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, the crochet pocket scarf, and more.
What Crochet Stitch is Best for a Scarf?
This is definitely a discussion that merits debate but it really comes down to what you’re trying to achieve. If you want to keep things simple, stick with basic crochet stitches like single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc) and half double crochet (hdc) stitches.
If you’re looking for something with texture, consider stitches like the bobble stitch, waffle stitch, and puff stitch. But if you’re looking for more advanced options then consider stitches like the star stitch, scallop stitch, and feather stitch.
What is the average size of a crochet scarf?
There’s a lot of range within the sizing of crochet scarves and often nothing that standardized. However, the typical crochet scarf should be at least long enough to wrap around the body one time. Or another way of sizing is the make the scarf approximately the same size as the recipient. Generally speaking though, the average adult-size scarf ranges in size between 55″ – 70″ long and 6″-12″ wide.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Green Meadows Crochet Scarf
This simple scarf pattern made with worsted weight yarn 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf
This simple 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 timeless color combinations, 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Mountain Ridge Scarf Crochet Pattern
This crochet scarf is worked all in one color. It is worked end to end and the same ridged front and back post double crochet stitch pattern that is found in the Mountain Ridge Beanie Crochet Pattern continues throughout. You may add a fridge to the end of the scarf if you would like, or leave it be! Both options look great! This scarf pattern also includes a step-by-step crochet video tutorial as well.
Easy Free Knit-Look Crochet Scarf Pattern
Do you love the look of a knitted scarf, but only know how to crochet? Well, you’re in luck with this crochet tutorial that shows you how to crochet a scarf that looks knitted. That’s right, you can crochet a knit-look crochet scarf using basic crochet stitches. Pair these stitches with a bulky weight yarn and you’ve got yourself the coziest scarf for winter.
Willow Pocket Scarf Crochet Pattern
Crochet this stunning beginner-friendly statement scarf using basic stitches! The cozy pockets are the perfect place to keep your hands warm, and the luxurious fringe adds such a lovely touch. This statement scarf made with Lion Brand yarn is beginner-friendly as it uses basic stitches, thick yarn, and a large crochet hook. If you have always been wanting to learn how to crochet, give this design a try!
The Ridge Crochet Pattern
We love this scarf because it’s simple but makes a huge statement. It’s easily customizable — make it shorter or longer or wider or thinner. It’s great for a beginning crocheter and fun for the more advanced as well. This simple crochet scarf is the perfect way to relax and unwind.
Crochet Duille Scarf
Learn to crochet this easy, oversized, crochet Duille Scarf. Designed to be extra oversized, this scarf will blanket you in so much coziness this winter. The free pattern for the Duille Scarf is accompanied with a step-by-step video tutorial. If you prefer your scarf to be less oversized there are details in the pattern on how you can customize its length and width. The scarf also has a long fringe on both ends but again you can omit this if you prefer. This pattern uses the crochet double post stitch.
Simple Seed Stitch Crochet Scarf Free Pattern Tutorial
This warm winter scarf is an easy pattern to crochet for the men in your family. It uses simple single-crochet and double-crochet stitches to create a subtle texture. The pattern also has an option for crocheting an infinity scarf or cowl. This warm, thick winter scarf pattern comes in 3 sizes. The crochet tutorial also includes an additional pattern for crocheting an infinity scarf or cowl – in 5 different size options!
Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf Pattern
The Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf is an elegant, quick-working accessory. It is crocheted in short rows for an easily customized length and comprised of three different stitches – the Puff Stitch and Paired Half Double Crochet. The Brioche Bun Scarf is the perfect mix between bulky, and not clunky. The Puff Stitches and Paired Half Double Crochet Stitches give it a light and airy feel wrapped around the neck. It’s a perfect fashion piece to wear from early Fall to waning Winter. The Brioche Bun Crochet Scarf uses Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice – a worsted weight (category 4), 100% acrylic yarn.
Twisted Twin Cable Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern
I bet you’re thinking this is a knit scarf. Nope, it’s not a knitted scarf but Tunisian crochet! The cables in this scarf look very intricate, squishy and so pleasing to the eye This isn’t very hard to achieve this look. You just need an extra crochet hook for a little bit of help. The stitch pattern is an easy 6-row repeat and the rows fly off the hook! The crochet cable scarf is 75 inches long and that makes it perfect to wear as a long scarf or even as an infinity-looking scarf by wrapping it around a few times. So warm and perfect for the colder months!
Red Heart Free Mosaic Scarf Pattern
This fascinating pattern will have you working in single crochet to create a gorgeous mosaic pattern that brings the colors to life. Measuring about 62″ in length, you can wear it long, toss it over your shoulder or wrap it around your neck to add interest to an outfit. Finished with a fun fringe, it’s a stylish addition to your winter accessories collection.
C2C Crochet Scarf Pattern
The Diamond Trees C2C crochet scarf is the ultimate in sumptuous, cozy layering. Made from three simple corner-to-corner (c2c) crochet panels and fringed with sophisticated tassels, this is a real statement piece that you will love to wear! With a bold geometric pattern to both ends, this lovely wide scarf can easily be worn as both a shoulder wrap or neck scarf, depending on how you’d like to style it. Once you’ve created the crochet scarf itself, you just need to add some oversized tassels to the ends and there you have it! A fabulously comfy and cozy winter scarf.
Woven Single Crochet Multi-Color Scarf
Learn how to crochet a scarf and weave in yarn. This vertical five yarn color pattern uses all of the chain spaces to weave in colorful yarn. This is a fantastic stash-busting project to use up any leftover yarn you may have from other crochet projects. The crochet scarf will take approx 6-8 hours to make and then about another 4 hours for the yarn weaving.
For those that prefer a step-by-step video tutorial to learn how to crochet a scarf, here are a few I’d recommend:
- How to Crochet a Scarf – No Experience Needed
- Crochet Scarf Tutorial – Beginner Level – Easy and Fast Scarf Project
- Crochet Puff Stitch Mile a Minute Scarf – Easy Crochet Scarf
- Crochet Woven Overlay Scarf – Easy One Row Repeat
- Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf
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.
One more thing that I wanted to mention before I go. As you know, making a scarf is a perfect project for beginners who want to practice a variety of stitches and techniques. If you’re still learning to crochet or looking to take your skills to the next level, I highly recommend these great foundational videos to help you develop your skills quickly and easily, visit the Crochet Fundamentals professionally filmed classes.