Angled Clusters Scarf

angled clusters scarf

I have to laugh since I just finished crocheting this Angled Clusters Scarf and the temperature today is in the upper 70’s! Last week we were cozy in our sweaters or hoodies, which prompted me to choose this project.

It just goes to show how unpredictable Pennsylvania weather can be.

That’s also one of the reasons that I don’t pack away my families clothes based on the season. I’ve heard that people from other places and climates do that, but honestly, it would be a waste of time for us. We need a variety of clothing categories year round.

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angled clusters scarf

This scarf is very easy with a two row repeat—one row of half double crochets and one of cluster stitches. Here is a link to my photo tutorial on How to Crochet the Cluster Stitch if you aren’t familiar or just need a refresher. In the tutorial it shows working a row of single crochets instead of the suggested half double crochet row in this pattern, so please just ignore that.

angled clusters scarf

This scarf also has a matching ear warmer headband! As of right now, the sample is crocheted in a pistachio color that I don’t think does the ear warmer justice. So very soon, I will be redoing the Clusters and Stripes Ear Warmer Headband in the Caron Off White that the matching scarf is done in.

I do love a good set! 🙂

angled cluster scarf

There are two versions of the Angled Clusters Scarf—a solid and a striped. There are instructions for both styles below.

angled cluster scarf

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Also, one last thing, I called this “Angled” because these stitches used in combination tend to angle, but I honestly thought that it gave it a somewhat asymmetrical feel without actually being that asymmetrical.

angled clusters scarf

Eventually the temperatures will drop and stay there, but until that happens, we can always stock up on our winter wear!

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Angled Clusters Scarf

Materials Used:

For Off White Version:

For Brown and almond Striped Version:

  • Less than 1 skein of I Love This Yarn – Brown 7 oz / 199 g – 355 yds / 325 m
  • Less than 1 skein of I Love This Yarn – Toasted Almond 7 oz / 199 g – 355 yds / 325 m
  • 5.00 mm (H/8) hook
    Adjust your hook size if needed to obtain the required gauge.
  • Yarn needle

Finished Size Approximately:

82” Length x 8” Width

Gauge:

6 clusters and 2 dcs of a cluster by 8 rows (cluster to hdc) in a 4” (10cm) square.

Special Stitches:

Cluster Stitch

YO, insert hook in st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, (YO, insert hook back into same st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO, draw through all 4 loops on hook, ch 1.

Abbreviations:

ch – chain
sc – single crochet
st – stitch
sl st – slip stitch
sk – skip
dc – double crochet
YO – yarn over
FC – foundation chain

Notes:

  • For the brown and almond striped scarf, I carried the yarn along instead of cutting after every row. The description for how to do this is written in the Row 1 and Row 2 instructions below.
  • For the rows with only half double crochets, crochet your half double crochet in the top stitch of a cluster and then crochet your next half double crochet in the ch-1 space. Repeat across. It works up faster and the cluster stitch will be more defined.
  • When making the first cluster stitch of a round, the ch 2 counts as the first stage of the cluster. So, ch 2, (YO, insert hook back into same st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, YO, draw through all 3 loops on hook, ch 1. This will be indicated by “complete cluster” after instructions to ch 2.

*** American crochet terms used throughout.

Instructions:

For A Solid Color Scarf:

FC: Ch 31

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across. Turn. (29 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first part of cluster st. See Notes) Finish cluster st (Don’t forget to ch 1 after every cluster st); *sk next hdc; cluster st* Repeat from * to * across. Only with the final cluster, don’t ch 1. Turn. (15 clusters)

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a hdc). Hdc in the same st the ch 2 came out of. Hdc in ea st across. Turn. (29 hdc)

Continue to alternate Rows 2 & 3 until you have 68 rows of cluster sts and 69 rows of hdc.

Finish off and weave in end.

For An Alternating Colors Scarf:

Note: You will carry your unused yarn along for this version, crocheting right over top of it, starting with Row 2. For example, when you’re instructed to drop the almond colored yarn that you use for Row 1, hold the almond strand along the top of the row where you will be working your brown clusters. Crochet right over the strand as if it were part of the previous row. This way, when you have to change colors for Row 3, your almond yarn will be right there. You will carry along for every row.

