It seems like everyone wants to flash a bit of gleam, sparkle, glitter, or shine over the holidays. This simple crochet scarf made with a sparkly yarn is the perfect solution!
Yarn for the sample was generously provided by Red Heart.
A few weeks ago, I was working on a guest post for the Red Heart blog called How Do I Decide Which Red Heart Yarn To Use For My Next Project? Although I’ve used most of the longstanding yarns by Red Heart, there were a few new ones that I had yet to try. In the interest of research, I asked Red Heart if they could send me samples of some of those yarns to use. (Is this research a bit like how my mom used to test my ice cream to make sure it tasted good when I was a little kid? Perhaps, but who doesn’t love to play with new yarns?!)
Gleam combines an acrylic base with wrapped metallic threads (in silver, copper, or gold, depending on the yarn colorway). I like that they metallic threads aren’t wrapped evenly, so there are seemingly random glints of light and texture throughout your project.
I knew the Gleam would pair well with a simple stitch pattern that didn’t try to compete with the yarn, so I chose the grit stitch, which I recently used in the Grit Stitch Manicure Roll. The grit stitch is such an easy, beginner-friendly stitch pattern which is also great for when you’re watching your favorite streaming shows or are otherwise distracted.
The Patina colorway with its deep, forest green yarn and gold metallic thread, is just perfect for getting your holiday sparkle on!
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A Touch of Gleam Scarf
Crochet Pattern by Underground Crafter
A simple stitch pattern highlights the gleaming metallic threads wrapped around this yarn. The beginner-friendly stitch creates a dense and warm crochet fabric that’s perfect for fighting off the bitter chill of a windy day.
- Adult: 5.5” (14 cm) wide x 66” (160 cm) long.
- Red Heart Gleam yarn (96% acrylic/4% other fiber, 3.5 oz/100 g, 169 yd/154 m) – 2 skeins in 3520 Patina, or approximately 338 yd (308 m) in any medium weight yarn.
- US Size I/9-5.5 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain gauge.
- Yarn needle.
- 18 sts x 15 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern
- ch – chain
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
- Ch 25 (or any multiple of 2 sts, + 3).
- Row 1: Turn, sk 2 ch (counts as sc), sc in next ch, *sk 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, sc in last ch. (23 sts)
- Row 2: Turn, ch 1 (counts as sc, here and throughout), sc in same st, *sk 1 st, 2 sc in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts, sk 1 st, sc in last st.
- Rep Rows 2 until scarf measures approximately 63” (160 cm) long, or until desired length is reached, or until you run out of yarn. Fasten off.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.