Crocheted Mesh Scarf

magenta crocheted mesh scarf for my etsy shop

When I first saw a Crocheted Mesh Scarf made by Jen on Ravelry I knew I had to duplicate it. I used her notes as a springboard to make mine, but I thought I’d post my version also.

I used worsted weight out of my stash, and I’m not even sure it was a full ball. I crocheted until I ran out of yarn, but thankfully it ended up being the perfect size for the look I wanted. Blocking is essential, as it will truly bring this piece into it’s full potential. It will also increase the size of your piece, so don’t worry if it seems too small.

Crocheted Mesh Scarf

Finished Measurements
16 1/2″ x 41″ (post-blocking and off the blocking board)

Materials
Paton’s Classic Merino (3½ oz / 223 yds) 100% Merino Wool, 1 ball, (I used Dark Grey Mix)
Crochet Hook size H/8 – 5mm

Gauge
Not important

Pattern Notes
The stitch used is the the Double Triple Crochet (dtc):
Yarn over hook 3 times, insert hook under top of the stitch, yarn over hook and draw it through that chain stitch only (5 loops now on hook), * yarn over hook and pull through 2 loops on hook; repeat from * 3 times more.

Directions
Chain 67 (multiple of 5 + 12 for foundational row)
Row 1: Skip 10 sts and double triple crochet into the next stitch.
*Chain 3, skip 3 sts, double triple crochet into next stitch. Repeat from * to end of row. Turn.
Row 2: Chain 7, dtc into top of following dtc. *Chain 3, skip 3 sts, dtc into the top of the next dtc. Repeat from * to last dtc on the previous row. At end of row, chain 2, skip 3 sts, and dtc into the 4th stitch. Turn
Repeat Row 2 until desired length. Mine was a total of 34 rows.
Weave in ends, and block. Tada!

Here’s the link to this pattern on Ravelry:

Crocheted Mesh Scarf

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102 thoughts on “Crocheted Mesh Scarf

  1. TheaMidnight

    I am primarily a knitter but I love the look of this scarf. Most scarves are heavier and unless they are made of a lightweight fabric, you really cannot make one that is so airy. I love your pattern. I know how to crochet and this inspires me to make one. Thanks for the great idea!

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  2. Thomas

    Wow, what a pretty scarf, I think I’ll make a few for Christmas presents for some of my female friends. Looks easy enough and the design looks so quick.

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  3. Lynz

    This is fantastic – I’m seeing crochet in a whole new funky, YOUNG light. I was inspired to have a go at knitting (for the first time since childhood) and felting (for the first time ever!) a handbag after stumbling across your Etsy shop. Having just taught myself basic crochet to make a flower for said bag (again inspired by you and your wee asymmetrical cardie) I feel a serious shot at this crochet malarky coming on!

    I’m Scottish and most of my scarves are thick and cosy ones but this is just heavenly. Visiting the yarn shop tomorrow!!

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  4. Lynz

    Oh, man, I didn’t mean to double post up there. Sorry. And now here I am spamming up your lovely blog. Think I sussed the mechanics of blocking, tho!

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  5. Jacklyn

    I just wanted to say this is a great pattern. I made one for my godmother’s birthday and I think she will love it!!!! Thanks for posting this pattern!

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  7. Andrea

    I am a little confused. I am a new crocheter and I don’t understand row 2. Why do you ch 2 at the end, skip three and then dtc in to fourth stitch, and then turn? it seems that if i ch 7 instead of 2, then turn and dtc into next dtc, it looks right, but if i chain 2, the pattern looks wrong. ?? please help!

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  8. Cammy

    Andrea…When you get to the last dtc, you still have the first seven stiches of row one. Ch 2 (or 3, I’ve been doing 3 and it looks fine) Skip the first 3 stitches (of the seven) and do a dtc in the fourth stitch. Then ch 7 and start all over again.

    Hope that helps. I was a little confused/dis-trustfull of this part too, but it really does work, and it looks great.

    What a fun patter….and so quick too!

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  9. Cammy

    Andrea…When you get to the last dtc, you still have the first seven stiches of row one to work with. Ch 2 (or 3, I’ve been doing 3 and it looks fine) Skip the first 3 stitches (of the seven) and do a dtc in the fourth stitch. Then ch 7, turn, and start all over again.

    Hope that helps. I was a little confused/dis-trustfull of this part too, but it really does work, and it looks great.

    What a fun pattern….and so quick too!

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  10. rosy_cheek

    that is fantastic

    i started it today

    & i had the same problem of ((Andrea))
    thanks 4 the explanation

    waiting 4 more from u

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  11. Thomas

    I made one of these for my friend that was moving to France, in a smoky-blue color, like your first picture. She tells me that scarf is a hit with everyone, they want to know where she got it; to which she replies… “My best friend made it for me, if you become his friend maybe he’ll make one for you.”

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  12. Stephanie H.

    I spent the last day or so working on this scarf off and on, it’s finally finished and I LOVE IT! :) Thanks so much for posting this I love that this is a great spring time/fall time scarf as well!

