Friday, February 3, 2012

Kittens in a Row Scarf

I needed to make a gift for a friend who likes cats.  I also had some of the yarn left over from the Blue and White afghan.  I then remembered I had always wanted to try out this pattern...  Voile!  a scarf!  :-)

Beverly said it was okay to post this scarf pattern here.
The Original pattern for afghan can be found here.

A PDF of this pattern can be found at my Ravelry store. Kittens in a Row Scarf

Skill Level – Easy to Intermediate

Size: 6” w x 51” l

Three colors of WW yarn.
  • Color A – 3 oz
  • Color B – 2 oz
  • Color C – 2 oz
  • “H” Crochet hook or size that will fit gage.
  • Steel Tapestry Needle
I used yarn from my stash:
  Simply Soft/Navy (A), ILTY/Medium Blue (B), ILTY/Soft Blue (C). 
I did not weigh my yarn before I started making this scarf so the above weights are just an estimate.

Gage: 7 dc = 2” 3 rows = 1 ½ “

Special Stitches:

Shell: [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] all in the next ch-1 sp.

Simple Puff: [YO, insert hook in space between shells 2 rows below, YO, draw up a long loop to the height of the working row] 2 times, (you will have 5 loops on your hook) YO, draw thru 4 loops, YO, draw thru 2 loops.

Carry Yarn Forward: This pattern requires 3 colors of yarn because you will not need to cut your yarn at the color changes. To Carry Yarn Forward you hook the loose yarn into stitch you are making at the end of the row. In this pattern the last stitch of each row will be a Dc into the top of the Beg Ch 3. How you do this is:
Insert hook into beg ch 3, go under the carry forward yarn, YO with working yarn, complete the dc with the carry forward yarn above the working yarn, when dc is finished flip the carry forward yarn over the working yarn and turn your work for the next row.
On the row where you will be changing colors, start the last dc the same way by going under the carry forward yarn (next color to be used), YO with working yarn, draw thru beg ch 3, YO, draw thru 2 loops, drop working yarn, pick up the carry forward yarn from under the old working yarn, draw thru 2 loops, turn your work for the next row and continue using the new color.


With Color A, ch 22 loosely.  This pattern is based on multiples of 5 plus 2.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook, sk 2, *2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, sk 3; repeat from * 2 more times, last repeat sk only 2, dc 2.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc 1, Shell in next 3 ch-1 spaces, sk 2, dc 1, dc in beg ch 3, drop Color A and change to Color B. Do not cut Color A.
Row 3: Turn, ch 3, dc 1, *Simple Puff, Shell in next ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, Simple Puff, dc 1, dc in beg ch 3.
Row 4: Turn, ch 3, dc 1, * Shell in ch-1 sp; repeat from * 2 more times, sk 2 and sk Simple Puff, dc 1, dc in beg ch 3.
Row 5: Repeat Row 4, at end of row change to Color C.
Rows 6 – 8: Repeat Rows 3 thru 5 changing to Color A at the end of Row 8.
Work in pattern (Rows 3 thru 5) changing colors in order of A, B, C, until piece is 48” long. (approx 10 color sets)

Repeat Row 3 one more time with Color A.

Last Row: Turn, ch 1, sc in same st, sc 1, ch 2, 2 sc in ch-1 sp, [ch 3, 2 sc in ch-1 sp] 2 times, ch 2, sk 3, sc 1, sc in beg ch 3.

Finish Off Colors B and C, do not cut Color A.

Row 1: Ch 1, * turn work 90° to work down the side edge, 2 sc around the side of dc or ch 3, [ch 1, 2 sc around side of dc or ch 3] repeat [ ] along side, 3 sc in corner, turn work 90°, sc 18, 3 sc in corner; repeat from *, sl st join to beg sc. FO Color A.
Row 2: With Color B, sc join on bottom edge 5 st from corner, sc 1 in each sc, Corner: (the center sc of the 3 in the corner from Row 1) [sc 1, ch 2, sc 1] all in same st, sc 1, [ch 2, sk 2, sc 1 in ch-1 sp] repeat [ ] along side, ch 2, sk 2, sc 1, Corner, sc 20, Corner, repeat [ ] along side, Corner, sc 3, sl st join to beg sc. FO Color B.
Row 3: With Color C, sc join on the bottom edge opposite from where you joined Row 2, * rev sc in each sc, 2 rev sc in corner ch-2 sp, rev sc 1, [rev sc 1, rev sc in ch-1 sp] repeat [ ] along side, rev sc 2, 2 rev sc in corner ch-2 sp; repeat from * once, rev sc to beginning, sl st join. FO Color C.

