23 Best Crochet Scarf Patterns

Illustration of mannequin heads with scarves on them

Illustration: The Spruce / Ellen Lindner

Crochet scarf patterns are easy to come by. There are thousands available online. So how do you go about choosing the best pattern to crochet a scarf? It depends on whether you are seeking a super simple beginner scarf or a more advanced design. You will also want to look at stitch types, color, width, length, and the techniques required to complete the pattern. What you will find across the 23 designs chosen here is a range of styles; there is one perfect crochet scarf pattern for everyone in this collection.

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    Oversized Chunky Crochet Scarf

    Super Scarf Crochet Pattern

    Kelly Brooks/Ravelry

    Make a big statement with just beginner crochet skills when you make this super scarf. It is made with bulky yarn and a huge size P crochet hook to give you a chunky, oversized, extra warm accessory. Instructions are both written and visual.

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    Surface Crochet Scarf

    Easy Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

    Wilmade

    Take a very basic crochet scarf and dress it up with some surface crochet to create a much more impactful design. We see that here with a double crochet scarf embroidered with slip stitches that create a graphic diamond overlay.

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    Crochet Infinity Scarf

    Crochet infinity scarf free pattern

    Mollie Johanson 

    This is a more traditional infinity scarf. It uses very simple stitches, and it is easy to crochet. However, the placement of the stitches keeps it interesting. When it comes to basic designs, just a little of the right touch goes a very long way.

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    Crochet Scarf Pattern With Hand-Dyed Yarn

    Crochet Scarf Pattern

    Emma Wilkinson / Ravelry

    If you have crocheted a lot of scarves, then you may feel like you've made them in every shape imaginable! Think again. The unique design of this scarf is bound to be different from what you're used to. The designer says it's intended to mimic the shape of the waves off of a particular coast. In fact, she also dyed the yarn to match those waves, and she includes yarn-dyeing instructions with the crochet pattern for ambitious crafters who want to get creative.

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    Skinny Crochet Scarf

    West Fourth Ladder Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Stitch & Hustle

    This is a skinny asymmetrical crochet scarf pattern worked in a unique yarn using a size J crochet hook. It is made using single crochet and double crochet stitches, strategically placed to create a ladder striping effect in the design.

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    Funhouse Crochet Scarf

    Funhouse Crochet Scarf Pattern

    ReVe Design Co

    The stitches in this crochet scarf pattern keep changing as you go, so you never get bored while you craft. In addition to basic crochet stitches, it includes the spike stitch and the linked double crochet stitch. This is a very adaptable pattern; you can change both width and length easily to make the scarf suit the wearer.

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    Triangle Scarf

    Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

    East of Three / Ravelry

    The triangle scarf is designed to be worn with the triangle in front similar to a bandana. This one is made using basic stitches that are dressed up by sometimes working in only one loop and other times working around the posts.

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    Cotton Crochet Scarf

    Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Universal Yarn

    This scarf would stand out if only for the color contrast alone. Even with that, though, it's a bold design thanks to the double crochet cluster stitches that are worked in such a way as to create a fascinating pattern across the fabric. It's a cotton crochet scarf so it's perfect for warmer weather.

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    Crochet Tassel Scarf

    Tassel Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Country Willow Designs 

    Big tassels give this scarf added weight and extra intrigue. The crossed treble crochet stitch makes the design even more interesting.

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    Mesh Diamond Crochet Scarf

    Crochet Diamond Mesh Scarf Pattern

    Hazel Windle / Ravelry

    Isn't it amazing how many different types of fabric you can make with crochet stitches? This design is an open mesh diamond shape pattern that looks like enlarged lace. It is the perfect crochet scarf for slightly warmer weather.

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    Chevron Lace Crochet Scarf

    Lace crochet scarf pattern

    gull808 / Etsy 

    Use single crochet and double crochet stitches to make a lacy lightweight scarf. The stitches are worked in the chevron pattern to make even a single color look a bit more special.

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    Cowl Scarf With Floral Edge

    Floral Crochet Scarf Pattern

    CJ Brady / Ravelry

    Usually, a scarf has two ends, and you wrap it around your neck. A cowl, on the other hand, is a single circle. This crochet scarf kind of sits in between the two designs, and in a way is almost like a shawlette. Whatever you want to call it, the delicate design with the asymmetrical floral edge is a beautiful addition to any outfit.

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    Striped Crochet Scarf With Matching Knit Pattern

    Scarf Crochet Striped Pattern

    Kristin Omdahl

    Some crafters enjoy both knitting and crochet. You can make the same scarf in both crafts using these two matching patterns. This is a lightweight scarf made with fingering weight yarn. You can purchase the patterns on their own ($1.99 each) or purchase a craft kit ($59.99) that includes the yarn as well.

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    Color Block Bobble Scarf

    Bobble Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Yarnspirations

    Everything about this pattern is perfect. The big blocks of color are bold but contemporary. The texture of the crochet bobbles is a delight to craft and to wear (just look at that fringe!). Plus, this crochet pattern is available for free through Yarnspirations.

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    Faux Knit Crochet Scarf With Matching Hat

    Faux Knit Crochet Scarf and Hat Pattern

    Gillian Buckerfield / Ravelry

    Perhaps you like the look of knit fabric but only know how to crochet. No problem! This is a crochet scarf pattern that uses a stitch that makes it look like it's been knit. Bonus: it comes with a matching winter hat pattern.

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    Easy Striped Scarf

    Felicity Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

    Oombawka Design

    Let the yarn do all of the work to create the great color array in this free crochet scarf pattern. The design is worked primarily in basic stitches, with texture added thanks to double crochet cluster stitches.

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    Colorful Triangle Scarf

    Colorful Triangle Scarf Crochet Pattern

    Above the Clouds / Ravelry

    This crochet pattern uses a type of yarn that changes color in blocks as you work. It is perfect for creating the big stripes that make this triangle scarf stand out.

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    Super-Sized Scarf

    Boho Scarf Crochet Pattern

    LilBabyChickPea / Etsy

    Go big or go home! This super scarf measures 12" across and 8' long! It uses big stitches crafted with a big crochet hook. Plus it has big, bold color!

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    Big and Cozy Crochet Scarf

    Crochet Super Scarf Pattern

    Jennie Stewart / Ravelry

    Does anything look like it could be more cozy to crochet than this big scarf? You will want to make one for everyone you know, wrapping them up in the love of your stitches.

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    Bobble Pom Crochet Scarf

    Crochet Pom Scarf Pattern

    Melu Crochet / Etsy

    This colorful crochet scarf is worked side-to-side. The pom-pom fringe is crafted as you go. It is a unique way to make a scarf, and it is a fun scarf to wear.

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    Quick Mega Scarf

    Mega Scarf Crochet Pattern

    Justyna Srock / Ravelry 

    What if we told you that you could make an extra large crochet scarf in under two hours with no ends to weave in? That's what the designer promises with this mega scarf crochet pattern.

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    Animal Scarf

    Crochet Hrose Scarf Pattern

    Stepbystepatterns / Etsy

    A scarf doesn't have to be too serious. Inject a sense of humor into your wardrobe when you wear this crochet scarf designed to look like a horse!

    If horses aren't your thing, check out the designer's Etsy store for other animal scarf crochet patterns, including designs for a cow, a panda, and one that has a crochet cat on one end and a dog on the other.

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    Spider Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Spider Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

    Wiam's Crafts

    Hopefully, you aren't afraid of spiders because this scarf looks like it's crawling with them! This is the perfect crochet accessory for Halloween.