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You know how your mother always used to nag you about wearing a scarf? Well, your mother was right and you should really let her know sometime.
Not only do scarves make you extra cozy and warm (duh), they also instantly elevate any outfit! Plus, wearing a super cute handmade scarf is a pretty much foolproof way to get a couple compliments throughout the day (and we could all use a little pick me up, am I right?). A scarf is one of my favorite things to throw on when it’s cold for a unique look.
Have you ever wondered how to crochet a scarf? As it turns out, there are a lot of different ways of going about it! A scarf is a great beginner project as there is no shaping. You can make them in any yarn weight and with just simple stitches. They are the perfect thing to keep you warm in the winter months. Even someone brand new to crochet can make a cozy crochet scarf with one of these easy crochet projects on our list!
Make one in your favorite color, get inspired by your favorite team, or just go crazy with your yarn colors – it’s up to you! If you’re just starting out, the best yarn for you is at least a worsted weight yarn but even better a bulky yarn, as it will work up more quickly and you’ll be more likely to stick with it (trust me from experience on this one!). Pair this with a larger hook and you’ll have your great project done in no time.
Check out this great list and get inspired by all the free crochet scarf patterns. These are all the best patterns I could find for free crochet scarves!
There are crochet infinity scarf patterns, crochet super scarf patterns, crochet scrap yarn scarves and much, much more! You’re sure to find the perfect pattern for you on our list.
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25 Trendy and Free Crochet Scarf Patterns
Colorful striped hearts adorn the ends of this simple and stylish granny stitch scarf. In granny stitch, double crochet clusters are separated by chain stitches, and then subsequent rows of dc clusters are worked into the chain spaces. The offset nature of this technique makes a perfect heart shape that doesn’t look blocky.
Designer: Banana Moon Studio
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Superwash Merino (Worsted Weight #4)
Merino Ruffle Scarf
Soft cascading ruffles add playfulness and vibrancy to this stylish scarf. I love that this design is really unique and yet still super practical and warm. The neutral color helps bring this fanciful design back down to earth a bit – and will match with more outfits too!
Designer: Mama in a Stitch
Yarn: Lion Brand LB Collection Superwash Merino (DK Weight #3)
Color Pop Super Scarf
Dare to be bold with this colorful oversized scarf. When you wear this beautiful design, all eyes will be on you! This not quite granny stitch scarf uses single and double crochet stitches and a different color for each row. Click on the link to see the “twist” this designer uses when adding the fringe.
Designer: Two of Wands
Yarn: Lion Brand Hue + Me (Bulky Weight #5)
Go with the Flow Super Scarf
Monochrome waves of crossed double crochet stitches make for a very interesting and attractive scarf! Working this scarf lengthwise will have you turning around less often and zenning out more often. You’ll even learn a new trick for starting each row that looks way better than chaining 3.
Designer: My Hobby is Crochet
Yarn: Red Heart Chunky Soft (Bulky Weight #5)
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Add a touch of elegance to any outfit with this lightweight and intricate scarf. A combination of different stitches (clusters, shells and more! ) along with a beautiful color changing yarn makes for a perfect mix of visual interest and sophisticated style.
Designer: Pattern Paradise
Yarn: Red Heart it’s a Wrap Rainbow (DK Weight #3)
Mint Twist Scarf
Bandana-style scarves are my go-to for fast, fashionable accessories. You can make them even faster with a bulky yarn that changes colors for you, like the one this clever design uses. The fantastic texture you can see is a combination of bead stitches, basic stitches, and chain spaces.
Designer: Left in Knots
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarf (Bulky Weight Yarn #4)
Rustic Lace Scarf
This lightweight and lacey scarf can be worn all year round. The stitchwork looks tricky but all you need to know is single, half double and double crochet! Now you just have to decide whether you want to make it an infinity scarf pattern or traditional. It’s up to you!
Designer: Highland Hickory Designs
Yarn: Loops & Threads Woolike (Lace Weight #0)
Cappuccino Triangle Shawl
You can make this yummy-sounding scarf easily using a modified granny stitch. A color changing yarn is an absolute must for this effortless style. For the ultimate rustic chic look, don’t skip the beaded fringe – it really takes this design over the top!
