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Dusty Sprinkles Scarf ~ FREE crochet pattern and video tutorial

The inspiration for this scarf was to use up this these awesome sprinkle cakes yarn after I made my Kirra Cardigan (pattern here).  I wanted to create something easy to make.  A scarf with a twist!

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Full Video Tutorial at bottom of post

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I’m super excited to finally have this finished!  This scarf is very simple and uses a heavy weight yarn, which is perfect for beginners.  The name Dusty Sprinkles came to me because the yarn I used is Sprinkle Cakes – by Caron Yarnspirations.  It has tiny sprinkles of rainbow colors and the base of the yarn reminded me of a dust storm with the varying earth tones.  I absolutely love it.   If you don’t have this yarn, that is OKAY!  I also worked it up using Lion Brand’s Wool-Ease yarn in charcoal and that looks fabulous too!

There is a complete video tutorial for this scarf  at the end of the post, and the written version is available in my Etsy store and on Ravelry.  I hope you enjoy this easy pattern and tutorial.  If you have any questions – please comment below – I’m always happy to answer them if you get stuck!   Of course, if you notice a mistake, please let me know – because guess what?  We are all human and make mistakes – just keepin’ it real y’all!


Suggested Yarn:

Scarf in photo is created using Caron Sprinkle Cakes in Mocha Rainbow

Yarn Details:

Caron Sprinkle Cakes – (77% acrylic / 20% Wool/ 3% other) (8.5oz / 240 g) (204 yds/186m).


Hand wash.  Lay flat to dry.


408 yd (372m) appx.

Hook Size:

8 mm (L-11)


Darning Needle

Toggle Buttons (Optional) – 2″ (need 2)


Adjustable – Although I recommend following the pattern – you can adjust this to make it longer or shorter by adding or omitting rows – you can also adjust the width by reducing your foundation chain in multiples of 2.

Finished Measurements:

Using Caron Sprinkle Cakes (without tassels):

     Length –52” (177 cm)

     Width – 9” (22 cm)

Using Lion Brand Wool-Ease – in Charcoal

     Length –53” (177 cm)

     Width – 9” (22 cm)


sc(s) – single crochet / st(s) – stitches / sl st – slip stitch / fsc – foundation single crochet /

ch – chain / ch sp – chain space / lp(s) – loops(s) / pinst – pineapple stitch / sk st – skip stitch   /  *…* – *repeat* instructions between *…*

Stitch guide

sc – single crochet

insert hook in indicated st, yo, draw through both lps on hook

special stitch

pinst – pineapple stitch

[*yo, insert hook in indicated stitch and pull up a loop*  – *repeat* 2 more times in indicated stich.  yo, pull through all loops on hook.  yo, pull through 1 loop, sk st.] – repeat between [ … ] for one complete pineapple stitch.

How to Read This Pattern

I write my patterns for readability and make them beginner friendly.  The words in bold are stitches and actions.  Stitch counts are in parentheses at the end of each row.

Remember to count your stitches 😉.


To start…

We create a foundation row using the foundation single crochet stitch (fsc).  It is considered the first row because you are creating the chain and sc stitches at the same time.   The stitch guide has detailed instructions on how to work the fsc.

Row 1:  fsc 22.

Row 2:  ch2, turn.  *sk st, sc in next, ch 1* – *repeat* to end of row, ending with 1 sc in last st.  (22)

Row 3:  ch2, turnsk 1st st, *sc in chain space, ch 1, sk st* – *repeat* to end of row. ending with 1 sc in last ch sp of row.  (22)

Row 4:  ch2, turnsk 1st st, pinst the rest of the row – as follows = [*yo, insert hook in ch sp and pull up a loop*  – *repeat* 2 more times in same ch sp.  yo, pull through all loops on hook.  yo, pull through 1 loop, sk st.] [repeat] to end. (22)

Row 5:  ch1, turnsc in each st and top of each ch space across row.  (22)

Row 6 – Desired length:  repeat rows 2 – 5 until you reach desired length.  Don’t break yarn.  You will continue to use it in the braids.

Stop pattern at row 5 when you reach your desired length.  My scarf had 12 rows of the pineapples.

Braiding the Tails & Crocheting them together (Version 1):

How the braids are created in a nutshell:  The braid rows are worked by chaining 20, and working back through 19 stitches, joining to the main body, and working back up the stitches away from the body (hope that makes sense).

 Click here to view the tutorial video for this portion of the pattern. Remember:  do not break yarn.

Chain 20.

