Thursday, March 20, 2014

Blue Camo Adult Ribbing Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

 As part of my mother's recent requests for her friend's family, was a scarf and hat for her friend, Rhonda's, husband, David. The only thing she gave me to go on was "bluish brownish grayish", "not wintery" and "long". So, my boyfriend, Chad, and I took a trip over to Hobby Lobby during our Friday running around. He helped me pick out this Blue Camo Stripe yarn.

My first thought was to make it with the V Stitch, just like the Crochet Blue Winter Hat and Scarf my mom asked to gift to Rhonda. It took longer than I was willing to work on it being that I was using a thinner yarn so I changed my mind. 

I ended up going with just a plain jane ribbing stitch, just like the Crochet Ribbed Adult Scarf in Forest Green that I made for Chad. That scarf was made with two strands of Wool Ease yarn and worked with a 6mm crochet hook. Here you can find the pattern for this scarf as it is using different yarn and hook.

UPDATE: You can find the pattern for the matching hat HERE.

     2 balls of worsted weight yarn - I used Hobby Lobby's I Love This Yarn in Blue Camo Stripe
     Size 5.5mm Crochet Hook
     Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends

**Note about my choice of yarn:  it has a lot of stretch to it. More than I was used to! Take this into consideration when measuring out your work, if you're going to choose different measurements for your finished scarf.

You will have some yarn left over, approximately a quarter.
~On a side note, I also used this pattern to make a scarf and hat set for my cousins for their birthday. I used solid colors which come in 7oz balls, compared to the self-striping ball which is 5oz. With one ball of the solid color yarn, I was able to complete the foundation row plus 11 rows to measure roughly 6.25" wide (without the row of slip stitches).

My boyfriend, Chad, modeling
the Sam Set.
My boyfriend, Chad, modeling
the Patrick Set.

Each row took me about 15 minutes to complete, for a total of three and a half hours. 

     FDC - Foundation Double Crochet
**Tamara of Moogly has a great tutorial on Youtube should you need some guidance.
     BLO - Back Loop Only, to create the ribbing
     CH - chain
     DC - Double Crochet
     ea - each
     sl st - Slip Stitch

     2 rows = 1". (not important)

     6.5" wide by 70" long
*This is completely customizable!
**I like my scarves to be 5.5" wide. In this case, I would have lessened the number of rows from 12 to 10 and followed everything else as written. Since this scarf was for man, and after reading A Man's Guide to the Scarf on the Art of Manliness stating that the width should be 6-14", I decided to widen this one a little to the 6.5".

FDC 249. Ch 2, turn. BLO, DC in 2nd DC from CH and across. Ch 2, turn.
Rows 2 - 12: BLO, DC in 2nd DC from CH and across. Ch 2, turn.
Row 13: BLO, DC in 2nd DC from CH and across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 14: sl st into 2nd DC and across.
Fasten off.

The I Love This Yarn is a super soft yarn with a nice stretch. Being that I only used one strand of yarn, it will be a little lighter than a chunky yarn, or the two strands that I used on Chad's scarf but still keep you warm.

Please feel free to make and sell this scarf, but please DO NOT claim this pattern on your own nor should you sell my pattern, and DO NOT re-publish my photos as your own.

This Ribbed Scarf for the Adult Blue Camo Stripe Ribbed Beanie is available for purchase in my Etsy shop, either solo or together. Size and color options are completely customizable so don't be shy to ask! Here, you can find color options.

*15% of every purchase made from me will be donated to aid in the medical advances and new discoveries on the fight against Retinoblastoma, blindness and other eye diseases. To find out more about this disease, my ties or the donation in general, please feel free to email me -

**ALSO - After seeing how neat the camo yarn looked worked up, I went back and purchased the Pink Camo and Green Camo yarns as well. You will find a scarf and hat for each color in a different style available in my shop TOO as well as FREE patterns on my blog. 

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