This One Skein Boucle Crochet Scarf is the perfect project for those times when you couldn’t resist buying that gorgeous hank of luxury yarn but you don’t know what to do with it. Yet!
“Boucle Skinny Scarf” free crochet pattern by Kim Guzman © Feb. 2023. All rights reserved.
Technique: Regular Crochet.
Skill Level: Easy.
Crochet Pattern At A Glance
One Skein Boucle Crochet ScarfDesigner: Kim Guzman © 2022-23. All rights reserved.
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- Arkansas Yarn Co’s “Pearl” in colorway Zombie in a Tutu, 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 437 yds, 100g, 437 yards used.
- Suggested Crochet Hook Size G-7 (4.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge
- Yarn Needle for weaving ends
- Work rows 1-30, increasing each row by one stitch from 1 stitch to 30 stitches on the last row.
- Work rows 31-215 on 30 stitches with no increasing.
- Work rows 216-244, decreasing each row by one stitch from 30 stitches to 1 stitch on the last row.
- Work one row of Trim around.
This boucle yarn crochet scarf is 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 from point to point, short end to short end. It’s made in solely single crochet because boucle yarn is a difficult yarn to use in crochet. The silky slubs try to get stuck in the loops so it’s best to use easy stitches and work with a steady and cautious hand.
Don’t get impatient and crochet too quickly. It’s difficult to rip out so, if you do, use care so you don’t damage the yarn.
How To Turn A Hank Of Yarn Into A Ball
Since this boucle is a luxury yarn and it’s slippery, I decided it would be best to manually roll it into a ball. I didn’t want to try to make a cake of yarn. Too slippery and the strands were likely to be sticky.
In you’re unsure of how to use a hank of yarn, have a look at this YouTube video on turning a hank of yarn into a ball.
I had Christian help me but if you don’t have a teenaged son, you can use the back of a chair.
I put the ball of yarn in a 1/2 gallon canning jar when working with it. I’ll admit that I couldn’t find my yarn bowl after my long break from crochet. The canning jar worked just as well, if not better. No chance at all of it rolling out.
Blocking Your Project
This yarn is 90% superwash merino. It’s marked as handwash/dry flat. Be aware that superwash merino blocks out a lot.
Place your project in a bowl of cool water. Submerge completely. Squeeze gently with a towel to remove any excess water. Place the project on a flat surface and shape. You will immediately see just how much your project will grow.
You won’t necessarily need any pins or blocking wires, unless you absolutely want them. I just like to shape and let dry.
The measurements and gauge provided are after this wet blocking.
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6″ x 57″, after blocking.
Arkansas Yarn Co’s “Pearl” in colorway Zombie in a Tutu, 90% superwash merino, 10% nylon, 437 yds, 100g, 437 yards used.
This boucle style yarn is from Arkansas Yarn Co. It’s made of a textured strand with little silky slubs. It’s considered to be a fingering weight. Because of the slubs, it’s necessary to work with a larger hook at more of a DK gauge. So, although technically a size 2, I consider it to be more of a size 3 when working on a crochet project.
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I’ve created this pattern because I know how difficult it is to go to a yarn store and not buy some fantastic luxury yarn. You just fall in love with it, and it has to come home with you. But, then, what do you do with that one ball of luxury yarn?
This free skinny scarf pattern works great for that one ball of yarn. I’ve used almost the entire hank.
Suggested Crochet Hook Size G-7 (4.5mm) or hook needed to meet gauge.
Yarn Needle for weaving ends.
This crochet scarf pattern is written in US crochet terminology.
ch=chain; rep=repeat; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl=slip; st=stitch.
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, after blocking with more of a stretch lengthwise, 22 sc for 17 rows measures approximately 4″ x 4″.
Gauge will only be important in order to avoid running out of yarn before you finish the project. If you’re not worried about running out of yarn, you can work at any gauge you like.
Free Crochet Pattern Instructions
Row 1: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn: 1 sc.
Row 2: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next sc, turn: 2 sc.
Rows 3-30: Ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each sc across, turn. The number of sc increases by 1 on each row. On final row, 30 sc.
Rows 31-215: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn: 30 sc.
Row 216: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in each remaining sc across, turn: 29 sc.
Rows 217-244: Rep row 216. The number of sc decreases by 1 on each row. On final row, 1 sc.
Ch 1, sc on side of last sc and on side of each row to row 1, ch 2. Now working along sides of rows on opposite side, work sc on side of each row to row 244, ch 2, sl st to first sc of Trim.
Weave in all ends carefully. If you like, block by placing entire scarf in a bowl of cool water, squeeze gently with a towel then shape on a flat surface. Allow to dry completely.
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Mary Ann says
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Kim Guzman says
Thank you! I hope you enjoy the patterns. 🙂