Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Sky Scarf - Free Pattern - With Sun and Rainbow Motifs

Sky Scarf was published in 2015 - one of my first patterns! A third-party company picked it up and it has been unavailable since then. I've now fixed up a few of my 'rookie' mistakes and brought it here to the blog. 

The main part of the scarf is long and thin, designed to be looped three times around. This pattern is great for stash busting; but please, keep the same yarn thickness and fibre if you are substituting. Motifs can be permanently attached by sewing in place, or if you’d like to alternate them, add snap fasteners to the rainbow and/or a brooch back to the sun. Main Scarf and Rainbow motifs are worked in rows, and the Sun motif is worked in the round.  

A fun idea could be to match the scarf to the sky outside, as you make it, if you plan to work over a few days! 


Yarn: Approx 25 grams of 8ply each of sky blue, grey, and white for the main scarf.

 AND/OR Approx 5 grams of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet 

AND/OR 5 grams of golden yellow. 

Hook: A 4mm crochet hook (G/5) 

Notions: stitch markers, yarn needle – 

OPTIONAL – snap fasteners or pin/brooch back 

Skill level: Beginner

Written in US terms.

Special Stitches:

Ps: Popcorn = 5dc; then , taking your hook out, reinsert back into the top of the first dc, and into the last dc, yarn over and pull through. 

p: picot = Ch 3, sl st back into 1st ch.

Full list of abbreviations at the end of the pattern. 

Main Scarf: 

With Grey, make a chain of 333. 

Row 1: Sk the first 3 chains (counts as turning chain) and dc across to the last chain, turn. (331 dc) 

Row 2 -3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc) 330 dc across, turn (331 dc) 

Row 4: With White, rep Row 2 Rows 5-7: 

With Sky Blue rep Row 2. 

Fasten off and weave in ends, and join the two short sides together to create an infinity scarf. 

Rainbow Motif is attached.


With Red, make a chain of 34 

Row 1: Sk 1st ch, sc across to last ch, turn (33 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (not counted as st) 33 sc 

rep Row 2 once more with red, and continue to repeat Row 2 three times in the colour sequence; orange, yellow, green, indigo/purple, violet/pink 

Fasten off and weave in ends. 

Sun Motif Attached.

Sun Motif: 

Using Yellow, make a magic loop. 

Round 1: ch 1, 6 sc into loop, and pull to secure. Do not join, continue as a spiral. (6 sc) 

Round 2: 2 sc into each st. (12 sc) 

Round 3: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next, rep from * around. (18 sc). 

Round 4: *2 sc into next st, 1 sc into next sts, rep from * around. (24 sc) 

Round 5: *Ch 3, Ps into next dc, ch 3, sc into next stitch, rep from * 10 times, Ch 3, Ps into next sc, ch 3, sl st to first st. (12 Ps) 

Round 6: *Ch 6, sk Ps, sl st into next sc, rep from * 11 times, sl st into 1st ch-6 sp of round (12 sl st)

Round 7: Ch 3 (counts as dc) 3 dc in same ch-6 sp, p, 4dc in same ch-6 sp, * 4 dc in next ch-6 sp, p, 4 dc in same ch6 sp, rep from * 10 times, sl st to 3rd ch. (56 dc, 12 p)

Fasten off and weave in ends

Attach the motifs as desired, the rainbow can fit around the looped scarf to keep it in place. 


US terminology: 

ch – chain 

sc - single crochet

dc– double crochet 

p – picot (see above)

Ps – popcorn stitch (see above) 

sk – skip 

sl st – slip 

stitch st/s – stitch/es 

rep - repeat 

I hope you enjoy this beginner-friendly infinity scarf! 

Happy Crocheting,


Copyright © 2015, 2019, 2023 Emma Wilkinson Designs All Rights Reserved No restrictions are placed on finished items made with this pattern, however, the pattern may not be resold or copied in any form. Pictures remain the property of Emma Wilkinson Designs 

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