Friday, October 27, 2017

Crochet Bohemian Scarf - free pattern

Ladies, sharpen your hooks. The weekend is upon us and this is a wonderful project to tackle. This surely makes a great Christmas gift you'd want to give a try.


* 5 skeins of different color and size of yarn (I know there are only 4 in the pictures, but I used 5) ranging from sport to chunky yarn

* relevant hooks - I used 2 sizes: 7.00 & 3.00 mm
Optional: if you want to recreate the looks of my boho scarf, you will need all kinds of different ribbons. I used crochet, lace and sateen ribbons to decorate the fringed edging with the coral/burgundy scarf and also to weave through the blue/beige scarf.
To make this scarf we are going to use the Larksfoot / Icicle Stitch. The pattern uses multiples of 4.
Measurements of the tutorial scarf: 52.4"/133 cm in length and 7.9" / 20 cm in width.
Length of fringes: 6.7" / 17 cm.
Important: change color for each new row.
Foundation: ch 181
Row 1:dc in 4th st from hook (makes the 2nd dc), then 1dc, ch1, sk1, 3dc. Leave a long tail - do this for every row.
Row 2: {insert new yarn} repeat row 1.
To start it, ch 3 (counts as the 1st dc) and 2 dc in the next 2 sts.  Continue making these sets of 3 dcs.

Row 3: {insert new yarn}
Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), sk 1, 1dc (over the 3rd dc in the row below), 1 elongated dc (encompassing the space of this and the row below it), 1 dc in the next stitch. This is the pattern for this row.

ended row 3 by making the first dc of the larksfoot stitch (look closely at the picture). So whatever stitch number you choose (for the foundation) do not get confused if it ends differently (and it certainly will) – you just follow the pattern and be fine wherever it ends.

Mind the next row, though.
Row 4: repeat row 2 (mind how you finished). As you can see from the picture, I chained 4 and repeated row 2 across.

Row 5: repeat row 3
The repetition of rows 2 and 3 as well as the different yarn sizes makes this scarf greatly textured and appealing.

When you finish the scarf you are left with long tails. Now, you can weave these or tie ones next to one another together because we are going to make fringes which are going to cover these.
Add fringes of the same color as in the row, so the edging comes natural.

You can leave the scarf with the fringes only or add a bit of glam to it. Cut, place and pin to your own liking the arrangement of ribbons. Using a sewing thread and needle, secure these ribbons by sewing them onto the edge of the scarf. For the blue scarf I weaved the ribbons through.

Add bohemian pom-poms. Tutorial for them here.

Enjoy your new bohemian scarf!
 The downloadable, compressed copy for this pattern is available on etsy.


Alhana said...

Mixing different yarn sizes and textures surely does add flavour to the scarf! The blue one reminds me of the sea shore. Eva looks stunning, as always. :-)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Alhana! I really liked playing with different sizes and I would have added even more beautiful ribbons if I had at hand my valued supplies, but am satisfied with both.

Atelier Marie-Lucienne said...

You've just saved my day, dear Maya. I'm not up to anything Christmassy today (well not right from the start) - mustn't take but Christmas stuff to the fair - I might give this bohemian scarf a try. Or at least try something alike. So, I'll make myself a nice cup of coffee, roll up my sleeves and dive into my stash. See you!

vnik said...

Wonderful pattern!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I love scarves like this. It's like crazy quilting, anything goes. :)

Mia said...

Beautiful scarves, Maya. I love the colours your used. And the lace in the tails is absolutely amazing! Thank you for sharing the lovely pattern. Have a great weekend, my friend.

Maya Kuzman said...

I am glad you like it Marjan. It really works up fast especially if you make it with chunky yarn :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you!

Maya Kuzman said...

You said it right Tammy!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much Mia! Have a great weekend too!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous again! Love it! You've made some clear pictures, thank you!
I can't choose which colorscheme I like the most... Such a good idea for Christmas gifts.. I'll give it a try, as soon as I'm through with my current projects :-)

Christina(ArtDecorationCrafting) said...

Whatever you make are little pieces of art. I really believe you are an artist in crocheting. Gorgeous is the only thing I can say :)

Tarahlynn said...

I love these! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at the To Grandma's house we go link party, I will be featuring you tomorrow when the new party starts :)

Stephanie Abbott said...

Love that scarf pattern, Maya! Thanks for sharing with our link party!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I love your bohemian scarf Maya and I'm so happy you shared your free pattern at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring it at this week's party. Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Shelagh West said...

How many grams off wool did this scarf take to make?

Maya Kuzman said...

I used different sizes of about 4 to 5 yarns. Really don't know how much I used. Maybe 20 grams?
Leftover yarn is great for this project.

French pretties said...

Gorgeous piece! I have to do it for my daughter. Thanks for idea. Hugs.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Hi Maya,
Just wanted to stop by and let you know that this post was featured in the Create, Bake, Grow & Gather link party Fall Feature magazine at
I thank you for your contributions to the party.
Hugs, Kerryanne