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Crochet Patterns for Scarves
Scarves are one of the most popular things to crochet. Whether you are a beginner crocheter or a pro, scarves are wonderful and useful crochet projects that you can make for yourself or as a gift. But with all the crochet patterns for scarves, it can be difficult to find a good crochet scarf pattern.
To save you time searching, I’ve rounded up some of the very best crochet patterns for scarves so you can easily find your next pattern.
What Materials Do You Need to Crochet a Scarf?
Each scarf pattern is different but generally, you will need five crochet supplies to crochet a scarf.
- A Crochet Hook – Each crochet scarf pattern will specify the hook size you will need. The crochet hook size along with the yarn weight will determine the overall look, feel and size of your scarf.
- Yarn – The most popular yarn weight for a crochet scarf is size 4 (medium). However, there are lots of patterns that use size 3 (light) for a softer, lighter scarf and there are many patterns that use a size 5 (bulky) yarn for a chunky scarf.
- Scissors – You’ll need scissors to cut yarn.
- Yarn Needle – A yarn/tapestry needle is used to weave in loose ends.
- Measuring Tape – A measuring tape is used to check the gauge or to measure your work.
How Many Skeins Do You Need To Crochet a Scarf?
In general, crochet scarf patterns usually require 400 – 500 yds of yarn or 2 – 3 skeins of yarn. How many skeins you will need depends on the brand of yarn and how many yards are in a skein. For example, Impeccable Yarn by Loops and Threads has 285 yds in a skein. If you were using this yarn, and the pattern required 400 yds of yarn, you would need two skeins. However, the amount of yarn required to crochet a scarf greatly depends on the type of yarn used, the stitches used in the pattern and the size of the scarf.
Best Yarn Type for a Scarf
There are two types of yarn that are very popular for making crochet scarves:
- Acrylic yarn – acrylic yarn is a very versatile yarn and a top choice for crochet scarves. It is washable, cozy and easy to use. The Men’s Crochet Scarf Pattern (pictured above) uses acrylic yarn.
- Polyester yarn – velvet yarn, made from polyester is another great choice for scarves as it creates a bulky, soft and warm scarf like this Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern (pictured below).
You can also experiment with other types of yarn that you can use including mixed blends. There really isn’t a bad yarn for crocheting a scarf!
Crochet Scarf Sizes
How Wide Should a Crochet Scarf Be?
On average, crochet scarves are between 5″ – 8″ wide for a standard scarf. Often scarf patterns for children have a width of 5″ – 6″ and scarf patterns for adults have a width of 7″ – 8″.
This Kids Crochet Scarf Pattern (pictured above) creates a scarf that is approx. 5.5″ wide.
How Long Should a Crochet Scarf Be?
The length of a scarf is usually determined by who the scarf pattern is for (a child, woman, man, etc.) and that person’s height. You don’t need the scarf to be exactly the person’s height, the rule that the scarf length should be equal to the person’s height is more of a guideline to make the scarf an appropriate size.
Crochet Scarf Size Chart
|Scarf Recipient||Scarf Width||Scarf Length|
|Child 3 – 4||5″ – 6″||36″|
|Child 5 – 7||5″ – 6″||44″|
|Child 8 – 10||6″ – 7″||50″|
|Teenager||7″ – 8″||60″|
|Women||7″ – 8″||68″|
|Men||7″ – 8″||72″|
What are the Best Stitches for a Crochet Scarf?
- The Lemon Peel Stitch is a gorgeous stitch for a crochet scarf and is used in my Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern.
- The Suzette Stitch is another beautiful stitch and is used in my Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern.
- My Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern (pictured below) uses what I call the Modified Blanket Stitch, which is very easy and looks stunning.
There are truly endless possibilities for what stitches to use to crochet a scarf. The 75+ patterns below illustrate how many different ways you can make a beautiful scarf. You can also find inspiration from the Best Stitches to Use for Baby Blankets.
How to Crochet a Scarf
1. With your yarn and a crochet hook, make a foundation row of starting chains.
There are two main ways how to crochet a scarf – either from the width up or the length up. For example, in my Simple Scarf Pattern (pictured above) the number of starting chains determines the width and the number of rows determines the height. Making 21 starting chains creates a scarf that is approx. 7″ wide. Then you follow the pattern until the scarf is approx. 6′ long (or your desired length).
