Ziggy Lace Scarf Pattern

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 The projects I most admire in knitting are the delicate scarves and wraps worked in lace and fingering weight yarns. Sadly, there aren’t many comparable patterns in crochet. I’m not sure why that is but, hopefully, more crocheters will be inspired to experiment with designs in these lighter-weight yarns.

In the meantime, this is my first (humble) design attempt using lace weight yarn. Technically, the pattern would call for fingering weight as I used lace weight doubled. The yarn I used in my project is Knitpicks Shadow in Lost Lake Heather colorway. I have nothing but praise for the yarn….it’s a breeze to work with and the scarf is delicate and soft. I just might keep it for myself 🙂

Be forewarned, the pattern hasn’t been tested, so if you run into a problem, let me know.

Ziggy Lace Scarf

Materials used: size H hook, approximately 440 yds. Knit Picks’ Shadow.

Finished size: approximately 4 1/2″ x 57″.

[ETA: I used the lace weight yarn doubled for this project. You could substitute with 220 yds. of fingering weight yarn instead.]

Ch. 25.

Row 1) 2 dc in 4th ch from the hook, ch 1, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, (ch 2, sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch) 3 times, ending with sc in last ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 2) 2 dc in same st as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ending with sc in top of turning ch. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3) 2 dc in same stitch as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times, ending with sc in top of turning ch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length.


43 responses to “Ziggy Lace Scarf Pattern

  1. Thanks for the pattern. I will try it out sometime. It looks very nice.

  2. Beautiful scarf! If I had some lace-weight yarn in my stash I would try it out right now. I love the lacy look and the color of your scarf is very pretty.

  3. That is truly gorgeous! A dumb question – is the 440yds when it’s doubled (so I need 880 yds) or 440 and then doubled to make 220? 🙂

  4. Heather, I used a total of 440 yds of the lace weight to make the scarf, so if you were using fingering, for example, you would only need 220 yds.

  5. This is really pretty. I’m looking forward to trying it!

  6. I started this today with some hand dyed yarn I’ve been saving for something awesome enough to deserve it. I’m not too far yet, but I love the pattern! Thank you! 🙂 I will blog about it tomorrow, hopefully. If not, it’ll be soon, and I’ll put it up on my ravelry projects page as soon as the pics of what I have so far are up on flickr. 🙂

  7. kate mcalister

    I recently began crocheting and, as you mention above, there are practically no patterrns in the lace- and finger-weight yarns for crocheting – only for knitting. I am especially trying to find sophisticated -looking men’s scarf pattern to be worked in mohair, alpaca or a blend. Any suggestions as to where to look??

    • Yvonne S Finne

      Hi Kate, are you a member of Ravelry? There’s a nice looking men’s pattern by Suzanne Resaul loopysue designs. On the same page, there are other patterns listed for men.

  8. Sadly, there aren’t many free crochet patterns for men’s items. I have learned that men prefer very simple designs done in subtle stitch patterns…maybe something like granite stitch, definitely nothing with openwork. If you’re adventurous, cables is a nice look for men….here’s a how-to link that you could use to make a scarf:

  9. Only note that I’d leave is that the end of Row 3 should end with a chain 3 before the turn, right?
    Thanks for this pattern, it’s just lovely and so easy for the beautiful results! 🙂

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  12. I just wanted to say “thank you” for this pattern! It was just what I was looking for for the Arauncania Ranco Multy I bought on a whim. And the pattern was really easy to follow and memorise. Lovely!
    I haven't woven the ends in yet

    I started it on tuesday evening and finished on thursday evening, after blocking it was about 6′ long! Many thanks again!

  13. Great pattern! I’m currently making this scarf, and for anyone who crochets with British terms, here’s the translated pattern:

    Ch. 25.

    Row 1
    2 tr in 4th ch from the hook, ch 1, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch
    (ch 2, sk 2 ch, 3 tr in next ch, ch 1, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch) 3 times, ending with dc in last ch.
    Ch 3, turn.

    Row 2
    2 tr in same st as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 tr, dc in next tr,
    (ch 2, 3 tr in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 tr, dc in next tr) 3 times, ending with dc in top of turning ch.
    Ch 3, turn.

    Row 3
    2 tr in same stitch as turning ch, ch 1, sk 2 tr, dc in next tr,
    (ch 2, 3 tr in next dc, ch 1, sk 2 tr, dc in next tr) 3 times, ending with dc in top of turning ch.
    Ch 3, turn.
    Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired length.

  14. Hi there… I want to make this scarf wider. How many chains would I add on at the beginning to do this? Can someone help me? Thank you!

