Wanting an easy crochet project to work on? Then why not make this easy double crochet scarf pattern? It’s made up entirely of double crochet stitches and is the perfect project for beginner crocheters!
Even if you aren’t a beginner and you want a more mindless crochet piece to make, this is a great project for that! Work on it while watching tv, riding in the car or any other time that you need an easy pattern.
And when I say that this is an easy crochet scarf pattern, I’m not joking. All you need to know is 2 basic crochet stitches, the chain stitch and double crochet.
When you really think about it, a scarf is just a rectangle, and how hard is that? If you are more of a beginner crocheter, you may find that your biggest issue is making a straight edge along the side of your work.
You just want to pay close attention to the very first stitch and very last stitch of the row and make sure that you are working the stitches into the proper places. If you make sure to work into the very first stitch and the very last stitch, this should not be a problem
What Yarn is Best to Crochet a Scarf With?
I really think that this question comes down to your personal preference. What type of yarn are you wanting, an acrylic yarn or a wool yarn? Maybe a wool blend yarn? You can crochet a scarf with any type or blend or yarn that you like.
Acrylic yarn is probably the most popular and widely used yarn to crochet a scarf with. It’s affordable, usually comes with lots of yardage and there are usually a lot of different colors to choose from.
Here are some of my other Free Crochet Scarf Patterns
We all know that a warm scarf if the perfect accessory for a cold day. For a lot of people, a scarf is an essential piece for their winter wardrobe. I live in Oklahoma, so scarves are kind of optional for most of the winter. Although on occasion in the winter it gets cold enough that you want to grab a scarf for extra warmth.
What Yarn Weight Should You Use to Crochet a Scarf?
Worsted weight, light weight or bulky yarn? Again, this depends on your preference and what type of look you are trying to achieve. Are you wanting a winter time chunky scarf or a lighter weight scarf to just knock the chill off?
I love using either a worsted weight yarn or a bulky weight yarn because they work up so quickly! And, worsted weight is still probably my favorite and number one go to for crochet scarves.
What Yarn I Used for This Double Crochet Scarf
I chose to use We Crochet’s Brava Striped Yarn in stonework for this easy scarf. I used this same yarn in the color Berry Wine for my Easy Striped Scarf that I made last winter and it turned out beautifully!
Using striped yarn helps to give your piece a lot of definition even while using basic stitches.
These are a couple of my favorite worsted weight yarns that would work perfect for this scarf pattern
- I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby
- Brava Yarn from We Crochet. They have different options like Brava Stripe, Brava Tweed, Brava Speckle and Different Brava weights.
- Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice
- Lion Brand Basic Stitch
- Lion Brand Heartland
Basically, any type of your favorite worsted weight yarn would work great for this pattern. You could even use a chunky yarn and a larger hook to make a chunky crochet scarf, you may just need to adjust the starting chain to make the width of your scarf not too wide.
Scarves also make for the perfect gift for family members and friends. What a sweet gift it would be to make and give someone a hand crocheted scarf, then every time that person wraps themselves in the warm crochet scarf, they will think of you.
To Add Fringe or Not to Add Fringe?
Adding the fringe is totally optional and up to you for this easy make! I personally, love adding fringe to scarves and shawls! It always makes for the perfect finishing touch.
Adding fringe is not as hard as it may seem, it just takes a little bit of time to add it all one piece at a time. But, this would still be a nice scarf without the fringe.
Instead of starting the pattern with chain stitches, you can start with the foundation double crochet instead! This makes the beginning of the pattern so much easier. Just crochet as many foundation stitches as the end of row count needs to be. For this pattern the end of row count is 26, so you would make 26 foundation double crochet.
Find a tutorial for the Foundation Double Crochet HERE!
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Double Crochet Scarf Pattern
All crochet terms are US terms.
Skill Level – Easy / Beginner
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Things you will need:
- 3 Skiens Brava Stripe in Stonework
- I / 5.50 mm Crochet Hook
- Yarn Needle / Tapestry Needle
- Tape Measure
- 6” piece of cardboard (optional for fringe)
- Finished scarf is approx. 8.5” wide and 84” long without fringe
- sc = single crochet
- hdc = half double crochet
- dc = double crochet
- tr = treble crochet
- ch = chain
- t = turn
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- sl st = slip stitch
- st = stitch (es)
- 12 st x 7 r = 4” in double crochet
- To make the scarf wider / thinner you can use a larger / smaller amount of starting chain stitches.
- Fringe is completely optional! It’s whatever you like.
- I do have a tutorial showing you how I make and add my fringe to crochet pieces HERE
- I will include other notes throughout the pattern when needed.
Row 1: ch 28 st, dc in the 3rd ch from hook and in each ch st across (26)
Foundation Double Crochet 26 st for row 1
Row 2 – 138: ch 2 (does not count as st), t, dc in each st across (26)
You can work 138 rows or just do as many rows as you’d like depending on how long that you want your scarf.
Cut yarn and weave in ends.
To add fringe (optional)
wrap yarn multiple times around piece of cardboard and cut along one end (this way you make multiple strands of yarn at once.) Take your piece of yarn and fold it in half, use your crochet hook to pull the loop through a stitch on the edge of your scarf and pull the 2 loose ends through the loop
repeat across both edges of scarf
I do have a video tutorial for adding fringe HERE
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