Sweater Weather Scarf: Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

I’ve been dreaming of sweater weather; of crisp morning air, falling leaves, crocheting all the cozy things, and drinking lots of tea. When sweater weather arrives, that means it’s time to break out all of your favorite crochet sweaters and scarves! If you’ve been looking for a cozy, beginner friendly, crochet cable scarf pattern, then you are going to love the latest free crochet pattern on my blog: the Sweater Weather Scarf designed by Crafty Kitty Crochet.

Melissa, from Crafty Kitty Crochet, designed this scarf to be paired with your favorite cold weather outfit or cozy sweater. It’s beginner friendly construction makes it a quick and easy crochet pattern that would make a great gift. It also looks great on everyone! You’re going to love this crochet cable scarf tutorial. So I’ll go ahead and hand things off to Melissa, and she’ll share her pattern with you!

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About Crafty Kitty Crochet

Hi, I’m Melissa Moore of Crafty Kitty Crochet!  I have been crocheting for twenty-three years, and have been crocheting professionally for nearly ten years.  Throughout my journey as a fiber artist, I have had the opportunity to create and sell custom crocheted works of all kinds – from cute accessories to amigurumi toys.  This finally led me to start designing my own crochet patterns two years ago.  Now I create fun, whimsical, easy-to-follow patterns for crocheters of all skill levels!

About the Pattern

The Sweater Weather Scarf is a basic and fun design that embraces the coziness of the upcoming cooler months.  The faux cables are designed to have the look of a classic comfy sweater, and are also easy to make.  Using two strands of a perfectly cream colored yarn called “Antique White”, a colorway of Lion Brand Pound of Love, the sweater has a chunky (but not too bulky) feel that makes it ideal for chilly weather.  Since the scarf works up easily and fairly quickly, and is a very versatile design that would look great on just about anybody, this would be an ideal holiday gift for practically everyone on your list this season!

Construction

If you’re new to crochet cables, this free crochet cable scarf pattern uses a simple technique to make crochet cables less intimidating. By using two chain stitch loops, you can create a woven looking crochet cable. No extra supplies or techniques are needed beyond what you already know! Plus, there is a step by step photo tutorial showing you how to crochet cables, making this scarf the perfect beginner crochet cable scarf to make.

About the Yarn

To make this crochet cable scarf pattern, I used Lion Brand Pound of Love. If you’ve never used this yarn before, it is a worsted weight 4 100% acrylic yarn that comes in one huge skein! It’s soft, affordable, and makes amazing accessories and garments. It also comes in a great array of colors from the cream that I used to succulent blue.

If you don’t want to use Pound of Love, you can also use another worsted weight yarn. Some of my favorites that would work for this pattern would be Lion Brand Basic Stitch, Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, We Crochet Mighty Stitch and We Crochet Brava Worsted.

Want a bulky crochet cable scarf similar to this design? Check out the Boho Twist Scarf here on Claire’s blog by another guest designer!

Supplies:

  • Size M/N-13 – 9 mm crochet hook
  • 1 skein of Lion Brand Pound of Love in Antique White (about 1000 yds) or similar medium weight yarn
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle

Abbreviations:

  • *= indicates the beginning/end of a section to be repeated
  • Ch = chain
  • Dc = double crochet
  • Rep = repeat
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Sl St = slip stitch
  • St(s) = stitch(es)

Gauge:
2 dc and 1 row = about 1 inch

Size:

About 95 inches length (before stretch/fringe)

Notes:

  • Pattern is worked up using 2 strands of yarn at once.
  • Ch 2 at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
  • This pattern uses chain stitches to make faux “cables” throughout the piece.  The steps to make a Cable Loop are described in the first row, and are thereafter referred to as Cable Loops throughout the pattern.
  • The loops can be seen on one side of the fabric only.  When working on the side that does not show the loops, the loops for that row are pushed toward the other side of the fabric.
  • Pattern includes instructions for adding optional fringe; you may wish to skip this step or instead add pom poms to ends.

Sweater Weather Scarf Pattern:

With 2 strands of Antique White, ch 13.

Row 1 – Dc in 3rd ch from hook, and in next 4 sts.  Ch 9, sl st to first ch (cable loop made – see Figs. 1 and 2).  Dc in next st (Fig. 3).  Make another cable loop (Fig. 4), dc in last 5 sts (Fig. 5).  Ch 2, turn  (2 cable loops, 11 dc)

Row 2 – Dc in next 5 sts.  *Make a cable loop.  Working with cable loop from previous row behind, dc in next st (Figs. 6 and 7).* Rep from * to * to make another cable loop and another dc.  Pull current cable loops through the ones below them from the previous row.  Dc in last 4 sts. (See Figs. 8, 9, and 10.)  Ch 2, turn  (2 cable loops, 11 dc; there should be 5 dc on either side of the loops, with 1 dc between the loops)

 

Row 3 – Dc in next 5 sts.  *Make a cable loop.  Working with cable loop from previous row in front (see Fig. 11), dc in next st.*  Rep from * to * to make another cable loop and another dc(Fig. 12).  Dc in last 4 sts.  Pull current cable loops through the ones below them from the previous row (Figs. 13 and 14).  Ch 2, turn  (2 cable loops, 11 dc; there should be 5 dc on either side of the loops, with 1 dc between the loops)

 

Rows 4 – 95 – Rep Rows 2 and 3.

Row 96 – Dc in next 5 sts. Dc through next cable loop (see Fig. 15), dc in next st.  Dc through next cable loop, dc in last 5 sts (Fig. 16).  Do not fasten off.  (13 dc)

Edging

Ch 1.  Working around side of Scarf, evenly make 92 sc down side (Fig. 17).  Sc across bottom of Scarf.  Working up other side of Scarf, evenly make 92 sc.  Sc across top of scarf, join with slst to first sc of Edging. (Fig. 18 shows finished Edging.)  (206 sc)

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Fringe (optional)

Cut 52 pieces of yarn, about 9-10 inches in length.  Fold 2 pieces in half and attach through a scst of top or bottom edge; rep across all sts on top and bottom edges.  Trim to make even.

COPYRIGHT:  This pattern is owned by Crafty Kitty Crochet (Melissa Moore). Please do not sell or redistribute the pattern. Sale of items made using this pattern is welcomed; credit/a link be provided back to my site, craftykittycrochet.com, is appreciated!

I hope you enjoyed crocheting this scarf along with me today!  And I hope you enjoy the warmth, coziness, and style that this fun scarf has to offer.  I would love it if you visited my blog, http://craftykittycrochet.com, to see more of my free patterns!

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Happy stitching,

Melissa

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