My Crossing the Gap Scarf is an easy to make project that is crocheted with DK Weight Yarn. To make this soft cotton blend scarf, you will use double crochet (dc) and crossed double crochet (Xdc) stitches in a simple 2 row repeat.
You can easily make your Crossing the Gap Scarf longer, or wider using the stitch multiple I have included in the post. I have also provided the starting chain count for making a wide scarf and a shawl in the Finished Size section below.
Find the full written crochet pattern, which is available for free, in my post below.
Disclaimer: The yarn used for this project was given to me by King Cole.
King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.
Crossing the Gap Scarf
The Yarn I used for this project:
For my Crossing the Gap Scarf I used 4.3 oz (122 g) / 320 yds (293 m) of King Cole, Finesse Cotton Silk DK Yarn .
This exquisite natural fibre yarn is a blend of cotton (77%) and silk (23%). Each ball includes 50 g (1.76 oz) and 131 yds (120 m).
I love working with Finesse Cotton Silk DK yarn. Even simple crochet stitches look fancy with this blended yarn. The finished fabric is incredibly soft and has beautiful drape. This yarn will make beautiful garments, including warm weather wearables and baby clothing.
Finess Cotton Silk is hand washable (30C) and it is available in 23 different shades. To see the shades available in Finesse Cotton Silk, visit this link.
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Crossing the Gap Scarf Crochet Pattern
- Yarn: King Cole Finesse Cotton Silk DK (check your local yarn shop here). 1.76 oz (50 g) and 131 yds (120 m). 77% Cotton, 23% Silk. DK Weight Yarn . Hand wash at 30°C. Dry flat. Do not iron. Do not bleach.
- Color: 3 skeins Tulip (Color: 2826)
- Crochet Hook: 3 mm (C) for the edging and a 5 mm (H) for the scarf.
- Finished Project: Scarf: 4.3 oz (122 g) and 320 yds (293 m)
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle)
- Scarf width approximately 7 inches X 52 inches length (unblocked) excluding the edging. The edging adds 1 inch in length to each end of the scarf (2 inches total).
- To make this a wide scarf measuring approximately 17.5 inches wide, begin with a starting chain of 76.
- To make this a shawl measuring approximately 28 inches wide, begin with a starting chain of 120.
- To make this a shawl measuring approximately 35 inches wide, begin with a starting chain of 150.
- Approximately 16 stitches in 4 inches and 7 rows in 4 inches (unblocked) with a 5 mm (H) crochet hook.
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.
- ch(s) – chain(s)
- CL – cluster (*see special stitches)
- dc – double crochet
- g – grams
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- R – row
- RS – right side
- rem – remaining
- rep – repeat
- sk – skip/skipped
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- WS – wrong side
- Xdc – crossed double crochet (*see special 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
- The CL is simply a dc4tog worked all in the same chain.
*Yarn over hook, insert hook into the specified chain, yarn over and pull up 1 loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops**. Work from * to ** 4 times. You have 5 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through all 5 loops.
Crossed Double Crochet (Xdc)
- Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st.
- Stitch multiple of 2
- The initial ch 3 counts as 1 dc.
- The initial ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
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Crossing the Gap Scarf
This project is crocheted widthwise in rows.
Using your 5 mm (H) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: RS: Ch 30, sk the first 3 chs (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each rem ch across. Turn. [28 dc]
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc). *Sk the next st, 1 dc in the next st, 1 dc in the sk st**. Work from * to ** across to the last st. 1 dc in the last st. Turn. [2 dc, 13 Xdc]
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. Turn. [28 dc]
R4–R99: Rep R2 and R3. Do not finish off.
Proceed to Edging Instructions.
Using your 3 mm (C) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
TIP: Remember to turn your work at the end of R99.
R100: Sl st in the first st, ch 8, CL in the third ch from the hook, sl st in the same third chain, ch 5, sk the next 3 sts, sl st in the space bet the 3rd sk st and the next st. *Ch 8, CL in the third ch from the hook, sl st in the same third chain, ch 5, sk the next 3 spaces between sts, sl st in the next space between sts**. Work from * to ** across, making the final sl st in the last st of the row (top of beginning ch-3). Finish off. 7 Clusters
Proceed to the Edging Instructions for the foundation row.
Edging Instructions for the Foundation Row
Using your 3 mm (C) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
With WS facing, join your yarn with a slip stitch in the first st.
R1: *Ch 8, CL in the third ch from the hook, sl st in the same third chain, ch 5, sk the next 3 spaces between sts, sl st in the next space between sts**. Work from * to ** across, making the final sl st in the last st of the row. Finish off. [7 Clusters]
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- Weave in ends.
- Block if desired.
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