Crosses and Lines Scarf

This scarf pattern came about because I wanted to create a pattern with a subtle texture that didn’t subtract from the beautiful colour blocks I knew would appear as I crocheted a rainbow cake! The combination of crossed double crochets and occasional front post and back post rows gives the front a gently ribbed effect, while the back still has a little bit of texture from this crosses!

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The pattern for this scarf can be found below, however, if you would like a more detailed and easily printable version, including a row tracker, it is available on Ravelry for a small fee. If you would like a coupon code for a free pattern and a 50% off code each month then consider supporting me on patreon!

For this project you will need:

  • roughly 400m of double knit yarn – I used most of a rainbow cake that I was given and can’t seem to find online for you!
  • a 5mm crochet hook – a larger size will make your scarf grow quicker
  • something to listen to, or watch while you crochet – I’ve been binge watching Dr Who recently!
Row 1 Foundation double crochet 30 stitches (30)
Row 2 Chain 2 (this counts as a double crochet) and dc across (30)
Row 3 Chain 2, dc across (30)
Row 4 Chain 2, crossed double crochet across, dc in last stitch (14 crosses, with dc on either end, (30))
Row 5 Ch 2, dc across (30)
Row 6 Ch 2, front post double crochet across (30)
Row 7 Ch 2, back post double crochet across (30)
Row 8 Chain 2, crossed double crochet across, dc in last stitch (14 crosses, with dc on either end (30))
Continue with the pattern repeat of – 3 rows of double crochet, crossed doubles, double crochet, front post, back post, crossed doubles. I did 16 repeats.

you can do the same amount of repeats as I did, or if you would like your scarf longer then keep going! I once asked my gran how long a scarf should be, her response was “a good scarf is as long as the wearer is tall” so that’s how long I make all my scarves!

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