This great thing about this scarf is the different looks you can create simply by changing up your contrasting color of yarn. I used a self-striping yarn to create multicolored dots, but I’ve seen this made with solid colored and variegated dots as well and they all looked super cool. So don’t be afraid to let your creative juices flow with this one.
Of course, upon showing this finished beauty to my husband, he proclaimed, “Those aren’t actually polka dots. They’re just regular ol’ circles.”
200-225 yards of worsted weight yarn in a main color. (MC) I used Knit Picks Chroma in Grey
150-175 yards of worsted weight yarn in a contrasting color. (CC) I used Knit Picks Chroma in Pegasus
Gauge is not crucial for this scarf
5.5 mm hook or size needed for your yarn
45″ length x 5″ width
Measuring and sewing notions
You can add length to this scarf by increasing the starting chain by multiples of 6.
To create multicolored polka-dots as shown in the picture, use a self-striping yarn for your CC.
Special Stitch Key
Shell (Sh): 7 dc in 1 st.
Double Crochet 7 together (dc7tog): *YO, pick up a loop in the next st. YO pull through 2 loops. Rep from * 6 more times. 8 loops on hook. YO and pull through all 8 loops.
With MC, ch 140
Note that this is where you’ll increase the chain count by multiples of 6 if you want to lengthen the scarf (e.g. 146 or 152 chains)
Row 1: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, sc across. Ch1, turn; 139 sts
Row 2: Sc in first st. *sk 2, sh, sk 2, sc. Rep from * until 3 sts rem. Sk 2, sc in last st. Turn.
Row 3: Ch3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout).
Step 1: YO and insert hook into next st. Pull through a loop. YO and pull through just 2 loops as if you are working a dc halfway. Instead of completing a dc, *YO and insert hook into the next st and work another ½ of a dc. Repeat from * one more time. You should have a total of 4 loops on your hook and your work should look like this:
Step 2: Now, YO with CC and pull through all 4 loops creating ¼ of a Catherine’s Wheel and switching colors. Ch1 to create the “eye” of the wheel. Ch2 more and sc into the next st. (This should be the middle dc of sh from the previous round.
Step 3: Ch3, *yo, insert hook, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops*, rep from * 6 more times. You should have 8 loops on your hook and your work should look like this:
Step 4: Now, YO and pull through all 8 loops creating ½ of a Catherine’s wheel. Ch1 to create the “eye” of the wheel. Ch2 more and SC into the next st. (This should be the middle DC of the shell from the previous round.)
Step 5: Repeat Steps 3 and 4 all the way across until there are 4 sts remaining. Ch3 and switch to MC. In these 4 sts, work ½ dc as you did to start the row creating the ¼ Catherine’s wheel. YO and pull through 5 loops. Turn.
Row 4: Ch3. In the same “eye,” dc 3 times switching to CC in the last one. *sc in the sc from the previous round. Sk your chains and sh into the “eye” of the next ½ Catherine’s Wheel creating a full wheel. Repeat from * all the way around until you have reached your last sc. Switch to MC and end row with 4 dc in the last eye. Turn
Row 5: Ch1, sc in 1st dc, ch3, sk3. *Dc7tog, ch2, sc. (sc should land in middle dc of the sh in previous row). Rep from * across until you’ve made your last dc7tog. Ch2, sc in last st.
Row 6: Ch1 and sc evenly across 139 times. Turn. (If you added to your starting chain, you’ll add the same amount here too.) For example, if you had chained 152 times (an additional 12 sts), you’ll sc 151 times (12 additional sts from 139).
Row 7: Ch1 and sc 40. Ch15, sk 15. Sc to the end. Turn. (This will create the hole for the keyhole. If you would like to eliminate the hole and just have a traditional scarf, just work Row 6 a second time instead)
Row 8: Ch1 and sc across including 15 sc in your ch15 space. Turn.
Rows 9-13: Rep Rows 2-6. FO.
With RS facing and the scarf held this way, reattach MC to bottom right hand corner of the scarf and ch1.
Rnd 1: Ss in corner 3 times. Then, sc 16 evenly up the short (width) side of the scarf. Ss 3 times in top right corner, ss across the long (length side), ss 3 times in the top left corner. Sc 16 evenly down the opposite short side, ss3 times in the bottom left corner, ss across the oppose long side. Join with a ss to first ss. Do not turn.
Rnd 2: Ss 3 in corner. [Sc, ch3, sk2, sc] four times up the short side. Ss across long side. Ss 3 in corner. [Sc, ch2, sk2, sc] four times down opposite short side. Ss across opposite long side. Join with a ss. FO.
- Create tassels of desired length and thickness and attach them to each of the four ch3 spaces.
- Weave in any loose ends.
About the Designer: Maybe Katie
I believe crocheted clothes can look young and modern.
I believe in dressing children in bright colors. (They can wear neutrals when they’re middle aged)
…modifications are from heaven
…stitch counts are from hell
….and people who watch TV without yarn in their hands are just plain weird.