On the other hand, my Easy Infinity Scarf Pattern (pictured above) is made from the length up. The number of starting chains determines the length and the number of rows determines how wide the scarf will be.
2. Follow the pattern, making crochet stitches into the foundation row.
3. Continue following the pattern or making crochet stitches until your desired length/width.
4. Fasten off and weave in your loose ends.
Crochet Scarf Patterns Free
Now let’s get to the really fun part of finding your next crochet scarf pattern! This incredible collection of 75+ Crochet Scarf Patterns (Free) are all delightful patterns that make beautiful scarves.
Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern
This Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern is perfect for beginners learning how to crochet a scarf and creates a modern, cozy and gorgeous scarf. There’s even a step-by-step video tutorial.
Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf
This Sweet Stripes Circle Scarf Pattern by Green Fox Farms Designs is an easy scarf pattern that you can make for children or adults. You can make this beautiful, colorful crochet scarf using a self-striping yarn or solid colors.
Lightweight Veronica Infinity Scarf
This Lightweight Veronica Infinity Scarf by Eye Love Knots combines simplicity and comfort with its design, making it a perfect accessory for any season.
Twisted Fringe Infinity Scarf
This Twisted Fringe Infinity Scarf by Lulo Stitch Co boasts a unique blend of craftsmanship and style, featuring a playful twisted fringe detail. This scarf adds a touch of bohemian charm to your look while keeping you cozy and fashionable.
Easy Infinity Crochet Scarf
This Easy Infinity Crochet Scarf is a beginner-friendly accessory that offers both warmth and fashion. With its straightforward crochet pattern, it’s the perfect project for those new to crocheting while still creating a stylish and versatile scarf. And there’s a video tutorial!
This Chimera Scarf by A Crocheted Simplicity with Tassels merges modern flair with a touch of whimsy, featuring a chic triangular design adorned with charming tassels. This accessory effortlessly drapes over your shoulders, adding a playful and trendy twist to your ensemble.
Rapunzel’s Braided Scarf
This Rapunzel’s Braided Scarf by Once Upon a Cheerio is an intricately crafted scarf that weaves together the magic of fairy tales and the coziness of crochet, making it a captivating and cozy accessory.
Ribbed Infinity Scarf
This Ribbed Infinity Scarf by Stitching Together effortlessly combines classic texture with modern style, showcasing a ribbed pattern that adds depth and dimension to your outfit.
The Winter Rose Scarf
This Winter Rose Scarf by Mason Jar Yarn Designs is a cold-weather essential that offers a perfect blend of warmth and fashion, thanks to its chunky yarn and substantial stitches that create a cozy and stylish accessory.
Chunky Crochet Scarf
This Chunky Crochet Scarf is a one-skein, very easy, 3-hour chunky crochet scarf pattern that uses chunky yarn and creates a warm, silky, smooth scarf that is light, soft, and snuggly. The pattern includes a video tutorial showing how to crochet a scarf step-by-step, slowly.
Color Block Infinity Scarf
This Color Block Infinity Scarf by Maria’s Blue Crayon is a vibrant and versatile accessory, combining contrasting hues in a seamless loop that adds a pop of personality to any outfit. Its eye-catching design showcases a modern twist on the classic crochet technique.
Easy Half Double Crochet Scarf
This Easy Half Double Crochet Scarf by First The Coffee is a beginner’s delight, offering a simple yet charming design that highlights the beauty of the half double crochet stitch.
Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf
This Easy Crochet Infinity Scarf by You Should Craft is a perfect introduction to the world of crocheting, boasting a straightforward pattern that yields a cozy and stylish accessory suitable for all skill levels.
Simple Hooded Keyhole Scarf
The Crochet Simple Hooded Keyhole Scarf by Simply Hooked by Janet offers a clever combination of fashion and functionality, featuring a practical hood and a stylish keyhole detail.
The Horizons Scarf by Rich Textures Crochet with the captivating chevron stitch, this crochet scarf showcases a rhythmic pattern that adds a playful and dynamic flair to your ensemble, making it a stylish and modern accessory choice.
The Heather Super Scarf
The Heather Super Scarf by The Loopy Lamb is adorned with charming tassels, combining warmth and fashion in one luxurious accessory that makes a bold statement. Its generous size and eye-catching embellishments ensure you stay cozy and chic all season long.
Men’s Crochet Scarf Pattern
This Men’s Crochet Scarf is a timeless accessory designed for classic elegance and warmth. Its ribbed texture adds a touch of sophistication to any outfit, making it a versatile and stylish choice for the modern gentleman.
