The Simple Sparkle Scarf is a beginner friendly free crochet pattern! Last November I released the Curly Cute Cowl and received many requests to also have the pattern with a “no-curly” option. This scarf is the no-curly modification to that fun pattern!
So easy yet still so sophisticated proving you don’t have to complicate things to have an amazing finished project! Really beginner friendly — you only need to know how to chain and double crochet! I will also be providing a complete video tutorial geared towards beginning crocheters so everyone can make this scarf!
I adore Lion Brand Mandala* and recently Lion Brand released the Lion Brand Mandala Sparkle line. Basically Mandala with a metallic thread running through it as the DK weight (3) is the same! Just a little bit of added bling to take it to the next level! The cakes are a little shorter in yardage than the original Mandala cakes — 328 yards compared to 590 so you will need 2 cakes to complete this project. However, if you have original Mandala on hand instead of the Sparkle this is a one cake project!
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This scarf is made as one large rectangle and the ends are then sewn together to make the scarf. Since this is a good-sized scarf there is a lot of versatility in how you can then wear it. It is large enough to wear as a hood, doubled up around the neck, down around the shoulders for a sophisticated look or long in the front — so many options!
Since I never like to waste yarn I used the whole of the two cakes but you could certainly make this scarf a little smaller if you would so choose. If you would like it shorter, decrease the number of beginning chains. If you would like to have it a little less wide, don’t use the entire second cake of yarn.
Worked in the back loops only which gives a really nice texture to the piece — I love how this simple scarf looks and I think you will, too!
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Simple Sparkle Scarf free crochet pattern
Pattern written in US crochet terminology
Size H (5.0 mm) crochet hook
Gauge: 8 rows = 4”, 16 sts = 4”
Approximate finished size:18” tall x 40” circumference
RS right side
dc double crochet
blo back loop only
Notes about pattern: Ch 2 does not count as stitch.
Row 1: ch 77, dc in 3rd ch from hook (ch 2 does not count as stitch), dc in each ch to end. Turn (75)
Row 2: ch 2, (working in blo only) dc in same st and in each st to end. Turn (75)
Repeat row 2 to desired size.
Leaving a long tail to sew ends together, fasten off.
With RS together, stitch ends together (I used the mattress seam stitch) to form scarf.
Weave in ends.