I can’t crochet without thinking of my great grandmother, aka Grammy, the yarn flying through her fingers, the hook moving as if guided by a machine. When I was nine, she taught me how to crochet, but at the time, I enjoyed watching her more than I liked doing it myself. Recently, though, when I picked up a hook and yarn again, instantly and to my surprise, not only did my hands remember Grammy’s lessons, but I really liked crocheting!

Granny Stripe Scarf | Purl Soho

Excited by my newly embraced skill, I hooked up this colorful Granny Stripe Scarf. Borrowing the stitch pattern from Joelle’s Granny Stripe Blanket, I crocheted this scarf in a cheerful palette of Purl’s light and breezy Line Weight. And with every stitch I thought how proud my great grandmother would be, if she could see me right now, carrying the torch of her favorite pastime. It may have taken me almost 20 years to get into the swing of chain stitches and double crochets, but I think Grammy would agree, better late than never! -Gina

Granny Stripe Scarf | Purl Soho

Materials

Granny Stripe Scarf | Purl Soho

  • 6 skeins of Purl Soho’s Line Weight, 100% merino wool. Here’s what we used (shown above, from top to bottom)…

Main Color (MC): 2 skeins of Sea Salt
Contrast Color 1 (CC1): 1 skein of Heirloom White
Contrast Color 2 (CC2): 1 skein of Super Pink
Contrast Color 3 (CC3): 1 skein of Yellow Yellow
Contrast Color 4 (CC4): 1 skein of Paprika Red

And here are a few other palettes we like!

These colors are…

  • Left, from top (MC) to bottom (CC4): Heirloom White, Ballet Pink, Lichen Green, Peacock Blue and Black Green
  • Center, from top (MC) to bottom (CC4): Heirloom White, Yellow Yellow, Yellow Zest, Oyster Gray and Charcoal Gray
  • Right, from top (MC) to bottom (CC4): Oyster Gray, Heirloom White, Steel Blue, Timeless Navy, Soft Black

Gauge

8 double crochet clusters = 4 inches

Size

Approximately 10 inches wide by 65 inches long

Pattern

If You Are a Beginner Crocheter…

With the Main Color (MC), chain (ch) 347.

Foundation Row (MC):  Starting with second chain from hook, make 1 single crochet (sc) into each chain to end. [345 stitches]

If You Are a More Experienced Crocheter…

With the Main Color (MC), make a Foundation Single Crochet of 346 stitches.

Everyone…

Set-Up Row (MC): Ch 3 [counts as 1 double crochet (dc)], *skip 2 sc, 3 dc into next sc, repeat from * to end of row. [plus 115 dc groups of 3]

Granny Row (MC):  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc),  *3 dc into next space between dc groups, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat the Granny Row in the color order listed below, cutting each yarn at the end of its row(s)…

1 row of CC1

1 row of CC2

3 rows of MC

1 row of CC3

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of MC

1 row of CC4

1 row of CC1

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of CC3

1 row of MC

1 row of CC2

1 row of CC1

2 rows of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of CC4

1 row of MC

1 row of CC2

1 row of CC1

3 rows of MC

1 row of CC3

1 row of CC1

1 row of MC

1 row of CC2

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of MC

1 row of CC4

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

1 row of CC2

1 row of MC

1 row of CC1

2 rows of MC

Finish with 1 row of single crochet in MC.

Weave in the ends and enjoy your Granny Stripe Scarf!

Granny Stripe Scarf | Purl Soho