Designer: Highland Hickory Designs
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (Worsted Weight #4)
Colorful Cotton Scarf
Clean out your yarn stash to make room for more! (New year, new yarn right?) The simple double crochet design really comes to life with all the colorful stripes and multicolor fringe. Go crazy with the color combinations and just have fun with it!
Designer: Maria Milos
Yarn: Garnstudio DROPS Safran (DK Weight #3)
Braided Infinity Scarf
One long rectangle of half double crochet rows turns into this bulky and boho infinity scarf with an easy one-strand braid technique. It’s crochet magic! With a full picture tutorial and a video too, anyone can make this deceptively simple design.
Designer: The Snugglery
Yarn: Bernat Softee Chunky Solids (Bulky Weight #5)
Tunisian Crochet Scarf
Bring your handmade scarf to life with a tunisian crochet technique that will make it look and move like fabric! This fabulous and sophisticated scarf uses the tunisian gobelin stitch (a.k.a. the full stitch). You can quickly learn this fun stitch from the picture tutorial and then master your new skill as you make your scarf!
Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn: Purl Soho Alpaca Pure (Worsted Weight #4)
Honey Bird Triangle Scarf
Transform a boring outfit into pure gold with this fresh triangle scarf design. Double crochet and chain stitches are all you need to know for 95% of this scarf. Stretch your crochet skills with the picot stitch edging and finish your masterpiece off with 3 stunning tassels.
Designer: Hopeful Honey
Yarn: Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton (Worsted Weight #4)
Zig and zag your way to make this fun self-edging scarf. This design is reversible and the repetitive nature is perfect for mindless crocheting while multitasking with a show or podcast. I like that this scarf is a little on the smaller side so it works up quick and is easy to tuck into your coat.
Designer: Expression Fiber Arts
Yarn: Expression Fiber Arts Superwash (Worsted Weight #4)
Fiona Button Scarf
Put the pedal to the metal with this super speedy bulky weight infinity scarf. The modified granny stitch design is easy to learn and quick to master. You don’t even have to make special button holes, because of the natural holes in the granny design.
Designer: Fiber Flux
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (Super Bulky Weight #6)
Mint Julep Scarf
Dare to dream about spring with this smaller textured scarf. Every row is the same and the pattern only uses single and double crochet stitches. So you’re definitely going to want to add this design to your list of crochet scarf patterns for beginners!
Designer: The Stitchin’ Mommy
Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie (Bulky Weight #5)
Color-Blocked Infinity Scarf
Pick your two favorite colors (or raid your stash for two half skeins) to make this color-block scarf. Alternating rows of solid double crochet and filet crochet add extra interest and drape. Both a picture tutorial and a video make this design extra beginner friendly!
Designer: You Should Craft Blog
Yarn: Knit Picks Brava (Worsted Weight #4)
The Tempest Scarf
Treat yourself to a cake yarn with all your favorite colors and whip up this colorful infinity scarf. The double crochet V-stitch is easy to learn and looks great too. Every row of this pattern is the same, and you don’t have to worry about changing colors, which makes this project perfect for multitasking.
Designer: Above the Clouds Crochet
Yarn: Caron Cakes (Worsted Weight #4)
Infinity Houndstooth Scarf
Classic houndstooth looks complicated but it couldn’t be simpler. All you need to know is single crochet and double crochet. Choose two colors with great contrast – like the black and white colors shown here – and you’ve got yourself the makings of one stunning scarf!
Designer: Elk Studio Handcrafted Crochet Designs
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight #5)
Scarf of Personal Growth
Do you see dragonflies, fairies or angels in this colorful scarf design? It’s open to interpretation, but however you choose to view them the open spaces symbolize change and reflection. I love the idea of a crochet project devoted to mindfulness – especially for the New Year!
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (Worsted Weight #4)
Central Park Scarf
Wrap yourself in luxury with warm neutral shades and softly textured stitches. This color scheme reminds me of rich coffee and cream. In addition to basic half double and double crochet stitches, you’ll be using puff stitches for extra dimension.
Designer: Alison Beagan
Yarn: Caron Big Cakes (Worsted Weight #4)
Mermaid Triangle Scarf
Show off your spunky side with this textured mermaid triangle scarf – made with sparkly acrylic yarn. The secret to the scales is the crocodile stitch. It can be a little tricky at first but the results are well worth the effort and it’s a great stitch to add to your repertoire.
