This is probably my very first crochet scarf using luxury yarn, a Merino-Soy blend from Lotus Yarns. This yarn, called “Sunset“, is available in subtle gradated colours that come out beautifully with the chevron pattern. “Sunset” also has a light sheen that shows off changes in the texture of the stitches, thus giving the back-loop stitches and the direction of the wave pattern prominence. I love how the ridges run over each other when the scarf is knotted!
With just the chevron pattern, a simple and elegant scarf can be crocheted. However, I decided to add some flowers, small ones that I call “florets”, to break the ‘movement’ of the waves. I also like the way the flowers peek under the knot of the scarf. My husband, however, prefers the scarf without the flowers!
A longer and wider scarf can be by simply making a longer foundation chain and adding more rows. My scarf is short and uses less than a skein of “Sunset” yarn (about 80 meters of the 120-meter skein). I want a short scarf so I can knot it and the edges won’t hang down loose. This is suitable for my environment, which is tropical, and night-time averages 25C and daytime 27C in the months of December to February. For me, that is cold!
Well, I won’t be using this scarf a lot but others might like it so I’m sharing the pattern here. And as always – please feel free to send me your comments, feedback, pattern suggestions and corrections. I’m just an email away!
Wave Scarf with Florets
Scarf shown is approximately 21 inches long and 3.75 inches wide.
Adjust the width by adding more rows. Adjust the length by increasing the foundation chain; work in multiples of 12 +3 chain stitches.
Lotus Yarns Sunset, color: 251
Patons Classic Wool Yarn, Natural Mix
Patons Classic Wool Yarn, Aran
Aluminum crochet hook 7/0 or 4mm (for scarf)
Aluminum crochet hook 5/0 or 3mm (for florets)
Chevron pattern = 2.5 inches with Lotus Yarns Sunset and 4mm hook
Pattern is written using US crochet terminology
The scarf is crocheted in one piece in rows starting along the long side. Determine the length of the scarf when you work the foundation chain. I wanted my scarf to be short so I can knot it with no loose ends hanging. My size is 21 inches long and I started with a foundation chain of 99 chain stitches (this measures about 24 inches long) to make 8 multiple repeats of the chevron pattern.
The small flowers are crocheted separately and finished off with a long tail for sewing onto the ends of the scarf.
Note: Work only in back loops all throughout.
Sc2tog [Insert hook in next st, yo and draw up a loop] two times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Dc2tog [Yo, insert hook in st, yo and draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook] two times, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
With “Sunset” yarn and larger hook, ch 99 (or a multiple of 12 sts +3).
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch fr hook, dc in each of next 3 ch, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] two times, dc in each of next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch, *2 dc in next ch, dc in each of next 3 ch, [dc2tog over next 2 ch] twice, dc in each of next 3 ch, 2 dc in next ch; rep fr * to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, [sc2tog] two times, sc in each of next 3 dc, 2 sc in next dc, *2 sc in next dc, sc in each of next 3 dc, [sc2tog] two times, sc in each of next 3 dc, 2 sc in next dc; rep fr *, ending last rep with 2 sc in top of turning ch. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3 (count as 1 dc), dc in first sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, [dc2tog] two times, dc in each of next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc, *2 dc in next sc, dc in each of next 3 sc, [dc2tog] twice, dc in each of next 3 sc, 2 dc in next sc; rep fr * to end. Turn.
Rep rows 2-3 to achieve desired width of scarf. The scarf shown was worked with 11 rows. Fasten off.
Using “Patons Classic Wool” yarn, ch 2. Sl st in first ch to make a ring.
Ch 1, make sc in ring, *ch 3, make sc in ring, rep fr * until you have 5 ch-3 petals, ending with sl st in first ch made. Fasten off with long tail for sewing.
Make 4 florets in Natural Mix color and 2 flowers in Aran color.
Place the florets on the right side at the ends of the scarf to determine a pleasant arrangement. My flower arrangement is determined by how the scarf is knotted. I wanted the florets to peek through the layers of the knot.
Sew the florets to the scarf, keeping the stitches in the center of the florets – don’t sew the florets flat around the petals!
Try other arrangements, add more florets.