Free Scarf Patterns for Crocheters

Looking for free scarf patterns? Enjoy these fantastic free patterns for crocheting scarves.

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    Man's Crocheted Scarf With Matching Hat
    Man's Crocheted Scarf With Matching Hat - Photo © Amy Solovay

    This classic scarf is a guy-friendly design that works well for cold-weather wear; if you crochet it in wool yarn or a similar fiber, it's perfect for use in late fall and dead-of-winter. There's a matching hat pattern as well.

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    Get the Free Crochet Pattern for This Infinity Scarf.
    Get the Free Crochet Pattern for This Infinity Scarf. Photos © Michael Solovay. All Rights Reserved.

    Not only is this scarf a fantastic fashion statement, it's also easy to crochet. An added bonus: it's warm, soft and luxurious as well. This infinity scarf has become a go-to staple, and if you make one of these, it would quickly become your new favorite cold-weather accessory.

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    Basic Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners
    Basic Crochet Scarf for Beginners -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This easy scarf is recommended for total beginners, or for anyone who wants a no-brainer project to work on. The scarf is a classic style in a unisex design; it's appropriate for fall and winter wear, and if you live in an area where spring days are likely to be chilly you'll get even more use out of it.

    If you haven't yet learned how to read a crochet pattern, please don't let that stop you from giving this pattern a try, as it's been written without using any abbreviations to make it clear to anyone who reads it.

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    Simple Crocheted Scarf
    Simple Crochet Scarf - Click here for pics of the scarf and matching accessories. Photo © M Solovay.

    If you're just getting started with learning how to crochet, this pattern is a good one to consider; you only need to know chain stitches and single crochet to create this simple textured scarf. This is a great pattern to consider even if you're an experienced crocheter because sometimes you just want to chill out with an easy, relaxing project -- and this definitely qualifies.

    This scarf is part of a matching set. You'll also find free crochet patterns for a beanie hat, a headband, and fingerless gloves; the coordinating patterns are all made using the same easy stitch combination, which is known as "moss stitch."

    This scarf measures about 4" wide. It's easy to vary the length; you can make your scarf as long or short as you want it to be by crocheting more rows until the scarf is the length you want.

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    Crochet Lace Scarf Pattern
    Crochet Lace Scarf Pattern - Photo © Amy Solovay

    This delicate, lacy scarf is perfect for dressing up tailored suits, summer dresses, and any other type of outfit that could benefit from a hint of thread crochet. It's a great layering piece for those transitional days in spring and fall when the air's a bit chilly, but not chilly enough for a heavy scarf.

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    Beginner's Jeweled Crochet Neck Warmer AKA Jeweled Scarflette
    Beginner's Jeweled Crochet Neck Warmer AKA Jeweled Scarflette -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    If you're looking for a fast, easy, beginner-friendly, gift-worthy, no-brainer project, this pretty neck warmer is a good pattern to consider. This design is made using double crochet stitch. The pattern is written out without any abbreviations, making it easy for total beginners to understand.

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    Holiday Scarves
    Holiday Scarves - Photo © 2011 Amy Solovay

    These scarves look fancy, don't you think? But they're actually quick and easy to crochet, thanks to easy stitches plus a lovely textured chunky-weight yarn. There are several different versions of this pattern available:

    • Christmas crochet scarf pattern
    • Valentine crochet scarf pattern
    • Fourth of July crochet scarf pattern

    Feel free to adapt this design to come up with your own variations as well. This pattern is easy to recolor, and the yarn used -- Sprout organic cotton by Classic Elite -- comes in a delightful color palette.

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    Easy Thick and Thin Crochet Scarf
    Easy Thick and Thin Crochet Scarf -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This scarf is worked completely in single crochet stitch; the interesting contrasts in texture are created because you crochet the design using two different yarn weights.

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    Lacy Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Scarf
    Lacy Treble Crochet Shell Stitch Scarf -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This stitch pattern incorporates treble crochet plus chain stitch and half double crochet. It makes full use of the treble crochet's height, yet the trebles don't look spindly, gangly, or awkward as they do when worked in plain rows.

    This scarf utilizes the lacy treble shell stitch mirror-imaged to create a perfectly symmetrical design.

    As pictured, the scarf is crocheted using three colors of yarn. If you'd rather not mess around with color changes and weaving in bunches of loose ends, you can ignore the color changes and work the scarf in a single solid color.

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    Two photos of a lacy striped crocheted scarf.
    Lacy Striped Crochet Scarf Pattern -- Photo © M. Solovay

    This pretty scarf is made using Lion Brand Nature's Choice organic cotton yarn. This scarf is perfect for wearing on those unpredictable days in spring and fall when you never know what the weather is going to do.

