Men's Winter Scarf -- Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern for a Man's Classic Winter Scarf in Wool Yarn

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If you would like to crochet a winter scarf for a special guy, this free crochet pattern may be just what you need. The scarf is a classic style. The stitch used resembles a rib knit, but it's not knitted; it's crocheted.

This scarf is part of a matched set which also includes a winter hat.

Crochet Skill Level: Very easy.

This project is suitable for crocheters who have learned the following stitches:



You'll need a minimum of 6.5 oz. of DK / light worsted weight wool yarn; more if you'd like to make the scarf longer or wider than my sample, or if you'd like to add fringe. Choose a yarn rated as 3 on the Craft Yarn Council's weight standard system. My sample scarf is crocheted with a two-ply yarn similar to Ashford's Tekapo yarn. You can substitute any similar yarn.

Crochet Hook

Size K / 6.5 mm; adjust if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.


Tapestry needle

Gauge ​

4 sts = 1 inch; row gauge is not important.

If the exact size of the finished scarf is important to you, be sure to crochet a gauge swatch and match my gauge as closely as possible.

Finished Size

This pattern is sized for adult men.

My sample scarf measures 75 inches long (That's 6.25 feet or 6 feet 3 inches) and approximately 5 inches wide.

  • If you'd like to make your scarf longer than the sample, increase the number of chain stitches in your starting chain.
  • To make your scarf shorter, decrease the number of chains in your starting chain.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

Classic Menswear Stitch Instructions

If you'd like more information about the crochet stitches used in this pattern, take a look at the classic menswear stitch instructions.

Scarf Instructions

Ch 301.

Row 1: Sl st in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across the row. (300 sl sts.)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sc. (300 sc sts.)

Rows 5 and Up: The pattern repeats from here on - 3 rows of sl st followed by 1 row of sc st - with the following minor change: row 5 will be a sl st row; work your sl sts into the front loops of the sc sts in the previous row.

Continue working in pattern repeat until your scarf is the desired size. To make sure your scarf has a balanced appearance, be sure to end with 3 sl st rows.

Finishing the Scarf

End off. Weave in ends. Block if desired.

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