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Aran Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

blue cable scarf

Last Christmas my younger sister was knitting a sweater for my brother. About that time I realized that he didn’t have a scarf, and I knew I had to make him one. I thought it would be nice for it to match his new sweater. The sweater featured cables, so of course the scarf should too. I didn’t know how to make crochet cables, so I had to learn it. Once I got the hang of it, I did some experimenting to figure out the stitch placement and the design. This is what I came up with. After making the scarf, I had to make a hat to go with it.

Aran Scarf Crochet Pattern

Skill level

Intermediate

Materials

  • Light/#3/sport weight yarn—about 500 yards
  • Crochet Hook F
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Abbreviations – Written in US terms

  • Ch – chain
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Fpdc – front post double crochet
  • Bpdc – back post double crochet
  • Fptc – front post treble crochet
  • Sk – skip
  • St(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge

17 dcs x 10 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm)

Notes

The ch-2 at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch. To make the cables, each post crochet stitch is made around a post crochet stitch of the previous row. The half double crochets are done in the half double crochets of the previous row. Be very careful to work in the correct stitches.

Sizing

This scarf is 5” wide and 56” long. It can be made shorter or longer by adding or subtracting repeats of the pattern sequence.

Instructions

Row 1: Ch 26, dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (25 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, *bpdc 1, fpdc 1*, repeat *-* to the end of row, turn. (25 sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, *fpdc 1, bpdc 1* repeat *-* to end of row, turn. (25 sts)

Rows 4-6: Repeat rows 2 and 3. (25 sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (25 sts)

Row 8: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 1) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc in last st, turn. (25 sts)

Row 9: Ch 2, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. *Hdc 2 in next st, sk next 3 sts, fptc 2, hdc 2 in previous unworked st. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat from *-* 2 times. Hdc 2 in next st, sk next st, fpdc 1 in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 10: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc, turn. (32 sts)

Row 11: Ch 2, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. Hdc 2, fpdc 2, *hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working in front of fptcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat *-*, hdc 2, fpdc 2, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 12: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc, turn. (32 sts)

Row 13: Ch 2, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. (Hdc 2, fpdc 2) 2 times. Hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts. Repeat (-) 2 times, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 14: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc, turn. (32 sts)

Row 15: Ch 2, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. Hdc 2, fpdc 2, *hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working in front of fptcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat *-*, hdc 2, fpdc 2, hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1, turn. (32 sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc, turn. (32 sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, sk 1, fpdc 1. Behind last st made, fpdc in skipped st. *Hdc 2, sk next 4 sts, fptc 2, hdc in previous 2 unworked sts. Working behind the fptcs and in front of the hdcs, fptc in each of first 2 skipped sts.* Repeat from *-* 2 times. Hdc 2, sk next st, fpdc 1 in next st. Working in front of last st made, fpdc in previous unworked st, bpdc 1, turn. (32 sts)

Repeat rows 10-17 until the scarf measures about 53 inches. Make sure you end with row 17.

Next row: Ch 2, (bpdc 2, hdc 2 tog) 7 times, bpdc 2, fpdc, turn. (25 sts)

Next row: Ch 2, (fpdc 2, hdc 1) 7 times, fpdc 2, bpdc, turn. (25 sts)

Next row: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. (25 sts)

Ribbing rows

Row 1: Ch 2, *fpdc 1, bpdc 1*, repeat *-* to end of row, turn. (25 sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, *bpdc 1, fpdc 1,* repeat *-* to end of row, turn. (25 sts)

Rows 3-7: Repeat rows 1-2, ending with row 1. Fasten off and weave in ends.

I hope you like my cable scarf pattern. If you’d like to share it, please link to my page. Please don’t copy the pattern and paste it elsewhere. Don’t forget to check out the matching hat!

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