Sunday, August 5, 2007

Snake scarf pattern

A fun crocheted snake scarf pattern......


I hook
F hook
yarn needle
ww yarn:
1 skein green (I used around 3 ounces for a child's size scarf)
small amounts of red, black, and yellow

Stitches used:

sl st

Starting at tail with green:

with I hook ch 3

row 1: 2sc in 2nd ch from hook, 2sc in last ch, ch1, turn
row 2: sc across, ch1 , turn
row 3: 2sc in 1st sc, sc across until last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn
row 4: sc across, ch1, turn

repeat rows 3 & 4 until desired width. For this child sized scarf, I increased until there were 14 sc.

For body of snake:

sc across, ch1, turn until desired length. For this scarf, I sc across for 38.5 inches from tip of tail or a total of 137 rows.


row 1: sc decrease in first 2sc, sc across to last 2sc, sc decrease in last 2sc, ch1, turn
row 2: sc across, ch1, turn
row 3: 2sc in first sc, sc across to last sc, 2sc in last sc, ch1, turn
row 4: sc across
row 5: sc across
row 6: sc decrease in first 2sc, sc across until last 2sc, sc decrease in last 2sc, ch1, turn
row 7: sc across

repeat rows 6 & 7 until 4 sc remain. Fasten off and weave in ends.


with F hook attach red with a sc to 2nd sc from right 15, sl st in 2nd ch from hook st in next 5 ch (first fork of tongue made) 6, sl st in 2nd ch from hook st in next 4 ch plus 1 sl st in same ch as first sl st for first fork of tongue st in next 8 ch (this is the beginning portion of the first ch 15 you started with)
...attach with sc to next sc on the snakes nose
finish off and weave in ends


Make 4 (this will make the scarf reversible)

F hook

With yellow, ch 4 in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next ch, 3sc in last ch. Working along back of chain... sc in next ch, 2sc in last ch changing to black

...ch1, 2hdc in each sc around, sl st to top of first hdc. Leaving a length for sewing, fasten off.

note: If you would like smaller eyes, use only one hdc in last round of black. You could also use felt for the eyes.

Sew eyes to head of snake.

The scarf pictured measures 43 inches from tip of nose to tip of tail. It is 4.5 inches wide.

This pattern hasn't been tested. If you see any errors, please contact me and I will make any needed corrections.

You may sell items made from this pattern, but do not sell the pattern itself. Please link back to this post.


Anonymous said...

Very funny scarf!

nonoa said...

It's cute!!! Great job!

ladylinoleum said...

That is so cute! You need to crochet a few when on a plane...I know, I'm a smart ass.

Robin said...

Thanks everyone!

I would probably get a few stares and smirks if I crocheted snakes while on a plane!

Melissa said...

Robin, after I saw your pattern, I was inspired to make a dragon scarf, since that is our jr. high school mascot. I hope you don't mind that it started with your pattern! You can see my scarf at my blog:

Robin said...

Melissa...your dragon scarf is too ADORABLE!! I might have to "borrow" that idea from YOU!!

gLORIous said...

That is so cute! I can't wait to make it for my son! He will LOVE it!

H-Star said...

not sure if you gave permission, but the copyright on your snake scarf has been contravened:

they did it to me too, i saw yours when i started dealing with my own pattern being stolen.

Robin said...

Thanks h-star!

I give permission to sell items from the pattern...but come on ~ don't use my pictures to promote your item! Make your own scarf!!!!!

I sent a convo and contacted admins...hopefully it will be taken down!

Robin said...

update...item has been removed

butterflycrochet said...

That is just tooo cute. My 9 yr old grandson will love it!

Paxie said...

Hee! I just made this scarf up for my little cousin, he's going to love it!

Robin said...

Paxie...I'm sure he will fall in love with it! Kids (and adults) like something a little fun every now and then.

llp said...

Thank you for the pattern! I made this for my nephew for Christmas. For some reason, the eyes came out huge, so I had to improvise a little. The pattern worked beautifully, I was so pleased with how it came out. Thank you again!

Robin said...


I'm glad it worked out for you. The eyes are a bit large, but I like the whimsy it adds :)

JHill said...

So cute! My son would LOVE a scarf like this!

Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

Gi at Pashmina Shawl said...

What a cute snake scarf!

haekellotte123 said...

Hi :)
It's a very funny scarf and I added it to with link to your blog.

- haekellotte123

Virágdémon said...

Thank you for the pattern, I'm just makeing this to my 3 yrs old :)
With some help from youtube, even a total beginner like me, can make this.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed making this scarf for my nephew.....I used a variegated glow in the dark yarn......and it looks spectacular....thank you