Updated Piano Key Scarf Crochet Pattern

By Rachel Choi – 9 Comments

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Recently, I updated the popular Piano Key Scarf Crochet Pattern. So if you were having trouble with it, please take a look at the newly revised version. Here are the fixes I made:

No more stiffness. Using a much larger hook and a softer type of yarn, your scarf should not turn out to be stiff as cardboard anymore.

Only ONE loose end to weave in. Since the pattern require LOTS of color changes, there used to be a ton of loose ends to weave in when your done the scarf. Now this pattern requires you to carry your loose ends by crocheting over them. Learn more about this technique here: How to Minimize Weaving in Ends in Crochet

Clearer instructions. The first version of this pattern was one of the first patterns I’ve ever written, so of course it was horrible! Now, with more pattern writing experience (over 100 patterns written and counting), it should be crystal clear for you to understand. But if you still need help, I’m always here for questions 🙂

Even though I’ve revised the Piano Key Scarf Crochet Pattern, it still requires a lot of color changing, and for that reason I would not recommend it for beginners. I can tell you that you still need a ton of patience with the color changing and carrying the ends (even if you’re an expert).

Let me know if you need help with the new pattern!

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  1. PJ says:

    Thank you! I was having so much trouble with the stiffness, and did not like the loose ends so I carried them but never finished this pattern, I tried three times and gave up. Everyone I should it to loved it but said wow that is not so easy lol. Thank you for the update.

  2. Eileen says:

    Hi, I started crocheting the scarf and it said to to the front loops all throughout except the first row which was back loops only. My question is do I still only do front loops only when your slip stitching the black yarn?

  3. Vera Pollard says:

    What size of yarn would I use. 4ply, 3ply, fingering yarn or baby yarn to make a piano keys scarf. I want to make this for my grand daughter who will be graduating from college in 2013. She is a Music Ed. major and I thought this would be a neat thing to crochet for her.
    Thanks for your help.
    Love Vera

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Vera, the pattern calls for medium weight yarn, also known as worst weight yarn. It’s the yarn that has the #4 symbol on it if you are in the US. I believe it is equivalent to 10 ply yarn if you are in the UK.

  4. Victoria says:

    Thank you so much. I can’t wait to start on this scarf. what a great pattern. Thanks again.

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