This is the popular free crochet pattern for the Unforgettable One-Skein Scarf with over 140 projects to date on Ravelry.
Design Story and Inspiration for the Unforgettable One-Skein Scarf
I created this scarf as a quick project to wear with my black dress and new tall boots. I wanted something I could crochet super fast and that was very easy. This simple pattern uses basic stitches to create a beautiful texture in a color changing yarn!
I love double crochet V-stitches, and they worked out so well with this amazing yarn! This project is a great stash buster as it’s a wonderful way to use up your yarn stash since you only need a single skein. It uses basic crochet stitches (chains and double crochet stitches) for an easy one skein crochet pattern.
Yarn Options for This One Skein Scarf Design
The Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn is absolutely beautiful and turned this simple scarf into something special. Perfect for the fall weather we are having here – as evidenced by the beautiful trees in our backyard.
This one skein pattern does use up the entire skein, so if you have a gorgeous skein of yarn that you’d love to turn into a friendly scarf pattern, this beautiful scarf pattern is for you! It would look amazing in a single skein of hand-dyed yarn, too.
Sometimes crochet colorwork can be a bit daunting, but with yarns like this, all of the colorwork is done for you! You worry about the stitch pattern and leave the color up to the yarn. It’s really a win-win. Other yarns that are similar are Lion Brand Scarfie (which easily makes a really long one skein scarf!) or Hobbii Carnival. I’ve also seen some beautiful ones made from Lion Brand Mandala.
Feel free to use any worsted weight yarn that you like – it really doesn’t matter if you get gauge on a scarf, which is one of the best things about them! You could even use any yarn weight you like, it will just affect how wide the scarf is. Adjust your hook size accordingly if you change yarn weight (check the label on the ball band for recommended hook size).
Make sure to check out the matching crochet beanie pattern, too!
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This project is made entirely of a V-stitch repeat that consists of a double crochet, chain 1, double crochet in the same space. It’s so easy to remember and really gives a nice look and texture to the project.
If you’d like a one skein infinity scarf, simply seam the edges together when you are done and you have an infinity scarf with lots of texture!
This is by far my most popular pattern on Ravelry and I am simply amazed by how many of you have made Unforgettable One-Skein Scarves of your own. Thank you!
This pattern is written in US crochet terms.
Unforgettable One Skein Crochet Scarf Pattern
What You’ll Need
YARN: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable, 3.5 oz/100g, each approx 280 yards/256 meters (acrylic): 1 ball #3950 Petunia (Worsted/Medium Weight Yarn #4)
Crochet Hook: Size I (5.5mm) crochet hook or any size to obtain correct gauge
Notions: Yarn Needle, Scissors
Skill Level: Easy
Finished Scarf Measurements: 65 inches long by 4 inches wide, not including fringe
Gauge: 20 sts and 8 rows = 4″/10cm in V stitch pattern
Ch 22. Dc in 5th ch from hook, [ch 1, dc] in same ch, *sk 2 ch, [1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next
ch. Repeat from * to last 2 ch, sk 1 ch, dc in last ch; turn.
Row 1: Ch 3, sk first dc, *[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc] in next ch-1 sp. Repeat from * to last dc, dc in top
of turning ch; turn.
Repeat row 1 until piece measures 64 inches from beginning.
Ch 5, *sk (dc, ch-1, dc), sc in space between dc’s, ch 5. Repeat from * four times, ch 5, sc in
top of turning ch. Fasten off.
Join yarn at edge of beginning edge and repeat edging.
Add three strands of fringe to each ch-5 sp at each end.
Weave in ends.
**UPDATE: Over 140 projects have been made and posted to Ravelry. Check them out! I love seeing everyone’s finished objects. 🙂
**UPDATE: I have finished the hat pattern! You can check out the matching hat by clicking here
- One skein Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn
- Or other color changing worsted weight yarn
- US Size I (5.5mm) hook
- Yarn Needle
- Follow instructions above
- Or purchase the inexpensive ad-free pdf via the link
Add fringe or stitch together if you would like an infinity scarf.
Common Questions about Scarves Made with One Skein of Yarn
Yes! There are lots of one skein scarf patterns available, and most skeins of yarn have enough yardage to make a scarf. How wide your scarf will be will vary by how many yards are on your skein, but a single skein is often all you need to make a beautiful crochet scarf.
Most all scarves can be crocheted with just one or two skeins of yarn, so they are great projects for using up random skeins that may be left over from other projects or that were given to you as gifts. Scarves are wonderful projects for just a couple of skeins and they allow you to practice your crochet skills.
You would be surprised how many things you can crochet with one skein of yarn! Some of the most popular one skein crochet patterns are scarves, dishcloths, hats, face scrubbies, potholders, small bags and purses and so much more!
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Final Thoughts on the Unforgettable One Skein Crochet Scarf Pattern
I really hope you enjoy this pattern made with simple stitches as much as I enjoyed designing it. I really love single skein crochet patterns! Now I’m thinking of designing a beautiful crochet shawl pattern with this yarn… it comes in so many colorways and I love them all!
So grab a single ball of yarn (worsted yarn, bulky yarn or yarn of your choice!), your hook and get crocheting!