I use this Ribbed Alpaca Scarf pattern over and over with all weights of yarn, from laceweight to bulky. It’s a very easy one row scarf, suitable for beginners. This simple and free crochet pattern uses chain stitch and half double crochet stitches, and includes crocheting in the back loop of each single crochet stitch. The scarf is worked lengthwise, back and forth in rows, and gauge is not important. I often go up a hook size or two from what is recommended for the yarn, to achieve loose and stretchy stitches which equates with soft and squishy, especially when using alpaca yarn. Start with the number of stitches needed for the length you want and finish when you’re at the width desired. You could even add fringe if you’d like!
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The yarn used for this Paca Paints Ribbed Alpaca Scarf in this post is a DK weight, 100% alpaca yarn called Paca Paints, by The Alpaca Yarn Company available in our Online Store and Farm Store in Mansfield, Ohio. The color pictured above is called Seahorse Parade.
270 Yards of Paca Paints Yarn
Decide how long a scarf is good for you. CH (Chain) the amount of stitches that get you to the scarf length you want. For this scarf, I chained 190 stitches.
Setup row: HDC (half double crochet) in each st. You may opt to begin with a row of FHDC, foundation half double crochet, instead of the chain stitches and setup row.
Row 1: Turn, CH2, HDC into back loop of every HDC of previous row.
(Note for the beginner: Unlike single or double crochet, the HDC stitches appear to have an extra loop at the top. You will be using the loop that is at the back of the stitch. In a few rows, you’ll see that the two loops you have not been using form a “chain” along the length of the scarf.)
Repeat Row 1 until the scarf is as wide as you want or you run out of yarn.
You might want to work one round of single crochet around the whole thing, so the edge looks neat, but it’s not necessary. Weave in ends.
Blocking is optional.
Enjoy your new scarf or give it to someone!
Paca Paints yarn is available in many pretty colors!
PACA PAINTS SCARVES
I’ve crocheted scarves out of a few other of the Paca Paints colors using this ribbed alpaca scarf pattern … maybe one day I’ll try them all!
For this same pattern using bulky weight yarn, see Free Crochet Pattern – Bulky Ribbed Scarf. For more Free Scarf Patterns, click here. For more Free Patterns using Paca Paints yarn, click here. Be sure to take a look at the Alpaca Scarves available to purchase in our Online and Farm Stores.
Interested in learning to crochet? Check out this online class at Annie’s Craft Store.
How to Crochet, How to Read a Crochet Pattern, How to Join Yarn, Weaving in Ends, and Blocking, are also helpful links.
Live near Mansfield, Ohio? Check out the Classes at Alpaca Meadows!