Crunch Scarf

16 Oct

Crunch1I’ve never been a fan of stash.  I know, I know, this flies in the face of every notion that a fiber fanatic holds dear but I have just never been able to enjoy “old yarn”.  By the time I get around to making something with it, I’m sick of looking at it!  So…since I had about 2 skeins of Red Heart Collage left over from Paul’s sweater, I decided to make a scarf and rid myself of any potential stash.

This scarf is called “Crunch Scarf” for two reasons: 1) It uses the cunch stitch and 2) I was in a crunch when I made it because I barely had enough yarn to finish it!  The crunch stitch is neat because it adds texture and a bit of insulation without looking feminine.  I once made a whole sweater using this stitch.

Boucle Jacket

It is also an easy stitch to learn.  Any beginner can do it.  Because the stitch always shows up on the same side, I added an extra row of single crochet so that the texture would show on both sides of the scarf. 

Crunch Scarf

Materials: 2 skeins of Red Heart Collage, J crochet hook, tapestry needle

Gauge: Gauge is unimportant for this project

Size: 6″ X 68″

Ch 202. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch to end. Turn. (do not ch 1)

Row 2: sl st in 1st st, * dc in next st, sl st in next st, * Repeat from * to * to end. Ch 1, turn.

Row 3: Sc in ea st to end of row. Turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3. Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3,

Rows 2 – 6 make up the pattern.  Repeat rows 2-6 three more times. Repeat Rows 2-4.

Finishing: I worked 1 row of single crochet across the each end of the scarf but this is optional.

Copyright: Carol Wolf,  October 2009


I made a sample of the crunch stitch in non-striping yarn so you can see the texture.  The bottom rows are crunch stitch and the top rows are single crochet.


Posted by on October 16, 2009 in Projects


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8 responses to “Crunch Scarf

  1. Linda R.

    October 18, 2009 at 9:21 am

    I bet this pattern would make a lovely neck warmer too. I love the stitch pattern. Am I correct that it is a multiple of 2 sts plus 1? Thanks for the scarf pattern. It is now on one of my to do lists for Christmas. :-)

  2. wolfcrochet

    October 18, 2009 at 10:42 am

    Yes, Linda, that’s correct. You will have a slip stitch at each pattern row end and a double crochet next to those stitches. I agree that it would be a very toasty neck warmer and have thought about trying that myself with some Red Heart Soft that I have.

  3. titus2woman

    October 18, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    LOVE IT! I’m like you too~not a fan of stash. I can’t house it all! So I’d rather just buy for what I’m going to work on…. (((((HUGS))))) sandi

  4. Alisha

    October 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Great Scarf & I ‘m not crazy about stash either. I have a ton of it thoughlol

  5. Judy

    January 30, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Lovely! So glad WordPress pointed me in your direction.


    • wolfcrochet

      January 31, 2010 at 6:06 am

      Thanks Judy! I’m off to check out your blog…


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