Just be Happy Scarf Pattern

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I have had this happy little ball of yarn sitting here asking me to crochet with it – for almost 6 months!

I sat down and worked up this quick and easy scarf pattern – it was a pleasure to crochet this – and the yarn is so pretty!

Just Be Happy Scarf

This is a very lightweight scarf – perfect for cool summer evenings and spring and fall wear.

Just be Happy Scarf Pattern


Hook: 4.50 mm (7)

Yarn: KnitPicks Chroma Fingering, Prism (1 ball) – the closest color they currently have is Carnival.

Finished width: 5″ (without blocking)

Finished length:  80″ (without blocking)

Gauge is not imperative for this project

Pattern Repeat:

It is a repeat of 5 stitches plus 4 for the starting chain.

So if you were to chain 9

Begin 6th ch (skipped 5 equal skipped 2 ch and 1 dc). Work *1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc** in that 6th ch. Sk 2 ch. Work 1 dc in the last ch.

Hope this helps!

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Just be Happy Scarf Pattern

I unravelled approximately 136″ of yarn at the beginning of the ball and cut it from the main ball of yarn. I saved this to use to create the edging for the beginning row because I wanted my colours to match-up. This is just a personal preference for me as I wanted my end edging to be the same colour as the first row of the scarf.

R1: chain 29

R2: 1 dc in the 6th ch from the hook (Note: the skipped 5 chs count as the 1st dc of the row and 2 skipped chs). Crochet the following in the same ch: (ch 1, dc) 3 times;

*skip the next 4 chs, 1 dc in the next ch, (ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch) 3 times*

repeat from * to * across to the last 3 chs of the row. Skip the next 2 chs, 1 dc in the last ch.

R3: ch 3 (Note: this ch 3 counts as the 1st dc of the row, now and throughout) and turn. Skip the next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in the next ch-1 sp (ch 1, 1 dc in the same sp) 3 times;

*skip the next 2 ch-1 sps, 1 dc in the next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, 1 dc in the same sp) 3 times*

repeat from * to * across to the last ch-1 sp, skip the last ch-1 sp and the next dc, 1 dc in the last dc of the row.

Repeat R3 until your scarf is the desired length. I used almost the entire ball of yarn and my finished scarf measured 80″.

Once your scarf is as long as you want it. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

Just be Happy Scarf


This edging was only added at R1 of the scarf (the flat starting chain end).

Just be happy scarf edging

Tutorial: Join with a Slip Stitch

Join edging yarn with a sl st, ch 3

You will be working into the same ch-1 spaces as you worked in R1 (like a mirror image):

*1 dc in the same ch-1 sp as you worked in R1 (ch 1, 1 dc in the same sp) 3 times*; repeat across in each ch-1 space you worked in R1.

1 dc in the last st of the row.

Finish off and weave in any loose ends.

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  1. Hi Rebecca, the closest color they currently have is called Carnival. They have an option with more pinks in it too – Lupine is the name. Hope this helps! I’ve added the link to the post to the yarn. All the best, Rhondda

  2. This is a beautiful scarf. Your design is lovely also. You are very talented. Is the yarn you used still available?

  3. I can’t seem to find this yarn colorway. Is there something else that would be comparable?

  4. I love this pattern and wanted to make a wider version of this. If I wanted to make it wider what multiples would I use?

  5. Hi Rhonnda ! That’s a lovely pattern. I was wondering if you could tell me the multiples of starting chain, if I need a wider scarf ? I don’t have the same yarn as yours and yarn weight may differ.

  6. How on earth did I miss this gem until now?
    It is so simple but lovely. I love Chroma yarn and will be making this one today!
    Thank you so much for the patter. I like the idea of saving the first length of yarn to match the edging colour of the starting row.

  7. Beautiful scarf. I love variegated yarns, especially bright colors. Do you know about how many yards is in a ball of this yarn?

  8. Hi Anna 🙂 I’m so happy you liked the pattern! I think I did cut 136″ – I did have some left over though…I think you will need more than 36″ as it is to add an additional row to the beginning edge of the cowl (to have it finish in the same color) and then have enough to weave in ends…if you use less please feel free to let me know so I can add a note! Thanks so much for letting me know Anna! All the best, Rhondda

  9. Love this pattern, I took a ball and a hook with me on an OS trip, have it in my handbag for when I’m waiting somewhere. Nearly finished now, just one question, the pattern says you kept 136″ from the start of the ball. I’m wondering, did you mean 36″? 136 seems excessive. Thanks for sharing the pattern, my friend used it with some craft string to make a cowl, it looked great.

  10. Hi Yolanda 🙂 You can substitute Caron and you will want to use a slightly larger hook too I think – to make a nice fabric – the scarf will end up a bit bigger with the substituted yarn and hook.

  11. I don’t have the yarn that you are asking in the pattern, will Caron Simply Soft yarn do for this particular project?

  12. Hi Angie 🙂 This is the yarn I used:
    KnitPicks Chroma Fingering, Prism (1 ball)

    The colour was Prism – I’m wondering if it has been recently discontinued as I do not see it on their site anymore!

    Carnival seems the closest option but it isn’t quite the same –

    You are very welcome 🙂

  13. I see you got this yarn online at knitpicks.com, but what is the name of it? I would love to make a scarf with these amazing colors for my daughter! Thanks so much for everything! 😀

  14. Hi Pam, This is KnitPicks Yarn available only fro KnitPicks as far as I can tell. I purchased it online from the States. I have never seen a yarn quite like this one – it is truly lovely 🙂

  15. Is this yarn available in the Unites States, in any store or just on line? Do you know of anything similar to the way the color varigates.

  16. Thank you Rocio 🙂 I can’t get these yarns either here – I had to order it from KnitPicks online and have it shipped to me from the States.

  17. I love the yarns that you use! i cannot get them in my home town… its a spirited scarf… so lovely!

  18. Thanks Sharon 🙂 I got the yarn from KnitPicks – and I am tempted to buy more!! You are very welcome 🙂 Rhondda

  19. Thanks Judy 🙂 The one in the photo was not blocked 🙂 I liked the little ridged look with it unblocked but it will look lovely blocked too 🙂

  20. I LOVE THIS SCARF! I can see it being a lot of Christmas presents this year! Thank you for sharing it with us, and for free — that’s even better!

  21. Rhondda, This is so beautiful. I have to see if I can find this kind of yarn. Thank you so much for all your Gorgeous Patterns and all you share with us!

    Hugs 🙂


  22. Rhondda I am in lust with this scarf! The colors are amazing, and the stitch is really pretty.
    Thank you!

  23. I love your new scarf, the Just be Happy scarf! It’s beautiful and lovely yarn you chose to work with as well.


  25. Thank you Amy 🙂 I love variegated yarns too – so pretty and I love I don’t have to change colours frequently and weave in so many ends!!

  26. Just gorgeous! Quick question: Did you have to block the scarf, or did it lay this nicely on its own? Thank you for the pattern!

  27. I love this scarf! It is so pretty and I am a huge fan of variegated yarns. Thank you.