Designer: Crafty Kitty Crochet for Knot Bad Ami
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Party (DK Weight #3)
Skyline Bias Scarf
Turn up the drama with bold sunset and city inspired colors and an eye-catching diagonal design. You’ll be using half double crochet stitches, increases and decreases to make this fantastic scarf inspired by the film “Adventures in Babysitting”.
Designer: Two of Wands
Yarn: Lion Brand Color Made Easy (Bulky Weight #5)
Desert Sands Scarf
Here’s another bias design with stunning diagonal lines. Cake yarn does all the color changing for you, so you can relax while making this easy crochet pattern with just double crochet and chain stitches. My favorite part is the beveled edge!
Designer: Nana’s Crafty Home
Yarn: Caron Cakes (Worsted Weight #4)
Winding Cables Scarf
Did you know you can make cables using the tunisian crochet technique? It’s actually really similar to knitting, where you’ll stash a couple loops on another hook and pick them up again out of order. Challenging? Yes. Absolutely gorgeous in this scarf design? Also yes!
Designer: Exquisite Crochet UK
Yarn: The Women’s Institute Soft and Smooth (Worsted Weight #4)
Puff Stitch Scarf
In the crochet world, puffiness is a good thing! Puff stitches are fun to make and even more fun to wear – just look at all that glorious bouncy texture. If you’ve never learned how to crochet puff stitch before you are missing out. Give it a go with this sweet scarf!
Designer: All About Ami
Yarn: Bernat Satin Solids (Worsted Weight #4)
Unforgettable One-Skein Scarf
This color changing yarn from Red Heart is one of my favorites for crochet scarf patterns, and I love the way it turned out for this simple scarf!
Uses double crochet and chains for the scarf, and the Red Heart Unforgettable yarn does all the color changing for you.
Designer: Amanda Saladin from Love.Life.Yarn
Yarn: Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable (worsted weight #4)
Well, I’m off to say sorry to my mom for underappreciating scarves. They really are the cutest, most versatile way to stay warm and look amazing too.
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Common Questions about Crochet Scarves
There really is no right or wrong answer to how wide a crochet scarf should be, but most scarves fall somewhere in the 4-8″ wide range. A decorative scarf will most likely fall on the lighter side of that and a warm winter scarf will be 8″ wide or even wider.
The easiest way to crochet a quick scarf is to use thicker yarn (bulky #5 weight or super bulky #6 weight) and a large crochet hook. This really makes the project work up super quickly. So if you need to whip up a scarf in a flash, pick up a super bulky yarn and check the recommended size hook on the ball band.
You can crochet a scarf either widthwise or lengthwise, but by far the most common way is widthwise. So, if you scarf is going to be 8″ wide you work on that 8″ width until it is the length you want. Occasionally you will find a pattern that has you work the long edges.
- Yarn of choice
- Crochet hook appropriate for yarn. If you are unsure, check the label on your ball band.
- Yarn needle, for weaving in ends
- Decide on stitch pattern. You can find stitch patterns anywhere: online, in stitch dictionaries, etc.
- Figure stitch multiple. Stitch dictionaries and online stitch tutorials should tell you the stitch multiple. It will be something like: multiple of 3+4. This means you chain any multiple of 3 (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, etc) and then add 4 to it for the turning chain.
- Decide on width. I don't usually swatch for a scarf, I will just chain my multiple until it is about the width I want, then I add the turning chain (the number after the plus sign).
- Work the stitch pattern until it is the length you want.
That's it! It really IS that easy to turn any stitch pattern (as long as you know the multiple) into a scarf!
Final Thoughts on Our Crochet Scarf Patterns
Wow! There are so many options for easy crochet scarf patterns! Most of these are made with basic crochet stitches and use either worsted weight yarn or chunky yarn in different colors so they work up quickly.
If you’re new to crochet, don’t worry! Even beginner crocheters can use these easy patterns to crochet a scarf for a winter wardrobe, so don’t let your skill level hold you back. A scarf is a great way to learn how to crochet, especially with an easy video tutorial!
If you’re not new, we also have patterns for a more advanced crocheter. Chunky scarves make a perfect gift for the holidays, and you can use your favorite stitches to make beautiful scarf patterns.
So, choose one of these simple patterns, your yarn, a hook size appropriate for your yarn and get going on a simple crochet scarf pattern today!