The Elegant Crochet Scarf is my August Scarf of the Month Crochet Along Pattern. This pretty scarf features puff stitches worked in a similar stitch pattern as the one I used for my Elegant Crochet Washcloth.
The crochet stitch pattern is worked across an easy-to-remember four row repeat using pretty puff stitches, half double crochets (hdc), double crochets (dc) and single crochet stitches (sc).
To make my Elegant Crochet Scarf you will need DK Weight Yarn  (also known as Light Weight Yarn ) and a 4 mm (G) crochet hook.
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Elegant Crochet Scarf Pattern
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Cotton Top DK Yarn Review
Cotton Top DK yarn is a beautiful plied blend of premium acrylic and cotton.
The color I chose to work with is called Blue (Shade: 4218). This pretty flecked yarn is created by twisting 2 plies of soft-blue yarn and a single ply of white cotton yarn together. The finished crochet fabric is lovely and softly elegant with the small white flecks throughout.
Cotton Top DK yarn contains 78% Premium Acrylic and 22% Cotton. It is packaged in a 150 g skein. Each skein includes 260 meters (284 yards) of yarn. For my scarf I used two skeins of Cotton Top DK.
The yarn has a slight springiness to it and my finished scarf fabric is soft to the touch and it holds its shape well. I love the stitch definition I was able to achieve with my puff stitches and the white flecks created by the cotton strand add texture and interest to an otherwise solid pastel yarn color.
There were no ties or splits in the skeins I used and the 3-ply twist was consistent throughout making it easy to keep my gauge (tension) consistent.
Cotton Top DK will work well for projects that require a specific gauge (like hats and garments) as well as for pillows and blankets. It is beautifully soft to the touch and has some density to it when crocheted with a 4 mm (G) crochet hook. It is also a bonus that it is a blended yarn with cotton because that will make things made with it a bit more breathable than acrylic alone.
I love the vintage pastel shades that were chosen for this yarn line.
Elegant Crochet Scarf Pattern
- Yarn: King Cole Cotton Top DK (check your local yarn shop here). Find it online here. (affiliate link) 3.52 oz (100 g) and 284 yds (260 m). 78% Premium Acrylic and 22% Cotton. DK Weight Yarn . Machine wash (gentle; 30 degrees) and tumble dry (low).
- Colors: 3 skeins Blue (4218)
- Crochet Hook: 4 mm (G) Furls Polaris Streamline Galaxy (affiliate link)
- Finished Project: Scarf: 7.70 oz (219 g) and 622 yds (569 m)
- Scissors, Tapestry Needle (yarn needle), Stitch Marker (optional)
Scarf width approximately 7 inches X 61 inches length.
Approximately 15 double crochet per 4 inches and 8 rows in double crochet 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.
- BL – back loop
- ch – chain
- dc – double crochet
- Fdc – foundation double crochet
- g- grams
- m – meters
- oz – ounces
- puff stitch – puff st (*see special stitches)
- R – row
- RS – right side
- rem – remaining
- rep – repeat
- sc – single crochet
- sk – skip
- sl st – slip stitch
- st/sts – stitch/stitches
- yds – yards
- yo – yarn over
- * 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
Puff Stitch (Abbreviated: puff st)
*Yo, insert hook in specified st, yo and pull up 1 loop* (3 loops on the hook). Rep from * to ** 2 more times (7 loops on the hook). Yo and pull through 6 loops on the hook. (2 loops rem on the hook). Yo and pull through the rem 2 loops on the hook. Push the puff stitches through to the RS of your work.
- Stitch Anatomy
- Quick Stitch Guide
- Slip Knot and Starting Chain
- How to join a new ball of yarn
- How to work in the back bump of the starting chain.
- Foundation Double Crochet Stitch
- Stitch multiple: (2 + 1).
- I used a Foundation Double Crochet row instead of a foundation chain. You may substitute a foundation chain if you prefer. Please see ‘Alternate Row 1 Instructions’ to begin using a foundation chain instead.
- To change the scarf length, work your foundation double crochet stitches (Fdc) until you reach your desired scarf length and make sure you have a number of Fdc stitches you can divide evenly by 2, then add 1 additional Fdc stitch. Then proceed to R2.
- To increase the width of your scarf, work more rows.
- The initial ch-3 counts as 1 dc.
- The initial ch-2 counts as 1 hdc.
- The initial ch-1 does not count as a stitch.
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- Alternate Row 1 Instructions:
- Stitch multiple: (2 + 1), plus 2 for the starting chain.
- When I work into the foundation chain, I prefer working into the back bar (back bump) of the chain. This gives the edge a more finished look and is visually the same as the top of the stitches from the final row you will be working for the scarf. You can work under the back loop only if you prefer.
- Alternate R1: RS: Ch 231, 1 dc in the fourth ch from the hook (the sk 3 chs counts as 1 dc) and in each rem ch across. Turn. [229 dc] proceed to R2 of the Elegant Crochet Scarf Pattern
- To change the scarf length, chain until you reach your desired scarf length and make sure you have a number of chains you can divide equally by 2, then add 3 more chains. Then follow the ‘alternate R1 instructions’ below.
Elegant Crochet Scarf Pattern
This project is crocheted lengthwise in rows.
Using your 4 mm (G) crochet hook (or size required for gauge):
R1: RS: Work 229 Fdc. Ch 1, turn. [229 Fdc]
R2: Ch 2 (counts as the first hdc), 1 hdc in each rem st across. Turn. [229 hdc]
R3: Ch 1, 1 sc in the back loop of each st across. Turn. [229 sc]
R4: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first st. *Sk the next st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next st**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next st, 1 sc in the last st. Turn. [114 puff st, 115 sc]
R5: Ch 1, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the first sc. *Sk the next puff st, (1 sc and 1 puff st) in the next sc**. Work from * to ** across to the last 2 sts. Sk the next puff st, 1 sc in the last sc. Turn. [114 puff st, 115 sc]
R6-R21: Rep R2-R5
R22: Rep R2
R23: RS: Rep R3. Finish off. Do not turn your work.
Rejoin your yarn in the first st of R23 with the RS of your project facing you.
R24: Ch 3, (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st across. Do not finish off. Proceed to edging instructions below. [229 dc]
R1: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), rotate your project to continue along the side-edge. Work 1 dc in the edge of the last dc made in R24, 1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 1 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 3 dc across the edge of the puff st rows. *1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 1 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 3 dc across the edge of the puff st rows**. Work from * to ** 4 times total. Work 1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 1 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 2 dc in the edge of the next dc, ch 3 and sl st to the base of the last Fdc from R1 of the scarf. Finish off. [32 dc]
R2: Rejoin yarn in base of the first Fdc from R1 of the scarf. Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), work 1 dc in the edge of the first Fdc, 1 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 3 dc across the edge of the puff st rows. *1 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 3 dc across the edge of the puff st rows**. Work from * to ** 4 times total. 2 dc in the edge of the next hdc, 1 dc in the edge of the next sc, 1 dc in the edge of the next dc, ch 3 and sl st to the top of the first dc from R24. Finish off. [32 dc]
Proceed to finishing instructions.
- Weave in ends.
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Next week I will be releasing the Elegant Crochet Hat pattern that goes perfectly with this scarf and also uses this pretty puff stitch design.
2022 Monthly Scarf of the Month CAL
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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
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