Rustic Lace Scarf

rustic lace scarf

This week, I’ve designed a gorgeous little one skein wonder — the Rustic Lace Scarf.

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rustic lace scarf

rustic lace scarf

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.

rustic lace scarf

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!

rustic lace scarf

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.

rustic lace scarf

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…

YOU CAN PIN THIS PATTERN HERE!

Rustic Lace Scarf

Materials Used:

Finished Size Approximately:

74” Length x 5” Width (not blocked)

Gauge:

24 double crochet stitches and 9¼ rows in a 4” (10cm) square.

Note: Gauge is not really important for this project.

Abbreviations:

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

Notes:

  • 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.

Instructions:

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.

rustic lace scarf chart for stitches

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.

Finishing

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.

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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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10 thoughts on “Rustic Lace Scarf

  1. Hi:
    On the Rustic Lace Shawl pattern pattern, on the Row 160 instructions it said repeat from * to *, but there was only 1 * toward the end of the instructions. Where should it begin at?

    Thank you
    Judy Tanner

    1. Hi Judy! So sorry for the confusion! The asterisk has been added to the pattern. It should read: 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. Thank you for pointing out the typo!

  2. I love your patterns because they are so easy to follow. I just finished the cranberry chill shawl and it is beautiful! However, I am really struggling with the yarn for this scarf. I tried an H hook for the chain because I had a hard time working into the chain. I am making a mess! Any tips will be appreciated!

    1. Hello! I’m so glad to hear that you love my patterns! Thank you! As for the scarf pattern, is it that your chain is too tight or too loose? Are you using a yarn the same size as the example? Is it the pattern itself that is confusing? If you’d prefer a faster conversation, you can always email me at highlandhickorydesigns at gmail dot com. (I’m sorry about the written out version of the address. I’m hoping to stop bots from picking it up.)

  3. Thanks Erica,
    Your explanation was exactly as I figured. I have been crocheting for many years and have seen this directive but never put it to use. Now I know for sure.
    Thanks, LaVerne

  4. Hi Erica, What a beautiful scarf pattern. It is actually wide and long enough but I need an explanation for possible future projects. I have never understood how to use this instruction: This stitch pattern requires a foundation chain (starting chain) with a multiple of 10 chains plus 1. Does this mean I should add 11 stitches to the total (in this case the foundation change is 31) so I should chain 42 to make it longer?

    1. Hello! I’m so happy that you like the scarf pattern! As for the foundation chain, whenever it says that you need a multiple of 10 plus 1, it would mean that you would start with a multiple of 10 (ie. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50…and so on.) and after that number is chosen, then you just add 1 (ie. 11, 21, 31, 41, 51…and so on.) Always find your multiple first, then add the extra. I hope this helps and thank you for commenting!

  5. Dear Erica,

    Thank you very much this fantastic shawl pattern!

    I have new Phil Cabotine Phildar 55% acrylic and 45 % cotton yarns in beautiful colors.
    I will try to crochet shawl with this yarn!

    Have a nice weekend!

    Marianne

    1. Hi Marianne! You’re welcome and I’m so excited that you like the pattern! Have fun and thank you for commenting!

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