The Happy Hailey Scarf is a beginner-friendly scarf featuring the popular weaving technique. It’s completely made with chains and double crochet stitches. I’ve used self-striping yarn for that unique color fade effect. This pattern includes instructions for adult and kids size. This easy crochet scarf is part of my special series of patterns dedicated to extended family (people with the same rare tumor as I).
Happy Hailey Scarf
The Happy Hailey Scarf is dedicated to Hailey (2) from Connecticut. She has a twin brother and together they are the cutest twins I’ve ever met. Hailey and I were born with the same rare condition and funny enough we also have the exact same hair color. I got to meet Hailey and her family last January in New York and gave her the scarf I made for her.
About the design
The name is inspired by Hailey’s happiness. This little bundle of joy is always happy and smiling. I wanted to go for a playful design which is why I chose the weaving technique. It’s simple but beautiful.
Hailey loves pink, so I’ve used a self-striping yarn with pink and grey gradients. It looked absolutely beautiful on her white coat! 😍
About the pattern
This easy crochet scarf is made with a combination of crochet and weaving. It’s made with double crochet stitches, chains and 3 threads woven through the chain spaces, creating a beautiful zigzag effect.
By changing the colors you can easily create a different unique scarf. In fact, I’ve made a different version of this scarf for Hailey’s brother with white, beige and blue. Even though it’s the same pattern, the color combination makes it look completely different.
It’s a simple pattern for beginners that works up fast. You can also find a video tutorial which shows you how to make this scarf step by step.
About this special series of patterns
I was born with a (benign) tumor in my face. For more than 22 years my doctors did not know what was going on. In 2017 I finally got diagnosed with an ultra rare condition. I immediately started searching for other people and so far I’ve found about 40 people in the whole wide world. It’s amazing how many similarities we have and how much we look alike. Many of my upcoming patterns will be special designs inspired by my new ‘extended family’.
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Happy Hailey Scarf
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– Lionbrand Scarfie color pink/silver (Weight 5/bulky | 312 yds/5.3oz | 285m/150g)
Kids: 1 ball (110g)
Adult: 2 balls (200g)
– Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10 hook)
– Tapestry needle
Width: 14 cm / 5.5″
Length: 152 cm / 60” (without fringes)
Width: 18 cm / 7″
Length: 203 cm / 80” (without fringes)
8 ch-sp and 6 rows equal 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square
Stitches & abbreviations
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– ch-sp: chain space
– dc: double crochet
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– Scarf is worked in rows: we turn our work at the end of each row
– First 4 chains count as 1 dc and 1 ch
– Pattern contains instructions for kids & adults. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “chain 24 (28)” whereas ch 24 stands for kid size and 28 for adult.
Below you can find a video of this crochet shawl tutorial
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Easy crochet scarf pattern
With crochet hook 6 mm, ch 24 (28)
1 dc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in next ch* repeat across, turn (10, 12 ch-sp)
ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), *1 dc in next dc, ch 1* repeat across, 1 dc in last st (3rd ch from previous row), turn (10, 12 ch-sp)
Repeat row 2 until row 195 (260) or until it measures 60 (80)”.
Tip: there are many ways to make your first double crochet. I decided to go for the easiest method, which is ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch). Some people don’t like this method as it creates holes, but as this scarf is made out of chain spaces, it doesn’t matter. I actually like the ‘waved look’ this stitch creates on both edges!
Cut 3 strands which are 100 (120)” each and hold them together. Use a big tapestry needle to weave through the chain spaces. Put the needle in the first ch-sp and go over the next ch-sp, under the next ch-sp, etc. Don’t pull too tightly and stretch the fabric back out to make the strands sit nice and flat.
Repeat weaving 3 strands through the next 9 (11) rows, making sure to start each row in the opposite ch-sp to create that beautiful zigzag effect.
Turn your loose ends into fringes by simply making a knot. If you want bigger fringes, add some more strands to each end. Trim the bottom to make all strands perfectly even.
Pockets (September 2020 update)
Pocket scarfs take over the internet in 2020 and this scarf is perfect for adding pockets! Here’s what I did.
1 dc in 4th ch from hook and each ch across, turn (14)
ch 3, 1 dc in each st across, turn (14)
Row 3 – 12:
Repeat row 2 until your pocket measures 8″ / 20 cm or till you think it’s big enough
Leave a long tail for sewing. Sew pockets onto scarf.
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