2021 Back to Basics Scarf Pattern

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The 2021 Back to Basics Scarf is my November Scarf of the Month Crochet Along Pattern. This traditional ribbed scarf is simple to crochet and a great gender neutral project. You will need Medium Weight Yarn [4] and a 5.5 mm (I) hook.

Back to Basics Scarf Oombawka Crochet

[disclaimer] I received the yarn for this pattern from Yarnspirations.[/disclaimer]

The yarn I used for this month’s scarf and hat projects was sent to me by Yarnspirations. For this month’s projects I selected one of my favorite kinds of Red Heart Yarn. Roll with it Tweed Yarn is beautifully soft and created by combining separately dyed 3-ply yarn strands of contrasting colors together to give your finished projects a fun tweedy effect.

Part of the reason I love this yarn so much is because when you work with it, the yarn feels fuller (more dense) than other yarns. It seems to have more squish factor right from the get-go. Along with its tactile appeal, the stitches hold their shape and definition well.

The yarn was easy to work with as a center-pull ball and I did not find any tangles as I worked, making it very easy to keep my gauge consistent.

Roll With it Tweed is a 100% Acrylic yarn. Each skein contains 150 g (5.29 oz) and 311 yds (285 m).

I chose to use Stormy Blues (E888-9884) for an more calm and neutral project. Roll With It Tweed is available in 15 different colors, including bright contemporary tones and soft neutrals. See the full selection here.

The links to the other two Scarf of the Month CAL patterns are available here: November 2021 Scarf of the Month CAL

Ravelry Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2021-back-to-basics-scarf

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Back to Basics Scarf Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

2021 Back to Basics Scarf Pattern

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  • Yarn: Red Heart Roll With It Tweed (affiliate link) 150 g (5.29 oz) and 296 yds (271 m). 100% Acrylic. Medium Weight Yarn [4]. Machine wash in cold water, gentle cycle. Tumble dry low heat.
  • Colors: 1 skein Stormy Blues (E888-9884)
  • Hook: 5.5 mm (I) Furls Streamline. (affiliate link)
  • Finished Project Yardage: Scarf: 150 g (5.29 oz) and 296 yds (271 m).
  • Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker

Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Scarf width approximately 6 inches X 62 inches length


Approximately 14 rows sc per 4 inches and 11 st per 4 inches

You can substitute any yarn and hook for this stitch pattern – just remember when you substitute if your gauge is different, the finished size, and amount of yarn used for your project will also be different.


US Terminology used

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

BL – back loop

ch – chain

dc – double crochet

g- grams

m – meters

oz – ounces

R – row

sc – single crochet

sk – skip

st/sts – stitch/stitches

yds – yards

* to **– Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain multiple instructions.

[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

() – important notes AND sets of stitches to be worked within one stitch, or space

Helpful Tutorials

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Quick Stitch Guide

Slip Knot and Starting Chain


Multiple of 1 (plus 1 for the turning chain) (Understanding Stitch Multiples)

When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.

You may customize the length by working the repeat of R2 as many, or as few, times as you wish.

Back to Basics Scarf Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

2021 Back to Basics Scarf Pattern

This project is crocheted back-and-forth in rows.

Using your 5.5 mm (I) hook (or size required for gauge):

R1: Ch 182, sk the first ch, 1 sc in each ch across. Ch 1, turn.  [181 sc]

R2-R21: 1 sc in BL of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. [181 sc]

Finishing Instructions:

Finish off and weave in all ends.

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Back to Basics Scarf Pattern Oombawka Design Crochet

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Create your project page here for the 2021 Back to Basics Scarf

2021 Monthly Scarf of the Month CAL

Get all the details about our 2021 CALs here:

Get all the details for the Scarf of the Month CAL here.
Get all the details for the Hat of the Month CAL here.
Check out the Supply List here.

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