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Crochet Triangle Scarf a Photo Tutorial

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This granny triangle scarf is an easy, beginner friendly crochet pattern. I love how simple stitches pair with colorful yarns for a beautiful result.

I was itching to use Hobby Lobby’s Painted Canyon colorway and I think it worked up lovely in this pattern. The self striping yarns are such a breeze to work with-no color planning, less ends to weave = win, win!

This pattern will give you the triangle scarf size pictured: 23.5″ deep by 50″ long. You can continue the pattern to increase your triangle to a full shawl size.

picture of woman wearing crochet triangle scarf

For this scarf I use 3 skeins of Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn in Painted Canyon. I think adding another two skeins (with this gauge and hook) would create a comfortable sized shawl. These granny triangle scarves are so easy to add on to!

I chose to add tassels on my corners, but you could add fringe along the edges or leave it off entirely. Isn’t that the beauty of crochet-customizing it to your liking.

I love how this colorful triangle scarf pairs with the simplicity of a white top. It’s great when the weather is cool in the morning, but you know it’ll be warm by afternoon.

picture of colorful triangle scarf back

It’s so much fun crocheting with these self striping yarns. I love working through the skeins to see how those colors play out. I don’t know if I could combine colors so well myself.

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Materials

#4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in 3 skeins of I Love This Yarn in Painted Canyon (100% acrylic, 252 yds/230m, 5oz/142g)

5mm (H) hook*, love my Clover Amours.

Yarn needle for weaving in ends, scissors.

If you’d like to add fringe, I did a little photo tutorial on my Veneto Fringed Scarf pattern.

Gauge

14 dc x 8 rows = 4″/10cm x 4″/10cm

Notes

  1. Ch 3 counts as a double crochet, you can also use a ch 3 alternative.
  2. Ch 4 counts as a double crochet + chain 1.
  3. The step by step photo tutorial is below. Once you get the triangle started it’s a one row repeat (step 19).

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

ch-chain

dc-double crochet

sl st-slip stitch

granny-a cluster of 3 double crochets

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Granny Triangle Photo Tutorial

Colorful crochet scarf in granny triangle.

How to Crochet a Granny Triangle Scarf

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

Learn how to crochet a granny triangle scarf. Add chunky tassels or fringe for lots of pop on this crochet triangle scarf.

Materials

  • #4 medium worsted weight yarn, pictured in 3 skeins of I Love This Yarn in Painted Canyon (100% acrylic, 252 yds/230m, 5oz/142g)

Tools

  • 5mm (H) hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Ch 3 for triangle scarf.Ch 3
  2. Needle in 3rd chain for circle.Slip stitch to 1st ch to make a circle.
  3. Ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1), In the circle you formed: 3dc,3 double crochets granny stitch.
  4. ch 2 (this will be the bottom tip of your scarf), Ch 1 next.
  5. Round 1 of granny triangle.3dc,
  6. Triangle granny stitch tutorial.ch 1, dc, this completes your first row (2 grannies & 2 dcs),
  7. Row 2 start of triangle scarf.turn your work and begin row 2: ch 4 (counts as a dc + ch 1)
  8. Next 3 double crochets in triangle scarf.Into the 1st ch 1 space from the previous row: 3dc, ch 1,
  9. Tip of triangle scarf.in the ch 2 tip space: 3dc, ch 2,
  10. Second side of row 2 triangle scarf.Into the same ch 2 space: 3dc, ch 1,
  11. Green needle marks last stitch on triangle scarf.In the last ch 1 space from the previous row: 3 dc, ch 1, (green yarn needle marks the top of the ch 3 from the previous row, this is where you will do the next step)
  12. End row 2 with double crochet.dc in top of ch 3, turn. (This is row 2 and it has 4 grannies and 2 dcs)
  13. Start row 3 with chain 4.Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1),
  14. Next granny of double crochets.In first ch 1 space of previous row: 3 dc, ch 1,
  15. 3 double crochet in chain 1 space.3dc, ch 1 in the next ch 1 space from the previous row,
  16. Continue to add 3 double crochets in chain 1 spaces.for the tip in ch 2 space: 3dc, ch 2, 3dc, ch 1,
  17. Crochet around tip to other side.in next ch 1 spc: 3dc, ch 1,
  18. Row 3 complete on triangle scarf.in last ch spc: 3dc, ch 1, then place a dc in the 3rd ch of ch 4 and turn. (Row 3: 6 grannies, 2dcs)
  19. Rows 4-33:Through row 4 of triangle scarf crochet tutorial.Continue to repeat: Ch 4 (counts as dc + ch 1), *{3dc, ch 1 in next ch 1 spc}, repeat from * until the ch 2 spc (tip), then *{3dc, ch 2, 3dc in the ch 2 spc of the tip, ch 1}, then continue to repeat *{3dc, ch 1} in each ch 1 spc, dc in 3rd ch of ch 4, turn. (Row 4: 8 grannies & 2 dcs, Row 5: 10 grannies & 2 dcs, Row 6: 12 grannies & 2dcs… Row 33: 66 grannies & 2 dcs) Each row will increase by 2 grannies.Small granny triangle forming.

    Finish off by weaving in ends and trimming any excess.
  20. Tassels:

    For the tassels I cut about 24 pieces yarn 12″ long for each corner. I laid one longer piece of yarn out and placed the 24 pieces of yarn on it, then used the single piece to tie a knot and secure the yarn together in the center. I threaded the tied end up to tie it on to the scarf. Then I used the other end to wrap around the top of the tassel to form the bulb.

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