10 FREE Easy Beginner Crochet Scarf Patterns

several photos of various crocheted scarves shown on mannequins or on a table

Scarves are one of the best projects to crochet especially if you are a beginner. But whether you are a beginner or not, you will find this list of 10 FREE easy beginner crochet scarf patterns useful. You’ll find that many of them have one or two-row repeats and use basic stitches or easy variations of basic stitches. This means they could be great patterns for crocheting while watching TV and waiting for an appointment. Crochet Scarves make for great gifts since they are one-size-fits-all and can be made to wear with a favorite coat or outfit.

For each of the easy beginner crochet scarf patterns you’ll see a photo and be able to read a little bit about the project. You’ll also see who designed the pattern, which yarn they used (with a link of where to purchase) and where you can find the FREE crochet pattern. Let me know in the comments below if you decide to make one of these – I’d love to hear about it!

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Featured Scarf -Ombre Log Cabin Infinity Scarf

Woman wearing an easy beginner crochet scarf in shades of light green set in a snowy scene

Number 1 on our list of FREE easy beginner crochet scarf patterns is this infinity scarf that I designed and crocheted all while staying in a cozy log cabin. It was snowing for several days and my family and I had a great time enjoying the peace and quiet inside and outside just a week or so before Christmas one year. This crochet scarf uses a simple variation on the half double crochet stitch that creates a knit-like look and is best worked in the round. And those pretty color changes? All done by the yarn so I had only 2 ends to weave in at the end!

Designer: Yours truly, Jennifer Ryan at Celtic Knot Crochet

Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver Ombre

Click here to see the FREE easy beginner infinity scarf pattern

2. Ocean Waves Scarf

Easy beginner crochet scarf is blue, white and gray shown on a mannequin

This beautiful easy beginner scarf will make a wonderful addition to your winter outfits! Although it looks intricate, it is actually a very easy project. The pattern consists of a two-row repeat with simple stitches which makes this scarf quick and easy to whip up, even as a beginner.

Designer: Crochet Dreamz

Yarn: Caron Cakes

Click here to see the Ocean Waves Scarf easy beginner pattern

3. Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf

A beginner crochet scarf shown looped into a circle laid on a table in shades of green and blue

Infinity scarves are super trendy and this one is very easy to put together. Believe it or not, this pattern is only made up of two stitches – the chain and the half double crochet. As long as you know those two stitches, crocheting this beginner scarf is a breeze!

Designer: Easy Crochet

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick (Color: Sea Glass)

Click here to see this free crochet infinity scarf pattern

4. Diamond in the Rough Scarf

A white crochet scarf with a textured stitch shown on a mannequin

It looks like the bean stitch is used in this scarf, but it is actually a similar looking but simpler stitch. This simple one row repeat pattern using easy stitches makes this scarf eye catching, yet beginner friendly. This is one easy beginner crochet scarf pattern I’d like to try!

Designer: Crochet Dreamz

Yarn: Loops & Threads Cozy Wool (Color: Harvest & Fleece)

Click here to see the Diamond in the Rough free crochet pattern

5. Chunky Ribbed Scarf

a solid purple scarf shown on a mannequin

This is another great beginner scarf because it only uses the chain stitch and half double stitch. Simply using chunky yarn and doing the half double stitch in the back loop gives this scarf its’ lovely texture without any complicated stitching.

Designer: Visual Sense Crafts

Yarn: James C Brett Marble Chunky (Color: Purple)

Click here to see the Chunky Ribbed Scarf pattern

6. Super Easy Super Scarf

An easy beginner crochet scarf shown with 3 different color variations while lying flat on a table - white, yellow, and green, purple or blue

This easy scarf is a great option for anyone who wants a beginner friendly yet beautiful and versatile scarf – it would make a wonderful gift! Its extra length and width make it great for wrapping around or tying in different ways so you can get multiple different looks with just one scarf!

Designer: The Loophole Fox

Yarn: I Love This Yarn (in desired colors)

Click here to see the Super Easy Super Scarf free pattern

7. Snowfall Scarf – another easy beginner crochet scarf pattern

A simple white crochet scarf bunched up lying on a table

Infinity scarves are such a classy and practical accessory! This chunky and cozy scarf only uses the chain stitch and double crochet which makes it extremely easy and very beginner friendly.

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Bonus Bundle (Color: Fisherman)

Click here to see this easy beginner crochet scarf pattern

8. Simple Crochet Scarf with Tassels

A beginner crochet scarf lying on a white background - scarf is purple with tassels

This is yet another two-stitch scarf – if you know how to single crochet and double crochet, you can make this scarf without a problem! Although it is simple and beginner friendly, it still has an elegant and intricate look and is sure to elevate any outfit.

