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Cascade of Color Crocheted Scarf Pattern

Looking for a fun and colorful crocheted scarf? You’ve found it! Swirls of cascading color surround your neck and shoulders in this fascinating scarf pattern. It’s a party for your neck!

Completely reversible and able to be worn many ways, this fun-to-crochet scarf is a real showstopper. Even better, the basic stitches are familiar to new crocheters and the technique is easy to master. It’s well within the skill level of beginning crocheters.

young woman wearing swirling brightly crayon-hued colorful scarf-Cascade of Color Scarf crochet pattern
Cascade of Color Scarf

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swirling brightly colorful crayon-hued scarf draped over an arm, to show how pieces are connected-Cascade of Color Scarf crochet pattern

The Materials

Fine Weight Yarn-2 Craft Yarn Council

Crochet the scarf using a fingering/sport weight yarn with long color changes. That means you don’t have to weave in a lot of ends! The super-colorful version I made used Kauni Effektgarn (100% wool). This Danish yarn comes packaged a bit differently from usual; skeins weigh anywhere from 110 to 200 grams. The color shown is the crayon-hued “EQ”.

closeup of royal blue and turquoise yarn

Effektgarn is a 2-ply, slightly hairy yarn that has a lot of body. In order to get the nice 3-D effect with this pattern, choose a yarn that is not super limp or drapey, or work it at a firmer gauge to allow the pieces to swirl.

Other yarns that would work with this pattern include Noro Silk Garden Sock, Chroma Fingering, and Schoppel Woole Zauberball Crazy.

You could also choose to use multiple yarns or small balls of many colors. It could be a terrific stash-buster, too!

I used a size H-8 [5 mm] crochet hook to get the stated gauge, but you should always use the size hook that is appropriate for the way you crochet.

Cascade of Colors Scarf Crochet Pattern

cover page of Cascade of Colors Scarf crochet pattern

This pdf pattern contains both fully written out instructions, as well as a crochet stitch chart. It has been professionally tech-edited and test-stitched. The stitches are ones every beginner knows: chain stitch, double crochet and slip stitch.

Instructions are written using American crochet terminology.

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