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Free Crochet Plaid Scarf Pattern, Stratford Scarf

Woman in the woods wearing a crochet plaid scarf in large blocks of pink, gray, and purple over a pale gray t-shirt. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

A crochet plaid scarf pattern

Use join as you go techniques to crochet the blocks of color in this crochet plaid scarf pattern. It’s made in v-stitch worked in columns of colored blocks. Each column is joined to the one before with slip stitches as you work. Video tutorial included!

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What supplies do I need to crochet this plaid scarf?

I used 3 balls of Lana Grossa Lace Lux to crochet the original Stratford Scarf, 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.

One possible substitute that you could choose, though it lacks the shine of the original yarn, is WeCrochet Galileo. It is a sport weight yarn, so also a 2 or fine weight, that is 50/50 Merino Wool and Viscose from Bamboo. You will need 3 balls of each color if you choose this yarn.

In addition to the yarn you will need a size G (4 mm) crochet hook and a tapestry needle. I recommend Furl’s Fiberarts Streamline Resin crochet hooks. These have a thick, ergonomic shape and an in-line hook head, important features to me.

Where can I get this crochet pattern?

This crochet plaid scarf pattern is available free right here in this blog post! Just scroll down for the free version.

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Woman in the woods wearing a crochet plaid scarf in large blocks of pink, gray, and purple over a pale gray t-shirt and jeans. Text on the image reads: Banana Moon Studio.

Stratford Scarf, a Crochet Plaid Scarf Pattern

By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio

Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Finished Measurements: About 8 ΒΌ inches wide x 63 inches long (without fringe)

 Yarn:

Originally I used Lana Grossa Lace Lux (67% Viscose, 33% Virgin Wool; 339 yd; 50 g; yarn weight category: 2/Sport/Fine): #44 pink, #40 silver, and #14 purple; 1 skein each, but this yarn has been discontinued.

As a substitute I recommend WeCrochet Galileo (50% Merino Wool, 50% Viscose from Bamboo; 131 yd; 50 g; yarn weight category: 2/Sport/Fine): 3 balls #27893 Calliope, 3 balls #27894 Galactic, 3 balls #26103 Pearl.

Crochet Hook: G (4 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: 12 sts x 14 rows = About 5 inches 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. For help with joining sections as you go, see my video tutorial here.

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

Note: To change colors, fasten off first color at end of row, begin the next Row 3 repeat with a slip knot of the new color on your hook.

With pink, ch 20.

Row 1 (RS): V-st in 3rd ch from hook (See Stitch Guide), *skip 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 remaining v-st across, dc in last st, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

Including 3 rows already made, work *12 rows in pink, 36 rows in gray, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Left Strip.

Flat photo of a crochet plaid scarf in large blocks of pink, gray, and purple on a cement surface. A white block on the right side of the image includes text that reads: Stratford Scarf. Banana Moon Studio.
Center Strip

With purple, RS facing, sl st around bottom of tch of 1st row of Left Strip, ch 20.

Row 1 (RS): V-st in 3rd ch from hook, *skip next ch, v-st in next ch, repeat from * to last ch, skip 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 remaining v-st across, sl st in top of next row of Left Strip.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

Including 3 rows already made, work *12 rows in purple, 36 rows in pink, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Center Strip.

Right Strip

With pink, RS facing, sl st around bottom of tch of 1st row of Center Strip, ch 9.

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook, *v-st in next ch, skip 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.

Including 3 rows already made, work *12 rows in pink, 36 rows in gray, repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off Right Strip.

Fringe

See my tutorial for an easy method to cut fringe. Cut each piece of fringe 9 inches long. Cut 28 fringe pieces from silver and 18 fringe pieces from purple. Gray 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!

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Happy crocheting,

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