Beginner Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern


Love a one skein, one stitch project? This pattern is for you! If you’re a beginner, this easy scarf pattern is an excellent way to make a practical project while practicing your tension and stitch work. For more seasoned or intermediate crocheters, this pattern is a great way to work through your yarn stash and can offer a break if you’ve been working on designs that need more attention and focus. Add them to your market table or make a few for family, friend and teacher gifts.

It looks great in one colour but a self striping yarn is also a great option (I used Lion Brand Mandala Ombre). If you know how to chain and can make a half double crochet stitch, you’re set! Find the free pattern below…

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– This pattern is written in US terms (find a stitch conversion chart here)
– Gauge is 4×4 inches: 11 rows, each containing 15 HDC stitches across
– Finished scarf measures approx. 61 ×6 1/2 inches
– Turning CH 1 does not count as a stitch
– A border is not required for this scarf
– You can easily adjust the length of this scarf by increasing or decreasing the number of rows. Increasing will add to your yardage amount
– If you would like to turn this into an infinity scarf, simply stitch your two ends together using the method of your choosing

Materials Needed:
–  I used a little less than one cake of Lion Brand Mandala Ombre in the “Joy” colourway. One cake has approximately 344 yards
– 5mm hook (I used a hook from my Dots set)
– Yarn needle (bent tip needles are always helpful)
– Scissors (my favourite!)
– Measuring tape (check out this handy retractable one!)

CH – Chain
HDC – Half Double Crochet


To begin, CH 24

Row 1:
Into the second CH from your hook and each CH across the row, place 1 HDC. CH 1 and turn.

(23 HDC stitches)

Row 2:
Into the first stitch and each stitch across the row, place 1 HDC. CH 1 and turn.

(23 HDC stitches)

Rows 3-165
Repeat row 2. After completing row 165, do not CH 1 and turn. Please fasten off instead.

Weave in all ends. Congratulations, your scarf is complete! I hope you enjoyed this one stitch pattern. Happy crocheting!