Apr 20, 2021

Denim and Crochet Scarf

Welcome to the April Pinterest Challenge! The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate us to not just pin, but to make it happen! Since April is Earth Month, so for this month's challenge, we're sharing upcycled/eco-friendly crafts. Whenever I think of upcycling, I think of denim. I love creating with denim, and I've wanted to create a denim and crochet scarf for a while. So I searched for ideas, and I was inspired by Pin of an upcycled denim and crochet scarf.

denim/old jeans

For this scarf, I used denim from 2 pairs of my sons size 6 jeans and Red Heart Soft Off White yarn. I used the crochet pattern for the Farfallina Scarf as a guide, but I also made modifications to incorporate the denim.

I cut several denim squares. I thought I would be cool to have squares with the belt loops and pockets from the jeans. I used my skip stitch rotary cutter to cut holes around the denim squares, so I could crochet into the holes.

I crocheted granny squares for the granny square sections of the scarf.

At first, I thought it would be cool to have randomly place the denim squares, but...

...later on, I decided to alternate the denim and crochet squares. I connected them using the join as you go method, which I love.

I crocheted the other sections of the scarf. This stitch is pretty fun!

I ran out of yarn, so I made a quick dash to Michael's. Thankfully they had 1 skein left of this yarn.

This stitch works up really fast.

Here's the middle section of the scarf.

I added denim and yarn fringe to each end of the scarf and cut it even.

Denim & Crochet Scarf

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  1. Whaaaat?! I have never seen crochet with denim incorporated! I like the inspiration scarf but I like yours even better. I love that you used the pieces that have the pockets and loops!!


  2. This is adorable! When i was a child my Nana taught me how to make Granny Squares, but i lost that skill along the way. I tried to crochet a few years back, but no success. You have great talent!

  3. Your scarf is beautiful, T'onna and I love how you used pieces of denim with pockets, rivets, etc. Outstanding!

    1. Thank you, Ann!! I think the pockets, rivets, and belt loops make this scarf really fun!

  4. This is stunning! I am in love! I have wanted to do something similar to this for many years, but have often wondered the fabric would fray and pull apart where the skip stitch blade was run, so I haven't ventured into trying it - did you have any issues with that? I also really like how you've just kept it cream all the way with the pops of the blue.


    1. Thank you! I didn't have nay issues with the holes fraying where I used the skip stitch blade, but the fringe frays. But I think there's some anti-fray stuff I can put on it. I'll have to find some.

  5. Your scarf looks absolutely amazing! I never imagined you could crochet with denim. I'm loving how you also used denim in the fringe.

  6. Your project came out beautifully! I need to learn how to crochet!

  7. I adore this so much. I have tried to learn to crochet but to no avail. I admire those that can do this.

  8. I love this scarf, I will have to keep this project in mind.

  9. Oh, WOW! I love it especially since denim is probably my fav fabric! Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 24. Pinned!

  10. What a CUTE scarf! I especially love that denim fringe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  11. Wow, that's a great idea! Love the result!


  12. Beautifully recycled. The scarf is lovely.

  13. CONGRATS! Your post is FEATURED at my Unlimited Link Party 25!

  14. This turned out so pretty! At first place, I didn't realize the blue was denim!!


  15. So amazing and great looking! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday, great to see you!

  16. T'onna I LOVE your Denim and Crochet Scarf. Seriously LOVE it. I never thought of working with denim like this before with my crochet but it looks fabulous and now I want to try it too. I wonder if you used pinking sheers (I know they give a zigzag cut though) if that would help with the fringe fray? I am not sure but my Nana always praised those pinking sheers for cutting fabrics so they didn't fray.

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