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59 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns


Updated November 09, 2016
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Pink Cabled Hat and Scarf Scarf Knitting PatternsWhether you're new to knitting or have been purling for years, there's no denying that knitting scarves is a fun and easy project for all.  These free scarf knitting patterns are perfect for all kinds of knitters, people, and genders.

There are so many great knit scarf patterns for women and we have tons of free scarf knitting patterns to suit your needs. The Arizona Dusk Scarf, for example, is warm enough to wear in the winter and fall, yet perfect for those cooler spring months as well.

Speaking of men, we have some great knitting scarves for men that would make excellent birthday or holiday gifts. No matter what the weather, men of all ages will love this Makin' Bacon Scarf!  It's fun, easy to make, and a unique gift that he's sure to appreciate.

Patterns like the Little Boy's Hat and Scarf Set are easy to customize - kids will love picking out the colors!  There are plenty of easy scarf knitting patterns that you can work on and later donate to charity as a way to give back to the community.


PATTERN BATTLE! Pick your favorite free scarf knitting pattern now!

59 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns

59 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns
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BRAND NEW!: Free Printable for Yarn Lovers

Flounce Scarf Knitting Pattern

Don't be afraid to wash your new scarf! Learn how to read those little symbols on your skeins of yarn with this handy guide. Once you print out and save our handy Yarn Washing Guidelines cheat sheet, you'll never have to worry about a stain again. If you are looking for a free scarf pattern to give to a friend, be sure to include this yarn washing guide when you hand over your homemade present.

Knit Scarf Patterns for Women

Vanilla Meringue Cowl Scarf Knitting Pattern

If you're looking for knitting scarf patterns, look no further than these scarf knitting patterns for women. You'll find winter scarves, cowls, wraps, and more!  You can also customize these patterns if you plan on knitting a scarf for the man in your life. Adult knitting patterns are a great option if you want to skip the mall and save money.

  1. Vanilla Meringue Cowl
  2. Chic Diagonal Scarf
  3. Diagonal Baktus Lace Scarf
  4. Glitter Openweave Scarf
  5. Soft and Easy Scarf - A crazy comfortable free knitting pattern that is ideal for snuggly days.
  6. Hooded Scarf

Chain Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern

  1. Chain Stitch Scarf
  2. Green Lace Scarf
  3. Diagonal Color Scarf
  4. Black and White Scarf - This one matches everything!
  5. Flounce Scarf
  6. Coconut Milk Scarf
  7. Sunset Scarf Knitting Pattern - great gift idea!


For more great knitting patterns, check out these free craft eBooks:

24 Quick and Easy Knitting Patterns Easy Lace Knitting Patterns How to Knit: Beginner Knitting Help and 7 Free Patterns


More Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns for Women

Knit Two Hours of Less Scarf Knitting Pattern

There are so many options when it comes to knit scarf patterns and it's easy to get overwhelmed. Whether you're looking for a warm and cozy homemade scarf or desire something more fashionable. Scarves also make great gifts, so be sure to knit a few and save them for later.

  1. 2 Hour Scarf - A scarf you can knit and purl in one afternoon.
  2. Easy Boa Scarf
  3. Slouchy Knit Cowl Pattern
  4. Button Scarf Wrap
  5. Cable Knit Scarf and Hat - Keep warm with this matching knitting set.
  6. Lace Cable Scarf
  7. Winter Cable Set

Pink Cabled Hat and Scarf

  1. Pink Cable Set
  2. Cable Knit Scarf Pattern
  3. Arizona Dusk Scarf - Just because it is chilly doesn't mean you have to drop your southwest flair.
  4. Kiel Scarf
  5. Dragon Stitch Scarf
  6. Knotted Fringe Scarf
  7. Raspberry Ruffles Cowl Knitting Pattern would you make this?

Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help  Easy Knitting Patterns

Knit scarf patterns are great projects for beginners. Get all the help you need with 27 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help! You'll find a ton of easy knitting scarf patterns and fun ideas for winter projects. You can even use these adult knitting patterns to make adorable gifts for the holiday season. Everyone will love your creations and will want their own hand-knit designs. If you're new to knitting or just want to brush up on your skills, now is the time to get started.

Knitting Scarf Patterns for Men

Men's Hat and Scarf Scarf Knitting Pattern

Whether you're looking for birthday or holiday gifts, it's often a challenge just to think of something to get your dad or brother. Easy scarf knitting patterns for men is a great way to come up with a gift for your husband, boyfriend, son, uncle, and all the other men in your life. With these various scarf knitting patterns, you're sure to find something perfect for all the men on your list!

  1. Easy Striped Scarf
  2. Cable Knit Scarf
  3. Alpaca Knit Scarf
  4. Chevron Scarf
  5. Bostonian Knit Scarf Pattern
  6. Men's Hat and Scarf

Neck Warmer Collar

  1. Neck Warmer Collar
  2. Makin' Bacon Scarf - LOL! This is a reader fave.
  3. Grey Knit Scarf Set
  4. Autumn Garter Stitch Scarf

5 Inspiring Knit Scarf Patterns

It's time to get inspired! Discover a few of our favorite scarf knitting patterns and learn how to make your own stylish accessories with 5 Inspiring Knit Scarf Pattern Ideas. The free scarf knitting patterns in the collection are as diverse as they are beautiful. Make one for yourself and another for your friend - these adult knitting patterns turn into great DIY gifts for birthdays or Christmas. If you're new to knitting, have no fear - these beginner knitting patterns are perfect for all skill levels.

