River Gem crochet Scarf

The River Gem scarf is a project that flows smoothly just as its name suggests. In fact, I did not realise its likeness with a stream/river till my friends on Instagram pointed it out and helped me name it. A huge thanks to them.  

River Gem crochet scarf

The techniques used in this pattern is called the Gem stitch. As used in this pattern, the DCs are worked into the SCs and vice versa, so it makes a kind of wave (which makes me wonder why it isn’t called the wave stitch. hmm!).


River Gem crochet scarf

This scarf is worked in multiples of 3, with 2 repetitive rows and colour changes. So trust me when I say this is an easy make.

River Gem scarf

And yes, there couldn’t not be a nice hat to accompany the scarf; which will be in the next post.

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51″ long and 6.5″ wide

You’ll need:

– 1 skein each Alize cotton gold- worsted weight yarn; 100g/3.5oz, 165mt/180yds; in colors cream and brown
– 5.5 hook
– Needle to weave in ends


SC- single crochet
DC- double crochet
ST- stitch
CH- chain
SKP- skip


– Pattern is written in U.S terms
– ch 1 and ch 2 at the beginning of row does not count as a stitch.
– change colour after every 2 rows
– colour A- brown. Colour B- cream


Row 1: (with colour A)Ch 151, SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in next 2. *DC in 3, SC in 3*. Rep **  to end of row. Ending with DC in 3. Ch 2, turn

Row 2: (starting in same st as ch 2) *DC in 3, SC in next 3*. Rep **  to end of row.  Ending with SC in 3.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 3: (with colour B) *DC in 3, SC in next 3*.  Rep ** across. Ch 1, turn

Row 4: *SC in 3, DC in next 3*. Repeat ** across. Ch 1, turn

Row 5: (with colour A) *SC in 3, DC in next 3*. Repeat ** across. Ch 2, turn

Row 6: *DC in 3, SC in next 3*.  Rep ** across. Ch 2, turn

Rows 7-18: repeat rows 3-6

Adding Fringes:

You will need 36 strips of 14″ for each side.

1. Hold 2, pull it through the edge of scarf

2. Pull only two strips through the loop. Pull tight!

3. Take one loop from back and one from front and tie together. That’s it.

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