Saturday, April 4, 2020

Crocheting during the Lockdown Times, Crochet Lacy Scarf Free Pattern and Video Tutorial

Hello blogging friends, 

How are you doing in these challenging times? It's hard to believe all these things are really happening! 

This is the end of the third week of the shelter-in-place order in my town. And it's been rough. All of my work outside of home was canceled. I'm grateful for the little crochet business that I've built for myself over the past several years as it keeps me floating financially and emotionally. 

I've been doing a lot of crocheting over the past three weeks. Way more than usual! 

I promised myself to take a better care of myself during these challenging times. It's important to stay healthy physically and emotionally. It's important to exercise and eat well, to stay positive and keep our spirits up. 

Now to my recent crochet project! I finished this scarf last week. It was an easy and quick project as there is only one repeating row in the pattern. 

I completed this scarf in couple of days, working on it mostly while home schooling my kids (our local schools are closed and parents temporarily became teachers). 

This stitch is nothing new, you probably have seen it before. It worked really nice with La Brebis yarn from Knitcrate March 2020 box. This yarn is 100% baby alpaca, and it's is category 1, fine, fingering yarn. I worked with a hook size E (3.5 mm), and my scarf came out 70 inches long, and 12 inches wide. It took about 800 yards of yarn. 

If you haven't heard of Knitcrate, it's a monthly subscription yarn box. In addition to yarn, you will find in this subscription box a booklet with crochet and knit patterns created designed specifically for the yarn of that month. And there's always a little extra surprise. For example, for the month of March it was cute colorful stitch markers and stitch stoppers for knitting. 

You can find out more information about Knitcrate Subscription Box from their website. And if you decide to subscribe (by the way, you can cancel your subscription at any time), you can use the coupon code OLGA20 to get 20% off your first month subscription. (Disclosure: Knitcrate will pay me a small commission at no cost to you). 

I created a very detailed video tutorial for this scarf pattern. 

And here is the written pattern:

Multiple of 10, plus 5. 

Row 1: tr in 5th ch from hook, tr in each of next 4 ch, skip next 4 ch, *tr in next ch, ch 4, tr in each of next 5 ch, skip next 4 ch* across, end with tr in next ch, ch 4, tr in last tr. 

Row 2: ch 4, turn, *5 tr in next ch-4 space, skip next 5 tr, tr in next tr (it's the last tr of tr-5 group), ch 4* across, end with tr in top of turning ch. 

Repeat Row 2 for the pattern. 


  1. Your lacy scarf is so pretty and I like the color of it. Yes, during this time is great to keep busy and to eat well and get exercise. Stay safe and be well.

  2. Beautiful, elegant scarf !!!! Love the color !!!
    Be safe !

  3. It is a beautiful scarf. Take good care of yourself, stay safe.