Simple Stitch Skinny Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

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Introducing the Simple Stitch Skinny Scarf. By the name of the pattern, you can probably guess that this isn’t an overly complicated design. In fact, this pattern is so simple that it’s perfect for working on while watching a movie or when you need a break from larger projects.

This pattern uses the basic stitches and provides an introduction to crocheting with increases and decreases. Made with fingering/sock weight yarn and a 4mm hook, this design would be a great option for crocheters wanting to try working with a smaller weight yarn.

Learn more about this free pattern below…


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Notes:
– This pattern is written in US terms
– Gauge is 4×4 inches = 11 rows of HDC, each containing 18 stitches
– Finished scarf measures approximately 4 ½ inches wide x 72 inches long
– Turning CH does not count as a stitch throughout
– The beginning of this scarf is made by increasing. The end is made by decreasing. Increasing is made by placing 2 DC into one stitch. Decreasing is made by making 1 DC decrease across two stitches
– Special stitch tutorial is included within the pattern

Materials Needed:
–  Approximately 296-297 yards of sock weight/fingering weight yarn. I used one hank of Celtic Raven Fibres Merino/Stellina Superwash in the “Sea Glass” colourway. Yardage amount does not include tassels
– 4mm hook
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

Stitches:
CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet
DC – Double Crochet
DC DEC – Double Crochet Decrease

Special Stitch Tutorial:
Double Crochet Decrease (DC DEC) –
Worked over two stitches and decreases two stitches to one stitch. Yarn over, insert hook into stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (two loops remaining on hook). Yarn over and insert hook into next stitch. Yarn over, pull up a loop (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook (3 loops remaining on hook). Yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook. DC DEC complete.
Detailed Tutorial – Click here

Pattern: (Increasing the width)
Begin with CH 2

Row 1:
Place 1 DC into the 2nd CH from your hook. CH 2 and turn.
(1 DC stitch)

Row 2:Into the one DC stitch, place 2 DC. CH 2 and turn.
(2 DC stitches)

Row 3:
Into the first stitch, place 1 DC. Into the next stitch, place 2 DC. CH 2 and turn.
(3 DC stitches)

Row 4:
Into each of the next 2 DC, place 1 DC. Into the last stitch, place 2 DC. CH 2 and turn.
(4 DC stitches)

Rows 5-20:
Continue this row width increase by placing 1 DC into each stitch across.  Place 2 DC into the last stitch, followed by CH 2 and turning your work. Row 20 should contain 20 stitches. After completing row 20, do not CH 2 and turn. Please CH 1 and turn instead.

Row 5 = 5 DC stitches
Row 6 = 6 DC stitches
Row 7 = 7 DC stitches
Row 8 = 8 DC stitches
Row 9 = 9 DC stitches
Row 10 = 10 DC stitches
Row 11 = 11 DC stitches
Row 12 = 12 DC stitches
Row 13 = 13 DC stitches
Row 14 = 14 DC stitches
Row 15 = 15 DC stitches
Row 16 = 16 DC stitches
Row 17 = 17 DC stitches
Row 18 = 18 DC stitches
Row 19 = 19 DC stitches
Row 20 = 20 DC stitches (CH 1 and turn after completing this row)

Rows 21-181 (We are not adding any width to this section. Do not increase at the end of each row)
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 HDC. CH 1 and turn. After completing row 181, CH 2 and turn.
(20 HDC stitches)

Row 182:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across, place 1 DC. CH 2 and turn.
(20 DC stitches)

Row 183: (Decreasing the width)
Place 1 DC into the first stitch and each stitch across the row until there are 2 stitches remaining. Work 1 DC DEC into the last two stitches. CH 2 and turn.
(19 DC stitches)

Row 184:
Place 1 DC into the first stitch and each stitch across the row until there are 2 stitches remaining. Work 1 DC DEC. CH 2 and turn.
(18 DC stitches)

Continue this decrease repetition for each row until you have only one DC stitch. Remember to work 1 DC DEC into the last 2 stitches of each row followed by CH 2 and turn.

Row 185 = 17 DC stitches
Row 186 = 16 DC stitches
Row 187 = 15 DC stitches
Row 188 = 14 DC stitches
Row 189 = 13 DC stitches
Row 190 = 12 DC stitches
Row 191 = 11 DC stitches
Row 192 = 10 DC stitches
Row 193 = 9 DC stitches
Row 194 = 8 DC stitches
Row 195 = 7 DC stitches
Row 196 = 6 DC stitches
Row 197 = 5 DC stitches
Row 198 = 4 DC stitches
Row 199 = 3 DC stitches
Row 200 = 2 DC stitches

Row 201:
With only 2 stitches in this row, complete 1 DC DEC. Fasten off and weave in ends.
(1 DC stitch)

Tassels (Optional):
If you’d like to add some extra detail to your scarf, you might consider adding tassels to the points on each end. You could use leftover yarn from this project or use an accent colour for a bold statement. For details on how to make a tassel, please visit my tutorial here: How To Make A Tassel

Great job! Your Simple Stitch Skinny Scarf is complete! My testers for this pattern created such beautiful scarves. You can see their versions below:

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Happy Crocheting!

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