Free Pattern: 1 Hour + 1 Skein = 1 Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf

1 Hour 1 Skein 1 Scarf

1 Hour + 1 Skein = 1 Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf

After eyeing it several times when I was in foreign Michael’s stores (aka the far ones that I don’t usually go to), I bought a skein of Dewdrops in Diamond over the weekend thinking it would work with a scarf pattern I’d been meaning to try. I tried it and it didn’t. It is gorgeous yarn though and I was on a mission to turn it into a scarf so this is the story of 1 hour + 1 skein and how it became 1 Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf.



This scarf is so simple I don’t even know that I would call this a pattern:

Abbreviations (US terms):
SC = Single Crochet
FLO = Front Loops Only

You will need:
1 Skein Loops & Threads Dewdrops (71 yards, Super Bulky, Metalic with Sequins)
M hook (9.0mm)

Thoughts on subbing yarns for this scarf:
You can use a different yarn, but if you go with a plain, solid color with no sparkle, it will result in a very basic scarf that I would call a Super Simple Scarf. At least use different colors for each row to add some interest to make a Simply Striped Scarf. Dewdrops is not as heavy as Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, so you could probably use a thicker Bulky yarn instead of Super Bulky if you’re subbing.

How 1 Hour + 1 Skein = 1 Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf:
Row 1: Ch 2, 120 Foundation Single Crochet (as an easier alternate for row 1, you can Ch 121, starting in second chain from hook, SC 120, but I highly recommend using the Foundation Single Crochet stitch)
Row 2: Turn, Ch 1, 120 SC in FLO
Row 3+4: Repeat Row 2
Finish Off
With remaining yarn, cut 18 strands 12 inches each. This will become your fringe.
Add 3 3 strand fringes per side. Instead of weaving in your ends, you can just tie them into your fringe.

That is how 1 hour + 1 skein = 1 Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf

I’ll be tucking this scarf away and giving it as a Christmas present for Christmas 2011. The sparkle in the yarn makes this a fun gift. This scarf looks great folded in half with the end threaded through and works as an indoor or outdoor accessory. It can also be worn as a belt.

1 Hour Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf Closeup1 Hour Spectacularly Sparkly Scarf

Adding a fringe is very easy:

  • For a bulky or super bulky yarn, you usually use 3-4 strands per fringe.
  • Cut lengths of 10-14 inches (depending on how long you want your fringe and how much yarn you have left).
  • Take 3-4 strands and fold them in half. Pull the folded part through where you want to add it to the scarf.
  • Thread the loose strands through the folded part and pull it tight.
  • TA DA! You have added a fringe.
  • How many fringes you add per side depends on how much yarn you have and how wide your scarf is.
Fringe Step 1

Fringe Step 1: Fold 3-4 strands in half

Fringe Step 2

Fringe Step 2: Insert hook through scarf end and grab folded strandsFringe Step 3: Pull up through scarf end

Fringe Step 4

Fringe Step 4: Pull up a loop

Fringe Step 5

Fringe Step 5: Thread loose strands through

Fringe Step 6

Fringe Step 6: Pull tight

Fringe Step 7

Turn over for right side of fringe

An EEEEEEEEEEK my scarf isn’t long enough tip:

To add length to any scarf without adding more stitches, just add a fringe. It can add a few more inches to make your scarf just the right length instead of a little too short.

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21 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Pennyb
    Feb 24, 2011 @ 12:08:34

    Love this and fab ‘pattern’ really useful for those of us who impulse buy one ball of something lovely in a sale and then don’t know what to do with it.

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  2. Alex & Jacey
    Dec 05, 2011 @ 22:49:04

    Made this up in just around an hour. Not sure of the exact time since the 4 and 6 year olds kept interrupting :)

    Very easy. I love quick projects for gifts and such. Thanks for the pattern!

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  3. Kat
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 16:37:07

    I actually have one skein of Dewdrops in my stash and didn’t know what to do with it. I am so excited now about this scarf – I am running home to start on it after work tonight! So excited…!!!

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  4. Diana
    Feb 25, 2012 @ 14:51:03

    Happened across your site after unable to find any patterns using Michael’s…’Loops & Threads, Cozy Wool’ for a simple!!! scarf. Can’t wait to try your pattern. Have been teaching myself to knit and crochet. But I like fast and easy at this time. I too am just !SO EXCITED!!!!!

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  5. Tara
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 01:10:10

    This is a beautiful scarf! Thank you so much for the pattern. I did the same thing: I saw the yarn, bought it thinking I would use it for one pattern and then I found this one. The simplicity of the stitches allows for the yarn to really “show-off.” I just finished one for a friend; now I need one for me!

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  6. jennyb
    Apr 30, 2012 @ 11:31:49

    Hello! I am one of the editors of AllFreeCrochet.com and would love to feature your tutorial our my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would just love it and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It’s really that simple. Your project will look similar to this project already on my site: http://www.allfreecrochet.com/Scarves/Diamonds-in-Snow-Scarf/
    I look forward to hearing back from you, and please let me know if you have any questions.

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  7. Kathie Bee
    May 10, 2012 @ 18:59:11

    Got the pattern from “All Free Crochet”.Your pictures look like you only did two rows after the foundation cast on, but your instructions called for 4 rows total. I tried to do the 4 rows and didn’t have enough for the fringe, but I had bought two different colors so I made a stripped one.

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    • Can't Stop Crocheting
      May 14, 2012 @ 20:55:51

      I did do 4 rows totals with the one skein. I didn’t list the gauge, so I may crochet a little tighter and have just a little more yarn left for the fringe. A striped one sounds great and with 2 skeins you can make it a little wider.

      Reply

  8. emma
    May 16, 2012 @ 04:05:07

    got the pattern on allfreecrochet.com. using it to make scarves for the homeless. they just want to be warm, and this will work quite nicely to help!

    Reply

  9. Susan Oliver
    Aug 02, 2012 @ 11:26:55

    This is a really pretty scarf, but it took me more than one. I probably crochet a little loose compred to others.

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  10. Joan
    Oct 29, 2012 @ 19:36:37

    Love this. How can I print the pattern?

    Reply

    • Can't Stop Crocheting
      Nov 12, 2012 @ 07:34:13

      I do not have a PDF available for download, but you should just be able to print the page. If you’re using a PC, it’s CTRL+P or right click and choose Print, and should format to fit on a Letter size page.

      Reply

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  12. BloominLotus
    May 31, 2013 @ 17:39:47

    Hi! I really like this scarf! Can I sell this scarf using your pattern?

    Reply

  13. Hilda S.
    Oct 29, 2013 @ 04:58:19

    Love this scarf, but I’m left-handed. Don’t you have instructions for us lefties?

    Reply

  14. Peggy levin
    Apr 07, 2014 @ 09:25:37

    Where can I buy loops and threads dewdrops smokey quartz yarn?

    Reply

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