A Poppy in the Storm Super Scarf
The Poppy in the Storm Super Scarf by Crea8tion Crochet is a vibrant fusion of multiple colors and intricate open stitches, that brings an artistic dimension to your winter wardrobe.
Oliva Skinny Scarf
The Oliva Skinny Scarf by Carroway Crochet is a delicate and versatile accessory, featuring airy patterns that exude a touch of elegance. Its slender design adds a subtle charm to any outfit while allowing for various styling options.
Crochet Scarf With Fringe
The Crochet Scarf with Fringe by Nana’s Crafty Home, embellished by the nesting V stitch and playful fringe details, presents a harmonious blend of texture and movement.
Lila Pocket Scarf
The Lila Pocket Scarf by Divine Debris is a clever accessory that seamlessly combines style and utility. Its integrated pockets add a practical twist to your outfit, keeping your hands warm while maintaining a fashionable look.
Crochet Light Shawl
The Crochet Light Shawl by Sandra Stitches is crafted with lightweight yarn and adorned with intricate open lace stitches, and drapes gracefully to offer an airy and elegant layer. This accessory captures the essence of delicate beauty, making it a perfect complement to any outfit or occasion.
Simple Stitch Skinny Scarf
The Simple Stitch Skinny Scarf by Sweet Bee Crochet designed with a single simple stitch, showcases the beauty of minimalism and versatility. This understated accessory adds a touch of effortless charm to your look while keeping you stylishly cozy.
The Lorelai Scarf by Blackstone Designs is a vibrant and eye-catching accessory. This scarf effortlessly adds a playful and artistic dimension to your outfit.
Rustic Lace Scarf
This Rustic Lace Scarf by Desert Blossom Crafts seamlessly blends vintage charm with a touch of rugged elegance, featuring delicate lacework that adds a timeless and earthy flair to your outfit.
Granny’s Not Biased Easy Crochet Scarf
The Granny’s Not Biased Easy Crochet Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet gives a sense of nostalgia with its classic and recognizable pattern, resulting in a cozy and charming accessory that pays homage to traditional crochet techniques while adding a touch of retro flair to your look.
Kids Crochet Scarf Pattern
The Kids Crochet Scarf Pattern brings playful waves of color and texture to your little one’s winter wardrobe, creating a cheerful accessory that keeps them warm and stylish during chilly days.
Caron Colorful Blocks Crochet Scarf
This Carol Colorful Blocks Crochet Scarf Pattern by Yarnspirations is an easy pattern with endless color possibilities.
Crochet Beach Scarf
This Crochet Beach Scarf by Brianna K Designs captures the essence of sun and sea with its airy design and lightweight materials, making it the ideal accessory to drape over your shoulders for a touch of coastal elegance while enjoying the beach breeze.
Christmas Crochet Scarf
This Christmas Crochet Scarf by Fosbas Designs embraces the festive spirit with the Crochet Christmas Scarf that playfully mimics Santa’s jacket, complete with a belt buckle detail. This whimsical accessory adds a touch of holiday cheer and coziness.
Granny Stripe Scarf
This Granny Stripe Scarf by Burgundy and Blush boasts a lively array of colors in the timeless granny stripe pattern, creating a cheerful and vibrant accessory that exudes both warmth and a hint of retro charm.
Easy Infinity Scarf
This Easy Infinity Scarf by Selina Veronique is the perfect project for beginners, offering a simple and satisfying way to create a cozy and stylish accessory that can be worn in various ways, adding a touch of comfort to your everyday look.
Shell Stitch Crochet Scarf
The Shell Stitch Crochet Scarf by Annie Design Crochet adorned with the delicate Shell Stitch, creates a gracefully textured accessory that’s perfect for warmer days or adding an airy layer to your outfit.
Easy Crochet Cowl Pattern
This Easy Crochet Cowl is a one-skein, quick and easy crochet cowl pattern that is made with only simple stitches. It’s a fashionable and practical gift idea! The pattern includes a full video tutorial.
Pecci Easiest Most Squishy Scarf
The Pecci Easiest Most Squishy Scarf by Revel Crochet is a beginner’s dream, employing just the single crochet stitch to fashion a straightforward yet charming accessory that offers both warmth and an opportunity to showcase the beauty of simplicity.
