This asymmetrical scarf pattern is an easy project once you get the simple repeat down. It creates a wonderfully textured fabric with just enough weight to keep your shoulders warm! A beautiful Fall accessory!
The Origin of This Pattern
This pattern started with the yarn! I found this beautiful colorway last Spring and could not pass it up! Even though it was Spring, this was the most beautiful Fall-colored yarn I had ever seen. I bought it, despite it being the wrong season, and tucked it away for Fall.
Once Summer started to dwindle, I knew it was time to pull it out! But I needed a pattern! There was one type of scarf I had not tried yet – an asymmetrical scarf. I thought it would be a good fit for this self-striping yarn.
I opted to use my favorite stitch of the year! If you enjoy it in this pattern, here are some other patterns that I have created with it: Mossy Cobblestone Beanie, Mossy Cobblestone Cowl, Spring’s Arrival Headband, Spring’s Arrival Scarf and the Knotted Strap Bag.
The Yarn For This Pattern
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This beautiful colorway that I used is Lion Brand Cupcake Yarn in Apple Picking. Unfortunately, I found out soon after creating this pattern that the line had been discontinued. I was so sad, because it is quite beautiful!
You might be able to find a few of these around on the internet, however I also reached out to Lion Brand to see if they had any suggestions for similar colorways. Here were some of their suggestions:
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Gauge is not particularly important in this pattern since you can just continue the pattern until it is the size you like. Drape might be the bigger issue. If you find the drape feels too stiff or too loose for your liking, you can start again with a smaller or larger hook.
For comparison, at row 9 my piece was 4 inches tall (10 cm ) and 2 ½ “ (6.5 cm) wide across the top of the row.
37” (94 cm) along top edge x 66” (1.7 m) along straight side edge
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(dc) double crochet
(yo) yarn over
Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch.
I tend to crochet tightly. If you want to meet gauge (though as noted in gauge section above, it is not crucial) and you find you are crocheting more loosely than me you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
In the stitch sequence used in this pattern, there is often a yarn over and pull through prior to completing a double crochet. When this occurs, you will have an extra loop on your hook as you begin the double crochet. On your final yarn over and pull through of the double crochet stitch, you will still have that extra loop on your hook. Instead of pulling through 2 loops to finish off the double crochet (as in a regular double crochet stitch), you will pull through all 3 loops.
You may find a VIDEO OF THE STITCH being used in this pattern helpful.
Row 1: Ch 2. Dc in the first chain. Ch 1. Insert hook into the same chain. Yo and pull up a loop. Dc in the same chain (note: As you complete your dc, since you have an extra loop on your hook, on your final yo and pull through, you will pull through 3 loops). (3)
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Ch 1. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. Skip the ch 1. Dc in the last stitch of the row (dc from previous row). Ch 1. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. Dc in the same stitch. (5)
Row 3: Ch 2.Turn. Dc in the same stitch. *Ch 1. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. Sk the next stitch. Dc in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to *. (5)
Row 4: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. *Ch 1. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. Sk the next stitch. Dc in the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * to the end of the row. After placing a dc in the last stitch of the row, in order to increase the length of the row, we will place one more repeat in this same stitch: Ch 1. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. Dc in the same stitch again. (7)
Rows 5 – 148: Repeat Rows 3 and 4.
NOTE: Each even row will increase by two stitches (by adding a second repeat in the last dc of the row). Each odd row should stay the same as the previous row (by ending the last repeat with 1 dc in the last stitch of the row and not doing an additional repeat in that stitch again). This will result in one side of the scarf remaining straight, and one side increasing at a diagonal slant (see photo above and below).
After your final row, finish off and weave in ends.
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