Crochet Scarf Patterns

by Jamey

Crochet Scarf Patterns

It’s where every crocheter first starts their journey – with crochet scarf patterns. There’s no better crochet pattern to start with when you’re just learning how to crochet. Okay, I guess you could practice on a crochet dishcloth pattern but come on…borrrring!

While scarf patterns are great for beginners, that’s not to say that they can’t be dynamic and challenging too. I’ve got easy and free crochet scarf patterns on the list below but also more advanced pattern designs for crocheters looking for more of a challenge to dig into.

Crochet scarves are also the perfect choice when you’re looking for a quick pattern because honestly, who doesn’t love this fun crochet accessory. Choose from the classic scarf, the infinity scarf pattern, the stunning triangle scarf, the crochet cowl, the blanket scarf, the crochet scarf wrap and more. 

Besides all the great options for crochet scarves, they also make incredible gifts. They can be made in any color, any style and there are also great crochet scarf patterns for men too. Many of the scarf projects on this list below can be started and finished on the same day! 

Scarves are a perfect idea when you’re in a pinch for time but want to give a handmade gift. Also, once you learn how to crochet a scarf, you’ll never want to buy one ever again.


Brushland Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern

This reversible Tunisian crochet scarf uses basic skills to create a triangle wrap that’s light and flowy, while still maintaining a serious cozy factor. Are you just learning how to Tunisian crochet? This crochet pattern was designed with beginners in mind. The triangle scarf begins with only one color so that you can get the hang of increasing before you add the skill of alternating rows of color.

Pattern via Make and Do Crew


Tangram Wrap Modern Crochet Scarf Wrap 

The Tangram Wrap is a simple crochet scarf wrap that is perfect for the beginner crocheter looking for an easy win. Using only 1 major stitch, it’s also a great project to take on the road or keep around to work on whenever you have a little time. Switch the colors any way you’d like and you’ve got yourself a custom geometric design!

Pattern via 1 Dog Woof


Winter Wonderland Crochet Scarf Pattern

The long, varied texture of this crochet scarf pattern is beautiful and a lot easier than you would expect. Crochet yourself a winter scarf for the colder seasons or treat your friend to a great handmade present. And since this scarf is so easy to make, you’ll find yourself making them in different colors to coordinate with multiple outfits for everyone in the family.

Pattern via Dabbles & Babbles


Winter’s Edge Crochet Scarf Pattern

The Winter’s Edge Scarf is a beginner-friendly, super quick crochet project that’s full of texture and perfect for last-minute gift-giving. The scarf was designed with a bulky weight yarn for a bit of added warmth and coziness. You can choose to use a lighter or heavier yarn if you’d prefer, but don’t forget to adjust for your crochet hook size and foundation chain accordingly.

Pattern via A Crocheted Simplicity


Tunisian Crochet Scarf Pattern

With the regular back and forth motion of a typewriter’s carriage, this surprisingly easy technique works up quickly and densely, perfect for warm and cozy scarves. In Gobelin Stitch, the nubbly reverse side is just as appealing as the smooth front. If you’re unfamiliar with the techniques of Tunisian Crochet, Purl Soho also offers a Tunisian crochet basics tutorial video.

Pattern via Purl Soho


Green Meadows Crochet Scarf

This crochet scarf pattern features a stitch that’s called the “Modified Granny Stitch”. This easy crochet stitch is created by making clusters of 3 double crochet’s as you would in a crochet granny stripe pattern, but instead of making the clusters in each cluster space, the clusters are created in the center double crochet stitch. 

Pattern via Just B Crafty


Sand Drift Scarf Pattern

This light crochet scarf pattern has such a feathery softness to it. It would really go well with something a little more dressed up or feminine. It looks great in a solid color, but also really shows off a good variegated or multi-colored yarn as well.

Pattern via Caab Crochet


Awesome Andrea Scarf Pattern

The Awesome Andrea Scarf is a beginner-friendly crochet scarf featuring two easy stitches. This fast crochet scarf with eye-catching fringes is one to add to your winter wardrobe and can be worn fashionably in a variety of ways. This fast crochet scarf pattern uses very easy crochet stitches: a combination of single crochet and double crochet. This pattern offers a great opportunity to learn the basics of crochet while also creating a beautiful functional item.

