10 Cotton Scarf Crochet Patterns

Make the Perfect Accessory for Warmer Weather

Crochet Scarf

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When you're crocheting a scarf for winter, you usually want to use wool or another animal fiber for a thick, luscious accessory that will keep you warm. In contrast, you should turn to plant-based fibers like cotton when you make crochet accessories for warmer weather.

These crochet scarf patterns are each made with cotton yarn. It's lightweight, durable, and perfect for a variety of different designs.

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    Equinox Cotton Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Cotton Crochet Scarf Free Pattern


    This cotton crochet scarf is aptly named Equinox because it's designed for different seasons. The autumn season uses a cotton yarn, while the spring version uses another plant-based yarn: linen. In either case, you end up with a lightweight accessory that's perfect for those transitional seasons.

    This crochet pattern alternates between a set of openwork stitches and a set of denser stitches. A color change makes the difference between the two sections more dramatic. It's a fun design that works well with almost any wardrobe.

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    DK Weight Cotton Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Cotton Crochet Summer Scarf Free Pattern

    Kath Baena, Ravelry 

    This cotton crochet scarf is designed for a DK weight yarn, so it's lightweight for the warmer months of the year. The unique design has a lot of rich texture thanks in no small part to the post stitches used in many of the rows. There are also rows of bobbles worked in a contrasting color which really makes the pattern pop. It's finished off with some pretty fringe.

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    Cotton Crochet Scarf with Matching Beanie - Free Pattern Set

    Cotton Crochet Scarf with Matching Beanie

     Stardust Gold Crochet

    Wear this cotton crochet scarf any time of year. As the weather gets cooler, add the matching crochet hat to keep warm. This crochet pattern is made primarily with basic crochet stitches including single crochet, half double crochet, and double crochet. However, it also incorporates the half treble crochet stitch, as a regular stitch and as a post stitch. An advanced beginner could make this whole set.

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    Striped Cotton Neck Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Striped Cotton Crochet Neck Scarf Free Pattern

    Ideal Me 

    This is the type of cotton scarf that many people have in mind when they think of a scarf for summer. It's made with fingering weight yarn and is designed more as an attractive accessory than for the purpose of staying warm. The cute stripes have a nautical vibe that's perfect for the beach.

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    Bamboo Cotton Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Ombre Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Diwy by Titti 

    If you make this crochet scarf then be sure to use the yarn that the pattern calls for. It's a blend of 50% cotton with 50% bamboo. You get all of the virtues of cotton with the added benefit of a soft stretch from the bamboo. It's the perfect summer scarf fiber. If you used the recommended yarn then you get a beautiful ombre scarf without ever having to change colors.

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    Citron Cotton Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Citron Cotton Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

     Universal Yarn

    This cotton crochet scarf has everything you want from a summer accessory. The stitches are worked in an openwork lacy form to let the breeze come through. The colors are bold and bright. It's a fun pattern to make thanks to the texture in the cluster stitches. Basically, it's perfect.

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    Cotton Crochet Scarf with Tall Stitches - Free Pattern

    Cotton Crochet Scarf for Summer - Free Pattern

    Alex Resch (NimaLab), Ravelry

    There are many different ways to create open spaces in a crochet project. This scarf uses tall stitches, which also means that the scarf works up really quickly. The designer intended this to be easily worn as a warm weather accessory but it's also large enough to make it a shawl if the night gets surprisingly cool.

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    Half Double Crochet Cotton Scarf Free Pattern

    Colorful Cotton Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

     Sarah Gault, Ravelry

    This is an easy crochet scarf worked in half double crochet stitch. There's an increase every other row, creating a triangle shape. The size makes it a perfect neck scarf but it can also be worn as a summer shawl. The cotton yarn changes colors as you go so you get a beautiful design that looks almost like a sunset.

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    Linen-Cotton Crochet Skinny Scarf Free Pattern

    Linen Cotton Crochet Summer Scarf Free Pattern

     The Unraveled Mitten

    A good summer scarf is not just lacy but also thin. This one fits the bill. It's made from a lovely yarn blend that's mostly cotton but has a little bit of linen-flax in there as well. That gives the yarn both softness and shine.

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    Linen Stitch Crochet Cotton Scarf Free Pattern

    Linen Stitch Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Berniolie, Ravelry 

    Linen isn't just a fiber; it's also the name of a very pretty crochet stitch pattern. Learn how to make it here using this striped crochet summer scarf pattern. It's 100% cotton, adorned with fringe.