Try out my newest Free Crochet Pattern – The University Scarf! With easy stripes and bulky weight yarn, this is the perfect last-minute handmade gift idea you need for the holidays.
I’ll keep this short & sweet, but scroll down a bit if you want the full pattern & list of materials from JOANN.
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You know how there are those friends and family members that you just don’t know what to make for them? Or what to buy? What will they like, dangit?! I’ve got the answer for you – it’s the University Scarf. And guess what?! You’ve actually got plenty of time to make these before the winter holidays are over!
After the wild (albeit, unexpected) success of my Brooklyn Ridge Crochet Hat pattern (a super simple hat made from a rectangle) I knew I needed to create a scarf in a similar fashion. One simple stitch, simple stripes for a little flair, and warm, ribbed texture.
I teamed up with my friends at JOANN to bring you the most fool-proof gift idea for the holidays – girls & guys of all ages love this scarf, so just make sure you crochet lots of them!
I made my scarf with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn from JOANN – and let me tell ya, there’s nothing like the squishy texture of this yarn! It’s an old stand by for a reason.
There are SO many gorgeous color combinations to choose from in this yarn, you could use a classic soft colors like Blossom, Charcoal, or Fig – the variegated yarns like Hudson’s Bay, Spice Market, and Fossil are favorites too!
If you make this scarf pattern for anyone attending university, try matching yarn choices to a school color – or carry out this idea for an Alumni. I can’t wait to see how yours comes out!
It’s also worth noting that I made my scarf in about 3 hour long episodes of TV. You’ll be able to crank these out in a jiffy!
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To sum it up: A beginner textured scarf with easy, limitless customization. One stitch and a few stripes are all you need to make this quick accessory!
Main Color: Butterscotch – 2 skeins
Contrast Color: Fisherman – 1 skein
10 sts x 6 rows in Hdc = 4″
9” x 75” (before joining last row)
Abbreviations (US terms):
blo – back loop only
ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
rpt – repeat
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
Level 1 – beginner
-This scarf pattern as written is made to fit average adult women.
-This pattern can be altered to use worsted weight yarn or bulky weight yarn as long as you meet the rectangle measurements listed above.
-When working stripes, cut and tie on new yarn each time you change color to avoid carried yarn strands showing in the finished object (no border is worked in this pattern as written).
-Please read this pattern in its entirety before beginning work on your project.
Crochet University Scarf
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd Ch st from hook and each st across, Ch 2, t (22)
Row 2: BLO Hdc in each st across, regular Hdc in last st, Ch 2, t (22)
Rpt Row 2 until you’ve finished 112 Rows or 75″ – work striping therein as follows.
*20 Rows MC
2 Rows CC
4 Rows MC
2 Rows CC
Rpt from * 3 more times
Last Joining Row:
*Continue working with CC yarn after last striping Row.
Holding last Row worked to foundation Ch of Row 1, taking care not to twist the looped scarf, sl st in each Hdc st across working through both pieces of fabric as pictured.
Finish off, weave all ends. Turn scarf inside out and wear looped once or twice, enjoy!
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