Plaid is everywhere this season, so it seems like the perfect time to try out a plaid crochet project. It’s easy to get a plaid look with this easy crochet scarf pattern using a fun and simple woven crochet technique.
You only need to know how to chain and double crochet to make this scarf, so it is a great beginner project – plus the finished scarf looks great!
Easy Crochet Scarf Project Supplies:
- Darice Silky Soft Yarn in Black (3 balls) and White (2 balls).
- Darice Crochet Hook Set – Size I (5.50 mm).
- Darice Yarn Needle.
Step 1. To begin your easy crochet scarf, you will crochet the mesh base.
To create the woven plaid look of this easy crochet scarf, you will first crochet a mesh scarf and then go back and weave in the spaces to create the plaid design.
Row 1: Starting with black yarn, chain 52, skip 3 ch (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc, *ch 1, skip next ch, dc, repeat from * until you reach end of chain (26 dcs, 25 ch 1 spcs).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc and ch 1), dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from *until end of row (26 dcs, 25 ch 1 spcs).
Rows 3 on: Repeat Row 2 until you reach your desired length. I worked 102 rows for a scarf about four feet long. To create the windowpane pattern of the scarf, you need to change yarn colors following this pattern: *6 rows of black, 2 rows of white, 2 rows of black, 1 row of white, 6 rows of black, 1 row of white, 2 rows of black, 2 rows of white, repeat from * ending with 6 rows of black until scarf reaches desired length.
When you have reached the end of the scarf, use the yarn needle to weave in all those ends.
Step 2. Weave in plaid design.
Start by cutting a length of yarn more than twice the length of your scarf. Fold the piece in half and thread the yarn needle onto the open end. Pull the looped end through one of the bottom corner mesh spaces of the scarf and then pull the other end through the loop using the needle to join the yarn onto the scarf.
Then weave the doubled up piece of yarn through the mesh alternating over and under the mesh. Make sure not to pull the yarn too tight so you avoid any bunching in the easy crochet scarf.
When you get to the other end, double knot the piece of yarn (again, don’t pull too tight!) and weave in the ends. Repeat this process for each mesh column following this color pattern: 3 columns of black, 2 columns of white, 2 columns of black, 1 column of white, 6 columns of black, 2 columns of white, 2 columns of black, 1 column of white, 6 columns of black.
Pretty soon you will have a beautiful plaid pattern.
Step 3. Add tassels to your easy crochet scarf.
I finished off the ends of my scarf with tassels. I added a tassel to the bottom of each column and matched the color of the tassel to the yarn used in that column.
To add tassels, just take two lengths of yarn more than double your desired tassel length Fold the two lengths in half and pull that folded loop through the end of the scarf. Pull the tail ends through the loop to attach the tassel to the scarf.
Finally, trim all your tassels to the same length.
That’s it! Your beautiful windowpane plaid easy crochet scarf is all ready for wearing and gifting.
If you’re feeling ambitious, consider tackling this free crochet hat pattern for a chunky slouch hat to match your scarf!
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Alexis Middleton is a lifelong crafter/DIYer and blogger at Persia Lou. She started crafting at a young age. As a girl, she spent summers with her grandmother crocheting baby doll afghans, making coasters out of plastic canvas and yarn, and canning apricot jam. Today, Alexis spends a lot of time dreaming up and working on projects for her family’s home. She loves mixing traditional crafting techniques with a more modern aesthetic.