Designs, Free Patterns, Scarf

Blanket Scarf

As I begin working to move up to Michigan, I realized I am horribly unprepared for the cold. I live in Memphis. I haven’t needed anything warmer than a sweater in 7 years. So I made this blanket scarf. It’s perfect to drape over myself on a cold Memphis night, but warm and big enough to wrap all over when the Michigan cold enters my life.

The drape lets it easily wrap as you like, whether that’s around your neck and head, or casually over your shoulders. It’s the perfect piece to add to your scarf collection, plus it’s so fun to make. It plays with colors and textures to let you create a scarf that is perfect for you!

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Materials:

Yarn:
4 colors of DK weight yarn, I used Explorer Knits Fibers DK 100% Superwash Merino, 274 yards/100g

548 (274, 1096) yards Color A (CA) – Always (Gray) 
548 (274, 1096) yards Color B (CB) – Hedwig (White and Gray)
274 (137, 548) yards Color C (CC) – Hagrid’s Umbrella (Purple)
274 (137, 548) yards Color D (CD)– Godric’s ‘Hallow’ (Multi)

Alternative DK yarn:
Michaels: Joy DK, Meandering Yarn by Loops and Threads
Hobby Lobby: Yarn Bee Must Be Merino
Lion Brand: LB Collection Superwash Merino Yarn, Hand Dyed Heaven
Premier: DK Colors, Anti-Pilling Everyday DK
Knit Picks/We Crochet: Swish DK, Gloss DK, City Tweed DK

Hooks: 
6.5mm (US K-10.5) Or size needed to achieve gauge

Gauge
16 blo hdc x 11 rows = 4 in x 4 in / 10 cm x 10 cm after blocking

Notions: 
Darning needle for weaving in ends
1 stitch marker 

Abbreviations (US):
fhdc – Foundation Half Double Crochet
ch – Chain
blo – Back Loop Only
hdc – Half Double Crochet
st – Stitch
sc – Single Crochet
dc – Double Crochet

Special Stitches
fhdc –  there’s a great tutorial with pictures and video here: https://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-half-double-crochet/ 

Construction Method:
Foundation stitch is the center of the scarf – you will work half of the scarf then reattach at the foundation to work the second half

Sizing: 
Blanket Scarf – 25” wide x 70” long plus fringe
Standard Scarf – 12.5” wide x 70” long plus fringe
Blanket – 50” wide x 70” long plus fringe

Notes:

  • You can purchase an ad-free version of this pattern on Payhip
  • Please be mindful of your tension and gauge. Varying in tension will result in a varying of measurements and yardage
  • Instructions are written blanket scarf (standard scarf, blanket)
  • Starting chains do not count as a stitch
  • Unless stated otherwise, stitches are worked into both loops
  • Because you will be working 1 half at a time, I recommend dividing your yarn in half to ensure you have enough yardage!
  • The two halves of the scarf have a different “right side” and “wrong side” so the more prominent stripe color will be opposite

Blanket Scarf by @hookedbychrisho

Pattern 

Row 1: With CA – fhdc 100 (50, 200), place a stitch marker in the bottom of your final stitch
Note: you may need to go down a hook size for your fhdc to keep consistent tension
Row 2-15: ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 16: With CB – ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Row 17-31: ch 1, turn; *sc, dc in next stitch*, repeat across (15 rows total)
Note: your width may be slightly wider in this section, this will block out! However, if it’s more than 1 inch wider, go down a hook size.

Blanket Scarf by @a_crochet_machine
Blanket Scarf by @l.lbs.crochet

Row 32: With CA – ch 2, turn; hdc in each st across
Row 33: With CC – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 34: With CA – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 35 – 52: Repeat Rows 33 and 34, you’ll end with 11 stripes of CA (including Row 32) and 10 stripes of CC.
Row 53: With CD – ch 1, turn; sc in each st across
Row 54-68: ch 1, turn; *sc, dc in next stitch* repeat across (15 rows total)
Row 69: With CB – ch 2, turn; hdc in each st across
Row 70: With CA – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 71: With CB – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 72: With CC – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 73: With CB – ch 2, turn; working in blo, hdc in each st across
Row 74 – 89: Repeat Rows 70-73, you’ll end with 11 stripes of CB, and 5 stripes of CA and CC

Fasten off

Attach CA to your marked stitch and turn. You will be working in the same direction as Row 2. Repeat Rows 2-89

Standard Scarf by @cesiumyarn
Standard Scarf by @littlecarpcrochet
Standard Scarf by @ednygurumi

Fringe
If you need help adding fringe see the following pages:
https://www.wikihow.com/Add-Fringe-to-a-Crochet-or-Knit-Project
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpJTKwwHbIs 

Cut 200 (100, 400) x 12 inch long pieces of CB – I wrapped around a book to ensure consistent lengths

Insert your hook from bottom up in the second stitch of row 89

Take the three pieces of yarn folded in half, hook them with the crochet hook and pull them through the loop. Wrap both ends over your hook and pull all the way through, tug tight

Skip 2 sts and repeat

Continue adding fringe in every 3rd stitch on both ends of your scarf.

Finish Off

Weave in all your ends and block. You’ll want to stretch the width of the hdc sections to match the width of the sc, dc section.

Share your work! 

I love to see finished objects! Share them on Instagram with #LRBlanketScarf and #LeRooCrochet, don’t forget to tag me @LeRooCrochet

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at leroocrochet@gmail.com