This thick, squishy scarf may look knitted, but it’s actually crocheted! It’s a beginner-friendly project that is quick and easy to make.
Grab your hook and let’s get started!
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Child Scarf: 54” (137 cm) long by 5” (12.7 cm) wide
Adult Scarf: 60” (152.4 cm) long by 7” (17.8 cm) wide
Extra-Wide Adult Scarf: 60” (152.4 cm) long by 10” (25.4 cm) wide
– Instructions and yarn requirements for Child Scarf are given outside the parentheses, with Adult Scarf and Extra-Wide Adult Scarf given inside the parentheses, like this:
Child Scarf (Adult Scarf, Extra-Wide Adult Scarf).
– When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
Make a matching hat or cowl with these free patterns:
You Will Need:
- 347, (540, 890) yards of #4 Worsted Weight Yarn, OR 174 (270, 445) yards of #5 Bulky Weight Yarn.
I used Lion Brand Heartland, #4 Worsted Weight, 251 yds / 142g per skein, 2 (3, 4) skeins.
If using Worsted yarn, we will be holding the yarn doubled and using two strands at once, as though they were one strand. If using Bulky yarn, you will only use one strand.
- US Size L / 8.0 mm crochet hook
- Measuring Tape
- Yarn Needle or Blunt Tapestry Needle
- Piece of Thick Cardboard or Small Book (for making tassels)
Gauge: 12 stitches = 5” (12.7 cm), 7 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Rhdc
*Fhdc: foundation half-double crochet
*Rhdc: ribbing half-double crochet
*This is a special stitch. See instructions below to learn how to work this stitch.
Foundation Half-Double Crochet (tutorial here):
To begin, chain 2. Yarn over, insert hook into the 2nd chain from the hook. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 3 remaining loops on hook.
For all following stitches: Turn work upside-down so the bottom (foundation) edge is facing you. On the bottom of the previous stitch, there is what looks like the top of a normal crochet stitch. Yarn over and insert hook into both strands of that “stitch”. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through one loop on hook. Yarn over, pull through all 3 remaining loops on hook.
Ribbing Half-Double Crochet (tutorial here):
Yarn over, insert hook, not into the top of the hdc below, but into the horizontal strand that runs across the front of the hdc below. Yarn over, pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook.
Knit-Look Crochet Scarf
This pattern begins with a row of foundation half-double crochet instead of a foundation chain. The foundation half-double crochet is simple to work, and makes the foundation chain and the first row of half-double crochet at the same time. The foundation edge, when worked in this way, has much more stretch and flexibility than a regular foundation chain. I highly recommend using the foundation half-double crochet to begin your scarf, but instructions for a regular foundation chain and row of half-double crochet are also included.
Row 1: ch 2. Fhdc in 2nd ch from hook. Work 129 (143, 143) more Fhdc. You should have 130 (144, 144) sts, not including beg ch sp.
Row 1: ch 132 (146, 146). Sk first 2 chs, hdc in 3rd ch from hook. Hdc in nxt 129 (143, 143) sts. You should have 130 (144, 144) sts, not including skipped chs from beg of row.
Row 2: ch 2, turn. Rhdc in same st and in ea st across. You should have 130 (144, 144) sts, not including beg ch sp.
Repeat Row 2; 7 (10, 16) more times. You should have a total of 9 (12, 18) rows, including Row 1. Tie off.
For natural fibers, pin project out on foam blocking mats. Spray with water until fully saturated, allow to dry.
For acrylic fibers, pin project out on an ironing board or several layers of towels. Hold a steaming iron 2”-3” over the surface of the fabric, making sure all of the fabric is penetrated by the steam. Allow to cool / dry.
Make 4 tassels in the length of your choice. (Click Here for a video tutorial on how to make tassels.) Using the 2 long strands of yarn coming from the top of the tassel, sew each tassel to a corner of the scarf, and make a knot to secure. Weave in ends.
Enjoy your finished Knit-Look Scarf!
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