A Day at the Beach Crochet Scarf Pattern

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Crochet Patterns, Patterns | 0 comments

If I’ve never said this before, let me say it now – spinning cotton is hard. It has such a short staple that I spent a lot of time, just pinching the dickens out of the fiber to keep it from pulling apart. What worse? The fibers of Pima cotton are 50% longer than those of standard cotton. And it still seemed freaking short!

I know there are a lot of cotton lovers out there… and don’t get me wrong I love it too (I just want to be able to use my hands the next day. LOL)

I had recently bought 4 ounces of Pima cotton and 1 ounce of dyed Pima cotton. I divided everything up and then set about blending the two on my blending board. (BTW if I’ve never said this before, blending cotton on the blending board is hard too!)

 

I’m sure a cotton pro would tell me I did it all wrong. But, I didn’t give up and in the end I had 5 ounces or about 500 yards of hand spun cotton.

A Day at the Beach Crochet Scarf Pattern

Required Materials:

  • DK or Sportweight yarn (I used handspun cotton – but any yarn will work though you may need to change your hook size and change your number of repeats)
  • Crochet hook of appropriate size ( H /8 – 5.00 mm)
  • Scissors (don’t run with them)
  • Yarn needle (or other means of weaving in ends.)

Stitch Definitions and Abbreviations:

  • Ch – Chain
  • DC – Double Crochet
  • Magic Loop – preferred but not mandatory
  • St/st – stitch (any type)

Instructions:

  1. Begin with a magic loop. Ch 3, 2 DC in the magic loop.
    -OR-
    Alternatively, Ch 4, 2 DC in the 4th Ch from the hook. (counts as 3 DC)
  2. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.
  3. Ch 3 (turn) + 2 DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as 3 DC), DC in each stitch across, ending with DC in last stitch.
  4. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.

 

Mesh Pattern #1

  1. Ch 4 (turn) + DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC
  2. Ch 4 (turn – counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC + Ch 1 + DC in last stitch.
  3. Ch 4 (turn) + DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC

 

Solid Pattern #1

  1. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.
  2. Ch 3 (turn) + 2 DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as 3 DC), DC in each stitch across, ending with DC in last stitch.
  3. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.
  4. Ch 3 (turn) + 2 DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as 3 DC), DC in each stitch across, ending with DC in last stitch.

 

Mesh Pattern #2

  1. Ch 4 (turn – counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC + Ch 1 + DC in last stitch.
  2. Ch 4 (turn) + DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC
  3. Ch 4 (turn – counts as DC + Ch 1), skip 1 st, [ DC in next stitch, Ch 1 skip 1 st ] across to last stitch, DC + Ch 1 + DC in last stitch.

 

Solid Pattern #2

  1. Ch 3 (turn) + 2 DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as 3 DC), DC in each stitch across, ending with DC in last stitch.
  2. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.
  3. Ch 3 (turn) + 2 DC in base of Ch 3 (counts as 3 DC), DC in each stitch across, ending with DC in last stitch.
  4. Ch 3 (turn), DC across to last Stitch, 3 DC in last stitch.

 

Continue in pattern (Mesh Pattern #1, Solid Pattern #1, Mesh Pattern #2, Solid Pattern #2) aka Rows 5 through 18 until the desired length is reached or you run out of yarn. Be sure to end at the beginning/row (not the middle) and ideally at the end of a pattern section/segment.

Tie off and even in ends.

Christy
Christy

Christy R. Hall is the owner of Hand Cramp Crafts and fancies herself to be a String Wrangler, and an all-around fiber phreak. In her free time, she spins yarn (both literally spinning fiber into yarn, as well as, writing), crochets for charity, watches silly cat videos, looks at pictures of Corgis, and plays PC and console games. Her current (ongoing) favorites are Skyrim and Elder Scrolls Online.