A crochet keyhole scarf is such an easy type of scarf to wear.
It fits nicely under a jacket or over a sweater without being too bulky. The keyhole feature of the scarf allows it to stay in place nicely all day.
What is also great about a crochet keyhole scarf is that it is typically shorter than a regular scarf.
Because this style scarf is shorter it works up quicker and uses less yarn. Yay for a faster crochet project!
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What makes this keyhole scarf unique?
This specific pattern can be worked up in 2 different weights of yarn.
The instructions are for a Bulky weight and a Worsted weight yarn. Because this pattern uses 2 different weights of yarn, be sure to scan the entire pattern and notes before beginning.
Scanning the pattern first will make sure you have the correct hook size and gauge and that you are working the correct rows for your yarn weight.
Another nice aspect of this scarf is the addition of the Y Stitch. The crochet Y Stitch adds a really nice open lace detail to any project.
With this keyhole scarf, the Y Stitch is added to each end of the scarf giving it just the right amount of extra detail that stands out.
If you like this keyhole scarf then you may also like this free pull through crochet scarf as well.
- Yarn: 218 yards of #4 Worsted Weight; Tippy Tree Yarns, 4 ply worsted, 100% superwash merino; or 185 yards of #5 Bulky Weight; We Crochet Chroma Twist Bulky, 70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon
- Hook: US Size
- (I/9) 5.5 mm crochet hook for worsted
- (K/10.5) 6.5mm for bulky or size needed to obtain gauge
- Tools: Yarn Needle, Scissors
- 14 dc x 7 rows of dc = 4”/10 cm (worsted)
- 10 dc x 5.5 rows = 4”/10 cm (bulky)
- Adult – 40 x 8.5”
Stitches/Abbreviations: US Terms
- ch – chain
- sl st – slip stitch
- st(s) – stitch(es)
- sk – skip
- sp – space
- sc – single crochet
- dc – double crochet
- tr – treble crochet
- dc2tog – double crochet 2 stitches together
- Special Stitch: Y-stitch (Y-st) = (tr in indicated st, ch 1, dc in bottom 2 vertical bars of tr st) – TUTORIAL HERE
- Ch 2 does not count as a st.
- Ch 4 counts as a tr st.
- This is worked back and forth in rows from one short end to the other.
- Be sure to follow the correct instructions for which weight yarn you are using – Bulky (Worsted).
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Instructions: Brushstrokes Keyhole Scarf
Ch 21 (27).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each across, turn – 20 (26) sc.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as a st throughout), sk 1, Y-st in next, *sk 2, Y-st in next; repeat from * across until 2 remain, sk 1, tr in last, turn – 6 (8) Y-sts, 2 tr.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch sp across, turn – 20 (26) sc.
Rows 4-11 (4-13): Repeat Rows 2-3.
Rows 12-17 (14-21): Ch 2, dc in first, dc in each across, turn – 20 (26) dc.
Row 18 (22): Ch 2, dc2tog, dc in each across until 2 remain, dc2tog, turn – 18 (24) dc.
Row 19 (23): Ch 2, dc in first, dc in each across, turn – 18 (24) dc.
Rows 20-23 (24-29): Repeat Rows 18-19 (22-23).
Rows 24-30 (30-37): Ch 2, dc in first, dc in each across, turn – 14 (18) dc. If you think you will need or want more length, add more dc rows here before continuing.
Row 31 (38): Ch 2, 2 dc in first, dc in each across until 1 remains, 2 dc in last, turn – 16 (20) dc.
Row 32 (39): Ch 2, dc in first, dc in each across, turn – 16 (20) dc.
Rows 33-36 (40-45): Repeat Rows 31-32 (38-39).
Rows 37-41 (46-52): Ch 2, dc in first, dc in each across, turn – 20 (26) dc.
Row 42 (53) Keyhole Row: Ch 1, sc in first, sc in next 6 (8), sl st in next, ch 6 (8), sk 6 (8), sl st in next, sc in next and each across, turn – 14 (18) sts, 1 ch-6 (8) sp.
Row 43 (54): Ch 1, sc in each st and sc in each individual ch sp across, turn – 20 (26) sc.
Rows 44-53 (55-66): Repeat Rows 2-3.
Do not fasten off after last row. Continue to finishing section.
Sc evenly around entire scarf, join with a sl st.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Block scarf if needed.
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