Welcome back! I’ve got a new scarf pattern for you all today! This pattern was originally going to be a simple stitch tutorial, but I thought “why stop there?” That then resulted in a scarf pattern.

On this post, you’ll find the noted for the yarn and materials info. If you are interested in the PDF pattern, you can purchase it at the bottom of the page.

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Yarn: Sport Yarn (#2)

You’ll need approximately:  

4.2 oz /120 g  or 814 yd / 744 m

You’ll need more if you want fringe.

Tunisian Hook: 6.5 mm  

Additional materials: Yarn needle and scissors. 

Measuring tape, optional.

Gauge: 22 sts by 14 rows (row 1 and 2 repeats)

A tutorial is available for this pattern. Cut and paste the following link to your browser to access the tutorial on YouTube:

Pattern notes                                                                                                                                                                 .

Yarn: For the original scarf (the pink one in the photo and in the tutorial), I used a yarn called Woolike by a company called Loops and Threads. This yarn, however, is only available in Michaels stores in the U.S., and might not be easy to find if you live elsewhere. I’ll leave the specs below in case you want to use something similar. 

Woolike Yarn specs:

Weight: Super Fine (1)

Contents: 85% acrylic, 15% nylon

Skein Weight: 3.5 oz. / 100 g

Yardage: 678 yd. / 620 m

 A note about using this yarn: it is a Fingering yarn, so I double-up on the threads to make it thicker (about the size of a sport yarn). I purchase two skeins and use a thread from each skein to keep the yarn from tangling. You’ll use just over one skein to make this scarf. 

You do not need to double up on a fingering yarn, and can instead substitute the yarn for your favorite #2 yarn and crochet using a single thread. You can also use a different weight yarn if you choose, such as a DK or a Medium yarn. Just know that your scarf will be wider if you do, and you will need to switch your hook size. I’d use an 7.5 mm for a DK and an 8.5 mm for a Medium yarn, but that’s just me. 

As for the yardage and weight listed in the materials section above, that is based on the weight of the Woolike yarn I used. It is an acrylic/nylon blend, so it is quite light. If you opt for a heavier material, such as a cotton, you may need more yarn (if you are using the weight v. the yardage). 

Hook: In order to comfortably fit all of the stitches on your hook, you will require a Tunisian hook for this project. 

Construction: The initial chain determines the width of the scarf, and you add length by adding rows. This pattern is a 2-row repeat. You will need a bind off row to finish the fabric. 

Multiples: To resize the scarf, just crochet a chain in even multiples. 

Size: Approx. 5.5 inches wide (14 cm) by 58 inches in length(147 cm). 

What is included in the PDF pattern? Notes, stitch descriptions, photos, step-by-step instructions, and loads of love!

Why are your patterns no longer free?
This is a question I’ve been receiving a lot lately, so I thought I would address it in this post (Though you might also see this re-posted in a few future posts as well). The variation of this question, which I recently received via email was “patterns are supposed to be free”. Now, normally, I just brush these types of rude questions and comments aside, but I just can’t anymore. So here it goes:

I no longer post free patterns because of the amount of work and effort that goes into each pattern and tutorial I create. A pattern takes weeks to create. From designing the project, to creating and writing the pattern, editing, testing, and finally publishing, it takes many, many days of counting, stressing, writing, crocheting, frogging, and even a few tears sometimes.

Then I film a tutorial for each pattern, which I post and share for free. For each tutorial, I need to crochet a new project, using the pattern (it’s an extra step that helps me test the pattern as well as photograph the steps for the PDF pattern). It takes several more hours, days, or even weeks (sometimes) to crochet an additional item for the tutorial. This is why I will sometimes only crochet a small sample when I crochet blankets, as a blanket can take up to a month to crochet depending on the pattern.

Tutorials can take anywhere from a few hours, to up to several weeks to film. Then I have to edit them and create a voice over (because I post the tutorial in English and in Spanish).

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE what I do, and I would love to do this as a full-time job, but the amount of work I put into each project would amaze people. As an example: I recently played around with a shawl pattern that took me 28 hours to create a just a sample of, which I then discarded and frogged because the pattern didn’t work out. That is time spent on a pattern that you will never see, and effort spent trying to create a project that I could share with you all. I could list out countless examples of projects that I have worked on over the last few years, but the list would go on for days.

All of the patterns and projects you see on my channel and on my blog are the amalgamation of YEARS of work. You wouldn’t expect to spend hours at your job and not receive anything for your efforts, correct? Well, neither do I! These patterns and tutorials don’t pay my bills or fund my lifestyle (I do have a day job that is not crochet related). Heck, they barely pay for the cost of the website, materials, and equipment. So please take that into account before sending me angry and rude emails about how “patterns are supposed to be free”.

To everyone that has supported my work, please know that every time I sell a pattern, or someone donates to my “Buy Me a Coffee” fund, I send a silent thank you to you (and do a happy dance). I can’t describe the sense of joy I feel every time I receive a sale or donation notification. So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU! If you watch my tutorials, know that it also helps support my work. Every minute of the tutorial you watch helps grow the channel, and to you I also say THANK YOU! If you don’t want to, or can’t buy a pattern or donate, simply letting the ads play on the tutorial, or leaving a comment or a like is more than enough.

Anyway, this turned into a much longer post than I anticipated, but I really needed to let that all out. It had been building for several months and I just couldn’t hold it in any longer. Remember to be kind, and thank you all for understanding.

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Atenas

Wife, mom, and maker of things :)