Winter Winds Keyhole Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

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The Winter Winds Keyhole Scarf is inspired by the frigid and blustery winds during the coldest months of the year. That “chilled to the bone” feeling when the wind hits your neck if your jacket or scarf isn’t bundled up just right. Brrrr. This keyhole scarf is designed to stay in place with your preference of a snug or loose fit. Tuck it comfortably into your jacket or wear it overtop to display the pretty lattice design at the ends. This scarf is made with Bernat Satin yarn which creates a love drape displaying the stitches of the herringbone half double crochet in such a beautiful way.

Find out all the pattern details below:

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Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms.
– Gauge: 4 x 4 inches = 16 HBHDC stitches across x 11 rows of HBHDC.
– Beginning CH 1 or CH 2 does not count as a stitch.
– Special stitch tutorial for the Herringbone Half Double Crochet is included below.

Materials Needed:
– 313 yards of Bernat Satin (Approximate)
– 5mm hook or appropriate hook required to match gauge.
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring Tape

Stitches:
SK – Skip next stitch
SS – Slip Stitch
CH – Chain
HBHDC – Herringbone Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet


Special Stitch Tutorials:
Herringbone Half Double Crochet (HBHDC) – Yarn over and insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Pull the top loop on your hook down through the middle loop on your hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through remaining loops on hook.
Detailed Tutorial: Click here


Pattern:
Begin by chaining 27.

Row 1:
Into the second CH from your hook, place 1 SC. Continue by placing 1 SC into each CH stitch until the end of the row.

CH 2 and turn.
(26 SC stitches)

Row 2:
Place 1 DC into each of the next two stitches.
CH 1 and SK the next stitch.
*Place 1 DC into each of the next two stitches. CH 1 and SK the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 6 more times
Place 1 DC into each of the last two remaining stitches.

CH 1 and turn.
(18 DC stitches, 8 CH spaces = 26 stitches)

Row 3:
*Place 1 SC into each of the next two stitches. Place 1 SC into the next CH space.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times
Place 1 SC into each of the last two remaining stitches.

CH 2 and turn.
(26 SC stitches)

Row 4:
Repeat row 2

Row 5:
Repeat row 3

Row 6:
Repeat row 2

Row 7:
Repeat row 3

Row 8:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 HBHDC

CH 1 and turn.
(26 HBHDC)

Rows 9-22:
Repeat row 8

Turn your work but do not CH 1. Do not fasten off.

Establishing The Keyhole and Panels
(The keyhole appearance will begin to be established here. You will be shortening the row length and creating 2 separate panels which will later be joined together. The first panel will be completed before fastening off and creating the second panel).

Counting from the beginning of the row, place a stitch marker into the top of the 12th stitch. SK two stitches. Place a stitch marker into the next stitch. Your piece should now have two even sections marking the inner edges of the panels. With the stitch markers placed, you should now see: 12 stitches. 2 SK stitches. 12 stitches.

Row 23 (panel 1):
(This row will end in the same stitch as the first stitch marker)

Begin with CH 1. Into the first stitch and each of the next 11 stitches, place 1 HBHDC.

CH 1 and turn.
(12 HBHDC stitches)
(remove the first stitch marker now that panel 1 has been established)

Rows 24-33:
Repeat row 23

After completing row 33, fasten off. Panel 1 is complete.

You will now be starting panel 2. Attach your yarn with a SS and CH 1 into the stitch containing the second stitch marker. This is to ensure that the direction of the slant appearance in the HBHDC stitches remains consistent.

Row 23 (panel 2):
Into the first stitch (the one containing your stitch marker) and each of the next 11 stitches, place 1 HBHDC.

CH 1 and turn.
(12 HBHDC stitches)
(remove second stitch marker now that the panel 2 has been established)

Rows 24-33:
Repeat row 23

Panel 2 is complete. CH 1 and turn. Do not fasten off.

With your panels finished, we will begin working to join them together in the next row, returning to the usual 26 stitch row length.

Row 34:
Into the first stitch and each of the next 11 stitches, make 1 HBHDC.
CH 2 (this will be the top of the keyhole)
Into the next 12 stitches, make 1 HBHDC.

CH 1 and turn.
(24 HBHDC stitches, 2 CH stitches = 26 stitches)

Row 35:
Into the first stitch and each of the next 11 stitches, place 1 HBHDC.
Place 1 HBHDC into each of the next CH 2 stitches.
Place 1 HBHDC into each of the next 12 stitches.

CH 1 and turn.
(26 HBHDC stitches)

Row 36:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 HBHDC.

CH 1 and turn.
(26 HBHDC stitches)

Row 37-110:
Repeat row 36

Row 111:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 SC.

CH 2 and turn.
(26 SC stitches)

Row 112:
Place 1 DC into each of the next two stitches.
CH 1 and SK the next stitch.
*Place 1 DC into each of the next two stitches. CH 1 and SK the next stitch.*
Repeat from * to * 6 more times
Place 1 DC into each of the last two remaining stitches.

CH 1 and turn.
(18 DC stitches, 8 CH spaces = 26 stitches)

Row 113:
*Place 1 SC into each of the next two stitches. Place 1 SC into the next CH space.*
Repeat from * to * 7 more times
Place 1 SC into each of the last two remaining stitches.

CH 2 and turn.
(26 SC stitches)

Row 114:
Repeat row 112

Row 115:
Repeat row 113

Row 116:
Repeat row 112

Row 117:
Repeat row 113

Do not fasten off. The scarf at this point should measure approximately 43 ½ inches in length and 6 ½ inches wide. We will now continue with the edging.

Edging:
Into the same stitch as the last SC, place 2 more SC. This will create a corner curve around to the next edge. Evenly place 1 SC around all edges working 3 SC stitches into each corner stitch space. Once you have returned to the beginning of your edging, SS into the 2nd SC of your first corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

If you would like, you may also make a SC edging around the keyhole space. Simply attach your yarn with a SS, CH 1. Evenly place 1 SC around and SS into the beginning SC. Fasten off, weave in ends.

Your Winter Winds Keyhole Scarf is complete! To use this adjustable scarf, simply drape it around behind your neck and pull the long end through the keyhole in the front. Wear it snug or loose, depending on your preference.

Happy Crocheting!

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