Rainy Day Triangle Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s been raining off and on for about a month, which is almost unheard of for California. I’m feeling vitamin D deprived and in need of some color. What better place to turn to than my yarn stash! When I first started this project, I wasn’t sure about combining different multi-colored yarns together in one scarf. I thought it would be too overwhelming and the colors wouldn’t stand out. Oh boy, was I wrong! After experimenting with several different crochet stitches and yarn skeins, I finally found a combination that works.

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If you saw my post and pattern for the Fantastic Fade Shawl then you know all about my  habit of purchasing yarn without a project in mind. For this scarf, I chose five different skeins of DK weight yarn that I had lying around. The colors happened to ombre in to one another perfectly going from whites, to blues, to yellows, and ending with a lovely “spicy brown mustard.” I rounded out the color palette by adding white tassels to each of the long ends of the triangle. The tassels are optional of course, but I think they add the perfect finishing detail.

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On the color change rows, I decided to incorporate the Larksfoot stitch. This stitch requires you to double crochet down past one full row and in to a skip stitch gap. For a good visual, I recommend watching this Larksfoot stitch tutorial before getting started on this project. This stitch created a seamless transition between each color, making them blend together even better.

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This scarf is worked from one small triangle and works outwards from there. It can be worn as either a triangle scarf in front, or as a shawl over your shoulders in the back. It adds a lovely boho touch to any outfit and creates the perfect transition-to-spring accessory. If this color palette is too busy for your taste, try using solid colors of yarn or even just one color throughout!

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Let’s get this show on the road, shall we? For this project you should know how to create a magic circle, double crochet, skip 1 stitch, the Larksfoot stitch.

Materials

Abbreviations

  • DC = double crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • St = stitch(es)
  • Sk1 = skip one stitch

Instructions

Starting with Color A, create a magic circle.

Row 1: 7 DC in magic circle. Pull ends tight to close the gap. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 2: 1 DC in first st. 1 DC in the next 2 st. 3 DC in next st. 1 DC in next 2 st. 2 DC in last st. Ch 4 and turn.

Row 3: 1 DC in second st. *Ch 1, Sk 1, DC* Repeat* until you reach the middle st. In middle stitch [Ch 1, 1 DC, Ch 1, 1 DC, Ch 1]. *DC, Ch 1, Sk 1* Repeat* until you reach the last two st. DC, ch1, DC. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 4: 1 DC in first st. DC in each st until you reach the middle st. 3 DC in middle st. DC in each st until you reach the last st. 2 DC in last st. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 5: Repeat row 4, except ch 4 and turn after last st.

Continue repeating rows 3-5, 4 more times.

Repeat rows 3 and 4. Do not ch 3 and turn at end of row 4.

Switch to color B. Cut color A, leaving a tail to weave in.

Larksfoot stitch row: Ch 3. 1 DC in first st. 1 DC in next st. *1 DC in to the gap made by the sk 1 in row 3. 1 DC in next st* Repeat* until you reach the middle st. 1 DC in middle gap from row 3. 1 DC. 1 DC in middle gap from row 3. Repeat* until last st. 2 DC in last st. Ch 4 and turn.

Continue repeating rows 3-5, 3 more times.

Repeat rows 3 and 4. Do not ch 3 and turn at end of row 4.

Switch to color C. Cut color B, leaving a tail to weave in.

Complete Larksfoot stitch row as shown above.

Continue repeating rows 3-5, 3 more times.

Repeat rows 3 and 4. Do not ch 3 and turn at end of row 4.

Switch to color D. Cut color C, leaving a tail to weave in.

Complete Larksfoot stitch row as shown above.

Continue repeating rows 3-5, 2 more times.

Repeat rows 3 and 4. Do not ch 3 and turn at end of row 4.

Switch to color E. Cut color D, leaving a tail to weave in.

Complete Larksfoot stitch row as shown above.

Repeat rows 3-5, just once.

Repeat rows 3 and 4. Do not ch 4 and turn at end of row 5.

Cut color E and weave in all ends.

Adding the tassels

I created two tassels using my Clover Tassel Maker and the “color A” yarn from the scarf. A more detailed video tutorial on how to use the tassel maker can be found here.

1. Set the tassel maker on the largest setting and wrap yarn around 15 times

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2. Cut tassel strands and slip them between two DC at the corner of the scarf until you reach the center of the strands.

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3. Cut another piece of yarn and tie tassel strands together around the corner of the scarf, approximately 0.5 inch from the top. Trim any uneven ends. img_20190310_135710.jpg

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for a second tassel, adding it to the opposite corner of the scarf.

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Viola! Your scarf is complete and ready to wear on all of your early springtime adventures.

I would love to see your creations! Tag me on Instagram @darsi_stitches and share this pattern with your friends and followers.

What I’m wearing:

  • Denim shirt: Universal Thread at Target
  • Black leggings: A New Day at Target
  • Ankle socks: Universal Thread at Target
  • Suede Ankle Boots: Universal Thread at Target

Please note that I am in no way, shape, or form a *professional* pattern writer or designer. I simply write my patterns in a way that works best for me and share them with all of you. Please leave a comment or send me a message if you have ANY questions or feedback (positive or negative). I am always trying to improve!

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