45+ Free Scarf Patterns: {Knitting}

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Buncha great patterns in this lot, I’ve included a few handsome men’s scarves at the bottom. There are some very, very talented people on the web that freely share with everyone, lucky us! The cowls and neck warmers have been moved to their own page here. Enjoy!

yarn.com

yarn.com

Louisa Harding Cosima: Approx size 16 cm (6 1/4″) wide x 80 cm (31 1/2″) long, via pdf download.

Malabrigo Waffles: Made with worsted-weight yarn (approximately 1.5 skeins) and finished size measures 7.5″ wide by 65″ long (after steam blocking).

yarndreams.blogspot.ca

yarndreams.blogspot.ca

knucklesalad.com

knucklesalad.com

Braided: Each of the braided strands is formed by a long stockinette rectangle that curls nicely for braiding.

Easy Leaves: Has a wavy edge that when blocking it out into points, has an effect as if you had put a border around the edge.

krazyawesome.com

krazyawesome.com

classiceliteyarns.com

classiceliteyarns.com

Reversible Rose: Four row rib with ruffled edge. Finished size measures 6″ wide and 38″ long (blocked).

Reversible Cable: Finished size measures 4″ wide by 50″ long and works up quickly.

beautifulyarn.com

beautifulyarn.com

hollyklein.blogspot.ca

hollyklein.blogspot.ca

Dragon Scale Keyhole: Made of worsted/Abran weight yarn, it works up quickly, and all you need to know is how to knit, purl, cast on and bind off.

Peacock: A lacy stitch that’s easier than it appears.

pipersgirls.wordpress.com

pipersgirls.wordpress.com

cherrymenlove.com

cherrymenlove.com

Snowfall: It’s warm, long and soft but at the same time chunky.

Reversible Cable: Made with 2 skeins of worsted weight yarn. Features moss stitch border at ends.

jillsknit.blogspot.ca

jillsknit.blogspot.ca

christine.typepad.com

christine.typepad.com

Easy Drop Stitch: This uses a horizontal drop stitch or sea foam design.

Mossy Pebbles: You will be holding the yarn double when making this.

presentsknits.blogspot.ca

presentsknits.blogspot.ca

goldenbirdknits.com

goldenbirdknits.com

Mesh Bamboo: Made with 100% bamboo in a simple mesh design.

Reversible Herringbone: A versatile design that can be made in many widths, suitable for men, women and children.

neverendingyarn.wordpress.com

neverendingyarn.wordpress.com

ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com

ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com

Noro Slip Stitch: Finished measurements are approximately 7″ wide and 6 feet long.

Mead: A very simple, geometric lace design.

beyondlifeexpectancy1.blogspot.ca

beyondlifeexpectancy1.blogspot.ca

brookenelson.com

brookenelson.com

Column of Leaves: You can do this on any size yarn and needles you want – even lace weight.

Frilly: Inspired by a design from one of Barbara Walker’s books.

toveb.typepad.com

toveb.typepad.com

verypink.com

verypink.com

Mimi Hooded: Mainly basketweave, mattress stitch to seam the hood to the scarf (and crochet edging).

Braided: Braiding adds another dimension to an otherwise very simple design.

howstuffworks.com

howstuffworks.com

lincraft.com.au

lincraft.com.au

Lacy: Made with 4 balls of yarn and 6.0mm needles.

Giant Cable: You could also try this with finer yarn for a skinnier and lighter-weight version.

womansday.com

womansday.com

yarnmom.blogspot.ca

yarnmom.blogspot.ca

Zig-Zag Rib: If you prefer a wider piece, simply CO additional stitches in multiples of 4.

Penelope Cobblestone: Finished size measures 8 inches wide and just over 60 inches long. Can be made with circular needles, dpns or magic loop.

knitting4grace.blogspot.ca

knitting4grace.blogspot.ca

turvid.blogspot.ca

turvid.blogspot.ca

Mile-A-Minute: Skill level marked as easy. This is very stretchy in both width and length.

Entrelec: Made with size 8 straight needles, finished size measures 5 x 65 inches after blocking.

jimmybeanswool.com

jimmybeanswool.com

cometosilver.com

cometosilver.com

Palindrome: This will be a very nice, hefty piece that lays flat and is completely reversible. The cables look exactly the same on the front and back!

Waving Chevron: Fun scrap-busting project, gather all your tiny balls (5-20ish yards is fine) and striping 3 colors at a time.

leethal.coloredlights.net

leethal.coloredlights.net

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

Checkerboard Lace: Finished size measures 10″ x 70″ (after blocking). This can be worked over any number of stitches that is a multiple of 10 plus 8.

