Blanket Stitch Scarf
This striped crochet scarf pattern has a simple appeal with just a few stripes scattered throughout! It uses the blanket stitch to create a soft and comfortable fabric that is also beautiful! It is designed to wrap twice as a nice cozy infinity scarf, but you could also make it into a traditional scarf by choosing not to join the the two ends when you’re done.
This project is super simple to complete once you get the blanket stitch down. It is an easy repeat and, besides a few color changes every once in a while, it’s a straight shot til the end. This is a wonderful project to keep you busy in front of the tv or while you’re listening to an audio book!
2022 Giftstravaganza Crochet Along
This pattern is part of the 2022 Giftstravaganza Crochet Along! This CAL runs from until December 4th, 2022. Each day a new, free pattern is released by a different designer. On the day of each release, you will have a chance to download the PDF version of that days pattern for free. There is also the opportunity to win prizes. You can find all the details of the Crochet Along HERE!
The Blanket Stitch
I’ve been wanting to learn the blanket stitch for a while now. It fascinated me that there was a stitch named after an actual item that you can make, a ‘blanket.’
I wonder, how did it get this name? Was it because it was just extra pretty for a blanket? Or extra convenient for a blanket?
Whatever the reason, I really wanted to try it out. The texture looked super cozy (maybe that’s why it got the name?) and unique and interesting as well. However, I am not a big blanket person. I am not a patient crocheter and I feel dread if I even think about making a blanket (just making this blanket scarf took me an entire year! imagine laugh/cry emoji here!).
So, when I was thinking about what I could make with the blanket stitch, rather than design a blanket, I decided I would design a scarf instead. I didn’t want it to be just a plain scarf though, so I decided to add in a few subtle stripes here and there. I have a special affinity for stripes (no idea why), so it made sense. The stripes created with this stitch make a fun little bobbled texture that I like too. It feels like “just enough” interest without becoming too over whelming and “stripey.”
I am very pleased with how this striped crochet scarf pattern turned out! The texture, stripes and colors turned out just right!
Lion Brand Re-Spun Yarn
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I am a sucker for a new yarn. So when I saw the Lion Brand Re-Spun yarn on the shelves this year, I jumped on the chance to try it out. The deep earthy tones of this particular yarn seemed well suited for a project with a rich texture and just a few small color changes.
Re-Spun yarn is a sustainable yarn made from 100% recycled plastics! I’m pretty impressed that plastics can be turned into this beautiful fabric! It is quite soft and silky to the touch. I would not say it is as soft as a high quality acrylic yarn, but it is quite nice. It even has a little bit of a halo effect that adds to the fuzzy factor.
This is a size 4/ medium weight yarn, but I would say it feels a little on the thinner side for a size 4.
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- 613 yards Size 4 Yarn in main color (I used Lion Brand Re-Spun in Deep Denim)
- 60 yards Size 4 Yarn in accent color (I used Lion Brand Re-Spun in Whipped Cream)
- US J/ 6.0 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle
4” x 4” swatch of blanket stitch as directed in the pattern = 12 rows x 5 blanket stitch clusters
10” wide x 56” long
(sl st) slip stitch
(sc) single crochet
(dc) double crochet
Chain 2 at the start of a row does count as a stitch.
Gauge is not terribly important for this pattern since it is not a fitted item. However, if you want to match my gauge, be aware that I tend to crochet tightly. Some people find they even need to go down two hook sizes to meet my gauge. You may prefer to choose your hook size to achieve the drape you like, as opposed to an exact size.
To resize the width of this pattern, simply add or remove a multiple of 3 from the initial chain count. To resize the length, simply add or remove rows from the length of the scarf. However, if you are connecting the two ends of the scarf to create an infinity scarf, you might want to make sure to end on a repeat that keeps the stripes at an even distance from each other.
The final length chosen for this pattern was chosen in order to create an infinity scarf that is long enough to wrap twice and still have a slightly loose, comfortable fit.
The stitch pattern used in this project is called the ‘blanket stitch.’ The blanket stitch is essentially 1 single crochet and 2 double crochet placed in the same stitch. For counting purposes, we will count these blanket stitch “clusters” rather than each individual stitch.
In Color A, chain 42 (or any multiple of 3).
Row 1: Place 2 dc in the third chain from the hook. Skip 2. *In the next stitch, place [1 sc, 2 dc]. Skip 2.* Repeat from * to * across. Place a sc in the final chain. (13 clusters).
Row 2: Chain 2 and turn. Place 2 dc in the same st. Skip the next 2 dc. *In the sc, place [1 sc, 2 dc]. Skip the next 2 dc.* Repeat from * to * across. Place a sc in the starting ch 2 from the previous row. (13 clusters)
Rows 3 – 24: Repeat row 2.
Row 25: Switch to color B and Repeat row 2.
Rows 26 – 28: Switch to color A and repeat row 2.
Row 29: Switch to color B and repeat row 2.
Rows 30 – 32: Switch to color A and repeat row 2.
Row 33: Switch to color B and repeat row 2.
Rows 34 – 58: Switch to color A and repeat row 2.
Rows 59 – 67: Repeat rows 25 – 33 for the striping. [If it’s easier to remember, just do (1 row color B, then 3 rows color A) x 2, then a final row in color B]
Note: This completes two repetitions of our color change pattern (long solid section, followed by striped section). You will notice that the last long section of blue rows (color A) between the two white (color B) striping sections is 25 rows. This is different than the starting section of 24 blue (color A) rows. This is to allow space to add one more blue (color A) row at the end of the project and connect it to the first row, resulting in all long sections of Color A being 25 rows.
The spacing of the stripes is intentionally done so that all the Color B rows will face the same direction. If you notice one of your stripes facing the wrong direction, you may want to recount your rows.
Rows 68 – 169: You will now repeat rows 34 – 67 three more times.
Final row 170: Switch to color A. Repeat row 2.
At this point my scarf was 56” long. This allows for a nice loose double wrap of the scarf. You can always add or remove sections to adjust the length to your personal preference.
Finish off and leave a long tail. Use the tail and a yarn needle to whip stitch the two ends of the scarf together. Tie a knot to secure and weave in all your ends.
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.
it almost has a Nautical or Preppy look! very smart and stylish!