Row 1:  sc in second ch from hook and down toward the main body.  sk 1st st on main body, sl st in next st on main body. (19)

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  fpsc around each of the 19 sc’s from R1. (19)

Row 3:  ch 1, turn.  fpsc around each of the fpsc’s from R1.  Don’t forget the last st 😊.

sk st on main body, sl st in next st on main body.  (19)

Row 4:  sl st in next st on main body, chain 20.

Row 5, 6, 7:  Repeat rows 1, 2, 3. (19)

Row 8:  sk st on main body, sl st in next st on main body.  chain 20.

Row 9, 10, 11:  Repeat rows 1, 2, 3. (19)

Row 12:  Repeat R8.

Row 13, 14, 15:  Repeat rows 1, 2, 3. (19)

For some reason – I seem to have an extra stitch at the end – If you end up with one – just sl st into it and tie off.

For other side of scarf.  Join yarn in right most side in first chain – not sc of the row, and ch 20.  Work row 1 as normal, but when you get to the main body, skip the first and second sc of the row and work the sl st into  3rd.  We worked into the chain on the side, because it leaves a better edge.

Repeat Rows 1 – 15 on the other end of the cowl.

Weave the 4 tails into the pattern shown below.  Then we will work the rows below to join the tails and attach the tassels:

The video tutorial also goes over how to work the tails into a braids and attach them.

Row 1:  Weave the tails like photo below:

With the right side facing you (right side is whichever side you like better).  We are going to label the braids 1, 2, 3, 4 counting from left to right.  Braid 4 should be on your right.  After you’ve weaved them together,  Place braid 3 on top of braid 2, and insert hook through right-most side, attach yarn, ch 1, work one sc into that space.  Work 3 more sc’s through both braids. (4 sc) total.  Place braid 4 on top of braid 3, and continue working 4 sc’s across the top through both braids.  Ch 3, turn (8 sc total).

Button Hole Row

Row 2:  sc 1 in 7th ch/st from hook (count down the chain and across the stitches).  sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in last st of row.  Cut, and weave in tails.  You can customize the size of your button/tassel holes.  I used 2”

Repeat braiding and Rows 1 on other side of scarf:  except for the button hole Row 2 – just ch 1, turn, and sc across entire row.  Unless of course you’d like to add tassels to both ends of the scarf.  If you do, just create button hole rows on both sides.

Variation of tails & button holes

You can omit the tassels or create button holes on both sides and omit the buttons!  It’s up to you 😊.

Tassels and/or Toggles (optional):

I came up with a couple of variations for this scarf because I loved it!  Version 2 of the braided tails is as follows…

Braids (Version 2):


Note:  This version is worked in a similar fashion to version 1 by chaining up from the body except there are a few modifications.  Once you complete the body of the scarf –

Continue working with yarn, don’t cut it and…

Chain 20.

Row 1:  sc in 2nd chain from hook, and in ea st to end of row.  sk 1 st on main body, sl st in next st on main body.  ch 1, turn. (19)

Row 2:  sc in front horizontal bar of each sc in R1. ch 1, turn.

Row 3:  sc in each st of row. sk 1 st on main body, sl st in next st on main body.

Row 4:  Repeat R2.

Row 5:  Repeat R3.

Row 6:  Repeat R2.

Row 7:  Repeat R3, except at end of this row – sl st into first st on main body – do not skip a st.

Row 8sl st in next st on main body, Chain 20, Repeat R1.

Row 9:  Repeat R2.

Row 10:  Repeat R3.

Row 11:  Repeat R2

Row 12:  Repeat R3.

Row 13:  Repeat R2.

Row 14:  Repeat R3, except at end of this row – sl st into first st on main body – do not skip a st.

Row 15:  Chain 20Repeat R1.

Row 16:  Repeat R2.

Row 17:  Repeat R3.

Row 18:  Repeat R2.

Row 19:  Repeat R3, except at end of this row, sl    st into first st on main body – don’t skip a st.

Rows 20:  Repeat R2.

Row 21:  Repeat R3.

Repeat on other side of scarf:

Join yarn in right most side in beginning chain (not first sc) of the row, and chain 20 – you can leave out the button holes on one end where you will attach the buttons.

Braiding the Tails & Crocheting them together:

Insert hook in all three of the tails and attach yarn, working into the side at first, then crocheting them together (video tutorial is helpful for this).

Row 1:  sc 8 sts across the top of the tails – spaced as evenly as possible (it’s a little quirky, working into the ends, but it doesn’t have to be perfect!)

Row 2:  ch 1, turn.  sc in each st across row.

Row 3:  (button hole row – to omit the button hole, just sc across the entire row)  ch 1, turn, sc 1, ch 2, sk 2, sc 2, ch 2, sk 2, sc 1 in last st of row.

Congratulations!  You’re finished!

Check out the video tutorials below

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