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Crochet Cable Scarf Free Pattern: made with easy fake cables and popcorn stitches.

Crochet cable scarf pattern finished in Taupe color and displayed on a mannequin

 

Can you believe there is not a single post stitch used in designing this crochet cable scarf pattern? The cables are made using chain stitches and it adds texture without the hassle of working an actual complicated cable. 

 

 

Crochet cable scarf in Taupe color, side view

 

 

If you’ve been following me, you might have seen my patterns using chain stitches for easy cables. Describing cable patterns in words can be tricky, so this was a simple solution.

 

 

Cable crochet scarf pattern finished in cream color and displayed on a mannequin

 

I enjoy creating patterns that everyone, regardless of skill level, can understand. That’s why I haven’t designed traditional cable patterns.

 

2 crochet cable scarves in Taupe and Cream color placed side by side

 

I hope you will enjoy trying my faux cables. Even the popcorn stitches are made by alternating single crochet and triple crochet stitches. I hope you will enjoy making it. 

 

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Crochet Cable Scarf Pattern

You can work from the free pattern below or purchase an ad-free PDF for $3.99 here. You will receive a download link once you make payment and click “Return to Merchant”.

 

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Materials

1. Bernat Softee Chunky, a size 6 super chunky yarn. Color Taupe gray and Natural were used for the sample crochet cable scarves. 

2. An L (8mm) hook.

3. Tapestry needle to weave in the ends

 

 

Finished Size

The measurements given below are before adding the tassels. 

4 to 6 Years: 6″ wide and 53-1/2″ long

6 to 12 Years: 6″ wide and 60″ long

Teen to Woman: 6″ wide and 70″ long

 

 

Yardage                                                                                                                                                                                               

4 to 6 Years: 210 yards

6 to 12 Years: 230 yards

Teen to Woman: 270 yards       

 

                                                                                                                                                                                         

Stitch Abbreviations

The pattern is written in US terms

ch (chs): chain (chains)

st (sts): stitch (stitches)

sc: single crochet

sl st: slip stitch

hdc: half double crochet

 

 

Special Stitches

1. BLO: Work your stitch inserting your hook only into the back loop of the stitch as shown in pic 1 below.

 

 

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1. Shows working in the back loop only (BLO)

 

 

2. Third loop of a st: The third loop is a loop that runs horizontally behind your hdc stitch as shown in pic 2 below. If you work into the third loop, the ‘V’ of the stitch gets pushed forward to form a ribbed line on your crochet fabric. 

 

3 hooks inserted into third loop of half double crochet

2. The 3rd loop of a hdc stitch is a horizontal bar found behind the stitch as shown

 

 

3. Triple crochet (tr): YO twice, insert your hook into the next st, and pull up a loop, (YO, pull through 2 loops) 3 times

 

4. hdc2tog: It is a decrease worked across 2 sts to join them into one. YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop, 3 loops on your hook now,  YO, insert your hook into the next st and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all the 5 loops on your hook.  

 

 

Gauge

8 hdc sts= 4 inches

 

 

You might also like these crochet scarf patterns:

Crochet Kid’s Scarf

Crochet Chunky Pocket Scarf

1.5 Hour Quick Scarf

 

 

Cable Scarf Crochet Pattern

Pattern Notes

1. The base of the scarf is first worked with ribbed lines and fake popcorn stitches. The cables are then added between the ribbed lines using chain stitches.

2. Any tails left near the edge of the scarf will not have to be woven in as they will blend in with the tassels. 

3. The scarf pattern is given separately for the smaller sizes and the Teen to Woman’s size. The cable pattern is common for all sizes. 

 

 

4 to 6 Years (6 to 12 Years)

Note: Stitch count for 6 to 12 years is given in brackets. If there is only 1 number, it applies to both sizes.

 

 Ch 107 (121). The initial ch is a multiple of 7 + 2. 

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.——- 106 (120) sts

 

Note: In the next row, the 3rd loop will be in front of your work as seen in pic 2 above. 

 

Row 2: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st and each st across to end, turn.—-106 (120) sts

 

Note: In the next row, you are working regular hdc sts and not into the 3rd loops.

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——106 (120) sts

 

Note: In the next row, we will add 1 increase to make the stitch count odd. 

 

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st and each st across until you reach the middle of the scarf, 2 hdc in 3rd loop of next st, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of each remaining st across to end, turn.—-107 (121)sts

 

Note: In the next row, if you find it hard to fold the triple to the front and then work a sc, work the sc as usual, and then pull the projection to the front. 

