finished scarf

My friend Sarah introduced me to this ruffled Red Heart Sashay scarf, and since then I’ve been seeing them everywhere. They’re absolutely beautiful, and you can buy one at a craft shop for $20 or more. Sarah has even seen them on sale for as much as $40.

sashay scarf

But with a little bit of time and a quick tutorial, you can make a ruffled Red Heart Sashay scarf yourself for as little as $5, depending on where you get your Red Heart Sashay skein and assuming you already own a size I or J crochet hook. You can find the yarn at Amazon here, or look around at craft shops for better deals. I once saw Red Heart Sashay skeins in the craft section at Meijer on sale for $4.99, so be sure to shop around.

Here’s what you do.

pulling apart the skein

Step One: Loosen the yarn. It will come all bound together on the skein. Your crochet project will go much faster if you take the time now to pull apart the yarn, like this.

count in five

Step Two: Working on the side without the silver embellishment, count in five stitches and insert  your crochet hook into the fifth stitch from the end, like this.

skip a loop

Step Three: Skip a stitch and insert the crochet hook into the next stitch.

twelve stitches on a hook

Step Four: Keep skipping a stitch and inserting a stitch until you have twelve stitches on the hook, plus the original stitch.

bunching up the stitches

stitches pulled through

Step Five. Bunch the stitches together and pull them over the stitch closest to the end of your hook. This will make your first cluster of twelve stitches.

skip a stitch

Step Six. Skip a stitch and repeat Steps Three through Five, skipping every other stitch until you have twelve stitches on the hook. Pull it through and continue.

knotting off the end

Step Seven. After working a short way, go back to the unfinished edge and make a knot. This will make sure that you don’t lose your work halfway through the project. Tie it off and cut off any excess, leaving about an inch of yarn past the knot. Return to the last cluster of 12 and keep crocheting.

nearing the end

making a knot

Step Eight. When you near the end, stop making clusters of twelve stitches and instead make a knot with the remaining yarn. Simply pull it over the hook and through your last stitch.

pulling through

Step Nine. Make a knot at the end to make sure your work is secure. Cut off the excess yarn, leaving at least an inch between the cut and the knot.

end knot

cutting off excess

Step Ten. Let the scarf hang down over the knot. You’re done!

hanging end

If you decide to make one, be sure to post a comment below to let us know how your scarf turned out!

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15 Responses to How to Make a Ruffled Red Heart Sashay Scarf

  1. D Nico says:

    FYI…you can easily knit these scarves. Size 9 US needle, pick up 6 loops on one needle then knit using every other loop on remaining yarn. Turn as in regular knitting and repeat. Use the entire skein of yarn. Beginning & end create a knot up under the ruffles so it is hidden. I’d pull the last bit of yarn through the very last loop to secure.

  2. Bree says:

    What is the best length for the scarf if I use the whole skein it seems to be to long, I have read 40 inches is a good length.

  3. Mary Horrell says:

    I bought this yarn because it was so pretty and on sale! I really had no idea what to do with it but found a pattern for a rope scarf, which I made. I hate how it looks, just arope around your neck. I LOVE this pattern and it comes out so lovely, you saved me from giving the yarn away and you saved my sanity.

  4. These scarves are the easiest thing to make. Anyone can make one. They can be knitted or crocheted. I prefer crocheting. It’s easier and faster. Using a G hook, I loop every other loop for 8 times, pulling through the 9th loop. I skip one and continue as before. The scarf comes out nice and full, not skimpy,l and had nice size ruffles. It is still long enough to wrap around. I used the whole skein and it comes out perfect. Great scarves!

  5. Mary Jane says:

    It would have to be a much shorter scarf, Gail. I guess it comes down to personal preference. I prefer a longer scarf, which gives me greater flexibility on tying, depending on my outfit and my mood. If you wanted a shorter scarf, you would need to pull out the whole skein, find the middle, and cut it before you started to crochet. I could see a shorter scarf working well for a smaller person or young girl…

  6. Gail Stewart says:

    I have people tell me the get two and three scarfs out of one skein of yarn. How do they do that?

  7. Pam riley says:

    Why does my scarf look like a spiral and not ruffled?

    • MaryJane says:

      Hi, Pam. I can’t claim to be an expert in “all things crochet,” but I have a couple ideas. You may need to try a smaller crochet hook, or you can try making a scarf with more loops in each stitch. (Instead of 12, try 13-15 that you pull through.) Anyone else have a thought? 🙂

  8. MaryJane says:

    No worries, Logan. You can pick up a crochet hook (or an entire set of hooks) at Amazon, any craft store…or even in the craft section of your favorite superstore. Crochet hooks aren’t that expensive and will last a long time.

  9. Logan bennett says:

    I don’t have a crochet needle

  10. kayla says:

    Very easy to make but I can’t seem to sell them… I’ve made over seven I did three in one day

  11. donna says:

    so do you use a whole skein of yarn for one scarf? I have never crocheted but want to try this!!

  12. Andrea Rockefeller says:

    I’ts really easy to make. It doesn’t take very much time to make one. I love it. It looks really cool! Thanks!

  13. Cathy says:

    I watched the video one time and made this great scarf, so easy As I told my husband if you can count to 7 you can make this scarf. I now have my daughter and granddaughter making them. Thanks

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