Fan and V Stitch Crochet Scarf - Free Crochet Pattern

It's July. It's HOT. Might as well get ready for Fall!!  Let's make a scarf!

My Inspiration

I wanted to start a new project and just couldn't decide what to do. I wrote down a table of WIPs and a few random projects to choose from and I rolled the dice.  It came up with "a fall wearable" and another roll gave me "scarf".  (Yes, of course I have a video of me randomly coming up with this, *if* I've uploaded it... the link will be here.)  Now, then. What stitch to use? I haven't written down a dice table for stitches yet. So I was flipping through my "America's Crochet Book" (buy it here and help support me), and found a simple stitch pattern that I just knew I needed to use in this project.  Let's just get into it.

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Skill Level

A little bit beginner friendly, but more of an advanced beginner. If you can double crochet, you can learn to do this.


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Material Costs/Time to Make
Without coupons or sale items, this project cost me approximately :
  • $15 in yarn
The time to make :
  • 6 hours ... I really forgot to time myself.  And I crochet fairly slow because I get distracted a lot.  So... I don't really know how long this took to make.  Sorry. #sorrynotsorry 

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Finished Size (not including pompoms)

These are approximate measurements, as I always forget to measure before wearing and washing it. 
  • Width: 8” / 20.32cm with a "flare" on each end at 11” / 27.94cm
  • Length: 70” / 177.8cm


Gauge isn't extremely important. It's a scarf. I would just eyeball it. If it's not wide enough, add rows to the Bone colored section of the block. You will need to add DCs to the Brown sections at 2 stitches per extra row.  If it's not long enough, make more blocks.

Stitch Abbreviations

  • Ch – Chain
  • St(s) – Stitch(es)
  • SC – single crochet
  • HDC – half double crochet
  • DC – double crochet 
  • Vst – v stitch
  • Fan – fan stitch

Stitch Notes

Fan and V Stitch (Vst)

About 50% of this pattern is a Fan stitch of 5 dc into a single stitch or chain. 

And the other 50% is the simple V Stitch – dc, ch 2, dc {into the same st or sp}.

Pattern Notes

  • Written in US Terms
  • Repeat everything in-between ***  ***
  • You will be making 4 blocks
  • Only 3 blocks are made in 2 sections. The first section in Bone, then the second in Brown is attached on the short end of the Bone section.
  • The 4th block is only section 1
  • The blocks with have a "wavy" edge on one side.  I flipped them every other way when sewing together for a more visual pattern on the scarf.  This doesn't matter too much, since there is a border.


Make 4 blocks total.

Section 1 (in Bone)

Ch 59

Row 1: (this is the hardest row. No, really, it is) Dc in the 5th ch from you hook, ***sk 3 ch, 5 dc in next stitch, sk 3 ch, Vst, sk 3 ch,***, (you will do this a total of 6 times) then 5 dc, dc in last st.

Row 2: Ch 5, turn, dc into space in previous row, ***Shell into top of Shells, Vst in Vst space of previous row***, Shell into top of last Shell, Vst in space between dc and turning ch of previous row.

Rows 3-12: Repeat row 2.

Tie off. Cut yarn.  

Section 2, Attach Brown on "short end" of Section 1 


Row 1: SC 24 evenly across short end.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, Dc to end.

Rows 3-6: Repeat row 2.

Tie off leaving a long tail for sewing. 

Cut yarn.  

Let's Put it All Together

Step 1: Sew Together the Blocks

Line up the blocks at the short ends, so that when laid out, you have "Bone - Brown - Bone - Brown - Bone - Brown - Bone"

Use a tapestry needle to seam together the blocks at the short ends. 

The mattress stitch is recommended for a seamless look, but you can also use the whip stitch or your favorite seaming method. 

Step 2: Finish Edging/Border

Using Brown, attach anywhere you wish to start the border

Round 1: Evenly SC along the straight edges. (2 sc, ch 2, 2 sc) in corners.  

Round 2: HDC in the sc. (2 hdc, ch 2, 2 hdc) in corners.

Tie off. Cut yarn.

Step 3: PomPoms 

I made 4 pompom using the brown yarn and attached them to each corner. You could also make tassels instead. 

Here's a tik tok of me making the pompoms!

Customizing the Size

Again, the gauge doesn't matter with this pattern, you may wish to make it wider or longer. It should be fairly easy to customize your scarf.

As stated in the "Gauge" section above, to widen, add rows to the Bone colored section of the block. You will need to add DCs to the Brown sections at 2 stitches per extra row.  To make it longer, make more blocks.   

Let's see what you make!

Hope you enjoy this pattern and I want to see your work! 

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