Free Crochet Pattern: Spring Flowers Scarf
Okay, I’ve never lived anywhere you could really say it felt like spring in March. Minnesota? Dumps a ton of snow. Wyoming? Also dumps a ton of snow. New Mexico? It’s been between 60 and 80 all month!! Only 2 cloudy days, even! This is good livin’ I’m tellin’ ya.
Now, I started working on this scarf before I left Wyoming, so it was merely a wish for the future, but now I truly feel it’s the season of this spring flowers scarf!
This was actually a pinterest-inspired scarf. Here’s the original:
It’s been repinned many times, and you can even find 2 others, probably made by the same person:
I can’t find the original source after quite a bit of searching, so if anyone knows, let me know so I can give credit to the maker of these gorgeous scarves!
I decided I didn’t want to straight up copy the scarf, which wouldn’t be too difficult, but to instead try to embody the happy spring flowers feel and make something different! The original is probably a fingering weight yarn, and uses yarn strands, rather than chains, to attach the flowers. It’s very delicate, whereas mine is a bit chunky.
Really you can use whatever yarn and hooks you like together. This is a great project for scrap yarn!! Use up those bits! The original scarf uses even more colors than I did!
I used all worsted weight, with caron simply soft* as the scarf, and a mix of caron, vanna’s choice* and red heart with love* for the fringey bits. I think if the entire piece was caron simply soft it would look even better. Likewise, if you use a similarily soft & shiny yarn in a sport or fingering weight it would look amazing, too! I just used what I had on hand though.
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5mm hook for the scarf, 3.25mm, 4mm and 5mm for the fringey bits.
And of course you’ll need a yarn needle.
Feel free to use this pattern as a jumping off point and totally do your own thing!
Alright, so grab your 5mm hook and we’ll get started!
To make the scarf:
Chain a multiple of 3+1, I did 19. It’s up to you how wide you want it to be, mine is about 4″ unstretched.
R1: turn, ch1. sc into each st
R2: turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc). dc into each st
R3: turn, ch 5 (counts as first dc ch2). sk first 3 stitches. dc, ch 2, sk 2. repeat til end of row, ending on dc.
R4: turn, ch 1, sc into each dc and 2 times into each space.
Now repeat R3 and R4 until your scarf has reached your desired length. I’d reccommend 60-65 inches. I ended up with about 150 rows. End on a repeat of R3.
Now make two rows as follows:
2nd to last row: turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc into each dc and 2 times into each space.
Last row: turn, ch 1, sc into each st. Finish off, weave in your ends.
Now we’ll make some 3 petal flowers, 5 petal flowers, and some leaves! And by “some,” I mean “so many ends to weave in that you want to die.”
I used a 3.25mm hook for my leaves.
Make a chain of 7, turn. Work this into the next 6 st: 2hdc, hdc, sc, sc, slst, slst. Ch 1, don’t turn. Work this down the other side of the chain: slst, slst, sc, sc, hdc, 2hdc. Run your beginning tail behind your work after the first sc on the other side of the chain so you won’t have to weave it in later, ohoho. Slst to the first hdc st. Now start chaining your fringe chain. Make them all the same length or all different lengths! It’s up to you. After your last chain, slst into the base of the scarf itself, cut the yarn, then weave in your end.
I used both 4mm and 3.25mm hooks for these, I just kind of varied it.
Make a magic ring. Into the ring, do 3dc then sl st. Repeat that 2 or 4 times, whether you want a 3 or 5 petal flower. After your last sl st, pull your loop closed, then start chaining to the length you’d like. After your last chain, slst into the base of the scarf itself, cut the yarn, then weave in your end.
For all flowers, weave the beginning tail through the middle a couple of times to secure it closed.
For the non-fringe flowers, simply don’t make any chains after the petals are done. Use the ending tail to sew it onto the scarf.
I highly recommend you work in color blocks. Make a few flowers in one color, then weave in all the ends, then do the next color. Makes it a bit easier not to lose your sanity that way!
It looks pretty darn cute like this too. You could just do a few fringey bits like this, then sew on a ton of flowers to the scarf itself!
The way you arrange them is completely up to you! Honestly I just kinda winged it. You might be the kind of person who likes things perfect though, and you might want to break out the colored pencils and make a little sketch! However you do it, I’m sure it’ll turn out adorable.
Well that’s about it for the pattern! It’s a really simple one and really easy to change up however you like. You can add a bajillion more flowers than I did if you like! I’d love to see the scarves you guys make, tag me on instagram @ hellohappycrafts to show me!
If you’d like to pin this on pinterest, use the image below!
Thanks for reading, hope you liked it. See you next time!