Thursday, December 14, 2023

Chunky Maple Leaf Scarf - free crochet pattern

What feels like eons ago, I had a "Last Minute Gifts" series here on the blog, and lately I've been thinking about it once and again. I loved the time spent brainstorming ideas of gifts that could literally be whipped out in no time, picking the projects and materials, and making everything come to life. Very fond memories indeed. 
That's why I am continuing the series with a first after so many years, and this time it is going to be a scarf. 
The Maple Leaf Scarf is a great project which you can do while watching your favourite show, because the pattern is fantastically easy and the chunky yarn makes it grow truly fast. 
Now, before we begin, please note that: The written  pattern in its entirety along with the photos are for personal use only. All property rights belong to Maya Kuzman of The Little Treasures.

Yarn and hook: 200 gr of bulky/chunky yarn of your choice, a 10mm (UK:3 /US P) and an 8 mm hook (UK: 1/0 /US:L-11).

Mind that you can use whatever yarn size/weight (and relevant hook for that weight) you have at hand; that will only influence the size of your scarf – hence smaller weights of yarn will yield thinner scarves. 
Other: Scissors and tapestry needle for weaving ends.
Stitches in US terminology: stitch (st.), skip (sk), chain (ch), chain space (ch-sp), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc).  

Foundation and row 1: With a 10mm hook, ch17. Change to a 8 mm hook, and dc1 in 4th st from hook. Ch2, sk5, and in next st. dc1,ch1,dc1,ch3,dc1,ch1,dc1, ch2, then sk5 and dc1 in last 2 sts. Ch3 and turn work
(this ch3 counts as the 1st dc).
Row 2: Dc1 in 2nd st, ch2 and in the central ch-sp (the ch3 we made below) dc1,ch1,dc1,ch3,dc1,ch1,dc1, ch2, and dc1 in the last 2 sts. Ch3 and turn work. 
Rows 3- desired length: repeat row 2.
End row: Dc1 in 2nd st, ch5, sc1 in central ch-sp, ch5 and dc1 in the last 2 sts. Cut yarn and work tails. 
To finish it off, add fringes at the ends.
Hope you have fun, and I'd like to hear your thoughts.

1 comment:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Maya, that is a pretty stitch and it looks so pretty as a scarf. Wishing you a wonderful holiday and a happy and healthy new year.