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Scarfati - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

I love  playing with new yarns! One of the yarns I got to play with recently was Adriafil’s Cortina, which came all the way from Italy (you may have spotted it in the recent Hit Hat Giveaway). Well of course me playing with yarn means a new free pattern for all of you – introducing Scarfati!

Lovely yarns from Adirafil in Italy!

But before I share that pattern, I have to mention the Dolcezza Baby they also sent – so lovely! It’s 100% Merino fingering weight, so fine and soft. I held the two colors together to make a Loopy Love Hat – super cute! You can see all the Adriafil yarns on Tricotin, and they are distributed in the US by Plymouth Yarn Company.

Loopy Love Newborn Baby Hat on Moogly

Now on to the Cortina! Scarfati is easy, fun and fast! Each skein of Cortina makes 1 Scarfati – love the one skein projects! You can wear them alone or together, mix and match, wear them long or cowled – it’s up to you!

Scarfati - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

The Adriafil Cortina was a great yarn to use for this pattern – it’s a bulky weight, but 60% animal fiber (50% Wool, 40% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca), so it breathes and drapes. The twists of color add a lot of interest for such a simple project! And I was delighted to discover that it’s a Z twist yarn – which means that (unlike S twist yarn) it won’t untwist while you crochet with it!

Scarfati - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!


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  • US – K, 6.5mm hook
  • 98 yds bulky weight yarn (Adriafil Cortina; shown in colorways 083 and 084)
  • Gauge: 10 sts x 6 rows = 4″ in dc
  • Need a long or shorter scarf? Add or subtract stitches from Round 1 in multiples of 4.

Click on the linked stitches and instructions within the pattern to go to their video tutorials. (Note that I’ve linked to the dc2tog tutorial for the dc3tog stitch – the premise is the same, but start one more dc before finishing the stitch.)

Round 1: FSC 200; join with a sl st to work in the round. (200 sts)

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *dc3tog, ch 3, skip 1 st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in top of first dc3tog. (200 sts)

Round 3: Sl st into the ch sp, ch 2 (does not count as a stitch), *dc3tog in the ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip the next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st in top of first dc3tog. (200 sts)

Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st, sc 3 in the ch-3 sp, *sc in the next st, sc 3 in the ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, break yarn and use seamless join to finish off. Weave in ends.

Scarfati - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

Easy as can be! These work up so crazy fast, and I love the way they look all layered together. Scarfati are effortlessly fashionable – very Italian indeed! Here’s a chart (for a little more international flair)!

Scarfati - free #crochet pattern on Moogly!

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Written pattern and graphics copyright Tamara Kelly 2014. 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. To print this pattern please use the Print Friendly button (tutorial here). Thank you to Adriafil for sponsoring the yarn for this pattern!

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  1. 1

    Jessica says

    THANK YOU! I have been looking and looking for a pattern to go with a ball of yarn that a very well meaning, but not-yarn-savvy friend gave me last Christmas. A single ball, under 100yds, of a boucle-y variegated bulky yarn. I think this will be perfect for it!

  2. 12


    This is a nice easy and very quick to do pattern. I think it will be warm when used with two or three together and looped. I am thinking of making a few for birthday presents now.

  3. 16

    Limda says

    Hello I am trying to make this scarf my daughter loves it But for some odd reason it wants to ruffle up on me is it suppose to do that or is it just me?

    • 17

      Tamara Kelly says

      I can’t say I got any ruffling. I’d make sure you’re skipping enough stitches, that’s all I can think of.

  4. 22


    I am unable to find this gorgeous yarn. Do you have any recommendations of other yarn I could use to achieve the same look? Preferably something I could easily get my hands on as well…..maybe that joann or hobby lobby would carry.

    • 25

      Tamara Kelly says

      FSC is Foundation Single Crochet. You can click on the linked stitches and instructions within the pattern to go to their video tutorials. :)

  5. 28

    Elizabeth Monticue says

    Will this pattern work with cotton yarns? If so, what weight would I use? Unfortunately, wool makes me itch. I have to be a creative crocheter.

  6. 30

    Marla says

    You said Adriafil Cortina; is bulky. …..I tried loops and threads Charisma as it is bulky..It does not turn out the same

    Adriafil Cortina It is about 2 yards per gram
    Charisma is about 1 yard per gram.

    I think the Cortina is actually more heavy worsted than bulky. I will try something with an equivalent yard to gram ratio. Good learning for me.

    Lesson learned for me

    • 31

      Tamara Kelly says

      Each weight has a range, and within that there are certainly differences. Indeed, any time you switch yarn, there will be a difference!


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