Men's Winter Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet Pattern for a Man's Classic Winter Scarf

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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

Fairly easy; this project is suitable for beginner crocheters who have learned the following stitches:

Pattern Notes

Most beginner crocheters have learned the slip stitch. However, you should know that this stitch is used across entire rows, not just as a here-and-there technique like we usually see. If you aren't familiar with the basic anatomy of stitches, you may find it hard to figure out where to place each of these stitches since the stitches are so short (shorter even than single crochet, which most people consider the shortest of stitches). You should get a little familiar with slip stitch in rows before proceeding with this scarf.

Required Materials

Here are the things that you need to complete this men's crochet scarf.

Yarn

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 the size listed below, or if you'd like to add fringe. Choose a yarn rated as 3 on the Craft Yarn Council's weight standard system.

 

Crochet hook

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

 

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 this suggested gauge.

Finished Size

This pattern is sized for adult men.

It measures 75 inches long; that's 6.25 feet or 6 feet 3 inches. It is approximately 5 inches wide. You can change the size by changing the length of your starting chain:

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

Although this pattern is a classic men's scarf design, it is certainly a unisex crochet pattern that many women would also love. You may wish to make it a smaller size for women unless you are seeking an oversized women's scarf pattern.

Abbreviations Used in This Pattern

The crochet abbreviations used in this pattern are the ones that are commonly used. Note that these are American crochet terms.

 

Men's Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern Instructions

Ch 301. You may wish to use stitch markers to mark off every ten or twenty or thirty stitches to help you keep count with such a long starting chain. Don't be too worried if you might be a few chains off; this is a flexible design and you don't need an exact count if you aren't excessively concerned that the exact length matches the intended length.

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:

By now, you might be able to see what the pattern for this crochet scarf is going to be: 3 rows of sl st followed by 1 row of sc st. NOTE: when working the first row after the single crochet, work in front loops only. So, here's what the next set of rows will look like:

Row 5: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st in FRONT LOOP ONLY of the sc from row below. (300 sl sts.)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sc. (300 sc sts.)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st in FRONT LOOP ONLY of the sc from row below. (300 sl sts.)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn. Work entire row in sl st. (300 sl sts.)

And so on ... 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.