Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf, Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf

Several of you who are learning to crochet this fall have requested some easy crochet projects…presenting the Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf!  Vibrant and fun variegated yarn makes this scarf totally fun to stitch up, but with very simple stitches to keep it easy for beginners (even if you’ve never crocheted before)!  For those of you who are seasoned and experienced crocheters, this is a very relaxing project and also makes a fabulous gift scarf too!

Watch a full video tutorial on how to make the Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf:

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Self striping yarn makes the color changes a breeze and makes it super fun to stitch up without any extra effort!

Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf


  • 6.0 mm “J” crochet hook
  • 420 yards of #4/worsted weight yarn (I used 2 balls of Hopscotch by Red Heart Yarns in the “Jump Rope” colorway)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors


  • 8 inches wide
  • 68 inches long (minus fringe, fringe will add a few more inches)

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:

Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf


Ch 24

Note: There is no special stitch count for this scarf, if you need to make it wider or narrower just increase or decrease the number of chains when you begin and proceed with the rest of the pattern.

Row 1: In the third ch from the hook, work a dc.  Work a dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc in the first st and in each st across.

Repeat row 2 for 68 inches or until desired length.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Looking for another beginner project?  Check out the Absolute Beginner Cowl below too!

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Love crochet scarves? Check out my crochet scarf pattern library!

Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf

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3 thoughts on “Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf, Free Pattern + Video Tutorial

  1. Hello Jennifer! Thanks so much for this tutorial, it's so simple and your instructions are great! I'm working on my scarf now and was wondering if you steam blocked this scarf? Is it necessary? I'm new to crocheting and just read it somewhere today. Thank you!

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