This color block scarf pattern is the perfect project for when you have more than one yarn color that you want to use together! The beautiful texture of the stitches would also be lovely in one solid color, all you have to do is skip where the pattern instructs you to change colors. Either way, you can’t lose!
The Origin of This Crochet Pattern
I designed this color block scarf specifically to match my Huckleberry Beanie pattern. I love a good matching set, so whenever I can pull off a pair, I like to make that available.
Also, side note, if you sell crocheted items at craft fairs or holiday markets, people love to buy matching sets. It makes a really impressive gift and when I sold at markets I had a lot of people who looked for that.
As I mentioned in my Huckleberry Beanie post, the color block idea for this set originally came about because of the yarn specifically. I ran across these colors in Michael’s and just had to use them together!
The Yarn for this Color Block Scarf
The yarn for this pattern is Loops & Threads Creme Cotton yarn. It is 87% cotton and 13% nylon. Cotton is not normally my first pick for a wearable item, but this blend was on the softer side and I really just couldn’t pass up the colors.
The colors I was so enamored with were pumpkin, deep teal and light gray. It felt like a beautiful combo for Fall. There were also some other really pretty options like mustard, deep orchid and mid gray.
This yarn was a size 4 weight, but it was a little on the thinner side for a size 4. If you choose to use a more robust size 4, your scarf might have a little less drape and be a little chunkier.
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- Size 4 Yarn in 3 colors:
I used Loops & Threads Crème Cotton in the following colors (yardage does not include fringe):
* Deep Teal – 116 yards
* Pumpkin – 116 yards
* Light Grey – 116 yards
- US I/ 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4” swatch of sc stitches = 17 rows x 14 ½ stitches
5 ¼” wide and 73” long
Stitches & Abbreviations Used:
(yo) yarn over
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
Special stitch: Bean Stitch
[ ] brackets indicate that stitches listed within the brackets should all be placed in the same stitch
How to Crochet the Bean Stitch:
How to Crochet the Bean Stitch:
Insert hook. Yo and pull through the stitch. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 4 loops on your hook. Yo. Insert hook in the same stitch. Yo and pull up a loop. You will have 6 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all 6 loops on your hook. Chain 1 to finish off the stitch.
Note regarding counting the bean stitch: since the ch 1 to finish it off is part of the bean stitch, do not count it as a separate stitch.
Beginning chain of each row/round only counts as a stitch when noted in the pattern.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern since it is not a fitted item. However, just for reference, I tend to crochet tightly. If you feel like your stitches are too loose or too tight, feel free to adjust your crochet hook to get the drape you like. Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
Important: When instructed to place a ch 1 after a bean stitch, this is in addition to the chain 1 that is the last step of the bean stitch itself. So, bean stitch (including ch 1 to finish it off), plus a chain 1.
Note that the yarn used for the development of this pattern was a weight 4, but the yarn was on the lighter side for a weight 4. If you use a slightly chunkier size 4, your stitches may be a little more bulky.
Starting with Color 1, ch 20.
Note: To change the width of your scarf, just chain any odd number, plus 1.
Row 1: Sc in the 2nd chain from the hook. Sk the next chain. *Place a [sc, ch 1, sc] in the next chain. Sk the next chain.* Repeat from * to *. Sc in the last chain. (26)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch and a ch 1). Turn. Sk the first 2 sc. *In the ch sp, place a bean stitch. Ch 1. Sk the next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the last st. (19)
Row 3: Ch 1. Turn. Sc in the same stitch. Sk the ch 1. *In eye of the bean stitch, place [sc, ch 1, sc]. Sk ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across. At the end of the row, sc in the 2nd chain of the turning chain. (26)
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as a stitch and a ch 1). Turn. Sk the first 2 sc. *In the ch sp, place a bean stitch. Ch 1. Sk the next 2 sc.* Repeat from * to * across. Dc in the last st. (19)
Rows 5 – 16: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. At the end of Row 16, switch to color 2.
If you have never changed colors in a project before, check out this video on how to change colors.
Rows 17 – 32: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. At the end of Row 32, switch to color 3.
Rows 33 – 48: Repeat Rows 3 & 4. At the end of Row 48, switch back to color 1.
For the remainder of the project, continue to repeat Rows 3 & 4, changing colors every 16 rows. I completed a total of 192 rows, which resulted in a total length of 73”and 12 color block sections (4 of each color).
Finish off and weave in your ends.
Optional: Add fringe. If you have never added fringe to a project, you can find a tutorial on how to add 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.