Are you looking for an easy crochet scarf to make? This article should have you covered!
I’ve been getting ready for the cold weather recently. Putting together lots of crochet clothes to see the family through the chilly months.
Fortunately, nothing beats the cold weather like a lovely scarf. And they don’t just look great, they are dead simple to make.
In this article I am going to share with you my favourite easy crochet scarf patterns, so that you can make your very own winter warmer this year.
The great thing about scarves is the range of styles that they come in.
The variety of crochet scarf patterns for traditionally styled scarves is extraordinary.
So in putting this blog post together, I have tried to give you a range of options.
Hopefully to suit any tastes, from conventional to colourful, and always full of fun.
V-Stitch Crochet Scarf
This V-Stitch crochet scarf pattern produces a soft, smooth patterned design.
It is a warm, dense feeling scarf with a lighter look.
The finish is pretty, feminine and goes well with casual or smart outfits.
Equipment for the V-Stitch crochet scarf pattern
For this easy crochet scarf pattern you will need a 5.5mm hook, a yarn needle and some sharp scissors.
It is a yarn I have used for a couple of patterns before and it has a very smooth texture and is soft to the touch.
Make sure you check the dye lots when you pick yours up, as it can vary a lot between batches.
I recommend buying your yarn in one go rather than nipping back to the shop, to reduce the chance of having to use another batch and having some slight inconsistencies in the colour of the scarf.
V-Stitch crochet scarf pattern
When finished this v-stitch crochet scarf pattern will give you a scarf around 148cm x 29cm.
To make it wider add additional stitches to your initial chain. Make sure that they are in multiples of 2 for the pattern to still work. To make it longer, add additional rows onto the end of the pattern.
Row 1 – Make a chain of 50 stitches
Row 2 – Double crochet US (dc) into the 4th chain from the hook. This forms your first v. Chain 1 and skip a chain. Repeat until the end of the row in the same pattern: 2dc into the next chain, skip one, 2dc into the next ch.
Row 3 to 124 – Ch3, 1dc into the top of the first v of the row below. 2dc into each v until the row’s end.
Make sure that you don’t just dc into the stitch, push your hook through the gap between the base of the v and the stitch above it.
Row 125 – Repeat as in the previous rows putting two double crochets into the top of each v, but at the end of the row instead of continuing with a chain, simply slip stitch and cut off your yarn. Make sure to leave a long tail for easy sewing in.
Adding tassels to your V-Stitch crochet scarf
To complete this scarf take your remaining yarn and cut 92 lengths of approximately 9 inches (23cm).
The easiest way to do this is to get a tape measure or ruler and accurately measure and cut a single length of yarn. Use this as a yard stitch to hold briefly against the other tassels as you cut them off the skein.
They do not need to be exact, as they will move and fall at odd angles when they are on your finished scarf and you will find it hard to attach them at their true centre giving a slight variation either way.
When you have your little stack of yarn lengths, you can begin adding them onto the scarf. You have cut enough tassels to attach one into each stitch at the crochet scarf ends.
Take your final row of the scarf and insert your hook through the centre of the first v. Yarn over with the centre of one piece of yarn. Pull through as you would when stitching. Take both ends of the yarn piece and yarn over your hook and pull through to join.
Repeat this through each v stitch, then turn your scarf round the repeat the process at the starting side. This time hook through your chains rather than the v- stitches. You will find this is slightly tighter to fit, so you can use a smaller hook size if it makes it easier.
When your tassels are complete, cut your yarn ends from the start and beginning of the crochet scarf to the same length, so they are now tassels too.
Sew in any joins along the scarf where you have begun a new skein of yarn to complete.
School Days Crochet Scarf
When I finished this scarf, my husband took one look at it and pronounced it as a product of Hogwarts (Harry Potter’s Wizarding school for those of you that somehow missed that hype).
My plan was to make a basic, practical and universally wearable crochet scarf.
A traditional scarf is a great thing to have in your winter warming arsenal. It can be worn with most outfits, complementing smart office suits just as well as your wellies and wet weather jacket.
Equipment for the School Days crochet scarf pattern
To follow this pattern you will need a 7.5mm hook, a 6.5mm hook and a yarn needle.
