Yes, you can crochet this beautiful long multi-color scarf without ever changing the yarn!
It’s planned color pooling with variegated yarn, the popular technique that’s gone viral in the crochet world. It’s been fabulous that we’ve had so many kinds of variegated yarns on the market and now, we have many more exciting and innovative ways to use them.
This planned pooling crochet phenomena started not too long ago and you may have noticed suddenly that everywhere on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook there were scarves and other crochet items fashioned in mesmerizing, one-of-a-kind argyle motifs and typically using the moss stitch (a.k.a. granite stitch).
Now as time goes by, the crochet patterns using this technique have become numerous and there’s so much to choose from. Here’s a wonderful scarf that’s a variation on that theme using a different stitch and a slightly different pattern that you might want to add this one to your list of projects for gift giving. Or for that matter, to add to your own wardrobe!
This is a free pattern, too! It’s by crochet designer and blogger Kinga Erdem of My Hobby Is Crochet. She’s truly gone the extra mile and given us not only a beautiful pattern but a detailed and easy to follow photo tutorial and some graphs that will enable you to learn to use the stitches to create the necessary tension to produce this beautiful pattern.
You’ll get all the details you need including which specific types of variated yarn work best for this pattern. Also if you’re new to planned color pooling, she links you to some of the finest resources on the Internet that will quickly get you up to speed.
Likewise for the crochet stitch that’s used in the pattern — the Crochet Royal Ridge Stitch — she’s linked to an excellent YouTube video tutorial (which also has a left-hand version).
And if you’re curious to learn more about planned color pooling and the argyle pattern you enjoy learning from videos, you can check out one of the best tutorials out there. It’s by Glamour4You and you can watch it below.
You can also check out her blog for more instruction and resources by clicking here.
Also, author, crochet designer, and instructor Marly Bird has created an excellent series that will give you an overview and a primer on creating the argyle pattern using this technique.
You can see the full play list of YouTube videos below!
And while you’re here do check out some more free patterns for DIY accessories, including scarves and ponchos, hats and more that we’ve previously featured at Crochet Maze. Links are below!
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