There’s just something about a nice, airy summer triangle scarf! You can wear it over your shoulders on a chilly summer evening, or wrapped around your hips as a swim cover up! And then in the colder months, you don’t have to put it away! You can wrap it around your neck all fall and winter!
This particular crochet summer scarf pattern uses a stitch that is a little off set. So, each alternating row has a bit of a slant in the opposite direction from the last. It gives it a unique and attractive design, reminiscent of the veins of a leaf!
The Origin of This Pattern
I was in the mood to create a triangle scarf, but wasn’t sure what stitch I wanted to use. I wanted to try something besides the traditional granny stitch, but use a similar construction.
So, I experimented with some stitch combinations until I landed on this one. I don’t know if it has an official name, but I like the slanted look it gives the rows, while also creating an airy, summer fabric!
The Yarn For This Pattern
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I was so excited to use Loops & Threads Flecks yarn for this project. It was a new yarn that I found on the shelves this Spring. It was very unique. It looks a bit like a tweed, but much more sleek and with fun, vibrant colors.
Unfortunately, the yarn was only available for a short time and is now discontinued! I will be on the look out for a good substitution and will let you know if I find one!
In the meantime, any pretty size 4 yarn will work for this pattern, which gives you lots of options. If you decide to use the project for a swim coverup, I would suggest picking a cotton or cotton blend yarn.
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- 590 yards Size 4 Yarn (I used 1 full skein of Loops & Threads Flecks, in Yellow)
- US I/ 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
4” x 4” swatch of dc = 14 dc stitches x 8 ½ rows
48“ wide x 25” tall
Note: This sizing is on the smaller side for a triangle scarf, for the purpose of using only one skein of this particular yarn. However, if you prefer a more oversized scarf, you will want to plan on using more yarn and completing more rows.
(dc) double crochet
(tr) treble crochet
(sp st) Special Stitch
How to Crochet the Special Stitch
Complete one dc in the next stitch. Complete another dc, but instead of placing it in the next stitch, crochet it around the post of the previous dc (inserting the hook from the front to the back).
Beginning chain of each row DOES count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern (other than estimating how far you will get with the yarn you have) since you can just continue the repeats until you have the size you want. However, just for reference, I tend to crochet tightly. So, if you find your stitches are much tighter or looser than you would like, you may want to start over with a different hook size.
When counting your stitches, each Special Stitch will count as 2 stitches (since it is essentially 2 dc).
As your scarf grows, you may notice the long, straight edge may have a slight bump at the center where you started row 1. As you move along in the project, the ends of this long edge will tip up slightly, creating a slight wing shape to the piece. However, this should be very minimal and easy to straighten out when laying flat. If you begin to have more of a mountain shape and it is not easily straightened when laid flat, you may have an error.
Row 1: Chain 3. Sp st in the 1st chain (3rd chain from the hook). Ch 3. Sp st in the same chain. Dc in the same chain. (9, counting the starting chain).
You will want to place a stitch marker around the chain 3 space to keep track of the “center” of the triangle. Move the stitch marker to the corresponding chain 3 space with each new row.
Row 2: Ch 3 and turn. Sp st in the same stitch. Ch 2. In the ch 3 space, place [1 SpSt, ch 3, 1 SpSt]. Ch 2. Sp st in the last stitch of the row. Tr around the starting chain from the beginning of the previous row. (17)
Row 3: Ch 3 and turn. Sp st in the same stitch. Ch 2. In the next ch 2 space, place [1 SpSt, ch 2]. In the ch 3 space, place [1 SpSt, ch 3, 1 SpSt]. Ch 2. In the ch 2 space, place [1 SpSt, ch 2]. In the last stitch of the row, place 1 sp st. Tr around the ch 3 from the beginning of the previous row (25).
Row 4 +: Ch 3 and turn. Sp st in the same stitch. Ch 2. In each ch 2 space along this edge, place [1 SpSt, ch 2]. At the center ch 3 space, place [1 SpSt, ch 3, 1 SpSt]. Ch 2. In each ch 2 space along the next edge, place [1 SpSt, ch 2]. In the last stitch of the row, place 1 sp st. Tr around the ch 3 from the beginning of the previous row (Each row should increase by 8 stitches)
Continue with this repeat until your scarf is the size that you would like. My scarf ended up with 35 rows.
You may find the long edge of your scarf has a small point (where you started row 1). However, this should be minor enough to straighten out manually when laying it flat, or with blocking if desired. To further improve this line, you can also crochet one row of single crochets along that long edge. This will also create a more finished look for the whole piece.
If you would like to smooth out the long edge of the scarf, follow these instructions after completing your final row: Chain 1. Place 3 sc in each treble crochet and 2 sc in each chain 3 across the top edge (crochet completely around the stitches/chains, as opposed to inserting your hook through the chains). After the final stitch, finish off and weave in ends.
I used one full skein of Loops & Threads Flecks (590 yards) and ended up with 35 rows. This is a smaller size scarf. If you prefer your triangle scarf a little oversized, you will want to use more yarn and keep going.
Feel free to add tassels or fringe to your scarf! Here are tutorials for each technique if you need them:
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