As leaves are changing colors and nights are definitely colder, it is natural to warp yourself into something warm and cozy. We are excited to share this easy crochet scarf pattern reminiscent of beautiful fall leaves!
What do we love about Caron Latte Cakes Yarns?
To crochet this scarf, we picked one of the new Caron Latte Cakes Yarns (in Kissy Kissy). It feels very soft and luxurious and was just a delight to use to create this quick and easy crochet pattern.
In essence, the yarn feels like very soft mohair though its content is 58% Acrylic, 42% Nylon. It is also self-striping and creates a nicely color-coordinated fabric that looks and feels perfect.
Noteworthy, there are no abrupt color changes that you may notice in other multi-colored yarn cakes. To be precise, it is not a gradient change of colors as you can see in other yarns we used for free patterns (though it would be lovely!)
But still, it creates five soft waves (in this pattern) that are perfectly color-coordinated for scarves, wraps, cowls, or even baby blankets.
Most importantly, it is a generous skein – enough for a quick project. We used 2 Caron Latte Cakes for a big scarf/wrap that can do a double-duty as a blanket to cozy up by a fireplace or a medium travel throw. Perhaps, you’ll crochet a perfect scarf or wrap for crispy fall weather or an early spring!
Love it – so soft and cuddly! It is a great find for a thrifty knitter or crocheter looking for an easy scarf pattern as it feels luxurious but doesn’t cost a fortune.
To summarise the qualities of Caron Latte Cakes Yarn:
- it is so soft and cuddly;
- it is bulky but not too bulky which makes it perfect for scarves and wraps;
- the colors are soft, pleasant, and well-coordinated;
- it is luxurious but not pricey – perfect for a budget-friendly DIY birthday or Christmas gift;
- the skein has a very generous amount of yarn.
Is this pattern suitable for beginners?
First of all, ‘Fall Leaves’ Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern uses basic crochet stitches. If you are familiar with the basics, you can easily master this pattern.
In this free crochet pattern we will use:
- chain stitch (ch);
- double crochet stitch (dc)
- 2 dc into the same stitch
- double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog)
- double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog)
Though the pattern itself may seem complicated, we are going to break it down for you into easy-to-follow steps. Most of all, a step-by-step tutorial makes this easy crochet scarf pattern suitable even for beginners.
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What makes this crochet pattern suitable for beginners?
As an illustration, look at this scarf pattern as a collection of crochet leaves. Each leaf has 9 rows. There are two intertwined leaves that form a pattern.
First, you increase until you reach row 5. Then you decrease until you finish the leaf with double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog).
How to crochet a single LEAF in this crochet scarf pattern:
- The 1st row has three double crochet stitches (3 dc)
- For the 2nd row, you crochet 2 dc into the same stitch, dc, and 2 more dc into the next stitch (5 dc)
- For the 3rd row, you crochet 2 dc into the same stitch, 3 dc, and 2 more dc into the next stitch (7 dc)
- The 4th row: you crochet 2 dc into the same stitch, 5 dc, and 2 more dc into the next stitch (9 dc)
- The 5th row marks the middle of the leaf: 9 dc – straight across
- 6th row: double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog), 5 dc, double crochet 2 stitches together (9 dc)
- 7th row: double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog), 3 dc, double crochet 2 stitches together (7 dc)
- 8th row: double crochet 2 stitches together (dc2tog), 1 dc, double crochet 2 stitches together (5 dc)
- 9th row: double crochet 3 stitches together (dc3tog)
This easy pattern makes a complete symmetrical leaf. Consequently, you can easily check where are you in crocheting each leaf, so you can easily know what to do next.
Helpful tips to master this Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern
First of all, the pattern repeat has a sequence of two crochet leaves, so you can make a narrow scarf with 1 repeat, wrap with 3 repeats, or a blanket with multiple repeats.
Therefore, if you understand the structure of a single leaf and crochet a practice swatch to master 6-row repeat first, you can easily crochet the scarf pattern without even looking into your free crochet pattern printout.
To help you navigate easily, just remember to start a new leaf on a third row and seventh row.
FREE ‘Fall Leaves’ Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern
- Caron Latte Cakes – 2 skeins (in Kissy Kissy)
- Crochet hook R (6.5 mm) hook (as suggested for Caron Latte Cakes yarn)
- Tapestry needle
The finished over-sized warm scarf )or a cozy wrap) is 90″ x 17″ (using 2 skeins).
ch – chain stitch
ch-sp – chain space
dc – double crochet
dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
dc3tog – double crochet 3 stitches together
sk – skip
Chain 56 (48 plus 7)
You can chain any multiples of 24+7 if you are using the pattern to create a blanket. With 24 chains you will have 2 interweaving leaves, and 7 chains represent 2 ch (for the edge)+dc (for turning)+2ch (edge of the 1st row).
Remember: always chain 2 (after each leaf) and skip chain 2 space from the previous row.
Row 1 (of 6-row repeat – foundation row)
This is foundation row, so it is slightly different from the 1st row of 6-row repeat:
row 1 (foundation row):
*dc into 8th chain from the hook, 8dc (9dc total)
ch2, skip 2ch, 3dc into the same next ch, 2ch, skip 2ch,
dc2tog, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2ch *
repeat * * (3 times)
last stitch: skip 1ch, dc into the last ch,
ch 5, turn.
This foundation row is slightly different from the 7th row (which will be row 1 of your 6-row repeat). Refer to the row 7 of this tutorial for detailed instructions.
Row 2 (of 6-row repeat)
Row 2: *dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2ch (previous row)
2 dc into the same stitch, dc, 2 dc into the same stitch, ch2, skip 2ch,
dc2tog, 5 dc, dc2tog, ch2*
repeat * * last stitch: dc top ch3 (of ch5 turning chain),
Row 3: *dc2tog, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, skip 2ch underneath,
3dc into 2-chain space of the previous row, ch2, skip 2ch (we are starting a new leaf!)
2 dc into the same stitch, 3dc, 2 dc into the same stitch, ch2, skip 2ch underneath,
dc3tog, ch2 (the other leaf is finished)*
repeat * *
dc top ch3 (of ch5 turning chain),
Row 4: *2dc same st, 5dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2
2dc same st, dc, 2dc same st, ch2, sk2,
dc2tog, dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2 *
repeat * * dc top ch3 (of ch5) ch5, turn
Row 5: (last part of 3 times repeat shown – repeat * *):
*dc3tog (leaf finished!), ch2, sk2,
2 dc into the same stitch, 3dc, 2 dc into the same stitch, ch2, sk2,
9 dc, ch2, sk2,
dc top ch3 (of ch5 turning ch),
Row 6 (last row of 6-row repeat)
*dc2tog, 5dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2
2 dc into the same stitch, 5dc, 2 dc into the same stitch, ch2, sk2
repeat * *
dc top ch3 (of ch5), ch5, turn
Row 7 (1st row of 6-row repeat)
*9dc, ch2, sk2, 3dc ch-sp, ch2, sk2, dc2tog, 3dc, dc2tog, ch2, sk2 * repeat * * last stitch: dc into ch3 of ch5, ch 5, turn;
Repeat rows 1-6 until you run out of yarn.
Weave in the ends using a tapestry needle.
As you can see, the finished crochet scarf has a distinguished leaf pattern that creates a lovely vertical lace.
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