This crochet scarf pattern is worked up in the slanted cluster, also known as a the bead stitch. The stitch takes a bit of practice to make, but then it’s actually very easy. To me it’s like a puff stitch that is worked sideways with a slight variation, so that made it super easy for me. The puff stitch is one of my favorite crochet stitches, which is why I can’t help but love this stitch as well.
The stitch gives you a bit of a lacy and textured design that you’ll enjoy wearing regardless of the season. The stitch pattern might be more suitable for women, but in the right colors, you might also be able to crochet this for guy as well. It all depends on what your guy likes, right?
It’s a nice length so you can wrap it around the neck for a cozy winter scarf. It is shown above with a single wrap around the neck, but you might be able to do two as well.
In addition to the free crochet pattern, a video tutorial on the slanted cluster is included below as well.
The Stitch Pattern
As already mentioned, the main feature for this scarf is the slanted cluster. In this pattern I worked the clusters in with rows of single crochet and double crochet stitches.
It’s a mindless pattern once you get the hang of the clusters.
The only thing about this stitch is that it tends to slant the fabric, but that can be blocked out.
This scarf would look nice with some fringe at the bottom. I think a few big knots at each end would compliment the slanted clusters quite nicely, what do you think?
The Finished Size
The finished size is 7 inches wide by 80 inches long after blocking. But you can easily adjust the size as needed from child to adult sizes.
How wide should a scarf be? I started mine with 20 chains to give me a standard width of 7 inches, but you can do any multiple of two to obtain the width that you want. A skinny scarf may only measure 3-4 inches wide, whereas a wide scarf may measure anywhere from 9 to 15 inches.
What is the average length of a crochet scarf? The average length for women is around 60 inches. If you want to make this for a child, try between 40 to 50 inches. With that said, it can differ from person to person, because the general rule is to make the length the same as the height of the person that you’re making it for!
I used a worsted weight yarn called Pound of Love by Lion Brand Yarns. It’s a soft acrylic yarn that’s only fun to crochet with, but it’s nice to wear as well. It calls for a larger hook, which then gives you a nice loose drape, which is always a bonus.
The yarn comes in big skeins, so you only need one skein to complete this crochet project.
But, choose any yarn and hook size that you want. If you choose a thinner or thicker yarn, simply adjust the width in the stitch multiple provided.
Other Patterns to Try
- Seed Stitch One Skein Crochet Scarf
- Half Double and V-Stitch Easy Crochet Scarf
- Stashbuster Crochet Striped Scarf
- Slanted Puff Stitch Textured Crochet Scarf
- Crunch Stitch Easy Crochet Winter Scarf
Slanted Cluster Crochet Scarf Pattern
- Yarn: Lion Brand Yarns – Pound Of Love (Medium, #4; 100% Premium Acrylic; 1020yds/932m; 16oz./454g) Color: White, 1 ball
- Crochet Hook: J 6.00mm
- Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.
- Gauge: 12 sts = 4".
- Finished Size: 7" wide by 80" long after blocking.
Special Stitch Instructions
- Slanted Cluster (sl cl): [Yo, going in from right to left insert hk around base of last dc made, yo and pull through] 3 times. (7 lps on hk), yo and pull through 6 lps, (2 lps left), yo and pull through the last 2 lps.
- One extra stitch is made in the rows with the slanted clusters. To keep things even, I worked a decrease stitch at the end of the next row over the last double crochet and the top of the third chain.
- This pattern slants a bit, but it can be blocked out.
- Row 1: Loosely ch 20 (or any multiple of 2), sc in 2nd ch from hk and into each ch across. Turn. [19 sts]
- Row 2 (RS): Ch 2 (does not count as st), dc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [19 sts]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across. Turn. [19 sts]
- Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, sl cl, *sk next st, dc in next st, sl cl; rep from * across to last st, dc in last st. Turn. [9 sl cl sts]
- Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st and into each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog over last 2 sts (dc and top of ch-3). Turn. [19 sts]
- Rows 6-151: Rep Rows 2-5 until you have the desired length, ending with row 3 at last repeat.
- Rnds 1-2: With RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first sc. Fasten Off at last Rnd.