Simple Grey Striped Scarf Pattern

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Welcome back! Today we release our Scarf of the Month Club Free Patterns for February. This month I chose to design a super simple striped scarf.  You can crochet this classy scarf in a single evening. The striped scarf is perfectly suited for both men and women. Or, you can easily crochet this in a single solid color to emphasize the texture of the stitch pattern.

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Simple Grey Striped Scarf Pattern

 Scarf of the Month Club 2018 – February

Unisex Simple Grey Striped Scarf

The Simple Grey Striped Scarf can be crocheted in any light weight [3] yarn. My completed scarf took 278 yards of yarn. The scarf can be made longer and wider easily as this stitch pattern can be worked with any number or stitches. I love the ridged look created by the stitch pattern and the simple texture of the cluster stitches. If you are making it for someone who does not like fringe, simply omit the fringe and let the scarf hang or whip stitch the ends together to create a infinity scarf or cowl.


Difficulty Level


Finished Size

Length: 40.5 inches without fringe (44.5 inches with fringe)
Width: 5.5 inches


approximately 3 cluster stitches (cl) per inch

approximately 8 rows in 3 inches (2.67 rows per inch)

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


US Terminology used

ch – chain
cl – cluster
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
R – row
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sk – skip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches
() – important notes

Special Stitch

basically this is a dc-hdc2tog in one stitch…

Cluster (cl): yarn over the hook, insert your hook into the specified st, yarn over and pull up 1 loop (you have 3 loops on the hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook (you have 2 loops on your hook). Yarn over and insert your hook into the same st. Yarn over and pull up 1 loop (you have 4 loops on your hook). Yarn over and pull through all 4 loops to complete the cluster.

Helpful Tutorials

Working into the back bar of the chain stitch

Stitch Anatomy

Invisible Join

Helpful Video Tutorials

Quick Stitch Guide 

Slip Knot and Starting Chain

You can watch the Invisible Join technique demonstrated in this video at this specific video frame: Invisible Join Video


  • Chain any multiple +2 (for the starting chain)
  • To make this easier I used a 5 mm (H) hook for my initial chain row. You can instead just use your 4 mm (G) hook but be sure to make those initial chains super loose or else it will be shorter than the rows that follow.
  • The cluster (cl) stitch is described in the Special Stitches section above.
  • Do not work into the initial ch 3.
  • The fabric is reversible.
  • You may crochet this in one solid color instead.

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Simple Grey Striped Scarf Pattern Instructions

The Simple Grey Striped Scarf Unisex design Oombawka Design Crochet


R1: With Smoke (Dark Grey) Using your 5 mm (H) hook: Ch 20. Working into the back bar of the chain stitches, 1 hdc in the 4th ch from the hook (together with the sk 3 ch this creates the first cl of the row). 1 cl in each rem ch across. Turn. [17]

R2: Using your 4 mm (G) hook: Ch 3 , 1 hdc in the first cl (together with the sk 3 ch, this creates the first cl of the row). 1 cl in each cl across, working the final cl in the last hdc of the row (sk the final ch 3). [17]

R3-24: Rep R2

R25-48: With Iceberg (Light Grey) Rep R2

R49-64: With Smoke Rep R2

R65-68: With Iceberg Rep R2

R69-72: With Smoke Rep R2

R73-78: With Iceberg Rep R2

R79-80: With Smoke Rep R2

R81-88: With Iceberg Rep R2

R89-98: With Smoke Rep R2

R99-108: With Iceberg Rep R2

Finish off with an invisible join and weave in your ends. If you would prefer to see it demonstrated in a video tutorial please see my video >HERE< I’ve linked it to start at the point where I demonstrate the technique.


For those of you who would like to add the fringe to the ends of your scarf, this is how I created mine.

Repeat these instructions twice. Once for each color of yarn you used in the scarf.

Step 1: I took a credit card (or piece of cardboard cut to 3.5 inches long) and I wrapped my remaining yarn around it, lengthwise 45 times.
Step 2: Cut along one end of the yarn only. This will create 45 pieces of yarn each measuring 7 inches in length.
Step 3: Separate your yarn strands into bundles of 5 and then follow this process to add the fringe to the ends of your scarf.  I placed all five strands on at once (rather than one strand at a time). I added mine on each edge of the scarf and then between every 2 clusters across. See image below for an example.

I chose to attach my fringe to the same color scarf edge but you can mix it up using both on one side or mixed together – whatever you like the look of best! Or simply leave the fringe off completely!

fringe Gray Striped Scarf

Visit these posts to see and get those free patterns too:

2016 Scarf of the Month Club

2017 Scarf of the Month Club

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  1. I love the abstract look of this scarf. Makes a great gift for my friends back in the Midwest!

  2. Hi Lorraine, I weighed the scarf when it was done. I didn’t use all of the 2 balls of yarn for the project – I wonder if they changed their ball weights? I’m sorry you ran out 🙁 That is very disappointing!! Rhondda

  3. I purchased the recommended yarn. However I ran out of it before this scarf was finished. I would recommend increasing the yardage needed.