This ultra long crochet scarf warmly embraces you like a much-needed hug. There’s just something about the super long design that just keeps wrapping and wrapping that feels comforting and welcome. I named this scarf after a cyclone because my goal was to make an extra long scarf that would wind and wind and wind, engulfing you in a delicious warmth with every wrap. I hope you enjoy this long scarf free crochet pattern!
This scarf is perfect for the beginner crocheter. It comes together easily with repeat rows of half double crochet stitched through the back loop only which creates the beautiful ribbing. The repeat rows matched with the interesting color pattern and tapered ends make for an easy design with an elegant and interesting twist that won’t scream, “this is the first thing I’ve ever crocheted!”
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This long scarf free crochet pattern is written in US terms. If needed, you can find a handy term conversion chart right here in my Resource Library.
This pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial as well! I crochet with you the entire pattern. So, if you’re more of a visual learner, you can check out the video on YouTube here, or find it further down in this post!
If you opt for the written version, I recommend giving the pattern a read-through before you begin so you can visualize the big picture and consider any specific notes for help along the way! The ad-free printable copy of this pattern (from Etsy or Ravelry) includes lots of in-the-making photos for each step of the way as well.
You can find the printable, AD-FREE version of this pattern here:
Cyclone Scarf Crochet Pattern Notes & Tips:
Size & Gauge:
Size: The scarf will end up being about 94″ long and 8″ wide.
Gauge: 4”x4” of half double crochet = 18 stitches x 12 rows BEFORE blocking.
Although I’m an advocate for blocking, sometimes I feel like accessories are optional. So, I’m providing the gauge prior to blocking in case you don’t want to block yours. Blocking usually stretches the gauge a bit so keep that in mind if you’re blocking your gauge swatch.
The final thing I’ll say about gauge with scarves this is that I don’t feel like it’s absolutely critical to match the gauge. Is it going to make a massive difference if yours is an inch wider or shorter? That’s up to you, but I personally don’t think it’s going to make or break it.
Policies & Disclaimers:
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What makes this pattern eco-friendly and sustainable?
THE YARN: I use only sustainable and eco-friendly yarn that has been ethically grown/raised and processed, putting the people and the planet first. This is why I chose Malabrigo’s 100% merino wool for this scarf. Malabrigo prioritizes sustainability and eco-conscious practices throughout. They use a more sustainable superwash process which allows sustainable yarn-related businesses like mine access to the vibrantly colored yarn that superwash produces, without all the environmental problems that traditional superwash processes cause, which makes me feel SO good.
THE SLOW YARN MOVEMENT: I’m participating in the Slow Yarn Movement. There’s far too much to talk about here, but please take a few minutes to learn about what this means by reading the article I wrote about the Slow Yarn Movement as part of my 6-part Sustainable Crochet Series.
If you’re interested in learning more about sustainable crochet you can read all about it in the 6-part series I did covering everything about Sustainable Crochet and how to implement it into your own crafting starting today!
Materials you will need:
Malabrigo Worsted | 100% Merino Wool | Weight: 4/Worsted/Medium | 210 yards per ball
Colors – choose the colors you love! I chose these two colors for my scarf:
OTHER TOOLS & MATERIALS:
Abbreviations used in this long scarf free crochet pattern:
ch – chain
st – stitch
hk – hook
sl st – slip stitch
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
BLO – back loop only
inc – increase
dec – decrease
(…) x – repeat instructions indicated number of times
[…] – number of stitches in row/round
- The scarf is worked in turning rows of hdc through the back loop only which creates the ribbing.
- Chain 1 and turn after each row – the chain does NOT count as a stitch
- If you’re not comfortable with the fhdc stitch, an alternative is to chain 281 and hdc back along the chain (begin your first hdc in the 2nd ch from the hk)
Begin with Color A yarn
Row 1: fhdc 280, ch 1, turn 
Row 2-13: BLO hdc across 
Switch to Color B yarn
Row 14-26: BLO hdc across 
Fasten off and weave in ends.
- The tapered ends are added after the rectangle is complete – one end in Color A and the other in Color B.
- The tapered ends are worked in turning rows of hdc through the back loop only
- Chain 1 and turn after each row – the turning chain does NOT count as a stitch
- When making a border along an edge of hdc rows, the ratio is 1.5 border stitches for each hdc row. This is why you make 39 hdc in Row 1 of the tapered ends below: MATH: 26 x 1.5 = 39
Begin with Color A yarn. Rejoin the yarn at one of the rectangle’s corners with a sl st.
Row 1: hdc 39 evenly across the short side of the scarf to the opposite side 
Row 2-16: BLO hdc across 
Row 17: BLO hdc2tog, hdc across until the final 2 st, hdc2tog 
Row 18: BLO hdc across 
Row 19-47: repeat rows 12 & 13 alternatively, referring to the row count below if needed.
Repeat Rows 1-47 with Color B on other end of the scarf. Fasten off and weave in ends.
TAPERED END ROW COUNT:
Row 1-16: 
Row 17 & 18: 
Row 19 & 20: 
Row 21 & 22: 
Row 23 & 24: 
Row 25 & 26: 
Row 27 & 28: 
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Row 39 & 40: 
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CYCLONE SCARF VIDEO TUTORIAL:
You did it! Well done!
I would love to see your completed Cyclone scarves. Please post pictures on instagram and tag me @offthebeatenhook and use #offthebeatenhook. Cheers!
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