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Houndstooth Crocheted Scarf



Learn how to crochet a scarf that is the essence of style. It's hard to find patterns that make anything as cute as this Houndstooth Crocheted Scarf. You'll love the final product of this free crochet scarf pattern and will probably wear it for years to come. If you're able to stand parting with this stylish scarf, it would make a great homemade gift. Share your talent by treating your friends to one of these wonderful wearable crafts.

Hounds Tooth Crocheted Scarf


  • Caron Simply Soft Yarn which is medium (4) worsted weight.  These colors are off-white and black. A soft yarn for this project is best because otherwise the scarf will be very “stiff” due to the type of stitches used. 
  • Crochet Hook Size – I
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in the ends

ch – chain
st – stitches
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
YO – yarn over

Special Instructions:

When changing colors do not cut your yarn!  Instead, on your last dc, work the dc as normal but when you have the 2 loops left on your hook this is where you will want to change your color and then YO and draw through both loops on the hook then continue with the instructions. You will then just take the unused color and crochet it along in the row.  It will allow for a sturdier scarf and save you from weaving in all the ends!  You will be changing color at the end of each row.


9 stitches = approximately 2 inches or 5 cm


  1. Row 1:  Chain 23.  Sc in second ch from hook, dc in next ch, *sc in next ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  2. Row 2:  sc in first dc, dc in next sc *sc in next dc, dc in next sc; repeat from * across  (change color and see special instructions for changing color) ch 1 and turn (22 sts).
  3. Repeat Row 2 until you have the length desired.  Once you have the desired length, you will want your last row to end with the opposite color.  For example, if row 1 was black, you will want the last row in the scarf to be ivory.  Leave a long tail and fasten off.
  4. If you want to make an infinity scarf, sew ends together using long tail and tapestry needle to join the side just fastened off, working the front loop only of the stitch and the bottom loop of each sc and dc on the first row.  Fasten off and weave in the ends.


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May 4, 2014

I love, love, Houndstooth, Kathy, so thank you for this pattern! I, don't, however, see how much yarn to purchase. Bobbie


May 3, 2014

thanks so much for the pattern, I've been looking for this pattern for a while now


16 Ratings

Nov 13, 2013

Thank you for sharing this pattern. I was looking for the houndstooth stitch to crocheting for quite some time now. Regards, Patricia


Jun 26, 2013

Thank You, the longer it gets the prettier it gets. Thanks again.


Jun 23, 2013

What a great pattern, I am making this for my sister in Michigan. What I would appreciate to know is an approximate length, I live in Florida and never wore a cowl. Thank You.


Jun 6, 2013

Thanks for this pattern and for the clarifications and update. I have been looking for a good, free houndstooth pattern forever! This is lovely. How nice of you to share this with us.


May 19, 2013

I have updated the blog with a few pictures to try and demonstrate "carrying along the yarn". I hope this helps. Here is the link. http://wp.me/p2Yu5L-c


May 16, 2013

I don't know what you mean by "take the unused color and crochet it along in the row" - how do you do that? Just keep crocheting with two (black and white) yarns. So, at the end of the row (I started with black), I pull the white yarn through the last dc and then I pick up the black yarn again? and crochet with both? I did that and it doesn't look like houndstooth, it just looks like black and white yarn. Do you maybe mean, drop the black yarn and continue to the end of the row with only the white, and back the next row, where you will again pick up the black? Sorry, so confused, can't make it look like yours :(


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