Unique Crochet Scarf Pattern | Re-Spekt Scarf

This unique crochet scarf pattern uses the spike stitch to create a woven look. The final texture of the fabric almost looks like a basket. It is a beautiful result, especially when using a yarn like Lion Brand Re-Spekt that has a slightly heathered tone.

Photo from above of crochet scarf laying on a white tile backdrop. The scarf has color blocks of blue, pink and plum. The texture looks woven and the scarf has tassels at each corner. Purple flowers can be seen peeking in from the left upper corner.

Why I chose to Color Block This Pattern

Whenever you start a crochet project, one of the decisions to be made is to choose the yarn color design. If you are using a yarn that is a solid color (not variegated or self-striping), you have to decide if you’re picking one solid color to use for the entire project, or choosing a few colors to create a striping pattern or, as in this case, go with color blocking.

Color blocking is simply the method of using one color for more than one or two rows to create a “block” or large section of one color. Usually the pattern will be repeated to create a sequence of color blocks of the same few colors.

Close up of color blocked scarf on white tile background. The close view shows the detail of the woven stitch pattern. The stitches have an alternating slant in each row.

I decided to go with color blocking for this unique crochet scarf patten because frankly, I knew I wanted to use the Lion Brand Re-Spekt yarn, but couldn’t decide which color I liked the best. I loved them all and I really liked how the different colors in the line complemented each other. Each color is a beautiful earth tone that sits beautifully with all the others.

Lion Brand Re-Spekt Yarn

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Besides the beautiful colors of the Lion Brand Re-Spekt yarn, I also was really drawn to the heathered tone of each color. If you look closely at the yarn, you can see strands of the main color (blue, pink or magenta), but also strands of white. And on some you can also see a strand of brown or tan.

View of scarf from a slant. Scarf is laid casually in folds as if thrown onto the counter. White tile backdrop can be seem in the background.

This mix of colored strands really creates a depth and texture for your project. I felt like this texture enhanced the way the stitch pattern looks like a woven basket.

The Pattern

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6 ¼” x 6 ¼” square according to pattern directions = 20 stitches x 7 ½ rows
(in other words, crochet for 8 rows of the pattern and then you can compare to these gauge measurements)


6 ¼” wide x 76” long

Stitches Used:

(ch) chain
(dc2tog) double crochet two together
(tr) treble crochet
(SPtr) spike treble crochet

Pattern Notes:

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 piece. 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 your stitches are too loose, try going down a hook size or two. If you feel they are too tight, try a larger hook.


Using your first color, chain 24.

Row 1: Tr in the 4th chain from the hook. Dc2tog in the next 2 stitches. *Tr in the same stitch that you finished your dc2tog in. Dc2tog in the next 2 stitches*. Repeat from * to * across, ending on a dc2tog. (20)

Row 2: Ch 2 and turn. Dc2tog in the same stitch and the next. Sptr. (Your spike stitch will be inserted into stitches from the previous row. Insert hook directly between the 2 stitches in the previous row that are just beneath the center of the dc2tog you just completed in the current row.) *Dc2tog in next 2 stitches. Sptr in the same manner as just described.* Repeat from * to * across, ending on a Sptr. (20)

Note: The “spike” of the spike stitch should have a slight diagonal slant to the left. If your spike is straight up and down, you may not be inserting your hook far enough to the right in the previous row, or you might be stitching too tightly, not leaving enough slack for the stitch to stretch to the left.

Rows 3 – 8: Repeat Row 2.

Rows 9 – 16: Change to your second color and repeat Row 2 for each row.

Rows 17 – 24: Change to your third color and repeat Row 2 for each row.

For the remainder of the pattern, continue to repeat Row 2 and change colors every 8 rows. Continue your color changes in the same sequence as you did for the first 3 sections.

For my scarf I completed 144 rows, which was a total of 18 sections of 8 rows. The total length of my scarf was about 76 inches, which is quite long. You can adjust the length to your preference by adding or removing rows.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Optional: add fringe or tassels.

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

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  1. Happy Spring!
    I have a question about the use of an I crochet hook for this scarf and the beautiful Spring Infinity scarf posted a couple of weeks ago.
    The DK yarn in size 3 is soo thin! Guess I am used to Caron Cakes and other worsted yarn but does an I really work on the yarns suggested for these patterns?
    A G needle would take a very long time to crochet a scarf for me at least but that size seems to look the best on a sample .

    1. Hi Nina! There are several variables to consider when choosing a hook size: 1) yarn weight 2) desired drape 3) personal tension. In general, the smaller the yarn, the smaller the hook. But you also want to consider the desired drape. For the Re-Spekt scarf, it is a much more dense, flat and solid fabric. This usually calls for a smaller hook. The Spring infinity scarf you mention is meant to be light and airy and flowy, almost ‘holy’. For this kind of drape, a hook on the larger side (in comparison to the size of the yarn) will increase the drape. And lastly, consider your personal tension. Everyone crochets differently, some more tight and some more loose. This is why most patterns include a ‘gauge.’ This allows you to compare your personal tension with that of the pattern designer. That way, if your tension/gauge is tighter than the designer, you can move up to a larger hook than they suggest in order to get the same drape that they did in the pattern design. I always note in my patterns that I have very tight tension. This often means that I use a larger hook than others might need to use to create the same result as me. All this to say, If a G hook seems better for you, then it is probably because you have more loose tension than I do and it is completely appropriate for you to use that size instead. Since these are not fitted pieces, then that gives extra leeway for you to go with whatever hook size gives you the drape in the fabric that you prefer. Hope that helps! If you have further questions, let me know!

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