    You'll use lacy interrupted V-stitch to crochet this scarf.

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    Easy Crochet Mesh Scarf
    Easy Crochet Mesh Scarf -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    This mesh scarf is a timeless classic design; it is chic, simple and pretty. It's also an easy, beginner-friendly crochet project requiring only double crochet and chain stitches.

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    Easy Crocheted Grid Lace Scarf
    Easy Crocheted Grid Lace Scarf -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This delightful scarf is lacy without being overly "froofroo." The lace is made using beginner-friendly stitches, making for an accessible first crochet project.

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    The Non-Leaning Version of the Grid Lace Crochet Scarf
    The Non-Leaning Version of the Grid Lace Crochet Scarf -- Photo © Amy Solovay

    The grid lace scarf was reworked to create a version that does not lean so much to one side. There are other differences too; this version is a bit weightier and not quite as lacy as the first version.

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    Grid Lace Scarf Crocheted in Red and Green Yarn
    Grid Lace Scarf Crocheted in Red and Green Yarn -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    I found the grid lace pattern so interesting to work on that I tried a third version of the scarf as well. This version features two different colors alternating in a lacy striped pattern.

    This design could easily be worn in fall and throughout the winter holiday season. If you'd like to crochet scarves as Christmas gifts, this pattern is a good one to consider.

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    Beginner-Friendly Vertical Mesh Scarf
    Beginner-Friendly Vertical Mesh Scarf -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    This soft, drapey scarf is easy enough to be a beginner's first crochet project; give it a go when you have the chance, and you'll end up with a beautiful scarf like this one.

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    Women's Scarf Crocheted Using Lion Brand Fancy Fur Eyelash Yarn
    Fancy Fur Scarf -- Photo © M. Solovay

    Crochet this trendy women's scarf in either Lion Brand Fancy Fur yarn​ or the super-bulky eyelash yarn of your choice. The scarf works up quickly. It is crocheted using a V-stitch in brick repeat.

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    Checkered Crochet Scarf
    Checkered Crochet Scarf -- Photo © Michael Solovay

    There are two similar designs for checkered eyelash scarves. The one pictured at left features solid yarn alternated with eyelash yarn for maximum contrast between the checkers.

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    Checkered Scarf Crocheted Using Eyelash Yarn
    Photo © Michael Solovay

    This version of the checkered scarf is really touchable, soft and "furry," making it a fun project to make and wear.

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    Close-Up Photo of the Fun Fur Eyelash Yarn Scarf.
    Fun Fur Scarf -- Photo © M. Solovay

    Here's a soft, stylish scarf for you to crochet. The sample scarf is crocheted using Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn, but you can make it in the bulky eyelash yarn of your choice. This scarf works up quickly using single crochet stitch.

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    Lace Cowl-Style Scarf
    Lace Cowl-Style Scarf -- Photo © Erica Jackofsky

    Cowls are all the rage right now, and it's no wonder; they're fast projects that don't use a lot of yarn. This gorgeous crocheted cowl is a one-skein pattern that offers you the perfect opportunity to try out a luscious luxury yarn.

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    Charity Granny Scarf by Anastacia Knits Designs
    Charity Granny Scarf -- This Scarf Pattern Is by Anastacia Knits Designs; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    To crochet this granny scarf, you'll need worsted weight yarn and a size H crochet hook.

    This pattern is made available to you for free compliments of Anastacia Zittel at Anastacia Knits Designs. Anastacia is a prolific pattern designer and also a prolific crocheter; she makes many crochet patterns available for free and for sale.

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    Shells and Chains Crochet Scarf Pattern by Anastacia Knits Designs
    Shells and Chains Scarf -- Scarf Pattern Is by Anastacia Knits Designs; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    This colorful shells and chains scarf is another design by Anastacia Zittel at Anastacia Knits. Anastacia used a variegated sock yarn to achieve this eye-catching look.

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    "Forget the Scarf," a Crocheted Scarf by Anastacia Knits Designs
    Scarf Pattern Design by Anastacia Knits Designs; Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    Here's another fab textured crochet scarf design by Anastacia.

    In case you're scratching your head wondering what that name means, Anastacia also has a free pattern for a matching pair of fingerless gloves called "forget the fingers," ​so she went with the same theme when naming the scarf.

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    So Easy It's Sinful Scarf Crocheted in V-Stitch
    So Easy It's Sinful Scarf Crocheted in V-Stitch -- Design and Photo © Anastacia Zittel

    This scarf is crocheted in worsted weight yarn using easy v stitches. This scarf is part of a coordinating set; the set includes a shawl, fingerless gloves, cowl, and hat. Both the scarf and the hat are available as free patterns.