Ocean Breeze Crochet Scarf with Fringe
This Ocean Breeze Scarf by My Crochet Space combines classic elegance with a bohemian touch, featuring a graceful length and playful fringe that adds movement and flair to your outfit, making it a versatile and stylish accessory.
The Mytikas Scarf
The Mytikas Scarf by Elimee Designs embellished with intricate filet crochet stitches, weaves a story of fine craftsmanship through its delicate patterns and openwork. This accessory offers a timeless and graceful elegance, suitable for both casual and formal occasions.
Crossed Trebles Scarf
The Crochet Scarf by Make it Crochet uses the crossed treble crochet stitch, that boasts a textured and sophisticated design that adds depth and character to your outfits.
Awesome Andrea Scarf
The Awesome Andrea Scarf by Wilmade effortlessly combines two beginner-friendly stitches, resulting in a quick and charming accessory. Adorned with eye-catching fringes, it adds a playful touch to your outfit while keeping you warm and stylish.
Easy Crochet Bandana
This Easy Crochet Bandana Scarf offers an enjoyable project for all skill levels, creating a stylish and versatile accessory that can be worn as a bandana or scarf, adding a touch of casual elegance to your look.
The Ferguson Scarf by Two Brothers Blankets offers a versatile and stylish accessory that suits anyone’s fashion preferences. Its timeless design and cozy texture make it a perfect addition to any wardrobe.
Easy Oversized Crochet Scarf
This Easy Oversized Crochet Scarf by Zamiguz envelops you in warmth and style, with its generous dimensions creating a cozy accessory that can be draped, wrapped, or layered.
Clover Fan Infinity Scarf
The Clover Fan Infinity Scarf by Made by Gootie, featuring the intricate Clover Fan Stitch, showcases a captivating pattern, adding an elegant and textured flair.
Spring Crochet Scarf
The Spring Crochet Scarf by Toyslab Creations is a light and breezy accessory that captures the season’s essence with its delicate stitches, adding freshness and charm to your outfit as you welcome the warmer days ahead.
Lightweight Spiral Scarf
This Lightweight Spiral Scarf by Blue Star Crochet is a gracefully lightweight crochet pattern crafted in a captivating spiral design. This scarf is as light as air and incredibly soft to the touch.
The Morning Scarf by Knitting with Chopsticks is an ideal starting project, offering a simple yet satisfying experience. Its straightforward design ensures a successful and enjoyable introduction to crocheting.
Crochet Pocket Scarf
The Crochet Pocket Scarf by Crochet ‘N’ Create combines fashion and function, featuring integrated pockets that add a practical touch to this stylish accessory, keeping your hands warm and adding extra convenience to your winter wardrobe.
Crochet Scarf for Men
The Crochet Scarf for Men by Golden Lucy Crafts exudes classic sophistication, tailored to suit masculine style with its timeless design and choice of colors, making it a versatile and stylish accessory for any gentleman’s attire.
Super Chunky Scarf
This Super Chunky Scarf by Hooked on Patterns is adorned with intricate crochet cables on its pockets. This accessory offers both warmth and a touch of texture, making a bold statement while keeping your hands cozy.
Easy Triangle Shawl
This Easy Triangle Shawl is very simple with its straightforward one-stitch repeat of basic stitches. It works up quickly and looks stunning when complete. You can wear it as a scarf or as a shawl. The pattern includes a full video tutorial.
The Diosa Scarf
The Diosa Scarf by Lulo Stitch seamlessly blends fashion and function, featuring a cozy hood that adds an extra layer of warmth and style to this versatile accessory, making it perfect for chilly days.
Winter’s Edge Scarf
The Winter’s Edge Scarf by A Crocheted Simplicity is adorned with faux fur poms at its ends, offering a playful touch of luxury that keeps you cozy and stylish throughout the season.
Fallen Leaves Scarf
The Fallen Leaves Scarf by Mason Jar Yarn Designs uses the Arcade Stitch to showcase a captivating pattern that combines texture and visual interest!
Striped Triangle Scarf
The Striped Triangle Crochet Scarf by You Should Craft adds a burst of color and geometric flair to your attire, combining vibrant stripes with a classic triangle shape to create a dynamic and eye-catching accessory that’s perfect for any season.
Easy Crochet Keyhole Scarf
The Easy Crochet Keyhole Scarf by Simply Hooked by Janet is a beginner-friendly project that effortlessly combines simplicity and practicality, offering a stylish accessory with a convenient keyhole detail that adds both flair and functionality to your look.
