This Free Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern is the perfect accessory for Spring and Fall, when it’s not absolutely winter cold, and you just need a little something extra.
The scarf is embellished with three optional buttons on the short edge, making it a convertible scarf. You can wear it like a typical scarf or as a cowl or infinity scarf.
“Lacy Convertible Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Dec. 2022 All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
This would be a great beginner lace project. Perhaps not the very first project. This Knit Look Beginner Scarf would be better for a first project. But, when you get a little more comfortable with knowing more stitches, this lacy scarf is a terrific next step.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Free Lacy Crochet Scarf PatternDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
When est. crochet time is over 24 hours, each 24 hours will automatically adjust to a day.
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- Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein 2 skeins (485 yards used) of Lavender
- Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- 3 Size 7/8" Buttons optional
- Sewing Thread and Needle optional
- Work Row 1 to establish lower edge of scarf.
- Work Rows 2-3 to establish 2-row repeat.
- Work Rows 3-153 in 2-row repeat.
- Optional: Sew on three buttons or seam the short edges together to form an Infinity Scarf.
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 worked in a lightweight, lace stitch pattern, easy to memorize. It’s perfect for a little touch of color on the days before and just after winter. For those times that it’s warmer, but not yet warm enough.
There is an easy 2-row repeat and the scarf is worked horizontally, short edge to short edge.
You can sew on three buttons on one long edge, if you like, to turn this scarf into a convertible scarf. Or, seam the first row to the last row to make an Infinity Scarf.
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8″ wide, 62″ long.
Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 2 skeins (485 yards used) of Lavender.
“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. It’s a scarf, so there’s a lot of things you can do to make the size you want.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
3 Size 7/8″ Buttons, optional.
Sewing thread and needle, optional.
V-Stitch (v-st): [dc, ch 2, dc] in st indicated.
Shell: [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in st indicated.
This Lacy Scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; dc=double crochet; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sp(s)=space(s); st(s)=stitch(es).
All numbers after the colon at the end of an instruction are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
In stitch pattern, 22 stitches for 10 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 7, then add 2.
Examples: 7×7=49, plus 2 is 51; 7×4=28, plus 2 is 30.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 44, sc in second ch from hook, *sk 2 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.
Tip: If your beg ch-3 seems a little loose on the edges, try a beg ch-2 instead.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in same sc, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, *v-st (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, ch 1, sc in ch-2 sp, ch 1, rep from * to last sc, 2 dc in last sc, turn: 5 v-sts.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *Shell (see Special Stitches above) in next sc, sc in ch-2 sp of v-st, rep from * to last sc, Shell in last sc, sc in top of beg ch-3, turn: 6 Shells.
Rows 4-153: Rep rows 2-3. Fasten off after final row.
Weave in all ends securely with yarn needle. With sewing thread and needle, sew on buttons evenly across the short edge at row 1.
If you prefer, you can seam the bottom of Row 1 to the top of Row 153 to form an Infinity Scarf. There are no buttonholes since the holes in the lace are large enough for the buttons to fit through.
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