Easy Crochet Double Stitch Scarf Pattern - FREE

Crochet Double Stitch Scarf Pattern by Janice Jones
|Published 04-13-2023

This crochet double stitch scarf pattern is for you, the ultimate beginner crocheter  and the perfect project to perfect some of those skills you are currently learning while making something beautiful and practical. 

It uses double crochet stitches and double crochet front post stitches.  You can practice both of these stitches and create a work of art, that anyone would be proud to wear.  If you want to go one step farther, there are instructions at the end of the pattern to learn and practice a decrease stitch called the double crochet two together.

I have chosen a very soft acrylic yarn which is easy to manage and very affordable, but feel free to substitute any worsted weight yarn of your choice.

Double crochet stitch scarf modeled by an Asian American

A Word About Scarf Sizes

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One of the first questions that most beginners ask is how long and wide to make a typical scarf.  If you are wondering, you are not alone.  It is a great question worth investigating before we begin our project.

Length and Width

Double Crochet Scarf folded in half

The old rule of thumb is that a crochet scarf should be as long as the wearer is tall. This ensures that the wearer can wrap the scarf around their neck at least once.  So if the person is 5 foot tall, the scarf 60 inches long.  

Another way to determine a scarf length is to measure the arm length from both arms outstretched at the sides from fingertip to fingertip.

There are two ways to determine the width of a scarf.  The first way is to measure the palm of your hand from the top of your middle finger to your wrist.

The second way is to spread out your fingers and measure the span from your thumb to your pinky.

If you are making this scarf for someone else, always check to see what they prefer.  Here's another free pattern resource that I have written to give you some more ideas.  The article is about knitting, but the scarf sizes are the same regardless of how it is made.

Easy Crochet Double Stitch Scarf Pattern - FREE Directions

Double crochet scarf in demin yarn modeled by an Asian American model

Skill Level

From the Craft Yarn Council, the symbol used to determine the skill level required to finish the project.

Abbreviations

Dc - Double Crochet Stitch

Tr - Trebble Crochet Stitch

Sc - Single Crochet Stitch

Hdc - Half Double Crochet Stitch

Ch - Chain

For this project, you will want to get some bulky weight yarn (CYC #5), a US Hook #K (6.5 mm), scissors, and a tapestry needle with an extra large eye for weaving in ends.

For the blanket that is pictured on this page, I used:

Yarnspirations, BERNAT Velvet, Number 5, Bulky Yarn in Blush Pink.  I also created a border in colorway Vapor Gray.

For making a queen sized blanket, I used 7 skeins of the may color and 2 skeins of a contrasting color.   If you choose to make a different sized blanket, You will need more or less yarn.

Finished Measurements

90 x 100 inches (225 x 250 cm) before border which is optional

Gauge

The actual gauge is not important in this project.

Project Notes

All instructions are written in U.S. terms.

Skills Needed for this Plush Yarn Easy Crochet Blanket

Half double crochet

Double Crochet Stitch

Single Crochet Stitch

Chain Stitch

Understand Pattern Directions

Materials Needed 

  • I love this Yarn, Number 4 Worsted Weight, 100% Acrylic, in #714, Marled Denim, 5 oz (142 g) 252 yds (230 m):  one skein
  • Number 4.5 mm crochet hook
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry needle
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch markers, optional

Tips

To prevent having to recount chain stitches, place stitch markers at every 25 stitches.

Directions

Chain 202.

Row 1:  sc in each chain across row.  Ch 3. Turn

Row 2:  DC in each sc across row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3:  Dc in each dc across row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 4: DC in each dc across row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 5:  fpdc in each dc across row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 6:  DC in each dc across row. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat rows 5 and 6 for a total of 4 times

Next 4 rows:  Dc across row with Dh 3 at end of each row until last row.  Ch 1 turn.

Last row:  sc in each double crochet across row.  Choose one finishing technique from below.

Finishing:  Two Choices

Demin yarn creating a double crochet scarf modeled by an Asian American Model in the fall

Choice One:  Finish straight across row.  You can either add an additional row of double crochet stitches across the end side by working one dc in each space across row.  (20 dc) or if you prefer, fasten off after the last row.   Fasten off and weave in ends.

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Choice Number 2:  Tapered Edge with/without tassel

A second option is to use decrease stitches on either side to taper the end to a point. Then you are free to add a tassel if you like.  

Directions for this option:

Do not cut yarn at the end of the last row.

Row 1:  Work one row of dc across the end row. Turn, Ch 3.

Row 2: DC2tog in second dc, dc to last two stitches.  DC2tog.  Ch 3 and turn.

Repeat following rows until there is one dc st.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends or keep long to be included in tassel.

Tassels:  The tassels on this pattern are 6 inches long, but feel free to make yours longer or shorter.

To make tassels:  Cut 14 lengths of yarn, 12 inches long each. Divide lengths of yarn into two piles.  Fold each group of yarn in half.  Using a large head crochet hook, pull through one tassel  through each of the two end tips of the scarf.

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Hi, I’m Janice, the voice behind Smart-Knit-Crocheting. I love to knit and crochet and even more, I love teaching others what I know.

Though I learned to knit and crochet as a child, I didn’t get serious about these amazing hobbies until I retired. I’m a certified knit and crochet instructor through the Craft Yarn Council and am working on becoming a Master Hand Knitter through The Knitting Guild Association.

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