Simple Crochet Scarf Free Pattern

An easy design to use for making your first scarf!

A Set of Simple Crocheted Accessories -- Hat, Scarf, Headband and Fingerless Gloves
A Set of Simple Crocheted Accessories -- Hat, Scarf, Headband and Fingerless Gloves. A Set of Simple Crocheted Accessories- Hat, Scarf, Headband & Fingerless Gloves. Photo © Amy Solovay

This simple crochet hat is designed to be so easy that even a beginner can work it. It uses only two different crochet stitches - the chain stitch (which is what everyone learns first) and the single crochet stitch. It is a terrific unisex design that can be worked in a range of different colors and sizes; it's great for gifting to everyone that you know!

Crochet Skill Level

Easy - even a beginner can do it!

Materias Required:

  • Worsted Weight Yarn: The sample scarf was crocheted using Red Heart Super Saver yarn, a very easy-to-find and affordable choice. Feel free to substitute another wool, acrylic or novelty yarn in the same general weight, but only if you are able to achieve the correct gauge with that yarn.
  • Crochet Hook: This crochet pattern is written for a size K crochet hook. This is a great size since it works up really quickly on such a big hook. You can adjust your hook size as needed to achieve the correct project gauge.
  • Tapestry Needle: You'll need this when it is time to weave in your ends after you have finished crocheting the hat.

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • ch-1 sp = chain-1 space, the space formed when you crocheted a chain stitch in the previous row
  • rep = repeat
  • sc = single crochet
  • st = stitch

Pattern Notes:

  • The brackets [] denote a set of instructions to be repeated.
  • If you have difficulty locating your ch-1 spaces, try carefully poking your finger at the row of stitches from back to front.

    Scarf Crochet Instructions:

    Ch 15.

    Row 1: Place a marker in the first ch from your hook. sc in 3rd ch from hook. [ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch.] Rep sequence in brackets 5 more times across the row. Ch 1, turn.

    Row 2: [sc in the next ch-1 sp, ch 1.] Rep the sequence in brackets 5 more times across the row.

    At the end of the row, work a sc st into the st where you placed the marker; you can remove the marker before working the stitch. Ch 1, turn.

    Rows 3 and Up: The rest of the rows are all exactly the same as row 2, with one minor difference: at the end of the row you'll work your last sc st into the turning chain of the previous row. Rep this row until the scarf is as long as you want it to be.

    Finishing the Scarf

    End off, leaving enough yarn for you to weave in your ends. Thread your tapestry needle using this end of yarn and weave it into the work so that it cannot be seen. Repeat with any other loose ends you may have hanging around. Block if desired; if you used synthetic yarn, there is no need to block.

    Be sure to check out our free patterns for the other accessories in this set! There are free patterns for a beanie, a headband,and a pair of simple fingerless gloves all using the same crochet stitch pattern.