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Solstice Scarf: A Free Crochet Pattern

Make your own cozy scarf this season with the free crochet pattern for the Solstice Scarf. This elegant and warm scarf is made with Lion Brand Wool-ease, a blend of 20% wool and 80% acrylic that lends it a wonderful stretchy quality and a slight fuzzy haze. Whether you make it in a neutral tone or show off some vibrant colors, you’ll love wearing this scarf all winter long!

A woman stands against a backdrop of a stone facade, wearing a black shirt and a white crocheted scarf.

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This scarf can be made with any heavy worsted or aran weight yarn if you would like (be sure to check your gauge and make adjustments if needed by changing your tension or hook size).

To create a super stretchy ribbed fabric that is also reversible, this pattern uses half double crochet in the third loop (sometimes called the “camel stitch”). When half double crochet stitches are worked, there is a “third” loop that is created in the back of the stitch – crocheting into this loop creates the special knit-look texture.

A crochet hook inserted into the third loop of a half double crochet stitch.
Here, the row of half double crochet stitches is shown from the “wrong” side. The stitch marker shows the top loop of the half double crochet. The hook is inserted into the third loop.

Solstice Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

By Candice Lynn

Skill Level


Yarn Size

Size 5, Bulky


2 skein(s) (3oz / 85g, 197 yds / 180m) of Lion Brand Wool-ease (80% acrylic, 20% wool), size 4  

crochet hook

yarn needle 


stitch markers


4 ” (10 cm) = 14 stitches and 10 rows in half double crochet in the third loop. If necessary, change hook size to obtain the correct gauge (tension). 


Adult – One Size Fits Most

Finished dimensions

7 “ wide and 60 “ long  (18cm wide and 153cm long)

Pattern Notes

This pattern uses US crochet terms.

The scarf is worked lengthwise, in turned rows. 

The knit-look stitch pattern is created by using the technique of  half double crochet in the third loop (sometimes called “camel stitch”) to create a super stretchy ribbed fabric. When half double crochet stitches are worked, there is a “third” loop that is created in the back of the stitch – crocheting into this loop creates the special texture.

The two chains at the beginning of each row (the “turning chain”) are not counted as a stitch. Be sure to crochet into the turning chain at the end of each row, and include the turning chains when you are counting your stitches. (See “How to Crochet Straight Edges Every Time” for more information.)

I suggest using stitch markers to make counting the long starting chain and long rows easier. You may want to place a stitch marker every 10 to 20 stitches to help you keep count.

Due to the length and number of stitches, the finished scarf will have some stretch. 

Special Stitches

Half double crochet (hdc) in the third loop: Yarn over, insert hook into the third loop of the hdc stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over and pull through all three loops on the hook.


hdc = half double crochet

ch = chain

st = stitch

sts = stitches


Chain 201

Row 1: Hdc into the third chain from the hook, and then in each chain to the end of the row – 200 hdc

Row 2: Chain 2, turn. Skip the first stitch. Hdc in the third loop of the next stitch, and in every stitch to the end of the row – 200 hdc in the third loop.

Rows 3 through 17: Repeat row 2

Row 18: Repeat row 2, then fasten off.

Finishing: Weave in any loose ends with a yarn needle.

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You may also like the other patterns in the Solstice series: Solstice Hat, Solstice Mittens, and Solstice Fingerless Mitts.

© 2022 by Candice Lynn (Crochet Confidential). This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You are free to sell the items you make with this pattern. Do not distribute this pattern or the photos in any form — if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link:  crochetconfidential.com/solstice-scarf-a-free-crochet-pattern/ Thank you for your support!

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