Drop-Stitch Scarf

Dec 29, 2005
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by Marlo D. Cairns


ScarfIt may still be Winter, but a stylish scarf can take you clear through the cool nights of long-awaited Spring. This one will take you no time at all to crochet in a stitch that mimics the ever-popular knitted drop-stitch you see everywhere. Work it up in a soft wool and you'll be cozy while you catch snowflakes on your tongue; use a ribbon yarn for those warmer days we know are coming soon. Really soon. Really.

Materials List

  • 3 balls of Lion Brand Incredible ribbon yarn
  • K/6.5mm hook


swatch closeup

This ribbon yarn looks the best when it is worked loosely. A very loose tension is recommended.

US Pattern Notations Used
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
yo = yarn over
st(s) = stitch(es)
sp = space

The Pattern

full scarfCh 10

Row 1 - Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1 turn

Rows 2 and 3 – sc in each st across, ch 1 turn

Row 4 – draw up a loop about 1 inch long, yo and draw loop through loop on hook, ch 1 (this locks the long loop in place) *insert hook in next st, draw up a loop, yo and pull through both loops on hook, ch 1 * repeat to end of row, turn

Row 5 - sc in each ch 1 sp between the loops (8 total) the last sc of this row is worked in the original long loop that was drawn up in row 4, put hook through the two loops of the yarn on the end and work a sc, ch 1 turn

Rows 6 and 7 – sc in each st across, ch 1 turn

Repeat rows 4-7 until the scarf is 70 inches long. Make sure that the scarf is finished with a row 7.

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Mackenzie4 wrote
on Sep 25, 2007 5:17 PM

This scarf is beautiful!

p.s: Is all this random text a language or just spammers? If it's a language I don't mind but if you are just trying to aggrevate people, please stop.

Kim Werker wrote
on Sep 25, 2007 5:26 PM

Thanks for pointing out the spam, Mackenzie. From over a year ago! I zapped it.

Fueling the crochet revolution...

Mackenzie4 wrote
on Sep 25, 2007 7:03 PM

Your welcome! After I submitted that post I thought it sounded like I was complaining!


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on Feb 6, 2008 9:18 AM

I just joined and am pretty new to crocheting. I have always wondered how they did this. Thank You!

I took the handmade pledge!


irenejanszen wrote
on Dec 28, 2008 6:46 AM
Just joined in... i'm Dutch but living in Europe.. very nice scarf! Just have to find out how long is a yard and how to translate the stitches! haha...


part of muts & co...

irenejanszen wrote
on Dec 28, 2008 6:47 AM

but living in Peru!! not in Europe... We all use centimeters...

breakmyfall wrote
on Dec 30, 2008 7:41 AM

hahahaha i love it! i saw someone wearing a scarf like this at the store! i mentioned to my mother that i loved it and that it was def crochet but it had that store bought feel to it...

Doreen@19 wrote
on Nov 19, 2009 11:32 AM

I have knit this particular scarf many times, will have to try it in crochet, I notice that it requires @ i ball more. I enjoy crocheting more so will have to give this a go.