With the weather changing here in NE Ohio I love to see the leaves turning colors and turning towards the middle. This is how I came up with the design of this crochet pattern. The Turning Leaves Scarf shows the leaves turning colors and shows them turning towards the middle.
My guys, my hubby and my son and my son’s dog Freyja look great modeling the Turning Leaves Scarf for me. I even got my son’s dog Freyja modeling the Turning Leaves Scarf. lol As you can see this is a great Unisex scarf.
In the Turning Leaves Scarf crochet pattern I used part of the flower making technique that was originally used in my Mae’s Flowers and my Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan. I did a CAL in May sharing my Mae’s Flower Garden Afghan crochet patterns. You can find out the story behind this design and find the free pattern for the flowers and afghan on my website. You can find the premium version of the Mae’s Flowers Crochet Pattern at my Ravelry Store.
Here is a little video I put together showing what goods sports they all are even when they are being silly. lol
I hope you find some awesome crochet patterns to use up the scrap yarn you have stashed away, wondering what you were going to do with. lol
As you can see by the pictures of my fabulous testers’ version, the design creates a nice textured look due to the turning of the leaves.
Thank you Beth Bjerklie, Suzanne Lively Boren, Frances Gonzales, Liz Hasler, and Karen Reinhart for your lovely versions and your great feedback!
You will find the free crochet pattern for the Turning Leaves Scarf Below.
Thank you for your interest in my Turning Leaves Scarf crochet pattern. Inside the premium version of the Turning Leaves crochet pattern you will find step-by-step picture tutorials for left and right hand crocheters. These pic tutorials are to help you with the leaf part of the pattern. You can the a premium copy from my Ravelry Store by clicking on the picture below.
Info about the Turning Leaves Crochet Pattern
I used Red Heart Super Saver in 3 colors. I used 350 yds for a 66” scarf. Weight: Medium (4) Contents: 100% acrylic Skein Weight: 7 oz. / 198 g Yardage: 364 yd. / 333 m
400-700 yds of #4 ply Worsted/Aran Weight Yarn
US H Crochet Hook or 5mm
sc = single crochet
sp = space
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat
ch = chain
sl st = slip stitch
st = stitch
MC = Main Color
CC = Contrasting Color
CC2 = 2nd Contrasting Color
WS = Wrong Side
You will find step-by-step pic tutorials for left and right handers inside the premium crochet pattern. (I am a lefty)
The scarf uses a multiple of 3+1
ch 5 counts as a dc + ch 2
each ch counts as a st
The scarf can be customized using the multiples of 3 for width.
You can customize the length by using your height plus 4-6”
Leaf – sl st in the st marked. ch 4, dc in the 1st ch of ch 4. ch 4 again, dc in the ch 1 of the ch 4 just made. sl st in the same st as the beginning of the leaf.
R1: ch 17 (25, 33, 41) sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across. turn (16, 24, 32, 40)
R2: ch 5, sk 2 st *(sl in next st, ch 4, dc in ch 1 of ch 4, ch 4, dc in ch 1 of ch 4, sl st in same st) ch 2, sk 2 st rep from * until last st. ch 2, dc in last st. turn Small (2 dc, 4 leaves, 5 ch-2) Medium (2 dc, 7 leaves, 5 ch-2) Large (2 dc, 10 leaves, 5 ch-2) XL (2 dc, 13 leaves, 5 ch-2)
R3: ch 5, *sc between 2 dc (the leaf) from previous row, ch 2. rep from * until ch-5 sp, dc in top ch-3. turn
R4: ch 5, sk 2 st *(sl in next sc, ch 4, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 4, dc in ch 1 sp, sl st in same sc) ch 2, sk 2 st. rep from * until last st. ch 2, dc in last st. turn
Small (2 dc, 4 leaves, 5 ch-2)
Medium (2 dc, 7 leaves, 5 ch-2)
Large (2 dc, 10 leaves, 5 ch-2)
XL (2 dc, 13 leaves, 5 ch-2)
Rep R3-R4 until your scarf measures 54” (60” 66” 72” 78”) or until your desired length. Do NOT fasten off. turn
**You can use a CC after every 2, 4, etc rows**
Rep R3 once more.
Last Row: ch 1, sc in same st and each rem st across. Do NOT fasten off IF using the same color for Border.
Fasten off IF you are changing colors.
Attach CC2 yarn with a sl st in last st worked.
Turn to work down the side of the scarf. ch 1, *sc in next st, sc in side post. rep from * until last st. (sc ch 1, sc) all in last st.
Turn to work across the bottom of the scarf. sc in each sc until last st. (sc, ch 1, sc) all in last st.
Turn to work up the side of the scarf. ch 1, *sc in next st, sc in side post. Rep from * until last st. (sc ch 1, sc) all in last st.
Turn to work across the top of the scarf. sc in each st across. sl st in last st to join.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
That’s it! You have completed your own Turning Leaves Scarf! I would LOVE to see your version of your Turning Leaves Scarf! You can tag me at any of my Social Media Sites listed above using any of the hashtags below.
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