Inside – The Thistle Snood Crochet Pattern is a beginner friendly crochet project. Keep your head snuggly this Autumn with this bulky crochet hooded scarf. Read on to learn more about this pattern.

Ahh.. sweet Autumn, and the wonders of the changing colors. Not only do the tree leaves change from greens to fiery oranges and reds, but also the native grasses and wildflowers change colors. The plants around your toes and at your finger tips start to fade into yellows and purples, especially the thistle.

The Thistle Snood is an easy, beginner crochet pattern.

Living in Oklahoma wasn’t the best experience for me, and my family. We had to dig deep, and discover the good out of life until we were able to move on to Idaho. So, from this need.. desperation (?).. to seek the good and beautiful, I started to walk around one of the smaller lakes in the local National Park in our small Oklahoman town.

After dropping off my oldest at school, my youngest and I would saddle up for a walk about this lake. There was a winding, paved trail that made pushing the stroller easier than the gravely trails meandering through the forest. I can’t count the laps and miles my daughter and I completed around this lake. But we walked it enough times that I can still recall every section almost 1.5 years since the last time I saw that little lake.

Sometime during the early Fall of 2020, I desperately searched for beauty in front of my eyes. That’s when I started to notice two colors lingering in the summer foliage – yellow and light purple. It truly surprised me. I thought “fall colors” only included bright yellows, burning oranges, and fiery reds. Light purple is not at the top of my list of “fall colors”.

During one walk, I stepped a little closer to the light purple speckles on the side of a slope. I needed to know what plant was responsible for that audacious color! Lo, and behold… it was a thistle creating the purple speckles amidst all the yellow, dying grasses. Such a beauty to witness the yellows and purples melting together!

How the Thistle Snood Crochet Pattern is Designed

Now, it’s pretty obvious that the Thistle Snood gets it’s name from the thistle flower – that lingering bit of summer in a fall field. But, how do you crochet it?

The Thistle Snood is an easy, beginner friendly crochet pattern. Here are a few crochet stitches you should know prior to starting this pattern…

  • Half Double Crochet
  • Crocheting around the post of the stitch
  • Mattress Stitch for seaming

Every piece of this snood is worked in turning rows, and seamed along the ends to create the looped scarf and hood. Plus, the stitch texture is fairly dense to keep the autumn breezes off your head and neck. The Thistle Snood will make you antsy to get out and explore this Fall!

Materials + Sizing Info

  • Bulky (category 5) yarn, 100% acrylic
    • I used the Loops & Threads Charisma is Boysenberry
  • Crochet Hook – size L 8.00mm
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Markers

The Thistle Snood Crochet Pattern contains 2 sizes (child, and adult) with instructions to customize the fit. The various sizes are identified as: Child (Adult)

  • Circumference – 54″ (66”)
  • Width (before the hood) – 5″ (6”)
  • Hood depth (the scarf portion is included in height) – 8″ (10.5”)
  • Hood height – 9″ (10.5”)

Yarn + Substitutes

Need a quick project for a gift, or the weekend? The Thistle Snood has you covered. It’s crocheted with a Bulky (category 5) yarn that is 100% acrylic. At least in the US, it’s easy to find this kind of yarn in most major yarn and craft retailers. For this pattern, I chose to stitch up the Loops & Threads Charisma in Boysenberry from my local Michael’s Craft Store.

Other great options for this crochet snood…

  • Lion Brand Hue + Me
  • Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky
  • I Love this Yarn Chunky
Use a bulky weight yarn for the Thistle Snood Crochet Pattern.

Ready to get started on the Thistle Snood?
You can find it exclusively in the
Crochet Capsule’s Festive Nights Collection.

What is the Crochet Capsule?

The Crochet Capsule is a group of four designers using their unique strengths to create something marvelous in the crochet world! Together, we have designed a handful of crochet patterns that compliment the season. Our inspiration for this edition are all the evenings spent with loved ones during the Autumn months. We picked jewel tones, and made our patterns sized for the whole family.

Missed the first edition of the Crochet Capsule? You can find the Garden Collection here.

Designers Include

  • Michelle Ferguson of Two Brothers Blankets
  • Helen Wilkinson of Sunflower Cottage Crochet
  • Kristine Mullen of Ambassador Crochet
  • Joanna Robinson of High Desert Yarn

Crochet Patterns Included in the Festive Nights Collection

  • Camellia Mittens designed by Two Brothers Blankets
  • The Family Set designed by Sunflower Cottage Crochet
  • Emerald Isle Blanket designed by Ambassador Crochet
  • Thistle Snood designed by High Desert Yarn
  • BONUS – Bejeweled Cozies designed by High Desert Yarn

The Crochet Capsule’s Festive Nights Collection will be on presale from October 6 – 9, 2023 for $9 USD. After October 9, the price increases to $12 USD. Click here to purchase your Crochet Capsule!

Once you purchase the Festive Nights Collection, you will have the option to join The Crochet Capsule’s Community Group on Facebook. In this group, the designers will share pattern support and other helpful crochet tips to help you maximize the cozy crochet season to the fullest.

High Desert Yarn is made possible by YOUR support. Thank you for reading this blog post, and helping build High Desert Yarn. Happy Creating, Joanna

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