Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

The Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf free pattern is an easy pattern made entirely of double crochet stitches.  It has an easy row repeat so it’s perfect for crocheting while unwinding in the evenings.  This is a one skein crochet project that works up super quickly so it’s perfect for quick gifts.

This triangular scarf pattern is perfect for beginners and looks great with color-changing cake yarns or different yarns from your favorite indie dyers.

Be sure to check out the note section to learn how to easily make a larger scarf with this pattern.

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Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf on mannequin

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I was gifted a single Caron Chunky Cake for Christmas from family members in the color way Blue Moon.  I fell in love with the color and couldn’t wait to use it but I couldn’t find any crochet patterns that used just a single skein.

So I decided that I would make one myself!  I wanted to make a pattern that could easily be used as a crochet shawl pattern or scarf pattern that used basic stitches so it would work up quickly.

While I was worried whether I’d have enough yarn or not, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I was able to get a triangle scarf that was big and cozy out of just a single cake.

.I had enough yarn that I was able to add some fun tassels to each corner of my project.

Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf draped over shoulders of a mannequin

How big should a triangle scarf be?

That depends on your personal preference. This scarf is 50″ across the top of the scarf and 22″ long/wide, measured down the middle and to me, that’s the perfect size. (see image below).

However, I’ve designed this project so you can easily adjust its size and try it on as you go so that you can make crochet triangle scarves the exact size you want them to be.

Girl holding Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf

How do you wrap a triangle scarf?

  1. Hold the scarf out in front of you with the center point pointing down. 
  2. Take the two top points and bring them around behind your neck, bringing the right side to the left and the left side to your right.
  3. Now pull each side until the scarf lays across your chest the way you’d like and you’re able to tuck the ends under the front of the scarf.  Alternatively, you can tuck the ends up through the opening at the neck and under the front of the scarf.

Can I use a different yarn to make this pattern?

Absolutely!

This is the perfect pattern for being able to sub in your favorite yarn.  You can use a thinner yarn and smaller hook to make a lacy shawl or use a tonal yarn and let the beauty of the yarn shine.  It’s all up to you!

If this is your first triangle shawl / scarf and you have another yarn you’d like to use, i’d recommend using the suggested hook size on the yarn label for the yarn you want to use.

Just keep in mind that when you make a change in yarn and hook size, it will affect how much yarn you use and you will need to do more repeats of the increase row (Row 5) until you get a scarf that’s the size you prefer.

Disclaimer

Feel free to sell the finished product created with this triangle scarf free crochet pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com.  Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own patterns or design.  Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.  This pattern is for personal use only. 

blue Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf being worn by a mannequin

Skill Level:

  • Beginner

Terminology: 

  • US Terms

Supplies:


Abbreviations:
(Click to the links view a photo and video tutorial for that stitch)

Finished Size:

  • Approx. 50 inches across the top (not including tassels) x 22 inches wide in the center point (not including tassels).

Gauge:

  • 8 sts across x 3.5 rows = 4” square

NOTES:

  • Gauge is not vital to this project however, by not matching gauge, it will affect the size of your project and the amount of yarn used.

  • This scarf is worked from the bottom point to the top of the scarf so that it is easy to adjust the size to your preference. To adjust the size of the scarf, repeat Row 5 until you have reached your desired size and then finish with Row 32’s instructions.

  • The CH 3 turning chain at the beginning of each row counts as a stitch. Placing a stitch marker in the top of the CH 3 can help identify the top of the chain for when you work into it at the end of the next row.

  • Stitch counts in the brackets at the end of a row tell you how many Granny Clusters you should have at the end of each row. 2 GCs = 2 Granny Clusters made of 3 DC stitches each.

  • Not keen on doing the Magic Circle? Substitute a CH 4 and work your first Row stitches in the 4th ch from the hook.

  • Helpful tutorials:


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Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Row 1: Make a MC and DC 3 into the MC.  (1 GC)


Row 2: CH 3 and turn.  DC 2 in the first stitch (ST). SK 1 ST, DC 3 in the last ST.  (2 GCs)


Row 3: CH 3 and turn. DC 2 in the first ST, SK 2 STs and DC 3 in the space between the GCs from the previous row.  SK 2 STs, DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  (3 GCs)

close up of texture of the once in a blue moon triangle scarf

Row 4: CH 3 and turn. DC  2 in the first ST.  SK 2 STs, DC 3 in each of the next 2 spaces between the GCs from the previous row.  SK 2 STs and DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  (4 GCs)


Row 5:  CH 3 and turn.  DC 2 in the first ST.  SK 2 STs and DC 3 in each space between the GCs from the previous row across.  DC 3 in the top of the CH 3 from the previous row.  (5 GCs)


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Rows 6 – 31: Repeat Row 5.


Row 32: CH 1 and turn. SC in each ST and space between GCs across the top of the piece. (123)


FO and weave in ends.




Tassels: (Make 3)

Wrap the yarn around a piece of cardboard 4” wide (of a tassel maker), approximately 20 times. 

Tie the top of the tassel with another piece of yarn to secure it (ensuring that it is long enough to attach it to the scarf.  I used an 8” piece).

Cut one side of the yarn that’s wrapped around the cardboard and remove the yarn from the cardboard.  Take another length of yarn and wrap it around the top of the tassel 8 to 10 times tightly. 

Tie a knot and bury the end inside the tassel.   Trim the tassel ends evenly. 

Attach a tassel to each point of the scarf securely.

Close up of chunky tassels on the tip of this triangle scarf free crochet pattern

I’d love to see your finished triangle scarves made with my Once in a Blue Moon free crochet triangle scarf pattern! Share your scarves with me on social media by tagging me @theloopylamb or using #theloopylamb in your posts.

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Looking for some other great free crochet patterns? Check out my Ava Cowl, Heather Super Scarf, Crochet Tartan Cowl, Tweedy Pocket Scarf, and Juneau Blues Beanie.

blue Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf being worn by a mannquin

6 thoughts on “Once in a Blue Moon Triangle Scarf Free Crochet Pattern”

  1. Love your pattern and talk about perfect timing! I’m trying to clean up my craft room and found one if the chunky cakes, not the same colour but now I know exactly what to make with it. ♥️ Thank you for sharing your passion and pattern.

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    • Thank you Laurie-Ann! I’m so glad you like it. Isn’t that a great feeling when you find a pattern for that single skein of yarn you forgot you had? Hopefully you’ll share a picture of your finished project. 🙂

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  2. Thank you for being part of the WINTER FASHION BLOG HOP! This is a really gorgeous work of art! I need to look for the yarn or something similiar. Thanks again for a beautiful scarf-shawl! Amanda

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