Free Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern – Learn the Corner to Corner technique!

Free Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern – Learn the Corner to Corner technique!
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This free easy crochet scarf pattern is designed to keep you cozy and stylish through the chilliest of days. But what makes this scarf truly special? It’s all about the technique – the Corner to Corner (C2C) method.

For those of you who haven’t tried C2C yet, you’re in for a treat. I am a big fan of this method.

This innovative technique creates a beautifully textured fabric that’s both simple to master and endlessly customizable. Plus, with this scarf pattern, there are no complicated color changes required (although you’re welcome to get creative if you fancy a splash of color!). It’s the perfect opportunity to dip your toes into the world of rectangles in the C2C technique, with a project that works up quickly and effortlessly.

But don’t worry if you’re new to C2C – I’ve got you covered! Alongside the free pattern, I’ve included a step-by-step video tutorial, tailored for both right and left-handed crocheters. So whether you’re a complete novice or a seasoned pro looking for a relaxing project, grab your hooks and yarn, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of corner to corner crochet together!

For my crochet scarf I used #5 weight yarn and a 6mm hook. But feel free to raid your stash and make one of these scarves in any yarn weight with an appropriate sized hook! It is super easy to adjust (check out the pattern notes).

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Inspiration behind the design

The inspiration behind this design stems from my deep-rooted love for the Corner to Corner (C2C) technique. There’s something incredibly captivating about the rhythm and simplicity of creating beautiful textures with just a few basic stitches. Personally, I find myself drawn back to C2C a few times each year, almost like revisiting an old friend. There’s a certain comfort in its familiarity, and I often find myself missing it when I haven’t indulged in it for a while.

With this free scarf pattern, I wanted to share that same sense of joy and satisfaction that I feel every time I pick up my hook and yarn to create in the C2C style. It’s a project that’s not only quick and mindless for those familiar with the technique but also serves as an excellent introduction for beginners. By keeping the design simple and omitting color changes, it allows crocheters to focus on mastering the basics before diving into more intricate patterns involving pictures and words.

This scarf holds a special place as it was specifically designed for the “From Us to You Donation Challenge Event.” Its unisex appeal and easy adaptability to individual size requirements make it a perfect project for contributing to charitable causes. Whether you’re making it for yourself or to spread warmth and comfort to others, this free crochet scarf pattern embodies the spirit of generosity and creativity that lies at the heart of the crochet community.

Construction of this free crochet scarf pattern

The construction of this design follows the unique and versatile technique of working on the bias, achieved through the Corner to Corner (C2C) method. It is worked flat. Starting from one bottom corner, crocheters increase stitches until reaching the desired width of the scarf.

Once the width is achieved, the size is maintained to create the length of the scarf before gradually decreasing stitches to form the final corner. Despite sounding complex, working on the bias with C2C is surprisingly straightforward and lends itself beautifully to creating rectangular pieces with minimal fuss.

In this particular design, there are no color changes, allowing the yarn itself to take center stage and showcase its unique texture and character. This simplicity not only streamlines the crocheting process but also emphasizes the beauty of the stitches, resulting in a scarf that’s as elegant as it is effortless.

The Yarn

For this particular scarf I used around 400 yards of Scarfie from Lionbrand. This yarn had been sitting in my stash begging to be used since my visit to the States last year. In fact I was with Kati from Hooked by Kati when I bought it – she is quite the enabler 😛

This yarn is so soft and squishy when you work it up – and the colour variations are beautiful. But I do have to say it does tend to bobble a little because it is fairly fuzzy yarn. But I don’t really mind that in this yarn as you can pick the lint off quite easily. And it makes for such a warm scarf!

But the great thing about this pattern is that you can literally use whatever yarns you have on hand and an appropriate sized hook. In my video linked below I used a mandala cake (3 weight (DK) yarn) and a 5mm hook. The world is your oyster with this one!

Get the PDF pattern!

You can find the ad-free PDF Pattern for this one in all of my shops:

**Please note if you are here for the From Us to You Event these shop buttons WILL NOT get you the free pdf download. Scroll to the next section and click the special event button.**

From Us to You Event:

From US to You Event:

As part of the From Us to You Event, between 27th-29th March 2024 you can get this free crochet scarf pattern as free pdf download.

All you need to do is click the button ‘download the free pdf pattern’ below to get your pdf! The download is at the bottom of the next page.

