Simple Textured Crochet Scarf

This scarf is the result of experimenting with different combinations of stitches to create a cozy and warm scarf that is squishy and full of texture. I used Lion Brand Pound of Love yarn in Taupe and Barley. I started with full skeins and used approximately 1/3 of the Barley and less than 1/3 of the Taupe to make the scarf.

Finished Size:

6″ wide / 72 in” long, optional tassels are 6.5″ long

Gauge:

4″ = 14 hdc stitches

4″ = 9 rows hdc

Materials Needed:

500-700 yds of worsted #4 weight yarn in 2 colors (250-350 yds for each color)

5.5mm crochet hook

Yarn needle

Scissors

Abbreviations (US Terms):

ch = chain

sc = single crochet

hdc = half double crochet

fpdc = front post double crochet

st = stitch

slp st = slip stitch

Additional Notes:

This pattern uses the half double crochet in the third loop only. If you are not familiar with this stitch, this video provides a really good explanation.

SCARF PATTERN

Ch. 207 (or an even number plus 1 for desired length)

Row 1: Sc in each chain across, ch 1, turn (206 sts)

Row 2: Hdc in same st as ch 1 and in each st across (206 sts)

Row 3: Dc in same st as ch 1, *sk 1 st, fpdc around next st, fpdc around skipped stitch,* repeat from * to * until the 2nd to last st of the row. Dc in the last st.

Row 4: Hdc in same st as ch 1 and hdc blo in each st across. Change to color B, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: With color B, repeat row 4.

Row 6: With color A, repeat row 3.

Row 7: Repeat row 4.

Row 8: With color B, repeat row 4.

Row 9: Repeat row 3.

Row 10: Repeat row 4.

Row 11: With color A, repeat row 4.

Row 12: Repeat row 3.

Row 13: With color B, repeat row 4.

Row 14: With color A, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in the third loop in each stitch across.

Row 15: Repeat row 3.

Row 16: Repeat row 4.

Row 17: Sc in each st. across, fasten off.

Optional: Add tassels to each end of the finished scarf.

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