When I first started crocheting (which is now many years ago!) I really struggled with figuring out what project to do next. I got over rectangles pretty quickly and wanted to find something that was different, not TOO challenging but also wasn’t just a long strip of a basic stitch. I wanted some funky and modern beginner crochet scarf patterns but most things I found were a little bit old fashioned or frilly which isn’t really my style.
I live in a pretty funky area and I’m always seeing very cool people walking around my suburb. You know like those impossibly cool girls wearing dark lipstick with flowery dresses, holding hands with tattooed dudes that look like lumberjacks? Their scarf game always seems to be totally on point. Every time I see a scarf I love, I write a description down in my phone so I can re-create it with my yarn and hook later. Sometimes I’ll even take a sneaky photo if I think I can get away with not looking like a total stalker!
These are a few things I’ve designed recently they’re all beginner crochet scarf patterns but they’re good fun projects for more advanced crocheters too.
I love the store Gorman and a few season ago they accented everything with orange and I freaking loved it. I saw a girl walking around with a grey and orange pom pom scarf and I just knew that was going to be my next creation. I also love how it uses a granny square but doesn’t look too Becky Home Eccy. My favourite kind of crochet designs.
Vintage Block Scarf
I saw a picture recently of Gigi Hadid wearing a Rosetta Getty crocheted jacket and even though I swore I’d stop making granny square based stuff for a while (just to mix it up!) I promptly went and made this scarf. I chose grey and pink because one of the houses in my high school had these colours and I always thought they were really pretty. Like a galah. If you’re not from Australia – here’s what a galah looks like. Interesting fact: In Australia calling someone a galah is an insult because they’re quite stupid birds. They tend to get run over a lot. Just if you’re up for a little Aussie trivia.
This is not a hugely beginner scarf but the stitch is so beautiful I just had to pop it in here. I bought this yarn at Bendigo Woollen Mills and had no idea what to do with it so I just started messing around with basketweave stitch and it looks quite delicious. I have a friend who saw this on my Instagram account and loved it so once I’ve taken all the photos of it that I need, it’s all hers.
Waffle Stitch Scarf
I designed this scarf for my partner and it has surface crochet plus and minus signs on it. Not because he likes maths, because he’s a designer and likes the shape of these symbols. I’m going to design a collection of monogrammed versions of these soon. I’m always looking to make classy gifts for my dude friends.
Origami Shoulder Cosy
Now this one isn’t TECHNICALLY a scarf but I do wear mine as a scarf. This is one of the easiest and most versatile things I’ve ever designed. Plus it’s really easy to make and you can actually wear it!
Which scarf design is your favourite? Which one do you want to make first?
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