Scarf for the Doctor

A long time ago, Dr. Who wore a scarf. It was long, and it was pretty, and it changed from season to season. Tom Baker, here is my version of the scarf you made famous. Also, the original was knitted. This crocheted version will work up a lot faster but will also eat up a lot of yarn.

(If you were to knit it, use size 10 straight needles and do 3 knit or purl rows for each crocheted row listed below. Also, you’d want to purl or knit the second stitch in from the edge (opposite the stitch on the row you’re working, i.e. knit on a purl row) to prevent the edges from curling. )

J Hook. Worsted Weight yarn. Several ounces in various solid colors should do it. No variegated for this one.

R1: Ch 22. Dc Across. Turn. R2: Ch 2. Dc Across

Rep R2 in the following order:

Color Pattern: (Note: Use as many different solid colors as you want. You’ll probably want to vary them, i.e. not put a light blue next to a dark blue, etc. The point is that the colors make an interesting pattern without seeming intentional. The original was made with a lot of earth-neutral tones. Not for mine.)

Do the number of rows stated in a different color. To make finishing easier, I am crocheting over the yarn ends as I go, so I don’t have to weave in a zillion endings.

8, 2, 6, 5, 8, 2, 2, 4, 6, 2, 5, 8, 4, 2, 4, 5, 8, 2, 6, 2, 8, 6, 4, 2, 8, 6, 4, 2, 4, 6, 2, 8, 4, 2, 8, 2, 4, 6, 4, 4, 2, 6, 8, 4, 2, 4, 2, 4, 6, 5, 4, 6, 8, 4

Fasten off. This pattern calls for 250 rows. You can cut sections if you want a shorter scarf. For a scarf that is 200 rows, leave out all of the 2 and 5 row sections.

Enjoy. 🙂

EDIT: I have finished my scarf. I stopped at 155 rows. That’s plenty long enough for me and my scarf needs. Make yours however you want!

Dr. Who Scarf - In Progress

Dr. Who Scarf – In Progress

Dr. Who Scarf - In Progress - Closer View

Dr. Who Scarf – In Progress – Closer View

Please note: This pattern is free for your use. Please feel free to make as many as you want of the finished project. If you choose to sell your final product, please credit this site for the pattern. Please DO NOT SELL the pattern. Thanks!

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