Hello! I hope you are all having an amazing January so far! It’s unseasonably warm (at least today!) here in Tennessee, so I thought it would be the perfect time to break out one of my lighter weight scarves. Last year I shared a yarn review for Caron Cakes yarn. I was so excited to try out self-striping yarn! Well…did you know that Red Heart now has their own line of self-striping yarns, appropriately called Red Heart Stripes?! They have some of the most amazing colors, and I couldn’t wait to try out a few of them!
For Christmas my husband bought me two awesome books about Crochet! They are both full of fun and unique stitches, and I knew I wanted to try a few new stitches right away! I got the Crochet Stitch Dictionary, which starts with basic stitches (single crochet, double crochet, etc.) and works its way into very intricate stitches. I also got The Big Book of Crochet Stitches, which has much more involved stitches all the way throughout.
In the “Big Book” I found a stitch called “Little Spiders.” I loved the look of it, but wanted to adapt it slightly to achieve the look I wanted. I have decided to call this the “Beautiful Boxes Scarf.” I love the way the yarn looks with this stitch. The gradual color changes keep it fun and bright, while the open weave keeps the fabric light and airy.
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Red Heart Stripes in Retro Stripe)
Size: 6.5″ wide x 60″ long
dc= double crochet
tr- triple crochet
sc= single crochet
Notes: To adjust the width of this scarf, make the beginning chain a multiple of 8, plus 5.
Beautiful Boxes Scarf Pattern:
R1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (this counts as dc), 1 dc in each st to end of row
R2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, *ch 3, (skip 1 dc, 1 tr into next dc) twice, ch 3, skip 1 dc, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; repeat from * to end, turn.
R3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of next 2dc, * ch 3, 1 sc into each of next 2 tr, ch 3, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; repeat from * to end, working last dc into 3rd ch of starting ch3, turn.
R4: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, *ch 1, 1 tr into first sc, ch 1, 1 tr into next sc, ch 1, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; repeat from * to end, turn.
R5: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc into each of next 2 dc, * (1 dc into next ch, 1 dc into next tr) twice, 1 dc into next ch, 1 dc into each of next 3 dc; repeat from * to end, working last dc into 3rd ch of starting ch3, turn
R6: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 1 dc in each st to end of row
Repeat rows (2-6) 18 times, making 20 cube sections total. I continued the pattern until I had used the whole skein, but the length of your scarf is up to you! Just be sure to end on a R5 or R6 so you can sew your ends together!
Fasten off, leaving a long tail end. Using your yarn needle and the long tail end, stitch the two ends together with a whip stitch.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
I hope you have enjoyed this scarf pattern! Check back here often for new patterns! I try to post one at least every other week as I get projects finished! Follow me on Pinterest for all the latest updates!
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