You will need 2 x 100g skeins of each colour.
This will probably give you a fair amount left over, which works out well as it happens.
Because if you would like matching crochet fingerless gloves to go with this scarf, then you can check out my fingerless gloves post here.
Use the contents box at the top right of the article to jump straight to the ‘simple crochet fingerless gloves pattern’, using the very same yarn.
School Days crochet scarf pattern
This pattern uses the same stitch throughout, however the initial chain requires a larger hook size to begin with. So make sure you read carefully for where to change over.
Begin with your 7.5mm hook in the airforce yarn colour.
Row 1 – Chain 26, then swap to your 6.5mm hook to make the last 2 chains.
Continue the rest of the pattern with your 6.5mm hook.
Row 2 – Double crochet US (dc) into the 3rd stitch (st) from the hook. Dc into each subsequent st once until the end of the row
Row 3 – * Chain 2. Dc into the 3rd st from the hook. Dc once into each stitch to the end of the row.
Don’t forget to dc into the top of the previous row’s initial chain for the last stitch, or your scarf will gradually decrease in size each time you add a row. If you are unsure, count your stitches at the end of the row, there should be 26.
Row 4 – Repeat from *. Colour change to burgundy yarn at the final stitch.
Row 5 to 7 – Repeat from *. Colour change to airforce yarn at the final stitch.
This pattern repeats until the scarf is complete. I have noted the colours you will need for each section below. Swap to the right colour at the end of the previous row for a smooth transition throughout.
Airforce Grey Yarn: Row 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, 32, 33, 34, 38, 39, 40, 44, 45, 46, 50, 51, 52, 56, 57, 58, 62, 63, 64, 68, 69, 70, 74, 75, 76, 80, 81, 82, 86, 87, 88, 92, 93 and 94
Burgundy Tweed Yarn: Row 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, 37, 41, 42, 43, 47, 48, 49, 53, 54, 55, 59, 60, 61, 65, 66, 67, 71, 72, 73, 77, 78, 79, 83, 84, 85,89, 90 and 91.
Row 94 – Repeat from * as previously. When finished, slip stitch into final stitch and cut off with a long yarn tail.
Adding tassels to your School Days crochet scarf
To add tassels to your scarf take your airforce colour yarn and cut 54 lengths of approximately 16cm. If in doubt make them slightly longer than this, so you can cut them to size once they are in place.
When you have your little stack of yarn lengths, you can begin adding them onto the scarf. You have cut enough tassels to attach one into each double crochet along the scarfs ends.
Take your final row of the scarf and insert your hook through the centre of the first double crochet. Yarn over with the centre of one piece of yarn. Pull through as you would when stitching. Take both ends of the yarn piece and yarn over your hook and pull through to join.
Repeat this through each dc, then turn your scarf round the repeat the process at the starting side. This time hook through your chains rather than the double crochets. You will find this is slightly tighter to fit, so you can use a smaller hook size if it makes it easier.
Finishing off your School Days crochet scarf
Once you have added your tassels, you can add the finishing touches to your scarf. Take your loose start and finish yarn tails and cut them to match the size of the adjacent tassels.
Along the length of your scarf you will have loose yarn tails at the join of your colour changes. With your yarn needle simply sew them into the equivalent yarn coloured section of the scarf.
Soft & Chunky Crochet Scarf
This crochet scarf is my real cold day special. The yarn is thick, the stitches are big and the length is just right to wrap around your neck and tuck into your biggest coat.
If you would like to increase the length to wear it longer, then with this one you will need to add length to the initial chain. I recommend for the longer scarf making it at least 170 + 2 stitches long. My personally preferred length for that warm but wearable fit is 130 + 2 as given.
Equipment for the Soft & Chunky crochet scarf pattern
The yarn I choose was Women’s Institute Soft and Chunky in Teal (blue) and Fuchsia (pink) colours.
You will need 2 x 100g skeins of Teal and 1 x 100g of Fuchsia.
Soft & Chunky crochet scarf pattern
This pattern will require you to start in a large hook size, for the initial chain only. I will then indicate when to switch to the 7mm hook.
