Nicois Skinny Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern

I whipped up this pretty scarf in two days – I’d say about 3-4 hours of work altogether. I called it Nicois, to honor this lovely town of Nice that’s become our home a year ago.

I used exactly 1 ball of Katia Darling yarn (60% merino, 40% nylon; 190m/50 g or 207 yds/1.76 oz – fingering/4-ply weight) and 3.5mm/E hook. This is a self-striping yarn with longish colour runs.

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My scarf is slightly over 2m (7 feet) long and 4 cm (1.75 in) wide.

I started with 398 chains. To make the pattern work the best you need to a number of chains that’s divisible by 8 and 6 additional stitches (n*8+6). When I was casting on, I was counting stitches in eights until I got a string that was long enough, and then added 6 more chains.

I use US terminology in the pattern. ch – chain, sl st – slip stitch, sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet,

Round 1. Sc in second chain from the hook, and in every ch across. Do not turn, make 2 more sc in the last ch (3 sc in total in the last ch). Continue working in the bottom part of the ch, making one sc in every stitch. Make 1 more sc in the last ch (3 sc altogether – 1 in the beginning of the round, and 2 in the end, I do not count the ch that was skipped in the very beginning). Join the round with a sl st.

Round 2. Ch1, sc in the same stitch, (skip next three sc, ch 5, sc in the 4th sc) until you get to the end of the stripe, before turning around the edge. You should make your sc in the 1st of the 3 sc’s that were made in the same ch. ch 5, sc in the 3rd of these 3sc’s. You have turned around the edge.  (skip next three sc, ch 5, sc in the 4th sc)until you get to the end of the stripe, before turning around the second edge. ch 5, join the round with sl st.

Round 3. 3 sl st the the first ch-5 space. ch1, sc in the same ch-5 space. (ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 space) across. Ch 7 instead of ch5 for the arcs that turn around the edge. Join the round with a sl. st.

Round 4. 3 sl st the the first ch-5 space. ch1, sc in the same ch-5 space. (5 dc in the next sc, sc in the next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 space) across until you make sc in ch-7 space. Ch 3, 5 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sc in the next ch-7 space, ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 space.  (5 dc in the next sc, sc in the next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in the next ch-5 space) across until you make sc in ch-7 space. Ch 3, 5 dc in the next sc, ch 3, sc in the next ch-7 space, ch 5, join the round with a sl st.

Finish off, weave in the ends. Block.

Here’s a chart to help you figure out the pattern.

nicois chart

I have to admit that I have a problem writing out crochet patterns in English. So please feel free to contact me if you have questions, or a suggestion for better wording. You can comment here, or email me at silkandwool.eu [at] gmail dot com.

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  1. 5
    Natas Nest

    Wow, that’s wonderful!! ♥ Really pretty, thanks for sharing :-). And thank you very much for your nice comment on my granny blanket, I’m so pleased!! Happy Weekend, Nata

    • 6
      silkandwool

      Thank you for your kind words, Nata! You have some great patterns on your blog, too :) And I really like you blanket – how it’s rectangular rather square. I’ll keep an eye on your blog – I just saw your snails, they are so cute :)
      Happy almost Sunday,
      Leyla

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    Carol E.

    I love this scarf! The colors, pattern, texture, and size are what I’m looking for. Do you sell it? If so, how much? Shipping? I live in Washington, DC.

    • 16
      leilalieva

      Hi Carol, I am sorry for a late reply. I do not have the scarf anymore, but would be happy to make you one. I will email you with details.
      Regards, Leyla

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