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Free Pattern: Making Memories Scarf

This past winter, while reading about the different activities people were doing, I got the idea of making a scarf that could be worn from fall through early spring (in northern Utah and other areas with a cold season). I hope you will enjoy making this scarf, as well as wearing it while making memories with family and friends.

Whether you are headed to the pumpkin patch in October, shopping and caroling in December, or a brisk walk in early spring, may you enjoy your adventures. Why not make one for a friend with a note wishing them happy adventures throughout the year as well?

The Supplies I Used

The Yarn: Red Heart Ombre yarns quickly became a personal favorite. I love the colors and how they bring a project to life with one skein. These 10 oz skeins are BIG. At 482 yards a skein, you can easily make a scarf. Depending on the projects, you might squeeze out a matching hat too!

The hook: When possible I use Clover Soft Touch Crochet Hooks (they only go up to a size J….oh how I wish they came bigger!). I highly suggest using these hooks. I am able to crochet 8-10 hours a day with these hooks. I have extreme fatigue in my hands and arms, but these hooks allow the comfort needed to continue crocheting.

Scarf of the Month

This pattern is part of the 2024 Scarf and Hat of the Month cal with The Stitchin Mommy and Oombawka Design Crochet.

About this ongoing event:
Crocheted scarves, pocket scarves, hooded scarves and cowls make great gifts and they are perfect for donating to people in need in the colder, winter months.

  • Each month in 2024, three brand new scarf patterns will be shared as part of The Scarf of the Month Club CAL. You can download a Premium PDF copy of the pattern for FREE, but only for the first 24 hours.
  • After this time has expired, each of the Premium Patterns will return to their regular prices in our shops.
  • You will also be able to find a free version of each pattern will be viewable on our websites.

The pattern for my scarf is available for free below and you can get the other two scarf patterns at the following links:

Making Memories Scarf Crochet Pattern

The pattern is available for free below, plus a downloadable, ad free pdf is available from my Ravelry shop.

Materials and Details

  • Yarn: 300-350 yards worsted weight yarn. This sample was created with less than one skein Red Heart Ombre in Scuba.
  • Crochet Hook: J (6mm).
  • Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in ends
  • Measurements: 7-8″ wide x 60-70″ long (depending on fringe)
  • Gauge: not necessary for this project

Common Crochet Stitches and Abbreviations

Special Stitch: FSC – foundation single crochet. I highly recommend this tutorial (and video) by Moogly:

Please read before you begin:
This pattern is written a little differently from the standard crochet pattern. I like to include more explanation to help with stitch placement and to make the experience more enjoyable. I hope you will find my style of pattern writing helpful.

  • The first stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain unless worked in the round.
  • Numbers at the beginning of each line do not refer to the number of rows/rounds, but distinguish the next item to complete. 
  • Stitch count remains the same unless noted at end of row/round.
  • Color changes are included for the main sample. Please substitute yarns as desired. If you will be using multiple yarns I suggest choosing yarns of equal thickness. Not all worsted weight yarns are created equal.
  • If you have any questions about this pattern please contact [email protected].


This project is worked back and forth in long rows. As written, it measures

Note: I prefer to start with a foundation chain – FSC (see special stitches above). I have included instructions for starting with a FSC and regular chain.

Choose from one of the options below for step #1 of this scarf.

FSC Start

1. With a J hook and worsted weight yarn, fsc 236. (236sts) Skip to step #3.

OR Regular Chain Start

1. With a J hook and worsted weight yarn, ch 237, sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (236sts)

2. Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st to end of row. Stitch count remains the same. Continue to step 3.

3. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, *sc in the next st, hdc in the next st*, repeat until 1 st remains, sc in the last st. 

4. Ch 2 (counts as a st), dc in the same st, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st, *ch 1, sk 3, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the next st*, repeat until 2 sts remain, dc 2. 

5. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, sc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in the ch 1 space from the previous row, sc in the ch 1 space*, repeat until 2 sts remain, sc 2. 

6. Ch 2, turn, dc in the same st, dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in the ch 3 space, *ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc ) in the next sp*, repeat until 2 sts remain, dc 2. 

7. Repeat steps 5-6 four more times for an additional 8 rows. 

8. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st, sc, hdc in the next ch space, (hdc, sc) in each space until 2 sts remain, sc 2. (236sts)

9. Ch 1, turn, hdc in the same st and in each st to end of row.

10. This step is worked around the outer edge of the scarf. Ch 1, turn, sc in the same st and in each st until 1 st remains, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last st. Sc evenly down the side of the scarf. (sc, ch 1, sc) in the first st of the row, sc in each st until 1 st remains, (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last st. Sc evenly up the side of the scarf. Ch 1, sl st in the first st of the row. 

11. Loosely sl st in each st around the outer edge, working (sl st, ch 1, sl st) in each corner. Finish off and weave in ends.

Fringe (optional)

  • Cut 80 pieces of yarn, 14” long. 
  • *Working with 4 pieces of yarn at a time, fold them in half. 
  • Use a crochet hook, pull the center loops through the first stitch at one short end of the scarf. Pull the loops through until you can fit the yarn ends through the loops, making sure the ends are as even as possible.
  • Pull the yarn ends through until the loops are snug against the scarf. 
  • Skip one st. 
  • Repeat from * to * across the short end.
  • Add fringe to the opposite end.
  • Place the scarf on a flat surface so the short ends are even and the fringe is straight. With a sharp pair of scissors, trim the ends of the fringe to desired length. I like to leave mine fairly long. 

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  1. Rose Waller says:

    Need visual support, do you do or have videos showing how to croquet, ¿??

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