How to Crochet a Square Multi-Color Scarf with One Skein of Yarn

The holiday season may be over, but who ever said you can’t wear red and green afterward?

Red Heart Garden Print Soft Yarn

If you’re looking for a new scarf pattern for crocheting, you may want to check this one out.  The Red Heart brand of yarn makes a great style of yarn known as “Garden Print Soft Yarn.”  With yarns of many colors, it’s often hard to create something that actually looks appealing–especially if you’re a beginner.  However, there’s a great pattern you can create by using this yarn, which consists of four separate Red Heart yarns: Dark Leaf, Leaf, Off White, and Paprika.

First, you will need a 5.50 mm crochet hook, also known as I9, and one skein of the Red Heart Garden Print Soft Yarn.  It’s always good to have two skeins, just in case you run out of yarn, but one should be enough for this scarf.

DSCN0641Please note that while crocheting the scarf, you may have to unravel it at times if the colors do not line up.  Normally, these skeins will have less of the Paprika color, so you will have to make those stitches tight in order to use that color for three stitches.

Each color should last for three stitches, though the last color of a row will only be used for one stitch.  This will make it easier to start on the next row, as that same color will be used to chain once and to create the first stitch of the following row.

Now, you can begin by creating a slip knot and chaining fourteen times.  Your rows will consist of thirteen stitches.

Skipping the first chain from the hook, perform one double crochet in each of the remaining thirteen chains until you reach the end.  Chain once and then flip the yarn over to start on the next row.  Continue the pattern in bold until you reach the end.  You may want to perform a slip stitch in the last thirteen stitches so that both ends of the scarf look the same.

It’s possible to get this done in four or five hours, if you constantly work at it.

You’re probably going to get frustrated since you’ll have to unravel it quite a bit to get the colors to line up, but it’ll be worth it in the end!

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4 thoughts on “How to Crochet a Square Multi-Color Scarf with One Skein of Yarn

  1. That sounds very talented!!! This is REAL art to crochet with variegated yarn to make it look like that! Hats off!!

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    • Thank you! I’ve been working on a giant Batman blanket, which has been very time-consuming and a pain. If it comes out nice, I’ll try to create a tutorial for that one, as well.

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