I saw a pattern on an I Love This Yarn wrapper for a scarf with a hole in one end. When you tied the scarf you would put the other end through the hole so that it dangled down. I totally loved the idea, but the pattern was for a knitted version. Of course I had to come up with a crocheted one, and here it is!
Size J (6.00 MM) crochet hook
Worsted-weight yarn – I used I Love This Yarn Variegated, which makes it more interesting to do than a solid would. You can use a solid color if you like.
The scarf is worked in Cobble Stitch, also known as Moss Stitch. It gives a wonderful texture and I find it very soothing to do.
R1: Starting in second chain from hook, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch* across.
R2: Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, dc in next st* across. You will be sc-ing in the dcs, and dc-ing in the scs.
R3: Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, dc in next st* 3 times.
R4-7: Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, dc in next st* across. FO but do not pull the yarn tail through, leaving a tail somewhere around 1 foot long. You’ll need the tail later to do a little bit more crocheting.
Go back to Row 3 to where you stopped crocheting. Count 6 stitches from the left edge and join with a sc. There will be a gap of 2 stitches in between the side you’ve already crocheted (on rows 4-7) and where your yarn is now. This will allow the scarf to loop through when it’s done. Continue across the row, starting with dc in next st, then *sc in next st, dc in next st* two more times, which should get you across the row.
Do R4-7 on this side. Do not fasten off! Go back to the other side where you left a long tail. Chain 2 and attach with a slip stitch to the top right-hand corner of the side you just finished crocheting. NOW you can fasten off the yarn.
Proceeding with R8 on the most recent side you’ve crocheted (don’t worry, it’s really easy from here): Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, dc in next st* across. Don’t forget to crochet in the chain stitches, just treat them like a normal stitch.
Rows 9 – desired length: Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, dc in next st* across.
Last Row: Ch 1, turn. *sc in next st, hdc in next st* across. This will even out the edge. FO, weave in all ends except for ending tail, which you can include in the fringe.
If you don’t want to add fringe, feel free to use whatever edging you like. If you do, stick with me.
My fringe is about 3 inches long after trimming, so I cut a bunch of strands of 6″ yarn. Make sure the length you cut is double the length you want your fringe to be. Stick your crochet hook through a stitch, fold two yarn strands in half and pull them halfway through the stitch. Then YO with the loose ends and pull them through the loop. Tighten the knot. I used my ending tail with the fringe instead of weaving it in, I included it with the loose-end-YO to make it sturdier.
If you need some more instruction on adding fringe, there’s a great tutorial here at Annaboo’s House. Scroll down a bit, she adds her doll’s hair the same way I add my fringe.
I hope you like the pattern!