The Farnam Scarf

The Farnam Scarf

It’s time to pull some patterns out of the archives! This beginner friendly crochet scarf pattern is one of the first patterns I listed in my Etsy shop. We’re talking 2016!

When I wrote this, I used Lion Brand Wool Ease thick and quick because it’s a beautiful and durable yarn. Looking at the pattern again, and remaking it a couple times, make me have a change of heart about my yarn choice. Super bulky yarn still works, but it ends up a bit stiff in my opinion. Because of that, I tried it again with size 5(Bulky) yarn and am loving the drape. I used the same size hook for both – P/11.50mm.

Size 5 yarn typically calls for a smaller hook, but I tend to use a bigger size so the “fabric” works up with a nice drape. My tension when I crochet is also a bit tight. If you crochet more loosely, you probably don’t have a problem!

On to the details…

Materials

  • 2 Skeins of bulky or super bulky yarn – about 200 yards
  • Crochet hook – P/11.50mm
  • Scissors and yarn needle
  • Small book or notebook to make the tassels

Here’s the yarn I used > Lion Brand Yarn Color Made Easy Yarn, Coal

Gauge

Ch 12, dc in second ch from hook and in each stitch across. (10 dc) Ch 3 and turn, dc in each stitch across. Repeat for two more rows. (Total of 5 rows). This should measure about 6 in. wide and 5 in. tall.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • Dc2tog – Double Crochet 2 together
  • Sk – Skip

Notes

This Scarf begins with a point and increases to get to the scarf width. Once you’ve finished the repeats or your scarf is the desired length, it will decrease back down to a point. *If you are going to make a longer scarf, you’ll need more yarn!

Pattern

Row 1: Ch 7 and dc in the beginning ch space creating a circle.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn (counts as the first dc here and throughout the pattern), dc in next 4 ch spaces. (5 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next, 2 dc, dc in last 2 stitches. (6 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3 and turn, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 2 sts, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in last st. (8 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3 and turn, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 4 stitches, 2dc, dc in last stitch. (10 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3 and turn, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 6 stitches, 2 dc, dc in last stitch. (12 dc)

Row 7: Ch 3 and turn, 2 dc in next stitch, dc in next 8 stitches, 2 dc, dc in last stitch. (14 dc)

Repeat Rows

Now that you’ve reached the scarf width, you’ll start with the diamond shaping and repeat it until it’s time to decrease. Each row will have 12 dc and 2 ch 1 spaces.

Row 1: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next st, ch 1 and skip a stitch, dc in next 8 stitches, ch 1 and sk 1, dc in last 2 stitches.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next 2 stitches (the second one will be in the ch 1 space from the last round), ch 1 and sk 1, dc in next 6 stitches, ch 1 and sk 1, dc in last 3 stitches. Holes should be offset by 1 space.

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next 3 stitches, ch 1 sk 1, dc in next 4 stitches, ch 1 sk 1, dc in last 4 stitches.

Row 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next 4 stitches, ch 1 sk 1, dc in next 2 stitches, ch 1 sk 1, dc in last 5 stitches.

Now you’ll begin repeating rows 1-3 in reverse order so your holes move back outward

Row 5: Repeat row 3

Row 6: Repeat row 2

Row 7: Repeat row 1

Continue Repeats

You’ll repeat row 1 – 7 10 times or until your scarf reaches your desired length. Any length adjustments could mean you need more yarn than the pattern calls for. My scarf has a total of 11 of the section above.

Decrease Rows

Once you’ve finished your length, you should have ended on Row 7. From here, you’ll stop adding holes and begin decreasing until you reach the ending point!

Row 1: Ch 3 and turn, dc2tog, dc in next 8 stitches, dc2tog, dc in last stitch. (12 dc the two dc2tog count as 1)

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn, dc2tog, dc in next 6 stitches, dc2tog, dc in last stitch. (10 dc)

Row 3: Ch 3 and turn, dc2tog, dc in next 4 stitches, dc2tog, dc in last stitch. (8 dc)

Row 4: Ch 3 and turn, dc2tog, dc in next 2 stitches, dc2tog, dc in last stitch. (6 dc)

Row 5: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next stitch, dc2tog, dc in last 2 sts. (5 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3 and turn, dc in next 4 stitches (5 dc)

To finish: Ch 3 and turn, skip all stitches until the last, dc in last stitch

Bind off and weave in ends!

Make two tassels to attach to the ends of your scarf. I used a small notebook to wrap my yarn around 15 times. There are many great tutorials on YouTube to show how to make a tassel and I’ll have one on mine soon! Until then, here is the video tutorial to make this scarf.