How to Crochet a Smart Scarf - dummies

How to Crochet a Smart Scarf

By Susan Brittain

This crocheted smart scarf is textured and bold. The smart scarf gets its tongue-in-cheek name because the pattern looks complicated but no one will believe how simple it is to make! Crocheted with loosely worked single crochet stitches, the scarf pattern is revealed as the yarn rolls out.

With the onslaught of new yarns available, creating spectacular-looking designs without having to be an expert is easier than ever, as this project shows. Grab your hook and yarn, and jump right in!


Here are this project’s materials and vital statistics:

  • Yarn: Patons “CiCi” super-bulky-weight yarn (68% acrylic/32% nylon), Article #241064 (1.75 oz. [50 g], 37 yds [33 m] each skein): 5 skeins of #64040 Starry Night

  • Hook: Crochet hook size M-13 U.S. or size needed to obtain gauge

  • Measurements: 6 in. wide x 62 1/2 in. long

  • Gauge: 6 sts and 6 rows sc = 3 in.

  • Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), single crochet (sc)

This yarn is an unconventional fashion yarn, but it really creates a fabulous fabric. Make sure to keep your stitches loose, and the bumps and lumps will pull right through. Just follow this stitch pattern:

Foundation chain: Ch 13.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (12 sc), turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across (12 sc), turn.

Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 62 1/2 in. or desired length. Fasten off.