Have you ever had those projects you set aside for a long time? Like...a really long time? THIS is one of those projects for me. Not because it was in any way difficult to complete, but because my not-quite-two-year old daughter just wasn't willing to stay still long enough to model it for me last year! So this sweet little crochet children's scarf got placed in storage just waiting for the time that my spunky girl would be a semi-willing model. Last weekend at the pumpkin patch I decided to try again and, my friends, I got a photo of it on her! She's not looking or smiling, but gosh darn it I just don't want to wait any longer. So your free crochet pattern is ready and here today. Keep reading for the pattern :)
If you hadn't guessed yet, this children's sized mod scarf is made out of some Caron Cakes remnants (probably what was left after my Autumn Chill Slouchy Hat) and I think this color combo is so much fun for little ones! But of course you can use whatever worsted weight yarn that you like.
The pom poms are also optional, but recommend them for a few reasons. First, because they are adorable ;) Second, because they weight the scarf down a bit and help it stay in place. You can make them by hand OR make your life easier and invest in some inexpensive pom pom makers (seriously worth it!).
Remember that scarves could be a strangulation hazard with small children, so use your discretion and consider the age of the recipient of this adorable scarf :)
Abbreviations (written in U.S. terms):
- st/sts: stitch/stitches
- ch: chain
- HDC: half double crochet
- HDC2Tog: half double crochet two together
15 sts x 8 rows = 4" square in HDC
Length (end to end without pom poms) = 47"
Width (at widest point) = 9"
- ch sts at the beginning of the row do not count as a st
- I recommend using a stitch marker to keep track of your non increase rows
Row 1: HDC in second ch from the hook across (2). Turn
Row 2: ch 1, 2 HDC in first st, HDC across (3). Turn.
Row 3: ch 1, HDC across (3). Turn.
Row 4: ch 1, 2 HDC in first st, HDC across (4). Turn.
Row 5: ch 1, HDC across, 2 HDC in last st (5). Turn.
Row 6: ch 1, HDC across (5). Turn.
Row 7: ch 1, HDC across, 2 HDC in last st (6). Turn.
Row 8: ch 1, 2 HDC in first st, HDC across (7). Turn.
Row 9: ch 1, HDC across (7). Turn.
Rows 10-51: Repeat Rows 4-9 seven more times. Row 51 should have a total of 35 sts across.
Row 52: ch 1, HDC across (35). Turn.
Row 53: ch 1, HDC across, HDC2Tog in last two sts. (34). Turn.
Row 54: ch 1, HDC2Tog, HDC across (33). Turn.
Row 55: ch 1, HDC across (33). Turn.
Row 56: ch 1, HDC2Tog, HDC across (32). Turn.
Row 57: ch 1, HDC across, HDC2Tog in last two sts. (31). Turn.
Row 58: ch 1, HDC across (31). Turn.
Row 59-100: Repeat Rows 53-58 seven more times. Row 100 should have a total of 3 sts across.
Row 101: ch 1, HDC in first st, HDC2Tog (2). Tie off yarn and weave in ends.
To add pom poms:
Make desired number of pom poms (2 or 3). Attach one pom pom on each end of the scarf. Attach the third pom pom to the point formed at Row 51. Weave in ends.
Now the legal stuff...You may sell items made from this pattern, but please credit me as the original designer. Also, please do not share the written pattern in print or electronically. The photos on this webpage belong to Megan Meyer of Left in Knots and may not be used for product sales/product listings. You may share a link back to my blog if you would like someone else to see or work with this pattern. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me!
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