Designer: Jo To The World

Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love (Color: Thistle)

Click here to see the pattern for the Simple Crochet Scarf with Tassels

9. Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf

A textured scarf crocheted in coffee colored yarn

This easy scarf uses the chain stitch and bean stitch. While the bean stitch may be newer to beginners it is fairly simple to learn and detailed instructions are included in this pattern. The stitching gives this scarf a unique and eye-catching texture that is sure to have people begging you to make them one!

Designer: Left in Knots

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie (Color: Cream/Taupe)

Click here to see this easy crochet scarf pattern

10. Entirely Easy Men’s Scarf

A dark brown easy beginner crochet scarf shown wrapped in a circle on a table

This large, warm, and classy scarf is the perfect gift for any man. This pattern is extremely beginner friendly and only uses the chain stitch and half double crochet. You can whip these up in no time and have many gifts for those men who can be oh so hard to buy for!

Designer: Stitching Together

Yarn: Color Made Easy (Color: Kombucha)

Click here to see the crochet pattern for the Entirely Easy Men’s Scarf

I hope you enjoyed looking over this list of easy beginner crochet scarf patterns – I think there are so many pretty options that can be made very simply. One of the keys to a great looking scarf is picking the right yarn and many of these designers used just the right type or color of yarn to make their scarf look beautiful – and for many you would never know it was a beginner pattern!

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Want a few more scarf options? Take a look at the “Textured Sparkle Scarf” here or the “Radiant Reversible Scarf” here.

Thanks for visiting! Happy crocheting!


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58 thoughts on “10 FREE Easy Beginner Crochet Scarf Patterns

  1. Nice collection but my favorite is the Entirely Easy Men’s Scarf by Jessica Underwood. I don’t really like working with bulky yarn though and infinity scarves are not my favorite either so I would most like work it in #4 yarn as a traditional scarf. Yes, I know it would mean a lot more stitches to start with but it would be worth it in the end. And I do like the color it’s worked in so would probably try to find something close to it in shade.

    1. That would work just fine – some more stitches is no big deal if you get the look you want. Thanks for commenting 🙂

  2. Well, I love the cowl scarves and especially the hdc that looks like knit. Thanks for the great free patterns . Keep warm and cozy. It is cold and windy here in Southern California but no snow where I live.

  3. I have never done an infinity scarf or a cowl. But I think the Ombre Log Cabin scarf is the one I will start with. Like all of the selections there. I will start it on Sunday for my birthday.

    1. Yes! This is the perfect scarf for a beginner – you just need to know how to do the chain, single crochet and double crochet. 🙂

      1. I love the Coffee Bean Infinity scarf, so fluffy and soft looking! This time of year scarves come in SO handy!! Thanks for the links Jennifer!

  4. Hi, Jennifer.

    I’ve been following you for a while, but this is the first time I’m commenting. The first of your designs that I made was the celtic knot bracelet.

    I really like scarves 1, 2, 4, and 9.

    1. Hi! Thanks so much for taking the time to comment today. Glad to hear you made the Celtic Knot bracelet and that you like several of these scarves! 🙂

  5. I love all of the scarf patterns but I am most intrigued by the Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf. I love the look of the stitch and since I checked out the pattern, I also noticed an ear warmer pattern, which makes this perfect. I love ear warmers over hats as they do the trick without covering your whole head. LOL I am looking forward to doing the learning and using the bean stitch. Always love learning something new.

    1. Thanks for mentioning the ear warmer! Good for you that you love to learn new things – have fun with the bean stitch! 🙂

  6. They are all really nice. Thank you for sharing these scarves. It’s hard to pick but I really like the following: Ombre Log Cabin, Ocean Waves, Simple Crochet Scarf with Tassels, and the Easy Men’s Scarf. Now I have to decide which one I want to start first. Again, thanks for sharing.

  7. oh i really love the snowfall scart! I really love them all to be honest. I am no beginner, but still love the simplicity of a project that can be worked on mindlessly while watching one of my favorite shows and having a beautiful and practical piece when I am done. <3

    1. This is my favorite also. I have two grandchildren graduating, so I made them each on in their school colors. Now all the men want one, guess I know what I’ll be making for Christmas gifts this year.

      1. Great idea to make them in school colors! Happy crocheting a bunch of scarves – I’m sure everyone will love them🙂

  8. I love the Coffee Bean Infinity Scarf. The colors are so warm. I don’t like coffee, but I love the look of this scarf. I’ve already made the Entirely Easy Men’s Scarf. It was a Christmas gift. Actually I made two of them. Stay warm, stay safe.

    1. I like that one, too! Such pretty color changes. That’s neat that you already made the men’s scarf. Thank you for commenting 🙂

  9. Thank you for sharing your talent! They are all so beautiful! I think my favorite one is the Half Double Crochet Infinity Scarf. That is definitely going to be my next project!!

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