The thought for this squishy scarf came from making the Chunky Icelandic Crochet Throw Blanket that I recently posted because it’s such a favorite here at my house! (It’s also becoming one of the most popular projects that I’ve posted to the blog) My daughter is curled up in it on the couch every single morning . The texture is squishy, warm, pretty AND the pattern is so easy. By taking the same stitch pattern from the throw blanket and changing up the yarn and hook a bit, this scarf came to be. 🙂
Most of the patterns and projects that I’ve posted lately have been done with nuetrals and whites. I guess I prefer these colors because they are safe and go with anything, but I am trying really hard to be braver with color. So how about some BRIGHT green? Ha! When I saw this Loops & Thread yarn in “Sweet Grass” at Michaels I I figured this would be a fun color to “brave”. Green is fun to wear in order to add some pizazz to nuetral jackets and cold weather gear.
Scroll down for the free pattern below or you can purchase an inexpensive, ad-free PDF version of the pattern on ETSY HERE:
You will need:
2 skeins of Loops & Threads Cozy Wool Yarn (found at Michaels) in Sweet Grass or comparable Super Bulky Yarn (6)
US Size N 10.0 mm hook
Tapestry Needle to weave in ends
Explanation: This scarf is made with the lemon peel stitch which is done with a series of single crochet and double crochet stitches. It is a simple pattern that creates a lovely, squishy texture!
Gauge is unimportant.
Scarf Measures approximately 60” long before joining at the seams to create the infinity scarf.
You should be familiar with single crochet and double crochet stitches.
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each stitch across, ch1, turn (11 sc stitches)
Row 2 Sc in 1st 2 stitches, * dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * to last st, sc in last st, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 Sc in 1st st, *dc in next st, sc in next st, repeat from * across, ch 1, turn
Repeat rows 2 & 3 until piece measures 60” long (*it’s possible that if your gauge is a bit different than mine you may finish your second skein just before you reach 60”)
Tie off and leave a length of yarn in order to seam the two ends together. You may use any seaming method that you prefer. A simple whip stitch works well. (If you use the whip stitch, simply thread your tapestry needle and seam both ends together, working the needle and yarn through the fabric of both ends, joining them together. Tie off and weave in the yarn. )
Who here is ready for fall and winter? I definitely am ready, although I know starting about February I will be itching for summer. The winter is just a wee bit too long around here. It definitely allows for a lot of time to knit and crochet a bunch of cozy things though. 🙂