I’m excited to share a new pattern for an extra long scarf, just as the temperatures are really dropping.
The Go West, Young Man Scarf makes a great gift for a special guy in your life. (It also works for the ladies – it’s super thick and textured!)
This post contains affiliate links. The yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.
Alternating post stitches create the look of directional arrows pointing westwards. Holding two strands of yarn together creates a tweedy look while also making this scarf extra warm to protect against a harsh winter.
I even took a #scarfie – Lion Brand‘s hashtag for a scarf-wearing selfie. It’s harder than you would think with a DSLR (sorry, kids, I don’t have a smartphone, so it’s the best way for selfies to happen in my world).
I have a carefully positioned shawl pin from Michelle’s Assortment to close the tiny gap that usually forms between the wrap around part of the scarf and the hanging ends.
Go West, Young Man Scarf
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
- 6″ (15 cm) wide x 66″ (168 cm) long.
- Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool (100% wool, 8 oz/227 g, 465 yd/425 m) – 2 skeins in Maple Tweed, or approximately 820 yd (750 m) in any medium weight yarn.
- US L-11/8 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- Stitch marker.
- 15 sts x 15 rows in pattern = 4” (10 cm). Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- FPdtr – front post double treble – Yo 3 times, insert hook from front around post back to front of st 2 rows prior, yo and draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops) 4 times, sk st behind FPdtr on current row.
- pf – puff stitch – *Insert hook in ch-1 sp, yo and draw up a loop;** yo and rep from * to ** once, yo and draw through 4 loops on hook.
- pm – place marker
- rep – repeat
- rm – remove marker
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- * Rep instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Entire scarf is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together.
- Ch 255, or any multiple of 6 sts, + 3 sts.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 1 st, sc in next st and in ea st across. (254 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and next st, pm around last sc, sc in ea st across.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in ea st across.
- Row 4: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in next 5 sts, FPdtr around marked st, rm, *sc in next 5 sts, sk 5 sts 2 rows below and FPdtr around next st 2 rows below; rep from * across to last st, sc in last st.
- Row 5: Rep Row 3.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, FPdtr around FPdtr 2 rows below, *sc in next 5 sts, FPdtr around FPdtr 2 rows below; rep from * across to last 6 sts, sc in next 6 sts.
- Rows 7-9: Rep Row 3, 3 times.
- Rows 10-14: Rep Rows 2-6.
- Rows 15-18: Rep Row 3, 4 times.
- Row 19: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, sk 1, sc in next st; rep from * across to last st, (ch 1, sc) in last st. (255 sts)
- Row 20: Turn, ch 1, sc in first sc, *pf in ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, pf in ch-1 sp, sc in last st. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.