Dragon Slayer Scarf

Designs by Diligence
Dragon Slayer by Julia Schwartzby Julia Schwartz

Photos: Julia Schwartz

Difficulty: Intermediate

With my move to a colder climate drawing nearer, I have started a collection of scarves and warmer things in general. I wanted a scarf that was thick and cozy, but had a lacy look to it at the same time. This pattern is what resulted. The things that I love about this scarf are that you determine the length of the scarf in the first row, and that it is worked horizontally not vertically. The other thing that I like is that it is only three rows, so it is really easy to work up.

Size: One Size

Finished Measurements: 6″ x 60″


  • Lion Brand Homespun [100 % Acrylic; 185yds/169m per 6oz/170g skein]; 1 skein
  • K/10.5 (6.50mm) hook

Gauge: Gauge is not significant in this design.

Note: To complete the scarf you will make rows 1-3, then you will turn the scarf over and repeat rows 2 and 3.

Special Stitches
Picot: Ch 4, sl st in st just made.

Dragonslayer Scarf by Julia Schwartz


Row 1: Ch 9; join with sl st in 1st ch to make a loop. Ch 3, make 8 dc in loop. *Ch 9, sl st into last dc made. Ch 2, sl st in loop with last dc (the first loop); turn so that yarn ends up in front of work, make 9 dc in new loop.* Continue, repeating * to * until you have your desired length and your end loops are facing opposite directions.

Row 2: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch 2), turn. *[Dc in next dc, ch 2] 5 times; dc in next dc, sc in ch loop. [Dc in next dc, ch 2] 6 times, dc in next dc, sc in ch loop.* Repeat * to * until the end of the row; sl into first dc of Row 1.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Sc in sc, *[sc in next dc, picot, sc in next ch space] 6 times, sc in next dc, and sc in next sc*, repeat *to * till end of the row. Finish off.

Turn scarf over and repeat Rows 2 and 3 on the other side of the loops. Finish off and weave in all ends.

About the Designer
Julia SchwartzJulia Schwartz is the wife of a seminary student, a mother of a three year old daughter, and a daughter of a long line of crafters. She has been sewing since she was five, cross stitching since she was ten, and picked up crocheting and knitting in college. Right now life is very exciting and busy as she is contemplating a move to Toronto so that her husband can start his doctorate work in 2013.

Pattern & images © Julia Schwartz. All rights reserved.

3 responses

  1. I love the pattern so far, but I am stuck on step 3. I can’t figure out how to start it. I single stitch into the chain space, slip stitch into the first DC, and turn. Then I’m stuck. I can’t figure out how the beginning of step 3 works. It’s not adding up on my scarf.

    Any chance of help?

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