Waves Hairpin Lace Crochet Scarf

The scarf that will wow anyone who sees it.

Skill Level | Advanced
Finished Size | 7.5″ wide; 56″ long (including tassels)

Project sponsored by Red Heart Yarns.


About this Pattern

If you’re looking for a truly unique project that’ll wow anyone who looks at it, you’re in the right place. Our waves hairpin lace scarf combines the beautiful hairpin lace technique with a non-traditional crochet stitch for the perfect blend of awesome.

With this project you’ll learn the basic hairpin lace stitch, a standard hairpin lace braid and get lots of practice with the woven stitch, one of our favorite textured stitches. Pair this project with a yarn like Red Heart Unforgettable for long, sweeping color transitions to really make it pop.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet the waves hairpin lace scarf and, of course, written instructions to walk you through it from start to finish.

getting started

Recommended Supplies

  • Approx 800 yds; Red Heart Unforgettable (Colorway Pictured: Regatta)
  • Adjustable Hairpin Loom set to 3″
  • 5 mm Crochet hook
  • 30 Locking Stitch Markers (or 30 scrap cuts of yarn)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Sure, as long as it’s in the same weight category. Check your gauge and adjust as needed so the sizing comes out right. The recommended yarn amount will likely be different too.

Yarn Substitution Resources:
The Ultimate Guide to Substitute Yarn

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pattern details


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Hk Hook
  • Rem Remaining
  • Rep Repeat
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • St(s) Stitches
  • YO Yarn Over
  • Ws Woven Stitch**
hairpin lace crochet scarf

**Woven Stitch (Ws): YO and insert hk in designated st. YO and pull up a loop (three loops on hk). Pull last loop through middle loop. YO and pull through rem two loops. YO and insert hk in same st (three loops on hk). Pull last loop through rem two loops.

pattern notes

Additional Notes

Finished Size

7.5″ wide; 48″ long
(not including tassels)


5 sts x 8 rows = 4″
(woven stitch pattern)

Our waves hairpin lace crochet scarf is worked in three main sections sections; the middle hairpin lace section, and two outer woven stitch sections. When finished, wet block your scarf for the best shape. If you’re unfamiliar with this technique, have a look at our guide here.

Additional Notes: Chain one at beginning of row does not count as a stitch.

printable pattern

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the pattern

Written Instructions

Basic Strip

Step 1: Make two strips of hairpin lace with 375 loops on each side of strip.

Tip! Use locking stitch markers or scrap cuts of yarn to break loops into smaller groups. This will make it easier to manage in later steps.

Step 2: To finish strip, fasten off and slide loops from loom.

Join Strips

Step 1: Place two hairpin strips side-by-side taking care not to twist. Release one stitch marker (or scrap yarn) at a time. Place 5 loops from inside of one strip on hk. Then place 5 loops on hk from inside of other strip. Pull last five loops through first five loops.

Repeat: Rep step one until you reach the end of the strips. When you do, secure the “live loop” with a stitch marker so the braid doesn’t come out. We’ll come back to it later.

Crochet the sides

Row 1: Group first 3 outer loops on either side of the scarf. Twist them (as you would in broomstick lace) and fasten on. 3 sc in group of 3 loops. *Group next 3 loops and make 2 sc. Rep from * to last group of 3 loops. Make 3 sc in last group. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. *Sk 1 st, ws in next st. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc in last st.

Repeat: Rep row 2 until woven stitch section measures approx 2″.  Fasten off and repeat on the other side.


Step 1: Make six identical tassels that measure approx 4″ long. Use tassel maker or see how to make a tassel by hand with our tutorial here.

Step 2: Secure a tassel to each corner of the scarf. Secure a tassel in the live braid loop held by the stitch marker. Secure last tassel in the middle of the scarf on the opposite side.

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see how it’s done

Waves Hairpin Lace Crochet Scarf Part One

Waves Hairpin Lace Crochet Scarf Part Two

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Left-Handed Tutorial on YouTube

Right-Handed Tutorial on YouTube


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