Pattern via Wilmade


The Dotty Crochet Cowl 

This cowl is worked in the round and uses a reversible double-layer stitch pattern which results in a two-in-one piece for your accessory collection. The stitches are worked into two lower rounds at the same time, making it fun and interesting to work up.

Pattern via Ravelry


Chevron Crochet Scarf Pattern

This chevron crochet scarf pattern is perfect for everyone on your list … a perfect unisex scarf pattern that is also great for all ages! Its casual design is perfect for blue jeans but looks just as nice when dressed up too! This pattern is so quick and fun and can be easily customized to any length you’d like.

Pattern via Petals to Picot


Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern

This crochet scarf is about as simple as it gets. It includes a crochet video tutorial showing the step by step process of learning how to make this simple crochet scarf.

Pattern via Makes and Takes


Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf

The Waffle Stitch Crochet Scarf is a beautifully textured scarf that makes a wonderful charity scarf or a fabulous gift scarf. Crocheted in the easy to work up waffle stitch, it is the perfect neutral and cozy accessory for anyone! This crochet pattern also includes a full video tutorial too.

Pattern via Fiber Flux Blog


1.5 Hour Chunky Scarf Pattern

What is the shortest time you have taken to crochet a scarf? This gorgeous chunky scarf is made in just under an hour and a half. The ease of making it along with how little time it takes makes it the perfect project for any last-minute gifts or for stocking up your craft fair inventory.

Pattern via Crochet Dreamz


Easy Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf

This easy crochet scarf pattern uses the moss stitch, which is a very easy crochet stitch pattern worked using a combination of single crochet and chain stitches. The moss stitch, which is also known as granite stitch as well as linen stitch, is worked by making single crochet stitches into the spaces created by chain stitches. It takes only a few rows to really get this technique down so that it becomes a beautifully meditative pattern. 

Pattern via The Spruce Crafts


Easy to Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners

A simple & easy scarf is the perfect first project for complete beginners to crochet as it allows you to master your stitch technique without worrying too much about width or gauge. This step by step tutorial teaches you how to create your own chunky scarf even if you are a total beginner.

Pattern via King and Eye


Selma Chunky Infinity Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Selma Chunky Infinity Scarf crochet pattern works up quickly and gives you a delightfully textured and squishy scarf perfect for keeping you warm all winter. This scarf pattern is geared more towards an adventurous beginner or those comfortable with an easy skill level.

Pattern via Stitching Together


Criss Cross Crochet Super Scarf

Want one of those pretty & giant super scarves? This Criss Cross Crochet Super Scarf Pattern is gorgeously oversized and easy enough for beginners! This pattern using a super bulky yarn that you can get done in a day. And if you’re a particularly fast hooker, it will only take 4-5 hours!

Pattern via Dream a Little Bigger


Multi-colored Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf Pattern

This multicolored crochet scarf is a super easy pattern using the moss stitch and is incredibly enjoyable to work up. Once completed, you’ll love the fun colors, large size, and cozy warmth!

The instructions for this moss stitch are a bit different but they give a super-smooth edge.

Pattern via Stitching Together

Frosted Berry Infinity Scarf Crochet

This is a crochet infinity scarf that will keep you warm in the winter months, but the airier stitch pattern and cheerful shades of purple at least hint at the transition to spring. It’s a single skein project that works up fast so you will still be able to wear it right away. And if infinity scarves aren’t really your style, there’s a tip in the pattern notes on how to convert this pattern into a regular scarf as well.   

Pattern via Left in Knots

Men’s Scarf Crochet Pattern

Want to crochet a classic winter scarf for a special guy? This free crochet pattern resembles rib knit, but it’s not knitted; it’s crocheted. This scarf is part of a matched set which also includes a winter hat. Of course, this scarf isn’t only for men. It makes a great gift for anyone!

Pattern via The Spruce Crafts


Modern Crochet Scarf Pink and Navy

Cozy, soft and warm and perfect for cold weather wrapping up. You could also make this pattern in a single color which would look fantastic. Hot Pink and Navy are a timeless color combination, and this luxurious Modern Crochet Scarf Pattern will add sophistication to your outfits. Bright color blocks of pink and navy are used in this free pattern for a cozy and warm trendy scarf.