Enid’s Snood by The Loopy Lamb is great for those wanting to channel the intriguing aesthetic of the TV show “Wednesday”!
Mountain Trial Infinity Scarf
This Mountain Trial Infinity Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home combines tactile elegance with versatility, featuring texture and three buttons that allow for creative styling, making it a fashionable and functional accessory that stands out with its unique design.
The Adair Scarf by Divine Debris is designed to capture the essence of the season through its cozy texture and rich hues, making it a must-have accessory for those crisp, chilly days.
The Ruffle Scarf by Sandra Stitches adds a playful and feminine touch to your outfit, with charming ruffles that drape elegantly and create a chic and stylish accessory perfect for adding a touch of flair to any look.
Simple Rustic Striped Scarf
The Simple Rustic Striped Scarf by Sweet Bee Crochet captures the beauty of nature-inspired simplicity, combining earthy colors in clean stripes to create an accessory that effortlessly infuses warmth and rustic charm.
Aurora Super Chunky Scarf
The Aurora Super Chunky Scarf by Desert Blossom Crafts offers instant coziness and style with its thick and plush texture, making it a go-to accessory to keep you warm and fashionable during colder days.
Paige Mod Scarf
The Paige Mod Scarf by Sunflower Cottage Crochet can be worn as a super scarf, as a cowl, as a hooded scarf or hooded cowl, or as a shawlette!
The Crochet Keyhole Scarf by Fosbas Designs is as functional as it is fashionable, featuring a clever keyhole detail that allows for various styling options.
Lily Lemon Peel Scarf
The Lily Lemon Peel Scarf by Burgundy and Blush uses the Lemon Peel Stitch that showcases a unique texture, resulting in a visually intriguing accessory that adds a touch of sophistication and depth to your outfit.
Color Block Scarf
This Color Block Scarf by Annie Design Crochet is a vibrant accessory that combines contrasting hues in bold blocks, creating a dynamic and eye-catching accessory.
This Men’s Scarf by My Crochet Space uses the Moss Stitch which offers a classic and textured design, creating a timeless accessory that exudes both warmth and a touch of rugged elegance for the modern gentleman.
Easy Shell Scarf
This Easy Shell Scarf by Make It Crochet is a beginner’s delight, showcasing the delicate shell stitch in a simple yet charming pattern that results in a cozy and stylish accessory suitable for all skill levels.
Tulip Square Scarf
The Tulip Square Scarf by Wilmade weaves nostalgia and creativity together, presenting a charming accessory formed by the artful arrangement of individual granny squares that come together in a vibrant and cozy ensemble.
This KJ Scarf by Two Brothers Blankets is a perfect project for those seeking instant gratification, delivering a stylish and cozy accessory that can be effortlessly crafted in no time, adding warmth and flair to your outfit with minimal effort.
Sea Breeze Textured Infinity Scarf
The Sea Breeze Textured Infinity Scarf by Made by Gootie showcases an array of captivating textures that lend depth and dimension, creating a versatile and stylish accessory that effortlessly elevates your look while keeping you cozy.
Knit Look Ribbed Scarf
The Knit Look Ribbed Scarf by Toyslab Creations offers the classic appeal of a knitted design through expertly crafted ribbing, combining the warmth and texture of knitting with the charm of crochet.
Alpine Pocket Scarf
This Alpine Pocket Scarf by Blue Star Crochet features faux furry pockets, adds a touch of cozy luxury to your winter wardrobe.
Grace Summer Scarf
The Grace Summer Scarf by Lulo Stitch Co is a light and breezy accessory that embraces the essence of the season, adding a touch of casual elegance to your warm-weather outfits.
Knit Look Garter Stitch Scarf
The Knit Look Garter Stitch Scarf by A Crocheted Simplicity offers the timeless appearance of garter stitch knitting through intricate crochet work, creating a versatile and stylish accessory that captures the charm of knitting while keeping you cozy and fashionable.
Tea Cake Scarf
This Tea Cake Scarf by Maria’s Blue Crayon crafted with bulky yarn, brings forth a rich and captivating texture making it a cozy and stylish accessory perfect for colder days.
This Infinity Scarf by Nana’s Crafty Home uses two colors that weave a vibrant design, creating a dynamic accessory that effortlessly adds contrast and visual interest to your outfit.
I hope this has helped you find your next crochet scarf project!
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