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The Big Rib Scarf pattern is one of my new favorites for so many reasons. It’s super fast to make, it’s simple enough for beginners, it’s easily customized, completely unisex, and the end result is super chunky and warm!
The Big Rib Scarf is made using 2 strands of worsted or aran weight yarn held together – or you could try it with one strand of super bulky! Either way will work, but the fun of using 2 strands of worsted is mixing and matching the colors. For this scarf I used 2 different colorways of Lion Brand Heartland. This created a tweedy jewel toned scarf and I just love the look!
Beyond the colors, you can also customize how you wear it. There are instructions for a big button hole, so you can dress it up (or down) with your favorite button. Move the button hole around and get a whole new look!
Or you can leave the button hole out and work it solid – then wear it as a regular scarf, or use a shawl pin to pin it in place! It’s all up to you! There are so many ways to wear it, and with all these options it’s a great unisex pattern too!
Big Rib Scarf
- US – M/N 13, 9.0 mm hook
- 500 yds Worsted or Aran weight yarn (Lion Brand Heartland shown, 1 skein each of Glacier Bay and Olympic)
- 2″ button (optional)
- Gauge: 7 sts x 5 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Finished size: 44″ long x 10″ wide
- Video tutorials: FDC – foundation double crochet; BLO – back loop only; Extending a Row with FSC
NOTE: This pattern is worked holding 2 strands of yarn together, one end of each skein, worked as if they were one strand of yarn.
Row 1: FDC 80, turn. [Alternate beginning: Ch 82, dc in the 4th ch from the hook, dc in each remaining ch to end. Turn.] (80 sts)
Row 2 – 9: Ch 2 (does not count as first st), dc in BLO of each st to end. Turn. (80 sts)
Row 10 (button hole row – if skipping the button hole, work this Row as for Row 2): Ch 2, dc in the BLO of the first 72 sts. FDC 2 (see Extending a Row with FSC video linked above – it’s the same principle but with dc sts), skip the next 2 sts, dc in the BLO of the last 6 sts. Turn. (80 sts)
Row 11 – 12: Repeat Row 2. Break both strands of yarn and finish off, weave in ends. If desired, sew button to scarf as shown in photos using leftover yarn.
Easy as can be, right? The Big Rib Scarf is so simple, but I love the look. So inviting and warm but chic at the same time. And quick enough to work up a few in time for the holidays! I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I enjoyed writing it – and make some to share with those who need a little extra warmth!
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