Make this Free Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern in Less than 2 Hours!

Make this Free Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern in Less than 2 Hours!
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Welcome to my latest crochet creation: the free Lacy Scarf pattern! If you’re looking for a quick and rewarding project with a little bit of elegance, you’ve found it! And it is written for all of the family from age 2-3 all the way up to adult.

Using between 1-1.5 skeins of 3-weight yarn, this elegant scarf boasts a delicate texture and exquisite drape, making it the perfect accessory for any occasion.

It is easily customisable. Whether you prefer the timeless appeal of a traditional scarf or the trendy look of an infinity scarf, this pattern has you covered by simply choosing whether to sew the ends together. You can customise the length so easily to suit your taste.

As it is worked in short rows, you’ll be amazed at how quickly this scarf grows on your hook. In less than 2 hours, you’ll have a stunning accessory ready to showcase your crochet skills. So grab your yarn and hook, and let’s get started on this fun and rewarding project!

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Inspiration behind the design

The inspiration behind this delightful Lacy Scarf design stems from the necessity to sort out my yarn stash as we prepare to move house. I discovered that I had an abundance of one or two skeins of DK yarn, in some gorgeous colours and shades. These beautiful yarns deserved to be showcased in a project that accentuated their colours and textures.

With the arrival of spring and the promise of warmer days ahead, I was drawn to the idea of creating a lightweight accessory that would add a touch of elegance to any outfit. Lacy stitches immediately captured my imagination, offering a delicate and airy texture that perfectly complemented the season. I was able to create a scarf that not only showcased the beauty of the yarn but also provided a breezy and effortless accessory for the changing weather.

The free Lacy Scarf pattern is a simple yet stunning project that celebrates the beauty of 3 weight (DK) yarn while offering a quick and enjoyable crochet project. Whether you’re looking to use up your yarn stash or simply craving an easy make, this pattern is sure to inspire and delight.

Construction of the design

The construction of this free and easy Lacy Scarf design means that it is a joy to crochet. Working in short rows and flat (i,e, not in the round), this pattern works up astonishingly fast, allowing you to see progress with every stitch. This is, of course, helped along with the use of a larger hook than recommended for 3 weight yarn.

It is the scarf’s lacy texture which adds an element of elegance and sophistication to the finished piece. The delicate openwork not only creates visual interest but also ensures that your yarn goes a long way, making it an ideal choice for stash-busting projects. Whether you’re looking to clear out your yarn collection or simply want to maximize every skein, this pattern is the perfect solution.

The Lacy Scarf makes it a wonderful option for a variety of purposes. Whether you choose to keep it for yourself, gift it to a loved one, or donate it to someone in need, this scarf is sure to be appreciated and cherished. With its quick construction, elegant design, and stash-busting potential, this pattern is a must-have for any crocheter.

The Yarn

As already mentioned, I raided my stash for some 3 weight (DK) yarns that I have had for a while. In fact the pink sparkly skein that I used did not even have a yarn band around it. I suspect it was some Baby Brilliance by Knit Craft that I had bought in Hobby Craft here in the UK.

But you can use any 3 weight yarn for this pattern – cakes, solids, variegated, or even tweeds. The stitch combination is a simple one and so it will look great with just about every type of yarn and most fibers (cotton, cotton mix, acrylic, wool, alpaca etc).

To really maximise the drape and elegance of this free crochet pattern, I used a 5mm hook. If you haven’t teamed up 3 weight yarn with a 5mm hook before, I would urge you to try it.

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Tester Appreciation:

Below are some photos of my tester’s projects. I love how they came out!

The pattern specifics:


Any 3 weight yarn of your choosing – I used approximately 340 yards of Knit Craft Baby Brilliance DK for my 4-10 size infinity scarf.
·      5mm hook 
·      Scissors
·      Tapestry Needle
·      Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row.


Not important for this project – a relaxed tension will work out just fine!


Measurements are approximate – but your scarf should be roughly:

Age 2-3 = 4” x 40”

Age 4-10 = 5” x 50”

Teen = 6.5” x 60”

Adult = 7.5” x 70”

Abbreviations used:

dc–double crochet
sc–single crochet
*to* – repeat between the * and *
FO—fasten off
YO—yarn over

Other notes:

Written in US terms.
·      CH1 and CH3 start do count as a st unless stated otherwise.
·      The stitch multiple for this pattern is 4 +3 for the chain start.
·      Where stitch counts differ for sizes they will be written as 2-3 (4-10, teen, adult)

The Free, Easy Lacy Summer Scarf Crochet Pattern:

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Row 1: Ch 23 (27, 35, 39)

2 DC in 4th CH from hook, CH2, 2DC in next ch, sk2, *2DC in next CH, CH2, 2DC in next CH, sk 2 CH* Rep from * to * across until you have 4 CH left. 2DC in next CH, CH2, 2DC in next CH, sk1, SC in last CH.

Row 2: Ch3, turn, work [2DC, CH2, 2DC] into each CH2 sp across. SC into top of CH3 start from the previous row.

Rows 3 on: Rep row 2 until your work is 40 (50, 60, 70)” long. Leave a long tail and FO.

At this point you can either leave it as a scarf, or sew the ends together using the long tail to create the infinity scarf.

To assemble the infinity scarf, lay your scarf flat, fold it in half along the longest side. Sew the ends together.

Weave in ends.

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