Crochet Scarf Patterns

3 EASY Free Crochet Scarf Patterns for Beginners

In this free crochet scarf patterns tutorial for beginners, we will go over three different techniques for making beautiful scarves! 

The first will be a scarf for men, the second will be a traditional unisex crochet scarf that is easy for beginners, and lastly, we will try a new knot!

Follow along and if you need, you can catch up on beginner crochet stitches in the tutorials found here:

How to Crochet a Scarf for Men: Pattern #1

Thank you to Claudetta for her help on this tutorial! She’s a great crochet resource, too!

Materials Needed:

  • Yarn Needle
  • King Cole Magnum Chunky Yarn (150 Grams)
  • Crochet Hook 10 mm
  • Scissors

Stitches Used:

  • Slipknot
  • Chain stitch 
  • Double Crochet Stitch
  • Single Crochet Stitch

Step 1: Start with a slipknot

Check out our “How to Crochet for Beginners” page here.

Step 2: Chain stitch

You’ll need up to 158 chains on your chain stitch.

Step 3: Double crochet

Count 3 chains from your hook and begin to double crochet. You can learn how to double crochet here.

Make 1 double crochet for all 158 chains you made in Step 2. You can visualize what it will look like below:

Step 4: Begin the second row

For the second row, chain one and flip your work over to begin working from the back loops.

For the back loops and row 2, we will be doing single crochets. If you need a beginner’s tutorial for that, go here:

Insert your hook into the back loop only and work from there:

Repeat this for all 158 back loops. Upon the end of the row, it is important to stitch into the double crochet of the previous row. Simply insert your hook into the back loop of the double crochet and make your single crochet from it.

Step 5: Row 3 

For the third row, you will again be working with double crochet. So, to prep, make an additional chain of two and flip your work over. 

In this row, Chain 2 does count as first double crochet so skip the first stitch by inserting your hook into the back loops of row 2.

Repeat this process for the entirety of row 3. This should give you a visual representation to aim for:

Well done on your first three rows of your free crochet scarf patterns!

Step 6: Row 4

Row 4, we’re back to a single crochet technique. However, for single crochet, you do not skip the first stitch in the row as we did for the double crochet. Remember this!

Work from the back loops and always chain to the previous row at the end. 

Step 7: Repeat

Single and Double crochet are our two repeated rows. You will alternate between rows until you’ve reached the desired width for your crochet scarf pattern.

Your final result will end up something like this: 

This is a width of 12 rows! If you prefer to end with a double crochet since we started with a double crochet, you’ll want to do 13 rows!

Now, all you need to do is cut the loose end of the yarn and sew in your ends with the yarn needle:

How to Crochet a Scarf in 30 Minutes: Pattern #2

Materials Needed:

  • Darning Needle
  • Super Chunky 12-ply Yarn
  • Crochet Hook 12 mm
  • Scissors

Stitches Used:

  • Slipknot
  • Chain stitch 
  • Slip Stitch
  • Half Double Crochet Stitch

Thank you to Grace for helping us complete this easy-step tutorial. She is a wonderful crochet expert and offers plenty of help on her blog.

Step 1: Create a slipknot

Check out our “How to Crochet for Beginners” page here.

Step 2: Chain stitch

For this free crochet scarf pattern, we will need 39 stitches.

Step 3: Slip stitch

Once you have 39 chains, slip stitch into the first chain to create a ring. Make sure your ring isn’t twisted and it can lay flat.

If you’re unfamiliar with how to slip stitch, you can watch our tutorial here.

Step 4: Row 1

Throughout this pattern, note that Chain 1 will always be skipped. So, similarly to other patterns you’ve done, we will skip stitch 1 altogether.

We will begin to half double crochet (HDC crochet) in the second stitch. Again, if you don’t know how to half double crochet, we’ve written a simple step-by-step tutorial with visuals for you here.

Continue to half double crochet in through each chain until the end of the row.

Step 5: Slip stitch second row

After you’ve finished the first row, you’ll slip stitch into the first stitch that joins your ring. After you’ve done that, be sure to turn over your work as now we will be working from back loops. 

Below, you can see we are holding up the back loop to demonstrate. These are the loops you’ll be working from on every row from here on.

See how the hook has just gone through the back loop and we’ve left the front loop alone?

Step 6: Continue the HDC crochet

You’ll continue to half double crochet stitch for at least 10 rows or to whatever width you want your crochet scarf to cover. 

Since we joined the ends in an earlier step, you won’t have to sew the ends in. Instead, you’ll simply use the darning needle to weave the end (after cutting) into your pattern like so:

And there you have it! Your second free crochet scarf pattern 🙂

How to Crochet a Scarf with a Solomon Knot: Pattern #3

Thank you to CrochetGemini for the help in this tutorial! Check out her work, she is magnificent. 

Materials Needed:

  • 3 ply Shaded Thin Yarn
  • (150 Grams)
  • Crochet Hook 3.50 mm
  • Scissors

Stitches Used:

  • Solomon Knot/Stitch
  • Lovers knot
  • Chain stitch 
  • Single Crochet Stitch

Step 1: Make a slipknot

Check out our “How to Crochet for Beginners” page here.

Step 2: Make a Solomon knot

Actually, you should make 19 stitches in the chain by yarning over and pulling through. You should begin to see the chain forming after a few:

Step 3: Single crochet from row 1

Once done with 19 solomon knots chain stitch, start with row 1 and single crochet

Step 4: Single crochet from row 2-19

Continue to single crochet for the rest of the rows as far as you want it to be big.

Step 5: Cut the loose end

Step 6: Tie tassels 

Take the loose yarn and join it together with ~ 13” tassels (up to your preference) for a little bit of flare. Just use whatever basic knot you know to tie the two together.

Make Your Own Crochet Scarf Patterns Free for Fun!

Crochet scarf patterns are an easy-to-learn practice for crochet beginners of all skill level. Even intermediate and pro-level crocheters love making scarfs.

If you have any questions regarding your scarf, leave them in the comments below or feel free to share a picture of your scarf with us and let us know if we’ve been helpful!

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