The Stonebrook Winter Scarf is the perfect beginner crochet project because it only uses one stitch: half double crochet. The yarn I used for it is Lion Brand Hometown Yarn. I recently went through my yarn stash and found a bunch of this yarn in a box. I’m not a big fan of chunky yarn so having a boxful could only mean one thing: it was on sale and the sale was so big that I had to buy it. It turned out to be so nice that I’m actually thinking of purchasing some more (after I use up my current stash of course :).
To use up all the yarn, I just crocheted until it ran out. If you want it to be less wide, start with fewer chains. If you want to be wider, start with more chains. Then keep crocheting rows until you’ve reached the desired length. I started with 25 chains which ended up being 10 inches wide with the Hometown yarn.
Approx. 58″L x 10″W unblocked
9 half double crochet stitches across and 7 rows = 4″
5 skeins Lion Brand Hometown Yarn in Aspen Tweed (81 yds each/405 yds total) or any Chunky #6 weight yarn
7 mm hook (or preferred hook size corresponding to the yarn’s weight)
ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
st/sts = stitch/stitches
ch = chain
Instead of chaining 2 to begin a row, this pattern uses chain 1 and then hdc directly in the first stitch. If you prefer to use the chain 2, then count that as the first hdc and start with hdc in the next st. Each row should have 24 stitches (or the same number of stitches).
Ch. 25, turn
Row 1: Hdc in each stitch across, ch 1 and turn. (24, every row will have 24 stitches)
Rows 2 until the end: Repeat row 1 until you’ve reached the desired length of the scarf.
Optional: Add fringe to both ends of the scarf. To learn how to add fringe to a scarf, click here. (I chose not to add fringe to this scarf).
For more scarf patterns, click here.