The pretty zigzag stitch pattern on this free crochet scarf pattern is formed by a clever manipulation of treble stitches, making it an easy crochet scarf that even beginners can hook up quickly!
Designer Susie Johns says: “Is this a scarf or is it a wrap? Well, it depends how you wear it. This adaptable accessory – wide and soft, with a fun pompom trim – will definitely keep out the cold while attracting admiring glances. Shrug it casually around your shoulders and fasten at the front with a pin or clip, or wrap it around your neck – the choice is yours.”
You will need
Cascade 128 Superwash (100% wool, 100g/117m) or alternative chunky yarn, 5 skeins of Really Red (809)
A 6mm (US J/10) hook
38cm (15in) wide and 130cm (51in) long
14 sts and 5 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over pattern using a 6mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension
Tr3tog (yrh, insert hook in next st, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and draw through 2 loops) three times, yrh and draw through all loops on hook
You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.
You will need to make 9 pompoms measuring approx 5.5cm diameter. It’s a good idea to make these first, then you can use up the remaining yarn to make the scarf as long as possible.
Free crochet scarf pattern
Row 1 (RS) Skip 3 ch (counts as first tr), 2tr in fourth ch from hook, tr in each of next 3 ch, (tr3tog over next 3 ch) twice, tr in each of next 3 ch, *3tr in each of next 2 ch, tr in each of next 3 ch, (tr3tog over next 3 ch) twice, tr in each of next 3 ch; repeat from
* twice more to last ch, 3tr in last ch, turn. [56 sts]
Row 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), 2tr in st at base of ch-3, tr in each of next 3 tr, (tr3tog) twice, tr in each of next 3 tr, *3tr in each of next 2 tr, tr in each of next 3 tr, (tr3tog) twice, tr in each of next 3 tr; repeat from * twice more, 3tr in top of beg ch-3, turn.
Row 2 forms pattern. Repeat Row 2 until work measures 130cm or desired length, or until you run out of yarn.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
To make up
Block the scarf. Sew the pompoms to each point at the short ends of the scarf – four at one end and five at the other end.
Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.