I ran across a crochet pattern that I really liked, used a different yarn than what the pattern called for, tweaked it a little, and I’m quite happy with the results.  I love the texture that is created with a combination of front and back crossed double crochet stitches.  Sound hard?  Not really, once you understand the stitch and get going with it.  The pattern is worked lengthwise so this scarf can be made whatever length and width you’d like.   For a longer scarf start with more foundation chain stitches.  For a wider scarf add more rows in the pattern repeat.

Free Crochet Pattern – Chris Cross Snuggle Scarf with Tutorials on Crocheting Crossed Double Crochet Stitches

The original pattern is called Go With the Flow Super Scarf  by by Kinga Erdem on the My Hobby Is Crochet website.

Chris Cross Snuggle Scarf

I made the scarf narrower and shorter than the original, and chose a bulky alpaca blend yarn called Snuggle from the Alpaca Yarn Company, available in our store and on our website here.  The scarf pictured was made using the yarn color called Snow White and I have also crocheted one using the color Majestic, a deep purple.  Any of the Snuggle colors would be pretty!  This bulky yarn and a large hook makes this scarf go quite quickly!

Free Crochet Pattern – Chris Cross Snuggle Scarf

The Crossed Double Crochet Stitch is what adds texture to this scarf.  If you know how to double crochet, you can also make the Crossed Double Crochet!  By working the variations of the crossed double crochet stitch, you will get stitches, which although crossed, are not entangled with each other.

HOW TO MAKE CROSSED DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES

 

1) Back Cross Double Crochet (bcrdc): Skip next st, dc in next st; working behind last st made, dc in skipped st.

Back Cross Double Crochet Stitch Image

See Video Tutorial on How to Crochet Back Cross-Stitch

How to Crochet - Back Cross-Stitch or 'bcr'

 

2) Front Cross Double Crochet (fcrdc):  Skip next st, dc in next st; working around the front of the last st made, dc in skipped st.

Front Cross Crochet Stitch Image

 

See Video Tutorial on How to Crochet Front Cross Stitch

Front Cross Stitch - 'fcr' or 'cr st' - How to Crochet

NOTE

To avoid gaps on the edge, you can use the chainless starting double crochet (csdc) instead of ch3 at the beginning of rows. If you are not familiar with the csdc, you can watch this VIDEO TUTORIAL by Moogly to learn how to do it.   Or you can use the traditional ch3 if you prefer that way.

 

HOOK
Size N-13, 9mm

MATERIALS
Two skeins of Snuggle Yarn

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximately 76” long x 5.5” wide

DIRECTIONS
Chain 150.

Row 1: Work entire row into the back bump of starting chains: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each ch across. (149 sc)

Row 2: Ch1 (does not count as a st), turn; 1 sc in first sc and 1 sc in each sc across. (149 sc)

Row 3: (back cross double crochet row): ch 3 or csdc (will count as the first dc), turn, 1 dc in next sc, work bcrdc sts across the row to the last 2 sts, ending the row with 1 dc into each of the last 2 sts.

Row 4: (front cross double crochet row): ch 3 or csdc (count as first dc), turn, 1 dc in next sc, work fcrdc sts across the row to the last 2 sts, ending the row with 1 dc into each of the last 2 sts.

Rows 5: (back cross double crochet row): ch 3 or csdc (will count as the first dc), turn, 1 dc in next sc, work bcrdc sts across the row to the last 2 sts, ending the row with 1 dc into each of the last 2 sts.

Row 6: (front cross double crochet row): ch 3 or csdc (count as first dc), turn, 1 dc in next sc, work fcrdc sts across the row to the last 2 sts, ending the row with 1 dc into each of the last 2 sts.

Rows 7: ch1 (does not count as a st), turn; 1 sc in first sc and 1 sc in each sc across. (149 sc)

Row 8: ch1 (does not count as a st), turn; 1 sc in first sc and 1 sc in each sc across. (149 sc)

Fasten off.

Weave in the ends.

 

Chris Cross Snuggle Scarf Pattern and Tutorials

 

Stitches, Terms (US) and Abbreviations used:

ch: chain

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

st: stitch

back bump of chains

csdc: chainless starting double crochet

bcrdc: back cross double crochet

fcrdc: front cross double crochet

 

Chris Cross Pattern and Tutorials

 

Should you like to purchase this scarf, or order one in another color, click here.  See other FREE patterns for Snuggle Yarn here or visit my Pinterest board, Crochet Patterns – Snuggle Yarn.

 

You may want to check out the Bluprint class that teaches more textured crochet stitches, and keep your crocheting interesting!

 

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