New to Corner to Corner?

I have a learn to corner to corner course that has helped a lot of crocheters to master the art of corner to corner. We go through it step by step from reading the patterns to how to do the stitch, increases and decreases to colour changes. I will show you how to work both squares and rectangles too. We even make a couple of free pattern projects together!

To go straight to the videos for the scarf in this course click the relevant link below. I have a right and a left handed version.

If you are looking for some beginner corner to corner patterns check out:

Bunny throw pillow – free pattern and part of the learn to corner to corner course!

Cactus throw pillow – free pattern on the blog

Kinship Afghan CAL – free patterns on the blog, but option to purchase the e-book.

Or search ‘corner to corner’ on my website and check out all of the corner to corner patterns I have for you!

Tester Appreciation:

I just love the versions that my testers created with this one too! I always get so excited when I see what they come up with and how the pattern looks in different colours and yarns. And it helps when your testers are so fabulous too. Check out these:

The specifics for this corner to corner scarf pattern:

Materials:

5 weight yarn (approx 400 yards) 
6mm hook
Stitch marker optional to denote which side you are reducing on
Scissors
Tapestry needle
Stitch Markers optional to mark first or last stitch of the row.

Gauge:

Not essential for this project! It is so easy to use any weight yarn and appropriate hook size and make this one to your own size specifications.

Sizing:

You can make this one to your own size specifications.

My scarf was 6.5” wide x 62” long

Abbreviations used:

  • CH(s) – chain(s)
    St(s) – Stitch(es)
    Rep – Repeat
  • Sk – skip
  • DC – double crochet
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sp – space
  • Sqs – squares
  • FO—fasten off
    YO—yarn over

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
– This pattern is made using C2C (corner to corner) crochet but without any colour changes. 
– You may substitute the yarn for any weight with a suitable sized hook – if using a larger weight you may want to reduce the number of increase rows. If using a smaller weight you will want to increase the number of increase rows to suit your needs.
– Each square in graph consists of ch 3 + 3 dc
– Construction starts at the bottom right corner of the scarf (or bottom left if you are left handed).
– For my written pattern the decrease starts on a WS row. However, if you are adjusting the width of your scarf it really does not matter whether you start to decrease on a wrong side or right side row.
– You may change colours if you would like to. Anything goes with this scarf!

The Easy Free Crochet Scarf Pattern:

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Part 1: Increase

Note: on this section each row will increase by 1 block/square. You will continue with this section until your scarf is as wide as your would like it.

Row 1 (WS): With A, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook and next 2 (1 sq. )

Row 2 (RS): Turn, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp (2 sqs). 

Row 3: Turn, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2, *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp; repeat from * across (3 sqs)

Rows 4-12: Repeat Row 3,

Note: number of squares will match row number.

Part 2: Decrease on 1 Side 

Note: it does not matter which side you decrease from for this pattern, but I would suggest that if you are new to corner to corner you use a stitch marker to denote which side you are decreasing from.

Note: Your block count will remain the same on each row for this section.

Row 13: Turn, ch 6, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 2, *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same; repeat from * across to last ch-3 sp, sl st in last ch-3 sp, turn (12 sqs). 

Note: You do not add 3 tr in last ch-3 space.  

Row 14: Sl st across top of 1st square to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same, *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp; repeat from * across, turn (12 sqs). 

Rows 15-104: (or until work is as long as desired) Repeat Rows 13-14. 

Part 3: Decrease on both sides 

Note: your block/square count will reduce by 1 per row for this section.

Row 105: Sl st across top of 1st square to ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same, *sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp; repeat from * across to last square, sl st in next ch-3 sp, Turn (decrease sq count by 1).

Rows 106-116: Repeat Row 105 until you have worked the last individual block / square on row 116. 

Fasten off, weave in all ends on WS.

Border  (optional)

Round 1: With Color A, sl st to any space between the tiles along the edge, *sc in the space between tiles, ch2*, repeat from * around. In each corner stitch (sc, ch2, sc). Sl st in the first sc of this round to join.

Row 2: With Color B, If you used more than one color.  Sc in first sc of round 1, *sc in ch 2 space, ch 3, sl st into first ch, sc in same ch 2 space, sc in next sc of round 1, repeat from * around and sl st into first st to join.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

You now have your crochet scarf pattern made!

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