Looking for an easy crochet scarf? Try this free pattern

Looking for an easy crochet scarf? Try this free pattern
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This easy crochet scarf pattern will work up super quickly, and it’s the perfect stash or scrap busting project! When my testers were making their scarves a few of them asked me what the stitch was called as they were unfamiliar with it but loved the look.

So out came my stitch dictionaries. After a couple of hours of falling down this particular rabbit hole, searching and googling I still hadn’t found out an official name for the combo. So it looks like I may have made a new one up!

But it is great to know that people are loving the texture it creates. And I am thrilled that it is a unisex texture!

I also love that you can use this as a mindless WIP until it is long enough. As you finish a project with the desired yarn weight (in my case #4 (aran)) you can use the leftovers to add more length to your scarf. This makes it the perfect easy crochet scarf pattern for donating and gifting. I think I may keep mine…

Inspiration behind this easy crochet scarf design

During 2022 I have had a goal to use all of my scraps and work from my stash as much as possible.

What can I say? We are almost through September and I have bought maybe 1/4 of the yarn I ordinarily would have during a year. I am also deliberately raiding my scrap buckets before looking for part or full skeins of a particular colour or yarn.

So, I can say so far so good!

Both of these versions were made using yarn from my scrap bucket. You can use any weight yarn you prefer with an appropriate sized hook. I choose #4 weight (aran) yarn and a 5mm hook for mine because I had an abundance of that in my scrap buckets.

It was actually a lot of fun going through the buckets and selecting the yarn colours. You really can go wild with your options.

As you can see I opted for one scarf that just used blacks and greys aimed more for the men, and one scarf using pinks with a little bit of white and burgundy colours thrown in for contrast.

Both scarves look fabulous!

The idea was that I randomly popped my hand in my WIP bag and grabbed another part used skein (or scrap ball as I call them). I then worked as much of that scrap ball as I could to create another section of the scarf. Admittedly, occasionally I would put my newly chosen scrap ball back in the bag and picked another if I selected the same colour.

The finished scarves were worth it.

Construction of the easy crochet scarf

This design is really simple. If you have tried my free Scrappy Scarf pattern, this one works in the same way! It just has a different stitch combination.

All you need is a scrap ball that, as a minimum, has enough yarn in it to work 3 rows. Each section starts and ends with a row of single crochets which creates the clean lines of each colour. So whether your scrap ball has enough yarn for 3 rows or 33 you can use it.

In fact, you could just use it all and skip the single crochet rows so the colours change more randomly throughout the scarf.

Who knew using your scraps could be as much fun? (And I genuinely did have fun with this one!)

The Yarn

I raided my #4 weight scrap bucket for this project. You can use any yarn you have available as long as it is the same weight and a similar thickness.

My grey scarf is mainly Paintbox Simply Aran yarn. The pink version has a mix of several brands: Stylecraft Special Aran, Paintbox Simply Aran, Women’s Institute Aran, and a little bit of Caron Simply Soft thrown in there.

Get the PDF pattern!

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

The pattern specifics:


·       Enough scrap yarn to make a scarf – it looks great using scraps of different colours!
·       For my grey version I used scraps of Paintbox simply aran from a previous C2C project.
·       5mm (or hook size appropriate to yarn weight you are using)
·       Stitch markers (optional)
·       Scissors
·       Tapestry needle


Not important for this project as you are using your scraps.
If you want to adjust the width of this scarf the stitch multiple is 2 +1


My scarf was approximately 9” wide by 45” long

Abbreviations used:

·       Ch(s)–chain(s)
·       St(s)–stitch(es)
·       rep–repeat
·       sk—skip
·       FSC – foundation single crochet
·       HDC – half double crochet
·       SC – single crochet
·       YO—yarn over
·       FO—fasten off 
·       [] – everything noted between these is worked into the same st

Other notes:

– Written in US terms. 
·       Ch1 stitches at the beginning do count as a st unless otherwise stated.
·       The stitch count is in parenthesis at the end of each row.
·       Note the first and last row of each colour block is a SC row. This gives the blocks a cleaner, crisper edge

The easy crochet scarf pattern:

** This is a free easy crochet scarf pattern on the blog. Please do not copy and paste any part of it or print this pattern out. Please bookmark this page and use the website to work up your pattern. This helps my small business greatly as it provides a little bit of ad revenue which will in turn will allow me to continue to create free content for you!**

Row 1 –           FSC 35 


CH 36, SC in second CH from hook and each CH across  (35)

Row 2 –           Turn, CH1, HDC in the first st, *sk the next st [SC, HDC] in the next st* 

Rep from * to * until you have 2 sts left, sk 1 st, SC in the last st. 

Row 3 –           Rep row 2 until you have approximately 21 inches of your scrap yarn left after 

completing a full row.

Row 4 –           Turn, CH1 (does not count as a st), SC in each st across.

Row 5 –           Grab your next part skein of yarn 

Attach your yarn to your work (in the last st you just made)

                        Repeat row 4

Row 6 –           Repeat row 2 until you have approximately 21 inches of your scrap yarn left after completing a full row.

Row 7 –           Repeat row 4

Row 8 –           Repeat rows 5 – 7 until your scarf is as long as desired!

FO and Sew in ends.


Don’t forget to tag me in your easy crochet scarf makes!


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