Easy Colorful Scarf
The gorgeous colors in this easy colorful scarf are done automatically by the yarn! Can you believe it? I only had to weave a few ends! It’s fun when the yarn does all the color-work for you. The stitch I used for the entire scarf is a repeating basic stitch done in a unique way. The technique is often used for more advanced crocheters but since it repeats every stitch, I think even beginners would be successful and enjoy working on this project. (Plus, I’ve created a step-by-step video tutorial to help! Click here to watch)
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Colorful Yarn for the Easy Colorful Scarf
Even though I receive a good amount of yarn in the mail directly from the manufacturer or distributor, it doesn’t mean that I still don’t like to look at and buy yarn in my local yarn shops and craft stores! 😄
In fact, being able to see the colors in real life and being able to touch and feel the yarn is very valuable – so much more fun than looking at it on a screen! So, when I was in Michael’s last month I noticed the “Rainforest” colorway of Red Heart’s Unforgettable yarn.
Have you ever used this yarn? I love it! It comes in all sorts of beautiful color combinations and has a lot of yardage in each ball. It is warm and soft to wear (and crochet with) and makes great eye-catching projects. Click here to purchase this yarn!
It was so pretty on the shelf! I immediately bought 3 skeins and started to brainstorm about what I could make with it.
Stitches Used in this Easy Colorful Scarf
I decided to use this stitch (explained below) because it creates a pretty texture that compliments the sheen and bright colors of the yarn. It is a variation of the single crochet stitch which is one of the first crochet stitches a beginner learns! It is a very short stitch so this project takes several rows to complete. But I found that it was easy to get into a rhythm with the stitches. Since the yarn is so soft and glides on my hook smoothly and the colors are so pretty, it was quick and relaxing to continue the stitch pattern for many rows. I also discovered that this stitch also creates a fun look/texture on the wrong side!!
Yes! This Easy Colorful Scarf is reversible!
In the first photo of this post I am wearing the Easy Colorful Scarf with the “Knit-like” look facing out. I think the stitch has a very unique look from this side. But the other side looks like stripes of braids and works very well with the color-changing of the yarn. I love both sides and can’t pick a favorite yet. Which side do you like the best?
Video Tutorial Available Now!
Now you can watch a step-by-step video tutorial of how to work this unique stitch pattern and how to wear the scarf. You can click here to watch or scroll down to see it.
Skill Level: Easy
5” wide x 45-50” long
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Supplies for this Easy Colorful Scarf:
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L/8 mm hook (This is one of my most favorite hooks!)
Optional: Large decorative pin
Scarf is worked in the round which makes a very long tube
A knit-like stitch is created on the Front Side and a ribbed-like stitch is created on the Back Side (or inside) – both looks are pretty and scarf can be turned “inside-out” to show either side
The stitch used in this project condenses the project quite a bit and creates stretch and give as the number of rounds increase – if you want a wider scarf, simply increase your chain count at the beginning
Special Stitches and Abbreviations:
Back bar of the Chain = When looking at the right side of a chain, you see many “V’s” and the chain looks like a braid. Turn the chain over and you see a series of bumps – it is in these bumps that you will work across the chain to produce a row with even edges along both sides
Click here to watch a short video tutorial on this technique
Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
FPsc (Front Post Single Crochet): Insert hook into project to right of next single crochet; bring hook around back of this single crochet and back out to front; YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
YO (yarn over)
Watch How to do the Special Stitch!
Are you someone who does better with a demonstration? Then watch this video tutorial to see how to do the special stitch!
Instructions for the Easy Colorful Scarf:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
**Note: This starting chain may seem way too long at first but trust me, the stitch will make it shrink so that it becomes more like a normal scarf width 🙂
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd chain from hook and in each chain across. Do not turn. (50 sc)
Keeping row just completed with Right Side facing being careful not to twist, begin working in rounds.
FPsc around 1st sc of Row 1; FPsc around each sc in row. Do not join with a sl st – just keep working stitch around (see next Round)
FPsc around each st in round being careful to not make stitches too tight.
Repeat Round 2 until project measures 45 to 50” long. Fasten off.
Finishing of the Easy Colorful Scarf:
With yarn needle and yarn tail sew up slight gap where ends of Row 1 meet
Join in any st in bottom edge of Row 1 with a sl st; Ch 1, FPsc in same st and in each st around; This will help the loose scarf end match the tighter last round. Fasten off.
How to wear:
Choose which side you would like to show – knit-like texture or stripes of braids – simply turn scarf inside out to get the look you want
Regular Scarf: Wrap scarf length around neck once and let ends hang down from shoulders
Infinity Scarf: Tuck one short end of scarf inside other end and pin in place with a decorative pin; Wrap twice around neck and position so pin in front
Your Easy Colorful Scarf is Complete!
So, did you enjoy making this Easy Colorful Scarf? I had never done a Front Post Single Crochet before and love how it looks row after row. Since the stitch works best worked in the round, I thought making this scarf as a tube would work well. With the Easy Colorful Scarf being a tube it is doubly-thick and so warm! You can find the yarn here. Did you decide which side you like best? Please send along a photo of your finished scarf to [email protected]. I love to see what you make!
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