It’s getting mighty cold in New York City, and that means it’s scarf weather. Today’s double crochet scarf pattern will keep you cozy warm with a combination of stitch pattern and yarn. I call it the Gridlocked Scarf for two reasons. Read on for details!

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Back in October, I was traveling to Quilt Market in Houston. I always like to pack a project during my journeys, and I had recently received some Red Heart Heat Wave yarn, and I thought the colors would make a wonderful gender-neutral scarf for my handmade gift closet.

Red Heart Heat Wave is a newish yarn that is activated by sunlight. It actually keeps you 12 degrees warmer. Since New York City can get very cold in the winter, I knew this would be perfect for gift giving.

I wanted to create a design that looked like a grid using different combinations of double crochet and back and front post double crochet. (If you’re new to post stitches, don’t worry! There’s a link to a video tutorial in the pattern to guide you through making them.) But, while I was crocheting the scarf on the way to the airport, my one-hour trip turned into almost three hours long because of a car accident at one of the airport terminals.

As we took almost 90 minutes to go just a few blocks, I was able to get most of the scarf finished. Hence the name: Gridlocked Scarf!

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Gridlocked Scarf

Double Crochet Scarf Pattern by Underground Crafter

This color-blocked scarf uses a combination of post stitches to create a grid. If you’re new to post stitches, a video tutorial is linked in the Pattern Notes.

Finished Size

  • Adult: 7.25” (18.5 cm) across x 63” (160 cm) long.

Materials

  • Red Heart Heat Wave yarn (100% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 198 yd/181 m) – 1 skein each in 420 Radio (CA), 410 Passport (CB), 110 Sandy Shores (CC), and 888 Ocean (CD), or approximately 198 yd (181 m) in each of 4 colors in any medium weight yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or any needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Gauge

  • 15 sts x 8 rows = 4” (10 cm) in pattern. Exact gauge is not critical for this project.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • BPdc – back post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from back around front to back of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • CC – Color CC
  • CD – Color D
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • FPdc – front post double crochet – Yo, insert hook from front around back to front of st in previous round, yo and draw up a loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. A video tutorial for this stitch is available here.
  • rep – repeat
  • sk – skip
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Instructions

Scarf

  • With CA, ch 29, or any multiple of 4 sts, + 5 sts.
  • Row 1: Turn, sk 3 ch (counts as dc), dc in next ch and in each ch across. (27 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout), *FPdc around next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, FPdc around next st, dc in last st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 3, *BPdc around next st, dc in next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, BPdc around next st, dc in last st.
  • Rows 4-9: Rep Rows 2-3, 3 times.
  • Row 10: Turn, ch 3, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next 3 sts; rep from * across to last 2 sts, FPdc around next st, dc in last st.
  • Row 11: Rep Row 3 once.
  • Rows 12-19: Rep Rows 2-3, 4 times, changing color to CB in last yo of final dc on Row 19. Fasten off CA.
  • Rows 20-37: Rep Rows 2-19, changing color to CC in last yo of final dc on Row 38. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 38-55: Rep Rows 2-19, changing color to CD in last yo of final dc on Row 55. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 56-73: Rep Rows 2-19, changing color to CC in last yo of final dc on Row 73. Fasten off CD.
  • Rows 74-91: Rep Rows 2-19, changing color to CB in last yo of final dc on Row 91. Fasten off CC.
  • Rows 92-109: Rep Rows 2-19, changing color to CA in last yo of final dc on Row 109. Fasten off CB.
  • Rows 110-127: Rep Rows 2-19. Fasten off CA.

Finishing

  • With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2019 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: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2019/12/23/double-crochet-scarf-pattern-gridlocked-scarf/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Double Crochet Scarf Pattern: Gridlocked Scarf
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