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How to Crochet a Scarf

A crochet scarf project made with Lion Brand Ferris Wheel Yarn

I just recently went through all of my crochet hats and scarves and donated them to a local group for the homeless. So, it’s a good time to make more and show you how to crochet a scarf in the process with this FREE crochet scarf pattern.

Not that that’s why I make them exclusively, but when you have so many crochet projects stashed around your house it just makes sense to pass it on to someone that needs it, rather than hording it like we all do sometimes …right?

Any who, since I’ve made so much room in the crochet storage (which is anywhere and everywhere I can fit it), it seemed like a good time to start building up the crochet scarf pattern collection again. Then I’ll be ready to donate them all over again in a year!

In all seriousness, this how to crochet a scarf pattern is another one of those quick work up projects. It’s perfect for gifting, stocking your craft fair booth or giving away to those in need. So, on with the show. Enjoy!

This crochet scarf pattern is available for purchase in a printable/PDF/ad free format, just visit my Etsy, Ravelry or Lovecrafts stores.


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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = st(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • sp = space
  • ” = inches

Notes :

Yarn needed : 670 yards

Gauge : 20 st (sc & ch) X 16.5 rows = 4″

Measurements : 10″ tall X 63.51″ long

Here’s the free scarf pattern

Row 1 : ch 52, 1 sc into second ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc into next ch* rep from *TO* across.

Row 2 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, 1 sc into ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp* rep from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 sc into last st.

Row 3 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, *ch 1, 1 sc into ch 1 sp* rep from *TO* until you have 2 st left, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into last st.

rep row 2 and 3 until you have a total of 262 rows. The end of row 262, cut the yarn and weave all the ends.

*If you want a shorter scarf, just make less rows. If you want a longer scarf, just keep adding more rows. Simple!

Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy crocheting:)

this finished product of this how to crochet a scarf tutorial

That’s it, if you made it this far, you must have a beautiful crochet scarf in your hands! I hope you had fun with with this how to crochet a scarf tutorial.

If you’re looking for similar projects that don’t require any size adjustments and what not, check some of these out below.

1.) Easy Crochet Cowl 2.) Crochet Beach Bag 3.) Crochet Phone Pouch

Till next time,

Happy crocheting!💖✌🧶