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Free Pattern Crochet Scarf: Easy Variegated Stripe Scarf to Make

Crochet a warm and cozy scarf for winter with this free pattern for a scarf: Easy Variegated Stripe Scarf. The soft and textured winter scarf is perfect for keeping warm on chilly days.

Plus, the simple construction makes it easy to crochet. So grab your yarn and hook and get started on this lovely scarf today!

The crochet stitch used in this variegated stripe scarf crocheting pattern is the rice stitch. This pattern uses easy double crochet stitches to make a raised line look.

This crochet stitch makes a raised line design using front and back post double crochet stitches.

It is a simple 1 row repeat, great for watching TV and crocheting. It is a easy stitch with great texture.

free pattern crochet scarf worsted weight yarn

This easy crocheted scarf is made with Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes in Oyster. This variegated worsted weight category #4 yarn is a pretty neutral.

You could substitute this yarn with any average worsted weight yarn and get a similar size and feel for the scarf. A gauge square where you test size of the stitches, is great for estimating the size of your project and match with the pattern.

I have made a few other free scarf crochet patterns that you can try: Striped Men’s Crochet Scarf, Chunky Infinity Crochet Scarf Pattern, or Berry Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern.

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How to Make a Variegated Stripe Crocheting Scarf Free Pattern

Supplies

  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • 1- H 5 mm crochet hook
  • 2- 8 oz (227 g) Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes in Oyster or any gauge 4 worsted weight yarn 407 yd (372 m) I used about 1/3 of the 2nd skein.

Abbreviations – US Terms

  • yo – yarn over
  • st/sts – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • hdc– half double crochet
  • fpdcfront post double crochet
  • bpdc – double crochet back post
  • dcdouble crochet

front post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook behind the post from the front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.

back post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook from the back of the post, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.

Stitch Videos

Video for rice stitch right- handed

Left-Handed Rice stitch video

To make a larger or smaller project, start your chain with an even number. This scarf uses the rice stitch which is front and back post double crochet stitches alternating.

The chain will be the length of your scarf so you will want to check the length of the chain to make sure you are happy with the length of the scarf. I double check the length after I do the first row of single crochet.

A good length for a scarf is between 60 in to 70 in. You will want it longer or shorten due to the person’s height. You also might want it longer if it is really cold where you live and you want to wrap the scarf several times.

There is a link to a short version printable free PDF below the crochet pattern.

Size: Adult women approx. 7.5 in x 64 in (19 cm x 163 cm)

free pattern crochet scarf worsted weight yarn

Scarf Crocheting Pattern

Chain 202

Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain cross. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 2: dc in 3rd ch from the hook. dc in each st to the end. Chain 1 and turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st. *fpdc around next stitch, bpdc around next st; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Fpdc, hdc in top of turning ch. Chain 1, and turn.

Repeat row 3 until you have 18 rows or the height you want. End with a row of single crochet.

Cut yarn and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

free pattern crochet scarf worsted weight yarn
free pattern crochet scarf worsted weight yarn

Free Variegated Stripe Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Free Crochet Scarf Pattern Variegated Stripe

free pattern crochet scarf worsted weight yarn

Use Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes to make a cozy scarf using an easy pattern with double crochet stitches.

Materials

  • scissors
  • tapestry needle
  • 1- H 5 mm crochet hook
  • 2- 8 oz (227 g) Caron Cinnamon Swirl Cakes in Oyster or any gauge 4 worsted weight yarn 407 yd (372 m) I used about 1/3 of the 2nd skein.

Instructions

  1. Chain 202
  2. Row 1: sc in the 2nd chain from the hook and in each chain cross. Chain 3 and turn.
  3. Row 2: dc in 3rd ch from the hook. dc in each st to the end. Chain 1 and turn.
  4. Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in 1st st. *fpdc around next stitch, bpdc around next st; repeat from * until you have 2 sts remaining. Fpdc, hdc in top of turning ch. Chain 1, and turn.
  5. Repeat row 3 until you have 18 rows or the height you want. End with a row of single crochet.
  6. Cut yarn and weave in ends with a tapestry needle.

Notes

Abbreviations – US Terms

  • yo – yarn over
  • st/sts - stitch
  • ch - chain
  • hdc- half double crochet
  • fpdc– front post double crochet
  • bpdc – double crochet back post
  • dc– double crochet

front post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook behind the post from the front, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.

back post double crochet stitch – yarn over, insert the hook from the back of the post, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru 2 loops on your hook, yo, pull thru remaining two loops on your hook. For more info here, from yarnspirations.com.

Video for rice stich

To make a larger or smaller project, start your chain with an even number. This scarf uses the rice stitch which is front and back post double crochet stitches alternating.

The chain will be the length of your scarf so you will want to check the length of the chain to make sure you are happy with the length of the scarf. I double check the length after I do the first row of single crochet.

A good length for a scarf is between 60 in to 70 in. You will want it longer or shorten due to the person's height. You also might want it longer if it is really cold where you live and you want to wrap the scarf several times.

Size: Adult women approx. 7.5 in x 64 in (19 cm x 163 cm)

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