Double-sided crochet and chiffon cat scarf

Here’s a great way to take a thin, chiffon scarf with a fun pattern and make it warm and even more stylish!

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It also makes a nice shawl/wrap.

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Cats love it!

Materials:

 Abbreviations:

  • Dc = double crochet
  • Sc = single crochet
  • Ch = chain
  • Ch space = the hole below the ch in the previous row
  • *…* = repeat this until you have 3 stitches left in the row

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Instructions: (See chart instructions after written instructions.)

Make a long chain that is approximately the width of your chiffon scarf (without stretching). This should be a multiple of 8, plus 5. Mine is 101 ch long (12*8 + 5). Every row will have this number of stitches. Turn.

Row 1: Ch 3. (This counts as the first dc.) Dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in the next dc. *Ch 1, skip next dc, dc in the next 3 dc.* Ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next 2 dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in the next dc. *Dc in ch space, dc in the next 2 dc, ch 1, skip the next dc, dc in ch space, ch 1, skip the next dc, dc in the next 2 dc.* Dc in the next 3 dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in the next dc. *Dc in the next 2 dc, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in chain space, dc in next dc, dc in ch space, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc.* Dc in next 3 dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in the next dc. *Dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip the next dc, dc in ch space, dc in next 3 dc, dc in ch space, ch 1, skip next dc.* Dc in next 3 dc.

Row 6: Same as Row 2. (Dc in ch space instead of dc where applicable.)

Row 7: Same as Row 5.

Row 8: Same as Row 4.

Row 9: Same as Row 3.

Repeat Rows 2 through 9 until your crocheted piece is about the same size as the chiffon scarf.

Row 10: Same as Row 2.

Row 11: Dc across in each dc or ch space.

Turn and crochet along the long edge of the scarf as follows: 2 sc in every ch 3 space and sc in each dc. (You can adjust this to have more sc per stitch or space if your tension is too tight.) Fasten off and repeat this with a new length of yarn along the opposite side. Fasten off.

Sew the chiffon scarf to the crocheted piece using needle and thread or a sewing machine.

Optional: Add fringe to both ends: Cut strips of desired length and fold each in half. Put hook through a stitch at the end of the scarf. Pull the folded strip of yarn through. Put the ends over the hook and pull through the loop. Repeat this for most stitches along both ends of the scarf until the desired fringe thickness is achieved.

Below are two chart versions of this pattern. I find these much easier to follow than the written pattern above.

catscarfdiagram_symbols

This chart uses standard crochet symbols.

catscarfdiagram_blocks

I find this chart easiest to follow for this pattern. The light colored section is repeated.

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