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FREE PATTERN: Darling Headscarf Written Crochet Pattern

Updated: May 2, 2023

Let's welcome in our first free pattern! This one is for absolute beginners and is a variation of one of the first patterns I created myself, which truly is not saying anything too crazy because it is just a half granny square, but still, it was nice to create a beginner project! And now, you can make one too as an absolute beginner.

Please note, this is a written pattern, however there is also a pattern available for purchase with step-by-step photo directions, without any additional links to our other products, available here:

So without further ado, here is the free pattern for the Darling Headscarf Pattern!


This pattern is not to be rewritten, redistributed, or sold. As a free pattern, you are free to share via link. You are welcome to sell FINISHED projects from this pattern, but you must credit Mrs Moon & Heaven in the post with a statement and tag (i.e. “Pattern by Mrs Moon & Heaven, @mrsmoonheaven). Mass distribution of this product is prohibited.


This pattern can be made with truly any size yarn, but I prefer weight 4 because I think it’s the perfect combination of thin enough for a headscarf, but still works up fairly fast! If you would like to use a lighter yarn, that will be fine, but keep in mind you will have to add on more rows for it to fit properly.

There is no gauge listed for this pattern because it can be done with so many different sizes of yarn and even the fit is mostly preference.

In this pattern, I made 10 rows to make a pretty standard headscarf size, but I also do like making 11 rows to make it slightly drapier. The only thing this effects is the last row of scallops around the border but you can play around with the 5dc cluster to either stop it halfway with 3dc and sl st to end or if theres just a few sts left, to sc until the end.

This is basically a half granny square, so the same rules apply throughout, where you ch 1 in between each space and 3dc, ch2, 3dc in each corner.

The ch 3 at the beg of rows will count as your 1st dc.

Ch 1 at the beg of rows will NOT count as your first sc.


Hook size: 5mm

Yarn: Weight 4, Worsted Weight Yarn


You my use thinner yarn weights, but keep in mind, you may have to add on more rows.

Yardage: Approximately 50-100 yards depending on the weight of your yarn.


Tapestry/Darning Needle

St Markers if needed


Ch: Chain

Mc: Magic Circle

Sc: Single Crochet

Dc: Double crochet

Rep: Repeat

Sl St: Slip Stitch

St(s): Stitch(es)

Sk: Skip

Beg: Beginning

Prev: Previous

FO: Fasten Off

If a number is placed before the stitch, such as “3dc,” it means place 3 dc in the same space (dc cluster). If a number is placed after the stitch, such as “dc 3,” it means dc in the next 3 sts.

  1. Mc & ch 4. Place 3dc in the mc, making sure to dc over the tail end of the mc. Ch 2. (This will be your corner, and at every corner you will be ch 2.) 4dc. This is the end of your first round. Ch 3 and turn your work.

  2. In between the 1st & 2nd sts (the dcs from round), place 3dc. Ch 1 (from now on, during the body of the scarf, you will always ch 1 between clusters.) In corner (ch 2 space from prev round), 3dc, ch 2, 3dc. Ch 1 . Place 3dc in between the last dc & ch 4 space. Place dc at the top of the 3rd ch. Ch 3 and turn your work.

  3. In between 1st & 2nd sts, 3dc. *ch 1, 3dc into next ch 1 space, ch 1* In corner space (ch 2 space from prev round), 3dc, ch 2, 3dc. Rep between “*” until you get to the end of the last cluster and the ch 3 from prev round. 3 dc in the space between dc and ch 3. Dc into top of ch 3. Ch 3 and turn.

  4. Rep step 3 (rep the directions between “*” in every ch 1 space) until you get desired length, in this pattern 10 rows.

  5. (Border) Turn your work again and sc in every st up and down the triangle, making sure to sc over every ch space (sc 2 in ch 2 corner space). Turn your work to work along the bottom of the triangle. Sc in the same st as the last st. Sc down the bottom, twice in every dc (1 in the post and 1 in the base is best) until you get to the mc. When you reach the mc space, place 1 hdc. Continue to sc across the bottom (tip: crochet over the mc tail as you go so it’s less to weave in later). Sl st into the 1st sc from the round.

  6. (Starting your 1st strap) ch 50. Starting in second ch from hook, sc 49. Sc in every st along the bottom until opposite corner. Ch 50 for the 2nd strap. Starting in second ch from hook, sc 49. Hdc to attach but this time along the side of the triangle, on the bottom side of where you began your ch 50.

  7. In next st (going up sides of triangle now), sc. Sk a st. In next st, 5dc. Sk a st. In next st, sc. Rep up and down triangle: sk a st, 5 dc, sk a st, sc (you will have 1 st left over with 10 rows of granny square sts) In last st, place sc (If you have 2 sts left over, sk a st and place 3dc. If you have 3 sts left over, sk a st and place 5 dc in the last st and instead of following the next step, sk that st and sl st on 1st st of the top of the strap instead.) In the corner space where the strap begins, there will be a small gap between the body and the strap. Sl st to finish. Ch 1 and fasten off.

  8. Weave in all ends.

You’re finished!

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@mrsmoonheaven and credit us in your finished work!

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