With one skein of worsted weight yarn and a crochet hook you can make this beautiful scarf using the popcorn stitch. It's an easy stitch to master. If you have never crocheted using the popcorn stitch, check out our Crochet Popcorn Stitch page for detailed instructions on how to make the popcorn stitch.

This scarf pattern makes a scarf with popcorns on both the front and back. The front side has five popcorns across a row and the back has four popcorn across a row.

Our sample was made using one 7 ounce skein of worsted weight yarn. and measures approximately 60 inches long. For a longer scarf, you will need to purchase additional yarn.

Materials and Supplies

Crochet Supplies:

  • Size H (5mm) crochet hook
  • 7ounces of worsted weight yarn*
  • Yarn needle

*The scarf as pictured was made using Red Heart Super Saver yarn in spring green. It measures approximately 60" long. If you want to wear your scarf in the traditional fashion, this is long enough but if you want to wear it the new trendy way where you fold it in half and pass the ends through the fold (after it's wrapped around your neck) you will need to make it longer and therefore will need additional yarn.

how to crochet the popcorn stitch

Back view of the scarf (4 popcorns across)

Craft Instructions

A popcorn stitch (pc) is created by making 4 dc into one stitch then remove your crochet hook from the stitch it is in and insert the hook from front to back in the first double crochet of this group; pick up the loop you dropped and pull it through the first double crochet stitch.

A reverse popcorn stitch (rpc) is created the same way as the regular popcorn stitch except you insert the hook from back to front just before you pick up your dropped stitch.

Chain 24

  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across
  • Row 2: Ch 1, turn, work through both loops of each stitch now and throughout; sc in 1st sc, *ch1, sk 1, pc, ch 1, sk 1, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 2 sts, ch1, sk 1, sc in last sc.
  • Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, sc in ch 1 sp, *ch1, sc in ch 1 sp; rep from * across to last st; sc in last sc.
  • Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, ch1, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1 *rpc in ch 1 sp, ch1, sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc
  • Row 5: Rep row 3
  • Row 6: Ch 1, turn; sc in 1st sc, ch 1, pc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, *sc in ch 1 sp, ch 1, pc in ch 1 sp, ch 1; rep form * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc.
  • Repeat rows 3 - 6 until your work measures 60" or desired length
  • Work one more row of row 3 pattern
  • Fasten off and weave loose ends back into your work with a yarn needle.

To make the fringe, cut 30 strands of yarn 14" long. Group the strands in groups of three. Holding the three strands together, fold them in half. Insert the crochet hook into one of the spaces on one of the ends of the scarf. Hook the crochet hook around the center of the folded strands of yarn and pull through the space in the scarf. Remove the crochet hook and pass the ends of the yarn through the fold in the yarn and pull taught. Our sample has five sets of fringe on each end of the scarf but you can attach more if you prefer.

Crochet Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • pc = popcorn stitch
  • rep = repeat
  • rpc = reverse popcorn stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip a stitch
  • slst = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • st = stitch

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