Mindless Crochet: How to crochet a scarf

I was needing another mindless project on my hook that I could pick up in between designs. So I came up with this little 4-round repeat, which I’m making into a scarf.

It’s nice and repetitive but requires a little thinking to get started lol. I hope you can join in and make your own. (It doesn’t have to just be a scarf, you could make it into a blanket or cushion etc too)

Materials:

Yarn: I’m using Bambino Prints by Stylecraft (just going to see how long I can make it with one ball) after finishing, I recommed at least 2 balls if you’re wanting a scarf and not a cowl lol
Hook: 4mm Clover hook
Scissors and yarn needle to weave in two ends (yay a project without allll the ends to weave in)

Stitches and Abbreviations Used:

US TERMSUK TERMS
Ch: ChainCh: Chain
Sk: SkipSk: Skip
St/s: Stitch/esSt/s: Stitch/es
Sp/s: Space/sSp/s: Space/s
Sc: Single Crochet – Insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loopsDc: Double Crochet – Insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops
Dc: Double Crochet- Yarn over once, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2Tr: Treble Crochet- Yarn over once, insert hook into stitch or space indicated, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2
Fpdc: Front Post Double Crochet – Yarn over once, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2Fptr: Front Post Treble Crochet – Yarn over once, insert hook from back to front to back around post of indicated st, yarn over and draw up a loop, (yarn over and pull through two loops) x 2

Notes:

  • This pattern is worked in multiples 2 + 1 (resulting in odd number)
  • Make your chain stitches with a looser tension so your work doesn’t bunch.
  • After the intial two rows, it is a 4-round repeat
  • Turn your work at end of each row
  • For turning, I make one ch st (doesn’t count as st)
  • The first and last two stitches will always be sc/dc after the initial row of dc/tr
  • Stitches that are skipped when working the fpdc/fptr rows are from prev row (where you normally work into on a current row)

Pattern:

Row 1:
Chain your desired length (I have chained 33 for my base), ch 3 (counts as 1st dc/tr, dc/tr in 5th ch from hook, dc/tr in each st along.
Turn work.
(33 dc/tr)

Row 2: (Beginning of 4-round repeat)
Ch 1 (doesn’t count as st, here and throughout), sc/dc in 1st st, *sc/dc in next st, ch 1, sk st*, repeat from * to * along leaving last two sts unworked, sc/dc in last two.
Turn work.
(18 sc/dc, 15 ch-1 sp)

Row 3:
Ch 1, sc/dc in 1st three sts, *ch 1, sk st, sc/dc in next ch-1 sp*, repeat from * to * along, sc/dc in last two sts.
Turn work.
(19 sc/dc, 14 ch-1 sp)

Row 4: Fpdc/fptr sts are worked around sc/dc from 2 rnds directly below
Ch 1, sc/dc in 1st three sts, *fpdc/fptr around sc/dc , sk st, sc/dc in next st*, repeat from * to * along, sc/dc in last two sts.
Turn work.
(19 sc/dc, 14 fpdc/tr)

Row 5: Fpdc/fptr sts are worked around sc/dc from 2 rnds directy below (End of 4-round repeat)
Ch 1, sc/dc in 1st two sts, fpdc/fptr around sc/dc, *sk st, sc/dc in next st, fpdc/fptr around sc/dc*, repeat from * to * along, sc/dc in last two sts.
Turn work.
(18 sc/dc, 15 fpdc/fptr)

Row 6 – xx:
Repeat rows 2-5 till desired length.
Finish last row with dc/tr sts. (33 dc/tr)
Cut yarn and weave in ends.

I would love to see your finished work as always. Please use the hashtag #mindlesscrochetscarf on social media platforms.

This pattern has not been tested, so if you find any errors, please let me know so that I can rectify.

Happy Hooking, Much Love,

Em xxx

UPDATE: 11/03/2020

Night time mindless crochet to the rescue. Thank goodness for it’s healing capabilites.

It’s finished!

Yay, I’ve finished my scarf, ok well COWL lol whoops I didn’t even realise. I don’t know if it’s because it’s a smaller project or I just got stuck into this one because of the different type of stitches? Maybe both? But anyhow, it’s finished and I’m really pleased with how it turned out and I look forward to Winter. I actually still have it on whilst typing this lol.

So once you’re happy with the length and want to make a cowl, I recommend finishing on the 2nd row of fpdc stitches. It just give it a nice look once joined.

I used the pull-loop-through method, which is great for a hidden kind of seam and not very big ridges, and elimates sewing the two ends together completely.

Close up of pull-loop-through

Once you’ve completed joining the ends together, cut yarn and weave in ends securely, making sure you go back and forth and split ply to lock them in.

So that’s that! Simple as and I just love the effect of the repeated stitches.

Now to beging the next mindless project….

Don’t forget I’d love to see your project so make sure you use the hashtag #mindlesscrochetproject or #mindlesscrochetscarf.

2 Comments on “Mindless Crochet: How to crochet a scarf

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: