Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
Crochet for women, crochet patterns, free crochet patterns, Free Patterns, Scarves, Uncategorized

Plaid Scarf Free Crochet Pattern: Stratford Scarf

Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

This glorious crochet scarf pattern is now available free right here on my blog! I’m calling this “Stratford Scarf.” It is a plaid scarf crocheted in strips that are joined together as you go. It’s maybe a little complex to grasp the joining technique if you haven’t done it before, but once you understand how it’s done, you’ll find it easy!

To see it, queue it, and favorite it on Ravelry, click here!

 

67e89-subscribe2bad

 

I used 3 balls of Lana Grossa Lace Lux to make it, just one ball of each color. Sadly, this yarn has been discontinued. You might be able to find it floating around on Ebay or on the clearance shelf at your LYS, but you can’t order it. Makes me regret that I kept this yarn in my stash for so long! The yarn weight is 2/Fine, so look for something that is a wool/viscose blend and the same weight as a substitute. I’ll be looking for some substitution ideas to share you with as well.

One possible substitute that actually looks like exactly the same yarn, is Katia Air Lux. I’ll be on the lookout for other good substitutes. In the mean time, you can use any yarn that is considered a 2/Fine weight yarn, it just may not drape and shine exactly like this one.

Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Please remember, that I earn an income by blogging when people come to my blog, so please don’t make copies for others, just share the link with them. Thank you!

And now, without further ado, here is the free pattern!

Stratford Scarf

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

 

Difficulty Level Intermediate

Finished Measurements About 8 ¼” wide x 63” long [21 cm x 160 cm] (without fringe)

 Yarn Lana Grossa Lace Lux [67% Viscose, 33% Virgin Wool; 310 m; 50 g; CYCA weight: 2/Fine]: #44 pink, #40 silver, and #14 purple; 1 skein each.

Crochet Hook G/6/4 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions Yarn needle

Gauge 12 sts x 14 rows = About 5” in V-st.

Notes

Scarf is made in strips that are joined together as you go. Each strip starts at the short end and works across to the other.

Stitch Guide

V stitch (v-st): 2 dc in designated ch or sp. For first row, 2 dc of v-st will be worked into the same ch. For additional rows, 2 dc of v-st will be worked into the space between the 2 dc of the v-st below.

Scarf

Left Strip

With pink, ch 20, working in the following st pattern, stitch *12 rows in pink, 36 rows in silver, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Left Strip. To change colors, fasten off first color at end of row, begin the next Row 3 repeat with the new color on your hook.

Row 1 (RS) V-st in 3rd ch from hook (See Stitch Guide), *sk next ch, v-st in next ch, repeat from * to last ch, dc in last ch, turn – 9 v-sts.

Row 2 Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in first st, v-st in each v-st across, turn.

Row 3 (Sl st, ch 2, v-st) in first v-st, v-st in each rem v-st across, dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Center Strip

With purple, RS facing, sl st around bottom of tch of 1st row of Left Strip. Ch 20, working in the following st pattern, stitch *12 rows in purple, 36 rows in pink, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Center Strip. Change colors as for Left Strip.

Beginning with this strip of the scarf, you will be joining your work together as you go. If you find that you could use some help figuring this out, please see my tutorial video. Click here!

Row 1 (RS) V-st in 3rd ch from hook, *sk next ch, v-st in next ch, repeat from * to last ch, sk last ch, sl st to top of 1st row of Left Strip – 9 v-sts.

Row 2 Ch 2, sl st in top of next row of Left Strip, turn, v-st in each v-st across, turn.

Row 3 (Sl st, ch 2, v-st) in first v-st, v-st in each rem v-st across, sl st in top of next row of Left Strip.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

 

Right Strip

With pink, RS facing, sl st around bottom of tch of 1st row of Center Strip. Ch 9, working in the following st pattern, stitch *12 rows in pink, 36 rows in silver, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Right Strip. Change colors as for other strips.

Row 1 (RS) Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *v-st in next ch, sk next ch repeat from * across, sl st to top of 1st row of Center Strip – 3 v-sts.

Row 2 Ch 2, sl st in top of next row of Left Strip, turn, v-st in each v-st across, dc in last st, turn.

Row 3 Ch 2, dc in first st, v-st in each v-st across, sl st in top of next row of Left Strip.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

 

Get 2 FREE patterns when you subscribe!

115eb-newsletter2bbutton2bpink

 

Finishing

Fringe

Cut fringe pieces. See my tutorial to make this easy. Each piece needs to be 9” long. Cut 28 fringe pieces from silver and 18 fringe pieces from purple. Silver pieces will be used for Left and Right Strips. Purple pieces will be used for Center Strip.

*Fold one piece of fringe in half, with RS of scarf facing you, insert crochet hook up through the back of scarf so that it sticks out the RS, insert through first st or ch along edge, place fold of fringe piece around hook and pull it through scarf, pull ends of fringe piece through the loop created by the fold, pull ends until snug, skip next st or ch, repeat from * across short edge of scarf. Repeat for second short edge.

Weave in ends. Block. Enjoy!

Plaid scarf free crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

 

Dot-to-dot Cowl, a crochet pattern by April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio ad

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Plaid Scarf Free Crochet Pattern: Stratford Scarf”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s