Free Pattern – Avondale Scarf

A little bit casual and a little bit quirky, the Avondale Scarf could easily become your go-to accessory for the season! The bold stripes in neutral colors have a unisex appeal that’s great for work or weekend wear. Add in the herringbone texture, with its slightly zigzag edge, and you have a piece that’s as much fun to make as it is to wear!

Avondale Scarf - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.comThe sample is shown in Vanna’s Choice yarn, which I originally received for free from Lion Brand for another project. The colors are 118 Midnight Blue (A), 123 Beige (B), and 124 Toffee (C).

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Avondale Scarf

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Easy – The herringbone double crochet stitch (HBdc) is somewhat uncommon, but is an easy variation of the double crochet.


Approximately 7 inches x 55 inches.


11 HBdc x 8 rows = 4″ square. After row 8 of pattern, work should measure approximately 7″ x 4″. Exact gauge is not critical.


  • ch = chain
  • HBdc= Herringbone double crochet (see Special Stitch)
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • RS = right side

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Special Stitch:

Herringbone Double Crochet (HBdc) – Yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over and draw up a loop. There are now 3 loops on your hook. Pull the 3rd loop through the 2nd loop. Yarn over and draw through one loop (chain 1). Yarn over and draw through both remaining loops on hook.

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Note: Ch 3 at the start of a row counts as an HBdc throughout.

Row 1 (RS): With A: Ch 22 loosely, HBdc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across. (20 sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, HBdc in next st and in each st across.

Row 3: Repeat row 2, changing to B at end of row.

Note: When changing colors, cut the old color, leaving a tail to weave in later. Do not carry colors from one section to another.

Rows 4-109: repeat row 2, working the indicated number of rows in each color as follows:

  • 1 row B
  • 2 rows C
  • 1 row B
  • 14 rows A
  • 1 row B
  • 14 rows C
  • 1 row B
  • 2 rows A
  • 8 rows B
  • 15 rows A
  • 8 rows B
  • 2 rows A
  • 1 row B
  • 14 rows C
  • 1 row B
  • 14 rows A
  • 1 row B
  • 2 rows C
  • 1 row B
  • 3 rows A


Fasten off, weave in all ends.



I hope you enjoy making this pattern.

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