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Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf Pattern

The Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf is an elegant, quick working accessory. It is crocheted in short rows for an easily customized length, and comprised of three different stitches. This crochet pattern features the Puff Stitch and Paired Half Double Crochetkeep reading to learn about the inspiration behind this scarf.

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Inspiration

The Brioche Bun Scarf started with cinnamon rolls. This past Christmas I made homemade cinnamon rolls to enjoy on Christmas morning. With our canceled trip to visit family in Arizona, I set out to make Christmas as magical as possible this year. Since, homemade cinnamon rolls seemed like the equivalent of placing the star on top of the tree.

For buttery, sweet, pillowy cinnamon rolls, you need to make brioche dough. I read through the recipe, planned out the dough rising schedule, and set my timers. At the end of Christmas Eve, I tucked the cinnamon rolls into the fridge for one last slow rise.

In the morning, I woke my sweet and spicy babies up to discover their filling had leaked out during the quiet, dark hours of Santa delivering presents. Nothing else was on the menu Christmas morning, so into the oven they went. So, I crossed my fingers, and sipped my coffee, hoping they would still hold hints of cinnamon between their fluffy layers.

Design

Well, the brioche dough turned into light and airy brioche bread – a perfect balance of sweet and buttery. However, cinnamon rolls did not come out of the oven. The brioche rolls stood in puddles of cinnamon sugar like my kids standing in puddles of melting snow from the fresh powder. My cinnamon rolls failed, but the air pockets in the brioche bread inspired the squishy Puff Stitches in the Brioche Bun Scarf. It needed another stitch with close to equal bulk, so in stepped the Paired Half Double Crochet. It is closer knit together to lessen the prevalence of holes between stitches.

When I wear the Brioche Bun Scarf, it is the perfect mix between bulky, but not clunky. The Puff Stitches, and Paired Half Double Crochet Stitches give it a light and airy feel wrapped around the neck. It’s a perfect fashion piece to wear from early Fall to waning Winter.

Yarn + Substitutes

The Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice. It is a worsted weight (category 4), 100% acrylic. The best part is that this yarn is budget friendly, and machine washer friendly. Other yarns my testers used were Yarn Bee Soft & Sleek, and Caron Cakes–both yarns created beautiful scarves! However, any worsted weight (category 4) yarn would work with the Brioche Bun Scarf.

Finished Size + Fit

Finished Size

  • Measurements are taken before blocking.
  • Width – 7.5 inches
  • Length (without fringe) – 6 feet
  • Length (with fringe) – 7 feet

Creating a custom fit.

  • Width – If you would like to change the width, start your beginning chain in multiples of 2 + 1.
  • Length – Crochet Rows 1-5 as much as you’d like to create a custom length. Be sure to end it with Rows 1-3 to make each side even.
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PATTERN

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Description

The Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf is an easy crochet pattern suitable for advanced beginners. It is crocheted in short rows that allow for easy length adjustment. The Puff Stitches, my favorite part, give it a bit of squishy texture, while the Paired Half Double Crochet Stitches provide interest to the fabric without being overwhelming.

Materials

  • Yarn – Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, category 4, 100% acrylic, 170yds/156m per 3.5oz/100g
    – You will need 550yds to complete a scarf with fringe. If you’re making this scarf without fringe, you will need 500yds.
  • Crochet Hook – I/9 (5.50mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape or Ruler

Notes

Experience Level = Advanced Beginner. You will need to have an understanding of the Half Double Crochet, and the Puff Stitch to begin.

Check your gauge! This is important if you want your scarf to be the same size as the pattern.

CH 2 at the end of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Create a custom fit. This scarf is easily adaptable to change the width and length. Please see the Finished Size section for more details on how to do this.

Gauge

14 STS (in HDC) x 10 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square

Create gauge using the HDC.

Gauge is measured BEFORE blocking.

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

CH – chain
HDC – half double crochet
PHDC – paired half double crochet
PUFF5 – puff stitch (5 loop)
PUFF7 – puff stitch (7 loop)
YO – yarn over
ST(S) – stitch(es)

Tutorials

Paired Half Double Crochet

Written Instructions
YO and insert hook into the previous ST, YO and pull up one loop. (3 loops on the hook.) YO and insert hook into next ST, YO and pull up one loop. (5 loops on the hook.) YO and pull through all loops on the hook.

If you need help with this stitch, please use the following resources.

Puff Stitch (5 loop)

YO and insert hook into next ST. YO and pull up loop through ST. (Three loops on hook.) YO and insert hook into same ST. (Four loops on hook.) YO and pull up loop through ST. (Five loops on hook.) YO and pull through all loops on hook.

The Puff Stitch is complete. Do not CH 1 to “lock” the stitch. This will give the stitches a slight slant. For this pattern, the next HDC will “lock” the Puff Stitch.

If you need help with this stitch, please use the following resources.

Puff Stitch (7 loop)

Written Instructions
YO and insert hook into next ST. YO and pull up loop through ST. (Three loops on hook.) YO and insert hook into same ST. (Four loops on hook.) YO and pull up loop through ST. (Five loops on hook.) YO and insert hook into same ST. (Six loops on hook.) YO and pull up loop through ST. (Seven loops on hook.) YO and pull through all loops on hook.

The Puff Stitch is complete. Do not CH 1 to “lock” the stitch. This will give the stitches a slight slant. For this pattern, the next HDC will “lock” the Puff Stitch.

If you need help with this stitch, please use the following resources.

Pattern Instructions

CH 23

Row 1 : HDC in 2nd CH from the hook. HDC in each CH. CH 2. Turn. (22 STS)

Row 2 : HDC in the 1st ST. PHDC in each ST until 1 ST remains. HDC in the last ST. CH 2. Turn. (22 STS) *Double check your stitch count on this row.*

Row 3 : HDC in each ST across the row. CH 2. Turn. (22 STS)

Row 4 : PUFF5 in the 1st ST. [Skip next ST. HDC in the next ST. PUFF7 in the skipped ST.] Repeat […] until 1 ST remains. PUFF5 in the last ST. CH 2. Turn. (10 HDC, 2 PUFF5, 10 PUFF7)

Row 5 : Repeat Row 4

Row 6 : HDC in each ST across. CH 2. Turn (22 STS)

Repeat Rows 2-6 28 times or until the scarf reaches 6 feet in length.

Rows 147 – 148 : Repeat Rows 2-3

Tie off and weave in all loose ends.

Blocking – I suggest blocking this scarf to straighten the sides as neat as possible. However, you may skip this step.

Adding Fringe a Crochet Scarf

You need approximately 50yds of yarn for a triple stranded fringe. Start by cutting yarn into 12″ strips. Take 3 strands of yarn, and fold them in half evenly to create a loop on one end. Between every HDC ST along the bottom row, pull the loop through using a crochet hook. Insert the tails through the loop, and pull gently to tighten. Be sure to evenly space out each group of strands along the edge. Next, steam the fringe to loosen any wrinkles. Last, trim the fringe after steaming to even it out.

Repeat this process on the other side of the scarf, and wear your beautiful Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf!

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4 Comments

  • Cindy

    Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I’ve been crocheting for years, but I’ve never made anything like this. Usually I am doing amigurumi, or knitting. This pattern showed up in my newsfeed and I started it right away. I just love it. Thank you!

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