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  13. Katie

    Hi,
    Just wanted to say thanks sharing the pattern, I have made one in a dusty pink Soya yarn and I love it.
    It’s in my projects on Rav.
    Thanks
    Katie
    (aka Firekat)

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  14. Miss Kelly

    This is perfect! I was looking for a special present for my friend’s significant birthday, and this is it!! I made mine out of Rowan Kidsilk Haze in a luscious purple. Used a size C (2.5mm) hook and increased the initial chain to about 90 sts (end up with 21 squares a row). It’s to go with a new geometric printed silk wrap dress. I can’t wait to give it to her!

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  15. Kathleen

    I’m thrilled to have found your beautiful pattern! Just what I was looking for! One question– how do you block it? What does that mean? Thanks!

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  16. Heidi Post author

    Thanks Kathleen! To block is to wet your completed piece and shape it and pin it to dry. It’ll give it a polished and professional look!

    What I do when I block this scarf is I give it a quick soak in a cool bowl of water to which I’ve added a little squirt of wool wash (something with eucalyptus is good). Then I gently roll it in a thick towel. I’ll have about 3 of those big foam puzzle mat flooring thingys (sorry, can’t remember what exactly they are called) on my dining room table. On that will be a large towel. I take the damp scarf and pin it onto the board, stretching it until it’s a nice taut rectangle. I use lots of pins!! When it’s dry and I unpin it, it sure looks nice and uniform.

    I hope that helps, and that I haven’t confused you!!

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  17. Phyllis C

    Thanks so much for this pattern!!! It was the first scarf pattern I really loved! I have worked on this in 2 sittings and almost finished and I was just about to ask the same question about blocking… so glad u’ve just replied to that and so quickly too!!! (I knew about blocking with wet towels and iron but wondered how u do it with this now I know!!!)
    Thanks sooo much!!!

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  18. Di B

    Love the scarf, i’m very new to crochet and was looking for something that would progress quickely, and this does just that.

    Can’t wait to finish it!

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  19. natalie

    heidi,
    where are your eyes? you’re so beautiful and we cannot see your beautiful face.
    love,
    natalie (please email me!)

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  20. Deanna

    Thanks for the great pattern! This is exactly what I was looking for. Great for Christmas presents because it works up so quickly.

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  21. Rosa

    Thank you so much for sharing such a great creation! I have only made afghans before now, but I am making a skirt for an upcoming event and this scarf is perfect for the indoor/outdoor activities. It has the classy style I am aiming for.

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  22. Peaches Davis

    this scarf pattern is almost what I am looking for. I am looking for a pattern to make a triangle shape scarf, from small thread and hook, possibly slide beads on each mesh. This scarf could be worn around the waist or at the neck. I think it may begin with (a long chain) and work back to make the mesh, will appreciate any where-abouts of a pattern

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  23. Arnette

    I love this scarf and am anxious to make it. However, I’m embarressed to admit that I have never “blocked” anything! How do you do it?
    Thanks.

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  24. Rachel

    Hi Heidi, I too am new at crotchet. I really love this pattern and am trying it a little different. I’ve gone 47 ch with Lion Suede yarn and Moonlight Mohair (both Lion Brand) together. I have never blocked before and I was wondering you can tell me it is still possible to block using this type of yarn?
    Thank you.

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    1. Heidi Post author

      Hi Rachel! That sounds neat, what a great way to make it unique! I’ll admit I’m not experienced enough with blocking to offer much knowledge, but I’ve never found man-made fibers to be cooperative with blocking. If that’s the case with yours, it’ll just have it’s own look.

      Heidi :)

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      1. Rachel

        I was wondering how it would turn out and kept thinking of it turning out as felt as an end result.. so I probably will not block it :( LOL Well… I’ll just have to do another one sometime like yours. I really like it and only did mine this way b/c I’ve been wanting to make something of this yarn. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Kirsten

    Oh thank you for posting this! I am going to start a variation on this theme tomorrow: a crocheted hip scarf. This is exactly the instruction I needed to remind me how to go about creating such a thing. So even though I won’t be creating an identical twin, I appreciate finding this information. :O)

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      1. Heidi Post author

        Hi Joyce. Kirsten did her own variation on the scarf to make it a hip scarf. I haven’t figured it out myself. I’m sure with some experimenting, you could just reduce the number of cast on stitches in multiples of 5 to get the desired width. Good luck! :)

  27. Sarah

    Love the pattern. I made mine in a light purple, and I also made it longer. I didn’t block it (because I don’t know how!), and it still looks great. I think I may try one with double crochets and chain 2, instead of dtrs and chain 3.

    Anyway, it was great!

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  28. paola

    l’ho appena finita ed è una delizia questa sciarpa, mia sorella l’ha vista e la vuole anche lei – grazie e complimenti

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  29. may

    love it…i’m working on it now…the only change i made was work the length first then the width so that i’d only have to work about 4 rows…thank u..Beautiful…i love photography and drawing too ;)

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  30. Amy

    I’m new to crocheting and I just made this scarf in a week. It’s such a beautiful pattern – I goofed up and lost a row (or column – it got narrower by one square), but it’s still great. Thank you for sharing it!

