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Scarves are one of my favorite gifts to make for the holidays. They are a great chance to try out new yarns, stitches, and patterns and they are super useful as the weather gets colder!
On my flight to a conference this past year I decided to test out a yarn I bought by making this scarf. Normally I test out a few different patterns to see what works with a specific yarn, but not this time! As the scarf worked up I became absolutely obsessed with how cute it was turning out!
The pattern worked up with the airy white yarn reminded me of fluffy snowflakes in winter, hence the name snowflake scarf. But don’t worry, you’ll feel anything but cold with this scarf!
For clarity sake, I worked up a scarf for this post in purple yarn. While still beautiful, I recommend lighter colors for this scarf so you can see the pattern and get the full “snowflake” effect.
- 10 mm crochet hook
- 11.5 mm crochet hook (optional)
- Super chunky roving yarn (such as Crazy Sexy Wool, The Big Cozy, ASAP, or Tuff Puff)
- amount will vary depending on desired length of scarf-about 220 yards will make a short scarf with the suggested border.
- Yarn cutters
- large darning needle
- ch = chain
- st = stitch
- sc = single crochet
- sc3tog = single crochet three together
- cl = cluster
Ch 16 (foundation chain)
Optional: use 11.5 mm crochet hook to make foundation chain so it is easier to work in the chain stitches. You could also simply loosely chain with the 10mm hook.
Switch to 10mm hook if you used 11.5mm hook for foundation chain.
sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc3tog inserting the hook into the same ch as the previous sc and the next two ch (this makes your first cl); *ch1, sc3tog inserting the hook into the same ch as as the last leg of the first cl and the next two ch; repeat from * (always first inserting the hook into the last leg of the previous cl for each sc3tog) to last ch; finish off last cluster by ch1; turn.
Ch1; sc in last sc of previous row; sc3tog inserting the hook into the same sc as the previous sc, then in the top of the first cl, then in next ch space; *ch1, sc3tog inserting the hook into the same place as 3rd leg of previous cluster, then in the top of the next cl, then in next ch space; repeat from * to end; turn
Note: Inserting the hook into the ch spaces might feel tight. You can mitigate this by making your chain stitches slightly looser than usual.
Repeat row 2 until scarf reaches desired length.
Weave in ends; sc a border around edge of your snowflake scarf to give it a more finished look (optional, but recommended).
Ta da! Now you’re ready to gift (or wear) your fluffy snowflake scarf!
For more crochet fun, head over to my chunky striped alpaca blanket pattern or halloween crochet bag patterns perfect for trick-or-treating!
If I wanted to make an Afghan using the snowflake pattern how long would the chain be
Hi Jean! The answer to that question will depend on how big of a blanket you want to make (standard afghan is 50″ x 65″) and what size yarn and crochet hook you decide to use. However, the pattern requires a multiple of two plus one, plus one additional for the foundation chain. If you make a swatch using the yarn and crochet hook of you choice you should be able to figure out how many stitches you’ll need to make your desired size. Hope this helps!