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This scarf is a fun project for any intermediate crocheter. It is created by weaving chain lengths through a crocheted mesh. The pattern is written in UK Terminology and was originally featured in Crochet Now Issue 34.


Skill level: Intermediate

Yarn required: Any 4-ply weight yarn

Yarn quantities: 100g each of 4 different colours + a small amount (approx 10g) of an accent colour

Yarn used in sample: West Yorksjire Spinners Signature 4-ply 1 ball of each in Juniper 157 (Yarn A), Bubblegum 360 (Yarn B), Blackcurrant Bomb 735 (Yarn C), Blue Raspberry 333 (Yarn D), Marshmallow 011 (Yarn E)

About the yarn: 4-ply; 400m per 100g ball; 75% wool, 25% nylon

Tension: 30 sts x 24 rows = 20cm measured over mesh (1 tr, 1 ch)

Hooks used: 3.5mm, 4.5mm

Sizing: 33cm x 121cm (This is the finished size. The scarf length reduces from approximately 150cm following the weaving).

Hints and tips:

  • Make sure your foundation chain is quite loose so that it matches the width of the scarf and so that you can attach the tassels at the end.
  • Weave in all the ends before starting on the woven chains.
  • Take care when measuring and weaving the vertical chains not to stretch them and keep them at an even tension.

Northern Lights Plaid Scarf Crochet Pattern

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