Pattern via Annie’s Design Crochet 


Shaded Diagonal Scarf Pattern

Here’s another easy crochet pattern but this one has a twist, it is made to be on an angle. This scarf is done using all half double crochet stitch but includes increases and decreases to help create an interesting diagonal design.

Pattern via Lion Brand


Desert Winds Crochet Triangle Scarf

Toss on this modern crochet triangle scarf to head out to the desert, the mountains…or just the grocery store. This Caron Cakes crochet pattern takes all the stress out of choosing colors because the skein does it for you! The actual construction of this scarf is quite simple. You just increase for a bunch of rows and then you decrease for a bunch of rows.

Pattern via Make and Do Crew


Crochet Color Block Scarf

This free crochet pattern for a cozy scarf is suitable for a beginner and is perfect for cooler weather, to wrap you in all the warmth you will need. The easy repeat pattern makes this project a fast make, you could rustle up a trendy color-block scarf for everyone on your gift list!

Pattern via Annie Design Crochet


Woodland Hooded Scarf Crochet Pattern

This hooded scarf has beautiful ribbing along the edges and pockets. It is even made with a great favorite beginner-friendly stitch, the moss stitch. The pockets will keep your hands nice and warm. Once all your ends are woven in, you are ready to brave the cold with this beautiful hooded crochet scarf.

Pattern via Winding Road Crochet

Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

Inspired by all of those beautiful, chunky yarns at the craft store, this double-wrapped, crochet scarf is the epitome of, “Super Chunky.” Whether you’re a beginner or seasoned crocheter, you’ll love whipping up these squishy scarves for your friends, family, customers, Instagram followers, cat, self…everyone!

Pattern via The Snugglery


Sunshine Crochet Scarf Pattern

Let the warm sunshine in with this Sunshine Crochet Scarf Pattern! It’s made with super lightweight cotton and that makes it perfect for warmer weather. It hangs loosely around the neck so you don’t have to worry about getting too warm with this scarf. Add long tassels to each end of the scarf for some added fun.

Pattern via Hooked on Homemade Happiness


Around The Post Crochet Scarf

Front post double crochet – it’s not any harder than a regular double crochet but it looks a lot different. You end up with pronounced vertical ridges that look more like knitting than crochet. Which is great for ahem those of us who can’t knit but still like that look. Instead of going through the loops at the top of the stitches you go around the double crochets in the previous rows, aka the posts. By alternating between the front and the back you crochet a scarf that looks the same on both sides.

Pattern via Chicken Scratch NY


Diamond in the Rough Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern

If you’re looking for a crochet pattern that’s a little more advanced and full of texture, look no further. The Diamond in the Rough Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern is made with the gorgeous diamond stitch. And there’s no need to feel nervous about trying a more advanced crochet stitch, this pattern comes with a complete crochet video tutorial.

Pattern via Rich Textures Crochet


Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

In this chunky crochet scarf pattern, we’ll use one simple stitch, the slip stitch. Switching back and forth between the front and back loops creates those ridges. No need to style this scarf. The ridges give the cowl the perfect drape so it lays right every time you wear it. The edges slightly curl up to create a squishy cowl that you’ll want to wear when the temperatures start falling. 

Pattern via Sweet Everly B


Easy Hooded Scarf Pattern

Learn how to crochet this fun hooded scarf pattern. Made with Red Heart Hygge yarn, this scarf is warm and cozy – so cozy in fact, you may have trouble taking it off. 

Pattern via Oombawka Design


Hideaway Crochet Cowl 

The ribbed-knit look on this free crochet infinity scarf pattern is extremely easy, thanks to a slight variation on basic crochet stitches. It’s made using only basic half double crochet stitches but because of how these stitches are worked, they create the look of knit ribbing. This crochet cowl is unisex, chunky and wearable with just about anything!

Via Make and Do Crew

So, did you find the next crochet project you want to try? If you’re looking for more great free crochet patterns, check out my list of Free Crochet Afghan patterns here or Free Baby Blanket patterns here.

Here's a huge list of free crochet scarf patterns - easy patterns but also more advanced pattern designs for crocheters looking for more of a challenge.

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