Beautiful scarves made with Red Heart Dreamy yarn, which really lives up to its name. The yarn feels warm like wool without being scratchy or itchy and it’s super soft.
The pattern for these scarves uses a modified version of half double crochet, which works up fairly quickly and makes a nice simple texture. I wanted the lines that the stitch makes to run vertically instead of horizontally so I started out with a really long chain that was the length I wanted the scarf to be and then added rows for the width.
1 (8.8oz) ball of Red Heart Dreamy (colors pictured are Gray, Ivory and Paprika)
Size K, 6.5mm hook
Finished size appx. 4.5 x 58 inches
Chain 175 (or a chain that measures between 55 and 60 inches)
ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a half double crochet (HDC) in each chain. (A HDC is YO, insert your hook, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all three loops on your hook.) Chain 2 and turn.
ROW 2: HDC across the row, inserting your hook up through the front two loops only. (The turning chain does not count as a stitch, so your first stitch should be worked directly into the first front two loops of the row below.) Chain 2 and turn.
If you’re not sure what I mean by front two loops, see the video clip below:
Repeat row 2 until your scarf measures your desired width. I worked 14 rows for a width of 4 and 1/2 inches. When you’ve reached your desired width, tie off and leave an extra long tail that you can use to sew the two ends of the scarf together with a tapestry needle to make it a circle. (You can also slip stitch the two ends together if you prefer.)
Be sure to keep the lines of the scarf matched up when you sew the ends together. After you sew the scarf together, turn it inside out so the seam is on the inside of the circle.
And that’s it!
I hope you enjoy making this scarf! I love when a simple stitch can make something look more complicated that it really is. I’ve been making lots of scarves and hats to give away as holiday gifts over the last few months and my goal is always to give something that my friends and family will actually want to wear! Hopefully these scarves fall into that category! 🙂
Once you finish up your scarf you can use your leftover yarn to make a matching Beginner Dreamy Hat if you’d like!