G Ribbed Scarf

Crochet Pattern By: Amal Saleh

 Aka: Purpleneedle

Introduction

How many yards do I need for a scarf? How long should it be? What’s the appropriate width? These are some of the questions that come to mind every time I intend to crochet a scarf. In order to overcome my indecisiveness, I decided to design this pattern that works as a foundation upon which I could base my choices of a simple functional scarf.

Ribbing stitches play the major rule in constructing this basic pattern. It’s the type of project you’d enjoy while watching your favorite show or reading a book.

Don’t be alarmed by all the details included in this pattern, once you finish the first few rows it becomes meditative and you wont need the pattern.

Skill Level

Easy

Notes

  • Instructions are written for sizes small (medium, large, x-large). (Figure 1)
Figure 1
  • The featured sample is in size x-large, color Evergreen.
  • Before you start on this project make sure you’ve mastered Fpdc, Bpdc and the Half Double Crochet Foundation stitch.
  • The scarf is made of two panels. The first row is at the middle of the scarf from which the first panel grows. After completing the first panel, you’ll have to go back to the first row, join yarn and work the second panel.
  • The main body is worked in 1×1 ribbing, while both endings are worked in 2×1 ribbing.
  • The Ch-3 Stitch, at the beginning of each row, counts as one stitch.
  • The main body of the scarf is reversible but the ends ribbing has a right and a wrong side. It’s essential that you mark the right side of the body in-order to avoid working the ends on opposite sides. Included in the instructions when to place the marker for the right side.
  • Learn to read your work. The right side of the main body is the one that starts with Ch-3 then Bpdc, while the wrong side is the one that starts with Ch-3 then Fpdc. On the other hand, the right side of the 2×1 ribbing is the one that starts with Ch-3 then Fpdc, while the wrong side is the one that starts with Ch-3 then Bpdc.
  • Avoid adding a new skein in the middle of the row; instead join the next skein at the beginning of the row. In case the join was insecure it’ll be easier to fix the lost stitches on the side of the scarf than in the middle of the scarf. (Figure 2)
  • If you find it hard to count rows place a stitch marker at the beginning of each row or at the beginning of every 5th row. (Figure 3)
  • If you have to stop and take a break place a removable marker on your stitch to prevent the row from getting frogged. (Figure 4)
  • Place a tag on the right side of the scarf to help the receiver recognize the front from back and style it the right way. (Figure 5)
Figure 5
  • You can use this pattern for any weight yarn and its compatible hook but you’ll have to figure out the yardage on your own. If you plan to use heavier yarn consider using the smaller sizes.
  • The measurements included in this pattern are based on the gauge taken from unblocked sample placed on a flat surface. Keep in mind that your finished scarf might differ a bit in measurements according to the nature of the yarn you’ve used and under the effect of its weight. For example if you use alpaca or acrylic expect your scarf to grow few more inches even if your gauge matches the pattern gauge.
  • I’ve designed this scarf to be thick and warm so I did not stretch or block any of the samples. If you like stretching and blocking your scarf please feel free to do so, but consider using the smaller sizes.

Yardage & More

SizesSkeinsYardsGramsWidthInchesLengthInchesR1 StitchesTotal Rows
S 6 8223004.5”6931276
M 7 9593505”7435296
L 8 10964005.5”7739308
XL 10 13705006”8743348

Supplies

Size G Hook (4mm)

6 to 10 Skeins of Cloudborn Merino Alpaca Sport (137 yards/50grams)

2 to 20 Removable markers (highly recommended)

Stitches & Abbreviations

BpdcBack Post Double Crochet
ChChain
3-Ch3 Chain Stitch
FpdcFront Post Double Crochet
LLarge
MMedium
RepeatRepeat stitches between brackets [  ]
R1, R2,…Row 1, Row 2, …
SSmall
XLX Large

Gauge (unblocked)

7 Stitches & 4 Rows in 1 Inch

Instructions

First Panel 1×1 Ribbing

R1 (Right Side): Crochet 31 (35, 39, 43) Half Double Crochet Foundations stitches. (Figure 6)

Chain 3 & turn. (Figure 7)

R2 (Wrong Side): [Fpdc in the corresponding stitch of the previous row, Bpdc in the next stitch of the previous row]. (Figure 8)

Repeat until end of row (ending with Bpdc). (Figure 9)

Chain 3 & turn. (Figure 10)

R3 (Right Side): [Bpdc in the Bpdc of the previous row, then Fpdc in the Fpdc of the previous row]. (Figure 11)

Repeat until end of row (ending with Fpdc). (Figure 12)

Chain 3 & turn. 

Place marker on the right side then repeat R2 & R3 until you have totally 128 (158, 142, 160) rows.

Make sure you end this section on wrong side.

First Panel 2×1 Ribbing

R1 (Right Side): 

  • After chaining 3 at the previous row, skip the Bpdc stitch of the previous row then Fpdc in the Fpdc of the previous row. 
  • [Bpdc in the corresponding Bpdc of the previous row. 
  • Fpdc in the corresponding Fpdc of the previous row. 
  • Skip the Bpdc stitch of the previous row.
  • Fpdc in the Fpdc of the previous row].
  • Repeat from [to] until end of row. Make sure you have 2Fpdc at the end of the row.
  • Chain 3 & turn.

R2 (Wrong Side):

  • Bpdc in Bpdc of previous row.
  • [Fpdc in Fpdc of previous row.
  • 2 Bpdc in 2 Bpdc of previous row].
  • Repeat from [to] until end of row. Make sure you have 2 Bpdc at the end of the row.
  • Chain 3 & turn.

R3 (Right Side):

  • Fpdc in Fpdc of previous row.
  • [Bpdc in Bpdc of previous row.
  • 2 Fpdc in 2 Fpdc of previous row].
  • Repeat from [to] until end of row. Make sure you have 2 Fpdc at the end of the row.

Repeat R2 & R3 until you have totally 10(11, 12, 14) rows.

First Panel Summary

1st
Row
Stitches
1st
Skein
Rows
2nd
Skein
Rows
3rd
Skein
Rows
4th
Skein
Rows
Last
Skein
Rows
Total
Rows
Sizes
S31464636+10138
M3542424232+11169
L3938383828+12154
XL433434343424+14174

Second Panel 1×1 Ribbing

Join yarn at the right side of the foundation row.

Row 1 (Right Side): 

  • Chain 3.
  • [Bpdc in the corresponding stitch of foundation row.
  • Fpdc in the corresponding stitch of foundation row].
  • Repeat until end of row (make sure that the last stitch is Fpdc).
  • Chain 3 & turn.

Row 2 (Wrong Side):

  • [Fpdc in Fpdc of previous row.
  • Bpdc in Bpdc of previous row].
  • Repeat until end of row (make sure that the last stitch is Bpdc).
  • Chain 3 & turn

Keep working 1x 1 ribbing until you have 128(116, 142, 160) rows.

Make sure you end this section at wrong side.

Second Panel 2×1 Ribbing

Follow the instructions for First Panel 2×1 Ribbing.

Second Panel Summary

1st
Row
Stitches
1st
Skein
Rows
2nd
Skein
Rows
3rd
Skein
Rows
4th
Skein
Rows
Last
Skein
Rows
Total
Rows
Sizes1×1
Ribbing
1×1
Ribbing
1×1
Ribbing
1×1
Ribbing
1×1 Ribbing
+ 2×1
Ribbing
S31464636+10138
M35424232+11127
L3938383828+12154
X433434343424+14174

Weave ends and enjoy!

Please don’t hesitate to share your questions, suggestions and finished projects.

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