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How to Crochet a Scarf in Short Rows -- Vertical Scarves
How to Crochet a Scarf: Examples of Scarves Crocheted in Short Rows (Vertical Scarves)

How to Crochet a Scarf: Examples of Scarves Crocheted in Short Rows (Vertical Scarves)

Photos © Michael Solovay and Amy Solovay

Examples of Scarves Crocheted in Short Rows:

When you crochet lots of short rows stacked on top of each other, the end result is a scarf with a vertical orientation, like the ones shown in the photos above. Here are some examples of this type of scarf:

  • Simple crocheted scarf -- My photos shows this design crocheted in a variegated color of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. I've included a close-up photo of this design so that you can get a good look at which way the stitches are going.


  • Grid lace scarf (pictured in the lower photo) -- This scarf is crocheted using single crochet, double crochet and chain stitches which are arranged in such a way as to create a lacy grid pattern.


  • Vertical mesh scarf (not pictured) -- This scarf is comprised of an easy double crochet mesh that incorporates chain stitches. The scarf works up quickly and it's really drapey and comfortable.


  • Fancy Fur scarf (not pictured) -- This is an eyelash scarf with a lot of texture and visual interest.


  • Fun Fur scarf (not pictured) -- This is a basic eyelash yarn scarf.

This type of scarf starts off with a relatively short starting chain, and each row is short and quick to crochet; however, you'll have to crochet a relatively high number of rows to create a wearable scarf.

One advantage to this type of scarf: you don't have to decide ahead of time how long you want it to be; you can try it on as you are working it to see if you like the length.

When crocheting this type of scarf, the work is turned frequently. Be sure to crochet your turning chains neatly, as they will be highly visible along the edges of your work. If they are not crocheted carefully, your scarf could look sloppy.

Other than that, the process for crocheting this type of scarf is similar to the process outlined in my tutorial for how to crochet a scarf in long rows.

See More Pages in This Tutorial:

How to Crochet a Scarf | Choosing Materials for a Crocheted Scarf | How to Crochet a Scarf in Long Horizontal Rows | How to Crochet an Infinity Scarf | How to Crochet a Freeform Scarf | How to Finish Your Crocheted Scarf

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Check Out Free Crochet Patterns by Amy Solovay | Meet Amy Solovay, Crochet Pattern Designer and Author for About.com.

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