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Persiennes Scarf

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

Pattern also available as a downloadable pdf for purchase on Ravelry.


​This scarf was designed with my beginner crochet students in mind as an exercise in working with different hook placement. By alternating working into both loops, just the front loop, and just the back loop of stitches, we not only get to practice the often mundane single crochet, but also learn to better understand the different parts of this basic stitch. The resulting fabric also helps introduce the possibilities of texture in crochet, which I find really exciting at such an early level of learning! Bonus? It’s reversible!

This particular bit of texture reminds me of old plantation blinds, but that seemed a rather boring name for a scarf. A little Googling later and I discovered the French word persiennes, which means exterior window shutters, but sounds much prettier!

Persiennes Scarf

Counting is minimal (aside from the beginning chain and verifying no lost or extra stitches, we only have to count to three!), but we get to talk a little bit about pattern reading, which can be intimidating and is often ignored when first learning how to crochet. With only one row to repeat, though, it can be quickly memorized and you can focus on exploring those single crochet stitches! Enjoy!


Gauge isn’t overly important in this project; simply choose a yarn and hook that gives you a fabric you like the look and feel of! For your reference, though, using the suggested materials, my unblocked scarf measured approximately 3.75” across. After blocking, it was only just over 3” wide and about 75” long – this yarn WILL stretch on you so block carefully! In hindsight, I probably would have preferred damp blocking this scarf instead of full wet blocking it.

Suggested Materials:

  • Patons Silk Bamboo or Sport/DK (3) Weight Yarn in Almond or color of your choice, 2 skeins (204 yards)

  • H/5.0mm Crochet Hook or size that results in a fabric that YOU like the way looks and feels

  • Stitch Marker(s)

  • Scissors

  • Small Darning Needle



Chain 18.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook and ea st across. (17 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn. Sc in both loops of first st. (sc in flo of next 3 sts, sc in blo of next 3 sts) 2x. Sc in flo of next 3 sts, sc in both loops of last st. (17 sc)