The 2022 Drifter Scarf is my January Scarf of the Month Crochet Along Pattern. This lovely long scarf uses a stitch pattern called Almond Ridges (Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Guide). It reminds me a lot of the Double Wave stitch pattern I used for this afghan square.
The scarf is crocheted using half double crochet (hdc) stitches and slip stitches (sl st). It creates a gentle, wave-like design on the fabric and although it looks different on each side of the scarf, each side is equally interesting.
To make my 2022 Drifter Scarf you will need Medium (Aran) Weight Yarn  and a 5 mm (H) hook.
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King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.
I’ve revisited one of my favorite King Cole Yarns for this month’s CAL patterns. You may remember me using a different shade of this yarn for my Sweet Serenity Triangle Scarf and Sweet Serenity Hat Patterns, or my Carolyn Slouch Hat and Wendy Hat Patterns.
Drifter Aran is a beautiful product to crochet with and the finished projects are super soft to the touch and warm as well! My stitches retain definition and the fabric doesn’t fluff or pill even after repeat wear. I’ve been wearing the Sweet Serenity Hat since the fall and it still looks lovely.
King Cole Drifter Aran Yarn is available in 14-different colors. It is a blended yarn, made up of Premium Acrylic (79%), Cotton (17%) and Wool (4%). It is easy to work with and the colors are muted and soft.
If you are new to King Cole Yarns and you are interested in trying one of their products, I definitely recommend the Drifter line of yarns. They have Drifter available in 4ply, DK for Baby, DK, Drifter Aran and Chunky and they also have Drifter in Subtle for Chunky and DK. The Subtle Drifter line has a gentle two-tone appearance in a single shade; instead of the variegated appearance of the Drifter line.
The links to the other two Scarf of the Month CAL patterns are available here: January 2022 Scarf of the Month CAL
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- Yarn: King Cole Drifter Aran. (affiliate link) 3.5 oz (100 g), 218 yds (200 m). 79% Premium Acrylic, 17% Cotton, 4% Wool. Aran Weight Yarn . Machine wash warm (permanent press cycle), Tumble dry cool (low heat).
- Colors: 4 skeins in Rockies (Shade: 4181).
- Hook: 5 mm (H) Furls Streamline. (affiliate link)
- Yardage: Scarf: 11.2 oz (318 g), 693 yds (636 m)
- Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Marker
Scarf width approximately 7.5 inches X 100 inches length.
Approximately 6 hdc stitches per 2 inches and 7 rows worked in pattern per 2 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.
BL – back loop
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
m – meters
oz – ounces
R – row
RS – right side (front)
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
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
- Stitch multiple: 8 + 5
- The ch 2 does not count as a stitch and we do not work into it. We work into the actual first stitch of the row. This means you will see a chain 2 and 1 hdc stitch at the beginning of rows 3 and 4 . If you usually work into the ch 2 as a stitch, please mark it with a stitch marker to remind yourself not to work into it.
- To change the scarf length, chain until you reach your desired scarf length. Take the number of chains you have, subtract 5 and divide the new total by 8. For example if you want a 75 inch long scarf 3 sts per inch X 75 inches = 225. Now check that 225 works with our stitch multiple. 225-5=220, 220/8=27.5 so it isn’t quite right but easy to fix. Take that 27.5 and round up to 28. Now take 28 x 8 = 224 and add back in the + 5. 224+5= 229. You would start with 229 chains for a scarf approximately 75 inches in length. Hope this helps! R
- Work slip stitches loosely to make it easier to work into them on subsequent rows.
- Create your project page on Ravelry here
2022 Drifter Scarf Pattern
This project is crocheted lengthwise in rows.
Using your 5 mm (G) hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: (RS) Ch 301, sk 1 ch, 1 sl st in each of the next 4 chs. *1 hdc in each of the next 4 chs, 1 sl st in each of the next 4 chs**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [152 sl st, 148 hdc]
You will be working in the back loop only for all stitches and all remaining rows of this project.
R2: 1 sl st in the BL of each of the first 4 sts. *1 hdc in the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sl st in the BL of each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn. [152 sl st, 148 hdc]
R3: 1 hdc in the BL of each of the first 4 sts. *1 sl st in the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in the BL of each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn. [148 sl st, 152 hdc]
R4: 1 hdc in the BL of each of the first 4 sts. *1 sl st in the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 hdc in the BL of each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [148 sl st, 152 hdc]
R5: 1 sl st in the BL of each of the first 4 sts. *1 hdc in the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sl st in the BL of each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [152 sl st, 148 hdc]
R6: 1 sl st in the BL of each of the first 4 sts. *1 hdc in the BL of each of the next 4 sts, 1 sl st in the BL of each of the next 4 sts**. Work from * to ** across. Ch 2, turn. [152 sl st, 148 hdc]
R7-R26: Rep R3-R6. Skip the last ch 2. Finish off at the end of R26.
Weave in all ends.
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2022 Monthly Scarf of the Month CAL
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If you are looking for our past Scarf of the Month Crochet Along Posts, you can find those here:
2016 Scarf of the Month Club
2017 Scarf of the Month Club
2018 Scarf of the Month Club
2019 Scarf of the Month Club
2020 Scarf and Hat of the Month Club
2021 Scarf of the Month CAL
2021 Hat of the Month CAL
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