Today’s scarf might be my favorite scarf I’ve made to date.
It’s a blend of projects I’ve done in the past: my Leather and Flannel Snap Scarf and my Crocheted Leather Flap Clutch.
Put them together and you get a Crochet Leather Snap Scarf!
Isn’t that texture just yummy?
I’m using the same hdc rib stitch or camel stitch I used with my striped ribbed fringe scarf, but with very different results!
Let’s get to the pattern shall we?Leather punch or snap punch tool Hammer Dritz 7 Heavy Duty Snaps – Brass (affiliate link) Dritz Heavy Duty Snap Tools (affiliate link) Ruler 3 or 3.5 mm hook 6.5 or 7 mm hook* Bulky yarn (size 5) – 2 skeins or about 300 yards ** Yarn needle *I used a 7 mm hook, but I know in US sizes, it is easier to find a K hook or 6.5 mm hook. Either works as long as you maintain the correct gauge. Maybe go a little looser if you are using a 6.5 mm hook. ** I used Wool-Ease Chunky in Wheat from Lion Brand Yarns.
4 x4 inch square = 8 stitches by 6 rowsABBREVIATIONS ch = chain sc = single crochet hdc = half double crochet NOTES – Because this is a mixed media project which uses leather and yarn, there will be some tugging and curling of the leather and some minimal shrinking in the middle of your scarf. This can all be remedied with some wet blocking and keeping a nice loose gauge. – Don’t forget to learn how to hdc rib stitch or camel stitch (different names, same stitch) before proceeding with the pattern.
PATTERNPrepare your leather strips. 1. Once they are cut to size, measure and mark dots along one edge of each leather strip. They need to start and end 1/4″ from each end, and then be spaced every 1/2″ across. Total number of holes = 22. 2. Carefully punch out the holes with your leather punch or snap tool. 3. Selecting one of the strips, begin the crochet pattern… Foundation row: Using the smaller hook, slip stitch yarn into the first hole, ch 1, and then sc across, working the yarn into each hole in the leather strip. This will take patience, working with a smaller hook. Try to keep an even loose gauge.. Row 1: Switch to the larger hook. Ch 2, hdc in each sc stitch across. (22) Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc camel stitch (or hdc rib stitch) in next 20 stitches, hdc in last stitch. (22) Tie off yarn. Weave in tails. 1. Mark snap placement. Centered down the middle of the strip. Mark snaps 1″ inward from each end. Then space the remaining snaps 2.25″ apart. 2. Punch holes for the snaps. Use snap tools to install the snaps according to manufacturer instructions. Hand stretch or hand block the scarf to make sure it doesn’t pucker and twist the leather. If desired, try wet blocking the scarf to get it to maintain a good shape. You only really need to wet block the portions closest to the leather strips. The rest of the scarf will get twisted up when worn. Please note: This yarn I used is only partially made of wool, so it will only wet block so much. Natural fibers such as linen, cotton and wool will wet block better than acrylic and rayon.
You can wear it like a regular scarf, or an infinity scarf, but it’s really meant to be doubled up into a cowl and snapped halfway like this…
The first loop of scarf adds extra warmth and it supports the outer loop of scarf so it stays in place.
And warm it is. It’s totally my new favorite scarf, with last week’s Knit Look Cowl coming in a close second.
Only one more scarf left in Scarf Week. See you tomorrow!
Melissa Shultz says
I am loving the scarf tutorials you’ve been sharing. I love this look with the leather and it looks so easy to make. I also love your hair style with the wrap around braid. :o)
Thank you Melissa! The braid took me fooorever because I don’t do it very often. ha.
I loved the flannel and leather version, but this crochet and leather one is even better! I love your hair too.
Hi! I love your work! Especially this scarf
Thank you Annie!
LOVE this pattern. I have the hardest time with the snaps in leather. Any tips? I end up NOT getting the snaps set in the leather(too loose) or I hit it too hard and the snaps bend and then won’t snap together.
That can be tricky sometimes huh? What kind of surface are you pounding it on? I like to put a towel under the snap tool when I’m pounding it in. That way I can control the pounding a little better. I don’t know if that will work for you, but it’s also really like a practice thing. Once you get the feel for it, it gets easier. I hope that helps!
I’m having trouble sc the last leather strip. I have a huge row sticking out over the leather. The first beginning row was great but the last row looks bad. Do you have a tutorial for this row?
I am so sorry, I don’t. I wonder…could you have accidentally increased your stitches? Is the stitch count consistent?
If that’s not the problem, I might try crocheting from the side of the first hole in the leather strip and then working across.
Does that help? Please let me know if any of this isn’t helping. I would love to help you troubleshoot.
I know exactly what you are talking about. I had the same ribbed edge hanging over the last leather strap after it was attached. I found that if I added or removed one row, I could at least get that ribbed edge on the inside of the scarf, so when worn it would be tucked inside and not visible. 🙂
Delia – I must say I absolutely love the scarf and it is always receiving wonderful praise.
Thanks for share, this is so beautiful, definitely I’m going to make it.
Thanks Gaby! 🙂
Audree Lee says
Hello, just a quick note to let you know I included your pattern in my fall crochet bucket list post (which you can see here: https://audreeleeblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/crochet-bucket-list/ if you’re interested). I made sure to link back to both your pattern and blog. Thank you for the wonderful pattern, looking forward to working on it!
I love this so much I can’t wait to make it! I bought a black leather remnant, burnished snaps, and Lion Brand Scarfie yarn in the black to white colorway. I’m hoping it will appeal to some of my male friends and give them away for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing this pattern! I have thoughts of using my fabric remnants to make all kinds of looks. The brain fairly spins with the possibilities! 🙂
Thanks Eidilia. The black leather, black and white yarn, and burnished snaps sound lovely! Have fun!
That is a gorgeous scarf. I am a professional leather worker by trade. My mom sent me this link and was asking about the tools she would need to buy to make one for herself and it started to sound very expensive to me. $40 for a decent rotary punch, scrap materials, snaps ect. I have a great deal of premium vegetable tanned scrap materials and a professional snap setting press. It is super hard to do properly by hand. The first time I tried it I ruined 9/10 of the pack. If anyone wants to save time and money I can make the completed leather parts for $20. My Etsy shop is here just send me a message: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ClintonvilleLeather?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Hi! I was wondering what weight of leather you’re using? Thanks. It’s gorgeous!
Thanks Kristian! Great question. I am using upholstery leather. It is nice and sturdy enough to hold up the metal snaps but it is still flexible enough to wear. I hope that helps! Let me know if you have any further questions.
The scarf looks amazing! I’m no that’s very good at following written patterns or pictures. Is there anywhere that this is videod? It would really help to be able to see how the stitches are made! I’m dying to make this!! I’m just looking for a video on how to make that stitch! I fully understand how to add the leather and the snaps!
Let me know!
Thanks Alexis! I am so sorry that I don’t have video for this. I am working on creating more videos. In the mean time, I wonder if a youtube search of “Camel Stitch” might help?