Free pattern: Rippling Peacock Scarf

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

I love ripple patterns. There’s something amazing about the way the peaks and valleys materialize right off the hook.

There’s also something about ripples and stripes. The color changes highlight the peaks and valleys, so naturally, stripes and ripples pair well. Until, of course, you get to the ends. No one likes weaving in ends, and color changes mean more ends to weave in. But with Cascade Casablanca, you can let the yarn do the striping for you.

This post contains affiliate linksThe yarn for the sample was generously provided by Cascade.

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

This stitch pattern isn’t just your standard ripple, though. There’s also texture because of the popcorn stitches, and a little eyelet action to give it a nice drape.

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

The yarn has a great texture and feel, too, because it is a wool/mohair/silk blend. The colors remind me of spring, which is always welcome during the dark days of winter.

Rippling Peacock Scarf, free crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter

And, as you can see, it’s wide enough for full neck coverage, and long enough for an extra wrap around.

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Rippling Peacock Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 50 4-medium 50Create a dramatic scarf by combining a textured ripple stitch with a self striping yarn.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 6.5” (16.5 cm) wide x 55” (140 cm) long (unblocked)/6.75” (17 cm) wide x 57” (145 cm) long (blocked).

Materials

  • Cascade Yarns Casablanca (59% wool/24% silk/17%mohair, 3 oz/100 g, 220 yd/200 m) – 2 skeins in 5 Peacock, or approximately 440 yd (400 m) in any self-striping/long color repeat medium weight yarn.
  • US H-8/5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

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Gauge

  • 17.5 sts in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern (✪ see Special Stitch Patterns, below)

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together✪
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together✪
  • ea – each
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn✪
  • rep – repeat
  • RS – right (front) side
  • sk – skip
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • t-ch – turning chain
  • * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.

Special Stitch Patterns

  • dc3tog – double crochet 3 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 3 times, yo and drawn through all 4 loops on hook. (Decreases 2 sts, worked over 3 sts)
  • dc5tog – double crochet 5 sts together – (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops) 5 times, yo and drawn through all 6 loops on hook. (Decreases 4 sts, worked over 5 sts)
  • pop – 5-dc popcorn – Dc 5 times in same st, remove hook from loop and insert hook from front to back of first dc in group, pick up dropped loop and pull through loop on hook.

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Pattern Note

  • When adding new skein, unravel new ball until you reach the current or next color in use in the project to continue striping sequence.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 245.
  • Row 1: (RS) Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc3tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * across to last 4 ch, dc3tog, dc in last st. (243 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), dc3tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts, *dc5tog, dc in next 9 sts, 5 dc in next st, dc in next 9 sts; rep from * across to last 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, (dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st) 4 times, 5 dc in next st, ch 1 (sk 1 st, dc in next, ch 1) 4 times, *sk 1 st, dc5tog, ch 1, sk 1 st, (dc, ch 1, sk 1 st) 4 times, 5 dc in next st, ch 1, (sk 1 st, dc in next st, ch 1) 4 times; rep from * to last 5 sts, sk 1 st, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 4: Rep Row 2, treating both dc and ch-1 sp as sts.
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 3, dc3tog, ch 2, sk 1 st, (pop, ch 2, sk 1 st) 4 times, (pop, ch 3, pop, ch 2) in next st, (sk 1 st, pop, ch 2) 4 times, *sk 1 st, dc5tog, ch 2, sk 1, (pop, ch 2, sk 1 st) 4 times, (pop, ch 3, pop, ch 2) in next st, (sk 1 st, pop, ch 2) 4 times; rep from * across to last 5 sts, sk 1 st, dc3tog, dc in t-ch.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, 5 dc in ch-3 sp, *2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next st, dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, 5 dc in ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 5 ch-2 sps, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch.
  • Rows 7-9: Rep Rows 3-5.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp, *2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, 2 dc in next 4 ch-2 sps, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-3 sp; rep from * across to last 5 ch-2 sps, 2 dc in next 5 ch-2 sps, sk 1 st, dc in t-ch. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • Weave in ends. Spray block.

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Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on CraftsyI’d love to see your pictures if you make your own. You can share pictures on Ravelry or on my Facebook page.

© 2015 by Marie Segares (Underground Crafter). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Marie’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. If you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: http://undergroundcrafter.com/blog/2015/02/06/free-pattern-rippling-peacock-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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