If you’re looking for a striped scarf crochet pattern that you can wear all season or gift, you have come to the right place! I’m excited to introduce Joanna from High Desert Yarn, who is sharing the Vintage Fall Scarf pattern today.
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About High Desert Yarn
Joanna Robinson is the creator of High Desert Yarn. Her love of crochet started with making her nephew a baby blanket in 2013. Since then, she launched a business in 2017 by creating modern crochet patterns for the handmade wardrobe. Her patterns are fun for adventurous mamas to make, and functional for their wild babies to wear. Joanna loves a long run as much as she loves eating an obscene amount of chocolate cake. She currently lives in Oklahoma with her husband, two kids, and three dogs. On any weekend you will find her exploring the outdoors, or playing soccer with her kids.
Vintage Fall Scarf
Striped Scarf Crochet Pattern by High Desert Yarn
The Vintage Fall Scarf is full of 1960s nostalgia from the woven quality to the simple stripe pattern, but with a modern color palette. It uses a bulky weight yarn (category 5) to work up quickly, and provide more warmth on a crisp Autumn day. It’s the perfect addition to any wardrobe!
- Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky, bulky/category 5, (100g/3.5oz, 136m/149yds) – You will need 4 colors total. Yardage to make the scarf (without fringe) for each color as follows :
- MC = 167yds (153m), CC1 =109yds (100m), CC2 =48yds (43m), CC3 =51yds (47m)
- Fringe in color of choice = 22yds (20m)
- Substitutes : Any other bulky (category 5) yarn will work. If changing the yarn, be sure to check gauge
- Crochet Hook: K/10.5 (6.50mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
- Tapestry Needle
- 8 STS (in the Moss Stitch) x 14 Rows = 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10 cm) square
- Create gauge using the Moss Stitch. Follow the pattern below.
- Chain 16
- Row 1 : SC in 2nd CH from the hook. [Skip next CH. CH 1. SC in next CH.] Repeat […] until end of CH. Turn. (8 SC STS)
- Row 2 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [SC in the next CH SP. CH 1. Skip next ST.] Repeat […] until 1 CH SP and 1 SC ST remain. SC in the last CH SP. SC in the last SC ST. Turn. (9 SC STS)
- Row 3 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [CH 1. Skip next ST. SC in next CH SP.] Repeat […] until end of the row. Turn. (8 SC STS)
- Repeat Rows 2-3 until your gauge measures 4” (10 cm) long.
- Gauge is measured BEFORE blocking.
- 7″ (18cm) width & 65″ (165cm) long (without fringe)
- Experience Level = Beginner. You will need to have an understanding of the Single Crochet and Double Crochet before starting.
- Check your gauge! This is important if you want your scarf to be the same size as the pattern.
- CH 1 and CH 2 at the beginning of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
- Color change occurs before the CH 1 or 2 at the beginning of a row.
- Tucking in the ends. I tried two methods to hide all the ends–crochet over the non-working yarn, and weaving in each end with a tapestry needle. Crocheting over the non-working yarn worked well during the Moss Stitch color change (ex. Row 14 to Row 15). Additionally, crocheting over the non-working yarn for the next two rows after the color change hides the end better than only crocheting over it for one row.
- However, this method showed too much during the color change from the Moss Stitch to the Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (ex. Row 20 to Row 21). Weaving in the ends from the CC3 rows yield a cleaner outcome.
- Stitch Markers. It may be helpful to include stitch markers for the even, or odd, count rows to keep track of the alternating stitch counts.
- American (US) terms used throughout.
- BPDC—back post double crochet – A helpful video tutorial for this stitch pattern is available here.
- CH – chain
- DC – double crochet
- SC – single crochet
- SP – space
- ST(S) – stitch(es)
- Chain 28 in MC.
- Row 1 : SC in the 2nd CH from hook. [CH 1. Skip next CH. SC in next CH.] Repeat […] until end of the chain. Turn. (14 SC STS)
- Row 2 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [SC in the next CH SP. CH 1. Skip next ST.] Repeat […] until 1 CH SP and 1 SC ST remain. SC in the last CH SP. SC in the last SC ST. Turn. (15 SC STS)
- Row 3 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [CH 1. Skip next ST. SC in next CH SP.] Repeat […] until end of the row. Turn. (14 SC STS)
- Row 4 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [SC in the next CH SP. CH 1. Skip next ST.] Repeat […] until 1 CH SP and 1 SC ST remain. SC in the last CH SP. SC in the last SC ST. Turn. (15 SC STS)
- Repeat Rows 3-4 five times.
- Change to CC1.
- Row 15-18 : Repeat Rows 3-4 two times.
- Change to CC2.
- Rows 19-20 : Repeat Rows 3-4 once.
- Change to CC3.
- Row 21 : CH 2. DC in 1st ST. BPDC in next ST. [DC in next CH SP. BPDC in next ST.] Repeat […] until one CH SP remains. DC in last CH SP. Turn. (27 STS)
- Row 22 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. [SC in the next ST. CH 1. Skip next ST.] Repeat […] until 2 STS remain. SC in the last 2 STS. Turn. (15 SC STS)
- Change to CC2.
- Rows 23-24 : Repeat Rows 3-4 once.
- Change to CC1.
- Rows 25-26 : Repeat Rows 3-4 two times.
- Change to MC.
- Rows 27-38 : Repeat Rows 3-4 seven times.
- Repeat Rows 15-38 six times.
- If you want to make this scarf longer, repeat Rows 15-38 one more time.
- Tie off and weave in the ends.
Adding the Fringe
- You need approximately 22yds of yarn for a double stranded fringe. Start by cutting yarn into 12″ (30.5cm) strips. Take 2 strands of yarn, and fold them in half evenly to create a loop on one end. At every SC ST along the bottom row, pull the loop through using a crochet hook. Insert the tails through the loop, and pull gently to tighten. Be sure to evenly space out each pair of yarn along the edge. Last, trim the fringe to even it out.
- Repeat this process on the other side of the scarf, and wear your beautiful handmade scarf!