Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf


Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf

Get all of the mystical beauty of the Northern Lights when you work up the Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf. This gorgeous colorful pattern will really have heads turning! The bulky yarn makes it insanely warm, especially if you live anywhere that you can see the Aurora Borealis in real life. The variegated yarn from Patons gives this crochet scarf the illusion of moving colors, of which we honestly can't get enough. Anyone would love receiving this lovely gift for the holidays or just because it's winter.


Crochet HookN/15 or 10 mm hook

Yarn Weight(5) Bulky/Chunky (12-15 stitches for 4 inches)


- Patons® ColorWul™ (3 oz/85 g; 90 yds/81 m) Bloom (90415) 4 balls
- Size U.S. N/15 (10 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Size & Gauge

Size: Approx 9" x 60" [23 x 152.5 cm]
Gauge: 7 sc and 8 rows = 4" [10 cm]


Ch 24.
1st row: (RS). 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. Skip next 3 ch. 1 sc in next ch. *Ch 2. 4 dc in same ch as last sc. Skip next 3 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of chain. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 5. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. *Skip next 4 dc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 4 dc. Skip next 4 dc. 1 sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 5. 4 dc in 4th ch from hook. *Skip next 4 dc. (1 sc. Ch 2. 4 dc) in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last 4 dc. Skip next 4 dc. 1 sc in 3rd ch of ch 5. Turn.
Rep 3rd row for pat until work from beg measures 60" [152.5 cm]. Fasten off.


Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
Dc = Double crochet
Pat = Pattern
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single crochet
Sp(s) = Space(s)

Want to try a super easy crochet scarf? Watch this video tutorial for a Beginner's Crochet Scarf and learn how!

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Have tried this a few times and each time I drop a cluster in each row, so it starts to make a pyramid(...i think I'm doing doing something wrong after the chain 5...I have done other projects like this and not had a problem, so not really such where my brain blip is with this one haha...anyone have the same problem? And is there a video link to it? Thanks!

Love the name for this Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf.. The pattern is well done and right here on this page, making it easy to print out. This scarf should work up quickly with the bigger hook and thicker yarn used. I'm looking to making this one and a few for gifts. Thank you so much for sharing this free crochet scarf pattern.

Hi! I know its been awhile since youve posted about this scarf, but I need some help. I end up with a cluster hanging in the wind and then on the next row when I get to the end I catch that cluster and get it attached. I went all the end to the end thinking thered be some directions on what to do with my dangling cluster, how to connect it, but theres nothing. Please, what am I doing wrong? Im making this for a gift. Thank you so much!

Beginner here,when you skip 4 DC does it leave them unattached except when you do the pattern in the ch-2 space? Thanks anybody!

Hi fortsmithtonto, What that means is that instead of working your next stitch in the next available stitch, you skip 4 and work your next stitch into the 5th. Unless it tells you to chain a certain number of stitches, you don't have to. Thanks, hope that helps! Julia, AFC editor

Thanks! So that means 4 skipped stitches are NOT attached to the previous row? Please reply!

I don't think I understand what you mean. As you crochet you're always crocheting into the previous row. You're just skipping 4 of those stitches of the previous row and then crocheting into that 5th stitch.

I'm such a bother and I really do appreciate your time. The 4 skipped stitches aren't crocheted into any other stitches, they are crocheted from the the current row and are leaving an open space when you skip them to crochet in the ch 2 sp.

The pattern isn't saying to chain anything, so you wouldn't just be chaining 4 to cover those four stitches you're skipping. You would 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, and then immediatly, without creating any chains, work a single crochet into the top of the fifth stitch from below, if that makes any more sense. If you have any further questions on how to work this, I would suggest checking with Patons Yarn, the authors of this pattern. They might be able to better explain or have a video showing how to crochet this pattern in a way that makes more sense than how I'm trying to. :)

Thanks SO much!

Hi! Im also having some problems with the chain 5, 4dc. Mine seems to make a tail at the end of the row. When I finish the next row it connects. Theres always a tail at the end of one side. When I got to the end of the scarf I had this unconnected tail sticking out by itself. Please, what am I doing wrong?


It may be getting warm in the South but this an awesome simple pattern that beginners can work on and have it ready for next winter. With it being only two different stitches, it is perfect for even young girls to make.

What an amazing scarf pattern. It is so simple to make using chains, skip chains, and single and double crochets to create an inventive and textural design. It looks like a beautiful mosaic painted stained glass! Any person would love to get this from you as a thoughtful gift made with love!

The Patons variegated bulky yarn used in this project is so easy to work with and I love this color of theirs. The works up to be a very bulky scarf project and would be great for anybody that lives up North. A little to bulky for us here in Florida. What yarn substitution do you suggest for a more light weight scarf?

This is a wonderful project for my senior ladies. First of all, it uses bulky yarn and an N hook, which really helps when it comes to arthritic hands. Once I get them past the initial two rows, the third repeats until you decide to end the scarf. Nothing complicated, and they can work on their own at home once they get into the repeats.

there was a self bordering afghan on here last year all it was was double crochet it had like 10 double crochets then you chain 10 i have lost mine and i have people wanting me to make them one thank you

Tried this craft? What did you think?

True to its name, this Aurora Borealis Crochet Scarf mimics the kaleidoscope of lights given off by the Aurora Borealis in the Northern Hemisphere. The lights appear when particles from tbe sun collide with the gases in the earth's atmosphere. I wish I coould find this kind of yarn where I live which is the perfect yarn for this colorful pattern.

What does the (RS) stand for in row 1 of the Aurora Borealis Scarf?

RS = Right Side or the front of your work.

I love the inspiration behind this pattern!


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