Tea Cake Scarf Crochet Pattern


I've been completely smitten by the new line of Caron Cakes that have been released a few weeks ago. If you follow me on Instagram, you know it's all I've been raving about. The colors are all very earthy and gorgeous, the texture is on point, and the fact that they now come in a bulky weighted yarn just puts the icing on the cake. ;)

It was so hard to chose what color I wanted to snatch up first. I ultimately decided on the Caron Tea Cake in the colorway "Oolong".  It has pretty blue tones with a heathered look, and it went along with my dark complexion. What to make with it? A scarf, of course.

I leafed through my crochet stitch dictionary and found a very pretty texture. Do you use a crochet stitch dictionary? I recently got mine, and I love it! The one I have has a very nice layout, well organized, and it's very easy to find what kind of stitch you're looking for. I'll link the one I have down below ;)

The final question - infinity or traditional? I've made so many infinities in the past (and I do love wearing them and making them!) so I wanted to go a different route and go for a long traditional scarf.


It took most of two cakes before I reached the length I needed. It's soft, squishy, has tons of texture, and most importantly it's so warm! Let me tell you guys, this scarf will be sure to keep you nice in cozy in the colder months to come.  I know this will be my go to scarf for cold fall nights and bone chilling days during the winter.



Another thing I love about this scarf is that it's long enough that I can wear it two ways (and probably many other ways). In the first picture I folded it in half, then looped it through - this is my favorite way to wear scarves under my winter jackets. In the later picture, I just wrapped it around my neck once and it's more breathable for not as cold days. 

Have you tried the new caron cakes out yet? What do you think?
If you make a scarf, I'd love to see what colorway you chose! Tag me on social media @mariasbluecrayon

Pattern notes:

The finished size for this scarf is 7.5inches in width and 84inches in length.

If you'd like to make the width of the scarf wider, simply add on to the beginning chain.

If you'd like to make the length shorter or longer, simply make less or more rows.

The stitch used is called 'paired half double'

HDC2tog: YO, Insert hook in first stitch, pull up a loop, YO, insert your hook in second stitch, pull up a loop, YO, pull through all loops on hook

The beginning Chain 2 of each row does count as a stitch.

Yarn substitution: Any bulky 5 weight yarn. The Caron tea cakes are marked as Super Bulky, but I personally feel they are more of a bulky 5 weight.

Tip: Use stitch markers to indicate first/last stitch, as sometimes it may be difficult to see. I have a quick tutorial of how you can do this to make sure your rows are even. You can check that out here.

Materials:
2 Caron Tea Cakes (I used the color 'Oolong')
9.0mm hook (N hook)
Tapestry needle and Scissors to finish off

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Pattern

Row 1: Chain 15, HDC into 3rd chain from hook and across
Row 2: Chain 2, HDC2tog over the next two stitches, HDC2tog over the last stitch and the next stitch, continue to HDC2tog across always starting in the last stitch. End the row with the final stitch in the turning Chain
Repeat Row 2 until your scarf is 84 inches in length.

That's it! This is very easy project once you get the hang of the stitches.

I've also included a video tutorial so you can easily learn the stitch!


1 comment

  1. I've never seen this stitch before - very cool!!! Thank you for sharing!

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