The Stella Scarf is a one skein tweedy crochet scarf pattern that works up super fast. It’s perfect if you need to make a last minute gift. All you need is one skein of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed or 425 yards of another worsted weight yarn.
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I liked the colors in the Shooting Star colorway of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes for the scarf because they give it a holiday and winter look. The grays coordinate with lots of outfits, and the reds give it a pop of color.
Choose your own favorite colors for your scarf.
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About the Inspiration for the Stella Scarf
The inspiration for this pattern came from the yarn. I was poking around the yarns at one of my local craft stores, and I came across this colorway in Mandala Tweed Stripes.
I wanted a scarf that could work as a last minute Christmas gift. And the colors in this yarn seemed perfect.
About the Yarn
The sample scarf is made in Mandala Tweed Stripes from Lion Brand. This 100% acrylic yarn is made in colorways where two colors are twisted together to give the yarn a tweedy look.
The colors then also change as you work through the ball of yarn. This worked great for a crochet scarf where I wanted blocks of color that would gradually shift.
The yarn is soft and squishy. It comes in generous balls of 425 yards. One skein should be enough to make a scarf that is 65″ long.
The Stella Scarf is a free crochet pattern for a scarf in U.S. crochet terminology. It is included for free on the blog below.
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Stella Scarf Pattern
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Worsted weight yarn (#4 medium) in color of choice. Approximately 425 yards.
Shown: Lion Brand Mandala Tweed Stripes (100% acrylic), 426 yd [390 m]/5.3 oz [150g]: #214 (Shooting Star), 1 skein.
Hook: Size H/8 (5.0 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Sizing and Gauge
Size: Approximately 8″ x 65″
Gauge: 14 sts and 7 rows = 4” x 4” in dc.
- All rows start with stdc to avoid the gaps that can occur with turning chs.
- Stdc sts count as dcs in the st count for each row.
- Work row one into the bottom bumps (sometimes called back bumps) of the foundation ch. Tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-crochet-in-the-bottom-bump-of-the-chain.
- When working dc rows, each ch, ch-1 sp, and dc of prior row counts as a st in which you will work a dc so that you will always have 33 dc in the dc rows.
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology)
ch-1 sp(s): chain one space(s)
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Special Stitch Abbreviations, Instructions, and Tutorials:
5-dc Shell: work 5 dc in one st; tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-do-a-5-double-crochet-shell
stdc: stacked double crochet: start a new row without a turning chain, insert hook into first st and make a sc, then insert hook under two loops on the left-hand side of the sc and make another sc – stacked double crochet completed; tutorial at https://craftingeachday.com/how-to-do-a-stacked-double-crochet
v-st: (dc, ch 1, dc) in the same st
Stella Scarf Pattern
Base Chain: Ch 33
Row 1 (dc row): Stdc in first st, dc in next st and each st across, turn. (33 dc)
Row 2 – 3: Rep row 1 (dc row).
Row 4 (v’s and shells base row): Stdc in first st, 2 dc in same st, sk 3 sts, v-st in next st, sk 3 sts, *5-dc shell in next st, sk 3 sts, v-st in next st, sk 3 sts; rep from * across until 1 st remains, 3 dc in last st. (2 half shells on edges, 4 v-st, 3 5-dc shells)
Row 5 (shells and v’s row): Stdc in first st, dc in same st, 5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp, *v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell, 5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across working 2 dc in last st. (4 dc, 4 5-dc shells, 3 v-st)
Row 6 (v’s and shells row): Stdc in first st, 2 dc in same st, v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell, *5-dc shell in next ch-1 sp, v-st in middle dc of next 5-dc shell; rep from * across until 4 dc remain, 3 dc in last st. (2 half shells, 4 v-st, 3 5-dc shells)
Rows 7 – 10: Rep row 5-6 two times.
Row 11: Rep row 5.
Row 12 – 14: Rep row 1 (dc row).
Row 15 (dcs and sps base row): Stdc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk 1 st; rep from * across until 2 sts remain, dc in last 2 sts, turn. (25 dc, 8 ch-1 sps)
Row 16 (dcs and sps row): Stdc in first st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, *dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp; rep from * across until 2 sts remain, dc in last 2 sts, turn.
Rows 17 – 19: Rep row 16 (dcs and sps row).
Rows 20 – 95: Rep rows 1 – 19 four times.
Rows 96 – 106: Rep rows 1 – 11 once.
Rows 107 – 109: Rep row 1.
Finishing: Fasten off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.
Crochet to Donate Challenge 2023
This pattern is featured on May 10, 2023 as part of the Crochet to Donate Challenge hosted by Sunflower Cottage Crochet.
On May 10, use the first button below to go to the round up post and get the coupon code. Then, return to this page and use the second button below to go to Ravelry where you can use the coupon code to download the PDF pattern for free.
Other Crochet Scarf Projects You Might Enjoy
If you like the Stella Scarf, you may also like the Velvet Crochet Scarf pattern which is great for the Winter. Or you may enjoy the Stashbusting Scarf which is a one skein scarf pattern for DK weight yarn.
This pattern was part of the 24 Days of Quickies Event hosted by Marly Bird! The event is over. You can still check it out for ideas for quick crochet projects for the Holiday Season!