A Scarf So Easy You’ll Still Have Time to Go Out For a Winter Walk
In crochet, borders are often a separate and last finishing element. But sometimes a little clever design combined with easy stitches can go a long way.
I designed the Winter Path Scarf with two ideas in mind: 1) it had to be an easy crochet scarf and 2) it had to have a built-in border. When you get to the last row of your crochet scarf, you are finished.
This fun scarf has it all – basic stitches, texture, built-in border and it’s easy to boot!
Half double crochet stitches make up the majority of the piece. But if you are new to crochet and unsure of the placement of post stitches, the simply placed single post stitch lets you keep track of the post-column as you move upward. You will get plenty of practice placing your posts and be able to follow your progress easily. If you don’t catch the correct post, you can rescue your placement and try again.
Let me know if you like the idea of a built-in border or if you think your crochet is not finished unless you have time to finish the edge properly. I’d love to hear your comments below!
The free pattern is provided below including the size, materials, and notes. An ad-free PDF version of the Winter Path Scarf is also available for you to purchase, download, and print out.
Let’s discover in this detailed pattern tutorial how you can make this cozy winter scarf.
More pattern information below!
Size: Approximately 83 x 9 in (211 x 23 cm)
♥ Approximately 700 yards heavy worsted or aran weight yarn. Drops Nepal wool and alpaca blend used for scarf pictured.
♥ Crochet hook: Size J/9 (5.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
♥ Tapestry needle
In alternating half double crochet, 15 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
Skill Level: Easy
Please create a swatch and change hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
This scarf is worked flat.
The yarn used for this scarf contains natural fiber and requires special laundering. Please read yarn labels and follow directions to maintain the life of your crochet work.
Blocking is not necessary for this piece.
Half Double Crochet in Back Bar (Bottom Loop) of Foundation Chain:
Turn your foundation chain over and crochet in the row of single “bumps” or loops created on the bottom when you made the chain.
Front Post double crochet (FPdc):
Yarn over, insert hook right to left behind the double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Back Post double crochet (BPdc):
Yarn over, insert hook right to left in front of the double crochet post from row below, yarn over and finish stitch as a double crochet.
Alternating Half Double Crochet:
Basic half double crochet (hdc) stitch, alternating in back and front loop: *1 hdc in back loop only of the stitch followed by 1 hdc in front loop only of next stitch, repeat from * for desired length.
Crochet Your Easy Crochet Scarf
Turn foundation chain over and half double crochet in bottom loop of second stitch of foundation chain (see Special Stitches Section for instructions), continue half double crochet stitch in each bottom loop of foundation chain, turn (33 stitches total for each row hereafter).
*Chain 2, standard half double crochet in first five stitches of row, front post double crochet (FPdc) in next stitch, alternating half double crochet in next 21 stitches (begin with back loop, end with back loop) FPdc in next stitch, standard half double crochet in last five stitches of row (see Special Stitches Section above for stitch directions).
Chain 2, standard half double crochet in first five stitches of row, back post double crochet (BPdc) in next stitch, alternating half double crochet in next 21 stitches (begin with back loop, end with back loop) BPdc in next stitch, standard half double crochet in last five stitches of row.
Rows 4 – 198:
Repeat from * for indicated number of rows, turn.
Chain 2, standard half double crochet in first five stitches of row, BPdc in next stitch, standard half double crochet in next 21 stitches, BPdc in next stitch, standard half double crochet in last five stitches of row.
Weave in ends.
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