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Free and Easy Crochet Scarf Patterns for Beginners

Updated on February 9, 2018
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I love to share my favorite patterns on the web for people out there who like making things as much as I do!

Purple Scarf

Crochet a Scarf with Free and Easy Patterns for the Beginner

A scarf is quick and easy to crochet, making it a perfect first project for the beginner. Here is a collection of the best scarf crochet patterns online with top crocheter ratings. All are free. All are labeled as "easy."

Many of the patterns are courtesy of the Lion Brand website. You will need to register to have access to their patterns, but registration is free and they will not spam your inbox.

Photo by Aine D

Trail of Blossoms

Trail of Blossoms Scarf
Trail of Blossoms Scarf

Trail of Blossoms

#1 Free and Easy Scarf Crochet Pattern for the Beginner

This free pattern requires 2-6 hours to crochet. It's easy to see where it gets it's name as the scarf has a lacy, blossom appearance.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

* Vanna's Choice Yarn: Black

* Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5

* Yarn Needle

Free Trail of Blossoms Scarf Crochet Pattern

Flowers on Lattice Scarf

Free and Easy Scarf Pattern for Beginners
Free and Easy Scarf Pattern for Beginners

Flowers on Lattice Scarf

#2 Free and Easy Scarf Crochet Pattern

This free pattern requires at least a day to crochet. The scarf itself is done with the single crochet stitch and a large hook, creating a light airy scarf. The flowers are made using the double crochet stitch.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*2 crochet hooks Size H-8 and Size P-15

*Cotton Ease Yarn in Cactus and Lemon Drop

*Yarn Needle

Free Flowers on Lattice Scarf Crochet Pattern

Ruffle Scarf

Free and Easy Ruffle Scarf Pattern
Free and Easy Ruffle Scarf Pattern

Ruffle Scarf Pattern

#3 Free and Easy Scarf Pattern for the Beginner

This ruffle scarf features the double crochet stitch, occaisionally increasing (or double crocheting in the same stitch again) to create the ruffle effect on the edges. This is a trendy scarf that is sure to please that special someone on your Christmas list.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5

*Homespun yarn in the color Fiesta

*Yarn Needle

Free Ruffle Scarf Crochet Pattern

Two for the Road Scarf

Two for the Road Scarf
Two for the Road Scarf

Two for the Road Scarf

#4 Free and Easy Scarf Pattern

This scarf is for the advancing beginner. It is a stitch sampler scarf. You can display the your talent by featuring them all. It requires single and half double crochet stitches used in a variety of ways to create the seed, ladder, grit and lacy stitches.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Vanna's Choice Yarn in Dusty Blue

*Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5

*Yarn Needle

Free Two for the Road Crochet Scarf Pattern

Granny Square Scarf - #5 Free and Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Granny Square Scarf

If you love granny squares like I do, you'll love this scarf. Use fun, bright tones for a young girl, earth tones, or your favorite solid colors to match your winter coat. The granny square scarf is full of color and style.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

*Vanna's Choice Yarn in a Variety of Colors (or scraps of worsted weight yarn that you have on hand)

*Crochet Hook

*Yarn Needle

To make a granny square scarf, you simply crochet granny squares and stitch them together with a yarn needle, lining up the outer edges as you sew. If you can crochet a granny square, then you can easily make this scarf. If you can't crochet granny squares, see my tutorial link below describing how to make granny squares here on HubPages.

How to Make Granny Squares

If you want more instruction on all the ways that you can sew granny squares together... yes there is more than one way... you can find the instructions on my blog.

How to Join Granny Squares

Blueberry Pie Scarf - #6 Free and Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern

Blueberry Pie Scarf

Jennifer Dickerson, from the Fiber Flux blog, calls this the "Blueberry Pie Scarf." Aptly named for it's blue and purple hues. The yarn used to create these hues is Lion Brand "Tweed Stripes." The Blueberry scarf is easy for beginners because it requires only 2 stitches, the chain and double crochet. The lacy look is achieved by skipping every other stitch as you crochet.

Skill Level: Beginner

You will need:

* 1 skein Lion Brand "Tweed Stripes" (2 skeins for a scarf longer than 60 in.)

* Crochet Hook (Size K)

* Yarn Needle (for weaving in the ends)

Blueberry Pie Scarf Pattern

Easy Striped Scarf

This free pattern requires about a day for a beginner to crochet. To begin the scarf chain 150. Single crochet the full length of the scarf, changing the color of yarn after each row. This makes long stripes. Use masculine colors for a man's scarf, or create feminine stripes for your favorite gal.

Skill Level: Easy

You will need:

* DK Yarn: Several Colors

* Crochet Hook - Size I - 5.5 mm

* Yarn Needle

Easy Striped Scarf

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Neck Warmer by Lisa Auch


Neck Warmer Pattern

This is a pretty little scarf, or neck warmer, designed by Lisa Auch. She has a variety of beautiful scarves on her website, so be sure to browse around while you're there.

Neck Warmer

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      5 years ago

      I'm looking for the purple scarf pattern. Where can I find it???

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      6 years ago

      Anyone knows where to find the pattern for the purple scarf at the very top of the page? Thanks

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      Merry Citarella 

      6 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Thanks for the patterns. Learning to crochet is on my 2014 list!

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      6 years ago

      Nice patterns. I'll try some of them.

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      Lisa Auch 

      7 years ago from Scotland

      Love these easy crochet scarf patterns!

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      Myreda Johnson 

      7 years ago from Ohio USA

      Cute patterns with good variety. Nice lens.

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      8 years ago

      I am new to crocheting and can't wait to try out these scarf patterns. Lovely lens and thanks for sharing!

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      8 years ago

      I like crocheting scarves with eye-lash yarn

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      8 years ago

      Nice lens.

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      Laraine Sims 

      8 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      Congratulations on the Purple Star. I've never visited the Lion Brand website. I love knitting but crocheting is a nice change.

      Angel blessed.

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      8 years ago

      looks like fun ... I'll have to try making one

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      8 years ago

      Oh, my sister will love these....keep up the good work!

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      8 years ago

      Congrats on the purple star. Great lens! :)

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      8 years ago

      Scarves are fun to crochet. Thanks for sharing. Take Care :)

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      9 years ago

      Your Flowers on Lattice Scarf is adorable. I don't crochet but I enjoy looking!

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      Pam Irie 

      9 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I've been wanting to crochet scarves for charity this year. It's too warm here year round, but I'm sure those in cold climates would appreciate a crocheted scarf. Good variety of patterns!


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