Weave in ends... Enjoy!

ch = Chain stitch
dc = Double Crochet
sc = Single Crochet
rev sc = Reverse Single Crochet
sk = Skip stitch
sp = Space
st(s) = Stitch(es)
FO = Finish Off

This pattern has not been tested so if you find any errors please ping me a note, thank you  :-)


  1. I love this scarf!! I hope I can learn to crochet, so that I can make one for myself.

    1. Hello Sue I don't know if you'll get this or not, it has been about three years. Here is a video of how to do the stitch, if you haven't already learned it on your own.

  2. Hello! I came across this pattern just love it! I am the editor of and would love to feature your tutorial on my site with full credit to you. I know my readers would love it as well, and in return would generate some nice traffic to your site. If you agree and would like us to feature your project, our readers will simply click the link to your blog to get your full tutorial. It's really that simple. Please let me know if this would be ok. I look forward to hearing from you!

  3. This would be so cute for a little girl in pinks and add seed beads for the cats eyes

    1. It is wonderful that some people let us us their patterns and then others that try to help other people learn how to crochet and knit. Thanks to all of you. I crochet and I hope that I can do this crochet. It is so cute. Joyce

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  5. I LOVE this pattern! I have 6 cats, so I must make both the scarf and afghan (king size) for myself! Should be interesting to see how that comes out! Thank you for the adorable pattern!!!!!

  6. This turned out SOOOOOOOO cute!! Love it! I am going to link to your pattern from my site. :)

  7. this looks exactly like the one by art of crochet by teresa.......

    1. I am sure there are similar patterns out there using Bev's afghan pattern as the base. :-)

  8. What a brilliant pattern.. Love it and must try it out.. Well done.. And thanks for sharing.. :)

  9. Thank you - Thank you - Thank you! My mom crocheted this pattern for me and I still have the afgan hanging on my wall. I LOVE IT! Now I can crochet a scarf for myself :-)

  10. I know the perfect person to make this scarf for. Adorable!

  11. I have enjoyed making this scarf. I've made this pattern as an afghan in the past using black and white, and it turned out well. I'm using two colors on the scarf. I can't make the carry forward thing work, though. Because each color repeat is three rows, when it comes time to change colors, the next color I need is on the other side of the row, so there is no way to get to it. Bummer. So I am having to cut the yarn after each color change. If the color change was every two rows it would work fine.

    1. The carry forward of the yarn only works when using three colors. With two colors you will have to cut the yarn each time. This pattern is based on a 3 row repeat. There may be other patterns similar to this that only have a 2 row repeat, but I like the taller kitties of Bev's pattern.

  12. This would be a perfect present for my crazy cat lady friends.

  13. I made this scarf as a gift for a retiring colleague, who is a cat lover! She LOVED it! Thank you for this pattern!

  14. I love this, I am going to make one for each of my 3 grand daughters and daughter

  15. It definitely needs the seed beads ( good thinking Teresa) or some French knots for eyes would work fine too. I'm toying with the idea of adding a few whiskers made of #10 crochet cotton but am a little reluctant because there are a LOT of cat faces to embellish. I'd love to sit down right now and get started but I have a twin size afghan, a lapghan and a baby afghan that should have been done weeks ago so first the UFP and then the fun of a new creation. Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent.

  16. Thank you, this such a great little pattern! I got here through allfreecrochet, so thank you for linking through! (my yarn habit is legendary; isn't it normal to put your works in progress in zipper vinyl shoe storage units under the bed so you can pull one out to melt a hook before you go to bed???)

  17. Love it. Great for fur-baby adoptees....

  18. A few years back I bought a scarf with this design from a woman on Etsy. It was done in black and white. I loved it cause of the kitty design and thought it was so clever. I'm so glad I found the this pattern. Will be making a scarf for my granddaughter as soon as I finish the hat I'm making. Thanks.

  19. Gotta get one of these made soon for this winter,,, no doubt my beloved feline children will approve. This is just delightful. Thanks so much for sharing with us Happy Holidays,,,, SMILE Helen

  20. AWESOME! I just finished this scarf right before typing this! Thank you! =)

  21. I love this pattern! I changed it up a bit. I made the pattern as written, but only for 1/2 of the length. I then made another of the same and connected them at the last row. This way, the kitties are all facing the right way.

  22. Love this pattern!! Thanks for sharing! I made 4 scarves for Christmas gifts, and adapted it to make "messy bun" hats for my granddaughters!!

  23. You don't own this pattern. Sorry I had it from a book. And lost the book.

  24. Thanku thanku for sharing this 😊