Time for a new free crochet pattern featuring hand-dyed yarn from a talented indie-dyer AND crochet blogger! I’m talking about Breann from Hooked on Homemade Happiness. With just one skein of her beautifully dyed “Electric Ave.”, I was able to design a layering scarf that can be worn long like a necklace or tripled/quadrupled if you are still bundling up for winter. Keep reading for the free crochet pattern AND for a chance to enter to win hand-dyed yarn for your stash!
Free One Skein Scarf Perfect for Layering
As I mentioned above, this pattern was made to feature the yarn of Hooked on Homemade Happiness. The colorway I used was ‘Electric Ave’, and I LOVE the stark contrast of the neon colors and black flecks. I can’t believe that Breann just started dying yarn - this yarn in phenomenal and so pretty worked up!
Mardis Gras Inspired Crochet Scarf
The colors in this yarn made me feel a little bit Mardis Gras, which gave me the idea to make it into a “necklace” style scarf. This scarf can be worn doubled, tripled, quadrupled - whatever you want! It’s also totally customizable in width and length. I think it would be great fun to use this pattern as a stash buster to be able to mix and match colors!
No Hand Dyed? No Problem!
Now I know that hand-dyed yarn isn’t always the easiest to come by, so for the shorter scarf I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca just to show what it would look like in a solid. The beauty of this pattern is that these scarves can be made with any yarn and in any length you want! It would be a fabulous way to use up those random skeins and yarn scraps. You could even make several so that you could mix and match colors.
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One Skein Layering Scarf - Free Pattern
- Approx. 218 yards of a Category 3 or 4 yarn - I used a hand-dyed worsted weight yarn from Hooked on Homemade Happiness in ‘Electric Ave’ for the longer scarf. This yarn was a light worsted weight yarn. To show the pattern in a more mainstream yarn I used Lion Brand Touch of Alpaca for the short scarf.
- H/5.0mm crochet hook - I love Clover Amour or check out these adorable custom polymer clay hooks!
- Scissors - I always keep these travel scissors in my hook case
- Yarn needle
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- ch: chain
- sl st: slip stitch
- SC: single crochet
- DC: double crochet
- Length (long scarf; before joining) = 9"
- Length (short scarf; before joining) = 10"
- Width = 3”
- Chain stitches at the beginning of DC rows DO count as a stitch (ch 4 = DC+ch 1)
- Chain stitches at the beginning of SC rows DO NOT count as a stitch
- For the beaded scarf, pre-string any beads you’d like to use on your scarf before you start the project. Push them along your working yarn as you go, and use individual beads as you need them.
- How to add beads with a DC: yarn over hook, insert your hook into your next stitch, pull a bead up the working yarn to your hook, yarn over, pull through the stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through two loops (I will have a video tutorial coming for this soon)
Row 1: DC in the 6th ch from the hook, *ch 1, skip 1, DC, repeat from * 5 more times across (15). Turn.
Row 2: ch 1, SC in first st and in the first ch space, ch 1, skip 1, SC in next ch space, repeat from * 5 more times across, SC in last st of the row (15). Turn
Row 3: ch 4, skip 1, DC in ch space, *ch 1, skip 1, DC in ch space, repeat from * 4 more times, ch 1, skip 1, DC in last st of the row (15). Turn.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until you reach your desired length. My finished long scarf was 218 rows. My finished short scarf was 72 rows. Seam the ends together. Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
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