There are times for intricate, complex crochet patterns. And then there are times for simple, mindless crochet patterns. Can you guess which one this scarf is?
Okay, okay, so the name is a dead giveaway. Although it looks complicated from a distance, this simple scarf uses self-striping yarn so you can get all of lovely stripes without having to change colors or weave in extra ends. After you get past the first row, you don't even need to count anything! The yarn does all the work for you, so all you have to do is sit back and crochet.
This pattern is actually a variation of my Sedona Sunrise Bag. The scarf is created using the moss stitch (aka the granite stitch), which is essentially alternating single crochet and chaining 1. It's super simple, but still gives a really cool texture, so it's a perfect beginner project.
I made my scarf 6" wide and 60" long, but you can easily adjust the pattern to customize your scarf. Feel free to contact me with questions if you're not sure how to tweak the sizing. And, as always, if you're a loose crocheter, I recommend you size down at least one hook, since I tend to crochet tightly.
Now for the scarf!
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
Row 1: sc in the 4th ch from the hook, [ch 1, skip 1 st, sc in the next st] across, turn
Row 2: ch 2, sc in the first ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space] across, ending with a sc in the ch-3 space from the previous row, turn
Row 3: ch 2, sc in the first ch-1 space, [ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space] across, ending with a sc in the ch-2 space from the previous row, turn
Repeat row 3 until the piece is about 60" long (or until your desired length).
When it's time to change skeins (or if you encounter a knot within your skein), you have .a couple of options. If you don't mind shifting the pattern a bit, you can just go on your merry way and not worry about it. But if you want a seamless pattern of stripes without any visible changes, you'll have to be judicious about where you join your second skein. I recommend pulling out the new skein until you reach the same spot in the pattern where you stopped with the previous skein. Then join the new yarn at that location and cut off the extra yarn.
Once your scarf is the length you want it to be, fasten off and weave in ends.
And now you have a super simple scarf that makes you look like a crocheting stripe genius without having to weave in tons of ends. Sounds like a win-win to me!
I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you have any questions or comments about it, you can reach me in the comments section below or on social media. Happy Hooking!
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