The Ruthie Scarf
This version of the half granny square triangle scarf uses alternating Double Crochet and Extended Bobble Stitch rows to create a more 3 dimensional texture. The result is a warm, cozy crochet triangle scarf with eye catching depth. Finishing off with some chunky tassels makes it a great statement piece for any fall or winter outfit!
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– roughly 450 yards of worsted weight yarn, depending on the preferred finished size (I used about 1 and 3/4 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland in Grand Canyon)
– US I/9 5.5 mm hook
– Yarn needle for weaving in ends
(sl st) slip stitch
(dc) double crochet
(ebo) extended bobble
How to crochet the Extended Bobble Stitch
YO and insert the hook into the next instructed stitch or chain space. YO and pull through the stitch or chain space. YO and pull through 2 loops. YO again and pull through only 1 loop (this should leave 2 loops on the hook). *YO and insert hook into the same stitch/chain space. YO and pull through the stitch/chain space. YO and pull through 2 loops. YO again and pull through only 1 loop* (this will leave 3 loops on the hook). Repeat from * to * 3 more times, each time adding another loop remaining on the hook. There should now be 6 loops on the hook. YO and pull through all 6 loops. Ch 1 to finish off the stitch.
Row 1: Ch 4. 2 DC in the first chain. Ch 2. 3 DC in the same first chain.
Row 2: Ch 3. Turn. In the same stitch, complete an Extended Bobble Stitch as follows (this will be slightly different than the directions above for the EBO, as it is the first stitch of the row and has to incorporate the chain 3. All other EBOs in the row will follow the directions located before Row 1 directions above): *YO and insert hook into the same stitch. YO and pull through the stitch. YO and pull through 2 loops. YO again and pull through only 1 loop* (this will leave 2 loops on the hook). Repeat from * to * 3 more times, each time adding another loop remaining on the hook. There should now be 5 loops on the hook. YO and pull through all 5 loops. Ch 1 to finish off the ebo. Ch 1. Ebo (directions above row 1 instructions) in the Ch 2 space. Ch 2. Ebo in the same Ch 2 space. Ch 1. Ebo into the last stitch of the row. Sl St into the last dc of the ebo that you just completed.
Row 3: Ch 3. Turn. 2 DC in the same stitch. Ch 1. 3 DC in the next Ch 1 space. Ch 1. 3 DC in the Ch 2 space. Ch 2. 3 DC in the same Ch 2 space. Ch 1. 3 DC in the next Ch 1 space. Ch 1. 3 DC in the last chain of the first ebo of the previous row.
Remaining rows: Repeat rows 2 and 3, putting 3 DC or 1 ebo in each Ch1 space around until the size you prefer is achieved. Following the instructions for rows 2 and 3 will automatically increase the size of the project by adding the additional stitch into the first and last stitch of each row. Be sure to continue to make 2 DC or ebo stitches in the chain 2 space at the “point” of the shawl, with a Ch 2 in between them each time you go through the row (as opposed to the Ch 1 between all the other stitches of the row). This is what creates the “point” shape. It can be helpful to mark the “point” with a safety pin or stitch marker so you don’t lose track of it. My finished shawl was a total of 37 rows. For a more finished look, be sure to end the work after completing a repetition of Row 3 (a double chain row, rather than an ebo row).
If desired, you can add tassels, fringe, or other decoration. You can find instructions for creating tassels like those pictured in this pattern HERE.
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In row 2, after ch 3 and turn, where does the hook go to start the EBO. Sorry, but this is my first real pattern.
Excellent question! I really should have specified that! It goes in the same stitch that your chain 3 extends from. Thanks for your question. I will edit the pattern to make that more clear!
I was wondering the same thing.
Thanks, I’ll give it a try.
I have been working on this however I am on my 3rd Skien of Heartland yarn and it still isn’t up to 37 rows any idea what I’m doing wrong? I am looking at it and all looks like your picture.Thanks for the info.
It’s possible you have a naturally tighter stitch than mine, which would use more yarn, but it could be something else. Feel free to email me a picture if you want me to take a look at it: [email protected].
