Samantha’s Hope – Free Unisex Scarf pattern

Samantha’s Hope – Free Unisex Scarf pattern
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My design for the Samantha’s Hope unisex scarf pattern has been a long time coming!

It has been almost exactly 2 years since I released my unisex Samantha’s Hope beanie in the Crochet Cancer Challenge 2019. At the time I released a matching cowl too. I knew then that I wanted to finish the set with a unisex scarf, but other things took priority. It is scary how quickly time flies when you get older.

I knew when Agat asked me to be part of the Shades of Autumn event it was the perfect opportunity to get the scarf designed. I think it finishes the Samantha’s Hope collection nicely.

My model for this was Paul. He comes across as quiet but once you get to know him he is a bit of a clown! Just look at what I had to work with LOL. He is sporting the matching Samantha’s Hope beanie in these pictures too.

Why chose a female name for a unisex pattern?

The Samantha’s Hope beanie and cowl were originally designed to be part of the 2019 Crochet Cancer Challenge. We wanted to highlight Colon Cancer specifically as that is the cancer that both Sara and her father have had to struggle with. You can read more about their story here.

The hat we submitted for the challenge was a great unisex hat made with #5 weight yarn (chunky here in the UK) so it works up quickly. What do you think of it?

When it came to naming this pattern I looked for inspiration from the famous people who had struggled with Colon Cancer. The one that struck me the most was Samantha Montgomery. She was the witched in the series BeWitched. From getting checked and diagnosed she only lived for 13 weeks. So this pattern became the Samantha’s Hope beanie.

I have recently made this one a free pattern on the blog. You can find it here.

The Samantha’s Hope Scarf

I had made the unisex hat and the cowl which females would like. Now I had the perfect opportunity to make the unisex scarf. I think it finishes off the collection rather well as you can make a set for her and a matching set for him. It is surprising how few patterns there out there that are suitable for men as well.

This set also makes an ideal pattern to have in your library for the donation boxes because they are unisex. As they use #5 weight yarn they work up quite quickly too.

PDF Links

If you would prefer the inexpensive PDF pattern for the scarf you can find it in all of our shops:

Pattern Specifics:

The Samantha’s Hope Scarf is worked in long rows.


  • #5 weight yarn (chunky). I used 350 yards of Stylecraft Special Chunky (2.5 skeins)
  • 5mm hook (you can use a 6mm or 6.5mm instead)
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends
  • Tape measure
  • Stitch marker (optional)


Not important but my gauge was 12 HDC x 12 rows in 4” x 4” square.


I used a 5.5mm hook for a warmer scarf. My scarf measures 7.5” x 80”

If you want more drape in your scarf you can use a bigger hook, but your scarf may be slightly larger as a result – that is fine!


  • CH(s)–chain(s)
  • FHDC – Foundation half double crochet
  • ST(s)–stitch(es)
  • rep–repeat
  • DC–double crochet
  • HDC–half-double crochet
  • SC–single crochet
  • sk—skip
  • BLO – back loop only

This pattern is written in US terms

It is not reversible

CH’s at the start of the row do not count as a st unless specifically stated otherwise.

Want to try the Foundation Half Double Crochet to start this one?

We did have the chain count in the pattern too, but if you want to try the FHDC we do have some YouTube tutorials. These take you through all of the foundation stitches.

Right handed version

Left handed version

The Pattern:

FHDC 241,  or CH 243 and HDC in second ch from hook and each ch across

Row 2             Working in the third loop only on this round …

CH1 (does not count as a st), turn, HDC in each st around.

Row 3             CH1, turn, sc in first ST and each ST across.

Row 4             Turn, CH1 (counts as a sc), 2DC in same st, *sk2, (SC, 2DC) in next st*

Repeat between * and * across.

Row 5             CH1 (not a st), turn,  HDC in each st across.

Row 6             Working in the third loop only on this round …

CH1 (does not count as a st), turn, HDC in each st across.

Rows 7-16       CH1, turn, HDC in each st across.

Rows 17-20     Repeat rounds 3-6

FO and weave in ends!

And there you have it! The Samantha’s Hope Unisex Scarf pattern. Do remember to take me on IG. You can find me here.

Happy crocheting!

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