The Painted Desert Scarf is a free crochet pattern for a beginner friendly bottom up Granny stitch triangle Scarf here at Nana’s Crafty Home!
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Do you love one skein projects made with self-striping yarn? This project will be right up your alley! An easy, beginner friendly pattern for a unique granny stitch scarf.
Lately I have been enjoying designing projects that are easy, beginner friendly and that work up quickly – perfect for gifts!
I wanted to use the granny stitch in a project as it is so nostalgic for me – growing up in the 70s this stitch was a staple of many a project in my youth. Very relaxing and soothing – a mindless crochet project in which I can memorize the stitch pattern easily and not think too closely about it. Great as a traveling project.
However, I didn’t want the scarf to look like every other granny stitch triangle scarf out there and this one worked for me! With the stripes going side to side it creates a really nice appearance. In fact, the horizontal stripes brought to mind our visit to the Painted Desert in Arizona several years ago. Such a beautiful place to visit!
I love working with Lion Brand Mandala yarn but I had not yet had a chance to work with the Wool-Ease yarn* in the self-striping cake and thought this would be the perfect project! However, his project would work well with any yarn you have on hand!
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Painted Desert Scarf free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
(1) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Zeus 5.3 oz / 590 yd
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Approximate finished size: 48” wide wingspan (not including fringe) x 22” to tip of triangle
Gauge: 10 rows = 4” / 5 dc clusters + spaces = 4”
ch = chain
cluster = double crochet cluster (see special stitch section below)
st = stitch
dc = double crochet
sk = skip
sp = space
Notes about pattern:
- Scarf is worked from the bottom – triangle point up.
- Ch 3 at beginning of each row counts as stitch.
- Each row will increase by a count of 1 cluster per row.
dc cluster: group of 3 double crochet stitches worked in same stitch/space
Row 1: ch 4, sk 3 ch (skipped chs count as 1st st), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook. Turn.
Row 2: ch 3, 2 dc in same st as ch 3 (1st cluster made), sk next st, 3 dc in last st (2nd cluster made). Turn (2 dc clusters + 1 sp between clusters).
Row 3: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc cluster in sp between dc clusters from previous row, dc cluster in last st. Turn (3 dc clusters + 2 sp between dc clusters).
Row 4: ch 3, 2 dc in same st, dc cluster in sp between each dc cluster to end, dc cluster in last st. Turn. (4 dc clusters + 3 sp between dc clusters).
Row 5 – 56: repeat row 4.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
For fringe, cut 2 – 6” lengths of yarn for each and attach to both right and left sides of scarf over the ch 3 or last dc of each row, if desired.