I really struggle with making Men’s scarves. Knitted ones are beautiful, but I am the world’s slowest knitter, so it would take me FOREVER to knit a nice long scarf that he could wrap around his neck a couple of times! I’m a fast crocheter, but so many stitches are more suited to women, with shells and lace. Sounds like a challenge!
First step is buying beautiful yarn. This Shepherd’s Wool from Stonehedge Fiber is perfect! I chose the Granite color, but it had a few flecks of white and dark gray/black in it to give it some depth. It’s also incredibly soft!
And I chose a stitch pattern that alternates half double crochets in the front loop and back loop of the previous row. This creates a light, airy fabric that is hard to tell if it’s knitted or crocheted! I could have finished it off there, but decided that a few rows of single crochet would make it more interesting.
What You’ll Need:
- 400 yards of worsted weight yarn. I used Shepherd’s Wool from Stonehedge Fiber – 2 skeins
- Crochet Hook Size I (5.5 mm)
- Yarn Needle to weave in ends
- Stitch markers
- Not important for this project
- My finished project measured 78” long and 7” wide
- ch = chain
- hdc = half-double crochet
- st = stich
- BLO = back loop only
- FLO = front loop only
- sc = single crochet
- pm = place marker
- ss = slip stitch
- Row 1 – hdc in 3rd ch from hook (ch counts as 1 hdc) and in each ch across (23 st)
- Row 2 – ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc) *hdc BLO on next st; hdc FLO on next st * . Repeat to last 2 st. HDC in BLO of last st. HDC in top of turning ch (23 st)
- Repeat row 2 until scarf measures 75” long
Border – You will be continuing around the scarf and placing a marker in the middle st of each corner.
I like placing the markers in each corner, so I can easily count stitches. It’s okay if you have a different number of stitches on the sides than I do. Just make sure that both sides of your scarf have the same number
- Round 1 – ch 1, turn. 3 sc in 1st st. PM in 2nd st of 3 st group you just made. 1 sc in each st across. 3 sc in ch 2. PM in middle st of 3 sc group you just made. (23 st between markers.) Sc 288 st evenly down side, 3 sc in corner. PM in middle st. Sc in unused loop of starting ch, 3 sc in corner. PM in middle st. Sc288 st evenly up side. Ss to 1st sc to join.
- Round 2 – ch 1. Sc in 1st *3 sc in each st with marker. Sc in each st*. Repeat around. Move markers to center st in each corner
- Round 3 – Repeat round 2
Finish off. Weave in ends.
Block as needed. I lightly blocked mine to open up the stitches and ensure the scarf was even.
Special thanks to my handsome model, Gary!
As always, please post your projects on Ravelry and link to the pattern so I can see what you’ve done!