Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

Simple Crochet Scarf (with Tassels) Pattern


Here’s a quick and easy crochet scarf (with tassels) pattern that’s great for beginners learning how to crochet a scarf. The pattern is made from two simple stitches but creates a beautiful, textured and modern scarf that you will be proud to wear or give as a gift!


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Free Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

This crochet scarf is made from two easy stitches. If you know how to single crochet and double crochet, you can easily make this scarf! The stitch is called Lemon Peel and it’s made from alternating between single crochet and double crochet stitches.

This stitch is one of my favorites and is used in my Simple Baby Blanket Crochet Pattern, my Simple Pillow Crochet Pattern and my Remote Holder Crochet Pattern, just to name a few.

Even though the pattern is super easy and works up really quickly, it still creates an absolutely lovely and elegant looking scarf that is warm and cozy and looks beautiful.

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern
My Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern crocheted by Judy LaBine, one of my amazing testers.

Whether you are looking for a crochet scarf pattern for beginners or are an experienced crocheter looking for a stunning textured scarf to wear this winter, you’ll love this Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern.

Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Crochet Scarf with Tassels / Fringe

This pattern includes step by step directions with pictures on how to add tassels (also called fringe). If you are wondering how to add fringe to a crochet scarf, it’s very easy. You simply cut strands of yarn and pull them through the ends of the scarf. Scroll down for the exact instructions.


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Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern Details

Skill Level

Easy – Beginner Friendly 

Size

The pattern creates a scarf that is 7” wide and 6’ long. Instructions for adjusting the size are included in the pattern. 

Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

Gauge

4” x 4” = 13 sts and 10 rows following the pattern. 

Materials

Yarn: Approx 400 yds / 365 m of any worsted weight/medium (4), 100% Acrylic, yarn. I used Pound of Love by Lion Brand in the color Thistle. A skein is: 16oz / 454g, 1020 yds / 932 m and I used less than half a skein. 

Crochet Hook: K/10.5 (6.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. You may want to go up one hook size for the starting chains.

Other: Yarn needle, scissors and measuring tape. Optional: a piece of cardboard or any object that is 4” wide (to help cut tassels).

Terminology

This pattern is written in English for right-handed crochet using standard US terminology.

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st = stitch
sts = stitches 
sl st = slip stitch 
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet 
RS = right side 
WS = wrong side 

Pattern Notes

  • The scarf is made from the bottom up.
  • Always work into the 1st st of the row (the st attached to the ch)
  • Ch 1 never counts as a stitch.
  • Tip: If your starting tail is on the left, it’s a right side (RS) row. If the starting tail is on the right, it’s a wrong side (WS) row. 
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How to Adjust the Size

The scarf is made from the chain row up and the chain row determines the width of the scarf.  Creating 21 starting chains, makes a scarf that is approx 7” wide. To adjust the width, make fewer or more starting chains in multiples of 2 + 1 (meaning that your number of starting chains will be an odd number). 

The height of the scarf is determined by how many rows you complete. To adjust the height, make fewer or more rows. 


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Simple Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions

If you crochet tightly you may want to go up a hook size for the starting chains (only) to help you work more easily into the back ridge loops on Row 1. 

Start: Chain 21. 

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

Where to crochet in the chain

Row 1 (RS): In the 2nd chain from hook, sc. In the next chain, dc. *In the next chain, sc. In the next chain, dc.* Repeat from * to * across entire row (20 sts). Ch 1 and turn. 

Row 2 (WS): Sc into the 1st st (the top of the last dc you completed). Dc into the next stitch (the top of the sc from the previous row). *Sc into the next st. Dc into the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * across entire row (20 sts).  Ch 1 and turn. 

After Row 2, scarf width should measure approx 7”.

scarf project

Row 3 and on: Repeat Row 2 until your scarf height is 6 feet (approximately 168 rows) or your desired height. (I recommend ending after an even number / wrong side row). 

Fasten off and weave in loose ends. 

Adding Fringe / Tassels

Watch how to add fringe / tassels to your crochet scarf (and how to trim the ends perfectly!). All the details for the tassels for this Simple Scarf pattern are included below this video.

You can also read this guide to How to Add Fringe / Tassels to your Crochet Project with step by step written instructions.

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Simple Scarf Tassels / Fringe

You will need 60 x 8” strands of yarn for the tassels (for tassels that are approx 3.75” long). To make the tassels shorter or longer, cut smaller or bigger strands. 

Quick and Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Tip for cutting the the strands: find an object that is 4” wide (a piece of cardboard, a notebook, etc). Wrap your yarn around the 4” object 20 times. Cut the yarn in half. Repeat two more times (until you have 60 strands). 

cutting tassels

Tassel Placement

Ensure the right side (RS) of your scarf is facing you. At the start of your scarf (the chain/foundation row), put tassels through the chain spaces. At the end (after your last completed row), put tassels through the tops of the stitches. 

I recommend putting tassels in the first ch / st, skipping two chains / sts and then placing tassels in every other ch / st across (10 tassels in total). 

A) Take three strands of yarn, fold them in half and either with a hook or your fingers, pull the folded ends through the stitch (which creates a loop).

B) Pull the ends through the loop. 

C) Pull tight to make a knot. 

diagram

Repeat for each tassel placement. 

Cutting fringe / tassels

Trim the strands to make them all one length (I cut mine to be approx. 3.75″). You can use scissors or you can try this brilliant technique (pictured above) to get perfectly even ends – learn how in this guide on How to Add Fringe / Tassels to your Crochet Project.

Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

And now you have a new scarf! 



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