Knitting a Scarf for Kids

Diagonal Hat and Scarf Knitting Pattern Scarf Knitting Pattern

Since these free scarf knitting patterns for kids are generally smaller and easier to make, they work up quickly and are a great outlet for experimenting with color and technique.

  1. Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child
  2. Colorful Winter Set
  3. Little Boy's Hat and Scarf Set - Keep your little man warm during snowman season.

Little Boy's Hat and Scarf Set

  1. Diagonal Hat and Scarf
  2. Shine On Hat and Scarf
  3. Beginner Striped Scarf
  4. Bobble Scarf and Hat
  5. Holiday Knit Scarf
  6. NEW! 30 Minute Arm Knitted Scarf

Free Craft Video: How to Finger Knit

Even More Knitted Scarf Patterns

Mountain Mist Scarf Scarf Knitting Pattern

Take a look at these scarf knitting patterns and get inspired. Start working on these patterns today and build up an arsenal of handmade scarves for holidays and birthdays.

  1. Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
  2. My Favorite Things Yorganza Scarf just added!
  3. Soft and Easy Alpaca Scarf
  4. Leafy Lace Scarf - This lovely idea will get you in the mood for fall year round.
  5. Golden Wheat Scarf

Golden Wheat Scarf

  1. Mountain Mist Scarf
  2. Knit Scarflette
  3. Luxurious Alpaca Scarf
  4. Skinny Scarf or Belt
  5. Wave Cable Scarf Reversible
  6. NEW! Black and White Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern

19 Free Hat Knitting Patterns

One you check out these free scarf knitting patterns, you'll want to create your own winter wardrobe. Luckily, there are plenty of great free knitting patterns in 19 Free Hat Knitting Patterns. In this printable collection, you'll find hats for adults and children that can be worn all season long. The cute designs and warm yarn will make this the best winter ever.


Pattern Battle! Which of these scarf knitting patterns below do you prefer?

Leave a comment below and tell us your pick.

Slouchy Cowl Knitting PatternRaspberry Riffles Cowl Knitting Pattern

Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern (left) vs. Raspberry Ruffles Cowl Knitting Pattern (right)

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I was finding some good patterns in google.This patterns helped me a lot...Thanks...

So glad to hear that! Happy knitting! -Editors of FaveCrafts

I like the slouchy cowl the blue color is pretty and it's the kind of scarf that can go with anything. The ruffles cowl is just a little too vintage-looking for my style.

The slouchy knit cowl is more my style. Although I crochet over knit, the ruffles don't do anything for me.

Definitely the blue one on the left!! Classy and timeless -- and goes with everything!

I really dig the Autumn Garter Stitch. It's a very vibrant piece. Sure, it might look out of place outside of the fall season, but that makes it all the more special.

I definitely prefer the slouchy cowl pattern. The other one has a pretty color, but I always feel like I'm choking when I wear something that tight around my neck.

I really love the slouchy cowl! I think that it looks really cozy and would match a ton of my fall and winter outfits!

I hate having things tight around my neck--always makes me feel like I'm choking--so I'd go with the slouchy cowl. Hands down.

I prefer the Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern. I like the traditional look. The other one is too intense for me!

I love the Slouchy Cowl! It looks like a simple scarf that you can just throw on with any outfit.

I like the Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern. It has a very classic design, so it would look great in any color.

Honestly, the Slouchy Cowl FOR SURE! The other is cute, but I don't like scarves that are that tight on my neck. It makes it hard to wear them on top of coats and stuff.

I vote for the Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern! However, I wouldn't mind making the Slouchy Cowl in the raspberry color.

I'm probably going to have to go with the slouchy cowl. The other one might make me feel like I'm choking lol

Both are pretty but I prefer the understated, simple beauty of the Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern.

The Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern, for sure!

I love the Slouchy Cowl Knitting Pattern! It is classic and goes with anything.

Wow, this is a unique design. I wanna try this but I need to learn how to knit first.

I am going to have to go with the Slouchy Cowl. It's simple and can go with any outfit. Besides, I don't quite think I'm ready to learn how to cable knit just yet.

Great choice, GrumpyCat4Prez! We love cowls.

Perfect. Keep 'em coming!

Definitely the Raspberry Ruffles Cowl for me. I've already gotten the pattern and need to search the "stash" to see if there is anything suitable to knit it of. It may look silly on my short, fat neck, but who cares when you're warm????

I bet it will look great. I think people always look so cute cozy and cuddled up. -Kaylee, Editor of FaveCrafts

Hey Everybody... Have fun knitting..

Actually I'm facing a problem... I've lost a knit or purl I'm not sure too. And i don't even know where have I made the mistake cause I'm still new in knitting. i have no idea who can help me with this problem... Can anyone help?

aw_yi You can check if you have lost a stitch by counting the stitches on your needles--I have gotten lots of help from watching some of the people on YouTube--you might want to check it out--there is a lady there who shows you that if you lost a stitch how to get it back--Good Luck

aw-yi hopefully you resolved this by now and are knitting up a storm! If not, I highly reccomend checking out our sister site They have a ton of helpful tutorials not to mention free patterns for beginners. -Kaylee, Editor of


i definitely going to do this

i definitely going to do this


Hi Mandubar, SSK means slip slip knit. Slip 2 stitches from the left needle to the right one. Then knit them together. This is one way to do a decrease in knitting. Hope this helps! editors of FaveCrafts

Very helpful

What does SSK mean???????????????

Found the answer finally: ssk..Slip, slip, knit slipped stitches tog


Its awesome collection,I like this site so much.

Aww! Thanks so much! We're so glad you like it :)

The whole set of the scarfs. are very intrigueing, but I have only 2 hands.. smile

hahaha! I know exactly what you mean! If only we could knit with our toes... :)


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