Waterfall Crochet Chain Scarf with Fringe
Free Crochet Scarf Pattern
This scarf started out as something of an experiment making a crochet item consisting mostly of simple crochet chains. However, I liked the finished results so much that I decided to write it up. I called it "Waterfall" because the lengthwise stripes give it the appearance of flowing water.
The scarf is super easy to crochet, despite its unusual appearance. It is worked sideways and the main body is made up only of chains and single crochets. At the end of each row, I added a chain with a bobble, creating a fringe. This means that the entire scarf, fringe included, is crocheted as a single continuous piece.
I used a self-striping fingering weight yarn, which creates the "waterfall" look that I liked so much. However, any color and weight of yarn will work, as long as you use the appropriate hook size. The length and width of the scarf are also easy to adjust. Have fun experimenting!
This should be an easy project, even for a complete beginner. If you prefer to work from a diagram rather than written instructions (as some crocheters do), I have prepared one, just scroll down the page.
Length: 78" (198 cm)
Width: 9" *(23 cm)
Materials: Sensations Soles & More self-striping sock yarn color 1811 262 yds (240 m) / 60 gr - 2 skeins
Hook: E (3.5 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Gauge: 1 sc, ch 8 = 1.25" (3.2 cm)
The scarf is worked lengthwise with each fringe piece crocheted at the end of each row.
Bobble stitch: work 3 dc into one stitch leaving the last loop of each on the hook. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.
Row 1: ch 1, sc in the 2nd ch, ch 8, skip 8 ch, *1 sc, ch 8, skip 8 ch* repeat 56 times more, 2 sc, ch 30, 3dc bobble in the 5th st from the hook, ch 4, sl st to the same st, ch 25, turn.
Row 2: 2 sc over 2 sc, ch 8, *sc, ch 8* repeat to the end of the row, 2 sc, ch 30, 3 dc bobble in the 5th st from the hook, ch 4, sl st to the same st, ch 25, turn.
Rows 3-45: repeat row 2. Tie off
To change the length, simply increase or decrease the number of repeats (of 1 sc and ch 8). To change the width, increase or decrease the amount of rows worked.
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November 19, 2015
I can easily see this being made in some of the thinner novelty yarns, and mixture of yarns in both winter and summer fibers. Stunning. Thanks for sharing!
May 8, 2012
To crochet the scarf shorter you need to change the number of repeats. You should chain less sts.
September 19, 2012
You chain 515 just as a starting chain. You will only do it once. The pattern looks like many different stings of 515 chains because of the *chain 8, skip 8 of the previous row, 1 single crochet on the previous row* pattern. It creates a space without changing the number of stitches per row.
October 18, 2012
Yes, you can use medium weight yarn. You just need to use bigger hook and work the base chain shorter.
January 8, 2013
It was a typo. Thank you for writing about it.
February 13, 2013
I updated the pattern for clarity.
April 29, 2013
I so love this scarf, so much I am making me many to wear to church and dressy wear, in differet colors. Thank you so much for creating a simple pattern and letting me make me some to wear. So beautiful,just so very beautiful!
February 5, 2013
I'm confused. I chained 515, then did the repeat to the end of the row. If I do that to the end of the row, where then am I putting the 2 sc that you mention before the chain 30? Then Row 2 starts with 2 dc. WHERE? In the 2nd chain from the hook (of the ch 25 I just made?) Then it says ch 8 *sc, ch 8* repeat to the end of the row. After that ch 8, am I skipping any chains or am I really chaining 8 & sc in the next chain?
December 29, 2012
Thank you for sharing your pattern. In row 2, right before the chain 30, do you mean 2 sc? It says 2 dc, but I was wondering if it's a typo. Thanks again!
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October 10, 2012
Do you think its possible to do this pattern with a weight 3 baby yarn? I love this pattern but I worried it would not look right. If I can do it with this yarn, how would I adjust the pattern? Thank you
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