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Celtic Weave Crochet Scarf Pattern

My versatile crochet scarf pattern has been thoughtfully designed to suit children and both men and women.

The two-row repeat of the Celtic Weave crochet stitch allows you to tailor this scarf to any length and depending on your yarn colour choices, complement both male and female styles.  The choice of adding an optional fringe provides an extra touch of personalization.

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montage of three photos showing a crochet scarf worn in different ways

Fed up of using basic crochet stitches and want to try something different?

If you’re looking to add a new stitch to your skills, the Celtic Weave stitch is just what you need.  It is an advanced crochet stitch but it is easy to work and the pattern repeat is easy to remember.  Pair that with no increases and decreases for this scarf, it’s the perfect pattern to practise your skills.

crochet scarf worked in a Celtic Weave stitch with a fringe

Why you’ll love crocheting this scarf

Aesthetic Appeal – the Celtic weave stitch creates a textured and intricate pattern that adds a unique and visually interesting element to this scarf, making it stand out from more common crochet stitches.
Challenge and Skill Building – this stitch is more complex than basic crochet stitches, making it a great choice for you to challenge your skills and practise a new technique.
Warmth and Thickness: The weave created by this stitch is dense, providing extra warmth and making it perfect for your colder weather accessories. You’ll be warm and cozy!

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Design Inspiration

I needed a gift that would be quick to work up and would be suitable for men or women.  To make it that little bit extra special I decided rather than using double/half double crochet I wanted to test different stitch patterns to give it a unique feel.

It’s a gift for the colder months so the scarf needed to have a good thickness and the Celtic weave crochet stitch fit perfectly.  I’m really pleased with the overall effect!

A close up of the Celtic Weave crochet stitch
Celtic Weave Crochet Stitch

How the pattern is worked

  • This crochet scarf is worked flat in rows from the bottom up.
  • The optional fringe is added at the end.
  • The Celtic Weave stitch is made from crocheting around the post of stitches (front post on one row and back post on another).  The stitches are crocheted ‘out of order’ so they cross each other.  This is achieved by skipping stitches and going back to work in the skipped stitches (this is a similar technique to my braided cable hot water bottle cover).  This stitch is worked in a repeating 2-row pattern.

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Yarn

James C Brett Marble DK is a premium acrylic yarn that is machine washable and gentle against delicate skin.  It’s available in 7 shades.

It gives a lovely texture and shows fab definition for the Celtic weave stitch used in this crochet scarf pattern.

Care InstructionsDo Not Iron, Do Not Tumble Dry, Dry Clean – A, Machine Wash – Wool Wash – 40°C
Fibre(s)Acrylic
FormatBall
Length (m)268
Tension22 stitches, 28 rows to 10cm on 4mm needles
Ball Weight100g

You can use any DK yarn to get the same finished result.

Montage of 4 photos showing different ways to wear a crochet scarf

Pattern Notes

  • This pattern is written in UK and US Crochet Terms.
  • The Celtic Weave crochet stitch is worked in multiples of 4.
  • This crochet scarf pattern uses a larger hook than recommended for the yarn as I found it gives a better stitch definition.
  • Chain 2 counts as a UK treble / US double (turning chain).
  • For a shorter length for a child’s scarf, reduce the rows in multiples of 2.
  • When working the back post stitches and working in the skipped stitches, these stitches are tucked away under the first set of back post stitches you made.
The skipped stitches for the Celtic Weave are hidden behind the worked stitches
  • When working through the back of the post, you might find it easier to hold your crochet so your work looks upside down.
  • All front post rows the dominant stitches lean to the left
  • All back post rows the dominant stitches lean to the right
  • Optional fringe uses 2 lengths in each stitch

Level

Easy

Materials

  • H-8 / 5mm Crochet Hook
  • 300g James C Brett Marble DK in shade 33  OR any DK yarn that meets gauge
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
crochet scarf using the Celtic Weave crochet stitch styled on a mannequin
Crochet scarf without the optional fringe

Stitches and Abbreviations

UK Crochet TermsUS Crochet Terms
Treble Crochet (tr)Double Crochet (dc)
Front Post Double Treble (fpdtr) – yarn over two times, just as you would for a standard double treble crochet. Instead of inserting the hook at the top of the stitch, go between the double crochet “posts” from the front of your work. Finish the double treble crochet as usual.Front Post Treble (fptr) –  yarn over two times, just as you would for a standard treble crochet. Instead of inserting the hook at the top of the stitch, go between the double crochet “posts” from the front of your work. Finish the treble crochet as usual.
Back Post Double Treble (bpdtr) – yarn over two times, then insert the hook so it goes under the post on the back of your work. Finish the double treble crochet as usual.Back Post Treble (bptr) – yarn over two times, then insert the hook so it goes under the post on the back of your work. Finish the treble crochet as usual.
  • Ch/s = chain/s
  • St = stitch
  • Sk = skipped
  • Ea = each

Gauge

8 rows and 10 stitches front post/back post stitches = 10cm X 10cm

Measurements

19 cm (W) X 164 cm (L) excluding tassels

Tassels 7cm after trimming

Total length 171 cm (including tassels)

A crochet scarf worked in the Celtic Weave stitch is laid out flat

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Crochet Scarf Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Ch 36

Row 1: tr in 3rd ch from the hook, tr in all remaining chs, ch2, turn (34 tr)

Row 2: tr in next st *sk2, fpdtr in the next 2 sts, fpdtr first sk st, fpdtr next sk st*, rep from * until you have 2 sts left, tr in the last 2 sts, ch2, turn.

Row 3: tr in next st, bpdtr in the next 2sts, *sk2, bpdtr in the next 2 sts, bpdtr first sk st, bpdtr next sk st*, rep from * until you have 4sts left, bpdtr next 2sts, tr in the last 2 sts, turn.

Rows 2 and 3 complete pattern sequence

Rep rows 2 and 3 until scarf measures 152cm (a total of 117 rows)

Final row: tr in ea st across.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

A scarf crocheted in the Celtic Weave stitch is styled in different ways

Crochet Scarf Instructions US Crochet Terms

Ch 36

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from the hook, dc in all remaining chs, ch2, turn (34 dc)

Row 2: dc in next st *sk2, fptr in the next 2 sts, fptr first sk st, fptr next sk st*, rep from * until you have 2 sts left, dc in the last 2 sts, ch2, turn.

Row 3: dc in next st, bptr in the next 2sts, *sk2, bptr in the next 2 sts, bptr first sk st, bptr next sk st*, rep from * until you have 4sts left, bptr next 2sts, dc in the last 2 sts, turn.

Rows 2 and 3 complete pattern sequence

Rep rows 2 and 3 until scarf measures 152cm

Final row: dc in ea st across.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

A crochet scarf is laid out in a zig zag

Optional Fringe

Cut 140 lengths of 8”

Insert your hook into the first stitch, take one length and fold in half.  Loop over the hook and pull the hook through the stitch and pull the ends through the loop as if you are fastening off.  Pull it tight to secure.  Repeat the same process in the same stitch.

Repeat in each stitch to the end.

Trim ends so they are all the same length by laying the fringe on a flat surface.

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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