It’s Day 28 of our 30 Days of Cozy and we finally have a design that was specifically created with men in mind. This men’s scarf crochet pattern was designed by Melanie of Counting Crafty Sheep as part of her Sleighride Collection. Here’s what she has to say about the collection and the process of designing this scarf. Men‘s Scarf Free Crochet Pattern
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This collection was designed to evoke all those cozy holiday feels. Images of horse-drawn carriages and large antique sleighs dominated my thoughts as I visualized what I wanted to create for the 30 Days of Cozy. When I look at the Sleighride Wrap, I can’t help but picture a moonlit night gliding through the snow as I enjoy the holiday light displays. That image is what inspired the striped design found in each of these patterns.
Something I have noticed is that there is a distinct lack of gender-neutral and masculine patterns, especially when it comes to pattern bundles. For this reason, I wanted to be sure to include a variation on the sleigh ride theme that my husband, and hopefully others who prefer a more traditionally masculine look, would enjoy. I consulted him on everything from colors to stitch tension, and the resulting Sleighride Scarf is everything I hoped for (as in, something he will actually use).
My hope is that makers will find something in this collection that every member of their family might enjoy. So, grab a cup of something warm, pop on your favorite show or playlist, and settle in for some deliciously cozy crocheting.
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❁ PATTERN DOWNLOADS
- Follow along with the free pattern, below, or
- Purchase the ad-free version of this scarf pattern is available on Ravelry.
- Lion Brand Wool Ease or similar Worsted Weight CYC #4 yarn in three colors (Two skeins A, one skein B and C) 197 yards each
- Size G+, 4.5mm Crochet Hook
- Darning Needle
❁ STITCHES USED
- Foundation Half Double Crochet – FHDC
- Herringbone Half Double Crochet – HBHDC
- Surface Crochet
❁ PATTERN DETAILS
- Skill Level: Advanced Beginner/Intermediate
- US Terminology
- Gauge: 14 stitches X 12 rows = 4” square
- Stitch used for gauge: Herringbone Half Double Crochet
- Size(s): One Size
- Measurement(s): Scarf should measure roughly 92 inches long. The highest point of the surface crochet should be about 22 inches from the end of the scarf. The colorwork section is about half the width of the scarf, which is 8 inches in total.
- Important Notes:
- No matter your skill level, I always suggest that you read through the pattern from beginning to end before beginning your work just to be sure you don’t have any questions that might cause frustration in the midst of your project.
- You will be working in long vertical sections for the majority of this project. The surface crochet is added on after completing the body.
❁ SLEIGH RIDE MEN’S SCARF FREE CROCHET PATTERN
With 4.5mm hook…
Row 1: (Color A) FHDC 276 stitches. Chain two and turn. (276)
Rows 2-8: HBHDC in every stitch across. When you reach the end chain two and turn. Note, at the end of the eighth row, you will complete the final stitch with your next color. This will create a smooth transition between colors. (276)
Row 9: (Color B) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Row 10: (Color A) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Row 11: (Color B) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Row 12: (Color A) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Rows 13-14: (Color B) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Row 15: (Color A) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Chain two and turn. (276)
Rows 16-18: (Color B) HBHDC in each stitch across. Complete the final stitch with your next color. Cut yarn and weave in ends. (276)
Use the image as a guideline. Cut yarn at the end of each row and rejoin for the next.
Row 1: (Color C) With the last row on the right side, pull up a loop two rows from the right and work your single crochet straight up for 64 stitches then work at an angle across the remaining colorwork rows for 15 stitches. (79)
Row 2: Moving another two rows from the right, repeat the process above for 62 stitches then work at an angle across the remaining colorwork for 8 stitches. (70)
Row 3: Moving another two rows from the right, repeat the process above for 60 stitches then work at an angle across the remaining colorwork for 2 stitches. (62)
Weave in all ends.
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This pattern and its images are copyright protected and the sole property of Counting Crafty Sheep. The written pattern is for personal use only. Purchase of the pattern does not entitle the purchaser to redistribute, transfer, or sell the pattern or to alter it in order to claim as his/her own.
If you choose to sell the finished product, please credit Melanie Depcinski of Counting Crafty Sheep as the designer and provide a link to www.CountingCraftySheep.com in your online listing.
Be sure to tag @CountingCrafty and use #sleighridescarf in photos. I would love to see your finished work! If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me via email, [email protected].
❁ ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED
I know you’re going to love making the Sleigh Ride Scarf and maybe even the matching beanie. I so look forward to seeing your finished product.
- Be sure to share photos on social media using the hashtag #30DaysofCozy and #sleighridescarf so we can all see your project and give you all-the-hearts. 💖💖💖
I can’t wait to see your creations!
Until then, stay cozy and keep on yarning. ♥
❁ ABOUT THE DESIGNER
Melanie Depcinski of Counting Crafty Sheep is an emerging fiber artist focusing on using crochet, knitting, and spinning to build personal confidence and a sense of community in the Lehigh Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania.
WEBSITE: Counting Crafty Sheep