Free Men's Scarf Crochet Pattern

How to Crochet a Men's Scarf
Mollie Johanson

Want to crochet a classic winter scarf for a special guy? This free crochet pattern resembles rib knit, but it's not knitted; it's crocheted. This scarf is part of a matched set which also includes a winter hat. Of course, this scarf isn't only for men. It makes a great gift for anyone!

Crochet Skill Level

Beginner to advanced beginner level, this project is suitable for crocheters who are comfortable with the following stitches:

Pattern Notes

Most beginner crocheters learn the slip stitch early on. However, for this pattern, you will work slip stitch across entire rows, not as a here-and-there technique like you may usually see. If you aren't familiar with the basic anatomy of stitches, you may find it hard to figure out where to place each of these stitches since the stitches are so short. You should get a little familiar with slip stitch in rows before proceeding with this scarf.

Required Materials

Here are the things that you need to complete this men's crochet scarf.


200g of DK/light worsted weight wool yarn

The sample uses Knit Picks Swish DK in Lost Lake Heather.

Crochet hook

Size K/6.5 mm

Adjust if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Yarn and Crochet Hook for Men's Scarf
Mollie Johanson

Gauge ​

16 stitches and 28 rows = 4in/10cm in pattern

Row gauge is not vital, but it will make a difference in how much yarn you use. If the exact size of the finished scarf is important to you, be sure to crochet a gauge swatch and match this suggested gauge.

Finished Size

Approximately 75 inches long and 5 inches wide. You can change the size by changing the length of your starting chain. You can also easily adjust the width by working more or fewer rows.


  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st = stitch

Note: All instructions use US crochet terms.

Men's Winter Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions

Ch 301.

Note: You may want to use stitch markers to mark off every 25 stitches to help you keep count with such a long starting chain. Don't be too worried if you're a few chains off; this is a flexible design and you don't need an exact count if you aren't concerned that the exact length matches the intended length.

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across the row. (300 sl sts.)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sc. (300 sc sts.)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st in FRONT LOOP ONLY of the sc from row below. (300 sl sts.)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sc. (300 sc sts.)

Repeat rows 5-8 until your scarf reaches the desired size. To make sure your scarf has a balanced appearance, be sure to end with 3 sl st rows.

Crochet the SC and Slip Stitch Pattern
Mollie Johanson

Finishing the Scarf

End off and weave in ends. Block if desired.

Want to add an extra finishing touch?

  • Add fringe in matching yarn or a coordinating color.
  • Attach some crocheted snowflakes for a fun snowy look.
  • Instead of a fringe at the ends, work shell stitch for a scarf that any little girl would love!
Free Men's Scarf Crochet Pattern
Mollie Johanson