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Vanessa, a cowl scarf

Updated: You can now find the free pdf to download at Divine Debris.

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So, how are you doing? I’ve been trying to get a scarf ready to post in here for weeks now but, alas, homework has kinda kept my time completely occupied. Not to mention, my wrist is killing me from all the typing and clicking of the mouse so crocheting hasn’t been super fun or easy for me for the last little while.

That all being said, I did come up with a crochet pattern but… the pictures aren’t super great because my camera was does not like how bright red the yarn I used is. Er, I need to read more about how to use my camera. Ha. 🙂

This scarf is going to be for me to use for a Halloween costume, although I give no hints as to that at this time. It’s going to be a surprise! I will post pictures of me and the hubs after we go to the party we’re attending and show off how awesome we are. 😀

The Vanessa Scarf

The Vanessa Scarf

Here she is, the Vanessa scarf:

  • Two colors worsted weight yarn
  • at least 3 oz. each
  • US M/N (9.00 mm) hook
  • Large-eye blunt tapestry needle

Gauge:   4.5 x4.5 square =13 dcs x 6 rows
Terms/stitches used:

  • ch: chain
  • slip st: slip stitch
  • st: stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • fptr: front post treble crochet
  • cluster: dc3tog or double crochet 3 together


  • This scarf is worked flat and then one side is laid on top of the other and fastened, by weaving with yarn.
  • If you make it in two colors you don’t have to fasten the yarn off during the switches, just drop the yarn and pick up the new color. This will be hidden after the ends are fastened together as described in note 1.
The Vanessa Scarf

The Vanessa Scarf

Finished product dimensions:
14.5″ in height
8″ in width

Pattern instructions: 
Row 1: Ch 77, sc into second ch from the hook, *ch 3, cluster into the next st, skip 2 sts, ch 1, sc into next st* repeat from * to * 18 more times – 20 scs, 19 clusters

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc into first sc, sc into ch 1, sc into cluster, sc twice into ch 3, * repeat from * to * the rest of the way across – 96 scs

Row 3: Ch 3 (or alt starting ch), turn, *skip 2 sts, dc into next 2 sts, fptr around first skipped st, fptr around second skipped st, dc into next st* repeat from * to * 18 more times – 58 dcs, 38 fptr

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc into first dc,* skip both fptrs and 2 dcs, ch 3, sc into next dc,* repeat from * to * 18 more times – 20 scs.

Change colors: Row 5: Ch 1, turn, sc into first sc, *ch 3, cluster into ch 3 space from previous row, ch 1, sc into next sc * repeat from * to * the rest of the way across – 20 scs, 19 clusters

Rows 6 – 17: Repeat rows 2-5, including the color change.

Finishing: Before you fasten off after row 17 turn your work and continue down the shorter edge with the pattern from row 5: sc into the end sc, ch 3, cluster into dc (from row 15), ch 1, sc into next sc, ch 3, cluster into sc (from row 13), ch 1, sc into next st – repeat this pattern the rest of the way down. You could just sc around the edge though, if you don’t want this ruffled look.

Vanessa scarf detail

Vanessa scarf detail

Lay the finished edge of the scarf over the top of the other end and using the same yarn as row 17 and your tapestry needle and secure the edges together.

Please let me know how this pattern looks and reads. I’ve got a pdf for it in the works but I haven’t had the time to put the finial touches on it. If you guys like it and it works for everyone I’ll make a pdf so that it’s easier to access. 😀

Happy soon to be Halloween everyone, what are you dressing up as?

You can find this post on Hooking on Hump Day and Crochet Boulevard.


Wednesday 16th of October 2013

I am intrigued but I love the cowl. x

Divine Debris

Wednesday 16th of October 2013

Oh, I hope not too intrigued. We thought up a costume theme we think is awesome but I don't want to get too much excitement around it, as I don't want anyone to be let down. :) Also I'm glad you like the cowl.