I’ve been crushing on triangle scarves with these huge tassels for quite a while now. Add in my obsession for knit look stitches, a new GIANT hook, and a 3-hour road trip. You get a cozy, chunky scarf, that can hide your coffee stain from this morning. Put on one of these scarves over a basic “mom outfit” and you’ll feel put together.
The slip stitch in the back loop technique is the perfect texture for a scarf. It creates ridges that have a unique look you just want to touch. Here’s a hat pattern using the same stitch.
HERE ARE A FEW TIPS FOR WORKING THIS STITCH
- Keep your tension loose. Slip Stitches are a very tight stitch. Working the stitch loosely will make it easier to insert your hook.
- Use a bigger hook. To keep your stitches loose and the edges straight, look at the recommended hook size for your yarn and double it.
- Count your stitches. This may seem obvious, but it’s really easy to miss a stitch at the end of your rows. So check your stitch count every once in a while.
- The front loop is always the loop closest to you. The back loop is the furthest from you. Regardless if you are working the right side or wrong side of the scarf.
- 25mm Crochet Hook
- 2 skeins Super bulky weight yarn (180-200yards) Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick and Quick Yarn in color Fisherman (weight 6oz/106yd)
finished scarf size without tassels: 48″ x 19″
- (FLO) slst2tog: insert hook into FL of stitch, insert hook into FL of 2nd stitch (you will have 3 loops on the hook), YO, pull through all loops on the hook.
- (BLO) slst2tog: insert hook into BL of stitch, insert hook into BL of 2nd stitch (you will have 3 loops on the hook), YO, pull through all loops on the hook
- At the beginning of each row the pattern reads (BLO) or (FLO). Work the entire row in the indicated loop.
- Starting at row 4 & in each row thereafter: You will slst2tog in the first 2 sts of the row & again in the last 2 sts of the row.
- Do NOT ch at the beginning of each row
- If you need help with the abbreviations I have a cheat sheet here.
Canyon Scarf Crochet Pattern
ch 70 (the scarf will “shrink” as you start working the sl sts)
row 1. sl st in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each ch across. do not turn (69sts)
row 2. working along opposite side of ch, sl st in each ch across. turn (69sts)
row 3. (FLO) sl st in each st across. turn (69sts)
row 4. (BLO) slst2tog, sl st across until you reach the last 2 sts, slst2tog. turn (67sts)
row 5. (FLO) slst2tog, sl st across until you reach the last 2 sts, slst2tog. turn (65sts)
row 6-36. repeat rows 4 & 5
You will have 3 sts remaining at the end of the scarf.
Break yarn & weave in ends. Attach your tassels to the top corners of the scarf.
Your new cozy scarf will go great with any outfit. I really just want to wear mine while I curl up with a book & cup of coffee. Maybe I should make a blanket using this stitch too!