Introducing … the Marly Scarf (and Hat)

Introducing … the Marly Scarf (and Hat)
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I have been waiting for a while to put this technique into a pattern. With the opportunity to design the Marly Scarf and matching hat also came the opportunity to use this gorgeous technique.

In all honesty I sat down to make a unisex scarf but the urge to use this technique was just too strong! Could this be a unisex scarf? You could make it in team colours. add more cable sections very easily or move it further up the scarf.

Why do I love the twist in the Marly Scarf?

This is easy! It’s beautiful! You get the look of cables without actually using cables. It is a great pattern for confident beginners – you will be surprised just how easy it is. If you can work the following stitches then this is definitely a pattern for you!

There are so many ways to adapt this pattern
Check out that texture!
As a set it looks fantastic!

US Terms

Single Crochet (SC)

Half Double Crochet (HDC)

Double Crochet (DC)

Back post single crochet (BPSC)

UK Terms

Double Crochet (DC)

Half treble crochet (HTC)

Treble Crochet (TC)

Back post double crochet (BPDC)

 

 

Materials used:

To make my scarf I used approximately 420 / 530 yards of #4 weight yarn (aran) – I used some leftover yarn by Women’s Institute which is only available in the UK at HobbyCraft. You could use any #4 weight yarn

You can find other suitable yarn alternatives by using www.yarnsub.com

6mm crochet hook

Stitch markers (for first and last stitches)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

 

The Marly Scarf is Easily Customisable

My fantastic testers had a great time with this pattern. They were surprised how easy it was to customise it. As some suggestions you could:

  • make the whole scarf with the cable section – just repeat those rows!
  • add the cable section to each side
  • move the cable section to the centre of your scarf
  • make each band a different colour and use your stash / scraps
  • use team colours, or birthstone colours for family members.

The list could go on, but you get the gist! I especially like the idea of repeating the cable section and using birthstone colours for each one. I think my Mum would love one with our birthstone colours in it! I will let you know how that one turns out…

Shall we get on with the pattern?

 

 

Gauge –

2’’ x 2’’ = 7hdcs x 4 rows of hdc

 

Sizing

The free pattern below is for the smaller scarf which measures 7” wide by 64” long.

The PDF pattern includes another version which is 7” wide by 80” long.

 

PDF pattern links

The PDF pattern includes the second larger scarf plus figure photos to weave the band and the stitch multiple to adjust the sizing to suit you.

If you would like to purchase the inexpensive, ad free pdf pattern you can do so by clicking on any of the buttons below:

The Marly Hat

I couldn’t resist designing a matching hat for the scarf. Worked side to side, this pattern is equally as easy to customise and works up super quickly.

It requires the same weight yarn and 5.5mm hook. I have written this one for women’s size XS to XL.

You can get the pdf pattern by clicking on any of the shop links below:

 

 

 

Pattern (US terms)

Row 1 –           FHDC 226

or

                        CH228 and HDC in second CH from hook and each CH across

Row 2 –          CH2 (doesn’t count as a st throughout), camel stitch in each stitch across (see special stitches)

Row 3 –           CH1 (does not count as a st throughout), SC in the first 2 sts, *CH5, SK4, SC in next 3 sts* across (you will end with 3 sc). 

Row 4 –           Ch1, HDC in each st and each CH across. (You will have 32 more sts in this row – one for each CH5 sp. You will reduce in the next row)

 

Row 5 –           CH5 (counts as a DC and CH2), SK2 sts, BPSC in next 3 sts (these will always be the 2nd, 3rd and 4th sts made into the ch5 on the previous row), *CH4, SK5, BPSC in next 3 sts* repeat across until you have 4 sts left, CH2, SK3, DC in last st.

Row 6 –           CH2, HDC in each st and CH across (226)

Row 7 –            CH2, HDC in each st across 

Row 8  –          Ch1, Camel stitch in each st across

Rows 9-20 –     CH2, HDC in each st and CH across (226)                  

To work the band:

FHDC 352 and leave a long tail in case you need to increase the length.

 

Assembly:

Thread your band loosely across the scarf from the top to the bottom loop. Be careful not to twist the band.

When you are happy with your band placement, reduce it if necessary by frogging a few stitches and then use the tails to sew it to the edge of the scarf.

 

 

Pattern (UK Terms)

Row 1 –           FHTC 226

or

                          CH228 and HTC in second CH from hook and each CH across

Row 2 –          CH2 (doesn’t count as a st), camel stitch in each stitch across

Row 3 –           CH1 (does not count), DC in the first 2 sts, *CH5, SK4, DC in next 3 sts* across (you will end with 3 DC).

Row 4 –           Ch1, HTC in each st and EACH CH across. (You will have 32 more sts in this row – one for each CH5 sp. You will reduce in the next row)

 

Row 5 –           CH5 (counts as a TC and CH2), SK2 sts, BPDC in next 3 sts (these will always be the 2nd, 3rd and 4th sts made into the ch5 on the previous row), *CH4, SK5, BPDC in next 3 sts* repeat across until you have 4 sts left, CH2, SK3, TC in last st.

Row 6 –           CH2, HTC in each st and CH across (226)

Row 7 –            CH2, HTC in each st across 

Row 8  –          Ch1, Camel stitch in each st across

Rows 9-20 –     CH2, HTC in each st and CH across (226)                  

To work the band:

FHTC 352 and leave a longish tail in case you need to increase the length.

 

 

Assembly:

Thread your band loosely across the scarf from the top to the bottom loop. Be careful not to twist the band.

When you are happy with your band placement, reduce it if necessary by frogging a few stitches and then use the tails to sew it to the edge of the scarf.

 

BLISS THIS ROUNDUP:

Between 27th and 4th July 2022 this hat will feature in the Bliss This roundup of hats made with 4 weight (aran) yarn that are perfect for donating.

You can get the PDF Pattern for this beanie  in my Ravelry, Etsy and website shops for 30% off using the coupon code MAKEAHAT.

 

AN EXTRA SURPRISE!

Bonus offer:

If you would like to get the matching Marly scarf pattern for 50% off use code MAKEASCARF by clicking any of the shop links above for the hat!

 

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