This Crochet Crocus Scarf is an easy granny square scarf crochet pattern with a tassel fringe how to. It’s quite long yet lightweight and uses spring crocus flower inspired color combinations in Stylecraft Special DK yarn.
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Wear this girly scarf to your springtime nature walks with your dog and kids, or when you nip out to your local corner shops for a sweet casual look.
I love this scarf because I love to wear pink sometimes, and it goes perfectly with a pink top and a blue pair of jeans.
Granny squares are a very simple and classic design. They work up fast and that’s why probably they’re so addictive! So I quickly found myself not being able to get out of the granny making cycle. And when these crocus colors came along, they looked so great arranged in a line. I think they look so much greater stacked on top of each other than they would do in an afghan. Sometimes you just got to make a granny square scarf!
When I was matching the colors, I reached for the Saffron skein yet again as I loved how it complemented the greens. But I never understood why this warm yellow color was called Saffron. I could vaguely remember saffron being used in a recipe as a spice on some cooking show a while ago, but I thought it was supposed to be red!
As I found out, the spice is red, but it dyes in yellow-orange. But most importantly, I leant that it comes from the stigma and styles (called threads) of a flower called the saffron crocus, Crocus sativus. The threads are plucked by hand, and that’s why this seasoning is the most expensive spice in the world. How fascinating!
In the end I love how the pink colors I selected remind me of the saffron crocus flowers, the markers of spring. And how the addition of the color called Parchment makes my Crochet Crocus Scarf color palette look like the saffron crocus fields I virtually visited and thoroughly enjoyed on Google search.
Crochet Crocus Scarf Free Pattern
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Made with familiar and addictive granny squares seamlessly joined together as you go, this girly dangly scarf with a tassel fringe in pinks, greens, blues and naturals works up fast, is great for beginners and goes well together with a pink top and a pair of blue jeans for a cute casual look.
- Stylecraft Special DK (yarn weight: 3/ light/ DK/ light worsted/ 8 ply; length: 321 yds/ 294 m; weight: 3.5 oz/ 100g) in Parchment, Lapis, Turquoise, Aster, Cloud Blue, Wisteria, Magenta, Fondant, Candyfloss, Sage, Grass Green, Pistachio, Saffron, all less than 1 skein. Shop your yarn HERE at Deramores. OR GET YOUR YARN HERE AT LOVE CRAFTS!
- Size H/ 6/ 5 mm crochet hook.
- Tapestry needle.
Size & Gauge
Each granny square measures about 4.5 in / 11.5 cm. The length of the scarf including tassels is 79 in / 201 cm and the width is 4.5 in/ 11.5 cm.
Abbreviations & Glossary (US Terms)
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- how to weave in ends as you go: if you change the yarn color after every row / round / stripe, soon there might be too many ends to weave in which might make you feel defeated. Not to worry though, try crocheting over your yarn tails as-you-go. To do this, simply lay your yarn ends on top of the previous row, and crochet right over them. This way they’ll blend in and disappear out of sight in no time. If you prefer a photo tutorial of how to crochet over the ends, My Poppet has a nice blog post. [UPDATE: Here’s how I change yarn color now, so that there are no tails to weave in between rounds. Check out my tutorial How To Change Yarn Color In Crochet!]
- rep: repeat
- rnd: round
- sc: single crochet
- sl: slip
- st: stitch
Instead of weaving in the ends with the tapestry needle, I crocheted over them as I went (see abbreviations & glossary). I just can’t resist how fast and effortless it is this way.
How to make this granny square scarf in two easy steps:
- Make 16 granny squares, joining them together as you go on opposite sides in the last round.
- Make the tassel fringe on both ends.
Make 16 granny squares, joining them together as you go in a line in the last round. Check out my tutorial how to join granny squares as you go. Repeat this color sequence 4 times:
Blue Granny – Pink Granny – Green Granny – Pink Granny
With Cloud Blue, begin with ch 5, sl st to ch-1 to form a ring.
Rnd1 (Cloud Blue) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 1 (corner space made), 3 dc in ring; rep from * two more times, join with sc to top of ch-3.
Rnd2 (Aster) Ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same space (corner made), *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space (another corner made); rep from * two more times, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd3 (Turquoise) Ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, *(3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next space (corner made), **3 dc in next space; rep from * around, ending your last rep at **, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd4 (Lapis) [Work ch 3 the first time, and dc thereafter (counts as dc), 2 dc] in every non-corner space and (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in every corner space around, join with sl st to top of ch-3.
Rnd5 (Parchment) Same as Rnd4.
How To Join Your Granny Squares
Last round (round 5) is your joining round.
Simply make your round 5 as usual but leave one full side unfinished. Remove the hook from the loop when you’ve made your first 3-dc cluster into the corner space. Insert the hook front to back through the other granny’s corner space, pull up the loop and chain 1. Continue as per pattern, i.e. make a 3-dc cluster into the same corner space and repeat the joining sequence for every space all along the side.
Or checkout my photo tutorial how to join granny squares as you go.
Same pattern as the Blue Granny, but with the following colors:
Rnd1 (Candyfloss) – Rnd2 (Fondant) – Rnd3 (Magenta) – Rnd4 (Wisteria) – Rnd5 (Parchment)
Same pattern as the Blue Granny, but with the following colors:
Rnd1 (Saffron) – Rnd2 (Pistachio) – Rnd3 (Grass Green) – Rnd4 (Sage) – Rnd5 (Parchment)
Make the tassel fringe on both ends of your scarf.
- With the Parchment yarn color, measure and cut 6 strands that are 10 in long.
- Fold them in half.
- Take a large hook such as the size P / 10 mm, insert it back to front through the gap where you want the tassel to be and pull the loops through.
- Pull the tassel yarn ends through the pulled loops.
- Pull by the tails to secure them in place.
- Trim for an even edge.
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