Crochet Kids Scarf

Kids Crochet Scarf Pattern – Free

This Ripple Kids Crochet Scarf Pattern (Free) is an easy, fun children’s crochet scarf pattern. Make it as a rainbow or use any color combinations. It may become your go-to scarf crochet pattern for kids!

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Crochet Scarf Pattern For Kids

If you are looking for a crochet scarf pattern for kids, you’ve come to the right place! This quick and easy kids scarf pattern creates a cozy, unique and fashionable (and reversible) children’s scarf pattern.

Kids Scarf Crochet Pattern

The pattern makes a ripple scarf that you can make as a rainbow or get creative with your color choices. One of my fabulous testers alternated between red, blue and black to create a Spiderman-inspired scarf for her grandson. Another used variegated yarn (which is one skein that changes from one distinct color to another) and created a very funky looking scarf!

I used the yarn Flecks by Loops & Threads. I had been eyeing it up every time I’m at the yarn store and wondering what to make with it. The colors are gorgeous and it has a very unique texture (it almost feels a like t-shirt yarn). Plus the flecks add a very neat effect.

When my 7 and 3 year olds wanted me to make them new scarves, I was excited for an excuse to try out this Flecks yarn. It took a little getting used to but overall I really liked it and look forward to designing more patterns with it.

What Size Should a Child’s Scarf Be?

Before designing this crochet child’s scarf pattern, I did a lot of research on “how long should be for a child?”

The length of a child’s scarf should be approximately the same as the child’s height.

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Because scarf lengths don’t need to be exact, I took the average height of children in two age groups and designed two sizes of this scarf pattern: Small, for kids aged 3 – 6, which is 43″ long and Large, for kids aged 7 – 10, which is 50″ long.

If you want the length of your scarf to be different than these two sizes, you can easily adjust the size (instructions are included in the pattern).

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About This Kids Scarf Crochet Pattern

This children’s scarf crochet pattern is really easy to make and is sure to be loved and actually worn by any kid in your life. It creates a cozy, warm and still breathable scarf that isn’t too long and won’t be tripped over.

The pattern creates a ripple, which is very unique and not your normal rectangle scarf – perfect for a kids crochet scarf.

The pattern is a two row repeat with step by step, easy-to-follow instructions. And with all the different color choices, it might be hard to just make one!

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Ripple Crochet Scarf for Kids Details

Skill Level



The pattern includes instructions for two sizes:

Small (for kids age 3 – 6): 43” long x 5.5” wide

Large (for kids age 7 – 10): 50” long x 5.5” wide

Instructions for adjusting the size are included below.

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Yarn: Flecks by Loops & Threads in the colors: Berry Pink, Sweet Orange, Sunshine, Spring Green, Pool Blue and Violet. This yarn is size 4 (medium) and 79% acrylic and 21% polyester. A skein is 355 yds / 324 m and 6.53 oz / 185 g. 

I used approx. 42 yds of each color (approx. 252 yds in total) for the large size – slightly less for the small size. 

You can substitute with any size 4 yarn (note that if you substitute, the exact size and amount of yarn required may be different). 

Crochet Hook Size: H/8 (5.00 mm).

Other Materials: scissors, yarn needle and a measuring tape.


This kids scarf crochet pattern is written for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology. If you’re more familiar with UK terms, here’s my US to UK Conversion Chart


  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch
  • sts = stitches 
  • sl st = slip stitch 
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet 
  • sc2tog = single crochet two together
  • dc2tog = double crochet two together
  • Sm = small-sized scarf
  • Lg = large-sized scarf 


4” x 4” = 14 sc and 16 rows (made as a swatch using only single crochet stitches – not following the pattern)

How to Adjust the Size

The scarf is made from the chain row up, meaning that the number of starting chains determines the length of the scarf and the width is determined by the number or rows. 

To adjust the length, make less or more starting chains in multiples of 12 + 2 (pick any number that can be divided by 12 and then add 2 to that number). To adjust the width, make less or more rows. 

