The Houndstooth At Large Scarf was inspired by a friend’s request for a wide, long scarf and mentioned she loved houndstooth! When I was a little girl, my grandmother and I made placemats using this same technique – what wonderful memories came flooding back, making me smile the whole while designing the scarf.
Houndstooth At Large Scarf
Designed by The Hooked Haberdasher
To ensure success with this pattern, please read through entire pattern prior to beginning your project!
Skill Level: beginner/easy.
- Two colors worsted weight yarn, category 4 – approx. 450 yds each color. Model made with Cascade Pure Alpaca Yarn – #3003 Ruby and Juniper Moon Farm Herriot Baby Alpaca Yarn 10
- Hook size – US I-9/5.5mm
- Tape measure
- Yarn/Tapestry needle
ch=chain; CC=coordinating color; dc=double crochet; MC=main color; PATT=pattern; R=row; sc=single crochet; sk=skip; sl st(s)=slip stitch(es); sp=space; st(s)=stitch(es)
10-11” x 6’
2 rows of PATT = 1” vertical
How to read this pattern:
- When a number precedes the st, that number of sts need to be worked into the st. Example: sc 5, 2sc = single crochet next five sts, two single crochet into same st.
- Asterisks indicate to repeat stitches within the ** as instructed.
- Parentheses ( ) at the end of a round = total sts for that row.
- The scarf foundation is worked up as a dc grid using two colors, changing colors every two rows and carrying your yarn.
- Keep your yarn tidy and untangled by placing one skein to the left of you and the other skein to the right, turning your project in the direction of the working skein color.
- R2-5 create the scarf foundation grid pattern (PATT).
- With no modifications to my pattern, you will have 18 grid squares; this will result in your right and left edges matching color houndstooth pattern.
- The scarf foundation chain is designed in multiples of 4+2. You can make your scarf as narrow/wide or as short/long as you’d like simply by subtracting/adding to your foundation chain by 4.
- For a clean foundation chain, crochet into the “back bump” or horizontal bar of the chain.
SCARF FOUNDATION GRID:
R1: With MC, ch 38; dc into the 4th ch from hook; *ch1, sk 1, dc*, repeat * across; ch3, turn. (36/18 grid spaces)
R2: *Sk 1, dc, ch1*, repeat * across; end with a dc, adding CC with last pull through of dc, ch3, turn.
R3: *sk 1, dc, ch1*, repeat * across, ending row with a dc worked into the 2nd ch of the turning ch; ch3, turn. (36)
R4: *Sk 1, dc, ch1*, repeat * across; end with yarn carry and a dc, adding MC with last pull through of dc, ch3, turn. (36)
R5: *sk 1, dc, ch1*, repeat * across, ending row with a dc worked into the 2nd ch of the turning ch; ch3, turn. (36)
Repeat PATT (R2-5) to desired length. I worked the PATT for a total of 144 rows to equal 6’. Finish off if you are changing colors for the edging, and add new color with a slip knot in the last grid space worked. If continuing with same color, do not finish off and continue with edging.
FOUNDATION GRID EDGING:
Ch1 and start by working 3sc into the first side grid space (see 1st photo below); *work 2sc into next grid space and each space to corner; work 5sc into corner grid space*, repeat * two more times (see 2nd photo below). Work 2sc into each grid space across to corner; join with sl st to 1st sc (see 3rd photo below). Finish off and weave ends. (TIP: I left a 6” tail, as a guide for my fringe, then wove the tail after I finished weaving)
HOUNDSTOOTH WEAVE: Use your yarn needle (TIP: See this tutorial for How to Thread a Yarn Needle with Multiple Strands of Yarn)
- Cut strands of yarn 15” longer than your scarf foundation grid length. If you are following the pattern exactly with the 18 grid spaces, you will need:
- MC: 30 strands
- CC: 24 strands
(TIP: Leave approximately 6-7” tails/fringe at beginning and ends of weaving rows)
R1-2: Thread your yarn needle with 3 strands of MC. Weave yarn in an under/over and over/under method of the ch1 sp for entire length of scarf grid, alternating with each row.
Repeat R1-4 across entire width of scarf. You should end with two rows of MC to mirror beginning rows, if you have not modified the pattern.
Step 1: On a flat surface, lay your scarf flat and block by pulling and hand pressing your strands to evenly smooth your fabric. Tie your fringe by knotting two rows together with a simple end knot. Trim your fringe to desired length.
Step 2 (optional): I followed this You Tube tutorial to add a fancy “fish net” fringe to one of my scarfs.
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