The Dripping Springs Crochet Scarf is an advanced beginner crochet pattern. It uses the Double Crochet stitch with different variations to create a delicately textured scarf. Keep reading to discover the inspiration and design of this pattern.

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Inspiration + Design

Originally, I designed this stitch pattern back in 2018 while my family and I were still living on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. That summer, a friend invited me to hike down the Hermit Trail. I took her up on the invitation, and we started exploring the Canyon in a new-to-me place — Hermit’s Rest Trail

Hermit Trail is the least traveled of the three main trails that start from the South Rim. It’s more steep, more narrow, and a little more rocky. Despite the rise in difficulty, I loved seeing this new-to-me part of the inner gorge! However, the best part laid at the end of our hike — Dripping Springs.

Dripping Springs is this tiny spit of a waterfall found in the Grand Canyon. Chances are it isn’t classified as a waterfall, because the water does not rush from this spring — it drips. However, those consistent drips fill up a small pool, spill into a long draw, and provide watered dirt for grasses, flowers. shrubs, and trees to flourish. A true oasis found in the desert!

After taking in the glory, and a bit of rest, at Dripping Springs, my friend and I hiked out. We had one of the best times together, and I cherish this memory with her. Later that summer, I created a stitch pattern in honor of that sliver of Grand Canyon, and the deep friendship that grew at Dripping Springs.

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Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF pattern in either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.

Yarn + Substitutes

This crochet scarf uses my hand dyed yarn in Cloudcroft DK (100% SW Merino, 246yds/100g). You only need two skeins (exactly 492yds) to make a perfectly sized scarf. The Dripping Springs Scarf is designed in a Poured/Color Pooling color way similar to Don’t Look Down or Solstice. Usually with hand dyed yarn it’s a good idea to alternate skeins every two rows to keep the colors from collecting in certain areas. I did not alternate skeins with this scarf to show what the natural flow of color of a Poured/Color Pooling dyed yarn.

Some of my favorite color options that I’m dying to try in this scarf are listed below. Each color way has limited Ready to Ship skeins, but there is a separate listing for Dyed to Order skeins. These skeins ship in 1-3 weeks depending on how many orders I need to fill. If you’d like a current processing time, or to request a specific quantity, please email me at

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Purchase in my Etsy Shop

high desert yarn hand dyed yarn

Purchase in my Etsy Shop

high desert yarn hand dyed yarn

Purchase in my Etsy Shop

high desert yarn hand dyed yarn

Purchase in my Etsy Shop

high desert yarn hand dyed yarn

More color options are available in my Etsy shop. Click either link below to discover my Collections + Trail Treasures.

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This pattern is only available for purchase in either my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.

The ad-free, PDF pattern includes photo tutorials for the Crossed Double Crochet Stitch, and Chainless Starting Double Crochet. It also includes FULL designer support from me. Thank you for supporting my small business!


  • Yarn
    • Cloudcroft DK, DK/category 3 (246yds/100g), 100% Superwash Merino Wool
      • Cloudcroft DK is a hand dyed yarn available in my Etsy Shop. Each skein is thoughtfully hand dyed by me.
      • You need exactly 2 skeins ( 492yds ) to make this scarf
      • Substitutes : Any other DK/category 3 yarn will work.
  • Crochet Hook – H/8 (5.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Stitch Markers

Finished Size

Measurements taken after blocking.

  • Length = 70″
  • Width = 9.5″

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

  • CH(s) – chain(s)
  • DC – double crochet
  • XDC – crossed double crochet
  • ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • SP(S) – space(s)
  • CSDC – chainless starting double crochet

The Dripping Springs Scarf will easily become your favorite accessory this season! Crocheted with the Cloudcroft DK, it drapes for days, but has a warmth that isn’t sweltering. Bonus – it makes a delightful handmade holiday gift to anyone on your list this year. Wrap your loved ones up in a crocheted-by-you scarf in a delicious hand dyed yarn.

Pick up the PDF pattern, and your choice of 2 skeins in my Etsy Shop.

dripping springs crochet scarf high desert yarn

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