Here is the scarf to match the Ribbed Crochet Hat I made for my boyfriend. The pattern couldn’t be simpler; just alternating front and back post double crochet stitches that create a ribbed design reminiscent of knit. This is even easier than the hat, as it is just a long rectangle without any increases. It can be done any width and length that you like. My scarf is 5″ wide and 55″ long. I used the same yarn for this as I used for the hat, which is an alpaca wool blend that I got locally. It seems to me to be about a sport weight.
- Light/#3/DK weight yarn in two colors: 200g main color and 100g contrasting color
- Hook G (4.25 mm)
- Fdc – foundation double crochet
- Ch – chain
- Fpdc – front post double crochet
- Bpdc – back post double crochet
The pattern for the gauge is alternating front and back post double crochets for a total of 12 stitches, counting the initial ch-2 as a double crochet. This is repeated for 7 rows to measure 2”x2”.
Row 1: Using main color, fdc 32, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, *fpdc, bpdc; repeat from * to end of row, fpdc around beginning ch of first row, turn. (32 total sts)
Row 3: Repeat row 2.
Continue repeating row 2 until the scarf is about 50″ long. On last pull-through of that row, change to contrasting color. Repeat row 2 until contrasting color part reaches 2 1/2″ (9 rows). Fasten off.
Working on opposite end of scarf, join contrasting color with fpdc around first stitch of the first row. Bpdc, *fpdc, bpdc; repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: Ch 2, bpdc, *fpdc, bpdc; repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat last row for 2 1/2″, same number of rows as trim at other end. Fasten off and weave in ends.
This crochet scarf is thick and warm, ideal for cold mornings or winter days. Don’t forget to make the hat for a matched set.