Materials you’ll need:
Yarn: Approx. 350-400 yards of a size 4, medium yarn (I’d go with two skeins of your favorite medium yarn).
Hook: F, 3.75 mm
You can also use G (4.25mm) or an H (5 mm)hook, just decrease the initial chain by 2 chains if using a G hook, and 4 of using an H hook.
Additional materials: Scissors, & needle (any needle you can fit your yarn through will work).
General rule of thumb for scarf length is to make it the same length as the person is tall. Width for women’s scarves is flexible since it depends on the style you want. You can make it 5″ to 10″ wide, and as long as you want. Here are measurements I generally use for scarves:
Kids: 36 x 5 inches (91.4 x 12.7 cm)
Men: 60 x 7 inches (152 x 17.8 cm)
Women: 60 x 6 inches (152 x 15 cm)
This stitch is worked in odd numbers. This pattern makes a scarf that is 7″ wide. You can adjust the length as you see fit. Sizing options are available below. Please note that this stitch will shrink about 1 inch from the original chain you make. So, my initial chain of 31 stitches measures 8 inches, my finished scarf was 7 inches wide.
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CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
SC – Single Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
For a single color scarf:
Row 1: CH 2 and turn your work around, DC into the third stitch from your hook. DC into every stitch of the row.
Row 2: CH 2 and turn your work around, FPDC into each of the next two posts. BPDC in each of the next 2 posts (posts 3 & 4). FPDC into each of the next two posts (posts 5 & 6). BPDC into each of the next 2 posts (posts 7 & 8). Continue alternating between FPDC and BPDC every 2 posts until you reach the end of the row. In the chain space between the last post and the end of the row, DC.
Row 3: CH 2 ,turn your work around. BPDC into the next 2 posts. FPDC into the next 2 posts. FPDC into the next 2 posts. BPDC into the next 2 posts. Continue alternating between FPDC and BPDC every 2 posts until you reach the end of the row. In the chain space between the last post and the end of the row, DC.
You are essentially inverting the direction of your posts in Row 3. So you are turning a FPDC into a BPDC, and vice-versa. This will create a basket weave look.
Row 4: Repeat Row 3 until you reach the desired length for your scarf.
The middle green section is where I adjusted the scarf length. The stripped section measured approximately 17”. With a stripes repetition on either end of the scarf, that was 34” of scarf length. I just crocheted about 28” of the green middle section for a total scarf length of 62”.
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