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:
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.
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.
Size K / 6.5 mm
Adjust if necessary to obtain the correct 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.
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.
Note: All instructions use US crochet terms.
Men's Winter Scarf Crochet Pattern Instructions
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.
Finishing the Scarf
End off and weave in ends. Block if desired.
Want to add an extra finishing touch?