Hi all! How is everyone’s week going? It is finally starting to feel like Fall around here. I woke up this morning, went outside and was greeted with a crisp cool air that I have not felt in a while. It was so nice and refreshing! The temperature is certainly dropping, which means it’s time to break out those scarves and hats. Am I right?
A few weeks ago, I was in Michael’s and came across the new Bernat Velvet yarn. I saw it, picked it up, and right away put it down. For some reason it did not appeal to me. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because it was 80 degrees outside and the thought of wrapping myself in velvet made me cringe. Who knows. However, this past week that same yarn kept popping up in my Instagram feed. It started to grow on me. It really did look soft and plush! So I finally decided to go back hoping the yarn was still there. I was in luck! They had very little left but I was able to snag two skeins in the light blue color. The exact color I wanted! I am so HAPPY I bought this yarn. It is so soft and the yarn runs thru your hook like butter. It is exceptionally easy to work with, and I love that this yarn can be used for a number of different projects.
I decided to make a scarf with this new velvet yarn because I loved the idea of having velvet wrapped around my neck on those cold mornings. It’s not scratchy and stiff like some wool can be. With 315 yards in the skein, I knew I could get a nice sized scarf out of it too. If you haven’t tried this yarn, do it! You won’t be disappointed.
I hope you enjoy the Hopewell Scarf. It is crocheted with basic stitches and works up exceptionally fast. Oh, and I also have a matching beanie in the works, so be on the lookout for that too!
The Hopewell Scarf Pattern
1 Skein of Bernat Velvet yarn. The color in the photos is Chilled Blue.
6.5mm Crochet Hook
Single Crochet (sc)
Half Double Crochet (hdc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Finished measurements of the scarf are approx. 70″ (L) x 8″ (W).
Row 1 – Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (21)
Row 2 – Ch.1 (counts as a sc) turn, (hdc,dc) in the first st, sk next two stitches, (sc,hdc,dc) in the next st. *sk next two stitches, (sc,hdc,dc) in the next* Repeat *til there are two stitches left. Skip last two stitches, dc in turning ch of previous row. (21)
Repeat Row 2 until you reach the end of the skein. If you would like to add fringe to your scarf, make sure you leave enough yarn to do so. For reference, I made each strand roughly 16′ long and had four strands in each section. If you would like to know how to add fringe to your scarf, you can watch a tutorial HERE.
Thank you so much for following along with this pattern. I hope this scarf keeps you nice and warm though the chilly months! Make sure to look for the matching Hopewell Beanie in the next few weeks!