Pattern Notes

  • Chains never count as stitches.
  • Always work into the 1st stitch, the stitch attached to the chain. 
  • When working into the turning chain from the previous row, work into the top of it. 
  • When the instructions say x 2, it means to complete the instructions a total of two times.
    • For example, “[Over the next 2 chains, dc2tog] x 2” means: Over the next 2 chains, dc2tog and over the next 2 chains, dc2tog. 
    • For example, “[In the next st, 2 sc in the same st] x 2” means: In the next st, make 2 sc in the same st. In the next st, make 2 sc in the same st. 

Changing Colors

The pattern does not include directions for when to change colors because there are so many possibilities. You can make the scarf in one solid color or use any number of colors. 

I’ve included an example of when to change colors based on the colors I used (the rainbow scarf as seen in the pictures) but the possibilities are truly endless and I would love to see what you come up with! 

Change colors after finishing a row by placing the new color on your hook and pulling the new color through the loop of your current color. With your new color, begin the next row. Fasten off the old color.

Kids Crochet Scarf

Rainbow Ripple Crochet Scarf for Kids

To make a rainbow scarf like the one pictured above, follow these instructions: 

Start: Purple

Row 1: Purple

Row 2: Purple 

Row 3: Blue

Row 4 (repeat Row 2): Blue

Row 5 (repeat Row 3): Green

Row 6 (repeat Row 2): Green

Row 7 (repeat Row 3): Yellow

Row 8 (repeat Row 2): Yellow

Row 9 (repeat Row 3): Orange

Row 10 (repeat Row 2): Orange

Row 11 (repeat Row 3): Red/Pink

Row 12 (repeat Row 2): Red/Pink 

Please note: This pattern and all images associated with this pattern cannot be copied, shared, altered or sold on your own. You are welcome to sell the finished product but please include a link (if online) and reference

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Ripple Scarf for Kids Crochet Pattern Instructions

Start – Small Size: Chain 146 (for a scarf that is approx. 43” long).

Start – Large Size: Chain 170 (for a scarf that is approx. 50” long). 

The rest of the pattern has the same instructions for both sizes. The only difference is the total number of stitches in each row. 

For Row 1 (only) work into the back ridge loops. 

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1: In the 3rd ch from hook, dc. 

Dc in the next 3 chains. 

[Over the next 2 chains, dc2tog] x 2. 

Dc in the next 3 chains. 

*[In the next ch, 2 dc in the same ch] x 2. 

Dc in the next 3 chains. 

[Over the next 2 chains, dc2tog] x 2. 

Dc in the next 3 chains.* 

Repeat from * to * across until there is 1 ch left. 

In the last ch, 2 dc in the same ch. 

(Reminder: chains never count as stitches. Stitch count: Sm: 143 sts. Lg: 167 sts). 

Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. 

In the 1st st (the st attached to the ch), sc. 

Sc in the next 3 sts. 

[Over the next 2 sts, sc2tog] x 2. 

Sc in the next 3 sts. 

*[In the next st, 2 sc in the same st] x 2.

Sc in the next 3 sts. 

[Over the next 2 sts, sc2tog] x 2. 

Sc in the next 3 sts.* 

Repeat from * to * across. 

In the top of the turning chain from the previous row, make 2 sc. 

(Stitch count: Sm: 143 sts. Lg: 167 sts). 

Row 3: Ch 2 and turn. 

In the 1st st (the st attached to the ch), dc. 

Dc in the next 3 sts. 

[Over the next 2 sts, dc2tog] x 2.

Dc in the next 3 sts. 

*[In the next st, 2 dc in the same st] x 2. 

Dc in the next 3 sts. 

[Over the next 2 sts, dc2tog] x 2. 

Dc in the next 3 sts.* 

Repeat from * to * across. 

In the top of the turning chain from the previous row, make 2 dc. 

(Stitch count: Sm: 143 sts. Lg: 167 sts). 

Row 4 and on: Repeat Row 2 and 3 consecutively until your scarf measures approx. 5” wide (approx. 11 rows) or close to your desired width then complete Row 2 (so your last row will be a Row 2). 

Fasten off and weave in all loose ends. 

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Now you have a new Kids’ Ripple Scarf! 

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