and the yarn felt so nice that I wanted to make sure I made something I would wear. So I ended up taking the pattern I was working on for the triangle scarf and adapting it to make a long circle scarf, long enough to be doubled around my neck.


I wanted the stripes to go the long way all the way around the scarf. I designed the scarf to be made in the round, starting with one color, working all the way through the pattern sequence, changing color, repeating the sequence, and so on. The pattern is a simple repeat of double crochet, chain stitches, and clusters.


How to Crochet the Vivid Scarf

Finished size: 5 1/4" wide x 25" long when laid flat (approx. 50" around)

You will need:

I started with the green yarn (Scallions), then the green and purple variegated (Vivid OOAK), the last was the speckled (Vivid Splatter). You could do them in any order but that is the order I used. 

Special Stitch: 
2 dc cluster- yarn over, insert hook and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert in same stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through all 3 loops left on hook.


with first color ch 230, careful not to twist join to first ch with a sl st

Row 1:  ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next stitch and each stitch around, join with sl st to first stitch (230 dc)

Row 2: ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), skip next stitch, [dc in next stitch, ch 1, skip next stitch] repeat around, join to third ch of beginning ch with a sl st (115 dc, 115 ch sp)

Row 3: sl st into ch sp, ch 2, dc (the ch 2 and dc equal one 2 dc cluster), ch 1, [2 dc cluster in next ch space, ch 1] repeat around, join with slip stitch to top of first dc (115 clusters, 115 ch sp)

Row 4: sl st into ch space, ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1) skip next stitch, [dc in ch sp, ch 1, skip next stitch] repeat around, join to third ch of beginning ch with a sl st (115 dc, 115 ch sp)

Row 5: ch3 (counts as first dc), dc in next stitch and each stitch around, join with sl st to first stitch (230 dc)

change to second color

Repeat rows 1-5

change to third color

Repeat rows 1-5

Finish off, weave in all ends



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