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The Crochet Scarf of Many Colors - A Crochet Project to Use Up Yarn in Your Stash

This crochet scarf was made using yarn that was already in the stash. Because 3 strands of yarn are always being used together, it is an excellent way to use up even the smallest amounts. It is completely done with the single crochet stitch, which makes it also very easy to crochet, but you can use any stitch you feel comfortable with. The advantage of the single crochet stitch is that the stitches of the scarf are tight and there are no holes between the stitches and therefore the scarf will keep you especially warm.



Colorful Crochet Scarf

For this project you will need:

Yarn Stash


This yarn stash will start to diminish!


- lots of yarn from your stash - for this project the yarn weights varied from fingering or sock yarn to medium yarns
- a 12 mm crochet needle

The size of your scarf should be your personal preference and there are no set rules how wide or how long you should make it. That means you can adjust your the width and length of the scarf to be the size you need or want.

The finished size of this particular scarf measures approximately 30 centimeters x 2 meters which is about 12 x 79 inches. I like a long scarf but you do not have to make your scarf that long. The experience I have had is that the scarf will start to get longer when crocheted that long from the start. The weight of the yarn pulls the length some. It starts to get long like a Dr. Who scarf after you have worn it several times. The best is to make the scarf a bit shorter from the beginning.

Gauge for this particular scarf: 8 stiches and 8 rows = approximately 10 centimeters or 4 inches (this will vary a little throughout the whole crochet process as you will be changing the yarns regularily.

Tips About This Scrapbusting Technique:

The scarf was always crocheted with 3 yarns simultaneously. What looks really great is when always at least one of the yarns a variegated yarn. The changing of the color of the variegated yarn will add more interest to all of the rows.

This scarf was crocheted with always at least 1 variegated yarn plus 2 solid colors or 1 solid color plus 2 variegated yarn colors.

Try to keep the yarn weights even so that the width and gauge of the scarf will be consistent. That means do not crochet with 3 very thin yarns or 3 much thicker yarns simultaneously. This scarf was often crocheted with 2 thinner yarns plus 1 thicker yarn, 3 middle weight yarns or 1 thicker yarn plus 1 middle weight yarn plus 1 thinner yarn.

Crochet Stitching Example
This is a color sample of how the rows look. Because you are only changing out a color every few rows, the color change is gradual.

How this scarf was made:

Chain 25 with three yarns simultaneously and single crochet in the second chain from the hook. Single crochet until the end of the row. You have now 24 single crochet stitches.

Crochet a few rows with the three yarns and then change out one of the yarns for a new color. This is a good way to work in those yarns where only a small amount is remaining. Continue in this manner throughout the whole scarf.




To create the fringe (optional if you like it):

Crochet Scraf Tassles Tutorial 1
1. Insert your needle into the bottom corner of one end of the scarf. Create a loop using three yarns of choice. Slip stitch the loop to the scarf end. Chain 15.

Crochet Scraf Tassles Tutorial 2
2. Slip stitch into the first chain from the hook. You do this by inserting the hook into the chain and then wrap the yarn from the back to the front of the hook and pull it through the 2 stitches with the hook. Continue this for the remaining 14 stitches of the chain.

Crochet Scraf Tassles Tutorial 3
3. Then insert the hook into the next stitch of the scarf and slip stitch the yarn to connect it. Then again will you will chain 15 as in step 3 and slip stitch the remaining 14 stitches to the beginning.

Crochet Scraf Tassles Tutorial 4
4. Continue steps 2 and 3 until you reach the other corner of the scarf. Before you close off the yarn, finish off by slip stitching one more time into the corner stitch you just made a fringe for. This will secure the last fringe nicely to the scarf. Then cut the yarn with a 10 centimeter length and weave the ends into the scarf to finish it off.




Colorful Crochet Scarf - 2 Meters Long
This is the scarf at full length. It is pretty the way the colors blend in to each other and softly change into other hues.

Vibrant Colored Crochet Scarf
This scarf has a good length to keep you warm.

Stash Busting Colorful Crochet Scarf

Stashbuster Crochet Scarf

Colorful Crochet Scarf Tassles
This is how the fringe looks like close up. It is just as colorful as the scarf itself.

And if you still have lots of yarn left over, why not make these stash busting projects below, too!

Scrapbusting Crochet Afghan



If you have lots and lots of yarn, you can making a crochet afghan. It is easy and will reduce your yarn stash tremendously.

Knitting - Scarf of Many Colors

This is a knitted scarf that was made using a similar stash busting technique.


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