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Easy Scarf with Sleeves Crochet Pattern – The Eleanor Sweater Scarf

The Eleanor Sweater Scarf is perfect for all the seasons. The simple scarf with sleeves crochet pattern can be worn in so many ways depending on how cosy you want to feel. 

This deceptively simple and versatile cover up can be a wrap cardigan, a shawl, a cowl, a regular scarf and more! Made in just one piece with simple seams for the sleeves, you’ll have it made and on in no time. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Eleanor Sweater Scarf pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

woman putting on crochet scarf with sleeves turning it into a crochet wrap with ribbed sleeves

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About the Scarf with Sleeves Crochet Pattern

I designed the Eleanor Sweater Scarf a number of years ago for Simply Crochet Magazine and had forgotten all about launching the pattern on the blog until a few weeks ago when I was wearing it.

It was a bit of a chilly day but had good potential for the sun to come out and so I knew this would be perfect. The crochet sweater scarf is so versatile that you can literally change your outfit in seconds!

I started by wearing it as a regular scarf with a coat on and when the sun came out I took my coat off and wore it as the wrap cardigan you see in the images here.

It’s a great beginner crochet garment project or for anyone who wants to avoid shaping or joining. The simplicity of the construction allows the half double crochet stitch texture to shine through. 

Pattern Options

This rhythmical and mindful crochet pattern is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern:

Access for free >>> Scroll down to find the pattern in this blogpost.

Purchase and Print >>> Get the ad-free, printable PDF with added schematic in my pattern stores:

Join and save>>> Join HanJan Crochet and receive regular discount codes (and more free patterns too!)

Pin for later >>> Pin the Eleanor Sweater Scarf crochet pattern to your crochet Pinterest board.

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Other Patterns You Might Enjoy

Here are a few more of my versatile and easy crochet wearable patterns that I thought you might enjoy – they are all made from really simple squares or rectangles with no shaping at all!

Yarn

To make the original crochet sweater scarf I used Louisa Harding Cassia which is beautiful but unfortunately hard to find at the moment.

My best recommendation for this pattern would be Swish DK yarn by WeCrochet which is 100% fine super wash Merino wool, 123yds/50g in Frosting.

You will need 8, 9 or 11 balls depending on the size you’d like to make.

A great acrylic alternative yarn is Studio DK yarn by Deramores which is 100% acrylic and fabulous to work with too.

Both of these yarns come in a beautiful range of colours and are available for worldwide shipping.

Yarn option one >>> find the yarn I used here.

Yarn option two >>> find a great alternative yarn here.

Tension and Sizing

The crochet wrap cardigan (or crochet sweater scarf – I can’t decide what to call it!) comes in sizes XS/S, M/L, XL/2XL in the following measurements:

SizeTo fit bust (cm)Length between sleeves (cm)Sleeve length (cm)Balls of yarn needed
XS/S81-86140278
M/L91-97160279
XL/2XL102-1071802711

17sts and 14 rows of main stitch pattern = 10cm by 10cm.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

BL – back loop only

FL – front loop only

Crochet Stitches

The Eleanor Sweater Scarf uses the following crochet stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
dc – double crochetsc – single crochet
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
woman wearing pink crochet scarf draped around neck

Pattern Notes

A ch1 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch.

The wrap is worked from the top to bottom in one long row, so you will be working US sc/UK dc in the back loop only at each end of the row for the sleeve rib, and then the main stitch pattern in the centre of the row.

The long edges of the rib portion are then seamed to make sleeves on each end.

The texture of the main stitch pattern is achieved by working US hdc/UK htr stitches in to either the front loop only (FL) or back loop only (BL).

Where a standard hdc/htr abbreviation is used, work a stitch as normal, using both the top loops.

How to wear your crochet sweater scarf

Watch a video tutorial >>> how to wear your crochet sweater scarf with sleeves.

There are a few different ways to wear your sweater scarf and it does take a little bit of practise so you don’t get tangled up! Here are some of the options:

  1. Cross over at the front and straight at the back
  2. Cross over at the back and straight at the front
  3. As a regular scarf
  4. As a shrug by looping it back over your neck
image showing crochet pattern printed out on clipboard with pen, yarn and scissors

Eleanor Sweater Scarf Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Foundation chain: ch 338 (371, 407)

Row 1: WS: dc in second ch from hook and in each of the next 49, place a marker in the last st worked, htr in each ch to last 50, dc in next ch and place a marker in this st, dc in each ch to end, turn [50sts for each sleeve, 237 (270, 306) sts for body]

Row 2: RS: ch1 (does not count as st throughout), dc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, htr in BL of each st up to next marker, dc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 3: ch1, dc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *htr in BL of next st, htr in next st, htr in FL of next st; rep from * to marked st, dc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: ch1, dc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *htr in next st, htr in FL of next st, htr in BL of next st; rep from * to marked st, dc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: ch1, dc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *htr in FL of next st, htr in BL of next st, htr in next st; rep from * to marked st, dc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Rows 3-8 create the pattern.

Repeat rows 3-8 another 6 (6,7) times.

Fasten off. Block lightly.

To make up: With WS facing, seam the long edges of each rib portion to form the sleeves.

You can use a slip stitch seam or sew them, whichever you prefer.

It’s a good idea to try on the top before weaving in your ends so that you can adjust exactly how many stitches to seam to fit you perfectly.

woman putting arm through sleeve of pink scarf with sleeves crochet pattern

Standard US Crochet Terms

Foundation chain: ch 338 (371, 407)

Row 1: WS: sc in second ch from hook and in each of the next 49, place a marker in the last st worked, hdc in each ch to last 50, sc in next ch and place a marker in this st, sc in each ch to end, turn [50sts for each sleeve, 237 (270, 306) sts for body]

Row 2: RS: ch1 (does not count as st throughout), sc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, hdc in BL of each st up to next marker, sc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 3: ch1, sc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *hdc in BL of next st, hdc in next st, hdc in FL of next st; rep from * to marked st, sc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: ch1, sc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *hdc in next st, hdc in FL of next st, hdc in BL of next st; rep from * to marked st, sc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: ch1, sc in BL of each st up to and including marked st, *hdc in FL of next st, hdc in BL of next st, hdc in next st; rep from * to marked st, sc in BL of each st to end, turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Rows 3-8 create the pattern.

Repeat rows 3-8 another 6 (6,7) times.

Fasten off. Block lightly.

To make up: With WS facing, seam the long edges of each rib portion to form the sleeves.

You can use a slip stitch seam or sew them, whichever you prefer.

It’s a good idea to try on the top before weaving in your ends so that you can adjust exactly how many stitches to seam to fit you perfectly.

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