 

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, *( 1 tr in the next st, fold the tr to the front and 1 sc in the next st), repeat from * to end, fasten off, and do not turn.—-107 sts (121)sts

 

Row 6: This row is worked on the same side as Row 5, sl st to the 1st st of Row 5, 1 hdc in the first st and in each st across to the middle of the scarf, hdc2tog in the next 2 sts, 1 hdc in each st across to end, turn.——106 (120)sts

 

Row 7: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st and each st across to end, turn.—-106 (120)sts

 

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——106 (120) sts

 

Row 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the  3rd loop of the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——106 (120)sts

 

Jump to ‘Adding Cables to The Crochet Scarf ‘

 

 Teen to Woman

Ch 142. The initial ch is a multiple of 7 + 2. 

 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across to end, turn.——- 141 sts

 

Note: In the next row, the 3rd loop will be in front of your work as seen in pic 2 above. 

 

Row 2: Ch 1 ( does not count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st and each st across to end, turn.—-141 sts

 

Note: In the next row, you are working regular hdc sts and not into the 3rd loops.

 

Row 3: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——141 sts

 

 

Row 4: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.—-141 sts

 

Note: In the next row, if you find it hard to fold the triple to the front and then work a sc, work the sc as usual, and then pull the projection to the front. 

 

Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in the first st, *( 1 tr in the next st, fold the tr to the front and 1 sc in the next st), repeat from * to end, fasten off, and do not turn.—-141 sts

 

Row 6: This row is worked on the same side as Row 5, sl st to the 1st st of Row 5, 1 hdc in the first st and each st across to end, turn.—— 141 sts

 

Row 7: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 3rd loop of 1st st and each st across to end, turn.—-141 sts

 

Row 8: Ch 1, 1 hdc in the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——141 sts

 

Row 9: Ch 1, 1 sc in the  3rd loop of the 1st st and each st across to end, turn.——141 sts

 

Continue to make crochet cables.

 

 

Adding Cables to The Crochet Scarf

First Cable

Diagram showing crochet cables made in zig zag shape

3. Start at the base of the first ribbed line and work as shown by the arrow to make the first cable.

 

 

Crochet cables taking shape

4. Crochet cable taking shape

 

Pattern Note

1. Take a good look at pics 3 and 4 above before you start making your cables. The cable is worked in a zig-zag shape between 2 ribbed lines formed by working in the third loops. 

 

Sl st to the base of the first ribbed line near the edge, ch 3, sl st to the 4th st on the second ribbed line, *ch 3, sl st to the 7th st (counted from the previous sl st made on the same ribbed line) on the first ribbed line, ch 3, sl st to the 7th st on the second ribbed line) repeat from * until just 3 visible sts are left on the second ribbed line, ch 3 and sl to the last st of the first ribbed line. Cut the yarn leaving a 9″ tail, and pull the tail out. 

 

Second Cable

Rotate your scarf and work the second cable along the next long edge exactly like you worked your first cable. Cut the yarn leaving a 9″ tail, and pull the tail out. 

 

 

 

Adding Tassels to the Crochet Cable Scarf

Note: Before adding the tassels, use the tapestry needle to pull the yarn tails left by the cables to the back side, make a knot to secure it, and bring it out through the edge. We can later blend it in with the tassels. 

 

I used a small book to make my tassel. You can also use a thick 5.75-inch wide cardboard to make your tassels.

 

Wrap the yarn multiple times around a small book or your cardboard. Cut along one side to get multiple strands of the same length.

 

Take one strand, fold at the middle of the strand, pull through the edge of the crochet scarf to form a loop, grab the 2 ends with your hook, and pull through the loop, if you find any stray single strand of yarn nearby, pull it through the loop as well. Now tug gently to tighten the loop.

 

Take care not to add too many tassels or your scarf will widen out at the edges. Add just enough to cover the edge.

 

 

Finishing

1. Weave in any remaining tails on the back side of the crochet cable scarf. 

2. Lay the scarf flat, run your fingers through the tassels, and trim the edges to level it. 

 

You might also like these crochet scarf patterns:

Crochet Child’s Scarf

 Chunky Pocket Scarf

1.5 Hour Quick Scarf

 

You can watch a web story on this pattern for crochet cable scarf here.

 

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Crochet Cable Scarf Free Pattern: made with easy fake cables and popcorn stitches.

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Jacki

Wednesday 8th of November 2023

Absolutely beautiful

Melody

Friday 29th of September 2023

Wow! Its gorgeous!

Shehnaaz

Friday 29th of September 2023

Thank you. I am so glad you like my cable scarf crochet pattern.