How to Crochet a Scarf With Two Colors


Whether for extra warmth in cooler climates, or as fashion statement whatever the weather, a scarf is an attractive addition to any outfit. Striped scarves, whether bright or subtle, are a quick and easy project for the beginning crocheter to complete. Creating a simple scarf only requires knowing the chain stitch and the single crochet, so even children can finish a two-color scarf successfully.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 skeins worsted-weight yarn, 1 of each color
  • Size J hook
  • Scissors
  • Paperback book
  • Make a loop in the end of the yarn in color A and chain 16 times. Turn and single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet ever chain in the rest of the row until you reach the end. You will have made 15 single crochet stitches.

  • Chain one and turn. Skip the first stitch in the row, then single crochet every stitch in the row after. Crochet until you reach the end of the row. This second row will also have 15 stitches.

  • Continue making single crochet rows until you have reached 15 rows. Tie the beginning of yarn B to the strand of yarn A at the end of row 15. Clip off yarn A and continue working with yarn B. Leave a tail of about 2 inches in yarn A.

  • Single crochet rows in yarn B until you reach row 30. Tie on yarn A and clip yarn B loose. Crochet the next 15 rows with yarn A.

  • Continue crocheting rows, changing yarn every 15 rows. Stop when the scarf measures 45 inches long. Tie a knot at the end of the row and fasten off the yarn.

  • Grasp the loose ends of both yarns in one hand and wrap them repeatedly around a paperback book, lengthwise. Make about 20 wraps with the yarn. Hold the yarn tightly while you slip the scissors under the yarn at the top and bottom of the book. Cut all of the yarn into strands the length of the book.

  • Hold one strand of yarn A and one strand of yarn B. Make sure that the ends are matching. Fold the strands in half so that you have two loops at one end and four loose strands at the other end.

  • Push the crochet hook through the scarf at the bottom corner. Grab the two loops from the thread strands with your hook and pull them through the scarf end, only pulling halfway through. Pull the loose strands around the bottom of the scarf and through the two loops. Pull the loose strands to secure the knot that you made. You have completed one fringe.

  • Push the crochet hook through the end of the scarf next to the first fringe. Create another fringe. Continue making fringe all along the entire end of the scarf, then go to the other end of the scarf and add fringe to that as well.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once you have the basic pattern down, experiment with fun fur and other fancy yarns.

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