A soft bulky scarf using the simple V stitch crochet design that works up beautifully in a matter of days.
Fall is in the air, and its the perfect time to make a few quick scarves. This soft pink color is a new favorite of mine and I enjoyed the texture of this V stitch crochet pattern creates.
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- Two skeins of any Super Bulky 6 yarn. I’ve used two skeins Rico Essentials Super Super Chunky yarn in Salmon color here. At the bottom of this post I have other yarn recommendations as well.
Watch the V Stitch Crochet stitch video:
Enjoy the step by step V Stitch Crochet video and crochet along!
The V Stitch Crochet Pattern:
With a size K hook, Chain 13 loosely
Foundation Row: Into the 3rd chain from the hook, *(dc, ch1, dc) skip the next chain*, repeat till the end. Turn. Forms 6 V stitch clusters.
Row 1: ch2, *(dc, ch1, dc) into the center of the V stitch cluster below* repeat till the end.
Repeat Row 1 until you have your desired length for a scarf.
Tip: Keep your beginning chain loose and not too tight. Else your work won’t form a neat straight line but will start to weep or bend while you work your next row.
This is a great portable project to carry around to kids’ activities or crochet on the go. The simple repetitive stitch pattern makes it perfect to take along long car rides and road trips.
The super chunkiness of the yarn is what creates the automatic side scallop. The turning chain 2 itself forms an easy scallop that needs no extra work at all! It was such a pretty surprise for me!
The last decorative touch was for me to add these over the top tassels to each end of the scarf. I created 8 DIY tassels, 4 for each side of the scarf, which added about 12 inches to the total length of the finished scarf.
I think the extra-long, over the top tassels simply make this scarf look luxurious!
HOW MUCH YARN DO YOU NEED?
For this V stitch crochet scarf I used up the entire two skeins of yarn, that’s about 200g of wool for this scarf here. The final measurement of the scarf turned out to be 5.5 inches wide by 84 inches long (including the tassels)
For the tassels, I used a bulky white yarn from my stash along with a contrasting ochre Vanna’s Choice yarn to tie and make the tassels.
- The side scallop is what makes this scarf super simple yet special to me. I know that the Rico design yarn might be difficult to find, so let me know if you are able to recreate this scarf with other yarns. Please tag me @smilingcolorsblog and #smilingcolorblog
- I’ve also tested this pattern with the more easily available Hometown USA yarn and that works up beautifully too! Bernat Softee Chunky is another great option too.
- While I started this scarf with an aluminum hook, I switched midway to an ergonomic crochet hook as I felt that was comfortable to my wrist. I would definitely recommend this CLOVER 1053/K Amour Crochet Hook, Size K/6.5mm. After my previous Granny Square Blanket Pattern I’m afraid I got addicted to the ease of using the more expensive hooks.
- If you need to make this scarf as a gift, the general standard for scarves is about 6 to 8 inches wide. This one measures 5.5 inches wide so it’s just about there. You can easily reduce the length to measure 65 inches long to complete this scarf quicker.
- To make the scarf wider, you will need to increase your base starting chain. My scarf shown above has a starting ch of 13 and gives 6 V stitch clusters. To make an 8 V stitch clusters scarf you would need to start with a chain of 17 stitches.
- As a basic rule, you would need to cast on a multiple of 2 + 1 number of stitches. This will come handy if you plan to make a V stitch crochet blanket.