This chunky, color block scarf works up really, really quickly. And it uses only one stitch (extended single crochet) so it is an absolutely perfect crochet pattern for beginners.
I decided to use three different shades of grey as I wanted something neutral that would appeal to all genders. Plus, grey goes with everything 🙂 The classic stripe pattern ensures that the scarf will never date, and the color changes help to keep the project from becoming too boring!
For this project I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky which is available in over 50 shades so you are sure to find something that you like. I kind of have a thing for color gradients (as you can see from the Spring To Life Baby Blanket which I did with the same yarn), so I really love when a yarn range has a variety of shades of the same color.
A Perfect Gift
This crochet scarf would make a perfect holiday gift, and honestly, it is so easy to work up, you’ll be able to deck out your entire family with co-ordinating scarves!
The scarf is worked lengthways, so once you get through that first long row it is plain sailing. And like many patterns that use a simple stitch, the color changes help to make this a perfect ‘repetitive, but not boring’ project. And you can easily add your own touch by adding tassels at the end, or by changing up the stripes.
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- The scarf is crocheted lengthways
- The stitch count for each row is given in  at the end of the row
- Instructions are given for size Medium, with Large given in ()
- When changing colors, switch to the new color on the last yarn over at the end of the row. Cut the yarn for the previous color.
Adult Medium: 60” (length) x 7.25” (width)
Adult Large: 75” (length) x 7.25” (width)
Adjusting the Pattern
- Adjusting the length of your scarf couldn’t be easier – just chain any number and follow on from there! Remember, every extra 5 chains that you add will add about 2” to the scarf length
- To adjust the width, simply crochet more or less rows. To keep the same color block effect as I have used, follow this ratio: Color A : Color B : Color C => 3 : 2 : 1 (So for every 1 row of Color C (the lightest color) you would crochet 2 rows of B and 3 rows of A)
10 stitches x 10 rows extended sc = 4” x 4”
Hook: 6mm/J-10 crochet hook (or hook needed to meet gauge)
Yarn: Any Chunky/Weight 5 yarn
The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (149m/136yds per 100g skein; Weight 5/Chunky; 100% Acrylic)
Adult Medium: 221 yds/202m (136g)
Color A (Dark): 111 yds/101m (68g)
Color B (Mid): 74 yds/67m (45g)
Color C (Light): 37 yds/34 m (23g)
Adult Large: 258 yds/236m (159g)
Color A (Dark): 129 yds/118m (79g)
Color B (Mid): 86 yds/79m (53g)
Color C (Light): 43 yds/39 m (27g)
Misc: Yarn Needle for weaving in ends
Extended Single Crochet (ext sc)
Step 1: Insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up a loop
Step 2: Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook only (2 loops on hook)
Step 3: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops
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Abbreviations (US Terms)
ch = chain
st = stitch
ext sc = extended ingle crochet
Both Sizes: Medium (Large)
Using Color A, Chain 151 (176), ext sc in second chain from hook and in each st across [150, 175]
Ch 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn
Rows 3 – 9:
Repeat Row 2. For the last yarn over at the end of Row 9, change to Color B
Using Color B, ch 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn
Rows 11 – 15:
Repeat Row 10. For the last yarn over at the end of Row 15, change to Color C
Using Color C, 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn
Repeat Row 12
Cut yarn and fasten off.
Weave in ends.
Feel free to add tassels if you wish!
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