Bobbles Up Scarf- Free Crochet Pattern
**Below you will find the FREE crochet pattern for the Bobbles Up Scarf. If you would prefer the inexpensive printable PDF, you can purchase that from our Etsy shop.**
I am so excited to share this pattern with you today! This is our first pattern made in collaboration with Lion Brand yarn, and I am so pleased with how it came out! When they originally reached out looking for a scarf, shawl or cowl pattern, I knew immediately that I wanted to make a long statement type scarf.
After stewing on it further, I couldn’t get the idea of using the bobble stitch to add some color detail to the ends of this winter wearable.
I used Lion Brand’s Wool Ease yarn for my scarf, and love the warmth the natural fibers offer, while maintaining a beautiful drape and softness, it is one of my favorites among all their gorgeous yarns, and I hope you enjoy working with it as much as I do!
Lion Brand has so many beautiful colorways to choose from, I really struggled with picking the colors I used for mine, but I couldn’t love that Wheat and Rose Heather more! Some other color combos I thought would look great would be their: Grey Heather with Gold, Navy with Natural Heather, or their Oxford Grey with Blush Heather. What color combos will you think up?!?
After all was said and done, this ended up becoming a beginner-friendly scarf with a pop of color and details on either end, so it’s perfect for any level-crocheter out there.
The majority of this scarf is made in double crochet stitches, with the colored bobble stitches in an arrow shape on either side of the finished scarf.In the pattern below, I have included a stitch graph for easy reference of where the colored bobble stitches will be placed, and there is a full video tutorial of making this scarf available on this page, so if any hesitation remains on if you can make this- I hope that will help put your concerns to ease.
You could make the bobbles in as many or as few colors as you want, or just make them with your main color throughout. You could also customize the length of your scarf by adding or subtracting from the double crochet rows in between the bobble stitch pattern on either end.
I just love all the ways you can customize and wear this scarf and cannot wait to see yours!
|What You Need|
|3 skeins Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn for MC (approximately 185 g)- I used Wheat colorway|
1 skein Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn for Bobble Stitches (approximately 15 g)
4.5 MM (US 7) crochet hook- I used Rose Heather colorway
embroidery/ darning needle (for weaving in ends)
|Approximate Completed Measurements (not including fringe)|
|16 dc sts= 4″|
8 rows= 4″
dc= double crochet
WS= wrong side [of scarf]
RS= right side [of scarf]
fo= fasten off
yo= yarn over
pu= pull up
MC= main color
lp(s)= loop (s)
|Special Stitches Used|
|Bobble st: switch to secondary color in last yo of last dc before Bobble St; yo, insert hook into st, *p/u lp, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook into same st, repeat from *4 more times (6 lps on hook), in MC yo, pull through all 6 lps on hook. Bobble St made.|
|This Pattern uses US standards|
This pattern is worked back and forth in rows of double crochet and the bobble stitch
For each bobble stitch, you will switch to the secondary color in the dc stitch prior.
In foundation, the first 3 skipped stitches do not count as a stitch.
In each row following, the starting ch 3 does not count as a stitch
I recommend “carrying” the unused color underneath sts of color in use until row 16 when you can cut the secondary color and rejoin in row 133.
Foundation: starting in MC, ch 28, in 4th ch from hook dc across (25)
Row 1 [RS]: ch 3, dc 2, Bobble St, dc 19, Bobble St, dc 2, turn (25)
Row 2 [WS]: ch 3, dc 4, Bobble St, dc 15, Bobble St, dc 4, turn (25)
Row 3: ch 3, dc 6, Bobble St, dc 11, Bobble St, dc 6, turn (25)
Row 4: ch 3, dc 8, Bobble St, dc 7, Bobble St, dc 8, turn (25)
Row 5: ch 3, dc 10, Bobble St, dc 3, Bobble St, dc 10, turn (25)
Row 6: ch 3, dc 2, Bobble St, dc 9, Bobble St, dc 9, Bobble St, dc 2, turn (25)
Row 7-11: rep rows 2-6
Row 12-15: rep rows 2-5
Row 16: ch 3, dc 12, Bobble St, dc 12, turn (25)
Row 17-132 [in MC]: ch 3, dc in each across, turn (25)
Row 133: ch 3, dc 12, Bobble St, dc 12, turn (25)
Row 134: ch 3, dc 10, Bobble St, dc 3, Bobble St, dc 10, turn (25)
Row 135: ch 3, dc 8, Bobble St, dc 7, Bobble St, dc 8, turn (25)
Row 136: ch 3, dc 6, Bobble St, dc 11, Bobble St, dc 6, turn (25)
Row 137: ch 3, dc 4, Bobble St, dc 15, Bobble St, dc 4, turn (25)
Row 138: ch 3, dc 2, Bobble St, dc 9, Bobble St, dc 9, Bobble St, dc 2, turn (25)
Row 138- 143: rep rows 134- 138
Row 144-147: rep rows 134-137
Row 148: ch 3, dc 2, Bobble St, dc 19, Bobble St, dc 2, turn (25)
Row 149: ch 3, dc across, fo and weave in all ends. Wet block for straighter edges, if desired. (25)
Cut 45 strands of color A, approximately 10” long and 14 strands of color B, approximately 10” long.
Start in 1st st of row 149
*Take 3 strands of A and 1 strand of B and fold in half, forming a loop at one end. Use your hook to pull loop through st, draw loose ends through the loop and pull tight to secure.
Skip next st, take 4 strands of A and fold in half, forming a loop at one end. Use your hook to pull loop through st, draw loose ends through the loop and pull tight to secure.
Repeat from * across. Trim fringe across for an even look.
Turn work over and repeat this process across the foundation row.
And thats all there is to it! You could now wet block your scarf, if you want crisper look, but I think it also looks great without the need of blocking.
Cant wait to see your Bobbles Up Scarf, and if you do make one, please make sure to tag us on Social Media! We love to see our followers unique take on our patterns!