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The Mammoth Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

Create a cozy chunky knit-like scarf with this free crochet pattern. The Mammoth Scarf will keep you warm and stylish throughout the cooler months of the year.

Crochet a knit-like scarf with this free crochet pattern. Learn how to make the Mammoth Scarf by scrolling down or keep on reading to learn about the eye catching stitches, chunky yarn, and the inspiration behind this crochet piece!

the mammoth crochet scarf - free crochet pattern

Summer is almost over, which means fall time and winter time will be here before we know it! That’s why I thought I would be fun to create another chunky crochet scarf.

If you’ve been following along on the blog for a while, you probably know know about this scarf and this one. I love making crochet scarfs with chunky yarn. There’s something so satisfying about finishing a crochet project in a few hours after having worked on a longer crochet project.

That’s exactly how this crochet project “The Mammoth Scarf ” came about!

So let’s talk a bit about the inspiration and design behind the cozy chunky knit-like Mammoth Scarf.

free chunky knit-like crochet scarf

INSPIRATION + DESIGN

After having worked on The Blanket Shrug design and then jumping into another crochet garment design (coming soon). I really wanted to make a fast crochet project.

Something that was easy and could be made in a day! My thoughts were something like this:

  • chunky
  • cozy
  • knit-like texture
  • big hook
  • over sized scarf

After pondering about it for a moment, one word came to mind “SCARF.” Its fast and easy, plus who doesn’t love a cozy chunky knit-like scarf for the cooler months.

I know I do! Plus, it makes the perfect gift. This scarf is making its way to a good friend of mine.

The design portion behind The Mammoth Scarf came from me wanting a scarf that looked knitted, but with out actually knitting it! Your probably asking yourself, is that even possible?

Yes, it totally is and i’m here to help and show you how you can create a cozy chunky knit-like scarf using the camel stitch (half double crochet in the 3rd loop) and regular half double crochet in the back loop.

By combining these two stitches, you can make a crochet scarf that looks knitted. It’s pretty amazing to see once you’ve worked a couple of rows.

Not going to lie, your probably going to want to make a whole bunch of things with this stitch. I know I do!

how to wear the Mammoth crochet knit-like scarf

YARN + SUB

The yarn I chose for this project is an all time favorite of mine. Its Lion Brand Wool – Ease Thick & Quick. Its a gorgeous affordable number 6 bulky yarn made with a combination of acrylic and wool.

This is my go to yarn for warmer weather crochet projects. I love it so much and highly recommend it for this scarf. However, if you don’t have this yarn or live in a different country. Any number 6 bulky yarn will work for the chunky Mammoth Scarf.

That’s the beauty of this project, you can use any type of bulky yarn. The outcome will still be the same. Just make sure to make a gauge swatch.

So let’s get into this pattern!

OTHER PATTERNS YOU MIGHT LIKE

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  1. The Highlands Scarf. // 2. Easy Chunky Crochet Scarf. // 3. The Triangle Crochet Scarf
 mammoth crochet scarf by jewels and jones

PATTERN

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DESCRIPTION

Keep warm and stylish with the Mammoth Scarf. This cozy chunky knit-like scarf is perfect for those cool weather days!

SUPPLIES NEEDED

10.00 mm hook ( U.S./ size N )

4 balls of Lion Brand Wool – Ease Thick & Quick in the color Air Force. A total of 424 yards or any other number 6 super bulky yarn.

darning needle

GAUGE

8 stitches x 6 rows = 4 inches

ABBREVIATIONS

ch – chain

hdc – half double crochet

hdcblo – half double crochet back loop only

  • you will only work through the back loop of your half double crochet stitch.

khdc – half double crochet 3rd loop (also known as knit half double crochet loop)

  • you will work through the 3rd loop of your half double crochet stitch.

MEASUREMENT

Scarf measures a total of 80 inches, not counting the tassels

NOTES

  • Chains at the beginning of each round do not count as a stitch.
  • The fringe at the end of the scarf is optional. Tassels would also look really good with this scarf, click here for the Youtube video

PATTERN

CH 143

R1: In 2nd ch from hook, hdc across (142)

R2: ch 1, khdc across

R3: ch 1, hdcblo across

R4: repeat row 2

R5: repeat row 3

R6: repeat row 2

R7: repeat row 3

R8: repeat row 2

R9: repeat row 3

R10: repeat row 2

R11: repeat row 3

R12: repeat row 2

Finish off and weave in ends

HOW TO MAKE TASSELS

You will need to make a total of 14 tassels, 7 tassels per side.

Step 1: Grab a book and wrap your yarn around the book 2 times. Once this is done, cut the yarn and slowly pull it off the book.

Step 2: Insert your crochet hook at the bottom (right side) loop of your scarf and grab the yarn you just cut. With the crochet hook, pull the yarn through the loop half way. Once this is done, put your two fingers in the loop you just created and pull the other side of the yarn through.

At this point you should have your first piece of fringe on your scarf. Make sure to space your fringe about 1/2 to 1 inches apart.

Make an additional 6 fringe ( a total of 7).

And you’re done with the Mammoth Scarf!

I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern. I would love to see your creations on Instagram or on my Facebook Page @jewelsandjones

Have a beautiful day!

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Carol

Monday 10th of January 2022

In the case where we'd like to change the length of this scarf, would you please give the beginning chain multiples?

Nicky

Monday 10th of January 2022

Hi there,

Thank you for your question. So there's no multiple for the stitch pattern used in this scarf. You can use any number amount. 🙂