Beginner Double Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern


When I think back to my early days of learning crochet, I remember how badly I want to learn more than the simple chains, swatches and granny squares. It was with that in mind that I created the Beginner Double Crochet Scarf. The end result is a practical project that uses the basic stitches (chains, single crochet and double crochet) and would make a wonderful wearable item for you or a friend.

Find all the details along with 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 = 7 rows and 13 stitches of DC
– Turning CH 2 counts as 1 DC stitch
– Helpful stitch placement photos can be found within the pattern
– Finished scarf measure approximately 54 inches long and 5 ½ inches wide
– When making the last DC of each row, you will be crocheting into the 2nd CH of your turning CH 2 from the previous row
– When making a DC (for row 9) into the CH 1 from row 8, if you find the CH too tight or small to see, you can make the DC stitch into the CH 1 space instead

Materials Needed:
–  Approximately 240 yards of worsted weight acrylic yarn. I used Lion Brand Heartland in the Cuyahoga Valley colourway (find the yarn for this pattern here through my Lion Brand affiliate link)
– 5mm hook (I love my Radiant hook from WeCrochet – affiliate link)
– Yarn needle
– Scissors
– Measuring tape

CH – Chain
SK – Skip Stitch
DC – Double Crochet

Special Stitch Tutorial:
There are no special stitches required for this pattern

CH 22

Row 1:
Into the second CH from your hook and each CH across, place 1 DC. CH 2 and turn.

(21 DC stitches)

Rows 2-8: (Remember your turning CH 2 counts as the first DC. See photo A for clarification)
Into the next 3 stitches, place 1 DC. CH 1 and SK the next stitch. *Place 1 DC into each of the next 2 stitches, CH 1 and SK the next stitch*. Repeat from * to * 3 more times. Into each of the last 4 stitches, place 1 DC. CH 2 and turn (photo B).

(16 DC, 5 CH 1 = 21 stitches)

Rows 9-86:
(Remembering your turning CH 2 counts as the first DC)
Into the second stitch and each stitch across the row, place 1 DC. CH 2 and turn.

(21 DC stitches)

Rows 87-93:
Repeat rows 2-8

Row 94:
Repeat row 1. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Great job! Your Beginner Double Crochet Scarf is complete! Thank you to my wonderful testers for working up their own beautiful versions and ensuring the design details are in tip-top shape! You can see their scarves below:

If you enjoyed this patterns, you might also like these other beginner friendly designs.

Happy Crocheting!


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