Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf, Free Pattern + Video

Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf

The Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf is a basic ribbed scarf that is warm and lofty.  Fabulous ribs are created by crocheting in the front loops of each stitch.  A simple concept that yields a beautiful scarf.  Sizing for width and length is completely customizable.  This pattern is perfect for solid colored yarns, but also shows off variegated and self striping yarns wonderfully.

Watch a video on how to crochet the Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf stitch by stitch:

Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf


  • K (6.5 mm) Crochet Hook
  • 2 Skeins Lion Brand Tweed Stripes
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
  • Scissors
  • Tape Measure


  • Width-as wide as you like
  • Length-as long as you like


  • ch: Chain
  • sc: Single Crochet
Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf


Ch the length of the scarf desired, plus 2 more ch.

Foundation Row: In the 2nd chain from the hook, work 1 sc in each ch.

Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Work 1 sc in the front loop only of each sc from the previous row.

Repeat row 1 until scarf is desired width.


Weave in ends and you’re all finished!

Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf

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24 thoughts on “Wise Oak Crochet Ribbed Scarf, Free Pattern + Video

  1. Love this one. I have just been given two beautiful balls of wool which would be perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely pattern.kindest regards Linda

  2. Jennifer, are we related???? We seem to love the same yarn! I used the WOODLANDS, TUNDRA, CARIBBEAN & PRISM colorways of this yarn to make scarves & arm warmers & I have more on order because I love working with it. I tend to get bored now with just a single color unless there are sequins (Patons lace, et al) or SOMETHING SHINY to keep my attention!!! LOL I went through the back loops only but did it horizontally instead of vertically as you did here…WHICH LOOKS GORGEOUS, by the way! I guess I will just have to learn to love LONG CHAINS if I want the effect you designed. HAPPY HOOKING!! ;-D

    1. You are so funny and I love reading your comments, they always make me smile!!! Neat idea too about how you did your scarf. 🙂

    1. I have free patterns on my site because I like to share them with others knitters and crocheters. Copying the pattern to a website, blog, etc (as stated in the copyright statement above) for republishing is a serious copyright violation.

      However, you are free to print a copy of this material for your own personal use if you need a hardcopy while working on your scarf.

      Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

  3. Thank you for this pattern; I make scarfs for soldiers and since there is a size limitation this pattern is perfect since you can make it the size you want it!

    1. You are so welcome! Keep up the awesome charity work you are doing, I know it means so much to the recipients too! 🙂

  4. I fell in love with this scarf when I first saw it, and when I was asked to donate auction items to raise money for a neighbor with breast cancer, I knew what to make! The simple pattern was quick to complete, but it looks like a million bucks! Thank you for sharing your patterns!

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, I really appreciate it. So wonderful to help by donating, the world needs more giving souls like you!

  5. I've just made on of these for my Dad for Christmas, I'm sure he's going to love it! Thank you for all the amazing free patterns you make available – it's made learning how to crochet far more accessible!

  6. Hi Jennifer!!

    I am new to crochet and would like to thank you SO MUCH for patterns that are easy to follow for folks like me who are just beginning this journey.

    To that end, I am going to use this pattern to create men's scarves for Christmas this year. Because I'm new, can you help me understand what a good sta!rting chain number would be for a guy, to wrap comfortably? I was thinking 200 ? Thanks in advance, I am anxious to get started on this fabulous project!


  7. I have just found your blog and youtube videos and they are so helpful. For the wise ok ribbed scarf pattern above what UK yarn weight would you use?

  8. Interesting..
    My mother with her 40S, used to crochet a scarf exactly as the one you just finished .. She died 16 years ago with 82, doing many scarves and people from actuality are still complaining "copyright…
    Thank U anyways
    I just want to understand. No discussion,

  9. I am glad I can use another type yarn as I am going to make the every man scarf for a good friend of mine. This scarf (wise oak) I believe is the same pattern. I also plan on using the same pattern to make fingerless gloves to match for him.

  10. Can you tell me the finished size using the 2 skeins of yarn you mention? I want to make it 7 inches wide and 70 inches long. Just want to make sure I am getting enough yarn. Thank you!

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