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Vintage Stripes Free Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

RETRO RIDGES is a lightweight bandana-style triangular scarf with intermittent ridges that add visual interest and texture to the otherwise plain fabric. Enjoy the free easy crochet pattern.

Free crochet scarf pattern by Yarnpunzel

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Stash-bust like a pro!

I’m on a mission to use up all yarns from previous years this year so I don’t carry them unto the next year. This makes for pretty and colourful crochet makes that are beginnner-friendly. I already I have the Pebbles Cami, Confetti Tank and Retro Stripes Tee, the last two are available as free patterns on the blog but you definitely want to check out the first.

For the Vintage Stripes Scarf, I wanted something easy with only a basic stitch but with a little zazz, to keep things interesting. Hence the back post double crochet stitches.

YARN REQUIREMENTS

I crocheted my sample in fingering weight yarn but I have written the instructions in such a way you could work it with any yarn weight.

You only have to measure your rows at the deepest point rather than count!

Only know that the larger the yarn weight, the less lightweight the scarf becomes. But it also means the faster you make your scarf. I recommend not going above the worsted weight yarn.
You could also use whatever fibre content you like. Animal fibres for insulation and plant fibres like cotton for a summery feel.

I have also made a list of all the yarns by yarn weights you could use to make this:

Fingering

  • Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash Fingering
  • Paintbox 4 ply Fingering Cotton

DK

  • Lion Brand Superwash Merino
  • Knitpicks DK Swish Fine Superwash Merino

Worsted

  • Knitpicks Dishie Cotton
  • Wecrochet Shine (Pima cotton)
  • Wecrohet Brava Worsted (Acrylic)
  • Color Theory (Acrylic)

Vintage Stripes Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Skill Level

Beginner

Materials

  • Any yarn weight ( I used a fingering weight yarn)
  • Recommended hook (I used a 3 mm Clover hook)
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • Blocking mat (optional)

STITCHES, ABBREVIATIONS AND TERMS

  • DC: double crochet
  • CH: chain
  • HK: hook
  • REP: repeat
  • REM: remaining
  • ST(S): stitch(es)

Guage

14 rows x 25 sts in DC worked flat using fingering weight yarn and 3 mm hook.

PATTERN

Using Colour A, Ch 4

Row 1: (1dc, ch 2, 2dc) in first ch. (The last three chs count as first dc)

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as first dc), turn. 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st until ch 2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, 1dc in next st until 1 st rem, 3dc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 3(counts as first dc), turn. 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st until ch 2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, 1dc in next st until 1 st rem, 3dc in last st.

Row 4: Ch 3(counts as first dc), turn. 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st until ch 2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, 1dc in next st until 1 st rem, 3dc in last st.

Row 5: Ch 3(counts as first dc), turn. 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st until ch 2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, 1dc in next st until 1 st rem, 3dc in last st.

Row 6: Ch 3(counts as first hdc), turn. 2hdc in first st, 1fpdc in next st until ch 2 space, (2hdc, ch 2, 2hdc) in ch 2 space, 1fpdc in next st until 1 st rem, 3hdc in last st.

Row 7-9: Ch 3(counts as first dc), turn. 2dc in first st, 1dc in next st until ch 2 space, (2dc, ch 2, 2dc) in ch 2 space, 1dc in next st until 1 st rem, 3dc in last st.

Row 10: Ch 3(counts as first hdc), turn. 2hdc in first st, 1fpdc in next st until ch 2 space, (2hdc, ch 2, 2hdc) in ch 2 space, 1fpdc in next st until 1 st rem, 3hdc in last st.

Rep Row 7-10 until piece measures 13.5”(25”)

Change to Colour B

Rep Row 7-10 until piece measures 15.5”(27”) at the widest part.

Change to Colour C

Rep Row 7-10 until piece measurea 17.5”(29”) at the widest part.

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

The top (length) of the scarf might curl because of the post stitches, this can be fixed by blocking.

Wash scarf and lay flat to dry pining the edges flat on a blocking mat or layers of towel.

Easy crochet scarf pattern

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