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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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.
- Adult: 7.25” (18.5 cm) across x 63” (160 cm) long.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- With yarn needle, weave in ends.