Crochet Scarf Pattern // Peek-A-Boo Scarf

If you liked the Peek-A-Boo Beanie Pattern I released last month, you will love this matching scarf! The alternating rows of crocheting in the 3rd loop and the seed stitch are a perfect contrasting pair.

The Origin of This Pattern

When I decided to make a scarf to match the Peek-A-Boo Beanie, I considered making a cowl (which I may still do!), but for some reason a long, full scarf just felt like it would really show off the texture of these stitches.  I made the design extra long in order to really make this a bold statement piece. The total length at pattern gauge (not including fringe) is about 5 1/2 feet! That’s taller than me!

The pattern is a little unconventional in that, in order to achieve the knit look of the crochet in the 3rd loop rows without working in the round, the instructions call for you to finish off after each 3rd loop row and connect back up at the beginning of the row. It’s a little tedious, but well worth it for the final effect. And thankfully all those ends can easily be incorporated into the fringe, making for less weaving in!



The Yarn For This Pattern

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For this crochet scarf pattern I chose to use the same yarn I used for the matching hat, Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue. I am an absolute sucker for a super soft yarn, so this was an instant favorite of mine. But what I also love about Caron Simply Soft is the pretty sheen that it has. It makes it an excellent choice for showing off anything with a beautiful texture. And this pattern has a lot of texture! I am very happy with how it turned out!

The Pattern

If  you would like to purchase an inexpensive, ad-free pdf version of this crochet scarf pattern, you can find it here at my Etsy shop.

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Materials:

Size 4/ medium weight Yarn; 435-475 yards (I used Caron Simply Soft in Country Blue)
US I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Gauge:

1″ = 4 hdc

Stitches Used:
(sl st) slip stitch
(fhdc) foundation half double crochet 

(sc) single crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(dc) double crochet
technique: crocheting in the 3rd loop

Note: Starting chains do not count as a stitch in this pattern. In other words, the Ch 1 or Ch 2 at the beginning of the row is not included in the stitch count for the row.




Row 1: Fhdc 250. Finish off. (250) Note: If you plan to add fringe there is no need to weave in the tail, as this can be incorporated into the fringe.

Row 2: Attach yarn to the first stitch of the foundation row. (In other words, you are not turning and going back the other direction to the beginning of row 1. Instead you are jumping back to the beginning of row 1.) Ch 1. Hdc in the third loop only (see photo below) of the same stitch and all stitches across. Finish off. (250)

Row 3: Repeat row 2, except that you attach to the first stitch of Row 2 (rather than the foundation row). (250)

Row 4: Attach yarn to the first stitch of the last row. Ch 2. (Note: this row will also be done in the 3rd loop only) Dc in the same stitch. Sc in the next stitch. *Dc in next stitch. Sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. (250)

Row 5: Ch 2. Turn. (Note: this loop will no longer be done in the 3rd loop) Dc in the same stitch. Sc in the next stitch. *Dc in next stitch. Sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. (250)

Note: For rows 5 through 8, taller stitches will be placed in the shorter stitches of the previous row and vice versa. So, Dc will be placed in the Sc of the previous row and then the Sc will be placed in the Dc of the previous row.

Row 6: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Sc in the next stitch. *Dc in next stitch. Sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. (250)

Row 7: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Sc in the next stitch. *Dc in next stitch. Sc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. (250)

Row 8: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Hdc in the next stitch. *Dc in next stitch. Hdc in next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across. Finish off (250)

Row 9: Attach yarn to the first stitch of Row 8. Ch 1. Hdc in the third loop only of the same stitch and all stitches across. Note: the 3rd loop will have a slightly different placement, depending on whether it is a hdc or dc that is crocheted into. (See photo below.) Finish off. (250)

3rd loop crochet in dc

Row 10: Attach yarn to the first stitch of row 9. Ch 1. Hdc in the third loop only of the same stitch and all stitches across. Finish off. (250)

Rows 11 – 17: Repeat Rows 4-10 (250).

Row 18: Attach yarn to the first stitch of the last row. Ch 1. Hdc in the third loop only of the same stitch and all stitches across. Finish off. (250)

The two ends of the scarf will look un-even from the finishing off and joining so many times. But this will be hidden by the fringe. Add the fringe and if you have not weaved in your ends you can incorporate them in the fringe.

You can find a step by step tutorial for adding fringe, as well as hiding tails in the fringe, HERE:

Note: Feel free to sell finished products made with this pattern. If finished products are posted online, please include a reference/credit to this pattern. Do not distribute or claim the pattern as your own, or alter and use my photos to market your finished products.

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2 thoughts on “Crochet Scarf Pattern // Peek-A-Boo Scarf”

    1. Hi Lori! It is 5 inches wide if you stop where the pattern stops. However, it is very easy to just continue the repeats if you like it wider. If you look on the Ravelry page you can see several examples in the Projects of people who have done that 🙂

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