This light crochet scarf pattern has such a feathery softness to it. I think it would really go well with something a little more dressed up or feminine. It looks great in a solid color, but also really shows off a good variegated or multi-colored yarn as well.
The Origin of This Pattern
I really enjoy playing around with my current patterns and working them up in a different weight yarn, just to see how it changes the look and feel. Usually I like to go chunky, since projects work up faster that way (like my Chunky Peek-A-Boo Beanie), but this time I decided to go lighter. I took the repeat I used in the Sand Drift Beanie and Sand Drift Cowl and worked it up into a light crochet scarf pattern.
I couldn’t have been happier with the result! It’s amazing how different a texture can look and feel with that one little change!
The Yarn For This Pattern
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As soon as I felt this yarn in Hobby Lobby, I could not resist it! It is so silky soft! It truly lives up to it’s name: Yarn Bee soft & sleek DK (in linen).
This yarn is smooth and soft and has terrific drape. I chose the linen color to go along with the pattern name, “sand drift,” but it also comes in 15 other color options! It will give any piece a delicate feel and it was exactly what I was hoping for for this pattern!
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- Size 3/ sport weight yarn (I used almost a full skein of Yarn Bee soft & sleek DK in Linen – 478 yards)
- US H/5.00 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
After row 7, my project was 4 inches tall and 6 ½ inches wide. If your measurements are different, you can adjust the size of your hook to better match OR if you are fine with the size you can continue as is. Since this is not a fitted item, the gauge is not extremely important for this pattern.
6 ½’ wide X 60” long (without fringe)
(sl st) slip stitch
(fdc) foundation double crochet
(hdc) half double crochet
(dc) double crochet
(quadtr) quadruple treble (instructions included)
Beginning chain of each row does not count as a stitch (in other words, is not counted when doing your stitch count for each row).
This applies to all chains, no matter the height (chain 1, chain 2, chain 6, etc.).
I tend to crochet tightly. If after the first few rows your project is significantly wider or narrower than 6 ½” you have a different gauge than me. If you are crocheting more loosely than me (project is larger) and you would like to stick to the 6 ½” width, you can move to a smaller hook (or larger if you crochet even more tightly). Some people even need to go down two hook sizes to match my gauge. If you are happy with the width and drape at your own gauge, then feel free to continue as you are.
Length of the project can be easily adjusted by adding or removing some of the repeating rows.
How to crochet the quadruple treble
Yarn over 5 times. Insert hook into the next stitch. Yarn over and pull through the stitch. There should be 7 loops on your hook. Yarn over and pull through the next 2 loops on your hook. Repeat from * to * 5 more times.
Row 1: Fdc 27.
Note: If you prefer not to use a fdc, you can chain 29. Dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and in each chain across (27).
Row 2: Ch 6. Turn. Quadtr in same stitch and in each stitch across (27).
Row 3: Ch 2. Turn. Hdc in the same stitch and in each stitch across (27).
Row 4 – 6: Repeat row 3 (27).
Repeat Rows 2 through 6 until your scarf is the length desired. I continued until I reached about 60”.
2nd to Last Row: After a repeat of row 6, do one more repeat of row 2 (27).
Last Row: Ch 2. Turn. Dc in the same stitch and in each stitch across (27).
Finish off and Weave in ends.
Add fringe to the ends.
You can find a tutorial for adding fringe HERE.
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