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Rainbow Ripple Scarf

Hello friends!

Although it's a dark and rainy day, and there's still snow on the ground, I can feel spring on the horizon and I am so ready for it!

This time of year calls for a bright and cheerful project. Recently when I was out shopping with my daughter, some vibrant neon craft yarn called out to us, and we had to answer the call.

I decided to create a super simple crochet scarf that was a perfect road trip project for March Break. This scarf was worked on the bias by increasing and decreasing at either end of every row. Working into the third loop creates a ribbed effect. Once desired length is reached (I made mine 48 inches / 120 cm for a double-wrapped cowl), the two diagonal ends are seamed or slip-stitched together, creating a number of ways to wear.

The yarn is Red Heart Super Saver, which in my eyes is better suited to household items like throws or toys for its durability and relative stiffness, but in this case, it was the colour that sold us. This project would be perfect for your favourite squishy worsted, and only needed 200 grams for a 48-inch / 120 cm cowl. Tag your version #RainbowRippleScarf, I would love to see it!


The width of the scarf is created using a foundation double crochet row. Each row is worked in half double crochet in the 3rd loop with an increase and decrease at either end to create a bias shape. The two diagonal ends are then seamed or slip stitched together to create a long cowl.


Red Heart Super Saver Stripes (worsted, 100% acrylic, 215m / 235 yds / 141g). Pattern uses 305 m / 333 yds / 200g.

5.5mm / I/9 crochet hook

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape


48 inches / 120 cm long by 6 inches / 15cm wide


16 sts x 13 rows in half double crochet in the 3rd loop = 4 inches / 10 cm after washing


dc: double crochet

hdc: half double crochet

hdc3lp: half double crochet into 3rd loop

hdc2tog: half double crochet two stitches together

lp: loop

RS: right side

sl: slip

st(s): stitches

WS: wrong side


Foundation double crochet: Foundation Double Crochet (FDC) Tutorial - YouTube

Half double crochet in the 3rd loop: Learn It: Half Double Crochet in the Third Loop - YouTube


Row 1 (WS): Ch3, foundation dc 29 (30 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch1, 2hdc into front & 3rd lp, hdc3lp to last 2 sts, hdc2tog into front & 3rd lp, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, hdc2tog into front & 3rd lp, hdc3lp to last st, 2hdc into front & 3rd lp, turn.

Rep Rows 2-3 until piece measures 48 inches / 120 cm or desired length, ending after a WS row.

With RS of work facing, bring foundation row on top of last row worked. Sl st the foundation row and 3rd lp of last row worked together across.

Note: Alternately, you may choose to fasten off and seam short ends together.

Fasten off. Weave in ends, wash and dry flat.

That's it! This was such a quick and simple design that I thought it was perfect for a blog freebie. If you try it, please share your photos with me on Instagram @handknitsandhygge #RainbowRippleScarf