Free Crochet Pattern…Ocean Air Scarf

The Ocean Air Scarf is a medium to lighter weight scarf that celebrates the soothing sounds and gentle breezes of the sea.

Inspired by the Arugula Scarf pattern, this scarf is quick to work up lengthwise and finished with a lovely scallop edging, reminiscent of ocean waves.

Ocean Air Scarf

By Jennifer Dickerson


  • J (6.0 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 1.2 Skeins Wool of the Andes Tweeds (worsted weight, “Thirst Heather” colorway 
  • Tapestry Needle (for weaving in ends)


  • Width: 3 inches at the widest part of scallop
  • Length: 60 inches


Ch 156

Foundation Row: In the 4th chain from the hook, work a dc, then work one dc in each ch to the end of the row.

Row 1: Turn, ch 3 and work 1 dc in the first stitch and in each stitch to the end of row.

Repeat this row two more times.

Scallop Row: Turn, ch 3 and work 4 dc into the first st. In the next st, work a slip stitch.  Skip the next st.  In the next st work 5 dc, slip stitch in the next st, skip the next st.  Continue working this sequence (5 dc, sl st in next st, skip next st) until reaching the end of the row, ending on a scallop (5 dc).  Work one more sl st in that same stitch that you worked the 5 dc to finish off the last scallop.  This will round it off and make it look more finished.


Weave in all ends.  Block if needed.

ยฉ Jennifer Dickerson 2013

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50 thoughts on “Free Crochet Pattern…Ocean Air Scarf

  1. I have made 4 arugula scarves so far, and now will have to make some of this one! Thanks so much for the great patterns!

  2. Thank you all so much! It has been a chilly spring week and this scarf has been perfect to wear! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy crocheting everyone!

  3. I am beginning 3 Ocean Air scarves for my daughters-in-law, and will affix a crochet heart as pictured. Thank you, Jennifer!


  4. I would to copy just this pattern without all the extra cmmrnts and advertisements and don't know how .HELP

    1. Sure! Just highlight needed text, right click with your mouse and select "copy" and then paste onto a Word document. That way you have only what you want. Plus you can save the document for later if you want. Hope that helps!

  5. Lovely scarf and directions so easy!!! Now I know what scarf pattern to use for all the yarn I have…was undecided on which pattern to use. Great Christmas projects!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  6. I love this and the arugula scarf, so simple and elegant! I just finish one like this (inspired by this pattern) except for before the scalloped edging I added a single row of HDC ( so total 3 rows DC, 1 row HDC, and 1 row scallops) I worked it up in a simple, soft cream and am giving it to my best friends daughter for her 18th bday! Thanks for all the awesome patterns and inspiration!!!!
    Angela in WA state

  7. Just wondering how to make this a little longer? My yarn is a bit finer and 156 chain stitches is going to be a bit short! Not that it has anything o do with my fat neck! Ha ha ha

    1. Sure you can make a chain as long as you like, just make it in multiples of 3 to accommodate the scallop edge. Hope that helps!

  8. Making mine as I leave this comment, very nice patterns, next up is the arugula scarf and a few of the cowl love all of them

  9. I've just made this lovely scarf in a day and a half! I used a rich variegated yarn in mauve, pink and blue. It looks wonderful and is so versatile. I made it one row deeper for more neck coverage and the scallop edging is a perfect finish. I made it quite long with 200 chain to start off so that I can wrap it several times around my neck. I hadn't used a multiple of three for the scallop edging, but managed the last stitch very well! I just love all your patterns. Thank you very much for sharing them. The number of photographs is very helpful too! Sandra

  10. Just finished the design. Took me just over two hours. Very good. Could even stitch the ends together and increase the body to make a cowl. Very easy

  11. I made two of these today, both using Red Heart Soft. The first one came out a bit shorter and narrower than the stated dimensions, but I forgot to accommodate for the thinner yarn. Of course if I had used the color I did for the second one it may have come out longer since that yarn was thicker despite being the same brand. My pet peeve when it comes to yarn. But I digress. The second one I decided I wanted to make extra long in order to get a really good wrap around going. I chained 225 which ultimately gave me a length of around 81 inches. I also decided to add an extra row of double crochets for some extra width. Somehow (please don't ask how) I lost count and added two extra rows. So I took a look at the yarn I had left and decided to try and make it a one skein scarf. I wound up doing seven double crochet rows and then the scalloped edge, which gave me a width of just about 4.25 inches. It came out BEAUTIFUL! I was so happy with it. I think my next one I'll try a different color for the scalloped edge and see what I come up with. Thanks SO much for taking the time to share your patterns. This isn't the first of yours I've tried, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

  12. Thanks so much for sharing!! I just finished making one for my sister's birthday! She lives in Chile and it's fall there now and getting a bit cooler! Thanks again!

  13. Hi! I love this pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. I am going to make it as soon as I get home from work!

    I am semi new to crocheting… I don't want to sound dumb… But, what does "Block if needed" mean?

    Thanks, again! All of your patterns are fantastic.

  14. Made this and the arugula scarves this weekend — thanks for the clear instructions, both scarves turned out beautifully, and I learned a new thing (the scallop).

  15. This is beautiful. I was wondering if you could tell me what multiple of stitches should be used if one wanted to make this longer. Thanks so much!

  16. Omg! I love this scarf, but I always love all of your work. You did it again as always. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  17. I found some Jacob Sheep yarn that is perfect for this project! I'm excited to get started

  18. Hi! I donโ€™t know if youโ€™re still answering questions about this pattern, but I thought Iโ€™d try. Iโ€™m new to crochet and Iโ€™m having a little trouble. I chained 156, which gave me 153 stitches in the foundation row. In row 1 do I DC in the same stitch as the ch 3 (which looks like the first stitch)? Thatโ€™s what I did, but after 153 stitches I still have the CH 3 from the previous row sticking out and it looks strange. But if I DC into it, I will have 154 stitches. Help!

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