Crochet for men is a rare thing. But about half of the people I want to make crochet gifts for this year are men and so came the inspiration to design a crochet scarf pattern that can be worn by men. At it turns out, I think that this scarf is actually unisex, for although it doesn’t have the flower and the frills usually associated with women’s accessories, it does have a lovely snuggly texture that will delight men and women alike.
I used the Alpine stitch to give the scarf a real hygge feel. And by using acrylic yarn it meant that the scarf is not heavy and won’t weigh you down around the next. The two tones of grey really make the mustard stripes pop, but in the near future I will also experiment with a few other cosy colour combinations.
Before we get into the crochet pattern, I would like to send a big thank you to Dardan, who was a very patient model for the scarf.
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If you are looking to make a gift set, this scarf would go well with my photographer gloves free crochet pattern.
The pattern is written using UK terminology, for a conversion chart to US terminology click this link.
Fptr – front post treble crochet
Approx. 140 cm by 25 cm.
Size may vary when using different yarn and /or hook.
Foundation: Using Granite Grey, chain 41, plus 2 more to turn.
Row 1: Tr into 3rd chain from hook. Tr into in each stitch across. (41)
Row 2: Chain 1, dc into each stitch across. (41)
Row 3: Chain 2 to turn. 1 fptr in first tr of row 1, 1tr. Repeat this sequence accross the row. (41)
Row 4: Chain 1, dc into each stitch across. (41)
Row 5: Chain 2 to turn. 1tr, 1 fptr. Repeat this sequence accross the row. (41)
You will notice that in the stitches in Row 3, where you have a tr you will have an fptr in Row 5 and vice versa.
You will repeat the steps in Rows 2 to 5 for the rest of the scarf. Changing colours as follows.
Row 1 to 15: Granite Grey
Row 16 – 20: Mustard Yellow
Row 21 – 34: Slate Grey
Row 35 -39: Mustard Yellow
Row 40 – 53: Slate Grey
Row 54 – 55: Mustard Yellow
Row 56 -129: Granite Grey
Row 130 – 134: Mustard Yellow
Row 135 -148: Slate Grey
Row 149 – 153: Mustard Yellow
Row 154 – 167: Slate Grey
Row 168 – 172: Mustard Yellow
Row 173 -186: Granite Grey.
Fasten off and sew in all the ends.
Congratulations, you have now made your very own Alpine scarf and I really hope you or your loved one enjoying staying warm in it this winter.
As with all my free crochet patterns, you may sell finished items in small quantities but please credit Crochet Cloudberry as the designer where possible. You can find more crochet patterns for men on Allfreecrochet.