The Big Checked Crochet Scarf is a giant, oversized, classic, ludicrously capacious scarf, and a free crochet pattern on Moogly! Featuring Caron Colorama Halo Perfect Phasing in your choice of three colors, this pattern is perfect for holiday gift-giving – and for making a very cozy statement. Get the supplies and the crochet pattern below!
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Is Lenny in the Room?
In the world of crochet, the scarf stands as a timeless accessory, effortlessly combining style and functionality. However, for those seeking a touch of uniqueness and a cozy embrace, this large crocheted checked scarf is the must-try project this season. The super scarf trend started with Mr. Kravitz’s extraordinary brown muffler, but there’s a lot to recommend them! A giant scarf is perfect for looking chic and staying warm this winter. Wrap it up in any style you like – there’s enough fabric here to let you wear it however you like, and look great doing it. And it’s a scarf – so if you want it longer or shorter, it’s easy to adjust for a custom fit!
Grab your favorite shades of Caron Colorama Halo Perfect Phasing
The Big Checked Crochet Scarf provides a canvas for creativity and self-expression with so many wonderful colors to choose from! Caron Colorama Halo Perfect Phasing allows you to create a vibrant visual feast, or opt for a more subdued palette for an understated elegance. The checked pattern, formed by shifting one color over every six rows, adds a trendy touch of sophistication, making it an ideal accessory for both casual outings and formal occasions – indoors or out!
The generous size of this scarf ensures maximum warmth, making it the perfect companion for chilly days. The yarn features a gorgeous “halo” of fuzz that adds interest, and coziness! The Big Checked Crochet Scarf presents a delightful blend of style, comfort, and versatility. It’s a fashion statement that you make uniquely yours, stitch by stitch.
Perfect for Every Skill Level
And this time of year especially, I wanted to make sure that this free crochet pattern is available to enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you’re a seasoned crochet artist or a beginner looking for a rewarding project, the Big Checked Crochet Scarf offers a soothing and gratifying experience. The simplicity of the pattern ensures that even newcomers to the world of crochet can create a stunning accessory that is bound to turn heads.
Big Checked Crochet Scarf
US-L, 8.0 mm crochet hook, Susan Bates
900 – 985 yds Caron Colorama Halo Perfect Phasing yarn (#5 Bulky; 71% Acrylic,18% Nylon,11% Polyester; 227 g/8 oz, 440 m/481 yds)
A: Vanilla Frost – start at the outside end
B: Beeswas Frost – start at the inside end
C: Nutmeg Frost – start at the inside end
Gauge: 10 sts x 6 rows = 4″/10 cm in dc
Size: Approx 13″ wide x 120″ (10′) long laid flat, excluding fringe
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Big Checked Crochet Scarf Tutorial – COMING SOON
To create the color layout shown, please see the yarn list above to see which end of the skein to pull from in each color. For other colors, you’ll need to decide which end to pull from to get the look desired.
If you would prefer to not use the FDC stitch, you can instead work Row 1 as follows: With Color C ch 11, with Color B ch 11, with Color A ch 13, skip the 3 chs closest to the hook (counts as first dc), dc in next 10 chs, with Color B dc in next 11 chs, with Color C dc in last 11 chs; turn. (33 sts)
If you would prefer to not use the CSDC and/or STDC stitch, you can use a ch 3 or dc substitute of your choice.
When switching colors, finish the last st of the previous st with the new color. Be sure to use the
This pattern is worked with 3 colors in each row. Leave each color hanging from its last stitch unless otherwise instructed, and pick it back up for that color in the next row.
Be sure to weave in all ends into the same colored stitches.
To change the length of the scarf, simply eliminate or add 6-row stripe sections as desired.
To change the width, use a larger or smaller number of stitches, divisible by 3.
Big Checked Crochet Scarf Instructions
Row 1: With Color A FDC 11, with Color B FDC 11, with Color C FDC 11; turn. (33 sts all rows)
Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with Color B dc 11, with Color A dc 11; turn.
Row 3: CSDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with Color B dc 11, with Color C dc 11; turn.
Rows 4 and 5: Rep Row 2 and Row 3.
Row 6: CSDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with Color B dc 11, with Color A dc 11; do NOT turn. Break Color A and finish off that end.
Row 1: With the last color of the previous stripe and working over the yarn used in the previous row, STDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with color just worked over and working over the yarn used in the previous row, dc in the next 11 sts, with color just worked over dc in the last 11 sts; turn.
Rows 2 – 5: CSDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with next color dc in next 11 sts, with next color dc in last 11 sts; turn.
Row 6: CSDC in first st, dc in next 10 sts, with next color dc in next 11 sts, with next color dc in last 11 sts; turn. Break the first color used in this stripe section.
Stripes 3 – 30:
Repeat Stripe 2 instructions, shifting over one color with each stripe. Work to 180 rows (30 stripes) or to the desired length. After the last row, break all yarns and weave in all ends.
There are lots of different fringe styles available, so feel free to use your favorite here, and make it your own! This scarf is reversible, so you can add the fringe to either side. For longer or shorter fringe, add or subtract from the ch-30s. Shown using Color A.
Join to the first st of one end with a sl st, *ch 30, slip st in next st; rep from * to end. Break yarn and finish off. Repeat on the other end.
And Now You’re Ready to Take the World by Cozy Storm!
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