Tea Leaves Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern + Video Tutorial

The Tea Leaves Scarf is elegant and easy to work up.  Rows of double crochet and puff stitches give it beautiful texture and neutral yarn goes with just about everything too!

Need a little help? There's a full video tutorial below too!

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Tea Leaves Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

Click below to watch a full video tutorial on how to make this project:

(Can't see the video? Click here!)


  • 8.5 inches wide
  • 70 inches long

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Note: To make a puff stitch, wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (3 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up another loop (5 loops on your hook), wrap yarn around hook and draw up a loop (7 loops on your hook). Wrap yarn around hook one more time and bring it through all 7 loops on your hook.

Ch 30

Row 1: In the fourth ch from the hook, work a (dc, ch 1. *Skip 1 ch and in the next ch, work a (dc, ch 1). Repeat from * until you have two chains left. Skip the next ch and in the last ch, work 1 dc. 

Row 2: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (puff stitch, ch 1) into each dc from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Row 3: Chain 3 and turn. Work a (dc, ch 1) in the top stitch of each puff from previous row. Work a dc in the top of the turning ch.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 until scarf reaches 70 inches or desired length.


  1. this is a very good pattern for beginners I taught my niece how to crochet and this is the first project I taught her to make she did a great job.

  2. hi. Where is the printer friendly button , please ?

  3. Started this with cheese cake pop sweet roll
    Wish I could post a pict

  4. Hi! I really hope you can answer my question. There are no stitch counts at the end of the printed instructions. I'm trying to make this as a gift. I have some experience. But stitch counts at the end of row instructions really help newbies. Is there someway you can give stitch counts for the end of row 1, 2, and 3. I use stitch markers as well to mark my rows but something keeps going wrong. Thanks in advance.

  5. Hi Jennifer!

    Just a heads-up: I had to watch your video for instructions. There isn't a mention of a chain-1 when completing the puff stitch. I couldn't figure out why my puff stitch row kept pulling inward.

    Awesome pattern, though! Making it now and love it!


  6. Howdy, Jennifer,

    I wanted to let you know that I LOVE this pattern. I used it to make several scarves as gifts for this past Christmas. My friend turned me on to it, and I know she made a lot of scarves with it too. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. I used a camouflage (green grey brown) colored cotton yarn.. can this scarf be used by men? tnx so much.. I wanted to gift this to my uncle.. :)

  8. Wonderful video and tutorial! I can’t wait to share this with my group of ladies from our Catholic Chapel who are presently making scarfs for our local Code Purple organization. This pattern will work up quickly and help us keep people warm this winter!! I’m looking forward to checking our your other patterns and other tutorials. Happy Holidays to you!!

  9. Super demonstration and easy to follow. Thank you.

  10. Has anyone found this scarf crochets up slanted? I've looked up reasons for this and can't see that I've done it. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you.


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