With almond

FC: Ch 31

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in ea ch across except the last ch. For the last ch, YO; insert hook into last ch, YO, draw back through the st. You now have 3 almond loops on your hook. Drop the almond yarn. Don’t cut—carry along to the other side by crocheting over top of it. With the brown yarn, YO and pull brown yarn through the 3 almond loops. Turn. (29 hdc)

Working with brown

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first part of cluster st. See Notes) Working in the same stitch the ch 2 came out of, finish cluster st (Don’t forget to ch 1 after every cluster st); *sk next hdc; cluster st* Repeat from * to * across except last st. For last st, YO; insert hook in st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook, (YO, insert hook back into same st, YO, draw back through st, YO, draw through 2 loops on hook) twice, now pick up almond yarn and drop the brown. Don’t cut the brown. Crochet over top of the brown strand to bring it to the other side. YO with the almond yarn, draw through all 4 loops on hook. Turn. (15 clusters)

Working with almond

Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as a hdc) Hdc in the same st the ch 2 comes out of. Hdc in ea st across except for the last ch. For the last ch, YO; insert hook into last ch, YO; draw back through the st. You now have 3 almond loops on your hook. Drop the almond yarn and carry along. With the brown yarn, YO and pull brown yarn through the 3 almond loops. Turn. (29 hdc)

Continue to alternate Rows 2 & 3 until you have 68 rows of cluster sts and 69 rows of hdc.

Finish off and weave in end(s).

Optional

The off white scarf pictured above uses both of these options.

  • Sc evenly around the entire perimeter of the scarf – instead of finishing off after Row 69, ch 1. Turn. *Sc in every stitch across. At the corner, 3 sc in same st. Working along the next side, sc evenly to the next corner* At the corner, work 3 sc into the same st. Repeat from * to * two more times. Sl st in the first sc made of border. Finish off. Weave in end.
  • Fringe on both ends – use 11” strands. I used 31 strands for each end. Fold strands over, insert folded part partially through your desired stitch to create a loop. Pull tails through the loop. Tighten. Trim ends.

angled clusters scarf

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8 thoughts on “Angled Clusters Scarf

  1. Hi Erica,
    Currently working the scarf. Question on the cluster rows (I’m on row 10 of clusters and just realized I may be doing it wrong). The chain two prior to starting the half double row, is that in addition to the chain one done after every cluster? Until now, I have been chaining two at the end of the cluster row and moving on. Thanks and enjoy your patterns!

    1. Hi Bobbie!
      I’m so sorry about that. Yes, you are supposed to only chain 2 after the final cluster, not 3. I will fix that immediately in the pattern so no one else is confused. Thank you for pointing it out and I’m so glad you’re enjoying the patterns! If you have any more questions, please let me know. I’m here to help!
      Erica

  2. Can you clear up some confusion for me? The pattern calls for a ch 31, but your “how to” page and your response to the above comment say that chains need to be an even number. I’d love to use this pattern to make an infinity scarf (a bit more narrow) so this information would really help me! Thanks so much for sharing this pattern!

    1. Hi Wendy! You are absolutely right. In the previous comment I made to Anne, I should have specified that you need to use an even number when using the tutorial for the cluster stitch. That tutorial shows a row of single crochets and a row of clusters. This scarf pattern uses a row of half double crochets and a row of clusters. Ultimately, when using the single crochet version in the tutorial, you need to start with an even number. When you work your first single crochet into the second chain on the hook, you will then have an odd number of single crochets for your first row. When using the scarf pattern that uses the half double crochets, you will start out with an odd number of chains because you are working your first half double crochet into the third chain from the hook, which would give you an odd number of half double crochets in your first row. I may have to redo the tutorial using half double crochets like the scarf to eliminate any more confusion. I hope this helps!

        1. You’re so welcome, Wendy! And thank you for choosing my pattern! 🙂 If you have any other questions, please let me know. Have fun!

  3. Hi found this on pinterest looks a lovely stitch as a newbie how can i turn this into a shawl/wrap please?
    Thanks

    1. Hi Anne! I’m so glad you like this stitch. You can absolutely turn this into a rectangle wrap. All you have to do is make your starting chain longer. Just make sure it is a multiple of two. In other words, an even number of chains. You can make this whatever size you want. I hope this helps and good luck!

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