Self Care Scarf

I used Yarn Bee Caterina for my scarf in the Emerald Blue colorway. I got it from Hobby Lobby. The yarn was wonderfully soft and I love the long color changes. There were a few spots where the yarn was a bit thicker than usual but you can’t tell in the finished piece. There were no knots in the skeins and the yarns ends were relatively easy to find, yay! It’s a thinner yarn than I’m used to working with (Light Worsted, DK Weight 3 yarn) but I was still able to use a nice big hook (5.5 mm) thanks to the closed nature of the stitch work)

I designed this pattern to be relaxing and satisfying. Here are some of the features:

  • No long starting chain
  • No sewing / No edging
  • No color changes
  • Works up quickly
  • A fun asymmetrical triangle shape
  • Textured, closed stitch work
  • Warm and cozy

I used a large font size in this PDF to make it easier to read and I didn’t include any pictures in the PDF so it’s more printer-friendly. I have also included a styling guide to give you some inspiration for all the different ways you can wear this scarf!

Everyone will be asking you what stitch you used. It is such an eye-catching design with lots of texture. I’ll let you in on a little secret though….it’s just a clever combination of single crochets and double crochets.

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Materials

2 Skeins – Yarn Bee Caterina in Emerald Blue

(or other light worsted, size 3 dk weight yarn)

5.5 mm hook (if using a different weight of yarn go up a half or full size hook above the recommended hook size for that yarn)

Skill Level

Yardage

590 yards / 539 meters

Finished Measurements

45 x 34 x 29 inches

114 x 86 x 73 centimeters

Abbreviations 

US Terminology

ch = chain

st = stitch

sk = skip

sc = single crochet

dc = double crochet

Special Stitch

Shell = (sc, 2 dc) in the indicated stitch

Gauge

Row 1: Ch 20, shell in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2, * shell in next ch, sk 2* repeat from * to * across, sc in last ch, turn. (19)

Rows 2-7: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 2, *shell in next st, sk 2* repeat from * to * across, sc in the last st, turn. (19)

Notes

The pattern starts at one corner of the triangle. (Yay no long starting chain!). You will increase by one shell every other row to achieve that signature asymmetrical triangle.

This beautiful, closed, texture-tastic stitch is called Falling Leaves and I learned it from the book “Crochet Every Way Stitch Dictionary” by Dora Ohrenstein.

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 5, shell in 2nd ch, sk 2, sc in the last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 2, shell in the last stitch, turn. (increasing row)

Row 3: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 1, shell in the next st, sk 2, sc in the last stitch, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 2, shell in the next st, sk 2, shell in the last stitch, turn. (increasing row)

Row 5: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 1, *shell in the next st, sk 2* repeat from * to * across, sc in the last stitch, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, shell in the first st, sk 2, *shell in the next st, sk 2* repeat from * to * across, shell in the last stitch, turn. (increasing row)

Rows 7-98: Repeat rows 5-6.

Cut yarn and weave in ends.

Enjoy your new scarf! 🙂

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Shout out to my pattern testers for all their hard work.

I love the colors they chose for their scarves, don’t you?

Please do not redistribute this pattern as your own, but feel free to sell finished items made from this pattern as long as you credit Nine Inspired as the designer.

Published by angela inspired

I'm a dreamer and a doer and I never stop learning. I love fiber arts and FOOD! I have a 6 year old daughter named Echo, a wonderful partner named Cam, and a little puppy named Finn. Together we live and explore in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. <3

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