Free pattern: Puff-y Stripes Scarf

Puff-y Stripes Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground Crafter

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Back in 2014, I fell in love with four skeins of hand dyed yarn from Feederbrook Farm at Vogue Knitting Live, including these two.

Feederbrook Farm Shepherd Spun yarn | Puff-y Stripes Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterI had several ideas for the yarn over the past two years, but none really called out to me until a few weeks ago. I always knew I would alternate the solid color with the multicolor yarn, but it wasn’t until I actually started crocheting that I realized that the multicolor yarn was actually self-striping yarn. (You can learn more about the features of different types of multicolor yarns in this post.)

Puff-y Stripes Scarf, free #crochet pattern by Underground CrafterThis made the scarf even more dramatic than what I had envisioned when I was writing out the stitch pattern.

A few notes about the pattern: This yarn is now discontinued, but you can easily substitute any coordinating solid and self-striping yarn. A handspun yarn, like this Shepherd Spun, will add even more texture. And, while I’ve listed this as an intermediate pattern, an adventurous beginner can easily complete it. Enjoy!

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Puff-y Stripes Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

03-intermediateUS terms 504-medium 50Play with color and texture in this unisex scarf. Choose a solid yarn and a coordinating self-striping (or long color repeat) yarn.

 

Finished Size

  • Adult: 5” (13 cm) wide x 53” (134.5 cm) long unblocked. 5” (13 cm) wide x 54.5” (138.5 cm) long blocked.

Materials

  • Feederbrook Farm Shepherd Spun (3 oz/88 g/160 yds/146 m/100% wool) – 1 skein ea in self-striping colorway (CA) and solid colorway (CB), or approximately 160 yds (146 m) in ea of 2 colors in any medium weight.
  • US Size I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

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

Hooded Scarves to Crochet

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • ea – each
  • esc – extended single crochet – Insert hook in st or sp, yo and draw up a loop, ch 1, yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.
  • FL – front loop only
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • pf – 3-repeat puff stitch – (Yo, insert hook in st or sp, yo and draw up a loop) 3 times in same st or sp, yo and draw through all 7 loops on hook.
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Rep instructions after asterisks as indicated.

Pattern Notes

  • Carry unworked colors up side of scarf unless otherwise instructed. These tails will be covered by border.
  • To create a similar look with different yarn, use any self-striping yarn for CA and any coordinating (or contrasting) solid yarn for CB.
  • Scarf is worked flat in rows. Border is worked in the round.

ILC 300x250b April 2016Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 18, or any even number of sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and ea ch across. (17 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, escFL in first st and ea st across.
  • Rows 3-4: Rep Row 2 twice.
  • Row 5: Rep Row 2, changing to CB in last yo of final escFL.
  • Row 6: Turn, ch 1, escFL in first st, ch 1, sk 1 st, *pf in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, escFL in last st.
  • Row 7: Turn, ch 1, escFL in first st, *pf in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, pf in next ch-1 sp, escFL in next st, changing to CA in last yo.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, escFL in same st and next st, *esc in next ch-1 sp, escFL in next st; rep from * across to last st, escFL in last st.
  • Rows 9-10: Rep Row 2 twice.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 5.
  • Rows 12-13: Rep Rows 6-7.
  • Rep Rows 8-13 until scarf measures approximately 53” (134.5 cm) long. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 14-16: Rep Row 2 – 3 times.
  • Row 17: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and ea st across, changing to CB in last yo of final sc. Fasten off CA.

Border

  • Round 1: Turn to work across long edge, ch 2 (counts as first hdc), hdc in side of same row and ea row across to first row, 2 hdc in side of first row, ch 2, turn to work across short edge, hdc in ea st across unworked side of foundation chain, ch 2, turn to work across long edge, 2 hdc in side of first row while working over yarn tails, hdc in side of ea row while working over yarn tails across to last row, 2 hdc in side of last row, ch 2, hdc in ea st across last row, ch 2, join with sl st to top of first ch 2. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if desired.
© 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/2016/04/06/free-pattern-puff-y-stripes-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

9 Comments

  1. Linda
    April 6, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    After Row 12 (and BEFORE Row 13) the patterns says, “Rep Rows 8-13 until scarf measures approximately …”. If this a type or just misplaced? e.g., is the repeat Rows 8-12? or 8-13?
    Thanks

  2. April 6, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    love the yarn, love the puff! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    • April 8, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Thanks for the kind words, Millie! If you make one, I’d love to see pictures.

  3. Darlene P.
    April 9, 2016 / 9:23 am

    Another lovely textured stitch pattern . . . so cozily inviting and the colors are beautiful!!!

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