"Hi Amy, I'm looking for directions on how to do a scarf. I'm a beginner so I need something real easy and not too complicated."
Hi Wendy, thanks for getting in touch. How about this scarf pattern? It's an easy design worked in single crochet stitch. You can use just about any worsted weight yarn to crochet your scarf, but the example scarf is worked in Red Heart Super Saver, which is a widely available acrylic yarn that comes in a rainbow of different colors.
If that scarf isn't quite what you had in mind, I invite you to take a look through our crocheted scarf patterns to see some more options. This list includes photos of each scarf pattern, so you can easily pick out one you like.
See Also: How to crochet a scarf.
For those new to crocheting, a scarf is a great first project. An alternative would be the granny square, which is also very easy to make. The following links would be helpful for crochet beginners: