Crochet Granny Stripe Scarf. Free Pattern

Here it is, a super simple yet surprisingly effective granny stripe scarf (I’m all over crochet colour block stuff at the moment). My arm doesn’t stretch far enough to allow all the scarf to get in on the action I’m afraid but I do show it off a bit more in Episode 20 of my crochet podcast. I shan’t dilly dally, it’s the pattern you’re after isn’t it?! Here goes…

You will need around 350g dk yarn, a 4mm hook and marginal approximations of brain power. I used Drops Lima: 2x dark grey mix, 2x powder pink, 3x dark blue. I’m not sure it’s the best idea to use something that’s not machine washable, maybe I should have gone for the super wash merino…

If you wanted to, you could go down a hook size for the ribbing, I did (you can see the effect in the above photo). However, it isn’t necessary and I sort of wish I hadn’t.

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  • Multiples of three are what’s needed. Chain as many as you like, I chained 54.
  • OK, this is the (sort of) tricky bit but it is important. It will make one teeny little difference depending on whether you have an even or odd number of multiples, it will determine whether you land on a Front Post st or a Back Post st on the second to last stitch of the row. It really doesn’t matter but it will change what you work first on the next row. All you have to remember is to work a BP in an FP and an FP in a BP. That’s what creates the rib effect.
  • UK terms are used here but I use both in the video. A UK treble is a US double.
  • I changed colour after I ran out of each ball.  I counted to double check that the end mirrored the beginning (you never know, your tension might change a bit).
  • Go here to check out the YouTube tutorial

Row 1. 1 tr in 4th ch from hook, 1tr along, turn. For neatness, work in the back bumps of the chain.

Row 2: Chain 3 (counts a first stitch), *1BP, 1FP; rep from * to second to last st. 1 tr in last st, turn (please read notes about  BP & FP).

Row 3-8: Rep row 2 making BPs & FPs accordingly, turn

Row 9: (1dc, 1ch, 1tr) in first st, *miss 2st, 3tr in next st; rep from * finishing with 2tr in the end st, turn.

Row 10: (1dc, 1ch) in first st, *3tr in next space between clusters; rep from * to end, finish with 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 11: (1dc, 1ch, 1tr) in first st, *3tr between each cluster; rep from * to end, finish with two tr in last st, turn.

Repeat rows 10 & 11 until you’re happy with the length. End on Row 11.

Row 12. Chain 3, 1tr in each st along to end, turn.

Row 13-19. Rep row 2 (remember what I said in the notes!!). Fasten off and sew in ends.

Check out the quick tutorial to see exactly where those BP and FP stitches go! Thanks ever so much.

Tell me when you’ve made one. Here I am on Instagram.  #grannystripescarf  #zeensandroger or add it to Ravelry!

This scarf was inspired by the colour block jumper by cleck heaton, which I love! My scarf is a free pattern, you’re welcome to make as many as you like but please let people know where you got the pattern from. No, you can’t reproduce the pattern, or sell it. Nor can you pretend it is yours. It stings when people claim your things as their own. And it ain’t legal!

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23 thoughts on “Crochet Granny Stripe Scarf. Free Pattern

  1. That’s pretty! I had never thought of putting the ribbing at the ends of a scarf! I have used it on cuffs for a sweater (or, jumper as you say, LOL). I like the way it looks on the scarf! 😀

    1. Thank you! Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the most effective. I don’t think I would have thought of this scarf had it not been for jumper/sweater making. 😀

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern for free! It’s very stylish and I love the colours you chose. I will be pondering what colours to use for mine…

    1. No problem at all, thank you very much. It’s such a simple design, I’d feel weird if it wasn’t free. Let me know if you make it! xx
      Ps, thank you for taking the time to pop by and say something ;p

  3. This is so pretty! Thank you so much for gifting this to us. I can’t wait to go and choose some pretty yarns. 🙂

  4. What a beautiful and simple scraf ! Thank you 💕
    You make everything look pretty , like your granny jumpers , they are beautiful !

  5. I am currently participating in a mission group started by a woman from my old church. We make scarfs for people who can’t afford to buy one for themselves. The lady then takes the completed scarfs and hangs them in bus stops for anyone who needs one to take. I modified one pattern because it was too open and wouldn’t be as warm so I changed the stitches where in place of skipping a chain it was enclosed and left no open pattern. I like your pattern and believe it will make up quickly. Thank you for posting this pattern and will let you know when I start it if I have to make any changes so it’s warm enough for a person waiting for a bus. People like you make a difference for those of us who are trying to make a difference. Have a blessed day.

    1. Hi Sherry!
      It really is a speedy make! You could make it even speedier by making it shorter and joining at the ends to make a cowl/snood. Mind you, you wouldn’t need the ribbing on the ends; it would become a new pattern! It’d be very warm though and it wouldn’t come loose. 😀
      Well done on your endeavours, what you and your friends are doing is wonderful. Please do let me know how you get on. xx

  6. I am ready for row 9 and your directions say 1 dc ch1 tr and to skip 2st am I reading the instructions wrong? Most ordinary granny square require a cluster of 3 st
    Normally I have a 3 cluster where you have 1 dc ch1 tr ch1 and then you skip in between cluster what am I reading it wrong?

  7. Hello Rosina,
    I love the pattern and I am now working on it using Peo 30 Merino in grey,pink and navy. Would you be so kind and tell me how long the scarf is ?

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