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Shorebreak Scarf: Free Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern
When I designed this crochet pattern, my goal was to create a scarf that was simple, yet elegant. Because of this, I chose to base the design around the shell stitch. This stitch has always reminded me of “1920s art deco” which was I thought would be PERFECT for this design.
This stitch (and yarn!) may look super similar to my Shorebreak Cardigan design (coming soon!) and guess what? You’re not wrong! Same stitch, same yarn! I had some leftover yarn from that design and in the Herr Stitches household the motto is “No hand-dyed yarn must go to waste”.
The yarn I used was Single-Ply DK from Sewrella Yarn which is soooooo soft & luxurious. If you’ve never tried hand-dyed yarn before, I highly recommend it! Each skein not only supports a small business, but also tells a story. For example, here’s how the Sewrella Yarn team described the black “Givenchy” colorway I used for most of the design:
Givenchy 🖤 Our second black colorway we’ve ever made and I think she was worth the wait ✨ sateen black with glittering blue undertones to represent Audrey’s lifelong working relationship with Hubert de Givenchy.
During production of Sabrina, Audrey traveled to Paris to meet with Givenchy about dressing her for the film. When she arrived at the atelier, he took one look at her and declined – stating he was expecting (the much more famous) Katharine Hepburn. Audrey convinced Hubert to go to dinner with her and by the end of the meal he’d “fallen under her spell, entranced by her beauty, personality, and lightness of spirit.” 🥺
He designed two iconic dresses for Sabrina before going on to create fashion for Audrey until the end of her life. My favorite look is the tea length black satin gown she wears toward the end of the movie. The ultra tailored fit, demure little bows on the shoulder, full skirt cut to the perfect hemline. The gloves and low heel slippers complete the look.
We dyed a black tonal that achieves the same luxe sheen as satin… but in wool 🤩 with layers of iridescent sapphire under deep black, it doesn’t get more chic 👌🏻– Sewrella Yarn (@sewrellayarn)
WOW. As you can see a lot of thought goes into each colorway! Now that you have the background, it’s time to dive into the free easy crochet scarf pattern!
- 5.0mm crochet hook
- Stitch markers x2
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
Main Color (A): 270 yards of Sewrella Yarn Single Ply DK (240yards/100grams, 100% Superwash Merino Wool) in Givenchy or similar DK weight yarn that matches gauge
Accessory Color (B): 100 yards of Sewrella Yarn Single Ply DK (240yards/100grams, 100% Superwash Merino Wool) in Thank You & Goodnight or similar DK weight yarn that matches gauge
Finished Circumference: Approx. 30″ [76 cm]
Finished Height: Approx. 12″ [30.5 cm]
- The main body of the scarf is worked in the round.
- You will be turning after every row/rnd.
- At the end of each rnd, you will join with a sl st into the first st of the rnd.
- The ch 1 at the beginning of each row/rnd does not count as a stitch unless otherwise indicated.
- Use a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of each row/rnd. Move the stitch marker up as you progress.
- Each portion of ribbing is approximately 1″ [2.5 cm] in height and lines both the bottom & top circumference of the scarf.
- ch = chain
- dc = double crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- hdcBLO = half double crochet in the back loop only
- rep = repeat
- rnd(s) = round(s)
- sc = single crochet
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- st(s) = stitch(es)
- tch = turning chain
Shell: 5 dc in designated st
4 shells x 16 rows = 7″ [18 cm] in stitch pattern sequence
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, Shell in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from *across.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc throughout), turn, 2 dc in same sc, *sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc**, Shell in next sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *sk 2 dc, Shell in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from * across, placing last st in tch.
Rep Rows 2 and 3.
Free Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern
With B, ch 6.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. 5 sts.
Row 2 – 97: Ch 1, turn, BLhdc in each st across.
Being careful not to twist the scarf ribbing, slip st the beginning of Row 1 to Row 97, creating a circle.
You will now work into the ends of each of these rows.
Where you have fastened off, join A with a sl st.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 1 sc for every row; join with sl st in first st. 97 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *sk 2 sts, Shell in next st, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from *around; join with sl st in first st. 16 shells.
Rnd 3: Work in Row 2 of Stitch Pattern around; join with sl st in first st.
Rnd 4: Work in Row 3 of Stitch Pattern around; join with sl st in first st.
Rep Rnds 3 and 4 another 9 times.
Set-Up Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first stitch. 97 sts.
You will now create the final portion of scarf ribbing.
Where you have fastened off, join B with a sl st.
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sl st into next 2 sts from Set-Up Row to join row to scarf body. 5 sts.
Row 2: Turn, sk 2 sl sts just worked, hdcBLO in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdcBLO in each st to end of row, sl st into next 2 sts from Set-Up Row.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 until you have worked your way around the entire circumference of the scarf.
Join the beginning of Row 1 to your final row by slip stitching.
Weave in ends.
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