I am sharing a new free crochet pattern today: The City Lights Scarf. Have you ever looked out into the night and saw all of the sparkling lights of a far off town? It looks so small, yet you know it is full of life and excitement. You get a sense that our time is fleeting and we must capture every moment before it is gone. This scarf is named after that vision and invokes that feeling in me every time I see it. It may sound a bit silly to say that a scarf inspires me...but it does. I am willing to bet you have a piece (or two) that do the same for you. This is an easy pattern and one that you don't need to weave in any ends (yay!). So without further ado, here is the free crochet pattern. You can also add it to your queue or download the free PDF on Ravelry.
City Lights Scarf
5"x 52" without fringe (62" length with fringe)
Red Heart Super Saver in Black (or any solid worsted)-1 skein
Red Heart Super Saver in Primary (or any variegated worsted)-1 skein
Size K crochet hook
Pay special attention to which side you are working (WS vs RS), as this project does not get turned after every row.
This scarf is worked from the center out, down both sides of the FSC row. Once one side of the scarf is complete, you will repeat the rows along the bottom edge of the FSC row.
This can be made with or without fringe
FSC=foundation single crochet
FSC 81 in Black. Fasten off. Turn work. (WS)
Row 1- (RS) with Primary, join with sc to first FSC. *ch 1, skip next FSC, sc in next FSC, rep from * to last FSC. Fasten off. Do not turn.
Row 2- (RS) with Black, join with sc in first sc, sc in next ch-1 sp. *Ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * to last ch-1 sp. Sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3-(WS) continuing with Black, sc in first sc. *Ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * until 2 sc remain. Ch 1, sk next sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off. Do not turn.
Row 4-(WS) with Primary, rep Row 2. Fasten off. Do not turn.
Row 5-(WS) with Black, rep Row 3. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6-(RS) continuing with Black, rep Row 2. Fasten off. Do not turn.
Row 7-(RS) with Primary, rep Row 3 Fasten off. Do not turn.
Row 8-(RS) with Black, rep Row 2. Fasten off.
Rep Rows 1-8 working across bottom edge of FSC row.
cut 14 pieces 11" long of Black
cut 12 pieces 11" long of Primary
Use a lark's head knot to attach Black fringe pieces to ends of Black rows and Primary pieces to ends of Primary rows. Trim fringe evenly to desired length.