This Lightweight Crochet Scarf Pattern is made with only one skein of yarn in 3 hours. Perfect for a last minute gift for your bestie or yourself!
When you’re looking to learn a new stitch pattern, this lightweight crochet scarf is the one. It’s unique enough that you don’t see it often and it produces outstanding crochet lace.
“Boxed Bobbles Lacy Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Jan. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Intermediate.
A lightweight crochet scarf is just the perfect accessory for a transition of the seasons. Make it in a lighter color for spring or jewel tones for fall.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
Lightweight Boxed Bobbles ScarfDesigner: 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: 1 skein, Vintage Peach
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size H-8 (5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work rows 1-2 as the initial set up.
- Work rows 3-6 to establish 4-row repeat.
- Work established 4-row repeat 20 times more.
- Work 2 final rows to even off the top.
- Fasten off and weave in ends securely.
This is lightweight crochet scarf 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 crocheted from short end to short end. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn a new stitch pattern with an interesting and jawdropping lace. Pay attention to the instructions, especially when you’re just learning it.
Once you see how beautiful it is, though, look out! You may want to make something bigger. It will be extraordinary as a rectangle shawl. You’ll find the stitch multiples below so you can make it any width you like.
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7″ x 60″
Stylecraft “Special DK”, 100% acrylic, 322 yds/295m per 3.5 oz/100g per skein: 1 skein, Vintage Peach.
“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.
If you’re going to make a lightweight crochet scarf, you’ll want a lightweight yarn. But, the pattern works for more than that. 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.
Learning The Stitch Pattern
I guess I will always be a teacher. Even the most difficult stitch pattern can be learned easily if you have the right instructions. This stitch pattern has a lot going on so I’ve split up the stitches into workable chunks.
The first thing you’ll need is a Partial Treble Crochet. This is simply a treble crochet worked up to the closing of the last loop. You just don’t finish up the stitch and you sort of leave it “hanging”.
The Cluster is made of two of these Partial Treble Crochets. They have some space in between them so the two trebles form a point.
The next stitch to learn is the Partial Double Crochet. Like the other partial stitch, you are working a double crochet up to the closing of the last loop.
To combine everything, you finally reach the Filled Cluster. This is a Partial Treble, 4 Partial Doubles, then another Partial Treble. Close the entire thing by yarning over and pulling through 7 loops on hook.
I think the most difficult part of this stitch is that my muscle memory tried to close after I had made the 4 doubles. So, just be aware of that last Partial Treble.
Partial Treble Crochet (ptr): Yarn over twice, insert hook in chain or stitch indicated, yarn over, pull loop through, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook] twice. 2 loops remaining on hook.
Cluster (cl): Ptr in top of same st as last sc worked, ptr in top of next cl, yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
Partial Double Crochet (pdc): Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, pull loop through, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook. 2 loops remaining on hook.
Filled Cluster (fcl): Ptr in top of same st as last sc worked, 4 pdc in next sc, ptr in top of next cl, yarn over, pull through 7 loops on hook.
This crochet scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
beg=beginning; ch=chain; lp(s)=loop(s); RS=right side; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; st(s)=stitch(es); tr=treble crochet; yo=yarn over.
All numbers after the colon at the end of the instructions are stitch counts. Use the stitch count to check your work.
In stitch pattern, 18 stitches for 6 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
To change the width, make your initial chain any multiple of 12, then add 8.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Tip: Since some of the chains will have 3 stitches in them, try to make your beginning chain loosely. If you experience difficulty, you may need to make the beginning chain with a slightly larger hook.
Row 1: Ch 32, sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, ptr (see Special Stitches above) in same ch as last sc worked, sk 5 ch, ptr in next ch, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (beginning cluster made), ch 3, sc in same ch as last st worked, rep from * across, turn: 5 cl.
Row 2: Ch 4, [tr, ch 3, sc] in top of first cl, *ch 3, ptr in same st as last sc worked, ptr in top of next cl, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook (cluster made), ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, rep from * to last sc, ch 3, ptr in same st as last sc worked, ptr in last sc, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, turn, 4 cl.
Note: The first single crochet on odd rows disappears easily. Place a stitch marker on it, if you experience difficulty with finding it at the end of even rows.
Row 3 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, work fcl (see Special Stitches above), ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, ch 3, work cl (see Special Stitches above), ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, rep from * to last sc, ch 3, ptr in top of same st as last sc worked, 4 pdc in next sc, ptr in top of beg ch 4, yarn over, pull through 7 loops on hook, ch 3, sc in same ch of beg ch 4, turn: 5 cl.
Row 4: Ch 4, [tr, ch 3, sc] in top of first cl, *ch 3, work cl, ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, rep from * to last sc, ch 3, ptr in same st as last sc worked, ptr in last sc of row, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, turn, 4 cl.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 3, work cl, ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, ch 3, work fcl, ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, rep from * to last sc, ch 3, ptr in top of same st as last sc worked, ptr in top of beg ch 4, yo, pull through 3 loops on hook, ch 3, sc in same ch of beg ch 4, turn: 5 cl.
Row 6: Ch 4, [tr, ch 3, sc] in top of first cl, *ch 3, work cl, ch 3, sc in same st as last st worked, rep from * to last sc, ch 3, ptr in same st as last sc worked, ptr in last sc of row, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, turn, 4 cl.
Rows 7-86: Rep rows 3-6.
Rows 87-88: Rep rows 3-4. Fasten off.
Weave in all ends securely. Block lightly, if desired.
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