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Granny Hug Scarf

Today I am sharing another free tutorial, & it is for a crochet scarf using granny stripes.  It’s a super easy, relaxing & enjoyable crochet project that I’m sure you’ll love…..Who doesn’t love a hug from your Granny??

Wanna see my Granny Hug Scarf? scroll down for the FREE pattern.

Inspiration & Design

After years of not really understanding the hype or love of granny squares or granny stripes, I attempted a granny square and what do you know I got it….I fell in love with them too!

Grannies are now my go to stitch, I love them when I need a relaxing project, if I’ve lost my cro-jo, to break up big crochet projects or sometimes in between designing.

This scarf is the perfect crochet project for beginners or more advanced crocheters alike.  It is long enough to wrap around your neck, wide enough to keep you warm & even has faux fur poms for that added bit of  je ne sais quoi!

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Yarn

I used Deramores Studio DK yarn for this scarf, it’s a premium acrylic yarn, that has a gorgeous sheen to it.  Studio DK has been developed with anti-pilling technology, making it perfect for crochet garments that need to by washed regularly.

(Sadly Deramores have now closed their doors)

For this pattern I used

Yarn A – Storm

Yarn B – Blue Velvet

Yarn C – Pearl

Yarn D – Butterscotch

 

Pattern Info

For this scarf you will use just two stitches the granny stripe and Double Crochets (US)

 

Description

This pattern is suitable for beginners, I’ve included lots of photos to help you.  If you can make double crochets then you will love this super easy pattern, with a mix of granny stripes, regular double crochets and colour blocking this project is striking, interesting and eye catching, add the faux fur poms and all of your friends will want one!

 

Materials

Your chosen DK yarn

Hook – 5mm

Darning Needle

Scissors

2 x 12cm faux Fur Pom Poms (or you could make your own yarn poms if you wish)

 

Finished Measurements

Gauge 10cm x 10cm using DC (4″ x 4″) – 16 st x 9 rows

Width 22cm (8.5″) x length 195cm (76.5″) excluding poms.

 

Notes

Ch3 counts as a DC stitch throughout this pattern.

Change colour on the last step of the last stitch.  With two loops on your hook, yarn over with the new colour and pull through the last two loops.

To adjust the width of your scarf, chain in multiples of 3.

 

This pattern is written in US crochet terms

Abbreviations

Ch – chain.

St – stitch.

DC – Double Crochet (Treble Crochet – UK) – yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull the loop back through the stitch (three loops on
hook), yarn over and pull through two loops, yarn over pull through last two loops on hook.

Cluster – 3 DC in one stitch.

Pt Cluster – 2 DC in one stitch.

Pattern

Ok let’s start! 

Granny Section

Using yarn A – Ch 39.

Row 1: DC in the 4th ch from the hook, DC across, ch3 turn.  [37]

Row 2: DC in the base of the ch3, skip 2 sts * 3DC in nxt st, skip 2 sts, rep from * to end of row, 2 DC in top of ch3, ch3 turn.  [Pt cluster, 11 clusters, Pt cluster]

Row 3: * 3DC in each space between clusters to end of row, DC in top of ch3, ch3 turn.  [1 DC, 12 clusters, 1 DC]

Row 4: DC in the 1st space (between DC & cluster), * 3DC in each space between clusters to end of row, DC in last space (between cluster & DC), DC in top of ch3, ch3 turn.  [Pt cluster, 11 clusters, Pt cluster]

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

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Row 7: DC the next st & each st across, change to yarn C, ch3 turn.  [37]

Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C

Row 8: DC in each st across, ch3 turn.  [37]

Row 9: Repeat Row 8.

Row 10: Repeat Row 8, change to yarn B, Ch3 turn.  [37]

 

The rest of the pattern is now a repeat of rows 1 – 10, 14 more times plus one more granny section (R 1-7) to end. [157 Rows in total]

Please note Row 1 is slightly different now as we aren’t working into the chain, so……..

Row 1: DC across, ch3 turn.  [37]

See below for the colour sequence of the whole scarf.

 

Using yarn A – Granny Section

Using yarn C – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn B – Granny Section

Using yarn A – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C – Granny Section

Using yarn B – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn A – Granny Section

Using yarn C – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn D – Granny Section

Using yarn A – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C – Granny Section

Using yarn D – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn A – Granny Section

Using yarn C – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn B – Granny Section

Using yarn A – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C – Granny Section

Using yarn B – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn A – Granny Section

Using yarn C – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn D – Granny Section

Using yarn A – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C – Granny Section

Using yarn D – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn A – Granny Section

Using yarn C – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn B – Granny Section

Using yarn A – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn C – Granny Section

Using yarn B – Double Crochet Section

Using yarn A – Granny Section

 

Adding your Poms

My faux fur poms come with a long string attached so I used that to sew mine on, if yours don’t have a long string, you can use a separate piece of yarn and then sew on your pom that way.

Step 1: Thread your string/yarn onto your darning needle, and weave in and out of every other stitch along the first row of the scarf.

Step 2: Pull the string/thread tight, making the end of the scarf gather up.

Step 3: Tie the ends to your pom.

Repeat for the other end.

 

 

 

If you make My Granny Hug Scarf, I would love to see it, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram using #craftycruella #grannyhugscarf

Happy Hooking!!

5 thoughts on “Granny Hug Scarf

  1. Beautiful scarf pattern! In the counting of the first row I am a bit confuse though. You say to chain 39 and DC into the 4th chain, at the end you should have 37 stitches. I have done this count multiple times and I come up with only 36 stitches if I count the chain. In the counting are you also including the last three chains you do for the turning? That is the only way I can see the count being 37. It is a bit confusing to read & understand.

    1. Hi, thanks for getting in contact.
      If you count back 4 chains from 39, that is the 36th chain. Those 3 missed chains are one stitch the stitch in the 36th chain is your second…… I hope this helps.

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