Neptune’s Arrow Scarf

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I am so crazy excited to share this scarf pattern with you! It’s a stitch pattern that I have absolutely fallen in love with, and dubbed Neptune’s Arrow. I hope you all like it too, because I can’t wait to use it in more patterns! But let’s get things started with the debut pattern – Neptune’s Arrow Scarf!

Neptune's Arrow #Crochet Scarf - free pattern on Moogly! :DDisclaimer: This post includes affiliate links.

Why Neptune’s Arrow? Well, because I can’t decide what it reminds me of more – a school of fish swimming around, or arrows pointing in all directions. So… Neptune’s Arrow it is. Some friends have also said how much it looks like snow capped mountains! I love that, and I love this stitch. And this scarf is the perfect pattern to try it out with.

Neptune's Arrow #Crochet Scarf - free pattern on Moogly! :D

Neptune’s Arrow Scarf is incredibly luxurious in Lion Brand Crepe Twist, and it’s perfectly unisex as well. I love the sophisticated look of this scarf, as well as it’s versatility. While I left it with two ends, as a traditional scarf, you could easily whip stitch the ends together to create a modern infinity scarf – and I’ve included instructions for that as well!

Neptune's Arrow #Crochet Scarf - free pattern on Moogly! :D

Neptune’s Arrow Scarf

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Special Stitches:

  • Cluster – dc2tog in the same stitch – (yo, insert hook in indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo and pull through 2 loops) twice, yo and pull through all 3 loops.
  • V st – (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same stitch
  • Small V st – 2 dc in the same stitch

NOTE: This pattern is worked in two colors, but instead of cutting the yarn between rows, or carrying it along the sides, you have two active loops going, one of which is worked at a time. Use a stitch marker to secure the loop you are not working with to keep it from pulling out on you! You also will only turn after Color A rows, which is noted in the pattern itself.

Row 1: With Color A, ch 44, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, cluster in same st as previous st, ch 3, skip 5 chs, sc in next st; repeat to end, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), TURN.

Row 2: With Color B, join to last st of Row 1, ch 3, dc in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, sc in cluster, ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, V st in sc st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with Small V st, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), DO NOT TURN.

Row 3: Insert hook in the active loop of Color A (remove stitch marker), ch 4, sc in top of ch-3 of previous row, *ch 3, cluster in same st as previous st, ch 3, sc in ch-1 sp of next V st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with sc in the last dc st of previous row, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), TURN.

Row 4: Insert hook in the active loop of Color B (remove stitch marker), ch 4, dc in 1st st (the sc at the end of the previous row), *ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, sc in cluster, ch 1, skip ch-3 loop, V st in sc st; repeat from * to end, finishing last repeat with Small V st, remove hook from working loop (place marker in loop), DO NOT TURN.

Row 5 – 207 (or to length desired): Repeat Rows 3 – 4, ending with a Color A row, turn. Break Color B, but do NOT break Color A.

Row 208: Ch 2, dc in 1st st, *ch 2, sc in next cluster, ch 2, dc in next sc; repeat from * to end, turn.

Edging: Working all around the edges and ends of the scarf, sc evenly around.


Row 5 – 206 (or to desired length): Repeat Rows 3 – 4, ending with a Color B row, break Color B leaving a 18″ tail. Use this tail to whip stitch the ends of the scarf together, adding a mobius twist if desired.

Edging: With Color A, ch 1, sc around edge of infinity scarf. Break and rejoin to other side and sc evenly around this edge.

Neptune's Arrow #Crochet Scarf - free pattern on Moogly! :D

I love how easy this pattern is once you’ve got the two row repeat memorized! And the finished scarf is just so chic. I think the traditional style would also look great with some fringe! I can’t wait to see how you all make it your own!

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Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2015. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others. If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern, please visit the About page for details. Thank you to Lion Brand Yarn for providing the yarn for this pattern!

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  1. 7

    Tracy says

    So beautiful! I can’t wait to try this. I love that you have the color work, without all the work :-) I hadn’t seen this yarn, either, so it’s great to learn about that as well. Thank you!

  2. 14

    ChrIsti says

    i can’t wait to try this! Looks like there might be a typo though, under “for a traditional scarf”–it says “Break color B but DO NOT break color B” :)

  3. 18

    Ariella says

    Is this real life?! Haha, this is rad and challenging. I seriously can’t believe how much you give us. Thank you!

  4. 20

    Hannah says

    In the directions for a traditional scarf, under the row 5-207 section, it says to break color B, but do NOT break color B. I just wanted to let you know there’s a typo there so when people get to that point in the pattern, they will know which color to actually finish off and which to keep going with. :)

  5. 22

    Hannah says

    What is the repeat on the pattern, to make a different size? I’d love to make an afghan with this stitch pattern! :)

  6. 24

    Ellie says

    Hey, Tamara! Thanks for the pattern! What is the stitch multiple for this pattern? Interested in making a baby blanket with it. :) Thanks!

  7. 26

    Tina Hays says

    Beautiful pattern but can you please explain how you continue if you don’t turn at the end of the row? I’m not a beginner but I’ve never seen this in a pattern before. Thanks so much. Oh and I love your tutorials. They are incredibly helpful.

    • 27

      Tamara Kelly says

      Hi Tina! You are switching back and forth between two yarns, both with active loops. So you work the first yarn, then without turning work the second, then turn the whole thing over and start again. Does that help? You can see this sort of thing in action in the Moroccan Tile Stitch tutorial! :) Thank you so much!

      • 28

        Tina Hays says

        Ah! Yes I totally get it it now. The one color is marked and waiting at the “beginning” and then once the rows have been worked with both colors, then you turn the project, correct? I sat here going ‘oh, oh, OH” when I read your response. I guess if I had actually been working the pattern, it would have made perfect sense but I always like to read through a pattern before starting. I will watch the video as well as you give excellent directions. Thanks so much!

  8. 30

    SHelley says

    Hi Tamara…I absolutely love your Neptune’s Arrow Scarf. Do you have time to do a video on that pattern? I would greatly appreciate it. Can this scarf be turned into an afghan? Love all your crochét videos and patterns..

  9. 32

    Erin says

    Hi Tamara. Love your pattern. I have a couple of questions about Row 2. . Is the Sc in the cluster around the chain 3 loop of the cluster? Is the sc what would be the start of the cluster. When it says to skip chain 3 loop, is that part of the cluster or the other chain 3? Thanks so much

    • 33

      Tamara Kelly says

      Thank you! :) The Sc in the cluster is under the top two loops of the cluster, like working into any other stitch. The cluster is a dc2tog all worked into one stitch, it does not include a sc or any ch-3 loops. Skip the ch-3 loop means whichever of them you would encounter next.

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    I found your blog a couple of months ago and I love it! I finished a baby blanket with your leaping stripes pattern and I am now doing it up in twin size. I look forward to your video on this design. It is stunning. You are very talented! Thank you for generously sharing your tips , patterns and guides!

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