Waterfall Crochet Chain Scarf with Fringe

Waterfall Crochet Chain Scarf with Fringe
Difficulty level: ** Easy

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.

Finished Measurements: Length: 78" (198 cm). Width: 9" *(23 cm)

Materials: Sensations Soles & More self-striping fingering weight sock yarn, color 1811 - 262 yds (240 m) / 60 gr - 2 skeins


Gauge: 1 sc, ch 8 = 1.25" (3.2 cm)

Abbreviations (USA):
Dc - double crochet
Sc – single crochet
Ch – chain
Chs - chains
st - stitch
sts - stitches
sl st - slip stitch

Special stitches:
Bobble stitch: 1. Work 3 dc into indicated stitch, leaving the last loop of each dc on the hook. 2. Yarn over and draw through all the loops on the hook.


The scarf is worked lengthwise with each fringe piece crocheted at the end of each row on short sides of the scarf.

Chain 515.

Row 1: ch 1 (counts as 1 sc), sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, ch 8, skip 8 chs, *1 sc in the next ch, ch 8, skip 8 chs* repeat 56 times more, sc in each of the last 2 chs, fringe: ch 30, bobble in the 5th st from the hook, ch 4, sl st to the same st, ch 25, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc into each of the 2 sc, ch 8, skip ch-8-space, *sc into sc, ch 8, skip ch-8-space* repeat to the end of the row, 1 sc into each of the last 2 sc, fringe: ch 30, 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.


Pattern was updated on September 25, 2018.

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