Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Free Crochet Waffle Stitch Scarf Pattern

I love to sit and crochet, its a great way to unwind in the evenings after a busy day. Last week I took the time to crochet my teenage niece a scarf that she had been wanting for when fall rolls around. I decided to make hers using multi-colored yarn and with the waffle stitch.

To Make the Scarf:

Size G or H Crochet Hook
1 roll (3 1/2 oz. 4-ply acrylic yarn)

If you are not familiar with how to do a waffle stitch, here are the instructions:

Crochet Waffle Stitch

You will make a foundation row which contains a multiple of 4 chains plus 1. For my scarf, I chained 21. (4x5 is 1)

Row 1: You will want to DC (double crochet) in the 4th chain from your hook and in each chain across. Chain 1 and then turn.

Row 2: Picking up the front loop only of each stitch, SC (single crochet) in first 3 DC, *chain 1, skip next stitch, SC in next 3 DC. Repeat from the * across, ending with chain 1, skip next stitch, SC in last 2 DC and in top of turning chain. A ridge has been made on the right side. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 3: Now you will want to work through both loops of each stitch, skip first SC, DC in next 2 SC, * make a tr (treble stitch) around the bar of the free stitch directly below next chain-1 space; skip the chain-1 space, DC in next 3 SC. Repeat from * across. Chain 1, turn.

You will want to repeat row 2 and row 3 for however long that you would like your scarf to be. Once done, fasten off and weave in your ends.

Finishing: I chose to add some fringe to each short end of my scarf, however, you don't have to add the fringe if you don't want it. One roll of yarn (3 1/2 ounce roll) is enough to make a 4 3/4" wide by 54" long scarf...not including the 4" long fringe.

Here is a better shot of what a waffle stitch looks like on the scarf.

Happy Crocheting!

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