It’s that time of year where everyone is looking for a triangle scarf crochet pattern to wear or to gift. I’m happy to share the pattern for a triangle scarf that is dramatic looking but simple to crochet by guest contributor, Sarah from Ned & Mimi. The Color Block Triangle Scarf crochet pattern uses a simple stitch pattern repeat and includes instructions for customizing the size. Enjoy!
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About Ned & Mimi
Sarah Ruane is a crochet designer and blogger at Ned & Mimi. She is also a software developer, and until she started crocheting, she always thought that she was too left brained to be creative. Now she thinks crochet is the perfect mix of art and logic. She likes to be very intentional with what she creates and designs – it must be going to a good home or fulfilling a purpose in her house!
Sarah lives in Ireland (where the unpredictable weather ensures ample time for crocheting), with her husband and three children.
Color Block Triangle Scarf
Crochet Pattern by Ned & Mimi
About the Scarf
I designed this scarf as a birthday gift for my sister Mary. She adores mustard and navy so that made the color choice very easy for me (thanks Mary). I wanted this to be a winter scarf, so it had to be cosy and comfy but not too bulky, and I love how you can get amazing texture from even a simple sc/dc stitch pattern.
I decided to use Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran for this scarf as I really wanted the warmth that you get with wool, but with a bit less weight than you would get from a pure wool yarn. Any worsted weight/#4 yarn would work great.
This scarf is really easy to crochet; aside from the increases required to create the triangle shape, it’s really just a one-row repeat at its core. So, it makes a perfect couch project while requiring just a little bit of concentration. The color changes create handy little milestones so you will be finished before you even realize it.
If you would like to purchase an ad-free pdf pattern, it is available through Ravelry.
Pattern Notes: Construction
- This scarf is crocheted from the bottom up in three steps:
- Starting with C1, crochet the main triangle block beginning at the bottom tip, and increasing upwards and outwards
- Changing to C2, crochet along one edge of the triangle to add a second color block
- Finally, change to C3 and crochet along the remaining edge to create the third color block
- 55” (140 cm) in width x 27.5” (70 cm) in length
You can adjust the scarf size as you wish – the only thing to remember is that for the main triangle section, you need to end your row count on a multiple of four. From this point on, you can just follow the pattern as is.
- 12 stitches x 15 rows = 4” x 4” (10 cm x 10 cm)
- Stitch pattern: (sc, dc) in same st, sk 1 st
- Hook: 5mm
- Yarn: Any worsted/medium weight/#4 yarn
- The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Aran (180m/197yds per 100g skein; #4/Worsted; 50% Wool 50% Acrylic)
- Color 1: Midnight; 390 yds/360m; 200g; 2 skeins
- Color 2: Champagne White; 200 yds/185m; 110g; 2 skeins
- Color 3: Mustard; 240 yds/220m; 120g; 2 skeins
- Misc: Yarn Needle & Stitch markers
- Ch 1 at the start of each row does not count as a stitch
- The stitch count for each row is given in  at the end of the row
Abbreviations (US Terms)
- C1 = Color 1
- C2 = Color 2
- C3 = Color 3
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- sc = single crochet
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st = stitch
Color Block 1: Main Triangle
- ROW 1: Using C1, make a magic circle, ch 1 (does not count as a st, here and throughout), (sc 2 times, dc 2 times) into circle, pull tail to close circle but do not close it completely, turn 
- ROW 2: Ch 1, (sc 2 times, dc) in first st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, dc in last st, turn 
- ROW 3: Ch 1, (sc 2 times, dc) in first st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st, dc in last st, turn 
- ROW 4: Ch 1, (sc 2 times, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn 
- ROWS 5-63: Repeat ROW 4 [ROW 63 = 128] (Each row increases by 2 sts)
- ROW 64: Ch 1, (hdc, sc, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in last st, do not turn 
- EDGING ROW:
- Rotate your work to the right so that you are working the next row down along the edge towards the magic circle, and then up along the opposite edge.
- For this edging row, work 1 st into the sc at the start of each row, and 2 sts to into the dc at the end of each row.
- Ch 1 (does not count as a st), hdc into the top of the dc just made, sc 2 times into the side of same dc, sc evenly along the edge until you reach the magic circle.
- Stop and do a quick stitch count, you should have 97 sts so far.
- (sc, ch 2, sc) into the magic circle (place a st marker in the ch-2 sp), continue to sc evenly up along the opposite edge until you reach the starting hdc from the previous row, sc into the side of the hdc, hdc into the top of the hdc, turn 
Color Block 2
- ROW 1: Using C2, ch 1, (sc 2 times, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sk 1 st, sc in last st, turn 
- ROW 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn 
- ROWS 3-20: Repeat ROW 1 and ROW 2 [ROW 20 = 119] (Each row increases by 1 st)
- ROW 21: Ch 1, (hdc, sc, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sk 1 st, sc in last st, do not turn 
Color Block 3
- Rotate your work to the right so that you are starting the next row working along the edge of Color Block 2
- ROW 1: Using C3, ch 1, (sc, dc) into the side of the sc just made, *sk sc at start of next row, (sc, dc) into the side of the next sc; repeat from * until you reach the marked ch-2 sp, sk the ch-2 sp, (sc, dc) in next st, **sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from ** until 1 st remains, dc in last st, turn 
- ROW 2: Ch 1, (sc 2 times, dc) in first st, *sk next st, (sc, dc) in next st; repeat from * until 2 sts remain, sk 1 st, sc in last st, turn 
- ROWS 3-20: Repeat ROW 1 and ROW 2 [ROW 20 = 140] (Each row increases by 1 st)
- ROW 21: Repeat ROW 1 
- Weave in ends and add tassels if you wish.
I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don’t hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished hat on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!