green lace crochet scarf with a pink edging

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Introducing Pink Riff, a lacy crochet scarf pattern using one skein of fingering weight yarn. This pretty scarf works up quickly with basic crochet stitches and an easy 2-row repeat shell stitch pattern.

Add a pop of pink, or any contrast yarn at the ends of the scarf for a fun flair. This free pattern is simple to follow and creates a stylish scarf with a touch of elegance.

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How to get the Pattern for Pink Riff Scarf

  • Free Crochet Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the free scarf pattern instructions
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Pattern Details

This easy lacy crochet scarf pattern uses only basic stitches – treble crochet and double crochet stitches and chains. You will use an easy shell stitch for the scarf.

The pattern is simple, and is a lovely project to unwind with. It doesn’t demand too much attention yet gives stunning results. The open lace texture, with a two-row repeat, grows quickly on your hook, making it a satisfyingly fast project to complete.

Easy enough for beginners but still engaging for more experienced crocheters. A simple blocking session will transform it into the perfect accessory with well-defined stitches and a graceful drape.

This essential step ensures your scarf will lay flat and look its absolute best, whether you’re dressing up for an evening out or adding a stylish layer in warmer weather.

a green piece of crochet and a ball of yarn

How Long are Lacy Crochet Scarves?

A lacy scarf is usually between 80 – 90 inches in length. It depends on how tall the wearer is and how many times they wish to wrap the scarf around their neck.

I choose to make my scarf shorter than the norm. It is about 76 inches in length. I wanted to use up every scrap of the beautiful yarn and I also did not want my scarf too narrow.

You could choose to use more yarn and make your scarf longer or wider. This is an easy pattern to modify. The stitch multiple is 6 chains plus 3 extra for the foundation chain.

green lace scarf tied at the neck with a hot pink edging

Materials

For your crochet scarf, you’ll need a skein of fingering weight yarn, ideally around 400m. You will also need a 3.5mm hook, and have scissors and a yarn needle ready for finishing. 

A small amount of contrasting yarn will add a lovely border or you can use the same yarn as the main body of the scarf. 

I used a beautiful merino/silk skein of yarn from Yarn Unique for my scarf in beautiful green tones and added a hot pink border from a skein I had in my stash from Woolly Adventures.

Although this lacy scarf crochet pattern is designed for a lightweight yarn, you could also use dk weight yarn and a larger hook size. Now, choose your favorite yarns, and dive into this fun and stylish project! 

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Crochet Lace Scarf Pattern Instructions

A lightweight lacy scarf pattern using one skein of fingering weight yarn. This pretty scarf works up quickly with an easy 2-row repeat pattern. Add a pop of pink, or any contrast yarn at the ends for a fun flair.

Skill Level –Easy 

Materials

  • Yarn Unique Silky Yak 4 ply [60% SW merino/ 20% silk/ 20% yak; 100g/366m]
  • Color – Lagoon
  • Small amount of a contrast yarn for the border
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook

You can use 350 – 400m of any fingering weight yarn. You can use a yarn weight of your choice and matching hook. 

Measurements

Scarf pictured measures 76in [193cm] long and 9in [23cm] wide after blocking 

Gauge

4 shells x 8 rows = 4in [10cm]

Abbreviations

US Crochet terms   

  • Beg    beginning
  • Sc      single crochet
  • Dc      double crochet
  • Tr       treble crochet
  • Ch      chain
  • St       stitch
  • Rep    repeat
  • MC     main color
  • CC     contrast color
  • RS     right side
  • WS     wrong side

Notes

  • Ch 1 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  • Ch 3 at beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  • Ch 4 at beginning of a row counts as 1 tr
  • The scarf can be made longer or shorter by working more or fewer pattern repeats. This will alter the amount of yarn required.
  • Includes written instructions. Pattern written in US crochet terms 
  • Multiple for pattern is 6 chs + 3
  • You will work a border on the end of the scarf, and then work a border on the foundation row.

Special Stitches

Shell – (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in the same stitch

Picot – Ch 3, sl st back into 1st ch. Picot made

green lace scarf with pink edging border

Easy Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Using MC and 3.5mm hook, ch 57

Row 1: (RS) Shell (see special stitches) in the 6th ch from hook (5 ch count as 1 dc and ch-2 sp), * skip 5 ch, shell in the next ch; rep from * across until 3 ch remain, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in last ch, turn – 2 dc, 9 x shells

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Row 2: (WS) Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-2 sp (centre of next shell), ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 1 sc in next sp between 2 shells; rep from * across making last sc on top of beg ch, turn – 10 sc, 9 dc, 18 x ch-3 sp

row 2 of a crochet sample and a pink hook

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), skip 1st st and next ch-3 sp, shell in next dc, * skip (next ch-3 sp, next sc, next ch-3 sp), shell in next dc; rep from * across, skip last ch-3 sp, 1 tr in last sc, turn – 2 tr, 9 x shells

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 1 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 1 sc in next sp between 2 shells; rep from * across making last sc on top of beg ch 4, turn. 

Row 5: Ch 4, skip 1st st and next ch-3 sp, shell in next dc, * skip (next ch-3 sp, next sc, next ch-3 sp), shell in next dc; rep from * across, skip last ch-3 sp, 1 tr in last sc, turn.

Rows 6 – 135: Rep Rows 4 & 5. Fasten off MC and join in CC, turn.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 for a total of 135 rows or until your scarf is the length you require.

Border

You will now work a border on each end of the scarf, starting with the end just completed.

Border Side 1:

Row 1: Using CC and with WS side facingch 1, 1 sc in 1st st, * ch 5, skip next shell, 1 sc in next sp between 2 shells; rep from * across, making last sc on top of beg ch 4, turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, * (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, picot, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch-5 sp: rep from * across, 1 dc in last st. Fasten off.

You will now work a border on the foundation row of the scarf.

Border Side 2:

Row 1: With WS side facing join CC in right hand cornerch 1, 1 sc in same sp, * ch 5, skip next shell, 1 sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across, making last sc in 3rd ch of beg ch 5, turn.

Row 2: (RS) Ch 3, * (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, picot, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next ch-5 sp: rep from * across, 1 dc in last st. Fasten off.

Finishing

Blocking your scarf will give it a polished finish and open up the lace stitches.

Weave in all loose ends. Soak your scarf in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry. 

a green lace scarf and a ball of pink yarn on a desk

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3 Comments

  1. I like crocheting these lacy shawls that are not too complicated to do. I like that they are airy and lacy.

  2. am having trouble with Row 5 of the Pink Riff scarf
    The directions say: Ch4, skip 1st st and next ch3 sp, shell in next DC*skip (next ch3, next sc, next ch3 sp) shell in next DC, rep from * It is not layinhg flat.
    What am I reading wrong?

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