This is called the Mirror Lake Scarf, and I think it is beautiful. It's from the Caron company, and their version is crocheted in their absolutely yummy Naturally Caron Spa brand yarn, which is 75% acrylic, 25% bamboo. It is lovely to pet, and the microdenier acrylic makes it easier care than some of the "natural" yarns are.
This would be a good pattern for someone wanting to try out crocheting and joining motifs--it only takes 8 to makes the scarf, then you put a pretty border around it.
You can find the pattern here. And look around Caron's website. They have several nice things out there.