Use this for the remainder of the pattern.
Row 1 – With your 8mm hook chain 130. Swap to your 7mm hook and chain 2.
Row 2 – Double crochet into the 3rd loop from the hook. Dc once into each subsequent chain stitch.
Row 3 – * Chain 2. Dc into the 3rd st from the hook. Dc once into each stitch to the end of the row. Colour change to fuchsia at the last stitch.
Do remember as always, to put your final dc into the top of the initial chain of the row below. Count your stitches if you are unsure – for this pattern there should be a total of 130 including the initial chain in every row you make.
Row 4 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. Colour change to teal in the final stitch.
Row 5 to 7 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. Colour change to pink in the final stitch.
Row 8 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. Colour change to teal in the final stitch.
Row 9 to 11 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. Colour change to pink in the final stitch.
Row 12 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. Colour change to teal in the final stitch.
Row 13 to 15 – Ch2, dc into each stitch. At the end of the final row, leave a long tail, slip stitch and cut off the yarn.
Mixed Stitch Crochet Scarf
I created this mixed stitch crochet scarf as a Christmas present, but I think I will have problems giving it away. It’s turned out even better than I had hoped.
It is just as soft and chunky in material as the previous pattern, but the variation in stitch and hook sizes throughout gives it a more textured feel.
Equipment for the Mixed Stitch crochet scarf pattern
For this pattern you will need an 8mm hook, a 7mm hook, scissors and a yarn needle.
I chose to make it in Women’s Institute Soft and Chunky Yarn again. I have really fallen for this stuff when it comes to straight edged scarves. The colours I used for this pattern were the simply named purple and black.
Mixed Stitch crochet scarf pattern
Please be aware that this pattern jumps back and forth between hooks as well as stitches. If you keep the same hook but change stitch sizes it will still work, but it won’t have the same textured look or feel when finished.
Row 1 – Starting in purple with your 8mm hook, chain 175. Swap to your 7mm hook and chain 3.
Row 2 – Treble crochet into the 4th loop from the hook. Tr once into each subsequent chain stitch.
Row 3 – Ch3, tr into each stitch. Colour change to black at the final stitch. Swap to the 8mm hook.
Row 4 – Ch2, double crochet (dc) into each subsequent stitch.
Row 5 – Ch2, dc into each subsequent stitch. Colour change to purple in the final stitch. Swap to the 7mm hook
Row 6 – Ch 3, tr into each stitch.
Row 7 – Ch3, tr into each stitch. Colour change to black at the final stitch. Swap to the 8mm hook.
Row 8 – Ch2, dc into each subsequent stitch.
Row 9 – Ch2, dc into each subsequent stitch. Colour change to purple in the final stitch. Swap to the 7mm hook
Row 10 – Ch 3, tr into each stitch.
Row 11 – Ch 3, tr into each stitch. At the end of the row slip stitch, leave a tail and cut off the yarn.
To finish off sew your loose ends into the scarf, making sure to sew into an area of the same yarn colour to disguise the additional thread.
Creating your own crochet scarf
Once you are happy making a crochet scarf by following an existing pattern like those above, then you might like to make something that is even more unique to you.
Personalising Crochet Scarf Patterns
Crochet scarf patterns are really adaptable to suit your own taste.
The best way to do this whilst maintaining the integrity of the pattern is to simply use a different coloured yarn from the same brand.
The next step is to use the same weight of yarn in a different brand.
Finally you can use a different weight of yarn entirely. If you do so then I recommend switching to a correspondingly smaller or larger hook, depending on whether you are reducing or increasing the yarn thickness.
Adapting other patterns to make crochet scarves
Another fun way of creating a unique scarf is to use a blanket pattern. Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to wander around with a bedspread sized blanket over your shoulders. All you need to do is reduce the width and potentially the length to fit your idea of the perfect scarf.
Some patterns will even make this easier for you by giving you a gauge – which is the amount of stitches that you need to make up a certain length. If the gauge isn’t given and you want to know where you are heading before you begin in earnest, then simply put together a small sampler.
However you choose to crochet your own scarf, make sure you pick colours and a design that suits you best.
Happy crocheting! xx