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Quick Crazy Block Scarf

29 September 2013
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Make good use of those single skeins of homespun or bouclé or other knobby style yarns that have been just sitting in your stash. This scarf does not require finding chain stitches, even for the first row. Every side has a fun and pretty zig-zag shape.

This pattern was designed to be easy for homespun or bouclé style yarns, but it can be made with just about any yarn. Make it in a solid color or with as many color changes as you like.

The scarf on the left is made from Bernat Soft Bouclé, a bulky weight acrylic yarn. The scarf on the right is made from Jo-Ann Sensations Marvel, a super bulky wool yarn.

Size: The scarf on the left is 6″ by 45″. The scarf on the right is 8″ by 48″.

Yarn – The scarf on the left was made with 148 yards/80 grams of Bernat Soft Bouclé. The scarf on the right was made with 196 yards/200 grams of Jo-Ann Sensations Marvel.
The scarf on the left was made with Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook. The scarf on the right was made with Size N (10mm) crochet hook. Use the appropriate sized hook for the yarn you choose to use.

ch = chain
ch sp = chain space
dc = double crochet
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch


Instead of a beginning chain, the scarf is begun with a first row of blocks.

The scarf on the left was begun with 4 blocks. The scarf on the right was begun with 5 blocks. Start with the number of blocks to make the scarf whatever width you desire.

There is a photo tutorial, chart and a video demonstrating the technique of this pattern.

Row 1 Block: Chain 6. Join with a sl st in first chain. Chain 3. 2 dc in ch 6 sp.
Make these blocks until desired width.

Do not turn.

Row 2: Ch3. Without turning the work, rotate so that the following is worked across the chain loops created in the first row. In each of the chain spaces, (sc, ch3, 3dc) in ch sp.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn. In each of the chain spaces, (sc, ch3, 3dc) in ch sp.

Repeat row 3 until afghan is desired length. Finish off and weave in end.

The scarf can be made in a solid color or can be made with any number of color changes. The best way to make a color change is to finish all but the very last pull through of the two loops of the last stitch of a row. Cut yarn with a few inches of tail and join with new color next to stitch. Pull new color through last two loops. Weave in ends.

Restrictions on the use of this pattern are available at http://stitcheryprojects.com/using-my-patterns/.

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3 Comments to “Quick Crazy Block Scarf”

  1. Brilliant! I am ordering some big hooks and bulky Mzansi (South African) yarn to try out today – this is the perfect pattern to test the yarn! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Is there a video tutorial for no beginning Chain Egg Blanket?

    • There isn’t. The beginning is very similar to the other No Beginning Chain Blankets. In the Egg one, the beginning chain is made with 4 chains and dtr stitches instead of 3 chains and tr stitches, but it is otherwise done in the same way.

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