Retro Eloise Scarf | Free Crochet Pattern
Sorry to see the winter go but there’s no denying, it feels like spring. However, before it goes entirely I want share with you one last winter project.
Last week I shared with you a design for a classic, chunky scarf I called the Long & Chunky Hadassah Scarf. This week I want to share a different scarf pattern — one that puts a twist on the way to make your average scarf.
I call it, the Retro Eloise Scarf!
First of all this scarf is worked in the round. Are you surprised? I agree, most scarves are worked in rows going back and forth, but with this one you will basically be making a tube with pointed ends.
I designed this scarf after one my mother used to wear, only hers was machined knitted and had tassels at the end. I recalled that scarf, and how to me growing up it looked like a sweater sleeve closed off at the ends, and knew I wanted to design one just like it.
Instead of tassels, however, I made a couple of pom-poms and sewed those to the ends. I also worked in a spiral which made the pattern super simple.
What surprised me the most about this design was how much yarn it took. For an average scarf I expect to use maybe one skein of average yarn. Since I selected a regular, medium weight yarn I expected to use only one skein. I was kind of disappointed when I saw that I would run out of yarn about halfway through. I had to abandon the pattern temporarily while I tried to figure out whether I wanted to 1) hold out for more of the same yarn, knowing that could be forever since online was out and who knows when I would make it to the craft store, 2) add in a second color and stripe it, or 3) change the pattern altogether. I was definitely partial to the first but not happy about the delay. So I was obviously ecstatic when my brother offered to grab something for me while he was down by the craft store.
I really love the lay of this one. It’s long and comfy, or you can wrap it again and it’s all bulky around your neck like an infinity scarf. Though the weather may stay too warm to wear it this season, I can’t wait until I can.
(And a quick kudos to my sister for her effortless modeling skills! She looks so natural, doesn’t she? As the designer, I can be nit-picky about the lay of the project, her hair or clothing, the background, etc, like a good photographer (or rather more like a costume manager) but my sister makes it all pretty simple. I’m lucky to have siblings who will model for me.)
Here’s the pattern, if you would like to make it yourself!
Retro Eloise Scarf
Skill Level Easy
5 ½ inches wide x 92 inches long
Medium weight yarn – I used about 2 skeins of Big Twist in Dark Teal, but Red Heart With Love will be an excellent replacement.
Yardage: 700 yards
Crochet hook I/5.50mm
6 dc + 3 rows = 2 inches
Notes: This scarf is worked in a continuous spiral with no chaining at the beginning of each round and slip stitching at end of each round.
Tip: use a stitch marker to mark the first stitch of each round and move it up when you start a new round.
Round 1: make an adjustable ring, ch 2, 6 dc: 6 dc
Round 2: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, repeat from * around: 9 dc
Round 3: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around: 12 dc
Round 4: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around: 15 dc
Round 5: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * around: 18 dc
Round 6: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * around: 21 dc
Round 7: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, repeat from * around: 24 dc
Round 8: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 7 dc, repeat from * around: 27 dc
Round 9: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 8 dc, repeat from * around: 30 dc
Round 10: * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around: 33 dc
Round 11 – 141: dc in each dc around: 33 dc
Round 142: * dc2tog, dc in next 9 dc, repeat from * around: 30 dc
Round 143: * dc2tog, dc in next 8 dc, repeat from * around: 27 dc
Round 144: * dc2tog, dc in next 7 dc, repeat from * around: 24 dc
Round 145: * dc2tog, dc in next 6 dc, repeat from * around: 21 dc
Round 146: * dc2tog, dc in next 5 dc, repeat from * around: 18 dc
Round 147: * dc2tog, dc in next 4 dc, repeat from * around: 15 dc
Round 148: * dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, repeat from * around: 12 dc
Round 149: * dc2tog, dc in next 2 dc, repeat from * around: 9 dc
Round 150: * dc2tog, dc in next 1 dc, repeat from * around: 6 dc
Using a 3 inch template or pom-pom maker, make two pom-poms and use the loose ends to sew the poms onto the last round of each scarf end. This was tricky but remember that the fluff of the pom will cover any unsightly stitches. And if you still aren’t too happy about how it attaches, dab a spot of fabric glue between the scarf and pom.
What do you think? Can you see yourself making your own Retro Eloise Scarf? Let me know what you think in the comments below!
This is an original pattern created and designed by Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. You are welcome to copy the pattern for personal use but do not sell the pattern, distribute, or reprint it. Feel free to share a link to the pattern. You can sell products made from this pattern but please credit me, Amy Yarbrough of Ginger Peachy. Do not mass produce or factory manufacture using my pattern. Thanks for respecting the wishes of the designer, and be sure to ask me if you have any questions regarding this copyright.