Easy Half Double Crochet Scarf: Free Pattern

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Are you looking for a quick and easy crochet project to work on? Look no further than this pattern that will walk you through crocheting your own handmade scarf.

In this easy half-double crochet scarf pattern, we will be making a cozy crochet scarf using the half-double crochet back loop only stitch throughout most of the pattern. This stitch is an easy-to-do variation of the traditional half-double crochet, and it creates a unique ribbed texture in the fabric. This beginner-friendly hdc scarf is reversible as it has the same crocheted look on both sides.

Easy Double Crochet Scarf Pattern

The first row of the pattern is a regular half double crochet stitch, and then all the remaining rows are just the back loop half double crochet repeating until you finish the scarf.

Whether you are a beginner crocheter or a seasoned pro, this scarf is a great project for anyone looking for an easy project that is great for when you are watching your favorite show. So grab your yarn and hook, and let’s get started!

Easy Half Double Crochet Scarf Pattern

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Portion of the Easy Half Double Crochet scarf with a skein of Heartland Yarn, 7mm crochet hook and scissors

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How to Make the Easy Half Double Crochet Scarf

This hdc stitch scarf is worked lengthwise starting out doing a half double crochet stitch in the back bump of the foundation chain:

Looking from above at a foundation chain with arrows pointing to the back bump on the chain.

After the initial row of regular half double crochet stitches the rest of the scarf is a one-row repeat of the half double crochet in the back loop only.

Hook under the back loop of a stitch

For detailed directions, you can use the video tutorial for this scarf on YouTube.

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This crochet pattern is written in US terms.

The initial chain can be any number if you would like to change the length of the scarf.

To change the width of the scarf, adjust the number of times you repeat row 2.

To create the matching sides of the scarf, Row 1 should be worked in the back bump of the foundation chain.

The chain at the start of rows does not count as a stitch.

Detailed directions for the back loop half double crochet can be found here.

Finished Size: 86 inches long x 6.25 inches wide

Gauge: 13 stitches x 10 rows of hdc-blo = 4” x 4”

Materials Needed:

Stitches Used:

Video Tutorial

Written Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch 240

Row 1: in the back bump of the second chain from your hook hdc, hdc in each chain back bump all across (239 stitches)

Rows 2 – 15: ch 1, turn, hdc-blo in the 1st stitch, hdc-blo in the next stitch and each stitch all across (239 stitches)

After you are done with the repeated row, fasten off and weave in your ends.


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