This creeper scarf pattern has been quite some time in the making. I made the toddler sized scarf on my trip to Macedonia for a friend there and decided to make the adult sized one once I made it home due to having an excess of amazingly cheap luminous green yarn.
If I’m perfectly honest with you…. I bodged the creeper face on the toddler one, but the toddler won’t know right? That’s what happens when you make it up as you go along with a glass or 3 of wine in your hands…. You can make this with or without the tassels, entirely your choice. I won’t judge you. But we all know the tassels are amazing!
Now this pattern is a very rough guide, make this creeper scarf as tiny (baby sized) or as huge (super scarf!) as you like and just adjust the creeper face accordingly. Instructions for bodging can be found below.
Ch: Chain Stitch
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: Double crochet
This pattern is for the adult sized scarf, but we aren’t all the same size now are we? I’m pretty small and this scarf fits me lovely, if you want to make it for a teeny toddler or a tall man you can easily adjust the size of the scarf. Simply chain until the scarf is as wide as you’d like it to be, and then repeat rows until it is as long as you’d like it to be. I’ll include tips on how to adjust the creeper face further down.
300g [100g] Green Acrylic Yarn in DK plus extra for tassels
A small amount of black yarn in DK
Size 5.5 and 4.5 crochet hook
Pins to help sew things in place
Scarf Pattern [Difficulty: Easy]:
Now you can start each row of this pattern in one of 2 ways. Firstly you can chain 3 and crochet along the row as normal, don’t count your chain 3 as the first stitch. Ooooor you can do what I did and use this fancy chainless DC turning stitch which made my edges lovely and straight!
Row 1: DC in third chain from hook, DC in each chain across
Row 2-50: your chosen start method then DC in each stitch across.
Yeah I know that’s the easiest scarf pattern in the world. Not really worth writing down. But this is where the fun starts!
Face Pattern [Difficulty: Confusing]:
This pattern is entirely scalable for whatever sized creeper scarf, creeper hat or creeper accessory you are making. Simply crochet squares using the chart below:
For this adult scarf I used 7 rows of 7 sc for each eye. 10 rows of 7sc for the centre of the face with 3 rows of 7 sc coming out of each side. I know it’s hard to understand but I’ll try and explain with pictures.
This is where I wish I had taken step by step pictures….
Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and sc in each stitch across [7sc]
Row 2-10: ch1, Sc in each ch across
Once you reach the end of the last row you will chain 4.
Sc in second ch from the hook, sc in the next 2 chains and then sc 4 times up the side of the rows to take you about halfway up the side of the rectangle. Turn.
(To be clear you are not crocheting along the rows you have previously made but up the sides of them to make the ‘jowls’ of the creeper mouth.)
Ch 1 and then sc back along this row [7sc]. Repeat row one more time. At this point you should have a rectangle with a small rectangle attached to the side of it.
Tie off yarn.
Reattach yarn on the opposite corner, chain 4 and repeat the steps above. When tying off yarn leave very long tails to sew it to the scarf.
Hopefully you can understand that. It may take a little trial and error to get the size creeper face you want. An even number is preferable to get the proportions correct, however I tried 8sc across (too big) and 6sc across (too small) so you may have to work with an odd number. With a little bit of maths you can figure out how big your face will be.
Lefts take another look at that diagram but this time we’re going to work with a child’s scarf and the creeper eyes might be 4 x 4. That means each square on the grid is worth 2sc.
Now you should have a nice long scarf, 4 eyes and 2 mouths all with very long tails to sew with. If you forgot to leave long tails you can sew with another piece of yarn.
Pin the face sections in place. Ensure they are straight and centred and aligned correctly. Also make sure they are both on the same side of the scarf, I wouldn’t want you to sew it on and realised one face was on the wrong side….which I definitely may have had to do….
Sew into place with a yarn needle. Hide any leftover yarn and unused ends underneath the face segments, no need to waste time sewing them in and makes the face stand out a little more.
Add tassels to the end and that is your creeper scarf completed! Now if you’ve tried to follow this and found it confusing (I did bodge it together a little), please leave me a comment below or send me an email and I’ll do my best to explain it better!
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