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Berries & Hedges Crochet Scarf

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A close up picture of a 3-d crochet stitches in a mint green and purple. The stitches look similar to a raspberry and lean to the left on one row and then lean right on the next row in this crochet scarf.

I’m excited to finally share the Berries & Heads Crochet Scarf with the crochet community! I had to keep this secret since last year, and it’s been fun seeing each unique section as the Traveling Earth Scarf 2023 has literally traveled.

The Berries & Hedges crochet scarf might look similar to the Berry Cozy Cowl because it uses the same stitch, but in different weights. I love how quickly chunky yarn works up, but love the detail more with thinner yarns, and this crochet scarf gives oodles of detail and squish.

The details of the cluster stitches get to shine by working with two colors of yarn, but one can choose one or five colors of yarn to make their version of this crochet scarf.

You may be wondering, “Why Berries & Hedges?”

Once I decided to use the embossed wedge stitch, and the lovely colors that were provided to me by Serendipitous Wool (more about the yarn below), it reminded me of my childhood.

I’m fortunate to visit my childhood home where you can find wild blackberries growing each year. As a kid, I would pick berries with my mom and dad to enjoy. Some years offered more than others, as the deers enjoyed them too. I appreciate each visit to my parents’ home, especially when I get to drop off my kiddos with them, and take a moment to notice how the neighborhood has maintained it’s charm with a few changes in landscaping or house paint, but the quietness and occasional wild animal sighting remains unchanged.

Yarn

For this crochet scarf, Shobha of Serendipitous Wool provided two mini skeins of Mata, a 100% superwash merino worsted weight yarn. These mini skeins are 20 grams and 43 yards, which is a fun way to create a colorful crochet project. I had no idea what colors I was going to receive, so I was ecstatic to discover that I was sent Sweet Mint and Ravana, a lovely shade of purple.

If you’re not familiar with using animal fiber, a mini skein is a great introduction. Superwash merino is soft, smooth, and easy to work with for a variety of projects.

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Traveling Earth Scarf

This is a year-long mystery crochet along organized by Serendipitous Wool. On the second Friday of each month, a new section is revealed along side the colors. It’s truly a mystery!

Follow Shobha @serendiptioswool #TEScarf2023, and the other designers to see the previous and upcoming sections of this MCAL.

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MATERIALS

  • Serendipitous Wool Mata Mini, Medium weight #4 yarn (100% SW merino; 43 yds/ 39m; 20g skein): 
    • MC: Sweet Mint x 1 skein
    • CC: Ravana x 1 skein
  • US Size G/ (4.00 mm) crochet hook. I used a Furls Crochet Streamline. 
  • Scissors
  • Yarn Needle
  • Stitch Markers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Blocking board and pins

GAUGE

4.5 sts x 1.5 rows = 1″x 1″ [2.5 cm x 2.5 cm]

18 sts x 6 rows = 4″ x 4″ [10 cm x 10 cm]

FINISHED SIZE(S)

This section: 16″ wide x 7″ tall [approx. 41 cm x 18 cm]

PATTERN KEY

Ch: chain

Cl: cluster

Fpdc: front post double crochet

Fpdtr: front post double treble crochet

Fptr: front post treble crochet

Hdc: half double crochet

Rep: repeat

Sk: skip

St(s): stitch(es)

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

Cluster: (fpdc, fptr, fpdtr) around indicated st

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms.
  • Read entire pattern before beginning.
  • Ch 2 counts as hdc throughout the pattern unless otherwise noted.
  • It may help to place a stitch marker in every 4th st after completing the first 2 hdc of Row 2.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Row 1: Continuing the Traveling Scarf, attach MC in first st, ch 1, hdc in same st, hdc in each st, turn. 60 hdc

Note: if starting with this section of the scarf, ch 62, then hdc in 3rd ch from hook , hdc in each ch, turn

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 3rd hdc of row below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 more times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 3 sts, change to CC, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl

Row 4: With CC, ch 2, hdc in next 2 sts, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 2 sts, turn. 18 hdc, 14 cl

Row 5: Ch 2, hdc in next st, cl around post of 2nd hdc below, *sk 3 sts on current row and row below**, hdc in next st, cl around post of hdc below, rep from * 12 times and end last rep at **, hdc in last 3 sts, change to MC, turn.  18 hdc, 14 cl

Rows 6-7: With MC, rep Rows 4-5, change to CC after Row 7, turn. 

Rows 8-9: With CC, rep Rows 4-5, change to MC after Row 9, FO CC, turn.

Note: Continue alternating every 2 rows if you have more yarn and want a taller section, then move to Row 12 once desired length is met.

Row 10: With MC, rep Row 4, change to CC, turn.

Row 11: With CC, rep Row 5, turn.

Row 12: Ch 1, sc in each st, FO. 60 sc

Finishing

Sew in all ends, trim excess.

Block to the same width as previous section.

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A close up image of the Berries & Hedges Crochet Scarf section made of purple and light green yarn. The crochet scarf has stitches that lean to the left in a group of three.

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19 Responses

    1. Aww, thank you, Patty! I appreciate that. I will be thrilled and grateful if the next year offers half of what I’ve been presented this year. 🙂

  1. I am so excited to add this section to the scarf. The texture is amazing, I can’t wait! (Btw, Happy Birthday!!)

    1. Isn’t the scarf just fabulous?? I feel grateful to have been invited to contribute and share the pattern with you and the fiber community.

    1. Thank you Suzanne! I appreciate you being a part of the community. By the way, you’re the first selected winner!

  2. Happy Birthday Courney
    Your berries and hedges scarf is unique and the stitches are fabulous…very pretty

  3. The Berries & Hedges reminds me of when I was growing up. My grandmother had pecan trees. We used to climb them when we were little. The house I live in had a cherry tree and apple trees. The cherry tree is gone, but the two apple trees remain. Sometimes, we have a good year with the apples.

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