Houndstooth Crocheted Scarf


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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Hello, The pattern says chain 23 and DC in the second chain from the hook for 22 stitches across. Hmm. Do you mean in the first chain from the hook? Otherwise, you would have 21 stitches across. Can you please clarify? Also, I think this scarf will be wider than 4 1/2 inches across. Thank you, Lisa

If you DC in the 2nd ch from hook,after chaining 23, you will always have 1 less stitch in the row whether it's sc, dc, or other. When you ch 23, or any number, you never count the initial ch however, it is used for the last stitch in the 1st row. Hope you aren't too confused by this. Some of the patterns are very confusing to me! Good luck with your project!

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

Hi there, For specific pattern-related questions, we suggest contacting the designer via her profile. We also suggest posting your question on Facebook - it's possible that someone in our community of crafters may have already completed this project. Thanks!

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

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

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

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.

Thank you for the compliment. My scarf was approximately 5'6". It wrapped around at a comfortable length, but I could have easily went to 6' too.

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.

Your welcome Jane Marie! I'm so glad the update has helped!

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

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 :(

You are right in a way when you say, "Drop the yarn." If you start your row with the black, that is the only color you will crochet with for that particular row but the white yarn will lie straight on the row for the entire length of the row. It's like you are crocheting around the white yarn to hold it in place. I'll add a picture to my blog tomorrow to demonstrate what I am trying to say. I know it can be confusing. I hope this helps until I can get the picture on the blog.

I'm stil confused about crocheting the unused color along the current row. I've done a couple rows and my efforts look like I'm using variegated yarn - not like the houndstooth your picture shows. This scarf would be a perfect gift for my very classy sister. Please help. Anne

Anne, I can try to send you a picture of what it would look like if you want me too. If interested just email me at elkstudio@gmail.com.

I'm sorry but the email listed in previous reply is incorrect. The correct email is elkstudiocrochet@gmail.com.

I'm stil confused about crocheting the unused color along the current row. I've done a couple rows and my efforts look like I'm using variegated yarn - not like the houndstooth your picture shows. This scarf would be a perfect gift for my very classy sister. Please help. Anne

I love hounds tooth and this would make a super scarf for the Fall, Does it come in a knit verison? I never learned crochet.

I never learned how to knit. I'm sorry.

OH my goodness!! Do you know how popular this is going to be in the State of ALABAMA? The University of ALABAMA's colors are crimson, white and houndstooth!! Thank You so much for this pattern, can't wait to start this one TODAY!! ROLL TIDE!!

When a friend asked me to make the scarf, it didn't dawn on me until after it was completed that it was "Alabama". It definitely will get popular come football season. You better get started!!!

I'm unsure how to crochet in the unused color

You just crochet in the unused yarn along your row. You don't have to cut it or weave it in. Does that make sense?

Which color do you start with and also as mentioned below, dimensions and how much yarn.

I started with black and ended with ivory. My scarf was approximately 5'6" in length and 4 1/2" wide. I hope this helps. Kathy Lashley

What are the dimensions of the scarf?

How much yarn is needed?

I used one skein of each the black and ivory. Kathy Lashley


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