This scarf is a versatile accessory that will work well into any lady's wardrobe. For many crocheters, the design will be ideal for wearing in fall and spring; in some climates it'll work for winter wear too.
The scarf can be worn short or long. It's pretty enough to wear with dressy clothes, but it's also a nice design for adding a little elegance to an outfit that's on the casual side.
This scarf is very easy to crochet.
Crochet Skill Level: Beginner
This pattern is easy enough for total beginners; you'll be crocheting basic stitches, and no shaping is required.
Additional Project Photos:
Want to see close-up pictures of the scarf? If so, you're invited to visit the project gallery.
- Close-up picture of the crochet stitches
- Picture of the scarf worn short
- Picture of the scarf worn long
- Worsted Weight Yarn: I crocheted my sample scarf using Caron Simply Soft in a color called "Autumn Maize." The color is a warm, delightful golden color with a hint of sheen. Feel free to use a different color, or a different brand of yarn, if you prefer.
- Crochet Hook: I crocheted my sample scarf using a size I crochet hook.
- Tapestry Needle: You'll need this for weaving in ends when you are finished crocheting the scarf.
Abbreviations Used in This Pattern:
Finished Size: My sample scarf is 41 inches long by 3.5 inches wide. If you would like to make your scarf longer, crochet a longer starting chain, adding stitches in groups of 2. If you would like to make your scarf wider, crochet additional rows until your scarf is the desired width.
Stitch Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches when crocheting the mesh pattern. To ensure that your scarf will not turn out too short or too long, be sure to check your gauge.
Row Gauge: For this particular pattern, row gauge is not important, because the width of the scarf is determined by the number of rows you crochet. You can crochet as many rows as you like to achieve your desired scarf width; you do not need to bother with trying to match my row gauge.
The brackets  denote a set of instructions to be repeated.
In each row, the first 3 chain stitches count as 1 double crochet. Think of the first four chains as a double crochet stitch plus a chain.
Scarf Crochet Instructions:
Row 1: dc in 6th ch from hook. [ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next ch.] Rep sequence in brackets all the way across the row.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn. Skip the first ch. dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc.] Rep the sequence in brackets all the way across the row.
Rows 3 and Up: Rep row 2 until the scarf is as wide as you want it to be.
If you're not sure how wide your scarf should be, help is here: check out our readers' recommendations for best scarf sizes.
Finishing the Scarf
End off, leaving enough yarn for you to weave in your ends. Thread your tapestry needle using this end of yarn and weave it into the work so that it cannot be seen. Repeat with any other loose ends you may have hanging around. Block if desired; if you used synthetic yarn, there is no need to block.