Friday, July 13, 2012

Free pattern - chunky crochet scarf

Are you one of those people who are all "oh crochet looks hard"? I keep forgetting that you're out there! To me, crochet is a breeze. Once you know one stitch, you can pick anything else up super-fast... and can make the most complicated-looking things with ease! Honestly. Would I lie to you? If it wasn't easy,  I totally wouldn't do it... *cough* knitting *cough.

Anyhow, I made this crazy-soft chunky scarf for a dear friend of mine for her birthday. You really do have to get nice yarn for scarves, as they rub on sensitive necks and you don't want some scratchy cheap acrylic driving you nuts all day. This scarf works in simple double-crochet stripes and is done before you know it - working with chunky yarn and a large hook will get you results incredibly quickly.

Row 2 is the most confusing to read... after that, it's smooth sailing, I promise.

What you'll need:

♥ Two 50g balls each Moda Vera "Manor" in black and grey (or whatever colours you like)
♥ 9mm hook


Row 1: Chain 22.

Row 2: Double crochet in 4th chain from hook (this extra chain counts as the first dc, ch1). Ch 1, and skip next stitch. Double crochet in next stitch, so you're creating a dc-ch 1-dc pattern with gaps in between the double crochets. continue this dc-ch1-dc across the chain, ending with a dc in the final chain loop. Chain 3 (this counts as the first dc-ch1 for the next row.

Row 3. Dc in next dc. Ch 1, dc in next dc. Continue the pattern, dc in each dc, ch 1 in between. Dc in  second chain loop of the ch 3 of the last row (this ensures the sides are tight). Chain 3.

Row 4. Continue the pattern for as long as your balls of yarn last. You can vary the stripes - do them evenly, do them in blocks of colour or you can do them randomly, like I did.

The yarn is very forgiving, so if you find you get to the end of the row and there's only nine dcs across when there should be 10 (it happens!), then just do two dcs in the end of the row and you'll sort yourself out. Nobody will be able to tell!

My little one was was terribly excited to model this scarf. I hate Dorothy the Dinosaur, and I hate pink... but I love hand-me-downs. Go figure!

oh, and I like cats.

**copyright on this pattern (and all my patterns unless specified)- I'm very grateful to the internet for teaching me and being a fount of sometimes-free knowledge, which helped a great deal. Do what you like with what you make from this pattern, including selling it if you'd like. Just don't sell my pattern, and it would be nice if you linked to me if you use it on your blog. But you don't have to :)


  1. Love it. And I love your copyright notice too. 

  2. Thanks, dude. Paying it forward, and all that xx

  3. I love it, I think I could do this one. I can't wait to try. Rachel x

  4. Hi Stacey I like this I have crocheted since I was 5 but tend to knit now.  I had a ? what about pinterest can your stuff be pinned and the pinterest button on your side bar takes u to a button is it spose to?
    Thanks RaNae

  5. Hi Stacey. Love the scarf and am totally in LOVE with that model!! I miss those saggy butts on my kids!!! x

  6. Hi RaNae! Everything can be pinned on my site, as long as there is credit back to me! You should find a Pin button on the top right-hand side of all my posts. And I had no idea the Pinterest link didn't work... thanks for letting me know :)

  7. Aw, she's the coolest ever! Saggy Butty Elephant :)