This weekend I needed a gift for a Dirty Santa party, and thought it’d be a good idea to make something. Handmade gifts always seem to do well at these events. I had this beautiful thick and thin yarn just sitting in my stash waiting for the perfect project. I started this scarf using a grit stitch, and the finished result with the thick and thin yarn reminded me of raspberries. So, here is what I did for this raspberry scarf. I’m sure it can be adapted to any yarn. The stitch pattern requires a multiple of 2+1 if adapting this to a different finished size or if using a different yarn weight/hook size combination.
L (8 mm) hook
284 yards bulky weight yarn. I used a discontinued thick and thin yarn (Cascade Yarns Jewel Hand Dyed).
Chain (ch) 15
Row 1: skip 2 ch (counts as 1 single crochet [sc]), 1 double crochet (dc) into next ch. *skip 1 ch and work (1 sc and 1 dc) into the next ch. Repeat from * to the last 2 ch. Skip 1 ch and 1 sc into last ch. Chain 1 and turn (counts as first single crochet in the next row).
Row 2: 1 dc into first stitch. *skip 1 dc, work (1 sc and 1 dc) into next sc. Repeat from * to the last 2 stitches. Skip 1 dc and work 1 sc into the top of the turning chain. Ch 1 and turn.
Edging: Once the scarf reaches your desired length you can ch 1 and sc evenly around the whole scarf. Slip stitch and finish off at the first ch 1. This step is optional, but it gives the scarf a more finished edge.
Fringe: Once the edging is completed, you can add an optional fringe. For my fringe, I cut 15 9 inch pieces of yarn for each end (30 yarn pieces in total). I attached one piece of yarn per stitch on each end by looping the yarn in half, threading the loop into a stitch on the end, and pulling the free ends through the loop. I illustrated this concept in the photo collage below, and a completed fringe end below that.
I can’t wait to see your scarves!
* Disclaimer – y’all, I’ve made this pattern exactly once. I started this pattern on Friday and gifted it by Sunday. For a comparison, I made the ponytail hat three times before I published. If you spot a problem with this pattern, please, let me know. Either comment here or message me on Ravelry. I’ll answer any questions and make any corrections asap! Thanks!