This easy asymmetrical crochet scarf pattern is as beginner friendly as it can get! The entire pattern is made up of only double crochet stitches! If you are still a little bit of a newbie at crochet, but you want to try your hand at an asymmetrical scarf design, this is the pattern for you!
What is an asymmetrical scarf?
When something is symmetrical, it means that it is the same on both sides. For example, with a traditional triangle scarf, if you were to draw an imaginary line down the center of the triangle, culminating at the point, both halves would be exactly the same size and shape.
Asymmetrical means that something is NOT the same or equal on both sides. One side is different than the other. If you were to draw a line down the middle of the scarf at the point, one side would be completely different than the other. Usually one side is shorter and wider, and the other is longer and narrower. It almost feels a little lopsided.
How to make an asymmetrical scarf
To make a symmetrical scarf, you typically start working at the center point and construct in a back and forth manner, adding an additional stitch to the end of each row so that it grows in width as you work. Since you add a stitch on every row, it is the same on the left and right side.
To make the asymmetrical scarf, you will not start at the center point, but rather on one of the side corners. You will add stitches at the end of rows to grow in width, but only on every other row (rather than both). This causes one side of the work to grow in width, while the other stays the same.
Star = The point of the scarf
The Yarn for This Scarf
For this particular project, I started with the yarn. The Lion Brand Scarfie Lite yarn is a new variation of Lion Brand’s original Scarfie yarn. The original Scarfie yarn is a size 5, wool/acrylic blend with a self striping ombre colorway. I was often tempted to use it for the beautiful color options, but I am very sensitive to wool and did not find it comfortable enough to work with.
When the Scarfie Lite came out, it sparked my interest. I was again drawn to the colors, but also noticed that, in addition to it being a lighter weight yarn (size 4), the lite yarn had a halo effect that was different from the original. I watched a few reviews of it that noted the Lite version was softer than the original. It turns out there is still wool in the Scarfie Lite yarn, but the wool content goes down from 20% in the original to 7% in the Lite. There is also an addition of poly and nylon to the mix. This was enough to convince me to give it a try!
Once I got some skeins in my hands I was able to confirm that it is indeed much softer than the original Scarfie yarn. You can still tell that there is some wool in it and, for the most sensitive people it may still be too irritating, but overall it is a big improvement as far as softness.
This was my first time using a yarn with a halo effect and I wasn’t quite sure what style and stitch would show it off the best. In the end, I decided to go with a super basic pattern in order to let the yarn shine, rather than the stitches. The halo effect, along with the beautiful colors of the yarn convinced me to keep it simple and see how it turned out.
I was very pleased. The scarf turned out light and squishy and the simple design really let’s you see the beauty of this unique yarn. Whether you picked up a skein of this yarn too and want a simple way to use it, or if you’re here because you’re just starting out and looking for a beginner pattern, this design is a great choice!
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- 698 Yards Size 4 Yarn (I used Scarfie Lite in Earl Grey)
- US J / 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4 “ swatch = 13 stitches x 9 rows
71” wide x 23” tall
(dc) double crochet
Beginning chain of each round does not count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern since it is not a fitted item. However, just for reference, I tend to crochet tightly. Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge. If you feel you are crocheting too tightly or too loosely, feel free to start over with a smaller or larger hook.
Row 1: Ch 3. Place 2 dc in the 3rd chain from the hook (first chain of chain 3). (2)
Row 2: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Place 2 dc in the last stitch. (3)
Row 3: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (3)
Row 4: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Dc in the next stitch. Place 2 dc in the last stitch. (4)
Row 5: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (4)
Row 6: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch. Dc in each of the next 2 stitches. Place 2 dc in the last stitch. (5)
Row 7: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (5)
Continue each row in the pattern you can see developing so far. For odd rows, place 1 dc in each stitch. These rows will maintain the same number of stitches as the previous row.
Even rows will be an increase row, placing 1 dc in each stitch and 2 dc in the final stitch of the row. This will result in an increase specifically on one side (so that one side is straight and one side increases diagonally). Each even row should increase by one number from the previous row.
Continue until your scarf is the length you prefer, or until you run out of yarn! Finish off and weave in your ends.
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