Tholive; a light weight, lace crochet scarf pattern

the look

Tholive is a light weight, all-over crochet lace Spring scarf. It’s that added touch of pretty to a basic outfit when you’re just feeling a little extra 💁‍♀️.  If having a spring│summer scarf has never crossed your mind… today’s the day. Take a peek into your closet. Is there a cute jumpsuit that could use a little pizazz? Or, you can be like me and take the “Fancy not required” approach and wear your new scarf with whatever you’ve got on.
Cute ruffle shorts & a tee? Yep.
Cropped linen pants & a floofy sleeved tee? Yep. 😊

Also, it’s that time of year, again. How many weddings will you be attending?

The pdf version of this pattern is the start of my new “Revel Select Patterns”. This means there will be extra tidbits of information and custom videos for this project {see below for more details on the pdf version}. One of the goodies for Tholive is- I’ve written complete instructions on how to make this scarf any width you’d like.
It would be a beautiful stole thrown over a sundress or bride’s maid gown if you’re in the wedding party.

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The sizes available

While this sample Tholive is a light and lacey Spring scarf, and written for a thinner yarn and mid-width, (because the internet is season-less & eternal), if you’re reading this on a lovely fall day or a frigid random Wednesday in winter, this pattern can easily be made in a worsted weight or extra floofy bulky. And remember, there is a worksheet for making it thinner│wider, shorter│longer in the pdf pattern.

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about the yarn

Lighter weight yarns have long been my favorite to crochet with. While some things take a bit longer to stitch in thinner yarn, the drape is typically worth it. 

Even at a smaller gauge, great drape does not always happen with cotton yarns. Joyfully, this is not the case with the Cottonsoft by KingCole Yarns. It is a 100% mercerized cotton, DK weight. It comes in loads of great colors and has a nice sheen without being ‘shiny’.

King Cole is newer to the US market, if you haven’t seen it at your LYS, ask for it. I’ve been very happy with all the KC yarns I’ve tried! 🥰
If you don’t have a Local Yarn Store, LoveCrafts carries quite a lot of King Cole Yarns. 
shown right: Latte

King Cole Cottonsoft

The skills you need

Making this scarf is pretty easy, I’ve added a couple of stitches that may be new to you, but Tutorials are provided.

chain – single – double – stacked double (tutorial) – standing single (tutorial)

Prefer a download? It has stitch diagrams!

This post for the light and lacey Tholive crochet scarf has complete directions – or – you can further support this website (& me!) and inexpensively purchase the pattern as a download.
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  • Written pattern – Fully written, line by line instruction (English, US terminology with imperial and metric measurements)
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  • Schematic – illustration(s) of shape│measurements & construction graphics
  • Illustrations – drawn graphics of special stitches
  • Tutorials – video│picture│written instruction for specialty stitches
  • Customization – instructions for width │ length alterations
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the pattern


A free crochet pattern, by Rebecca Velasquez


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YARN DK weight (#3 light); 627 yd [574 m].

Shown King Cole Cottonsoft, (100% mercerized cotton; 218 yd [200 m]│3.53 oz [100 g]), 3 skeins; Latte

*Amount given is for scarf as shown│written. Yardage will vary with any alterations of pattern.

lady wearing tholive scarf in crochet

HOOK G – [4.0 mm]; or size needed to obtain gauge

NOTIONS Stitch markers (1), yarn needle

For a complete list of all the tools & supplies I use, find it HERE .


19 sts and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] -or- 2.5 stitch repeats and 7 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sttich pattern, before blocking;

Finished MEasurements

WIDTH 11” [28 cm] before blocking; 11” [28 cm] after blocking

LENGTH including edge 83” [211 cm] before blocking; 11” [28 cm] after blocking


Project Level

Easy +


chain – single crochet – double crochet – stacked double crochet – standing single crochet

close up of tholive crochet scarf



  • Pattern is written in US terms with imperial and metric measurements.
  • Pattern is written for 1 size (customization instructions in Select pdf).
  • Yarn amount given is for scarf as shown│written. Yardage [m] will vary with any alterations of pattern.
  • Read through each line before beginning to avoid any confusion during stitching.
  • Refer to Special Stitches instruction {below}, and Tutorial(s) as needed.


  • Scarf is worked center-out; creating one side, then shift to use foundation edge as foundation row for second side.


