Today I am so excited to share with you the FREE crochet pattern for the Striped Snarf Scarf! This pattern is a crochet version of a knit Snarf Scarf that I designed in 2021.
The Striped Snarf Scarf is a dog scarf that was inspired by our latest addition to our family: Moxxi! We adopted her in 2021 and she makes the funniest sound when she gets a treat. It sounds like a big “SNARF!” Since we hadn’t had a little girl dog for ages, we decided that she needed a little wardrobe – hence, the Snarf Scarf was born!
You’ll notice that there aren’t any pictures of her actually wearing the Striped Snarf Scarf, though. Since she’s still a pup, her tendency is to eat the scarf, rather than model it. So, her big brother Bucket is the model for the pictures. 🙂
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About the Striped Snarf Scarf
The Snarf Scarf is triangular in shape and uses very little yarn; therefore it would be a great stash diving project. It uses DK weight yarn with only one color at a time, works up in just a couple hours and is completely customizable to the size of your critter. Bucket and Moxxi are both medium size dogs and the scarf fits them as the pattern is written. However, if you have a very large dog, you just continue repeating until it’s the right size; or, if you have a smaller critter, you can stop the repeats when the size is right.
About the yarn
The yarn used is from King Cole’s “Cherished Baby Double Knitting” yarn. It’s a dream to work with, is super soft and has approximately 262 yards in each skein. So, you can make lots of snarf scarves with just a couple skeins!
This pattern is an EASY project. Therefore, a beginner could try this out, too. This pattern has been tested – thank you to all my lovely testers!
- King Cole Cherished baby double knitting (100% Low-Pilling Acrylic; 262 yds / 240 m; 100g; #3 / dk weight) yarn in colors: Main Color (Red): 40 yds / 37 m and Contrast Color (White): 18 yds / 17 m (To find your local store that stocks King Cole yarns, here is the stockist finder link; Or, if you need to shop online, here is LoveCrafts link)
- G+ / 4.5mm crochet hook (My favorite is Furls!)
- Lockable stitch marker (optional)
- Tapestry needle
- Measuring tape
25” x 5” / 64 cm x 13 cm (to fit a critter with a 16” – 18” / 41 cm x 46 cm neck) Directions are written to customize to your own critter
5 pattern repeats = 4″ or 10 cm (Gauge isn’t critical with this project)
Stitches & Abbreviations Used
(Pattern is written in US terms):
- BLO: Back loop only
- CC: Contrast color
- Ch: Chain
- Ea: Each
- Hdc: Half double crochet
- Hdc2tog: Half double crochet 2 together
- MC: Main color
- Rep: Repeat
- RS: Right side
- Sc: Single crochet
- Sc2tog: Single crochet 2 together
- St (s): Stitch (es)
- Tch: Turning chain
- WS: Wrong side
- Ch 1 and ch 2 at the beginning of rows do not count as a stitch
- When beginning the body of the scarf, use a lockable stitch marker to mark the right side of your work
- Do not cut yarn; instead the yarn will be carried facing the WS with each row worked; when completing a row, give the carried yarn a small tug, but be careful not to pull too tight
- When working the body of the scarf, each RS row will have an even number of stitches and each WS row will have an odd number of stitches
- The tie straps are written to measure 6” / 15 cm on each side, but feel free to add or subtract length as needed for your critter
Directions for Striped Snarf Scarf:
Before beginning the project, measure your critter’s neck and then subtract 3” / 7.6 cm (this will be the size of the body of the scarf). Then divide that number by 2 (that will be the halfway measurement for the body of the scarf).
First tie strap:
With MC, ch 4
- Row 1: In third ch from hook, work 1 hdc and in next ch; ch 2, turn
- Row 2: 1 hdc in first st, 1 hdc in next st and 1 hdc in top of tch; ch 2, turn (3 hdc)
- Row 3: 1 hdc in first st and in ea st across (do not work tch); ch 2, turn (3 hdc)
Rep row 3 until piece measures approximately 6” / 15 cm or your desired length
Body of scarf:
Increase rows (Each row increases by one stitch)
- Row 1 (RS) MC: 1 hdc in BLO in ea st across, 2 hdc in BLO of last st
- Row 2 (WS) CC: ch 1, turn; 2 sc in first st and 1 sc in ea st across
- Row 3 MC: Ch 2, turn; 1 hdc in BLO in ea st across, 2 hdc in BLO of last st
Rep rows 2-3 until the piece measures 6” / 15 cm or to the halfway point of your body of scarf measurement ending with completion of WS row
Decrease rows (Each row decreases by one stitch)
- Row 1 (RS) MC: Ch 2, turn; 1 hdc in BLO in first st and in ea st across to last 3 sts, 1 hdc2tog in BLO, 1 hdc in BLO
- Row 2 (WS) CC: Ch 1, turn; 1 sc in first st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in ea st across
- Rep rows 1-2 until 5 sts remain; cut CC
- Rep row 1 once more
- Next row (WS): Ch 1, turn; 1 sc in first st, 1 sc2tog, 1 sc in next st; ch 2, turn (3 sc)
Second tie strap:
Rep row 3 of First tie strap until piece measures 6” / 15 cm or your desired length ending with completion of RS row, do not turn
For this section of the pattern you will be working on the RS down the tie strap and the bottom of the scarf
- Ch 1, evenly work sc down to the “point” of the triangular bottom of the scarf
- At the “point” work 3 sc in the same st
- Continue evenly working sc up to the end of the bottom section (where the beginning ch and 3 hdc are located)
- Ch 1, work 1 sc in ea of the 3 beginning sts; fasten off and weave in ends.
Give to your critter, take pictures and tag me at #handmadebystacyj and @handmadebystacyj
If you like to knit, check out the original Holiday Snarf Scarf
Wishing you a happy, snarfy kind of day with lots of yarn (and snacks)!
This pattern is copyright 2022 Handmade by Stacy J. Please do not duplicate or copy any portion of this pattern, as well as photographs. You are encouraged to share images of your final product and are allowed to sell final products; If you sell your final product, I just ask that you please purchase the ad-free pdf and credit Handmade by Stacy J as the designer. Thank you!