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How to Crochet a Freeform Scarf

James Walters and Sylvia Cosh popularized a technique of organic crochet patchwork which you can use to crochet freeform scarves or other projects. This way of working is free and creative; it does not require much pre-planning, and it doesn't tie you down to working from a pattern.

On the other hand, you never quite know what you'll get. Every project is a brand new adventure! So if you're an adventurous crocheter, this might be a fun idea for you to explore for making scarves or whatever else you might like to try.

If you want to crochet a scarf using this technique, follow the instructions given in their worksheet (linked above,) taking care to create your patchwork in a size and shape that would be suitable for a scarf.

Freeform Crochet Scarf Tutorials

The following tutorials are posted at other websites on the Internet:

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References and External Links

I learned almost everything I know about freeform crochet by reading books written by Sylvia Cosh, James Walters and Del Pitt Feldman:


The Crochet Workbook
By Sylvia Cosh and James Walters
ISBN #0312040326

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This book is hard to find; since it is out of print, you'll be at the mercy of the secondary market when looking for copies. If you can manage to find a copy of it, it's usually rather expensive. If you do not have access to a copy of the book, try reading through the freeform crochet worksheets at the authors' website; I highly recommend them.


Crochet: Discovery and Design
By Del Pitt Feldman
ISBN #0385051336

This is another out-of-print book that can be challenging to locate. This book was published in the 1970s, and looks it.

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