I am sure we have all seen those gorgeous silk scarves folded and tied around the neck. They have been in style for ages and just always seem to be around….a true classic. So, here is my crochet version! This crochet neckerchief, or crochet bandana, or crochet neck scarf (depends on where you are from as to what you call it) makes a beautiful addition to your wardrobe and can be worn year round.
I made mine with some yarn I received as part of a Yarnbox subscription last year. It is a milk yarn. Yes, milk. The entire fibers are made from milk proteins and it is very silky and smooth. The color was bright and I thought this would look great as a pop of color in an outfit.
Crochet Neck Scarf Materials
- Bellatrista Milk yarn 2 balls (219 yards) = 438 yards total – DK weight color – Tourmaline
- Hook G – 4.0 mm
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half-double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
Crochet Neckerchief Pattern
Gauge – 4×4 – 16 stitches x 13 rows
Finished size after blocking – 20 inches x 20 inches
This pattern is worked as a square and then folded into a triangle to achieve the various shapes.
Row 1 – (RS) – skip the first 3 ch and work 1 dc into 4th ch and then 1 dc into each ch to end, turn
Row 2 – ch 1, skip 1 st, *1 dc into next st, slip st into next st, rep from * ending last rep into top of turning chain, turn
Row 3 – ch 3 (count as 1 dc), skip 1 st,*1 dc into next dc, 1 dc into next sl st; rep from * ending last rep into turning chain, turn
Row 4 – 59 – repeat rows 2 & 3
Turn the work clockwise and begin the border.
Crochet a hdc border around the outside edges of all four sides working 2 ch stitches in each corner.
For the sides, crochet approximately 2 hdc into each row/stitch.
The number of stitches in the border really doesn’t matter as long as they are evenly spaced and you end the all four sides with 2 chains to turn the work to the next side.
After final ch 2, work one sl st into the first hdc on the first side where you began the border.
Finish and weave in ends.
Tips and Other Ideas
- Don’t go below 20 x 20 inches for sizing. If you want to change the size, go up to make the scarf larger. Anything smaller than 20 x 20 will be tight for an adult woman.
- You can add more border to the outside edges to achieve a larger size, or you can just increase both the width and height of the scarf (so add stitches to make it wider and add the same number of rows to make it taller…the goal is a square after blocking.
- You will need to block this to make sure you have your square shape and to make the most of the pattern.