This easy crochet scarf pattern has a fun and flirty design! The pop of the bead stitches throughout the scarf add enough interest to make it stand out and feel unique, but are muted enough to make this a classic and simplistic piece. A beautiful accessory for any wardrobe!
The Origin of This Crochet Pattern
I was really in the mood for something with a little pop of texture when I came up with this design.
I wanted it to be something simple and pretty, but with a fun pop!
As I usually do when I have a general idea of what I’m feeling inspired to do, but am not sure what exact stitches will fit the picture in my mind, I pulled out my Stitch Dictionary!
I perused the pages until I found the stitch that fit exactly what I was looking for… the bead stitch!
The Yarn for This Crochet Pattern
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When choosing the yarn for this pattern I really wanted a solid, so that it would really show off the stitches and have a very classic mood to balance out the fun pops of texture.
I decided to look for a solid color in the Red Heart Soft section of Joann’s! Red Heart Soft is one of my go-to favorites because 1) it is as soft as it’s name suggests and 2) it has a beautiful selection of deep, rich colors to choose from!
I ended up going with this beautiful leaf green! Besides green being my favorite color, this exact shade was really giving me the Fall mood I was feeling at the time!
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- 325 Yards Size 4 Yarn (I used Red Heart Soft in Leaf, number includes fringe)
- US J/ 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” swatch of dc stitches = 13.5 dc x 7 rows
6 ¼” x 61” (not including fringe)
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(dc) double crochet
Special stitch: Bead Stitch
How to Crochet the Bead Stitch:
Dc in the next stitch. Yo. Insert hook around the post of the dc just completed (from front right to back). Yo. Pull up a loop. You will have 3 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook around the post again.Yo. Pull up a loop. You will have 5 loops on your hook. Yo and insert hook around the post again.Yo. Pull up a loop. You will have 7 loops on your hook. Yo and pull through all except the last 2 loops on the hook. Yo and pull through the last 2 loops. Skip the next stitch.
This completes the bead stitch. The stitch count for the bead stitch is 2. In this pattern I will always follow up the bead stitch with a double crochet in the next stitch after the bead stitch to keep the shape of the bead stitch. Putting two bead stitches one after another gives a slightly different shape to the stitch. The double crochet placed after the bead stitch is shown in the photo instructions below. However, it is not technically a part of the bead stitch.
Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern, since it is not a fitted item, but it is possibly important in terms of drape and tightness of stitches. If the drape is not how you like it, or the stitches feel too loose or tight, you can adjust the size hook you are using to get the tension your prefer. If you want to match my gauge, I tend to crochet tightly. Some people find they may need to go down as much as two hook sizes to meet my gauge.
Row 1: Fdc 21. Approximately 6.25” inches
Note: If you prefer to use a foundation chain method, chain 23. Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across. (21)
Rows 2 – 109: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same chain. Follow the chart for placement of bead stitches (black squares). Wherever there is not a bead stitch (white squares), place a dc stitch. Each bead stitch is a count of 2 stitches, so two black squares next to each other on the chart represent one bead stitch. This includes the starting dc that creates the base for the stitch and then the next stitch that you skip after the consecutive yarn overs.
The chart shows a repeat of 18 rows. Repeat the 18 rows 6 times to get a total of 109 rows (including the foundation row). Note that on the chart, on even rows you will be turning your work, so follow the chart from left to right on those rows.
Also note that the first row in the chart is labeled row 1, even though technically this will be row 2 since you have already completed the foundation row before starting the chart.
Alternative: If you prefer to select where you put your bead stitches randomly as you go, then there is no need to use the chart. Just remember that each bead stitch requires space for 2 stitches to complete, plus a follow up dc: the initial dc stitch, the skipped stitch and then a follow up dc stitch to stabilize the bead stitch after the skipped stitch.
Row 110: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across. (21)
Finish off and weave in ends.
Add fringe if desired. You can find a tutorial for adding fringe here.
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