Scarf crochet pattern - spider leaf stitch
Step-by-step crochet instructions
Make a foundation chain of 35 chain stitches.
*hl – half leaf – yarn over (yo), insert the hook into last side stitch developed from the hdc, grab the yarn and pull it through. You should have 3 sts on your hook. [Yo, insert the hook into a chain of the 3 arc chains of the previous row, grab the yarn, and pull it through] 3 times. You should have 9 sts on your hook. Yo, insert a hook into a hdc chain of the prev. row, grab the yarn and pull it through. You should have 11 chs on the hook. Last time, yo and pull the yarn through all the 11 sts.
1st row – h4ch, [(hdc1, ch3, hdc1) on 1ch, sk1, hdc5 on 1ch, sk1] to last 3 chs; (hdc1, ch3, hdc1) on 1ch, sk1, hdc1 + RC2
2nd row – h3ch, [hdc1, hl*1, ch1, hdc1 in last used ch, sk5] to last 6 chs; hdc1, hl1, ch1, hdc1 in last used ch, hdc1 + RC2
3rd row – h3ch, hdc1, [sk1, hdc5 on 1ch, sk1, (hdc1, ch3, hdc1) on 1ch] to last 4chs; sk1, hdc5 on 1ch, sk1, hdc2 on 1ch + RC3
4th row – h4ch, hdc1, [sk5, hdc1, hl1, ch1, hdc1 in last ch] to last 7chs; sk5, hdc2 + RC2
Repeat the pattern starting from the 1st row until you crochet the desired length of the scarf.
Work the last row as the 1st one.
Edges / borders
1st option – hdc to end
2nd option – work leaves* to end
1st row – h4ch, sl.st.1, [make 7 chains (foundation chain). Insert the hook into 2nd ch. from the hook, sl.st. 5 (do not work the very last chain). Then use the second loop of the last used chain and pull the yarn through to work on the opposite side of the foundation chain (in the round). Work sl.st1, sc1, hdc1, sc1, sl.st.1, ch1. Use back loops of the sl.sts, sl.st.1, sc1, hdc1, sc1, sl.st. 1. Work sl.st.1 in the very last chain, sl.st.1 in the base chain, and sl.st.1 in the following 2 base chains] repeat that to end of the row. Cut the yarn and fasten it off.
On the other side of the scarf, attach the yarn and work leaves to end.
Cut the yarn and secure it.