Serendipity Scarf Pattern

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Welcome back! This month I did something I have never done before – I chose my yarn first. Normally I have an idea of a design in my head when I gather my supplies but NOT this time…

Last week, when my children were doing the summer camp craft at Michaels,  I was browsing the yarn aisles and I saw this yarn and I fell head-over-heels in love with the color and the squishiness of it.

Not only was the yarn a total impulse buy for me (yes I am by far one of the biggest yarn hoarders you will ever meet) it is a type of yarn I typically bypass because I have ‘control’ issues when it comes to my designs and finished projects. I like to be able to predict what the yarn is going to do…

This yarn is carefree. It is spontaneous and it is totally unpredictable and utterly irresistible.

Absolute truth: I am a control freak…and when my yarn changes thicknesses it drives me completely crazy because it never does so when I think it is going to and it can totally throw off the design I am crocheting…

Even knowing this yarn was going to go from thick to thin and back again, I still could not put it back on the shelf and I am EXTREMELY happy I purchased it !!

The yarn totally designed this pattern – and I honestly think it is one of my most favorite scarves.

I plan on buying even more yarn in different colors to make gifts for my friends and family (I hope you guys need some scarves again this year!).

The stitch the yarn chose is super simple; even brand new crocheters will be able to make this beauty without much difficulty…and it was a joy to crochet. I watched a couple movies on Netflix and let the yarn do all the work!

Thus…this is now my Serendipity Scarf. This scarf was a “fortunate happenstance” (pleasant surprise).

I hope you will be pleasantly surprised by it too!

This is just one of the Scarf of the Month Club Free Patterns for the month of July 2016!

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For the links to the other two free crochet scarf patterns please scroll to the very end of this post!

Serendipity Scarf

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 Serendipity Scarf Oombawka Design - Scarf of the Month Club JULY


Difficulty Level


Finished Size

1 BALL = 48 inches long by 3.5 inches wide

2 BALLS = 96 inches long by 3.5 inches wide


approximately 5 stitches worked in pattern (sc, ch 3, sc) per inch / 3 rows per inch


US Terminology used

beg – beginning
ch – chain
ch3sp – chain 3 space
R – row/round
RS – right side
rem – remaining
rep – repeat
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
st/sts – stitch/stitches
* – Repeat the instructions between the asterisks the number of times indicated. This repeat will contain of multiple instructions.
() – Repeat the instructions between the parentheses the number of times indicated.
[] – at the end of the row – the total number of stitches

Helpful Tutorials

Back Bump

Invisible Join

Stitch Anatomy


  • I work my R1 in the back bump of the chains because it gives the starting row more ‘stretch’
  • Do NOT count the ch 1 (when you turn) as a stitch
  • Do NOT work into any ch3sp for this project. You only work into the sc stitches.
  • To change to your 2nd ball of yarn (or color changes) you will replace your working yarn end with the new yarn end on the last yarn over of the last stitch you make. This means you will need to change your yarn when you make a sc stitch (not during the chain sequences).

Stitch Multiple of 4 + 1 (plus 1 for the initial turning chain)

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Serendipity Scarf

Scarf of the Month Club JULY Oombawka Design Serendipity Scarf - Beginner Level Crochet Pattern

Pattern Instructions

R1 (RS): Ch 18. 1 sc in the 2nd ch, *ch 3, sk 3 chs, 1 sc in the next ch**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [5 sc, 4 ch3sp]

R2: 1 sc in the first sc, *ch 3, sk the ch3sp, 1 sc in the next sc**. Rep from * to ** across. Ch 1, turn. [5 sc, 4 ch3sp]

R3 – until you reach the length you want: Rep R2. Finish off with an invisible join and weave in any loose ends. [5 sc, 4 ch3sp] I continued until my scarf was 96 inches long (basically I worked until I used up my 2 balls of yarn).

If you want an infinity scarf simply whipstitch the first and last rows together. If you would like to add an optional fringe please see the instructions below.

Optional Fringe: cut strands of yarn 7″ in length and hook them into a fringe in the last row and first row of the scarf. Be sure to work the same way on each fringe and side so they have a similar appearance when you are done.

Scarf of the Month Club July 2016 Serendipity Scarf oombawkadesigncrochet

Scarf a Month Club with Amy and Rhondda
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Check out Amy’s Scarf for July Here: Rustic Chunky Button Cowl


Check out our Super Fantastic (I totally LOVE this one!) Mystery Scarf of the Month Free Crochet Pattern Here:

July Mystery Scarf

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Other Scarf of the Month Club Scarves:

The Scarf A Month Club! January Infinity Scarf

February Elemental Infinity Scarf

Rainbow of Butterflies Scarf Pattern

To Nana, With Love Scarf Pattern

Earth Element Scarf – Scarf of the Month Club – May

Just For Him – Classic Ribbed Scarf Pattern






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  1. Hi Terrie, Is the printfriendly button not working? That’s not good! I emailed a copy to you 🙂 Thank you for letting me know! Rhondda

  2. Rhonda,
    I love this Serendipity scarf but can’t print out the pattern. Would you kindly email me the pattern.
    I will greatly appreciate it.
    Thanks so much and sorry to bother you.