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Juniper Berry Scarf

Finally, the third pattern in the Juniper Berry Collection is here – the Juniper Berry Scarf! This scarf pattern comes in two designs — Infinity/Circle, and Open/Straight. Whichever you choose, it’ll keep you cozy all winter. Keep reading to get the free pattern for the Infinity version.

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Inspiration

Several years ago, a friend and I went for walk in a forest full of Ponderosa Pine, Pinyon Pine, and Juniper trees. Somehow, our conversation went from talking about our dreams — those bucket list places to travel, owning our own home, and our children grown up — to juniper berries. Then, I mentioned how beautiful I found those dusty blue baubles, and she replied with, “The kids and I make a Christmas garland with them each year.” Her calm statement blew my mind. I still envision the Christmas tree in her living room adorned with those lovely juniper berries.

This scarf — like the cardigan and beanie — is inspired from that conversation. I designed this set to represent the dusty blue berries, and feathery boughs, with the Bead and Alpine Stitches. The yarn colors stay true to the Juniper tree. However, could you showcase another tree with a different color combination? Imagine a deep forest green offset by a red-brown to depict a lumbering Ponderosa Pine, or a light-golden yellow outlined with a soft gray to showcase the etherial Aspen Tree.

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Design

Texture and bulk wins every time when I design a new crochet pattern. The Juniper Berry Scarf isn’t exempt from these qualities either. A great winter scarf needs to keep the chill out, and wrap around a few times. Therefore, this scarf uses the Alpine Stitch to billow up the scarf, and the Bead Stitch to give it a little detail.

The Juniper Berry Scarf comes in two versions — Infinity/Circle, and Straight/Open. Keep reading for the free pattern for the Infinity/Circle Scarf. This version is worked in the round, and a stitch marker will keep you from losing track of each round’s beginning and end.

If you’re interested in the Straight/Open version, it’s included in the printable PDF pattern available for purchase in my Etsy or Ravelry Shops.

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Yarn + Substitutes

The Juniper Berry Beanie uses Lion Brand’s Hue + Me. It is a bulky (category 5) weight yarn that is 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool. A perfect blend for warmth and easy care. This yarn was new to me, and overall I really enjoyed it. My favorite thing about this yarn is the color palette — take a look here to pick your colors for the Juniper Berry Beanie. I picked Agave and Juniper – neither disappointed!

PATTERN

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Materials

  • Yarn – Hue + Me, bulky/category 5 (137yds/4.4oz, 125m/125g), 80/20% Acrylic/Wool
    • You will need 2 colors total.
      • MC = Juniper (173yds/159m)
      • CC = Agave (118yds/108m)
    • Substitutes : Any other bulky/category 5 yarn will work.
  • Crochet Hook – L (8.00mm) or correct hook to meet gauge
  • Scissors 
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Stitch Markers

Skill Level

Level 2 – Advanced Beginner

Notes

Check your gauge! If you want your scarf to be the same size as the pattern, please check gauge prior to starting this pattern.

Right vs Wrong Side. This scarf has two different sides of fabric — a textured side, and a smooth side. The Right Side of the fabric is textured where the Alpine Stitch pops out. The Wrong Side of the fabric is the smooth side. Knowing the difference will come in handy when we crochet the edging onto the scarf.

This scarf is crocheted in the round without using a turning chain, or a slip stitch to join each round. This creates a scarf without a seam. There is only one place that a turning chain is used — at the end of the foundation chain. The rest of the rounds do not have one. Crochet into the next stitch without joining.

Chain 2 at the end of the foundation chain DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Use a stitch marker in the first stitch of a round to keep track of where the round begins and ends.

Gauge

9 STS x 7 Rows = 4″ x 4″ square

  • Gauge is measured before blocking.
  • Stitches are measured along the DC rows.

