Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern: Sand Meets the Sea

I’m so excited to be joining my friends, Amy at The Stitchin’ Mommy and Rhondda at Oombawka Design, for the sixth annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along! My contribution is the Sand Meets the Sea Scarf, a simple crochet scarf pattern that is gender-neutral and has excellent drape. It’s perfect for gifting, donating, wearing, or selling!

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I don’t know about you, but I have a conundrum. There are several men in my family who enjoy handmade gifts, but they don’t like fussy stitches or fancy colors. The Sand Meets the Sea Scarf was my solution to these problems!

For my version, I used King Cole Riot DK, light (#3/DK) weight yarn that you can find at your local yarn shop or online at LoveCrafts, Wool Warehouse (UK), or Annie’s Craft Store. Riot DK is an acrylic/wool blend yarn with a soft halo. It’s also self-striping, so you can get some beautiful and subtle color changes without much effort. I used two different colorways for my version, and you can see that even at the center where they meet up, the stripes look great.

This simple crochet scarf pattern uses a beginner-friendly stitch combination. For the more advanced crocheter, a great pattern to work on while you’re watching your favorite streaming show or if you need some meditative stitching. The one row repeat is easy to remember!

This pattern is part of the 2021 Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design and The Stitchin’ Mommy. Visit their sites for links to the other patterns included in this fun CAL. Get the Amy’s Tidal Ridge Scarf here. GetRhondda’s Happy to Be Here Scarf here.

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Sand Meets the Sea Scarf

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern by Underground Crafter

Updated 4/13/2021

A simple stitch pattern combined with two different colorways in a self-striping yarn makes a stunning scarf with a beautiful drape.

Finished Size

  • Teen/Adult: 6” (15 cm) wide x 60.5” (153.5 cm) long.


  • King Cole Riot DK yarn (30% wool/70% acrylic, 3.5 oz/100 g, 324 yd/294 m) – 1 skein each in 3438 Parchment (CA) and 3437 Blue Jeans (CB), or approximately 280 yd (256 m) in each of 2 colors in any self-striping, light weight yarn.
  • US Size G-6/4 mm crochet hook, or any size needed to obtain correct gauge.
  • Yarn needle.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • CA – Color A
  • CB – Color B
  • ch – chain
  • dc – double crochet
  • hdc – half double crochet
  • rep – repeat
  • sc – single crochet
  • sp – space
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • *Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • () Work instructions between parentheses into same stitch or space.

Pattern Notes

  • When choosing colors, use two coordinating self-striping yarns. If you use solid color yarns instead, the pattern will have a color blocked appearance.
  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.
  • Leisure Arts has a helpful video tutorial for changing colors at the end of the row in hdc here.

Pattern Instructions


  • With CA, ch 33 (or any multiple of 3 sts, + 2 sts for foundation chain). 
  • Row 1: Turn, skip first ch, sc in next 32 ch. (32 sts)
  • Row 2: Turn, ch 1, hdc in first st, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next st, skip 2 sts; rep from * across to last st, hdc in next st.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, hdc in first st, skip 1 st, *(sc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp,** skip 2 sts; rep from * across, ending last rep after ** with 2 sts remaining, skip 1 st, hdc in next st.
  • Rep Row 3 until Scarf measures approximately 30.25” (77 cm) long (or approximately half of desired length), changing to CB in last stitch of final row (see Pattern Notes). Fasten off CA.
  • Rep Row 3 until Scarf measures approximately 60.25” (153 cm) long (or approximately 0.5”/1.5 cm shorter than desired length). Do not fasten off.
  • Final Row: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across. Fasten off CB.


  • With yarn needle, weave in ends. Spray block if necessary.

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