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Modern Mint Cable Crochet Scarf Pattern

Learn how to create these beautiful crochet cables in the Modern Mint Cable Crochet Scarf pattern. This scarf will become an instant classic! The crochet cable stitches make this scarf look and feel so sophisticated and then half double crochet background adds so much beautiful texture too.

Pick your favourite colour to match with your winter gear to wear this scarf all season long.

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of this intermediate crochet scarf pattern in my stores to download and print:

woman wearing mint green cable crochet scarf

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About the Crochet Cable Scarf Pattern

Sumptuous cables and crisp stitches make the Neo Mint Cable Scarf the perfect thing to throw on in the chilly weather.

Made with two styles of crochet cables, you won’t ever get bored making it but you’ll relax into the rhythm in no time at all.

I know that lots of people find crochet cable stitches and patterns really intimidating – I certainly did to start with! Unlike knitted cables there’s no need to add needles and move stitches and so on (I think this is what scared me after watching my Mum knit cables for years!), you just need to know how to work crochet post stitches and then make sure you keep count!

It can be super confusing to start with though and so to accompany my co-ordinating neo mint cable crochet hat pattern, I did a video tutorial that might also help with this scarf too 🙂

Crochet Cable Stitch Patterns

If you’re not quite ready to dive in and work these intermediate crochet cable stitches then I’d have a go at some more simple ones to start with to get the idea of how it all work perhaps.

Crochet cables are essentially a combination of skipping stitches and then returning back to work in those skipped stitches to create the ‘crossed over’ look of the fabric.

Sometimes this is done using crochet post stitches, other times, like in my simple cable stitch pattern tutorial, you just work across the top and into the skipped space you created. It’s great as a beginner cable stitch if you fancy a go.

Another great way of creating crochet cables for perhaps an advanced beginner is to work both ahead and behind over the fabric as I do in my rialto crochet cable stitch square. It’s great fun and works into the actual stitches that you’ve skipped so is nice and easy to keep track of.

I used that same stitch but worked in the round in my rialto crochet cable sock pattern and I know so many people have made and loved them! I know then thought of crochet socks and cables together might sound all sorts of scary but I promise they’re not as tricky as you might think!

If you don’t have chance to make this right now then don’t worry, just make sure to pin it for later so you don’t lose it using this image:

three images of woman wearing mint modern crochet cable scarf, hanging loose, wrapped around like a cowl and swept over the shoulder.

Tension and Sizing Options

The crochet cable scarf measures approx 19 x 132cm (7.5 x 52in).

Tension (gauge) is 18 sts and 12 rows to measure 10 by 10cm over pattern using a 5mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension.

Yarn for this Cable Crochet Scarf

To make this crochet scarf I used Stylecraft Life DK yarn. It’s 75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298m and has a lovely bounce to it, perfect for accessories and garments.

You will need:

2 balls of Mint

A great alternative yarn if you’d like to go for luxury is Swish DK from WeCrochet. It is 100% fine super wash Merino and is one of my favourite yarns to work with. Perfect for a treat!

Other Materials You Will Need

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

5mm (US 8/H) crochet hook – my favourites are Furls Streamline Swirl crochet hooks or Clover Amour crochet hooks.
Tapestry needle
Scissors
Stitch markers if desired

Crochet Abbreviations and Glossary

ch(s) – chain(s)

ss – slip stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

tog – together

rep – repeat

FP – front post

BL – back loop

Crochet Stitches used in the Scarf Pattern

The Modern Cable Scarf uses the following crochet stitches.

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
htr – half treble crochethdc – half double crochet
FPtr – Front Post treble crochetFPdc – Front Post double crochet
FPdtr – Front Post double treble crochetFPtr – Front Post treble crochet
BPhtr – Back Post half treble crochetBPhdc – Back Post half double crochet

How to get the Modern Cable Scarf Pattern

This crochet scarf pattern is a free crochet pattern in US and UK 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 and help support HanJan Crochet.

  1. You can find and use the crochet bobble hat pattern here on the blog that is supplemented with ads.
  2. You can purchase, print and keep the 4 page ad-free pattern PDF in any of my stores below:
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Purchase and Print

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Pattern Notes

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

When working into a stitch that sits below the working row (for example the FP sts that are 2 rows below), this counts as a stitch and therefore you skip the corresponding stitch that would normally have been used along the working edge.

When working Rows 4 and 6, make sure that when you work the central 9 sts, and don’t miss the crossed stitches, otherwise your stitch count and pattern will be affected.

free cable crochet scarf pattern worn by woman against an industrial background

Cable Scarf Crochet Pattern

Standard UK Terms

Scarf

Using Yarn A, ch34.

Row 1 (RS): Htr in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [33 sts]

Row 2: Ch1, (does not count as st here and throughout), htr in each st to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, htr in each of first 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, htr in next st, FPdtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, htr in next 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 3 htr, working in front of last 3 sts, FPtr around 3 skipped sts, FPtr around next 3 sts, htr in next 4 sts, FPdtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, htr in next st, FPdtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, htr in last 3 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch1, htr in next 12 sts, BPhtr around next 9 sts, htr in next 12 sts.

Row 5: Ch1, htr in each of first 3 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; htr in third skipped st, working in front; FPdtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, htr in next 4 sts, FPtr around next 3 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 3 sts, working in front of these sts; FPtr in 3 skipped sts, htr in next 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPdtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; htr in 3rd skipped st, working in front; FPdtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, htr in next 3 sts.

Row 6: As Row 4

Rows 7-174: Rep Rows 3-6 a further 42 times.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To Make Up

Gather each end of the scarf tightly, using matching yarn, and sew to create shape.

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Standard US Crochet Terms

Scarf

Using Yarn A, ch34.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, turn. [33 sts]

Row 2: Ch1, (does not count as st here and throughout), hdc in each st to end, turn.

Row 3: Ch1, hdc in each of first 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next st, FPtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPdc around next 3 hdc, working in front of last 3 sts, FPdc around 3 skipped sts, FPdc around next 3 sts, hdc in next 4 sts, FPtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in next st, FPtr around next 2 sts 2 rows below, hdc in last 3 sts, turn.

Row 4: Ch1, hdc in next 12 sts, BPhdc around next 9 sts, hdc in next 12 sts.

Row 5: Ch1, hdc in each of first 3 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; hdc in third skipped st, working in front; FPtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, hdc in next 4 sts, FPdc around next 3 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPdc around next 3 sts, working in front of these sts; FPdc in 3 skipped sts, hdc in next 4 sts, skip next 3 sts, FPtr around next 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below, working behind these sts; hdc in 3rd skipped st, working in front; FPtr around 2 Front Post sts 2 rows below skipped sts, hdc in next 3 sts.

Row 6: As Row 4

Rows 7-174: Rep Rows 3-6 a further 42 times.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

To Make Up

Gather each end of the scarf tightly, using matching yarn, and sew to create shape.

free cable crochet scarf pattern shown wrapped around a neck as a cowl

Other Crochet Scarf Patterns to Try

If you love making crochet scarfs as much as me then I have plenty more for you to try! They vary in style and construction so go explore these free patterns on the blog and see which one you fancy making next:

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