It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so I’m about due for a red scarf. I found a gorgeous red cranberry in Vanna’s Choice® yarn. It’s the perfect color for Valentine’s Day. The texture of the Crochet Sweetheart Scarf is shaped by working three basic crochet stitches — single, half double, and double crochet — in a single crochet stitch, skipping the next two stitches, then repeating the pattern. I used two skeins of yarn, but you can increase the length of the scarf by adding a third skein. The vibrant color of this scarf also makes for a great Christmas gift.
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy
- Lion Brand ® Yarns, Vanna’s Choice®, Cranberry, 3.5 oz (100 g), 170 yards (156 m), 2 skeins
- Crochet hook, size J (6.0 mm)
- Plastic yarn needle
- Yarn scissors
GAUGE: 4″ = 16 stitches
Double crochet (dc)
Half double crochet (hdc)
Foundation Row (fr)
Single crochet (sc)
Top of turning chain (tch)
Yarn over (yo)
STITCH GUIDE: Single crochet: insert hook in st, pull up a loop, yo, pull thru both loops on hook. Half double crochet: yo, insert hook in st, draw up a loop, yo, draw thru all three loops on hook. Double crochet: yo, insert hook into st, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw yarn thru two loops, yo, draw yarn thru last two loops on hook.
PATTERN STITCH: For pattern stitch, work one sc, hdc, and dc in same sc st.
- This pattern is written in American Standard crochet terms.
- Use medium yarn weight 4.
- Block before finishing.
- Length is about 2 skeins of yarn.
CARE: Machine wash on a gentle cycle. Layout horizontally for drying. Any dry cleaning solvent other than trichloroethylene may be safely used. No bleach product may be used. Do not iron.
BLOCKING: Fill a small spray bottle with cold water. Spray cowl until damp. Layout long cowl on blocking mats, smooth evenly, and pin in place until dry.
MEASUREMENTS: 9″ (22.86 cm) x 62″ (157.48 cm)
Crochet Sweetheart Scarf Tutorial
FOUNDATION ROW: sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each st across. Turn.
ROW 1: Ch 2, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in 1st sc, skip next 2 sc, *[1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in next sc, skip next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in last sc. Turn.
ROW 2: Ch 2 [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in 1st sc, *skip next 2 sts, [1 sc, 1 hdc, 1 dc] in next sc, rep from * across, ending with 1 sc in top of turning ch. Turn.
Repeat ROW 2 for the pattern. Weave in loose ends.