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  32. Brendan

    I love this pattern. For those moderately cold days (such as today) I feel as though I can really stay warm, while looking edgy. Also, if you live near the ocean, or a stream, you can catch fish with this pattern. I prefer herring. It works well (I tried).

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  33. Charlotte Chambers

    What a cute scarf, thanks for the pattern. I have been using a form of this pattern as a dish cloth. I can’t wait to knit this in a yarn so soft and lovely. Thanks to Loops in Tulsa for sending me to your website. I am just barely computer literate. Would never have found you on my own. I too love to knit & crochet and will enjoy crocheting your design.
    Char

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  34. RobbyV

    Does anyone have some ideas how to bedazzle this scarf for a teenage girl? I worked it in pink, and despite the color-changing yarn I used, it seems a tad lack-luster for her somewhat eccentric, fashionable persona. What might y’all recommend?

    Thanks!!

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    1. BigGirlJewelry

      Hey Robby! I was just wondering what this scarf would look like if you mixed a basic worsted acrylic or cotton and a sparkly eyelash yarn for this pattern. How about THAT for a teen?

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  35. TORI

    I’m doing this as a skinny scarf for a friend for Christmas. I did a chain of 37 to start and it looks awesome! Thanks for the pattern!

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  36. Ellen

    hello, Ellen here I just wanted to tell you what i did to your scarf. I put eyelash yarn on the 1st. and the 3rd. and the 5th row. You see my scarf is only 5 rows wide. Ellen

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  37. Mary

    I made this lovely scarf in several yarns, meaning to keep one for myself but always giving them away as they turned out so beatifully! A favorite of everyone was in “eyelash” or “fun fur” yarns. These were lightweight and very glam. For a spring look, think I’ll do it in a silk or bamboo.

    Thanks for this great pattern for my scarf collection!

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  38. Susan

    I LOVE this pattern! It’s SO versitile! I’ve made numerous scarves, dif lengths, dif yarn etc… I’m just finishing making a scarf curtain for my dining room!

    Everytime I make a gift of this pattern I get thanked over & over again. Nobody seems to understand how E-Z to do!

    Thanks again!
    Susan in Michigan! :)

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  39. OWL

    Making this in yellow for the summer :”D
    First major thing I’m doiing since I recovered my interest in crocheting. I can’t wait ’til it’s finished!!

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  40. Jennie

    I absolutely LOVE this scarf. I’ve made several in several colors and I even gave them as gifts to my nieces last Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  42. Sharon

    I have crocheted in the past-even a King size bedspread! But this is a great project for me right now! We are going on a cruise and this will be great for formal nights. Thanks for getting me back to crocheting.

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  44. Sarah

    I made a second one. I used a blue and a green strand held throughout, and made the chain shorter, otherwise it would be too big with two strands! Anyway, it looks like the Earth, blue and green all twisted together. I LOVE this pattern!

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  45. Shania

    Any chance I can buy this from you in black or another very dark color? I need it for an event on Friday in New York and can’t find anything like it anywhere.

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  46. Simone

    Nice pattern. I went yarn shopping the other day with a friend who really can’t knit or crochet (She’s tried multiple times) and picked up some yarn she loved. Easy Christmas present. However it is a polyester blend with a wonderful drape so I won’t be blocking it.

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  47. Chelsey

    This is a great pattern. Especially for a beginner like me. I will be making many more mesh scarves. However, I am not familiar with blocking… What exactly does it mean to block?

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    1. Heidi Post author

      To quote knitty.com: “You shape the pieces into the way you want them to live, using steam or water. It makes your knitting more even and sets the stitches. And you can fix a lot of boo-boos that way.”

      It makes your knitting/crocheting look soooo much prettier!

      Here’s a great tutorial on blocking, but do note that it won’t work with synthetic fibers (ex: acrylic):

      http://knitty.com/ISSUEdf10/FEATdf10TT.php

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  49. Kelly

    Thanks so much for sharing this pattern! I live in N. Florida and was looking for exactly this pattern! Most scarfs are too thick and heavy for our mild winters (Yes, it does get cold here), but this looks like it will be just perfect!

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  50. Andrea

    So, I posted a comment back in 2009 asking about row 2, and I actually never got around to figuring it out! I have been looking for the perfect pattern for my new skein of yarn and I am back at where I started three years ago! I would like to thank everyone for their replies in 2009 and I will be putting them to use in the next few days :)

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  51. Opalla

    This is a pretty pattern and should not take too long to make. I’ll share it with the knitting friends and make some for a fund-raising bazaar. Thanks.

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  53. brenda

    I love the scarf but am a little confused, on what to do between row 1 and row 2. U do not say to ch or add st. Let me know so i can finish the scarf.

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    1. Heidi Post author

      I haven’t crocheted this scarf in ages, but I can tell you that if you follow exactly what it says, it will turn out. The biggest factor in the success of this design is the blocking (hence the necessity of using a natural fiber that will respond to blocking!). Before blocking, it may not look like the corners are being turned properly. Anyway, just do what it says and trust that you’ll get the result you want. :)

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