Gauge Pattern

CH 11

Row 1 : DC in 3rd CH from hook. DC in every CH. CH 1. Turn. (9 STS)

Row 2 : SC in each ST across. CH 2. Turn. (9 STS)

Row 3 : DC in 1st ST. [FPTR around the ST 2 rows below. DC in next ST.] Repeat […] until end of row. CH 1. Turn. (9 STS)

Row 4 : SC in each ST across. CH 2. Turn. (9 STS)

Row 5 : DC in 1st ST. DC in next ST. [FPTR around the ST 2 rows below. DC in next ST.] Repeat […] until 1 ST remains. DC in last ST. CH 1. Turn. (9 STS)

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 until the swatch reaches 4″.

Finished Sizes + Fit

The Juniper Berry Scarf is designed for a bulky fit to keep the cold air out. There is only one size provided, but if you’d like to make a longer, or shorter, scarf then chain any length in multiples of 2. Change the width of the scarf by adding or subtracting rows/rounds in the MC.

Finished Size

Measurements taken before blocking.

  • Circumference = 65″
  • Width = 6.5″

The free version of the Juniper Berry Scarf Pattern includes only the Infinity/Circle Version. The premium PDF pattern includes both the Infinity/Circle, and Straight/Open versions. You can purchase the premium PDF in my Etsy or Ravelry Shop.

Stitch Abbreviations

American (US) terms used throughout.

  • CH(S) – chain(s)
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet
  • FPTR – front post treble crochet
  • BEAD – bead stitch
  • ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • SL ST – slip stitch
  • MC – main color (juniper)
  • CC – contrasting color (agave)
  • YO – yarn over
  • SK ST – skip stitch

Special Stitches

  • Alpine Stitch (FPTR + DC)
    • The Alpine Stitch consists of 4 rows, and this set of rows is repeated. The full stitch pattern is written out in the pattern instructions below. If you need more help with the Front Post Treble Crochet, or the Alpine Stitch, please refer to the tutorials linked below.
  • Bead Stitch (BEAD)
    • HDC in 1st ST. [SK ST. HDC in next ST. YO, and wrap hook around (front to back) the previous HDC. YO, and pull up loop. (3 loops on hook). YO, and wrap hook around the HDC. YO, and pull up loop. (5 loops on hook). YO and wrap hook around HDC. YO, and pull up loop. (7 loops on hook). YO, and pull through all 7 loops.] Repeat […] as the pattern states.
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Pattern Instructions

Infinity Scarf

In MC, CH 134. Join with a SL ST to the first CH. (Be careful not to twist the chain.) CH2. Do not turn. (134 STS)

RND 1 : DC in every CH around. Do not turn, and continue to RND 2 seamlessly. (134 STS)

RND 2 : SC in each ST around. Do not turn, and continue to RND 3 seamlessly. (134 STS)

RND 3 : [FPTR around the DC ST in 2 rows below. DC in next SC ST.] It will look like you skip a stitch in RND 2. Repeat […] until end of RND. Do not turn, and continue to RND 4 seamlessly. (134 STS)

RND 4 : SC in each ST around. Do not turn, and continue to RND 5 seamlessly. (134 STS)

RND 5 : [DC in next SC ST. FPTR around the DC ST 2 rows below.] It will look like you skip a stitch in RND 4. Repeat […] until end of RND. Do not turn, and continue to RND 6 seamlessly. (134 STS)

Repeat RND 2 – 3 one time, ending after RND 7.

Crochet the Edging

RND 8 : In CC, CH 1. [SK 1st ST. HDC in next ST. BEAD ST around the HDC.] Repeat […] until end of RND. Do not turn, and continue to RND 9 seamlessly. (134 STS)

RND 9 : HDC in each ST around. Join with a SL ST to the 1st ST. (134 STS)

Fasten off, and turn the scarf upside down to crochet the edging onto the other side. The Right Side of the fabric will be facing you.

In CC, repeat RNDS 8 – 9. Crochet into the foundation chain. The 1st stitch of RND 8 starts in the same stitch you attached the CC yarn into. The 2nd CH of the CH 2 counts as your 1st ST.

Fasten off, and weave in all remaining ends.

Find the whole Juniper Berry Collection here.

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