Crochet Pattern: Handy Scarf

Free crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook!Today’s pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. The theme was mittens but I wanted to do something a little bit different, so I made a cozy keyhole scarf with two mock mittens at the end. This is a fun project for teens or adults and it works up quickly because you hold two strands of yarn together throughout. I even made a short video (at the end of the pattern) that shows you how to wrap the scarf so your mittens hang down in the front.

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links.Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart. Outdoor photos by Kirsten Holloway Designs.

You’ll start off your Handy Scarf by making two Mitten Edges. I used red and white because I love the contrast (and also because those colors are so popular together from early December through Valentine’s Day in February).

Free crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook!Once you have your Mitten Edges ready, you’ll crochet the main part of the scarf, ending with a keyhole opening where your mittens can slip through. Then, you’ll join your scarf to the Mitten Edges and you’re ready to wear it!

Free crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook!This cozy scarf could be donated to any local charity that distributes handmade winter accessories for teens or adults. If you plan to donate your version, be sure to check with the organization first to see if there are any yarn colors you should use or avoid. Luckily, there are over 140 color options in Red Heart Super Saver, so you’re sure to find something you love (which also meets the organization’s color requirements).

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Handy Scarf

Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter

Free crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook!This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end.

 

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 74” (188 cm) long (from “mitten” tip to tip) x 5” (13 cm) width (across narrow section).

Materials

  • Red Heart Super Saver yarn (100% acrylic, 7 oz/198 g/364 yd/333 m) – 1 skein ea in 311 White (MC) and 319 Cherry Red (CC), or approximately 364 yd (333 m) in MC and 185 yd (470 m) in CC in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size K-10.5 (6 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Yarn needle.
  • Locking stitch marker.

Gauge

  • 13 sts = 5” (13 cm) across in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CC – Contrast Color
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • ea – each
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • MC – Main Color
  • pm – place marker
  • rep – repeat
  • rm – remove marker
  • sc – single crochet
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • tr – treble (triple) crochet
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Repeat instructions between parentheses in same stitch.


Pattern Notes

  • Entire project is worked holding 2 strands of yarn in same color together. Since exact gauge is not critical for this project, choose a hook size that allows you to work with the bulk of both strands.
  • A tutorial for the slip stitch join is available here.

Pattern Instructions

Mitten Edge (Make 2)

Free crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook!

  • Holding 2 strands of CC together, ch 14.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, *(sc, dc) in next ch, sk 1 ch; rep from * across to last ch, sc in next ch. (13 sts)

Form and shape thumb

  • Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sk first ch, (sc, dc) in next ch, sk 1 ch, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st. (15 sts)
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sc in next st, pm in sc just made, dc in same st, sk 1 st, sc in next st.
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sc in next st, sk rest of mitten. (3 sts)
  • Row 5: Turn, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk 1 st, sc in next st.
  • Rows 6-9: Rep Row 5 – 4 more times.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, sk 1 st, (sc, dc) in next st, turn to work along inner thumb, work (sc, dc) 3 times evenly along side of rows, sc in marked st from Row 3, rm and pm in sc just made, dc in same st, sk 1 st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
  • Row 11: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to marked st, sc in marked st, rm and pm in sc just made, sl st to next st on thumb to join. (13 sts + sl st to thumb)
  • Row 12: Turn, ch 1, starting in marked st and moving marker up ea row, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st. (13 sts)
  • Rows 13-16: Rep Rows 11—12 twice.
  • Row 17: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to marked st, sc in marked st, rm. (13 sts)
  • Row 18: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st.
  • Row 19: Rep Row 18 once.

Shape side of mitten

  • Row 20: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 st; rep from * across to last 3 sts, sc in next st, sk 2 sts. (11 sts)
  • Rows 21-23: Rep Row 18 – 3 times.
  • Row 24: Rep Row 20, do not fasten off. (9 sts)

Edging

  • Edging Round: Turn to work along Row 24, ch 1, sl st in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, dc in next st, tr in next st, dc in next st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, sl st in next st. Turn to work along edge, work 9 sl st evenly across side of rows. Turn to work along inner thumb, sl st in next 4 sts across inner thumb. Turn to work along top of thumb, 2 sc in next st, hdc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st. Turn to work along outer edge of thumb, work 9 sl st evenly across side of rows to first row, sl st in side of first row. Turn to work along foundation ch, work 13 sl st evenly in unworked ch-1 sp and underside of sts on foundation ch. Turn to work along edge, work 12 sl st evenly across side of rows, hdc in first skipped st from Row 20, work 3 sl st evenly across side of rows, hdc in first skipped st from Row 24, sl st in side of next row, join with sl st to first sl st. Fasten off CC.

Scarf

  • Holding 2 strands of MC together, ch 14.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next 13 ch. (13 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, starting in first st, *(sc, dc) in next st, sk 1 t; rep from * across to last st, sc in next st. (13 sts)
  • Rep Row 2 until scarf measures approximately 52” (132 cm) long.

Form keyhole

  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, ch 11, sk 11 sts, sc in last st. (2 sts + ch-11 sp)
  • Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in next 11 ch, sc in last st, do not fasten off. (13 sts)

Join Mitten Edges to Scarf

  • Turn, ch 1, position short flat edge of first Mitten Edge next to short edge of scarf, join pieces together with sl st join through center loops of ea piece across 13 sts. (A tutorial for the slip stitch join is available here.) The joined edge will be the wrong (back) side of scarf. Fasten off MC.
  • Join 2 strands of MC with sl st on opposite short edge of scarf on the wrong (back side), position short flat edge of second Mitten Edge next to short edge of scarf (being sure that mitten thumbs will point in the same direction on both sides of the scarf), ch 1, join pieces together with sl st join through center loops of ea piece across 13 sts. Fasten off MC.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if desired. (If you’re new to blocking, you can learn more here.)
© 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/2017/12/29/crochet-pattern-handy-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!

If you make your own Handy 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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Free #crochet pattern: Handy Scarf in Red Heart Super Saver #yarn by Underground Crafter | This cozy keyhole scarf features two mock mittens at the end. This pattern is part of the Crochet Charity Drive with Blackstone Designs. Find the Crochet Charity Drive group on Facebook! #crochetcharitydrive #redheartyarns #joycreators #redheartsupersaver

3 Comments

  1. January 4, 2018 / 12:43 am

    I love it! The little mittens are adorable.

  2. Irma Hendricks
    January 4, 2018 / 12:40 pm

    so cute!

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