Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern: Brushtrokes Scarf

I’m so excited to be participating in the Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with The Stitchin’ Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet again! My contribution for this month’s CAL is a simple crochet scarf pattern that alternates rows of herringbone double crochet with rows of single crochet to form a stitch pattern that slants like brushstrokes. The Brushstrokes Scarf pattern is available in 4 child and adult sizes and includes a video tutorial for the herringbone double crochet stitch.

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I love joining Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy for their annual Scarf of the Month Crochet Along. Since I’m currently knee-deep in Christmas in July activities, I thought I’d make a pattern that can double as a winter holiday gift. Acorn Aran is a wonderful, tweedy self-striping yarn from King Cole. I thought these skeins in 4955 Holly Berries would be just perfect for a scarf and matching hat for the holidays.

The colors aren’t “over the top” greens and reds so you can actually feel comfortable wearing them throughout the cold weather and not just in the week of Christmas. Acorn Aran is available from your local yarn shop or online at Wool Warehouse UK.

The Brushstrokes Scarf is a very simple crochet pattern to make, so I’ve included 4 sizes in the pattern — Child and 3 teen/adult sizes, Skinny Scarf, Standard Scarf, and Super Scarf. The Child version is a one-skein project.

Scroll down for the Brushstrokes Scarf pattern!

As I mentioned before, this pattern is part of the Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Each month includes three free crochet scarf patterns. Head over to Oombawka Design Crochet for the Wild Floret Scarf pattern. Head over to The Stitchin’ Mommy for the Eleanor Infinity Scarf pattern. And, scroll down for the Brushstrokes Scarf pattern.

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Brushstrokes Scarf

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern by Underground Crafter

This simple crochet scarf pattern alternates rows of herringbone double crochet and single crochet to create a stitch pattern that slants like brushstrokes. This pattern is available in four child and adult sizes. The child size pattern is a one-skein project. This pattern was designed for the 2022 Scarf of the Month Crochet Along with Oombawka Design Crochet and The Stitchin’ Mommy.

Finished Sizes

  • Child (Teen/Adult Skinny Scarf, Teen/Adult Standard Scarf, Teen/Adult Super Scarf). Photographed sample is Child size.
    • Child: 3.75” (9.5 cm) wide x 50” (127 cm) long.
    • Teen/Adult Skinny Scarf: 3.75” (9.5 cm) wide x 60” (152.5 cm) long.
    • Teen/Adult Standard Scarf: 5” (13 cm) wide x 60” (152.5 cm) long.
    • Teen/Adult Super Scarf: 8” (20.5 cm) wide x 72” (183 cm) long.


  • King Cole Acorn Aran yarn (80% acrylic/20% wool, 3.5 oz/100 g, 216 yd/198 m) – 1 (2, 2, 4) skein(s) in 4955 Holly Berries, or approximately 216 yd (260 yd, 350 yd, 665 yd)/198 m (238 m, 320 m, 608 m) in any medium weight, acrylic/wool blend yarn.
  • US Size J-10/6 mm crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Bent tip yarn needle.


  • 13 HBdc = 4” (10 cm) across. Exact gauge is not critical for this pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

  • ch – chain
  • HBdc – herringbone double crochet – Yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw through 2 loops, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through 2 loops. A video tutorial for this stitch is available below.
  • If you can’t see the herringbone double crochet tutorial above, click HERE to watch it on Instagram.
  • sc – single crochet
  • st(s) – stitch(es)
  • yo – yarn over
  • * Repeat instructions after asterisk as indicated.
  • [] Repeat instructions between brackets as indicated.

Pattern Note

  • Ch 1 at beginning of Rows does not count as a stitch.

Pattern Instructions


  • Ch 161 (193, 193, 235)
  • Row 1: Turn, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch and in each ch across. – 160 (192, 192, 234) sts
  • Row 2:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as first HBdc), HBdc in next st and in each st across.
  • Row 3: Turn, ch 1, sc in first st and in each st across.
  • Rep Rows 2-3 until scarf measures approximately 3.75” (3.75”, 5”, 8”)/9.5 cm (9.5 cm, 13 cm, 20.5 cm) wide, or desired width.
  • Fasten off. With yarn needle, weave in ends.
© 2022 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: Thanks for supporting indie designers!

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