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How to Crochet the Frosty Trellis Scarf

Updated: Apr 5, 2022

In my last post I shared with you how to crochet the "Winter Trellis Beanie" and today I am going to share with you how to crochet the matching scarf! The fun thing is that if you already made the beanie then you pretty much already know how to make the scarf!

Like the beanie, this scarf uses the Marshmallow Shell Stitch and works up surprisingly quick once you have the rhythm of the stitch down! I absolutely adore how this stitch gives you the feel of a trellis! It is such a neat design!

Testers commented that they enjoyed this pattern and that it worked up easily. Here are some photos that they shared!

In this first photo tester, Deirdre Lynn Bell Walker did a Harry Potter Hufflepuff color scheme and made hers a little wider. She did three rows in black and 4 rows in gold to get this look.

Tester Ilene Bieleski finished hers off with shells instead of fringe and it came out quite classy!

Tester Margie Leverette tried out the small shawl size option on the pattern and it came out quite beautifully and could also easily double as a baby blanket!

It turns out that this pattern works quite well if you are also learning to color pool! Tester Stephanie Manning showed us a sneak peek at how this pattern looks when using variegated yarn! The yarn she used came out with a pooling effect that she did not plan!

The pooling just happened but I am glad it did because I would have never thought of this! As soon as she finishes this project with the variegated yarn I will ask her if we can show everyone the final results!

If you find that you love this pattern as much as myself and my testing team and would like a downloadable pdf ad-free pattern that you can print off, you can grab this pattern from my Etsy or Ravelry Shop!

Ok, let's get to the details of this pattern now! The original scarf in the cover photo of this post is approximately 7 inches wide and 70 inches long without the fringe and 79 inches long with the fringe.

You can easily go up/down a hook size if you want it larger/smaller as well as adjust the number of rows/beginning chains via the info in the gauge section. The gauge info is as follows:

  • Multiples of 4 + 1

  • Each additional ch 4 adds 1 more fan (see stitch key) to the row which adds approximately one more inch to the width (you can also view the fans in Box D & F on the last page)

  • Two rows (rows 2 & 3) are the repeat rows and equals approximately an inch and a half in length

As I briefly mentioned above I have also included the details for if you want to try this as a shawl (and/or even a baby blanket) by simply adjusting the beginning chain for the width and then work as many rows as desired for the length you need. To achieve each size you will adjust the beginning chain as follows:

  • Small - 28 in x 80 in (ch 117)

  • Medium - 40 in x 80 in (ch 165)

  • Large - 45 in x 80 in (ch 185)

  • XL/Wrap - 54 in x 80 in (ch 221)

  • Crib Blanket - 54 in x 36 in (ch 221)

After row 3 you will repeat rows 2 & 3 until you reach the length desired if you do not want to go to 80 inches.

This is a pattern for a confident beginner/intermediate crocheter and it is written in American standard terms. For the materials that you will need here is the list:

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight 4 (I used Loops and Threads Impeccable Brite Sky Blue)

  • Approximately 8 oz or 570 to 600 yards

  • Hook - H 5 mm

  • Scissors

To complete this pattern you will need to know the following stitches and or you can look up how they are done via youtube or google:

Stitch Key

  • Sc - single crochet

  • Ch - chain

  • Sl st - slip stitch

  • Dc - double crochet

  • Sk - skip a stitch

  • ( ) - do all in same st

  • St # - do stitch in the next number of stitches

  • * * - repeat *to*

  • Fpdc - front post double crochet

  • Fpdc2Tog - front post double crochet two stitches together

  • Fan - (3dc, ch 1, 3dc)

  • V - (dc, ch 2, dc)

The pattern instructions are as follows:

Crochet Pattern Instructions

Note: Use boxes in photo grid below Round 80 in the instructions below for assistance with this pattern

  • Begin: Chain 29

  • Row 1: (Dc in the 6th ch from the hook, ch 2, dc in the same ch sp), sk 3, *(dc, ch 2, dc) all in the same stitch, sk 3*, repeat across, sk 2, dc in the last ch, ch 3. ( 6 V’s see stitch key for assistance) and/or see Box A

  • Row 2: Turn, Fpdc (see Box B), *(3dc, ch 1, 3dc) all in the ch 2 space (see Box C), fpdc2tog (see Box E)*, repeat across, fpdc in the last dc, dc in top of ch 3 (see Box G), ch 3. (6 Fans see stitch key for assistance) (see Box D)

  • Row 3: Turn,*(dc, ch 2, dc) in ch 1 space of each fan (see Box H & I)*, repeat across, dc in top of ch 3 (see Box G), ch 3. (6 V’s)

  • Row 4 - 79: Repeat Row 2 & 3 (after the last dc in row 79 only ch 1 instead of ch 3)

Note: will be switching to a round here

Note: If you want to make the scarf longer or reach one of the shawl lengths you can add additional repeat rows of 2 & 3 here before proceeding to the finishing Round 80

  • Round 80: Turn, sc around all 4 edges of the scarf, sl st to join to first sc, fasten off.

Adding Fringe

How I added fringe:

  1. Cut yarn into double the length that you want your fringe to be. I cut mine approximately 12 inches in length and I made 7 sets with 22 pieces each. You can make as many or as few as you desire.

  2. I then folded my yarn in half and formed a loop.

  3. With the wrong side of the scarf facing me (the fans will be convex, the right side will be concave as shown in Box F), I pushed the loop through the underside of the scarf.

  4. Then I took the loose ends of the yarn and pulled it through the loop and pulled tight.

After you get your fringe on you have successfully completed your Frosty Trellis Scarf! If you have not already made a matching hat/beanie you can do so by visiting the following link to the beanie pattern!

Here is a photo of what the matching hat/beanie looks like! Its a pretty classy looking set!

As always, I hope you enjoyed making this pattern as much as did! This was a fun pattern for me to design and was definitely out of my comfort zone but I am glad I tried and persevered!

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I am so thankful for each time that you visit Orchid and Bee's and I appreciate you so much! I look forward to seeing you next time for another great free pattern! Don't forget that if you would like a downloadable pdf ad-free pattern that you can print off you can grab this pattern from my Etsy or Ravelry Shop!

You can also grab a set of stitch markers and water bottle while you're there too! Well, that is all for now! I pray this brings a little joy to your 2020 Fall and Winter Season! I know its been a tough year but keep your heads up and stay positive! Love you all! Thanks again for stopping by!

You guys have a wonderful day! Take care, stay safe, and be well!

Blessings to each of you,

Karen E.

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