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Free Crochet Pattern: The Glacier Super Scarf

Guys, we are so excited to share the Glacier Super Scarf with you! Last winter, AJ and I visited Iceland, and it was an *amazing* experience. There was so much to see, and the landscapes there are absolutely stunning. One of our favorite experiences was our trip to the Langjökull Glacier, the second largest icecap in Iceland. Not only was the view from atop the glacier incredible, but the ice caves inside were awe-inspiring. It’s hard to describe, but there was such a sereneness inside the caves, and so much beauty in those layers of ice.

I wish we had higher-quality images to share, but we’re the sort of people who get so into the moment that we don’t think “we should take a photo!” until after the fact. I happened to be looking through what photos we did take, and as I was scrolling I noticed the balls of Lion Brand’s Mandala Watercolor yarn among my yarn stock. I still can’t believe how spot-on the Quarry colorway matches the photos we took inside the glacier. As soon as I noticed, I knew I had to make something to commemorate the trip.


Just to give some perspective on the colors in the caves, and the beautiful way the lights all throughout played with the ice.

And so: the Glacier Super Scarf!

Iceland in winter is a bit chilly, everyone. If we hadn’t had our scarves (mine was a lovely charcoal one that’s been in my wardrobe for years) wrapped around us the entire trip, we might still be icicles. No better way then to remember such an amazing experience than to make a variation of the clothing staple that got us through it un-frozen!

Read on for the pattern for the Glacier Super Scarf, and (in this sadly travel-less world right now) we’d absolutely love to hear about your own adventures, and what creations these might have inspired!


Bonus shot! This is the view from the top of Langjökull. That sky! Those mountains!

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Yarn:

  • Lion Brand Yarn, Mandala Watercolor – 3 balls, Quarry
  • Lion Brand Yarn, Hometown USA – 1 ball, New York White

Hook:


Additional Supplies:



glacier super scarf materials

Gauge:

  • 4 pattern repeats + 6 rows = 4″ x 4″

Finished Dimensions:

  • 100″ length (plus ~4″ for each pom pom), roughly 108″ total scarf length
  • 7″ width (after washing & blocking)

Abbreviations:

chChain
dcDouble Crochet
ch-spChain Space
tchTurning Chain
repRepeat

glacier super scarf full size

Pattern:

(with Lion Brand Mandala Watercolor) Ch 24

Row 1: 1dc in 4th ch from hook, ch1, 1dc in next ch, *skip 1ch, 1dc in next ch, ch 1, 1dc in next ch; rep from * to last ch, 1dc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch3, skip first 2dc, *[1dc, ch1, 1dc] in ch-sp, skip 2dc; rep from * to last dc, skip last dc, 1dc in tch, turn.

Rep Row 2, joining new yarn balls as needed, until scarf measures 100″ in length. Bind off and weave in ends.


glacier super scarf pattern

Finishing:

To make the pom poms, we’ll be using Lion Brand’s Hometown USA yarn in New York White (or whichever yarn you opt to use). If you’ve got a pom pom maker, I’ve included a picture tutorial below, but remember that this is optional. You can achieve the same effect by using a cut of cardboard or even the palm of your hand to wrap the yarn for the pom pom.

The size we’ll be using is the 4″ pom pom template.

Gather those materials!
Step 1: Place end of yarn in left notch, then wrap the yarn across the front to the right notch and around to the back. This will form the core string (be sure to keep a long tail on the left).
Step 2: Wrap the yarn from back to front of the arch, and continue wrapping in an even layer around the arch.
Step 3: Continue wrapping the yarn in even layers around the arch, until the underside is completely filled.
Steps 4 & 5: Snip the working yarn at the top, then snip the yarn at the right notch. Pull the front cord of the right-side snipped end, which should pull the starting cord. Pull until you have an even length on either side from the center, and tie a tight double knot with these cords.
Step 6: Use the channel as a guide for your scissors, and cut along the edge of the tool. You should end up with the lovely, fluffy mass you see up above!

Now it’s time to finish up the pom pom and attach it to the end of the scarf. Go ahead and remove it from the tool, but don’t fluff it out yet–it’ll be easier to see what we’re doing with one side still flat.

Step 1: Cut 3 lengths of yarn about 6″ long (I’d recommend using the leftover Watercolor yarn), then thread each one through the core string, keeping them spaced evenly apart. Go ahead and fluff the pom pom out after this, trimming as you go to even it out.
Steps 2 & 3: Take one end of your scarf and fold it into an “M” shape like above. Then, with the yarn needle, thread the end of one of the 3 Watercolor cords through the “M.” Repeat with the other 2 cords.
Step 4: On the left, you can see the 3 ends now pushed through the “M.” Take the opposite ends of these 3 cords (coming from the opposite side of the core string’s double knot) and tie 3 more sets of double knots, matching each cord to its opposite.
To finish, ensure the knots are tight against the pom pom and scarf, then weave in the ends of the 3 knotted cords. Repeat for the second pom pom, attaching it to the opposite end of the scarf.

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