Crochet The Alpine Man Scarf
Hi everyone! Today I am bringing to you a tutorial on how to crochet The Alpine Man Scarf.
I hope you are well, and that you are enjoying January has been treating you well. It’s been cold, but I suppose this is what winters are supposed to be like! I am grateful to live in the UK in the winter, because I find the winters a lot more mild than where I originally am from (the French Alps), where it can become really freezing!
A special gift for my father
I was inspired to create a new pattern for a scarf for my dad. To be honest, I wanted to make it extra special, because my dad is an amazing person who deserves the best scarf in the world.
I had thought long and hard on which stitch to use for a scarf, however it is not always easy to find the perfect stitch for a man, as sometimes crochet can be a bit too delicate for a manly project. However, I did manage to find the perfect pattern, with the Alpine Stitch. I hope you enjoy this project as much as I enjoyed creating it!
The Alpine Stitch: perfect for a masculine scarf
The video tutorial can be found here: Crochet Alpine Man Scarf Video Tutorial
I was trying to think of a stitch that would be perfect for a man scarf. I came up with this pattern which I was incredibly happy with, and I made this perfect gift for my dad. It uses the Alpine Stitch, which is perfect for a winter project, because it is tight woven, and makes the scarf nice and warm, as well as cosy.
It also creates this absolutely gorgeous pattern, the Alpine Stitch, which is so beautiful, and can be used for a man or a woman garment I think, depending of course on which colour you use it for.
There really is something very special about the Alpine Stitch, which makes the project crocheted look very wintery and classy.
The video tutorial is very easy to follow
This stitch, and this scarf, are very easy to crochet, once you get the hang of the process, and I definitely think that a new crocheter can make this scarf quite easily.
Once I had finished this scarf, I gave it to my dad for Christmas, and he absolutely adored it, and it really inspired me to write down the pattern and film a tutorial too. I hope you enjoy them, do let me know if you created this scarf for a special man in your life, such as your boyfriend, husband, brother, or your dad, I would love to know. Also, please do tag me on Social Media, I love seeing your creations so much, it warms my heart.
I come from the French Alps originally, which I sometimes miss quite a lot, so this project really connected me to my Dad who still lives there.
The free PDF pattern can be downloaded here: Crochet The Alpine Man Scarf
Have a lovely week,
The Pattern for The Alpine Man Scarf
Notes: I will be writing in US terms
2 skeins of James C brett Marble Chunky yarn in shade MC06
6.5 mm hook
Pair of scissors
Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
Sl st : slip stitch
SC : Single crochet (UK double)
DC : Double crochet (UK Treble)
Ch : chain
EOR : End of row
FPDC : Front post Double Crochet
Begin pattern here:
Make a slip knot, and chain 28
Complete rows as follows:
1 : SC into 3rd ch from hook, and SC into each stitch until eor (=26 stitches)
2 : 3 ch (counts as DC throughout), turn your work, and DC into every stitch until eor
3 : 1 ch (counts as SC throughout), turn your work, and SC into every stitch until eor
4 : 3 ch, turn your work, [Front post DC into 2nd st (DC from previous row), DC into SC from previous row] until eor
5 : 1 ch, turn your work, SC into every stitch until eor
6 : 3 ch, turn your work, [DC into SC from previous row, FPDC into DC form previous row (alternating the FPDC/DC from the previous rows)] until eor
7: Repeat row 5
8-186 : Alternate rows 3,4,5,6 until end of project
Tidy up all loose ends.