  15. Thank you for such a fun pattern! I’m making it in a nice silk I found at a great price! I do have a question…..Is the difference in the pattern from Row 2 to Row 3 (specifically the ch2 vs. ch 1) intentional or is that an error? I’m doing it as written, but can’t seem to see any real difference in the outcome. One writer did comment about this and I followed her lead in marking a row so I can keep track of where I am….Just curious. I do like the look of this pattern! Thanks again!

  16. JUST ADD 6 STITCHES FOR each pattern repeat

  17. scarf is pretty but pattern does not explain the repeat on the first row so that you may begin second row.Confusing for a beginner

    • Victoria, the part within the parenthesis is the repeat. It is worked a total of 3 times across the starting chain.

      I hope that helps. If you still have problems, let me know.

  18. Beautiful pattern…thanks for allowing it to be a free pattern! Just found you via http://laughingpurplegoldfish.com …. Going to follow your lovely blog now :)x

  19. Julie Andrea aka SundaysChild

    Hello, I’m with Jill, a follower of: http://laughingpurplegoldfish.com/2011/07/13/ziggy-lace-scarf/ … that jumped over to you! I Love to crochet, can’t get my head around knitting at all, and I am always looking for something new and different – thank you for sharing your pattern. As Jill says .. following your blog now! Thank you too for clarifying the British and American terminology.

  20. Hi I think this is a nice, light pattern. I did however find it difficult to follow. I think row two is supposed to have a ch 1 sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 2, 3 dc in next sc, ch 1, xk 2 dc, sc in next dc) 3 times. This makes it just like row three. It was the only way I could get it to come out right for me.

  21. Carolyn L Millard

    Once you get the hang of the pattern, it is beautiful. I made my son’s girlfriend this scarf with mohair and an alpaca cashmere blend yarn held together and it was wonderful.

  22. iIch habe Propleme mit dem Muster. Was bedeutet in der 2. Reihe in die gleiche Masche wie das Drehen ch,ch1,sk2fM
    Danke für die Hilfe

  23. Just finished this today. Once I got the hang of the pattern I really went to town. I used this with a run of the mill worsted yarn in a true grey-it was great and the pattern showed well. I also sewed my ends together to create an eternity scarf. Thanks for the pattern.

  24. Row 2 and row 3 are identical except for one stitch where row 2 says to ch 2 and row 3 says to ch 1. Is this correct or should both rows be ch 1?

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  26. Karen is correct that is the question that I have also.

  27. You can look at my comment from November 27, 2011 – above.

  28. You are right it came out right for me also. Thanks a bunch and happy crocheting.

  29. Priscilla Bouic

    Siince this BlogSpot is closed now, we may never know which is the correct way to work Row 2. I agree that I think it was a mistake to ch 2 AFTER the 3 dc sets. It was not done on the first set at the edge, just on the others across. However, when doing this on a fine yarn, that extra chain does give the fabric a little ripple across and maybe Paula intended that. We’ll never know.
    I am working this on a No. 2 yarn, Vanna’s sport wt with glitter and it is great, using the ch 2 on row 2. I just put a pin on the side where I work Row 2 ro remind me. However, if I ever make this again, I will change it to ch 1 after the dc’s. Thus, ALL dc’s would be followed by ch 1 and ALL sc’s ch 2. Very consistent and easy to memorize. And still a great pattern. The width can be increased by chaining an extra 6 for each repeat you want to increase, as stated above.
    Knitpicks.com has this as a free download now, but still with the “ch 2” on row 2.

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  32. Hi! I love to crochet and stumbled upon this pattern while I was looking for a scarf to make for my girlfriend. This is a lovely pattern and I think I got it to turn out how it is supposed to. All in all it was about a 15 hour project. I used a grey for the foundation of the scarf and I added 2 thin stripes (2 rows ea) at either end in black and 2 thick stripes (6 rows ea) in the center. I am working a finishing edge around the scarf and placing pom poms at each point on the ends. Will post pics when complete with my embellishments added.

  33. Really nice pattern. I’m making it with a sage green baby weight yarn. It’s looking real nice. It’ll make a nice gift, if I don’t like it too much 😉. I’m going to be on the lookout for some neat yarn for another. Thank you!
    Joanie in Texas

  34. That is a very good tip particularly to those new to the blogosphere. Simple but very precise info… Thanks for sharing this one. A must read article!

  35. To simplify my comments from Oct. 2013, After row 1, just skip row 2 and work row 3 repeatedly to the end. It works and is beautifully.

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  37. Yvonne S Finne

    Check out Doris Chan’s work. She has a book about “exploded lace” patterns worked in light yarns. I’ve made three of her shawls and enjoyed the experience.

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  39. I found that if I actually created a diagram of the pattern, it was much easier to work with. It helps with understanding the pattern.

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