Unforgettable Keyhole Scarf

This gorgeous keyhole scarf, worked up in a vivid variegated yarn, showcases the deep reds and violets of the season in Red Heart’s Unforgettable line. The shell-like construction and vivid colors give an airier feel to this autumn scarf, and the optional, repositionable flower allows for customization.

Add an optional applique to your keyhole scarf to fully customize it.

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 4” x 36”

Gauge:  15 sts and 9 rows in dc = 4” square

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Red Heart Unforgettable (100% acrylic; 280 yards [256 meters]/100 grams): Winery (1 skein)

Hook: US size G/6 (4.0 mm) hook or size to obtain gauge
Notions: Sewing needle, thread and medium button (for flower)

Pattern Notes

The scarf is made in back and forth rows.

Pattern

Ch 123.
Row 1: Turn, dc in 4th ch from hk, ch 1, sc in the same st, * sk 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in next st, repeat from * to complete row.
Rows 2-4: Turn, ch 3, in each ch 1 sp (2 dc, ch 1, dc) to end, dc in last st.
Note: Place stitch markers in the 9th and 14th ch 1 sp of row.
Row 5: Turn, ch 3, in each ch1 sp until you reach the first st marker, (2 dc, ch 1, SC) in that ch1 sp, ch 15, (sc, dc, ch 1, dc) in next sp marked with st marker, (2 dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch1 sp to end dc in last st.
Rows 6-9: Turn, ch 3, in each ch1 sp (2 dc, ch 1, dc) to end, dc in last st. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Flower

Ch 4, sl st to first ch to join.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 1) in circle 7 more times, sl st to the third ch of the first ch 4 to join.
Rnd 2: In each ch1 space (sl st, ch 1, tr 2, ch 1, sl st to same st). Sl st to the space between the first and last petal.
Rnd 3: * Ch 3, sl st to the space between each petal, repeat from * to complete round.
Rnd 4: In each ch3 space (sl st, ch 1, dc, tr, dc, ch 1, sl st to same st). Sl st to the space between the first and last petal. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew a button to the back of the flower to make it removable and repositionable. Button into desired place on scarf. yarn ball
ILC Option 1-3

Have you ever crocheted a keyhole scarf?

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Comments
  • I’ve never done this scarf and unsure if I’ll do so as I enjoy the flow of longer scarves

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  • Nicola Hill

    Seen them, not made one. Love the flower – makes it special. Thanks for the free pattern.

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  • Debbie Yackanicz

    I have never crocheted a keyhole scarf. I will have to give it a try.

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  • Donna Betz

    Oh, yes! They are faster, use less yarn and are more practical for people in nursing homes

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  • I think so. I know I’ve made them but can’t remember if they were knit or crocheted.

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  • Pam Hemenway

    no but i have taken another type and made a chain on the bottom to keyhole it through lol

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  • Pam Hemenway

    I think you should do it the way it calls for every other row it will be a shorter stitch making it tighter and a different look.

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  • I have not made a keyhole scarf before. I’ve had them from others who made them. I’m looking forward to trying it for myself!

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  • Angelique Grant

    No never even knew it existed. Excited about this one though. Looks beautiful.

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  • I have never made a keyhole scarf. I live in Hawaii so there isn’t much need for one.

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  • Sue Ridge

    I have never attempted a keyhole s are but will like the challenge. Thank you.

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  • I have made one keyhole scarf. I like the look of this one better than the pattern I did.

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  • This will be my first keyhole scarf. I have seen some of my friends wear these & I think they look so comfy.

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  • Deb Arnold

    I have never crocheted a keyhole scarf; however, I did just reteach myself crochet after a 35 year hiatus so the pattern is going to join my to-do list.

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  • Harlee Wentworth

    I’ve never made one, but I’ve wanted to for a while now. This one is gorgeous!

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  • Mrs. Smith

    I’ve never made a keyhole scarf but I may attempt this one. I admire both the stitch design and the colours.

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  • J Cutway

    No, I always thought they were more complicated. Think I’ll give this one a try.

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  • I have not made a keyhole scarf before. I am very thankful to you for offering this pattern so may try it.

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  • becky copley

    Not this particular one, yet… but yes, I’ve crocheted, and knit them!

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  • Yes I have crocheted a key hole scarf. I made a black and purple one for my sister.

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  • Sandra Bolser

    Love this scarf, hope to make a couple for Christmas presents! Thank you!

