Celtic Heart Scarf
This Celtic Heart Scarf is easy to crochet with basic stitches! The Celtic Knot Heart project has been one of my most popular Celtic Knot patterns and I thought it would be neat to incorporate its basic design into other crochet projects. So, last year I created the Celtic Heart Garland that you can see here. This year I’ve created the Velvet Celtic Heart Scarf and now this Celtic Heart Scarf.
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Celtic Knot Heart
All of these patterns use a simple Celtic Knot design that is easy to crochet and weave. First you crochet a long cord made out of single crochet stitches and then add a slip stitch edging on both sides. Then you weave the Celtic Knot. I recommend using a print-out of the Celtic Heart Diagram to help you with the knots in the Celtic Heart Scarf. There is also a video tutorial to help with this step of the project which you can watch here.
Joann’s Big Twist Yarn
For the Celtic Heart Scarf I used a medium weight acrylic yarn by JoAnn’s stores called, “Big Twist”. I first found the metallic version of this yarn last year and created the Celtic Shamrock Wall Hanging with the pretty green. Then recently I found the beautiful Fuchsia color and thought it would make a great heart/Valentine’s Day-themed project. You can use any medium weight yarn for this scarf – I think it would look great in a wide variety of color combinations.
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Stitches Used in the Celtic Heart Scarf
As mentioned above all of the Celtic Knot Heart motifs use single crochet and slip stitches. For the small white hearts you would need to know these stitches: single crochet, double crochet and treble crochet. You will also need to know how to do an adjustable ring (sometimes this is called a “Magic Circle” or a “Magic Ring”. This technique helps you to work in the round without having a large hole in the center of your project. If you’ve never done this technique before, I have you covered – I have video tutorial right here just on this technique to help!
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Skill Level: Easy
(Easy means that you are beyond beginner and have mastered all of the basic crochet stitches. It also means that you have done some other stitch patterns beyond the basics)
Scarf total length = 45”
Celtic Knot Heart = 4” wide x 3 ½” tall
Small White Heart = 2” x 2”
Supplies for the Celtic Heart Scarf:
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Joann’s Big Twist Yarn in Plum, Orchid and White (1 skein of each color is plenty)
Print out of Celtic Knot Heart Diagram (download here)
Optional: Small amount of coordinating felt or fabric
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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 cord with even edges along both sides
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Sl st (slip stitch) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, pull through stitch and loop on hook
Back Loop Only = Insert hk only into the back lp at the top of the stitch
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Sc (single crochet) = Insert hook into stitch, YO, draw up a loop; YO, pull through 2 loops on hook
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
YO (yarn over)
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First several cords are crocheted and then woven into 9 total Celtic Knot Hearts
Then 8 small white hearts are crocheted
Lastly all hearts are sewn together to create the scarf
Instructions for the Celtic Heart Scarf:
Special stitches are written in bold and italicized text and defined above
Cord for Celtic Knot Heart:
Make 5 with Plum, Make 4 with Orchid – Approximately 25” long
**Mark your chains every 20 with a stitch marker so it is easier to keep count**
Working in the back bar of the chain, sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across. Fasten off.
(see photo below of cord with edging completed)
**Please note that with one of the Plum cords you will work the edging in the Plum color – this is for the Celtic Heart that will be at the top of the scarf**
With opposite color and working in the back loop only, join with sl st in 1st st of cord; sl st in each st across; ch 1, sl st in side of last sc of cord, ch 1; Now working on other side of cord, sl st in each st across continuing to work in the back loop only. Fasten off with long tails for assembly.
Weaving the Celtic Heart:
Place printout of Celtic Knot Heart diagram on corkboard and hold in place with pins – You can find the diagram download here
With Right Side of cord facing lay cord along path in diagram by first placing the beginning of the cord (where there are only the edging yarn tails) on black asterisk
Follow arrows along the cord path making sure to correctly pass over or under other sections of the cord – see photos to help
Remove all pins and pin across at beginning and end of cord
Remove heart from board and sew cord ends in place with tapestry needle and yarn tails
Weave in all ends on Wrong Side of heart while sewing ALL crossings – by sewing all crossings your Celtic Hearts will keep their shape and Celtic Knot design while it hangs on your body. If you don’t sew the crossings, the cords will shift out of place.
Small White Heart:
Work (ch 3, 3tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st) in an adjustable ring. Pull yarn tail to close up center hole.
**If you would rather not do an adjustable ring, you can do this alternative Round 1: Ch 2, (ch 3, 3 tr, 3 dc, ch 1, tr, ch 1, 3 dc, 3 tr, ch 3, sl st) all in the 2nd ch from hk. **
Ch 1, sc in each of the next 2 chs; 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts; (sc, ch 1, sc) in next st (this is the bottom point of the heart); sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the next 3 chs, sl st in center of heart. Fasten off with long tail for assembly.
Tie both yarn tails in a double knot
Finishing & Assembly of the Celtic Heart Scarf
With Wrong Side facing and Tapestry Needle while using white heart yarn tails, sew white hearts to Celtic Knot Hearts – use photos a guide
Be careful to alternate colors of the Celtic Knot Hearts and create 2 lengths also with alternating colors
Lastly lay right and left lengths on work surface and sew last 2 white hearts to top of lengths with all Plum Celtic Heart in between – this solid colored heart’s bottom point will point straight down your back and sit just behind your neck; By sewing the top 3 hearts together in this manner, the scarf will hang better around your neck and down your shoulders
Optional: Sew coordinating felt to the back of each heart with sewing thread and needle to give more stability and nice finished look
Your Celtic Heart Scarf is Complete!
Your Celtic Heart Scarf is now complete! I hope you enjoyed making this project. I love how the Plum (deep fuchsia) and Orchid (Lilac) colors look together. It’s nice to have a Valentine’s accessory to wear that is not red and white for a change! 😉 If you made this project, please send along a photo – I would love to see your creation!
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