The Winter Sunrise Scarf is light, beautiful, and the perfect accessory for a chilly day. What could be cheerier at this dark and windy time of year? It's great for holiday gift giving, and works up in a flash.
The Winter Sunrise Scarf proves I can't get enough of this cluster stitch pattern! The Autumn Sunset Infinity Scarf featured this basic motif in a long repeating loop worked in the round, but I wanted to play with it in a more classic scarf. Classic, but not boring!
The finished crochet scarf pattern as written is about 6 inches wide and about 6 feet long, but as it's a scarf, gauge isn't terribly important - just work the pattern with the hook and yarn that give you the result you like.
To make it with just one skein of yarn, stop the first half when you're not quite halfway through the skein, then make the second half, leaving enough to work the sc edging.
Winter Sunrise Scarf
US - J, 6 mm hook
365 yds Caron Simply Soft (worsted/"4"/UK 10-12 ply)
Colorway Shown: Sunshine
Gauge swatch: Rows 1-4 = approximately 5.5" wide and 2.75" long
HCL – Half Cluster = [Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop loosely] twice (5 loops on hook). Yo, pull through 4 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops.
FCL – Full Cluster = [Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loop loosely] twice (5 loops on hook). In next st indicated [yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up loosely] twice (9 loops on hook). Yo, pull through 8 loops, yo, pull through last 2 loops.
This scarf is made from the center out - first make one side, then break the yarn and rejoin at the original chain and make the other half. This creates a symmetrical finished scarf.
Winter Sunrise Scarf Chart Instructions
Winter Sunrise Scarf Written Instructions
Row 1: Ch 20, turn. Sc in the 2nd ch from hook. [Skip 2 ch, dc 5 in next ch, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch] 3 times. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc 3 in the 1st st. Skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, skip 2 dc and 1 sc, work HCL in next dc. [Ch 2 , FCL in same st as previous CL and next st] 4 times. Ch 2, HCL in same st as second leg of last FCL. Ch 1, skip 1 sc and 2 dc, sc in next dc. Skip 2 dc, dc 3 in the last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st. Skip 3 sts and 1 ch, HCL into top of HCL from previous row. [Ch 2, FCL into same st and next CL, skipping the 2 ch between them] 5 times. Ch 2, HCL in same st as second leg of last FCL. Skip 1 ch and 3 sts, sc in the last st. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st. Sc 1 in each st and sc 2 in each ch sp across. Turn. (21 sc)
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in the 1st st. Skip 3 sc, dc 5 in next sc. [Skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, skip 2 sc, dc 5 in next sc] twice. Skip 3 sc, sc in the last sc. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 14 times. (15 total motifs plus the scallops of Row 5. Break yarn and finish off.
Row 1: Join to the starting chain with a slip st. Ch 1 and sc in the first ch. [Skip 2 ch, dc 5 in next ch (in the same st as the other dc 5), skip 2 ch, sc in next ch] 3 times. Turn.
Repeat Rows 2-5 as written for the first end 15 times (30 total motifs with a scalloped Row 5 on each end. Do not break yarn.
Edging and Finishing:
Ch 1 and turn. Sc in each st of the end and evenly along the sides of the scarf, working 3 sc in each corner. Break yarn and use seamless join to finish off.
Block the scarf into shape using the appropriate method for your choice of yarns. For the Caron Simply Soft shown, I used the wet towel method, with a very gentle touch, giving the iron hardly any weight at all.
I hope you are enjoying the cluster stitches too, and like the Winter Sunrise Scarf as much as I do. The yarn color and the gentle curve of this stitch pattern made me think of sunrises (and sunsets), but I think this pattern is a great one for any color, and definitely for stripes!
As always, please let me know if you find any errors – it’s a free pattern, so you all are my testers. Thanks so much for reading!