Chunky Crochet Scarf – Clustered Columns

Columns of clusters add a lovely texture to this chunky crochet scarf. With bulky weight yarn and a simple, 2-row repeat, you’ll have a fluffy and cozy scarf in no time! It’s great for gifts or charity projects too.

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Scarf of the Month Crochet Along

I designed this scarf for the 2022 Scarf of the Month CAL. This year-long event is hosted by Rhondda from Oombawka Designs and Amy from The Stitchin Mommy. Follow along for 3 new scarf patterns every month! The other two patterns this month are the Easy Crochet Pocket Scoodie by Rhondda and the Dara Infinity Scarf by Amy.

Hat of the Month Crochet Along

Rhondda and Amy also run a Hat of the Month CAL. It works the same way as the scarves, and I was the guest designer for October for that CAL as well. Get the Clustered Columns Hat pattern, and make a matching set!

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As part of the CAL, each of the patterns is available free with a coupon code for one day only. The offer on this one has now expired. Visit the main Hat of the Month CAL and Scarf of the Month CAL posts and sign up for the monthly reminder emails so you don’t miss the next one!

King Cole Chunky Tweed Yarn

For this chunky crochet scarf design, I used King Cole Chunky Tweed Yarn in color #3486 Islay. The blend of acrylic, wool, and viscose is super fluffy and warm. Multi-colored flecks give it an overall tweedy effect.

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Clustered Columns Scarf

Project Level Easy

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  • Yarn: 400 yds King Cole Chunky Tweed bulky weight yarn (72% acrylic, 25% wool, 3% viscose)
  • Hook: US size K (6.5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Notions: Yarn needle

Project Level

Easy – Basic stitches and clusters.


Approximately 7″ x 70″


10 dc x 6 rows = 4″

Use pattern as gauge swatch – after row 8, works should measure approximately 7″ x 4″.

Abbreviations used.

Pattern uses US crochet terms.

ch = chain

cl = cluster

csdc = chainless starting double crochet

dc = double crochet

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

sp = space

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side(s)

yo = yarn over

Special Stitches

Cluster (cl): (Yo, insert hook in indicated sp, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook) 4 times, yo and pull through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1 to close.

5 loops on hook for cluster

Chainless starting double crochet (csdc): Pull up a loop slightly taller than the height of a double crochet. Holding the top of the loop in place on your hook, wrap your hook around the loop counterclockwise. This wrap acts as a yarn over. Insert your hook into the first stitch and pull up a loop. [Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on your hook] twice.

Chainless Starting Double Crochet Tutorial on Stitches n Scraps

The csdc counts as a dc in the stitch counts at the end of the row. See this csdc tutorial for a closer look.


If you prefer not to use the csdc stitch, you can replace “Csdc” with “Ch 3 (counts as dc)” wherever it appears throughout the pattern. You can replace “Csdc, ch 1” with “Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1)” wherever it appears.

Scroll down for chart.

Ch 19

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each ch across. (19 sc)

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

Row 3: Turn, csdc in first st, dc in next st and in each st across. (19 dc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in each of next 4 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, sc in next st] 3 times, sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in each of last 2 sts. (14 sc, 5 ch-1 sps)

Row 5: Turn, csdc in first st, ch 1, sk next st, cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, [ch 1, sk next st, cl in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, ch 1, sk next st, dc in each of next 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, cl in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st, dc in last st. (6 dc, 5 cls, 8 ch-1 sps)

Repeat rows 4-5 an additional 55 times, then repeat row 4 once more.

Row 117: Turn, csdc in first st, dc in each remaining st and sp across. (19 dc)

Rows 118-119: Repeat row 2.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends

Clustered Columns Scarf Chart

Columns of Clusters Scarf Chart

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