The Leaping Stripes and Blocks stitch pattern has been very popular here at Moogly, and I’ve had several requests for a scarf – and you know I love requests! I think this pattern is perfect for menswear, so I designed the Stripes and Blocks scarf in masculine colors – but it would look lovely in bright rainbows, jewel tones, soft pastels, you name it! It’s perfectly unisex!
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The Stripes and Blocks Scarf is about 6 feet long, but if you want it longer or shorter, that’s easy enough – just stop when you’re done, or keep going in the pattern – it’s up to you! There’s enough leftover Lion Brand Heartland to make it a lot longer if that’s what you’re looking for – or to make 2 for the kids! You could even whip stitch the ends together for an infinity scarf… or add fringe! I can’t wait to see how you all make your own versions!
Stripes and Blocks Scarf
- US -J, 6.0mm hook (Furls Fiberarts recommended)
- 475 yds Lion Brand Heartland (Aran/10 ply; 251 yds/230 m; 5.01 oz)
Color A: Great Smoky Mountains – 1 skein; 175 yds
Color B: Olympic – 1 skein; 150 yds
Color C: Katmai – 1 skein; 150 yds
- Gauge: 14 sts x 10 rows = 4″ in pattern
- Finished Size: 7″ wide x 70″ long
- Click HERE for a video tutorial for this stitch pattern.
- Click HERE for the matching hat pattern.
Row 1: With Color A, ch 26, dc in the 4th ch from hook (the 3 skipped chs count as the first dc), then dc in the next ch,*ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next 2 ch; repeat from * until last ch remains, dc in the last ch, turn. (14 dc, 10 ch)
Row 2: Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *working over the chains and into the unworked foundation chains below, dc in each of the next two foundation chs (the chains from Row 1 are enclosed within these dc sts), ch 2, skip the next 2 sts; repeat from * until last st remains, sc in the last st (top of ch 3), finishing the st with Color B, drop Color A, turn. (10 dc, 12 ch, 2 sc)
Row 3: With Color B, ch 1 and sc in the 1st st, *working over the chains and into the top of the sts from the row before the previous row, dc in each of the next two sts,** ch 2, skip the next 2 sts; repeat from * across, ending last repeat at ** with last st remaining, sc in the last st, turn. (12 dc, 10 ch, 2 sc)
Row 4: Ch 1 and sc in the 1st st, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, *working over the chains and into the top of the sts from the row before the previous row, dc in each of the next two sts, ch 2, skip the next 2 sts; repeat from * until last st remains, sc in the last st, finishing the st with Color C, drop Color B, turn. (10 dc, 12 ch, 2 sc)
Rows 5 – 174: Repeat Rows 3 – 4, alternating through all 3 colors, switching colors every two rows, and carrying the yarn along the side.
Row 175: With next color, repeat Row 3.
Row 176: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *working over the chains and into the top of the sts from the row before the previous row, dc in each of the next two sts, sc in the next 2 sts; repeat from * until last st remains, sc in last st, turn. (14 sc, 10 dc) Do not break yarn.
Edging: Ch 1, sc evenly around scarf, working (sc, ch 1, sc) in each corner; join and break, weave in ends.
And that’s the Stripes and Blocks Scarf! Easy, fun, and perfect for both men and women. This pattern would be great crocheted in your favorite school or team colors, and you can use as many colors as you like – over 3 and you may wish to cut the yarn between stripes though, as the floats along the sides tend to get a little bulky. I hope you enjoy this free crochet scarf pattern!
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