Learn to make Crochet Crossed Trebles with this beautiful free crochet scarf pattern. The 4-row repeat makes cute little motifs that look like twist candy wrappers.
“Candy Twists Lacy Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Once you learn how to make the Bobble and Crossed Stitch, this project is is fairly easy. Not beginner, but not as much as Intermediate. For my testers, the most difficult part was getting passed that beginning stitch count! I’ve provided tips for that, just in case.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Crochet Crossed Trebles Scarf PatternDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein 2 skeins (440 yards used) of Petrol
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work row 1 as the initial set up.
- Work rows 2-5 to establish the 4-row repeat.
- Work the established 4-row repeat 3 times more.
- Fasten off and weave in ends securely.
This is a free crochet pattern and the written instructions are below. If you prefer a printable download, a PDF is also available for purchase.
My Crochet Pattern Notes
This scarf is made lengthwise, long end to long end rather than short side to short side. I didn’t choose this in order to make your life miserable. I promise. I chose it because I really like the look of the vertical lines going in this direction.
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7″ wide, 58″ long.
Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 2 skeins (440 yards used) of Petrol.
“Special Double Knit” is classified as a DK weight (size 3) yarn and is currently available in 100 shades.
Available at LoveCrafts (aff link). If you’re in the US, look up at the top right to switch to US Dollars. I’ve purchased from them for years and love the selection.
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I‘ve used DK weight yarn (size 3) because I love this size. There’s a lot of yardage on a 100g skein of Stylecraft Special DK. You could use any yarn you like, using the hook size you prefer. You may need to make changes to the number of stitches and the amount of yarn required.
If you are unable to use Stylecraft Special DK, any acrylic or acrylic blend in size 3 lightweight yarn will be close enough.
You can also use a heavier weight yarn, if you prefer. You’ll need more yarn and a larger hook. The project will be bigger. Or, adjust the stitch count.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
Bobble: Yarn over, insert hook in space indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yarn over, insert hook in same space, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook, rep from * once more, yarn over, pull through 4 loops on hook. The Bobble is worked on the wrong side but will show on the right side.
This crochet scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; rep=repeat; RS=right side; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sp=space; tr=treble crochet.
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
Difference Between Right-Handed and Left-Handed
I write all my patterns for right-handed and left-handed crocheters. I purposely avoid instructions that are right-hand centric.
Usually the look is the same when you crochet something up, whether you’re right-handed or left-handed. A crossed stitch, just like with cables, will produce the cross in the opposite direction.
The stitch in the front of the cross will be left-leaning for right handers and right-leaning for left handers. Nothing wrong with that. It could cause some confusion, so it’s better to know ahead of time.
Making Crossed Treble Crochets
This crossed trebles stitch is made across 3 stitches. You start out by skipping 2 stitches, then make a treble crochet in the next stitch. The stitch will be diagonal.
Because I wanted a nice separation of the crossed trebles, there is a chain between them. After you make the first treble, make a chain 1.
Now, to make the next treble, you’ll need to reach back a little bit. Remember that you skip 2 stitches before making the first treble crochet. Push the treble you’ve just made out of the way. Make the next treble in the first skipped stitch (of those 2 that you skipped).
What you’ll have is 1 treble crochet worked, a chain 1 and another treble crochet, crossing the first. The center stitch will remain skipped.
Other Crossed Treble Crochets
When you’re learning this stitch, you can’t simply watch a YouTube and duplicate it. Think about what is going on here.
When working with crossed stitches, you can actually cross them three different ways.
- Push the first stitch to the back and work in the front of it.
- Move the first stitch toward you and work in the back of it.
- Work around the first stitch to envelop it in the second stitch of the cross.
Addtionally, you can make cross stitches without the chain in between. I personally like the chain in between because it makes the cross more pronounced.
Just be clear that there are many options. Watch any YouTube videos you like but then come back to the pattern and read through it for differences so you can apply what you’ve learned to the actual pattern.
Working in stitch pattern, 16 stitches for 10 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 3, then add 3.
To make the same size scarf, worked horizontally, ch 30 to begin.
When making a long chain, you can take stitch markers or small pieces of spare yarn to mark every 20 or 30 chains. If you lose your place, at least it won’t be too far back.
If you like to do Foundation Single Crochet, you can easily substitute it for the foundation row. You could mark those at every 20 or 30 stitches to keep your place.
If you really don’t want to make this long foundation, that’s okay too. I’ve provided the number of chains so you can work in a side-to-side direction instead.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Note: If you prefer Foundation Single Crochet, make 230 (or one stitch less than the initial chain if you’re using the stitch multiples).
Row 1: Ch 231, sk 1 ch, sc in each remaining ch, turn: 230 sc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, sk first sc (do not count this skipped sc when continuing), *sk 2 sc, tr in next sc, ch 1, reach back slightly and working in front of tr just worked, tr in first skipped stitch of this 3-stitch group (crossed treble stitch made), rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn: 76 crossed treble groups.
Note: Try to make the single crochet after a Bobble a little tight so the Bobble stays pronounced on the right side of the work.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, sc in next tr, *bobble (see Special Stitches above) in ch-1 sp of crossed trebles, sc in next 2 tr, rep from * to last ch-1 sp, bobble in last ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, sc in top of beg ch 3, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, sk first sc, *sk next sc and bobble, tr in next sc, ch 1, reach back slightly and working in front of tr just worked, tr in first skipped sc, leaving the bobble unworked (crossed treble stitch made), rep from * to last sc, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sc in next tr, sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next tr, rep from * across, sc in top of beg ch 3, turn: 230 sc.
Rows 6-17: Rep rows 2-5. Fasten off after final row.
Weave in all ends securely.
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