Free Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern: Chelsea Scarf
A triangle scarf crochet pattern
Chelsea Scarf is a free, easy triangle scarf crochet pattern! The scarf is made with just one skein of hand dyed sock yarn, so it’s a great choice for that beautiful skein you picked up at your last show, festival, or yarn crawl!
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What materials will I need to crochet this scarf?
I made this scarf with just one skein of 80/20 Fingering in color Daydream from indie dyer A Chick That Knitz. You can use any sock yarn you like, but you’ll need a full 400 yds of fingering or sock weight yarn for this scarf.
You will also need a size G or (4 mm) crochet hook. My favorite crochet hooks are the Streamline resin hooks from Furl’s Fiberarts. These feature a thick, ergonomic handle and an in-line hook shape.
Also, you will need a tapestry needle for weaving in your ends.
How do you crochet a simple triangle?
As with most simple shapes, there are a lot of different ways that you could crochet a simple triangle.
In this crochet pattern, the edges of the triangle are stair-stepped because of the method used to increase and decrease the edges. For the first half of the scarf you will make a small chain at the beginning of every odd-numbered row and work a few stitches into those chains before working into the stitches of the previous row. This allows you to add two stitches at the start of every other row, making one of the angled sides of the triangle.
For the second half of the scarf you will leave the last few stitches of each even-numbered row unworked, allowing you to angle back from the center point to make the other angled side. The third side of the triangle remains the same throughout.
Where can I get this triangle scarf crochet pattern?
The Chelsea Scarf crochet pattern is free right here in this post. Just scroll down for that.
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Chelsea Scarf, a Free Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern
By April Garwood of Banana Moon Studio
As with all my patterns, please do not make paper or digital copies for others. Instead, please direct them to my website to get their own. Thank you!
Difficulty Level: Easy
Finished Measurements: 48 inches wide x 18 inches tall.
Yarn: A Chick That Knitz 80/20 Fingering (80% Merino Wool, 20% Nylon; 400 yds; 100 g; yarn weight category: 1/superfine): 1 skein in color Daydream.
Crochet Hook: G (4.25 mm), or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Yarn needle
Gauge: 20 sts x 10 rows = 4 inches in dc.
The scarf is worked from one side to the other, mostly in double crochet. There are a few rows after the center-point that are worked like the open squares of filet lace. The “edging” of the scarf is worked as you go, and provides the shaping of the scarf as well.
This pattern is worked in standard US terms. For help with abbreviations, get my free, printable crochet abbreviations list here.
Get video tutorials and written instructions for all of the basic crochet stitches here.
To learn how to properly fasten off and weave in ends, see my post here.
Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (ch 2 does not count as a st), dc in each rem ch – 5 sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Row 3: Ch 4, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, dc in each st across – 7 sts.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Row 5: Ch 6, dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next 3 chs, dc in each st across – 11 sts.
Rows 6-57: *Repeat Rows 2-5, repeat from * 12 times – 89 sts.
Rows 58-59: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Row 60: Ch 2, dc in each st to last 4 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 85 sts.
Row 61: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Row 62: Ch 2, dc in each st to last 2 sts, turn. leaving rem sts unworked – 83 sts.
Row 63: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Rows 64-65: Repeat Rows 60-61 – 79 sts.
Row 66: Ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, repeat from * to last 2 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 39 sts.
Row 67: Ch 2, dc in first st, *ch 1, sk nex ch sp, dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.
Row 68: Ch 2, dc in first st, *dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, repeat from * to last 2 sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 73 sts.
Row 69: Ch 2, dc in each st across.
Rows 70-73: Repeat Rows 66-69 – 67 sts.
Rows 74-77: Repeat Rows 62-63, Repeat Rows 60-61 – 61 sts.
Rows 78-81: Repeat Rows 66-69 – 55 sts.
Rows 82-83: Repeat Rows 62-63 – 53 sts.
Rows 84-115: *Repeat Rows 60-63, repeat from * 7 times – 5 sts. Fasten off.
You will need to block this scarf. Put the scarf in a small tub of water for about 15 minutes. Then gently squeeze out some water with your hands. Then roll it up inside a towel and press out more water. Next, lay it out on a blocking board or other large, flat, absorbent surface. Arrange the scarf so that the jagged edge is flat, so that the openwork rows are opened up, the top edge is straight, and the rows are all straight. Allow to dry. Lastly, weave in your ends. Finished!
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