I’ve made a couple of these scarves before for either myself, or presents. The pattern came from a YouTube tutorial by Meladora’s Creations for Crochet if you want to try it out for yourself.
The original pattern was designed for a scarf with the width of three flowers, which I have made before, and I still use all the time in cold weather, as it’s comfy and warm. However, just for some decoration, I thought that just having a single string of flowers that I can wrap around multiple times, will make a nice daytime/office alternative scarf. In the end, I decided on a length of 40 flowers, making it pretty long! So that I can either have it wrapped around once, with a long trail, or several times for warmth. I started only by aiming for 30 flowers, but once I’d completed that, I felt like it needed just a little more length!
Here I used a variety of double-knitting weight yarn, mostly budget varieties from Hobbycraft! And I used a 4.75 mm crochet hook. There’s no strict rules in this pattern as to the best yarn weight and hook. I just played about until I found the right combination to make the size that I liked best.
I always like to choose at least 5 colours, with slight variants of shades. For the larger scarf with 3 rows of flowers I had 7 colours. An odd number of shades gives a less-obvious repeating pattern in my opinion. Sometimes I like to mix it up with some odd clashes, just to keep it interesting! In this case, I went for shades of blue and purple, broken up with some grey. I think the end result is quite effective.