Autumn Splendor Scarf

Fall crochet scarf in beautiful fall foliage colors shown on neck of young woman outdoors

Easy Crochet Cable Scarf

This Easy Crochet Cable Scarf has an easy 2-row repeat stitch pattern and looks great with a color-changing yarn like Unforgettable by Red Heart. When fall arrives here in New England, I love to wear this scarf for all the fun outdoor fall events and activities.  When the gorgeous colors of autumn are all around, my family and I love to stop and gaze at the prettiest trees in our neighborhood.  When the sun shines through the golden leaves, it is like ornate stained glass windows.  Don’t you love the sound of the swish and crunch when you walk through fallen leaves?  Or how about the smells of fall? Apples? Pumpkins? Cinnamon? This easy crochet cable scarf helps you get into the fall mood and looks great around your neck!

Red Heart Unforgettable Yarn in Sunrise

I created this easy crochet cable scarf to be worn as a reminder of the beauty of autumn in all its splendor.  The yarn is by Red Heart and is called, “Unforgettable” which comes in great colorways. This one is perfect for fall – it is called “Sunrise“.  I love the bright orange, olive green, denim blue and cranberry red that make up this yarn. Of course, this yarn comes in so many other wonderful color combinations that you can make this scarf for other times of the year! Whenever I wear this fall crochet scarf, I get several compliments and I love the way it feels around my neck.

Simple Cable Stitch Makes Up This Easy Crochet Cable Scarf

The stitch is an easy ‘sort-of cable’ that is a snap to get the hang of and creates an interesting pattern among  the color changes.  To make the cables in this easy crochet cable scarf you need to know how to do double crochets and a treble crochets. Treble crochet stitches are tall stitches that start with 2 yarn overs. They are perfect for stretching across other stitches which is exactly what they do in this project! You’ll also need to do Back Post Double Crochet stitches. Post stitches always give a project great texture and can be considered an intermediate technique.

Video Tutorial for the Cable Stitch

So, there is a step-by-step video tutorial of how to crochet the 2 repeating rows of this cable stitch pattern. I think that since there is only one type of post stitch in this easy crochet cable scarf project and it repeats across an entire row for every other row, that even beginners would have success with this pattern. 🙂 Click here (or scroll down below) to watch the video. I think you’ll find that the pretty criss-cross effect of these cables is a lot easier than it looks.

Pattern PDF available in my Etsy Shop

You can purchase an ad-free large print PDF version of this easy crochet cable scarf pattern here in my Etsy shop. This pattern will be available instantly for download and then you can print it out at home. Thank you for your support!

Skill Level: Intermediate

(Pattern uses just 3 stitches: double crochet, treble crochet and back post double crochet – the back post stitch is what gives it the intermediate rating)

Measurements:  8”wide x 60” long

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Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable – Sunrise #3977  (1-2 skeins)

6mm/J Clover Crochet Hook

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Abbreviations/Special Stitches:

Dc (double crochet) = YO, insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops on hook) twice

Tr (treble crochet) = YO twice, insert hk into st, YO, draw up a lp, (YO, pull through 2 lps on hk) 3 times

BPdc (back post double crochet) =YO, insert hook around post of next st by inserting hook from back to front and back out to the back again; YO, draw up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops) twice

YO (yarn over)

Hk (hook)

Lp (loop)

Ch (chain)

St (stitch)

Sp (space)


Scarf is worked back and forth in rows and then joined together along short ends.

Close up of the cable stitches in the fall crochet scarf

Instructions for this Easy Crochet Cable Scarf:

Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above

Ch 36

Row 1: 

Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. Turn. (34 dc)

Row 2 (Right Side): 

Ch 3 (counts as first dc), (sk next 2 sts, tr in each of next 2 sts; now working in FRONT of trs just made, work a tr in each of skipped sts) across to turning chain; dc in turning chain. Turn. (8 sets of crossed stitches)

Row 3: 

Ch 3, BPdc in next st and in each st across; dc in turning chain. Turn. (34 BPdc)

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 until piece measures 60” (for infinity scarf that can be doubled).  Do not fasten off.

**Not sure what these instructions mean? No problem! Watch this how-to video right here for the Easy Crochet Cable Scarf**

Finishing for this Easy Crochet Cable Scarf:

Holding short ends together with Right Sides facing each other, sc these short ends together making sure to pass through both loops on both ends. Fasten off.

Weave in ends

Young woman wearing the fall crochet scarf outside in front of trees sitting on a rock wall

Your Easy Crochet Cable Scarf is Complete!

And there you have it – your Easy Crochet Cable Scarf is complete!  I hope you enjoyed making this beautiful fall crochet scarf to go with the colors of the foliage and keep you warm in the autumn chill. What did you think of working with the Unforgettable yarn? Or did you pick another yarn to crochet this project? Let us know in the comments below – I would love to hear about it. 🙂

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Long pinterest image of scarf on young woman and close up of stitches

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8 thoughts on “Autumn Splendor Scarf

  1. Hello, I didn’t see what the hook size for this project is, please let me know what size hook.

    Thank you very much!


    1. Hello Catherine –
      Thank you for your patience. I just made a PDF version of this pattern available in my Etsy shop. Right before the pattern begins in the blog post above you will see a notice about it with a link. Hope you enjoy making this project!

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