Crochet Scarf Patterns

This Page Is Dedicated to Free Crochet Scarf Patterns, Plus a Selection of Truly Outstanding Crochet Scarf Patterns That Are Worth Buying.


Scarves are popular knitting and crochet projects. They’re useful accessories that work well with just about anyone’s wardrobe, and you can use them to accessorize many different outfits. Scarves give you an easy way to change your look, not to mention an easy way to keep warm.


You don’t need a pattern to crochet a scarf, but having a pattern sure does make the process easier. We hope you’ll enjoy browsing all these fantastic crochet scarf patterns, presented below:

Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

If you’d like to crochet a scarf, here are some fabulous patterns to try.

Easy, Basic Single Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Easy, Basic Unisex Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners, Worked in Single Crochet Stitch. -- Free Pattern

Easy, Basic Unisex Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners, Worked in Single Crochet Stitch. — Free Pattern

Easy Grid Lace Scarf Pattern (Version 1)

Grid Lace Crochet Scarf Pattern

Grid Lace Crochet Scarf Pattern


This easy scarf is a fantastic project for new crocheters — and it’s also great for crocheters of any expertise level who just want to kick back and chill with an easy project to work on.


There are 3 different versions of this scarf. The version you see pictured above was the first one I tried. I LOVE the stitch pattern, but it leans quite a bit to one side. So I thought I’d try a second version that fixes the leaning. Here it is:

Easy Grid Lace Scarf Pattern (Non-Leaning Version — Version #2)

The Non-Leaning Version of the Grid Lace Crochet Scarf

The Non-Leaning Version of the Grid Lace Crochet Scarf


While I do like this version too, I was surprised to find that I liked the first one better. But I decided to publish both of them because I figure there are going to be people who are annoyed by the leaning.


You can CLICK HERE to find both of these grid lace crochet scarf patterns.

Grid Lace Christmas Scarf Pattern (Version 3)

Then I decided to try a two-color version:


Grid Lace Christmas Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern

Grid Lace Christmas Scarf: Free Crochet Pattern by Amy Solovay


I chose to use red and green as my two colors, thus making it a Christmas scarf. But of course, you don’t have to make yours in Christmas colors if you prefer to make yours more of an everyday design. It could be more practical to just choose a couple of colors that match your favorite jacket, so you can wear it every day during the chilly fall and winter months of the year.

Holiday Scarves to Crochet

Simple color changes determine which holiday to make each scarf for. The red, green and white scarf is ideal for Christmas; the red, pink and white scarf is lovely for Valentine's Day; and the red, white and blue scarf is ideal for patriotic holidays such as Fourth of July.

Simple color changes determine which holiday to make each scarf for. The red, green and white scarf is ideal for Christmas; the red, pink and white scarf is lovely for Valentine’s Day; and the red, white and blue scarf is ideal for patriotic holidays such as Fourth of July.

Get the free scarf patterns:

Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf

Close-Up Picture Showing the Crochet Stitches on the Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf

Close-Up Picture Showing the Crochet Stitches on the Rainbow Tapestry Crochet Scarf

You crochet this colorful rainbow scarf using the tapestry crochet technique; then you add an abundance of fringe to complete the look. Click here to get the free crochet scarf pattern here on our website.

Easy, Beginner-Friendly Vertical Crochet Mesh Scarf

Beginner's Free Crochet Mesh Scarf Pattern Worked Vertically

Beginner’s Free Crochet Mesh Scarf Pattern Worked Vertically


You crochet this drapey, stretchy scarf using the worsted weight yarn of your choice. The pattern is simple enough that it could be your very first crochet project if you like. It’s easy to adjust the length of this scarf.

Beginner’s Easy Crochet Neck Scarf Pattern

Easy Crochet Neck Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Easy Crochet Neck Scarf Pattern for Beginners


This short but sweet jeweled neck scarf doesn’t have any buttons on it, but it was inspired by a stroll through the button aisle at my local JoAnn craft store. I was delighted by a two-part jeweled closure I found there among the buttons. I thought the closure looked like jewelry, with its subtly sparkly faux gems, but it could have been used in so many different ways. I had a hard time deciding what to make, but decided in the end to go with this neck warmer.

I would also love to try turning this type of closure into actual jewelry, like maybe a beaded crochet necklace with little pearls…

I’m pretty happy with how the neck warmer turned out. For one thing, crochet projects don’t get much simpler than this one is; it’s made using basic stitches and is easy enough for a total beginner who’s never crocheted before.

Also, I love the cheerful red color. I’ll be excited to wear it with my black wool winter coat; my mostly-black wardrobe could use a jolt of color, and this feminine design is just the sort of accent piece that it needs. Of course, if you’d like to crochet one of these neck warmers, please feel free to make it in a different color if you prefer. I’ve included the free crochet pattern on our website, and I invite you to give it a try if you’d like.

These make quick gifts; you could make one for each of the ladies on your winter birthday or holiday gift list.

Quick, Easy Jumbo Crochet Cowl

Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

Crochet this quick, easy crochet cowl using Jumbo weight yarn, a large crochet hook and our free crochet cowl pattern.

See Also: Crochet Cowl Patterns

Scarf Patterns Worth Buying

If the free scarf patterns above aren’t quite what you’re looking for — or if you simply want to buy a lovely new pattern book that gives you multiple options for outstanding scarves to make — check out the following pattern books:

Noggins and Necks

Crochet Scarf and Hat Patterns From the Book Noggins and Necks by Bonnie Barker, Published by Leisure Arts

Crochet Scarf and Hat Patterns From the Book Noggins and Necks by Bonnie Barker, Published by Leisure Arts


If you’d like to try crocheting four different aran style hat and scarf sets, this pattern book will be an excellent purchase for you. Click the photo of the book’s back cover (above) to find more information about these patterns.

Crochet Cowls

Crochet Cowls: 15 Bold and Beautiful Scarf Designs by Sharon Silverman, Published by Stackpole Books

Crochet Cowls: 15 Bold and Beautiful Scarf Designs by Sharon Silverman, Published by Stackpole Books


If you want to crochet bunches of different infinity scarves, circle scarves and cowls that wrap around the neck, this is the crochet pattern book for you. Clicking the photo of the book’s cover (above) will take you to a detailed book review plus links to online retailers where you can buy the book.


See Also: Our Picks for the Best Crochet Scarf Pattern Books


So there you have it: Our roundup of fantastic scarf patterns to crochet and knit. We hope you found some wonderful new scarf patterns to add to your pattern stash.

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Posted By: Amy Solovay

This page was last updated on 11-9-2021.