When I started making my first coastal looking pattern I kept asking myself what. What could possibly be coastal that is crochet? How do I even making crochet coastal? It actually scared me to be thrown so much out of my element, but I knew it needed to be done. I’d been in my safe little box for so long, that I was suffocating my creativity. I didn’t want to do a bag first because I thought that would just be too easy. So I went one of the hardest routes, and decided to make something that is usually fall and winter, for the beach. After that, I knew I would be perfectly fine coming up with coastal things to make with crochet!
Whenever I start doing something I try to come up with a formula that will make just about anything work. To make coastal patterns it was staying with a thin yarn weight, and an open stitch. What I didn’t calculate into the problem at first, was the colors I was using. (Let’s be honest, it has been a short coming of mine. But I am working on fixing it.) So it turned out I had to make a second Beach Day Crochet Scarf which is what’s pictured below. Hopefully, I pay closer attention to the colors and shades now on!
There has been one thing that has been troubling me through all of this. I need constructive criticism. Like really, really need it! You know I can’t get any better if I don’t have it, so I would be so grateful if you could help a girl out! 🙂 If you would be so gracious to leave a comment below, I promise I will be forever grateful, and you will actually be helping with a huge turning point in my blogging career. 😉
Get the run down
You can find the pattern below along with a few extra visuals to help you along. I did make sure not to add photos in between if I could help it, in case you wanted to use print friendly. There are video tutorial, so you can make this specific pattern under “Crochet” in the craft dropdown or right here. I hope you find this pattern is easy to make with little strain. 🙂
Looking for a PDF pattern?
I know ya sometimes want a PDF of the pattern. Well the great news is, I’ve got it just for you! My PDF patterns have a nice clean cut look to them, that I personally test out on my iPad to make sure it all works and appears right. These PDFs don’t have lots of white space as I use double columns instead of more pages. They also have large font to read easily, and since they are made to be accommodating for iPad/tablets, you can also zoom in on them too. But I wanted to take it a step further, and have loads of extra visuals at the end to help ya out. Plus, here is a set of WIP Hook Makers for ya, so your work doesn’t unravel on your break.
Beach Day Crochet Scarf Pattern
American Crochet Terms
39”circumference, 15” tall (fringe not included)
*These are my finished measurements. If yours don’t fit within these measurements, please check your gauge.
I-9 (5.5mm) Crochet Hook
#2 Fine Weight – Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns in “Cream”, “Moss”, “Turquoise”, Blue Iris”, “White”, “Slate Grey”. Approximately 126 yards each color or approximately 378 yards total.
Large Blunt Tip Tapestry Needle
Measuring Tape (keep checking your measurements along the way to make sure they will align with the finished size.)
11 DC x 7 rows is 4”
*Please change the hook size to obtain the gauge.
Even number of chains + one
You can find all the tutorials needed to make this pattern here.
ST/STS = Stitch/Stitches
CH = Chain
Sk = Skip
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
MESH ST = Mesh Stitch
Mesh Stitch (MESH ST): yarn over, pull through, SK next ST, yarn over, pull up through next ST, yarn over, pull through 2 loop on hook, yarn over, pull through last 2 loop on hook
- This pattern is worked flat, and stitched together at the end. After that, the fringe is added.
- In row 1, (DC in 5thCH from hook) is counted as 3 STS in the final row stitch count.
- In row 2, turning chains are counted as 2 STS in final row/round count at the end of each row/round. At the very end of the row; (1CH, Sk 1 CH, DC) is counted as 2 STS in final row stitch count.
- The MESH ST is counted as 1 ST in the row count. Skipped stitched are not counted.
Starting with Cream or White yarn,
Row 1:DC in 5th CH from hook (the CH is counted as your DC+CH1, and SK CH) and MESH ST across. (33 STS)
Row 2:CH3. You have just made your turning CH and your CH1. Turn. SK 2 STS, DC on top of last rows DC. MESH ST across until last MESH ST. (CH1, SK 1 CH, DC) in previous turning CH. Make sure to SK 1 CH or it will not work. (34 STS)
Rows 3-18:Repeat row 2 sixteen times.
Now, I cut the yarn and changed to Moss or Turquoise yarn.
Rows 19-36:I repeated row 2.
After I finished row 36, I cut the Moss or Turquoise yarn and changed to Slate Grey or Blue Iris yarn.
Rows 37-54:I repeated row 2.
Once row 54 was completed, I cut the Slate Grey or Blue Iris yarn, fastened off the yarn and weaved the ends in.
To stitch the scarf together, lay the scarf out flat (Figure A). Then fold the scarf in half (Figure B) and using your yarn threaded through your yarn needle, begin stitching the scarf ends together (Figure C). Continue all the way across (Figure D) until you get to the other side (Figure E). Since at the end, weave in your ends (Figure F).
Using the same color as the color block you decide to start with. I started at the seam.
Round 1: Starting on one side of the scarf, CH1. SC evenly around with the same color as the color block being worked; change the colors as the color blocks change. I made 2SC for every DC or turning CH. When finished cut the yarn, fasten off, and weave ends leaving a long tale. (108 STS)
The fringe will be a total of 540 strands of yarn, each strand being 10” long. Put 5 strands of yarn together, each color will have 12 groups of yarn. I spaced the groups of yarn every 3rd ST around (2 spaces in between fringe groups). Or you can just check out this tutorial for a lil extra help!
Congrats! You finished! Thank you for joining me on this adventure!
Wanna save this pattern for later? Pin it on Pinterest with the photo below!
I hope you have the most adventurous day ever!