Big Pattern Assortment! 25+ Crochet Scarves

Here’s a nice mix of different scarves you can crochet, some are unisex and work well for both men and women while others are more lacey and feminine. I also made a separate list for cowls and neck warmers plus added a vintage head scarf pattern (you’ll find those at the bottom). If you’re looking for some that are knit, see this project page here.
Boutique: Skill level marked as “Easy”. Shell stitch design. Finished size approx. 8″ wide x 50 1/2″ long.

Ribbed: Made with a beautiful variation of a hdc stitch that feels nice and is quick to make up. Basic tutorial (easy to figure out).
Granny Square: Shows how to attach squares together (requires about 20 granny squares).

Soft As Lamb: It’s light & fluffy and has a nice drape due to using a larger hook size than called for with worsted weight yarn.
Vertical Stripe: Super simple and is a combination of sc alternated with single chain.

Icarus: Finished size measures 4″ x64″ including fringe, after blocking.
Cluster Stitch: Made with 3 skeins of worsted yarn, cluster stitch design.

Sweet Guy: This is made by combining 3 rows of each color until you get to the middle, 5 rows of grey, and then reversing the order of the colors to the other edge.
Window Pane: This is worked lengthwise, so although you have to get through a long foundation chain, there are only 5 or 7 rows.

Granny’s Skinny: Skill level marked as “Advanced Beginner”. Finished size measures 5″ x 60″.
Claudia: Work the first half then rejoin yarn into back of foundation chain and make second half. This results in the ends matching.

Ziggy Lace: Use lace weight yarn doubled for this project or you could substitute with 220 yds. of fingering weight yarn instead.
Lacey: Made with approximately 330 yards of Dk or worsted weight yarn and size 9 mm and 4.5 mm hooks.

Curlicue: Made with a 6.0mm hook and 8ply/DK yarn. A novelty yarn is used for row 3 to provide some contrast but you can experiment with whatever yarn you like.
Cascade: Both UK and US terms provided.

Mesh: Made with worsted weight yarn, the stitch used is the the Double Triple Crochet.
Scalloped Angora: A nice and easy design suitable for beginners, finished size is approximately 6″ wide and 44″ long (including fringe).

Cassia: Made with lace weight yarn and size 4.00mm hook, includes a hand drawn chart if you prefer working with that.
Make No Mistake: Also has a knitting version.

With Curly Fringe: Made with worsted weight yarn and works up quickly with a half-dc stitch. Fringe is worked with 2 strands of yarn.
Morning Dew: (has beads) Skill level Easy to Intermediate, finished size measures approximately 3 3/4″ wide and 4′ long.

Zip Line: Stitches used (ch, dc, slst, fpdc, bpdc, shell), needs about 2 skeins of yarn.
Lacy Shells: Soft and warm with a simple shell stitch design.

Cowls & Neck Warmers
Convertible: Use any bulky yarn or 2 strands of medium weight yarn to make. This project is great for beginners and easy to customize.

Chunky: Close with a flower pin, or sew on a button that can be worked through the open stitch.
One-Hour Is All It Takes: Stitches used are the simple single & dc.

Circle: This will go around your neck twice.
Infinity: Two versions available, one for super extra chunky style.

Pink Ribbon: This is worked in ridges and has a sc border, imitating the texture of grosgrain ribbon.
Amaryllis: Body worked in broomstick lace (rounds). Measures approximately 50″ circumference x 17 1/2″ wide, stitches used are ch, hdc, sc and sl st.

Infinity: Easy to make and uses 2 balls of yarn in color of choice, worked in sc and dc stitches.
Erika Cozy: One size fits most, a light blocking along the front edges will help keep the corners from curling.

Chunky Infinity: Roughly measures about 65″ around and 8″ wide.

VintageFirst published December 10, 2008 and moved to this page for better organization

This is simple and easy to make; one can be made in a couple of hours. The original was made of 2-ply yarn; one ounce is sufficient to make one. Use size 00 hook. String weight thread would make a very pretty one too; a size 4 or 5 hook is best for this weight of thread.

  • Ch 10, dc in third ch from hook and in each ch to end of row. Ch 3, turn, dc in each dc across. Work 5 more rows. Fold piece in half and stitch ends together with sc, ch 3 to turn.
  • Into each sc, work 2 dc, drawing loop out about 1/4 inch long, ch 3 to turn. The next row and each following, make 1 long sc, ch 2, until piece measures 9 inches.
  • Work another piece to correspond; join wide ends with sc.
  • The points or tabs are made alike: begin with first doubled piece and work 9 sc into fold, ch 1, turn. Into each st across, work 2 dc, ch 3, turn, proceed as for center, decreasing at end of each row, by omitting ch 3 between last two sc, then skipping these on next row.
  • If worked with a mercerized or string weight thread, begin with a ch of 15 and work 10 rows to form the slot. When the sts are worked into the folded edge to form the tabs, make 14 sc. Work remainder following directions.

Source: The WorkBasket, 1949

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    • Joan Reed

    During WWII my aunts worked in war factories. They wore head coverings called SNOODS. Can you get a pattern for them?

    • Kendra

    Has anybody made the Turban Scarf at the bottom of this page? I’m trying to make it but the instructions are really confusing, I was wondering if anybody else was able to make sense of it.

      • Chelsea

      YES! thank you! I won’t even post a picture of how mine turned out o_O haha! wish there was some clarification as I really like the idea of it!

    • Dawn Norman

    Back when I was a young woman, in the fifties, we had a soft, delicate head covering called a Fascinator. Very lacy and light to be tossed over the head and the ends tossed back over the shoulder. I’d love to be able to make one. Any ideas?

    • kristine

    I just used the window pane pattern to make a green bay packer scarf for my mother in law she lives in cali and cant find many GBP stuff so I thought what would be better than a homemade gift! She will be getting it thanksgiving so exciting!

    • Pat

    I’ve done a few of these beautiful patterns. I love Crochet and I love giving them away for presents or for others that are in need. Thanks for everything.

    Pat Osmond

    • Sharon Summers

    I have never seen such beautiful patterns! I’m semi-experienced but have a lot of time and a lot of grandchildren. I would appreciate any and all of the patterns you could send me. My husband has M.S. so the scarf patterns are all appreciated. Thank you very much for your help.

    Sharon Summers

    • dee

    The name is high lighted, just click on it that should take you right to the instructions.

    • Jean Rennie Varty

    What do I have to do to get these lovely free crochet scarves instructions?

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