If you’re looking for a color block scarf pattern that is gender neutral, you’ve come to the right place! The Color Blocked Co-Ed Scarf was designed to meet the donation requirements for the Red Scarf Project. It works up quickly using a super bulky yarn with simple stitch combinations.
This post contains affiliate links. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Lion Brand.
When it comes to scarves, I have to confess that I’m pretty boring as a stylist. If you happen to run into me in the street on a chilly day, most likely you’ll see my scarf just wrapped around my neck a few times. But, for the blog, I try to hold myself to a higher standard. I mean, don’t I have some responsibility for showing my scarves in a more interesting way when presenting them to you?
Since this scarf was designed to meet the donation requirements of Foster Care to Success’s Red Scarf Project, a program that distributes handmade scarves to college students who have aged out of foster care, I figured I’d really have to up my style game. After all, in New York City at least, college students are often on the cutting edge of fashion. A simple wrap around won’t do for them.
If you also struggle with styling your scarves, check out 3 Ways to Tie a Rectangular Scarf.
Let me tell you about this pattern. Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn is one of my favorite super bulky yarns and it comes in rich colors that are perfect for color blocking. This scarf really works up quickly in this yarn!
I used a simple combination of stitches and I even linked a video tutorial if you’re new to the crossed double crochet stitch.
If you’re looking for more scarf inspiration for donation to the Red Scarf Project, any of these free crochet patterns (if made mostly with red yarn, of course) would meet the donation requirements.
- Gridlocked Scarf
- Tunisian Extended Knit Scarf (with video)
- A Beginner’s Super Scarf
- Valiant Stripes Scarf
- Coastal Redwood Super Scarf
Find out more about how to donate scarves to the Red Scarf Project here on the Foster Care to Success website.
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Color Blocked Co-Ed Scarf
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
Color and texture keep this simple scarf project interesting.
- Adult: 5” (13 cm) wide x 71.5” (181.5 cm) long.
- Lion Brand Heartland Thick & Quick yarn (5 oz/142 g/125 yds/114 m/100% acrylic) – 2 skeins in 113 Redwood (CA) and 1 skein in 126 Sequoia (CB), or approximately 242 yds (221 m) in CA and 90 yds (82 m) in any super bulky weight yarn.
- US Size N-13 (9 mm) crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 10 sts x 5.5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- CA – Color A
- CB – Color B
- cdc – crossed double crochet – Skip st, dc in next st, dc in skipped st. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- yo – yarn over
- * Rep after asterisk as indicated.
- With CA, ch 15, or any odd number.
- Row 1: Turn, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch and each ch across. (14 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), cdc across to last st, dc in last st.
- Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st and in ea st across.
- Row 4: Rep Row 2.
- Row 5: Rep Row 3.
- Row 6: Turn, ch 3, dc in next st and each st across.
- Row 7: Rep Row 6.
- Row 8: Rep Row 3.
- Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 2 & 3 twice.
- Row 13: Rep Row 6 until scarf measures approximately 24” (61 cm) long, changing to CB in last yo of final dc.
- Row 14: Rep Row 3.
- Row 15: Rep Row 2.
- Row 16: Rep Row 3.
- Row 17: Rep Row 6 until CB section of scarf measures approximately 18.5” (47 cm).
- Row 18: Rep Row 3.
- Row 19: Rep Row 2.
- Row 20: Rep Row 3, changing to CA in last yo of final sc.
- Row 21: Rep Row 6 until this CA section of scarf measures approximately 19.5” (49.5 cm), or the same length as Row 13 to first color change.
- Row 22: Rep Row 3.
- Rows 23-26: Rep Rows 2 & 3 twice.
- Rows 27-28: Rep Row 6 twice.
- Row 29: Rep Row 3.
- Rows 30-33: Rep Rows 2 & 3 twice. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.