This week, I’ve designed a gorgeous little one skein wonder — the Rustic Lace Scarf.
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Since the warmer weather began this year, I’ve been wanting to make a light and lacy scarf. They’re not only functional items of clothing anymore, but rather a wardrobe accessory almost like a piece of jewelry. This is one of those places that crochet can really shine! With so many beautiful stitch patterns available, there really is no limit to the number of scarf patterns for you to make.
What’s even nicer is the amount of compliments, envious glances and “Where did you get that!” I’ve seen people receive for their scarves. It’s truly a trend that is not going away any time soon!
I designed this scarf to be romantic with a touch of rustic/country flair. With only needing to know how to single crochet, half double crochet and double crochet, this definitely is a beginner friendly project. It is also a one row repeat, which makes it even better!
To achieve the lightest of scarves without using fine thread, I chose to use a skein of Loops and Threads that I had left over from my Floral Table Mat pattern. You can see that pattern at the link. The Loops and Threads yarn is a size one yarn, which is perfect for making lighter items. With a G/6 (4.25 mm) hook (mine has a squishy handle to save my hands from cramping up. You can see my favorite hooks here.) you can whip one of these scarves out in just a few evenings.
I’d like to encourage you to customize your project if you’re one of those individuals who likes to branch out. This stitch pattern requires a foundation chain (starting chain) with a multiple of 10 chains plus 1. You can make it wider. I think this stitch pattern would make a lovely rectangular shawl. You can make is shorter or longer by adding or subtracting rows. You can make it a standard scarf or an infinity scarf — another super trend that isn’t going away! You can add fringe or tassels. Change the color. Do whatever it is that makes you feel creative!
Add this project to your Ravelry queue here…
Rustic Lace Scarf
Finished Size Approximately:
74” Length x 5” Width (not blocked)
24 double crochet stitches and 9¼ rows in a 4” (10cm) square.
Note: Gauge is not really important for this project.
FC – foundation chain (starting chain)
st(s) – stitch(es)
ch(s) – chain(s)
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
- You can customize this scarf to be a standard scarf or infinity scarf. You can add fringe, tassels or leave it plain. You can make it wider by using a foundation chain with a multiple of 10 chains plus 1. You can make is shorter or longer by adding or removing rows. You can use a heavier weight yarn for a more winter friendly scarf, but remember that heavier yarn will increase the size. Use the size hook recommended on your yarn package instructions. Get creative! Make it your own.
*** American crochet terms used throughout.
FC: Ch 31
Row 1: In 4th ch from hook, dc. *Skip next ch, (4 dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch, skip next 3 chs, dc in each of next 5 chs* Repeat from * to * two more times. Dc in last 2 chs. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip the st the ch 3 comes out of, dc in next st, *(4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, skip next 4 sts, dc in each of next 5 sts* Repeat from * to * one more time. (4 dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 space, skip next 4 sts, dc in next st, dc in top of the ch 3 turning ch from the previous row. Turn.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.
Row 160 (or whatever your final row is): Ch 2 (counts as hdc), skip the st the ch 2 comes out of, hdc in next st, *2 sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next 5 sts* Repeat from * to * one more time. Sc in next st, 2 sc in ch-2 space, sc in next 4 sts, hdc in next st, hdc in top of ch 3 turning chain from previous row.
Finish off. Weave in ends.
If you’d like to make an infinity scarf, hold the two ends of the scarf flat together, folding it in half. Make sure that the scarf isn’t twisted. Using a tapestry needle and yarn, stitch the two ends together. You can use the whip stitch, mattress stitch or any other joining method of your choice.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Rustic Lace Scarf pattern. If you make one, please tag me in Instagram or Facebook using @highlandhickorydesigns so I can oooo and ahhh over your work! 🙂
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