My new favorite yarn is Lily Sugar ‘N Cream in variegated colors. This stair-patterned, ribbed scarf is a very easy project, even for a beginner crocheter, and it's worked in length, not width, which gives it a knitted look. I love the stair pattern because it's so easy that I can do it while watching TV, but it looks much more interesting than a simple double crochet – it adds texture.
You can use any worsted weight, medium 4 yarn, but this particular yarn happens to be Sugar ‘N Cream in Ombres Batik, which I'm not sure they make anymore. So here's a yarn that's similar – Ombre Jewels. You'll need 4 oz. of yarn for this pattern.
Literally everything I've made since I learned to crochet has been for other people, and this scarf I made just for ME! I love it and wear it on a daily basis. I made it a few weeks ago, with the intention that it wouldn't be a really warm scarf since winter is on it's way out (and it's been a very mild one here in the Northeast this year).
So, here's the pattern!
Ribbed Stair Pattern Scarf – Free Pattern
Yarn: Worsted weight, Medium 4
Hook: I used a J hook, but you can really use H or bigger, depending on how big you like the weave
Stitches Used: Double Crochet
Chain 135-150, depending on how long you want your scarf. An average length for an adult scarf is about 5 feet, and that fits me very well and I'm 5'3″. Make it longer than 5 feet if you're taller, shorter if you're shorter!
In the 3rd chain from the hook, DC (double crochet) and continue in each chain across until the end.
Chain 2, then *DC in BLO (back loop only) in each chain across until the end. Chain 2.*
Continue from * until you have the desired width of your scarf. Mine is 13 rows wide. This will depend on your gauge, hook and yarn!
See my other crochet scarf patterns here!