This scarf is crocheted using eyelash yarn. The checkerboard pattern is created using the tapestry crochet technique. If you are not familiar with how to do tapestry crochet, you can click here to find tapestry crochet instructions. If you don't already know how to change colors in single crochet stitch, this linked tutorial will teach you how to do so.
This scarf is a child-friendly design that could also be worn by teens or adults.
I've crocheted two different project samples that are similar but slightly different. On this page, I've posted the pattern for the version you see pictured. On page 1, I've posted a similar pattern for the scarf pictured on that page.
Crochet Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: My sample scarf was made using the following yarns:
- Color A: Bernat Softee baby yarn in the color called "Pale Blue"; you'll need less than one 5 oz ball of this color.
- Color B: Lion Brand Fun Fur in the "Citrus" print colorway -- You'll need somewhere around 2 balls of this yarn. This colorway features shades of blue and green.
- Color C: Lion Brand Fun Fur in the "Fiji" print colorway -- This color has now been discontinued, so you'll want to find a substitute (unless you happen to have the Fiji stashed already, or you know where you can get some.) There are still plenty of fabulous Fun Fur colors to choose from; I think perhaps the Citrus Print would be nice paired with the aquamarine, for example, or you could choose two completely different colors of Fun Fur for colors B and C. Whichever colors you choose, you'll need somewhere around 2 balls of each.
Crochet Hook: You'll need a large crochet hook; choose a hook that is large enough to accommodate two strands of yarn held together throughout, perhaps a size J or K hook.
Other: Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
Finished Scarf Size: 60 inches wide by about 3.75 inches high
10 sts = 4 inches when working in pattern.
I recommend taking the time to check your gauge, although matching my gauge is not absolutely critical for success with this project. Your scarf will be wearable even if it turns out to be a different size than my sample scarf, but you do want to make sure it isn't going to be way off.
Color A is used throughout the entire scarf. It is held together with either a strand of color B or a strand of color C (the eyelash yarns) throughout.
Remember to work in the tapestry crochet technique from the beginning. I recommend carrying your inactive yarn from the very first stitch in row 1.
Work 1 ch st between rows for your turning chains.
Using a strand of color A and a strand of color B held together, Ch 151.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in ea of the next 4 chs. Before completing the last step of the last st, change colors so that you are working with 1 strand of color A and 1 strand of color C. [Carring your inactive colors inside your stitches, work another 5 sts and then change colors again.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way across the row.
Rows 2-5: Continue working in established color pattern.
Rows 6-10: Reverse the established color pattern to form the checkerboard; wherever you were using a strand of Color A plus B, use a strand of color A plus a strand of color C instead, and vice versa.
Finishing the Scarf
End off and weave in all loose ends. It is unnecessary to block this scarf; you can wear it immediately.