What a beautiful scarf. I am new to crocheting and would like to try this. Is there a video to help me understand this extended bobble stitch or a video tutorial for this scarf inparticular? Any help would be great! Thank you.
Hi Vonnie! I am so glad you like the scarf and are exploring the wonderful world of crochet! Unfortunately I do not have a video tutorial for this stitch or the scarf at this time. The extended bobble stitch is very similar to the regular bobble stitch (for which there are many tutorials out there), with just one extra yarn over step. If you have a difficult time with the stitch and the photos are not enough, feel free to message me (caabcrochet @outlook.com) and I will do my best to help! 🙂
I’m not amazing at crocheting and I have fallen in love with this scarf. I’m on my 20th row and I’m finding that it’s looking more like a diamond than a triangle … does that happen? Am I missing something?
Hi Cheri! So glad you love the scarf! There are a few possibilities. 1) Are you adding a last EBO or 3 DC in the very last stitch/chain of each row AND after turning for each new row, are you adding the EBO or 3 DC directly into the same stitch as the chain 3? My row 20 has 20 EBOs, so if you have the same count, then this is not your issue. 2) It could also be that you are not adding your last EBO or 3 DC of the row in the very last stitch/chain of the row, but just a little further inward. That is why there is that last sl st at the end of row 2… to get that first stitch of the next row as far out as possible to avoid the diamond shape. I hope that makes sense! Feel free to ask more questions, or send a pic to [email protected]. All that being said, my finished product still does have a tiny bit of a point at the top center where the project started, but it is not too noticeable. I know of one other crocheter who went ahead and single crocheted around the whole thing once or twice when she was done to smooth this out.
In row 2 it says to do an ebo in the chain 2 space but I’m not sure where exactly the chain 2 spot is?
Hi Megan! The chain 2 space is the exact middle of your row, where you did 2 chains inbetween the 2 sets of double crochets in row 1. This chain 2 will always be in the center of the row and will be the “point” of the scarf. I hope that helps!
Hi! I’m loving this scarf so far (I’m doing Heartland in their purple shade and it’s gorgeous!) but I just wanted to make sure I’m doing one part right.
After every single extended bobble, you chain 1 to finish the stitch, THEN do the chain 1 or 2 for in between the stitches, correct? I just want to make sure I’m not adding any extra chains or something!
Yes, you are doing it right! 🙂 So glad you are loving it!
Thank you so much for this pattern! I love it!
Thank you! So glad you like it! ?
Hi. Would this work with less of a thick yarn for a more draped look for the spring?
Hi Carol, I think this would work well with a thinner yarn. I would love to see a picture of how it turns out if you try it!! 🙂
Hi. Wonderful job. Sou brasileira.
As fotos são ótimas para se entender o trabalho, mesmo que não se entenda as carreiras escritas.
Hi and Thank you SO much for sharing your pattern. been crocheting a number of years and have never seen a shawl pattern that I really loved before. Am now on row 16 and am loving it. It really will be a wonderful gift for my sister when completed! Once again, Thank You!
Thank you so much for commenting Tracey! I am so happy you love it! 😀
This is super cute! You don’t happen to have a hat suggestion from your patterns that would look good with this, do you? 🙂
Hi Tracy! So glad you like it! 🙂 I don’t have one that matches right now, but it is definitely on my list of to-dos! If you google ‘bobble stitch crochet hat pattern’ you may find one that you like for now!
Thanks for the quick reply! I will do that. I made a cute bobble stitch hat last year for someone else, just wondering if you had anything. This is my first time to your blog and I’m loving what I’m seeing. I will be back! Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Thanks so much Tracy! Merry Christmas to you too!
I love the look of this scarf. The pattern is easy to follow. I’m having a problem after the seventh row. The straight edge of my triangle is starting to bend in. The DC/EBO in the last chain and then again in the same chain after the turn is starting to create more of a horseshoe shape. I read in a previous reply that your 20th row had 20 EBOs, on my 8th row (EBO), I’m already at 16 EBOs. Each row goes up by 2, does that sound right?
Hi Erica, yes the rows should increase by 2, so perhaps my previous reply was a typo. You should be on the right track. I’m not sure which way you mean that your work is bending. If you want you can send me a picture at [email protected] and I can take a look.