Three Paths Scarf (Free Pattern)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything (with the exception of the incomplete post I had scheduled and forgot about… sorry if you saw that one) and part of that is because I’ve being trying to decide what I want to do with my blog. Finding inspiration for regular posts, making tutorial videos (which I never seem to get any better at!) and wondering if anyone actually reads what I do post can be a drag. Mix all that up with a busy class schedule, real life, and holiday gift making and I just haven’t taken the time to do anything with my blog for the past month. If anyone has actually missed my posts, I apologize, for everyone else… glad you’re here now!

One change that has happened recently is one you may have noticed… I now have ads on my blog. I will also begin selling PDF versions of my free patterns in my Ravelry store for $1.00 starting with this pattern. I will be adding some of my older patterns as well when I have time. The patterns will still be available on my blog for free but if you would like to have a nice, printer friendly version with no ads – you will be able to purchase it. I don’t know if that is something that anyone will want or not but I know that I generally prefer a clean pattern so I’m going to offer it to anyone who may feel the same way.



Now back to the fun stuff… I have a new pattern for you! If you follow me on Instagram (if you don’t you can find me here!) you saw the pretty scarf I made with the fabulous Urban Chic yarn from Yarn Bee a few weeks ago. It’s a very simple pattern but the yarn was so pretty that something more complicated was overkill. The ribs running the length of the scarf give it just enough texture and visual interest to keep from being plain but it is also simple enough not to overpower the busy nature of the yarn. That said, this would look magnificent as a solid color as well. I will probably end up making one for my husband because he does not like fussy things and this would be perfect for him.

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Want to make your own? Here’s how…

You can purchases a PDF, ad free version of this pattern for $1.00 in my Ravelry store HERE.

Materials:

  • 450-500 yds of lightweight (#3) or worsted weight (#4) yarn (I used Yarn Bee Urban Chic yarn in Berry)
  • 5 mm crochet hook (or hook size recommended for your yarn of choice) (I love my Clover Amour Crochet Hooks)
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends (I use these Susan Bates Needles)



Pattern Written in US Terms

Pattern Notes: The ch2 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch. Turn your work at the end of each row. You may wish to mark the FPDC and BPDC stitches with a stitch marker to make them easier to identify.

When you have finished your scarf, blocking is recommended to improve the appearance and drape. My recommended method for this is to hand wash, reshape (gently stretching the stitches to open them up), pin in place, and allow to dry fully before removing the pins.

Stitch Abbreviations:

ch          chain stitch
dc          double crochet stitch
FPDC    front post double crochet stitch
BPDC    back post double crochet stitch
End dc  end double crochet stitch
yo           yarn over

Special Stitches:

End dc – yo, insert your hook, pull up a loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo insert your hook into the same stitch, yo pull up another loop, yo pull through 2 loops, yo pull through the remaining 3 loops on the hook.

ch33

Row 1:

dc in the 4th from the hook, dc in each chain stitch
(31dc including the turning chain)

Row 2:

ch2 (does not count as a stitch), dc in the same stitch as the chain, dc in the next 6 stitches, FPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 7 stitches, FPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 7 stitches, FPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 6 stitches, End dc in the last stitch



Row 3:

ch2 (does not count as a stitch), dc in the same stitch as the chain, dc in the next 6 stitches, BPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 7 stitches, BPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 7 stitches, BPDC in the next stitch, dc in the next 6 stitches, End dc in the last stitch

Repeat rows 2-3 to desired length. Suggested Lengths: Child – 48” / Adult – 60” / Long Adult -72”

Weave in your ends and enjoy! You can attach pom poms, tassels, fringe, or leave the ends unadorned. I chose to add a short fringe to mine!

I would love to see your projects! If you share photos on social media, please tag me so I can see them! Instagram: @stitchmein_ or hashtags #stitchmein_ #stitchmein_makers   and   Facebook: @StitchMeInbyStephanie

Items created from any pattern I create may be used to create items for sale. Sale of the written pattern and copy and paste of any pattern I have written is never allowed – please provide credit for the pattern in listings for sale via a direct link to my blog.

Happy crocheting!

Update (Oct 26, 2017)

I made a solid color Three Paths Scarf and it came out beautifully! My husband is quite tall so I went with the long adult size (+ an extra 2 inches for good measure) and he approves 🙂 Take a look…

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