One Row Lace: Will be about 5″ x 60″ (unblocked) and is very stretchy in both width and length (Easy/Intermediate).

turvid.blogspot.ca

turvid.blogspot.ca

knittingdaily.com

knittingdaily.com

Universal: Can be worked in a variety of yarns & needles, work until desired length. Suitable for men, women & children.

Keyhole: Nice! Made with doubled DK weight yarn or bulky weight yarn. Suitable for both men and women.

chicknits.com

chicknits.com

blueskyalpacas.com

blueskyalpacas.com

Techno: Finished size measures 8″ wide x 67″ long, skill level marked as Advanced Beginner.

Braided: Will be 4 1/2″ wide (rib sections), 2 1/4″ wide (braid sections) and 76″ in length.

spudandchloe.com

spudandchloe.com

ezisus.blogspot.ca

ezisus.blogspot.ca

Lamar Cabled Chunky: The entire piece is worked in a K1P1 rib with cables.

Scrunch: Measures 5″ wide (garter stitch sections) by 64″ in length. Worked on circulars and DPNs.

spudandchloe.com

spudandchloe.com

torontoknitcafe.wordpress.com

torontoknitcafe.wordpress.com

Soho: Worked on circular needles with a one-ply fingering weight yarn in 2 colors. Finished size: 48″ long x 23″ deep.

Herringbone: Will be 6″ x 70″ after blocking.

yarn.com

yarn.com

thebluebrick.ca

thebluebrick.ca

Bay of Fundy: Large enough that this can be worn as a wrap if you like, finished size measures 12″ wide x 72″ long. Worked on straights & a cable needle.

Hooded With Pockets: You’ll need circulars and a cable needle plus 900 yards of yarn to make this.

nikkiinstitches.com

nikkiinstitches.com

lakesaltknit.blogspot.ca

lakesaltknit.blogspot.ca

Salt Flats: Pretty! Once done the piece is blocked lightly to open up the short rows.

Luxurious: Requires a polyacryl/virgin wool blend, the thicker part of the yarn is skipped so it will form loose floats between segments and loops at the edges.

knitsmc.com

knitsmc.com

knitculture.com

knitculture.com

Washington Square: Has a seed stitch border, simple enough to make wider by adding stitches in multiples of 8.

Men’s

scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com

scrumptiousliving.wordpress.com

New York: Simple with lovely results.

Henry: A classic design with clean lines and a sophisticated design.

knitty.com

knitty.com

bhg.com

bhg.com

Garter Stripe: Nice ‘n easy project! Finished size is approximately 10 x 54 inches, skill level marked as Beginner.

Shale Pleated: Will measure approximately 12″ x 72″ and suitable for both men and women.

yarn.com

yarn.com

grumperina.com

grumperina.com

Shifting Sands: The repeat is 5 stitches wide and 4 rows high so it’s simple enough to adjust the width as you like, fringed on both ends.

Thermal Stitch Design: Made with 2 skeins of yarn and worked on US 15 straight needles repeating 4 rows until desired length (58″ suggested).

sewwrong.blogspot.com

sewwrong.blogspot.com

theyarniad.com

theyarniad.com

Cerus: This is worked in Linen Stitch lengthwise.

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Published: October 31, 2009
Updated: October 10, 2012

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10 Comments to “45+ Free Scarf Patterns: {Knitting}”
  1. salwa says:

    I am very happy to find your website.
    You have beautiful patterns.
    Than you v.much.

  2. farha says:

    Thanks for sharing these lovely patterns, much appreciated!
    May Allah reward you for it!

  3. meryl says:

    : (( Wish I was a knitter………… How about some crochet patterns?????

  4. Joy says:

    Wonderful to find a site where I can look at all the patterns easily instead of one at a time Thank you

  5. renee says:

    Beautiful patterns, thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to knit one for my grand daughter and her husband. and for myself. So nice to see such beautiful yarns.
    It’s difficult to decide which one to make. Thank you very much

  6. Amanii says:

    Thank you thank you thank you

  7. Julie says:

    Truly generous of you to provide all these lovely patterns for free!

    I was really really happy and don’t know where to begin. May God bless you abundantly for your generosity.

    Thank you very much!!!!

  8. pat C says:

    Thanks for posting the patterns with pictures. It is nice to have them all in one place. I can hardly wait to do several of these.

  9. shirley jackson says:

    What a wonderful site, so many fresh patterns very clearly presented, a lot of work goes into a success like this. I will be back,… a lot!

  10. PacificKat says:

    Thank you so much for this site! I have really enjoyed finding this resource. I appreciate all the work that you have put into this. I have shared the aprons with someone who started making ‘retro’ aprons for family and to support the humane society, and the ‘retro’ embroidery with someone who has taken that up as a real hobby.. And I personally enjoy many of the categories with my favorite being the knitting..

    Thanks again!


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