Buffalo Plaid plus stripes – two of the best patterns – combine in this fun Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern.
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This year I am part of Bible Study fellowship (follow me here, I promise this has to do with the scarf!), which is a global organization that has amazing bible studies that are used around the world!
Related: Deer and Buffalo Plaid Pillow Cover
Every week when we have our leaders’ meeting, we sit in large circles of about 30 women each. Our ages range from the 20s all the way to the upper 70s and let me tell you, I love the diversity in age and even more so the diversity in styles.
During our meetings I take time to look around and make mental notes about what people are wearing. One of my favorite things to notice is the ladies that just aren’t afraid of color or color combos. I get so much inspiration from them!
Pinterest is great for inspiration but there’s just something about seeing clothing and colors out in the wild (you know, the wild of our suburban Bible Study group) that can’t be replicated as well in a picture.
Related: Buffalo Plaid Baby Blanket
Anyway, one of the gals, whose style I love, came in wearing a shirt similar to this one on Amazon (I have no idea if that’s the exact same one she bought) and I LOVED it. After awkwardly staring a bit I decided it must be made into a scarf!
(side note on the photo above – all the white in the background isn’t a clever photoshop trick, IT IS SNOW…SO MUCH SNOW!!!!)
I can’t get enough of Buffalo Plaid. It is just one of the most fun patterns and stripes have always been my favorite!
Related: Buffalo Plaid Dishcloths
The large black section gives you a break from color changes and since you are working easy half double crochets the black yarn isn’t terrible to work with!
Wouldn’t this scarf also look great in gray plaids? Or in pinks for spring? There are so many options and I wish I had time to make them all!
Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern
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Skill Level: Easy
#4 Medium Weight Yarn – sample used Loops and Thread Impeccable Yarn (4.5 oz / 127.5 g, 285 yds / 206 m)
0.55 oz of Claret (Red)
1.25 oz of Burgundy
1.15 oz of White
7.7 oz of Black
Size I/5.5 mm Crochet Hook (Amazon carries my favorite hooks!)
Large Eye Needle (and my absolute favorite needles!)
Gauge: 4″ x 4″ = 15 hdcs by 11 rows
Finished Size: approx 10.25″ by 77″
hdc(s): half double crochet(s)
The scarf is made by first working the buffalo plaid section, then a long solid black section, followed by the final section of black and white stripes.
Color changes are made by completing the last stitch of the previous color in the new color or completing the last stitch of the row in the new color.
Buffalo Plaid Section:
Each color block is 5 hdcs by 4 rows.
Carry the non working yarn and work your stitches over it when not using it.
I cut the black or red at the end of each section/block (4 rows) but the burgundy was carried throughout the entire plaid section.
It is easier, especially for weaving in your ends, to join the red when you need it in the row instead of at the beginning of the row.
I did not cut the yarn at the end of each stripe section, but carried it up to the next section. If you want a cleaner looking edge you’ll want to cut at the end of each stripe.
Stripes and Plaid Crochet Scarf Pattern Instructions:
ch 36 with black
Row 1: hdc in the 2nd ch from hook, hdc in the next 4 chs, *change to burgundy, hdc in the next 5 chs, change to black, hdc in the next 5 chs, repeat from * to end of the row, turn.
Rows 2-4: ch 1, *with black hdc in the next 5 sts, change to burgundy, hdc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * to end of the row, turn.
Rows 5-8: with burgundy ch 1, *hdc in the next 5 sts, change to red, hdc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * to end of the row, turn.
Rows 9-12: with black ch 1, *hdc in the next 5 sts, change to burgundy, hdc in the next 5 sts, repeat from * to end of the row, turn.
Rows 13-48: Repeat rows 5-12 four times then repeat rows 5-8 one time.
Rows 49-160: with black ch 1, hdc in each st, turn.
Rows 161-162: with white ch 1, hdc in each st, turn.
Rows 163-164: with black ch 1, hdc in each st, turn.
Rows 165-212: repeat rows 161-164.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
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