Free pattern: Walking in the Sand Scarf

Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by 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.



This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.

Walking in the Sand Scarf, free unisex #crochet pattern by 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 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.

This pattern was originally published as part of my charity spotlight series of guest posts on Oombawka Design. It meets the donation requirements of the National WWII Museum’s Knit Your Bit program. Knit Your Bit has distributed over 10,000 unisex, handmade scarves to veterans over the past ten years. You can learn more about how to contribute your projects here.

If you make your own Walking in the Sand Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Don’t forget to use hashtag #YarnHeroes if you make one for charity!

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

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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.

    Shop for Lion Brand Scarfie at your favorite retailer! LeisureArts | Annie’s | Jo-Ann 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 your own Walking in the Sand Scarf, I’d love to see it! Share your progress and questions by tagging me on Facebook as @Underground Crafter, Instragram as @ucrafter, or Twitter as @ucrafter. Don’t forget to use hashtag #YarnHeroes if you make one for charity!

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

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