It’s scarf weather! I have been gushing about how excited I am that we are here in Tennessee for our first real Fall – and I am embracing all of it!
Watching the leaves fall outside my windows and watching the trees slowly change colors has been so fun. I’m decorating my front porch with pumpkins and mums and I’ve even been gathering up acorns. Can I confess that I had to look up where oak trees grew – to see if they were here – only to find out there’s one in the backyard! I’m thinking of taking up a career in botany. Anyway, despite my lack of knowledge, I am loving being here and watching all these changes!
Fall also means it’s time for cooler clothes – so I thought it would be a perfect time to crochet up a new scarf! While I am a crochet girl through and through (two needles just overwhelm me) sometimes I miss being able to do knit stitches – like cables and things.
I found this freebie class over at Craftsy called Amazing Crochet Textures. I thought it might be just what I was wanting for my new scarf. I had a lot of fun watching the class – it focuses on a few fun crochet textures – and there are instructions for incorporating them all into a pretty afghan!
I wasn’t up the afghan now, though I’m keeping it in mind for later. I thought it would be great to use one of the stitches as a section of an infinity scarf. I love how it came out!
Here’s the scarf instructions – they are a combination of my instructions and the instructions from the class so you’ll need to watch the class to do the last section.
Use a chunky wool and a large needle. I used an “N” – though I am super tight crocheter and I usually have to go up a needle size. So you might be able to go down one size. I used 1 1/2 skeins of chunky yarn.
Row 1: In the 4th chain from hook, dc in each chain across. 19 dc in row.
Row 2: Chain 3, turn, dc in first dc, chain 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc, repeating across row. 10 dc and 9 chain 1 spaces.
Row 3: Chain 3, turn, dc in each dc and ch 1 space across. 19 dc.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until scarf measures about 54″ long. (You can make yours longer or shorter, depending on what you want.)
Using the crochet instructions in the Crochet Techniques class – crochet a section of cables 6 inches long.
Connect the two ends of the scarf together with a row of slip stitches. If you want, sew a few decorative buttons just above the cable section to finish it off. I had these creamy vintage looking buttons that I thought were a great match.
I hope you check out the class – it’s a free video and the stitches are so fun. You can also rewatch the video online as many times as you need to refresh yourself on the different stitches! Click here to sign up for the Free Class!
Sharon Joyner Griffith says
Morning…you will love the fall here in TN. I live in Chattanooga and have been here for about 18 years and to me it is the best season of them all with spring following a close second…lol Where abouts in Tn are you. If you would like to chat email me and maybe we can celebrate the fall together…..Beautiful scarf by the way. Enjoy your day.
Beautiful scarf! 2 needles overwhelm me, too. I will not attempt knitting, but I love to crochet (and embroider, and sew), so I will pin this and probably try making one at some point. Fall — oh, I love it! It is beyond gorgeous here in New England right now, and I’m sure TN is lovely too. Glad you are there to enjoy it all!
Lovely pattern, thanks. I have just the wool for this and it doesn’t look like it will take too long either.
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe says
That is gorgeous!! And would make amazing Christmas gifts. One day I’ll have to learn this technique. :)
Does the chain at the beginning of each row count as a dc? With row one, I have 19 dc if I count the chain (made from starting at the 4th chain from hook). In row two, it doesn’t work out like that. Does row 2 start in the same space as the chain or in the next dc? I’d tried it a couple ways and it doesn’t look quite right. Thanks!
I seem to be having this same problem as you! Did you happen to figure it out?
Laurie Peura says
I didn’t count the first chain 3 and DC’d 19. The only way I can make this work is after I turned I chained 4 and skipped the first stitch.
Laurie Peura says
Also… at the end of the the 3rd?row there’s a big chain 4 hole. You’ll need to add 2 DC’s to get 19. ♀️
Laurie Peura says
Actually…3Dc’s at the end of the 3rd row. I sounds confusing but it works out.
Thank you for sharing, I absolutely LOVE this pattern! It worked up very quickly and easily, and it looks gorgeous. All my favorite girls are getting one for Christmas!
Hi! I have been working on this scarf and I love your pattern! However, I’m worried that my width might be coming out a lot bigger than yours did. Could you tell me how many inches the width is supposed to be? I’m trying to decide if I should start over, since it’s for my petite mom and I don’t want her to drown in it. My width is 12″….is that pretty close to what it was supposed to be? Thank you!