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  • Beverly Cutsinger

    No, I haven’t done a keyhole scarf. I’ve done many other styles, but this was one on my to-do list.

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  • Shirley E.

    I have not crocheted a keyhole scarf, but I have knit one. They stay on better than a plain, straight scarf does. I remember my scarf falling off all the time in high school! How many times did I have to go to the office to lost and found to get it back???? This is lovely.

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  • I have knit several keyhole scarves. I’m definitely going to try to crochet this one.

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  • Abby Carpenter

    I have never crocheted a keyhole scarf. Heck, I’ve only ever crocheted two scarves in my entire “career!”

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  • Kimberly Beagle

    I have never made a keyhole scarf before but I plan to make one now!!

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  • Jo-An Prevatt

    no, ii have not crocheted a ‘keyhole scarf’, but have seen several patterns for them. this one is lovely, i have several skeins of unforgettable yarn & now have a specific use for them. thank you.

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  • I have done one other keyhole scarf. It has been a long time ago. I will have to attempt another one in the spring. Lovely light weight scarf. Thank you!

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  • I’ve never made a keyhole scarf before but I look forward to trying this beautiful pattern!

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  • Row 5 of scarf is written very poorly and is not clear. I’ve tried to work it a few times. One more time, and then I will have to move on to another project.

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  • After row 5, it doesn’t say how or what stitch to use or how attach to the ch 15 from row 5.

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  • wiskyrapids

    Row 1 instructions are the pattern for the row. I think the writer meant to say double crochet instead of making that last stitch of the pattern a single crochet. I think either way would work, but I would probably turn that sc into a dc. The repeats are all 2 dc, ch 1, dc because that first dc you took into the 4th chain from the hook acted as 2 dc (the first 3 chains being the first dc).

    Row 5 is instructions for the keyhole in the scarf. Take a deep breath and follow the instructions. The space between the markers is going to be where the keyhole will be.

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  • The ch15 in Row 5 span 4 of the (2dc,ch1,dc) in Row 4. So for Row 6, when you get to the ch15 of Row 5, I would (2dc,ch1,dc) in 1st chain, skip 2 ch, [(2dc,ch1,dc), skip 2 ch)] 2 times, (2dc,ch1,dc) in last chain. Then resume regular pattern across to the end.

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  • Lovely scarf. I’m planning on as presents. Thanks Iris for clarifying the questionable parts. Thank you for the pattern 😉

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  • I’ve just finished this and it looks ok with the Dbl in 4th chain ch 1and 1 sc in same stitch as both ends are then a bit rounded on that same side. As for the 15 chain I worked the pattern stitch 4 times to line up with the rest of the rows (skip 2 ch pattern stitch in next ch, skip 2 ch pst in next ch, skip 2 ch pst in next ch, skip 2ch pst in next ch, skip 3ch and you are through). 14 chains would be better than 15. It would be more even and keep to the skip 2 pattern as there would then be 2 chains left after the 4 pattern repeats (instead of 3).

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  • Impatiently, in R. 5, I just did the 2dc, c1, 1sc in each across , chained 15 where indicated and continued the 2dc, ch1, 1 sc and did the same for R.6 – across the previous ch 15 I did the same skipping 2 ch along the ch 15 of the previous row – came out great and added another bit of interest. i also did the first and last 2 rows in one color and the middle rows in a second color – Thanks again.

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  • great design but confusing instructions – – I agree, think that R.1 in 4th chain s/b ch 1. dc in same st. We really need clear instructions for R.5 do we continue 2 dc, ch 1, dc in each ch 1 sp UNTIL we get to the first marker and then only in that ch 1 sp do we 2 dc, ch 1, SC? and in R.6 What do we do when we get to the ch 15? Thank you for a lovely design.

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  • Jaquie Teal

    Beautiful scarf, one I shall make very soon. Thank you for the wonderful patterns.

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  • From what I can gather, the 15 chain space is where you pull the scarf thru. Over the 15 chain you would just follow the same stitch pattern for that next row.

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  • I don’t understand the ch15 either. I have made several scarves without problems. This one does not make sense to me. I would like to make it.

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  • Row 5? Chain 3 in each chain 1 space to first marker?
    Row 1? Dbl in 4th chain ch 1and 1 sc in same stitch? Shouldn’t that last stitch be a dbl. am not impressed with the directions here

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  • Beautiful. Love the color choice. I did a macrame lawn chair many years ago in these colors. Thank you for sharing with viewers.

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