  • Scarf is worked flat, turning after every row.
  • When stitching into a fan of previous row, work stitches into the center, ch-1 sp.
  • Number after period (.) at the end of rows is the stitch count; 12 sts. This means the row just completed should have 12 stitches.
  • If no stitch count is given at the end of row, stitch total did not change from previous listing.
  • Special Stitches instructions‭ ‬are detailed, written directions on how to complete specialty stitches as worked within this pattern.
  • Sample shown is exactly as written with no alterations to pattern. Model is 5′ 2″.
  • To alter the width│length, instructions are given in the Select pattern pdf.


Ch – chain 

Ea – each

PM – place marker

Rep – repeat

RS – right side

Sc – single crochet

Sk – skip

Sl st – slip stitch

St(s) – stitch(es)

WS – wrong side

Yo – yarn over (hook)


Back ridge Rather than working under the top loops or ‘V’ of foundation chain, turn chain upside-down, insert hook under the single strand of yarn that is bump│ridge-like in appearance, work stitch as normal.

PM (place marker) Place marker in│around stitch just made or as instructed.

Fan (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated stitch.

Stacked dc (Stacked double crochet) Sc in indicated st, insert hook from front to back in leftmost back vertical bar of sc just made, pull up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook. You may replace this stitch with traditional ch 3 if desired. {See Video tutorial}

Standing sc (Standing single crochet) With new yarn, have slip knot on hook, insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up a loop, yo, draw through both loops on hook You may replace this stitch with traditional (sl st, ch 1, sc) if desired. {See Video tutorial}




Set up Ch 58, stitching into back ridges {see Special Stitches}, sc in 2nd ch from hook, skipped ch does not count as stitch, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk 5 ch, *sc in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, sk 5 ch; rep from * across, sc in last 2 ch, turn. 16 sc, 7 ch 5, 6 ch 1

Row 1 (RS) Stacked dc {see Special Stitches} in first sc, 3 dc in next sc, *ch 2, fan {see Special Stitches} in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, sk last ch 5, 3 dc in next sc, dc in last sc, turn. 8 dc, 7 ch 2, 6 fan

PM through any stitch of row just made to mark RS.

Row 2 Stacked dc in first dc, dc in next dc, *fan in ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * across, fan in last ch-2 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn. 4 dc, 7 fan, 6 ch 2

lady wearing tholive scarf

Row 3 Stacked dc in first dc, dc in next dc, *fan in fan, ch 2; rep from * across, fan in last fan, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 4 Rep Row 3.

Row 5 Stacked dc in first dc, 3 dc in next dc, *ch 2, fan in ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ch 2, sk last fan, 3 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. 8 dc, 7 ch 2, 6 fan

Row 6 Stacked dc in first dc, 3 dc in next dc, *ch 2, fan in fan; rep from * across, ch 2, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. 

lady wearing tholive crochet scarf

Row 7 Rep Row 6.

Rows 8-72 Rep Rows 2-7.

detail stitiching of tholive crochet scar


Row 1 Sc in first dc, sc in ea st across to end, turn. 52 sc

Row 2 (RS) Stacked dc in first sc, dc in ea st across to end, turn. 52 dc

Row 3 Rep Row 1.

Row 4 Ch 1, sl st in ea st across to end.

Fasten off. 

tholive crochet scarf pattern


tip Stitch under 2 loops of ea ch using the unused loop of foundation row as well as another loop previously used in Set up row for Side 1. 

With WS facing, shift piece to work into foundation row.

Set up Standing sc in first st {see Special Stitches above}, sc in next st, *ch 5, sk 5 ch, sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch, sc in next st; rep from * across, ch 5, sk last 5 ch, sc in last 2 sts, turn. 16 sc, 7 ch 5, 6 ch 1

Work as Side 1.


Remove marker(s), weave in ends.

Block to measurements {see Finished Measurements above}, if desired.
Weave in ends.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Elaine Naughton

    I loved making this scarf fory daughter n made me smile when I was scrolling for pattern and would see your pretty face. Thanks much for this free pattern.🥰🧶

    1. Rebecca

      😊 I am so very glad you enjoyed the pattern! Giving handmade pieces to loved ones is such a wonderful gift! Thank you for being here 🥰

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