Free pattern: Walking in the Sand Scarf

Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in Lion Brand ScarfieI hate to stereotype, because I know a lot of men who are adventurous dressers.

However.

Every man that is on my handmade gift list is more… shall we say… picky.



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Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in Lion Brand ScarfieYou know what I mean.

The guys that will only wear handmade gifts that are in solid black yarn in single crochet or stockinette stitch.

But those aren’t the projects I love to make. I mean, my eyes and black yarn are no longer friends, first of all. And miles and miles of one stitch is sometimes too dull.

Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by Marie Segares/Underground Crafter in Lion Brand ScarfieThis scarf combines my favorite stitch for the menfolk – I like to call it the pebble stitch – with one skein of Lion Brand Scarfie, a wonderful, self-striping yarn in plenty of dude approved colors. This colorway reminded me of the beach, and hence the name of this scarf pattern.

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As evidence that this scarf is perfect for those picky guys (and everyone else who likes warm scarves), this is the email I received this morning from the dapper gentleman I gifted this scarf to last fall.

Just wanted to mention that I’ve received several compliments from people (well Ladies) on the beautiful scarf and hat you made for me.  I’ve sent them your blog.

Many thanks again.  They are keeping me warm this terribly cold week!

Is there any higher compliment a crafter can receive about a gift? Not only has it become the go-to cold weather scarf, but it’s also being admired by others.

My work here is done. (By the way, the hat pattern will be coming soon. Also, both the pattern and the yarn work well for women, too!)

If you make one, don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

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Walking in the Sand Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

02-easy 50US terms 505-bulky 50This gently textured scarf is a  beginner-friendly project.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 54” (137 cm) length x 8” (20 cm) width.

Materials

  • Lion Brand Scarfie (5.3 oz/150 g/312 yds/285 m/100% acrylic) – 1 skein in 206 Cream/Taupe, or approximately 312 yds (285 m) in any bulky weight yarn. Buy Lion Brand Scarfie on LeisureArts | Craftsy | Amazon
  • US Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm) crochet hook or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 11 sts x 9 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Craftsy

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * Rep after asterisk as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • Ch 24 (or any multiple of 2 sts, + 2 sts).
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next st, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. (23 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 54” (137 cm) or desired length, ending after Row 3. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2015, 2016 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/2016/01/20/free-pattern-walking-in-the-sand-scarf. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make one, don’t forget to share a picture on Ravelry or Facebook.

Add to RavelryIf you want an easy print format, you can buy the ad-free PDF version on Craftsy.

Click to buy the ad-free PDF version of this @ucrafter pattern on Craftsy

9 thoughts on “Free pattern: Walking in the Sand Scarf”

  1. glad to know that my eyes and black yarn aren’t alone. I really wish my granddaughters liked bright colors. I think I will try your pattern with some yarn I bought recently. Thanks for the pattern.

  2. Your scarf is lovely, but I was very disappointed with Lion’s Scarfie yarn. Many weak spots where I found it necessary to cut the yarn, rip out a row so that I wouldn’t have knot in middle of work and also knots connecting yarn. I won’t be purchasing more Scarfie yarn.

  3. BAsed on the instructions, i’m not sure what makes this different or how you get the “pebbles”.
    Please explain? utube?

    1. sherri, thanks for your interest. The stitch combination (a short stitch next to a tall stitch) creates the texture that looks (to me) like pebbles. I don’t have this pattern available on YouTube, but you are welcome to look up each stitch used on YouTube if that would help. Or, you might try reading through the pattern more slowly and working on it without a video.

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