Crochet Pattern: In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf

In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio WorstedThe In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf works up quickly because it’s much shorter than a traditional scarf, but you can still wrap it snuggly around your neck for maximum warmth. (You can find the coordinating pattern for the In the Neighborhood Slouchy Hat in 3 sizes here.) This pattern is part of the 2017 Holiday Blog Hop. You can find out more and get the schedule here.

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Keyhole scarves are an important part of my handmade gift closet. (If you don’t have a handmade gift closet yet, you can find my tips for starting one along with a roundup of free crochet patterns here.) They don’t use up as much yarn as traditional scarves, so they work really well for sets, too.

In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted

This particular keyhole scarf uses some great textures made from simple stitches.

In the Neighborhood Slouchy Hat and Keyhole Scarf, free crochet patterns by Underground Crafter in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted

Oh, and did I mention that keyhole scarves are great if you have to mail a gift because they fold up very small so you can save on postage.

If you make your own In the Neighborhood Keyhole 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. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted

Play with color and texture with this coordinating set. Get the pattern for the In the Neighborhood Slouchy Hat here.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 5.25” (13.5 cm) width x 26” (66 cm) length.

Materials

  • Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted yarn (100% washable Merino wool, 8 oz/228 g/400 yd/366 m) – 1 skein in Canton (MC), or approximately 187 yd (171 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted yarn (100% washable Merino wool, 2 oz/60 g/105 yd/96 m) – 1 mini skein in Thomas Circle (CC), or approximately 22 yd (20 m) in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size I-9/5.5 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

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

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CC – Coordinating Color
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • * + Repeat the instructions following the asterisk or plus sign as indicated.
  • () Instructions within parenthesis are worked into indicated stitch or space.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Notes

Pattern Instructions

Patterned edge

  • With CC, ch 20.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and each ch across, changing to MC in last yarn over of final sc. (19 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 4 (counts as dc + ch-1 sp, here and throughout), sk next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; rep from * across, changing to CC in last yarn over of final dc. (10 dc + 9 ch-1 sp)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, *dc in skipped st from previous row, sc in next st; rep from * across, changing to MC in last yarn over of final sc. (19 sts)
  • Rows 4-7: Rep Rows 2-3 twice or until scarf measures 2” (5 cm) from start.
  • Row 8: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *dc in next st, sc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Row 9: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *sc in next st, dc in next st; rep from * across.
  • Rep Rows 8-9 until scarf measures approximately 5” (13 cm) from start, ending after Row 8.

Form keyhole – first side

  • Row 10a: Turn, ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, sc in next st. (8 sts)
  • Rep Row 10a until keyhole measures approximately 2” (5 cm) from start of Row 10, fasten off.

Form keyhole – second side

  • Row 10b: Sk 3 unworked sts on Row 10, join MC with sl st to next st, ch 1, sc in same st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st. (8 sts)
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st.
  • Rep Row 11 until second side of keyhole is the same number of rows as first side of keyhole.

Close keyhole

  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, (dc in next st, sc in next st] 3 times, dc in next st, ch 3, sk keyhole opening, [dc in next st, sc in next st] 4 times.
  • Row 13: Turn, ch 3, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 3 times, sc in next st, (dc, sc, dc) in ch-3 sp, [sc in next st, dc in next st] 4 times.

Work even in pattern

  • Rep Rows 8-9 until scarf measures approximately 24” (61 cm), ending after either Row and changing to CC in last yarn over of final st.

Patterned edge

  • Row 14: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and each st across, changing to MC in last yarn over of final sc.
  • Rows 15-20: Rep Rows 2-3, 3 times or until scarf measures 2” (5 cm) from start of Row 14. Fasten off.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2017 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/2017/07/18/crochet-pattern-neighborhood-keyhole-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own In the Neighborhood Keyhole 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. You can also share a picture in the Underground Crafters Facebook group. Sign up for my weekly newsletter and get a coupon code for your choice of one of my premium patterns and other subscriber goodies. Plus, you’ll never miss one of my free patterns again!

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In the Neighborhood Keyhole Scarf, free crochet pattern by Underground Crafter in Neighborhood Fiber Co. Studio Worsted

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