Pattern Drop: Scarfie Shawl

by Isabella

Posted on March 15, 2024

Let me help you get acquainted with my newest customizable to any size and any weight yarn, knit-like Scarfie Shawl crochet pattern. Pick any yarn out of you stash and make a petite (or giant, or anywhere in between) accessory- bet you just can’t make!

You can now find the Scarfie Shawl pattern PDF in my RAVELRY and ETSY SHOPS!

If you’d like to hear me chat about this design, everything you will need to make it, and the inspiration that went into it, check out this pattern drop video for all the super easy to customize details.


The Inspiration:

Tiny end-to-end tie scarves seem to be overtaking the knitting community, and crocheters need in on the trend too! Basically any yarn, basically any size, basically no yarn chicken guaranteed! With knit-like textures mimicking knit eyelets and garter stitch this is a great #knitknockoff accessory!

The Scarfie Shawl is meant to be perfect for stash busting special skeins, or maybe that single skein you just didn’t know what to make with but had to have, or that sentimental half skein you can’t bear to part with yet, even mini skeins can find a purpose here!

The perfect little knit-like, petite accessory made to fit pretty much any weather. The perfect nearly mindless project with just enough intrigue to keep you doing *just one more row,* and customizable to just about any size or any yarn, I bet you won’t just make one!

The Yarn: When I say “any yarn,” I mean it. Got a special single skein? You can easily make a Scarfie Shawl that will wrap around you 2-3 times in fingering and DK weight. Want a massive cozy shawl in envelope yourself in? Add in another skein or more and keep going until you get to a size you’d like! Scrappy bits? You can even make a headband or a tie-able kerchief style accessory. I made a child sized tied headband with about 12 grams of fingering weight yarn, so a 20 gram mini skein would be perfect for making an adult sized version!

The most important part to being able to make a fabulous finished object with whatever yarn you’ve got? Even MORE important than gauge (gasp!?) WEIGH YOUR YARN!!!

I highly recommend getting a scale (more on my favorite recommendation here) and weighing whatever yarn you are planning on using BEFORE BEGINNING so you will be able to maximize your yarn usage and avoid unfortunate games of yarn chicken.

And don’t trust the ball band! Just because most skeins SAY they are 100 grams, they actually can vary greatly! One of my skeins was over 110 grams! By weighing your skein(s) FIRST you can determine what an appropriate mid-point would be and manage your yarn accordingly. The pattern is written in such a way that you can just keep increasing until you reach your desired mid-point, either in size or in yarn use, and then begin the decreases.

No yarn chicken ALMOST guaranteed.

While I have provided suggested gauges and measurements for the various yarn weights, this is one pattern I will give you a little wiggle room on swatching (swoons and gasps galore).

Find a hook that you like paired with the yarn you have to create a fabric you are happy with (airing on the side of loose and drapey over dense and stiff!) and go get started!

And while most samples so far have been predominantly in wool-based fibers, this pattern is PERFECT to play around with different yarn contents and blends depending on your style, climate, preference, etc! I cannot wait to get a linen or plant based version made as a cute lil warm weather accessory.

I used (so far, lol):
FINGERING (red) version:
1 skein of Fiber for the People “Chili”
80 % Fine Merino/20% Nylon
437 yards/100g

DK or WORSTED (gray) version:
1 skein of my own naturally dyed yarns
100% Superwash Merino Wool
246 yards/100g

BULKY (lilac) version:
2 skeins of worsted held double
Knitologie Swirl “Coquette”
65% Superwash Merino/ 35% Suri Alpaca
225 yards/100g

Suggested Hook Sizes:
Fingering weight: 7/4.5mm
DK or Worsted: I/5.5 mm
Bulky: L/8 mm

Gauge (worked in single crochet stitch)
Fingering: 22 sts by 24 rows = 4″x4″
Dk or Worsted: 16 sts by 16 rows = 4″x4″
Bulky: 11 sts by 10 rows = 4″x4″

What’s Included: Once you get started, the Scarfie Shawl is a very repetitive and easy to master crochet pattern. We’ve pegged it as Advanced Beginner level crochet (written in standard US crochet terminology). You can pick whichever weight yarn you are most comfortable with, at a gauge that you like, and work up a shawl that is prefect for your liking. It is worked from one end, increased up until a middle point, and then decreased back down to an end point.

The pattern itself includes highly detailed written instructions, to help you make WHATEVER size in WHATEVER yarn you want! The increases and decreases that make up the end-to-end construction /tip-to-tip shaping are very simple and once you get a few rows in you will have everything you need to keep cruising through the whole thing.

And it’s all been thoroughly tested and tech edited to make it all the more pleasant on your end! There are also other helps in the pattern, like video links for wet blocking your shawl or adding a project page to Ravelry if you need just a bit more guidance!

The Testers: Now for a little tester inspiration- as always, seeing the design through other maker’s creativity is always the very best part! Let’s get you inspired for picking your own yarn combos…

I love how it can easily swap from a casual to a more elevated look! Thanks, Nicole (now @medativemaker)

Heather of @heathershemmings looks to just be having too much fun- and I love the demonstration of length The full length fingering weight version is about 100″, but you could definitely shorten, or lengthen, as desired!

Brittni of @emberjunedesigns : mustard yellow. Need I say more? (But I will. Because there are so many tying/styling options for the scarfie shawl!)
This purple?! Beautiful, Emily Louise of @elouisecrochet.
See, so many ways you can tie/wrap it to your preference. Remember those fancy scarf knotting tutorials from pinterest a while back? Let’s revist those, shall we?
Jenny of @jenny_winter2014 was my main tester for the bulky weight option. In my sample I was working with strands of worsted weight held double to obtain a bulky gauge, so my bulky weight version for my daughter came out like a true scarf length with lots of chonk to it. But with a traditional bulky weight skein you’ll get a nice wrap and tie it size for just a bit of extra warmth!

Susie of @spookyentanglements played around with the headband/kerchief idea. I am obsessed with this pattern as a tiny lil statement accessory- only I look HORRID in headbands. Thanks Susie for rocking this one. There will be many more color options in my daughters collection soon!

Regev of @crochetjhook used a lovely handdyed skein with a little more color variation it and I love the look! A lot of us opted for solids/tonals, but I can’t wait to see more color play happening in the Scarfie Shawl soon! I am also fixating on the idea of doing a version in two colors, changing at the midway point so it’s color blocked (similar in look to my Dandelion Disperse Shawl). How fun would that be!?
Amanda of @mandarea81 also made some fun color choices and couldn’t stop at just one version or size. I suspect that may become a theme with this pattern. Once you get the initial shaping down you’re going to want to try all the size and combinations!

Alyssa of @yarn.for.the.masses not only went for a more variegated option (so fun, right?) but she also was the dyer behind the yarn. AND she does hand-dyed fancy yarn style on ACRYLIC yarns? So lil plug if you’re someone who isn’t a fan of wools or animal fibers, maybe check her shop?

For more on any of the testers photos and for any future versions of the Scarfie Shawl, be sure to check out the projects section on Ravelry!

Still picking colors? Gonna go stash dive? Not ready to start a new project right now? Don’t forget to pin this pattern for later!

THANK YOU, as always, for the love and support you show my designs, and for not only purchasing (Ravelry or Etsy!), but sharing your makes with me! As you are working on it or rocking those finished objects shots, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and use #scarfieshawl so we can all marvel at your gorgeous shawl along with you! Happy making, my friends!

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