The Reverse Striped Crochet Scarf is a simple scarf that uses a unique stripe pattern to create interest in this free crochet pattern.
Below you will find the complete pattern and instructional photos for this Reverse Striped Crochet Scarf pattern. You will also find all the materials, stitches, gauge, and sizing information.
All Double Crochet Striped Scarf
I just fell in love when I saw this reverse stripe idea. Since the stripe pattern is not consistent, I decided to keep the scarf very simple. The scarf consists of all double crochet worked in joined rounds to create a tubed scarf.
2 Skein Project
You can use any weight #4 yarn (worsted weight yarn) for this project, but the pattern was really designed to use exactly 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn. For some reason, the off-white yarn I used had less yardage in it than the colored yarn. That is the reason for the large color-blocked square at the end. When completed, you will have less than 1 yard of each color of yarn.
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Reverse Striped Crochet Scarf
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1 Skein (6 oz or 315 yds) of Caron Simply Soft (Size 4 Yarn) in Off White
1 Skein (6 oz or 315 yds) of Caron Simply Soft (Size 4 Yarn) in Accent Color
– I used Gold and Ocean in the examples.
Size H 5mm Crochet Hook
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Stitches and Abbreviations
CH – Chain
DC – Double Crochet
SLST – Slip Stitch
ST(s) – Stitch(es)
Gauge and Size
Gauge: 4 DC X 2 Rows = 1 inch
Size: The scarf is 7.5 inches wide tube and 59 inches in circumference for the entire scarf, but it can easily be made longer by adding more rows.
Reverse Striped Crochet Scarf
-Written in US terms.
– I do not count my CH2, turning chain, as a stitch.
– This scarf sits very close to your neck when wrapped around twice. You can make the scarf longer by repeating the stripe pattern for more rows, but you will need more than 2 skeins to complete the project.
– My off-white skein had less yarn than the colored skeins. So to use up all the yarn, we will make a large color-blocked section at the end of the scarf. Depending on your skein of yarn, you may work a different number of rows in the last section.
– I carried my yarn up the center of the tube scarf. So I only had 4 yarn ends to weave in at the end.
Part 1: Striped Crochet Scarf Section
CH 54 with Accent Color
Row 1: DC into the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in next 51 CH, SLST to first DC.
Note: The bottom of row 1 will not be joined at the moment, but we will fix this when we sew the ends together. Make sure Row 1 is not twisted when you work your slip stitch.
Row 2: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 3: Change to Off-White Yarn: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 4: Change to Accent Color: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 5: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Repeat rows 3-5 until you have a total of 50 rows. When completed you will have 17 thicker stripes in your accent color and 16 thinner stripes in your off-white. Now it is time to reverse our stripe pattern.
Part 2: Reverse Striped Section
Row 51: Change to Off-White Yarn: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 52: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 53: Change to Accent Color: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 54: Change to Off-White Yarn: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Row 55: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
Now continue repeating rows 53-55 until you have a total of 100 rows. For this section, you will have 17 thicker rows in the off-white and 16 thinner rows in the accent color.
Part 3: Color Block Section
Despite having worked the same number of rows in each color, at this point I had less than a yard of off-white yarn and quite a bit of the accent color left over. So we are going to use the leftover yarn to make a big color-blocked section. How many rows you can work in this section will depend on how much yarn you have leftover.
Row 101-112: Change to Accent Color: CH2, (do not turn), DC in next 52 STs, SLST to first DC.
You can continue working rows for your color-blocked section until are almost out of yarn. You will want to have enough yarn to sew the ends together (about 3 feet).
Fasten off your last row.
I was able to work 11 rows in the color-blocked section of my gold scarf and 12 rows in the color-blocked section of my blue scarf.
Part 4: Sewing it Together
To finish up your scarf you will want to lay your scarf on a flat surface with the seam of your scarf pointing up. Take your two ends and bring them together so that the seams match up. Make sure the scarf is not twisted.
Use a whip stitch to sew the two ends of the scarf together.
Now your Reverse Striped Crochet Scarf is complete and ready to be enjoyed.
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