Crochet Charity Drive-Dancing Aspen Scarf

A few months ago I was approached by Sonya of Blackstone Designs to see if I would be interested in contributing to her Charity Drive. The theme for this one was SCARVES! I will admit that I don’t wear scarves that often, but I do enjoy making them, so I was really excited to be a part of this! The Dancing Aspen Scarf is a super simple scarf made with a few fun stitches that provide solid and lacy sections throughout. The pattern is written in a way that you can stop at whatever length you prefer whether it be shorter to be made into a cowl/infinity or longer to be wrapped! I made mine about 6 feet long!! I hope that you enjoy this scarf and are able to donate it to someone who needs it this winter season ❤


What is the Crochet Scarf Drive and how did it get started?

18 designers bringing 18 brand new patterns, so you can make them and donate them to give someone a little handmade love and comfort! There is no designated donation place, you donate to the place(s) of your choosing.
In the Fall of 2015, Sonya over at Blackstone Designs started a Crochet Mitten Drive where 15 designers came together to make 15 brand new patterns, so that we could donate mittens to those in need. It was a huge success and inspired her to do more!
I’m excited to post the next free scarf pattern in this Crochet Charity Drive event! At the end of this pattern you will find a list of the other bloggers and when you can get their pattern.
If you’re finding this pattern outside of the event, but would like to join in on the fun, click HERE!

Dancing Aspen Scarf

Materials Needed:

  • Worsted weight yarn in 3 or more colors (yardage depends on how long you decide to make it)
  • I hook (5.5 mm)
  • Measuring tape
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

Gauge: Not necessary for this project

Stitch Glossary: YO-yarn over, ch-chain, st-stitch, sk-skip, sc-single crochet, spike hdc-spike half double crochet, dc- double crochet, CL- cluster CA-Color A (Main color), CB-color B, CC-color C

Special Stitches:

Cluster- (YO. Insert hook in specified st and draw up a loop. YO and draw through 2 loops on hook) x4 YO and draw through all 5 loops.

Spike hdc- Half double crochet in the indicated row


  • Ch 4 counts as (Dc, ch 2)
  • For less ends to weave in, I recommend carrying the color used for the rows with spike hdc up to the next spike hdc row. The edging for the scarf will cover any yarn brought up from these rows.
Photo Credit: Tracy Reed

Pattern Instructions

Row 1: With CA, Fsc 25. Turn. (25)

Row 2: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. *Ch 3. Sk 2 st. CL in the next st. Ch 3. Sk 2 st. Sc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (4 CL, 5 sc)

Row 3: Ch 4. Sc in the top of the next CL. *Ch 2. Dc in the next sc. Ch 2. Sc in the top of the next CL* Repeat from * to * across. Ch 2. Dc in the last st. Turn. (5 dc, 4 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. *2 sc in the next ch 2 space. Sc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across. 2 sc in the ch 4 space. Sc in the 2nd ch of the ch 4. Turn. (25)

Row 5: Ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (25)

Row 6-9: Repeat Rows 2-5.

Row 10-12: Repeat Rows 2-4.

Row 13-14: With CB, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. Sc in each st across. Turn. (25)

Row 15: With CC, ch 1. Sc in the same st as the ch 1. *Spike hdc one row below the next st. Sc in the next st.* Repeat from * to * across. Turn. (25)

Row 16-17: With CB, Repeat Rows 13-14.

Row 18: With CC, Ch 1. Spike hdc one row below the st you just ch 1 over (This location will be between the ch 1 and sc of the previous row). *Sc in the next st. Spike hdc one row below the next st.* Repeat from * to * around. Turn. (25)

Row 19-20: With CB, Repeat Rows 13-14.

Row 21: With CC, Repeat Row 15.

Row 22-23: With CB, Repeat Rows 13-14.

Row 24: With CA, Repeat Row 2.

Row 25: Repeat Row 3

Row 26: Repeat Row 4.

Row 27: Repeat Row 5.

Row 28-31: Repeat Rows 2-5.

Row 32-34: Repeat Rows 2-4.

Repeat Rows 13-34 until you reach desired length. Switch to contrasting color and sc around the whole scarf, placing 3 sc in each corner. If your lacier sections of the scarf are thinner in width that your solid sections, hdc along the sides of these sections instead of sc and sc along the sides of the solid sections to even out the edges. Weave in all ends. Optional: Add fringe to the end of each scarf.

Photo Credit: Shelia Claring
Photo Credit: Jean Burghduff


***My testers and I have worked diligently to make this pattern for you. Rewriting, reselling, distributing, or copying this pattern as your own and/or without my consent is prohibited. You may sell any finished items from this pattern. However, I do ask that you credit me as the designer and link back to my Facebook page or my Ravelry page.


Here is a list of all the other designers involved in this great cause and when you can get their pattern :

8/26:Lorelai Scarf – Blackstone Designs

9/2: Purple Lace Cowl – Busting Stitches

9/9: Forgetful Scarf – Mad Mad Me

9/16: Heart Throb Scarf – Crafting Friends Designs

9/23: Colosseum Cowl – Blackstone Designs

           Spring Scarfie – Blackstone Designs

9/30: Climbing Ivy Super Scarf – Ambassador Crochet

10/7: Mountaintop Super Scarf – Fiber Flux

10/14: Amethyst Scarf – Gleeful Things

10/21: Partially Plush Scarf – Little Luvies Shop

10/28: Laura Gingham Scarf – Divine Debris

11/4: Persephone Scarf – Kaleidoscope Art&Gifts

11/11: Waddicor Scarf – KT and the Squid

11/18: (this post) Dancing Aspen Scarf – Sweet Potato Crochet Creations

11/25: The Lavender Chair

12/2: AllieCat’s Hats and Crafts

12/9: KatiDCreations

12/16: Yarn Medley’s from the Heart

12/23: Snappy Tots

Stay tuned in for the rest of the patterns HERE.



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