Zig Zag Crochet Scarf Pattern

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This easy zig zag crochet scarf pattern is a perfect crochet project for a beginner who is looking for something with a bit more pizzaz than a straight scarf.

The zig zag design uses the half double crochet in the back loop to add a ribbed texture in addition to the lengthwise chevron look.

The pattern is an easy one row repeat from row 2 until the end of the scarf. You can add tassels to the ends easily if you would like.

Zig Zag Crochet Scarf Pattern a Free Crochet Scarf Pattern with Video Tutorial

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  • All pattern info on this page plus the following:
  • A 2nd written version that has line breaks between each step
  • Linked timestamps row by row for the video tutorial for easy access.
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Lion Brand Basic Stitch Skein Tones Yarn used in making the Zig Zag Crochet Scarf.

Yarn Used for the Zig Zag Scarf

For this pattern, I used Lion Brands Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Skein Tones yarn in the color honey.

You can use any #4-medium weight yarn that you would like though, you don’t have to use this particular yarn.

Here are some good alternatives according to Yarn Sub for Skein Tones yarn:

  • Premier Yarns Ever Soft
  • Lion Brand Schitt’s Creek
  • Caron Simply Soft
Zig Zag Scarf

Notes:

  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • This scarf is worked flat lengthwise.
  • To change the width you can adjust the number of times the repeat row is done.
  • To change the length the foundation chain needs to be adjusted.
  • Foundation chain needs to be a multiple of 14 + 15 + 1. (Each multiple of 14 adds ~ 3 1/4 inches [~8.25cm])
  • Initial chains at the start of each row do not count as a stitch 
  • Finished size is 78 inches long x 6.5 inches wide (~ 198 cm x 16.5cm)

Materials:

  • 481 yards of a  #4 medium weight yarn
  • Yarn Used: 260g of  Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling Skein Tones in the color Honey
  • 5.00 mm (H) crochet hook 
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers (Optional)

Crochet Stitches & Abbreviations:

Special Stitches:

sc2tog: insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over and pull a loop, yarn over again, and pull through all 3 loops on your hook.

sc3tog: Insert hook into next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert into the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook into the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

sc3tog-blo: Insert hook into the back loop of the next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert into the back loop of the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook into the back loop of the following stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (4 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

blo (back loop only) – when a stitch has blo you are working in the back loop only of the stitch by inserting your hook only under the back loop instead of under both loops of the stitch.

The picture below shows the back loop of a stitch highlighted in red:

Back Loop on a crochet stitch

Video Tutorial

Zig Zag Scarf Pattern

Foundation Chain: ch 338 

Row 1 (): (working in the back bump) starting in the 2nd ch from the hook: sc2tog over the 1st 2 sts, hdc in each of the next 5 ch, hdc 3x in the next ch, * hdc in each of the next 5 ch, sc3tog over the next 3 ch, hdc in each of the next 5 ch, hdc 3x in the next ch, repeat from * all across until 7 ch are left, hdc in each of the next 5 ch, sc2tog over the last 2 ch

Finding the Back Bumps on a Chain

Rows 2 – 17 (): ch 1, turn, (starting in the 1st st): sc2tog over the 1st 2 sts, hdc-blo in each of the next 5 sts, hdc-blo 3x in the next ch, * hdc-blo in each of the next 5 sts, sc3tog-blo over the next 3 sts,  hdc-blo in each of the next 5 sts, hdc-blo 3x in the next ch, repeat from * all across until you have 7 sts left going down, hdc-blo in each of the next 5 sts, sc2tog over the last two sts

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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