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Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf

Learn how to crochet a scarf for beginners with this video tutorial.

By: Kristi Simpson for
Updated December 21, 2020
Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf
Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf
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If you are new to the crochet world and looking for a pattern that doesn't look like your basic stitch repeated 100 times, then check out this Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf. The neat crochet tip in this crochet scarf pattern adds some really great texture. This makes the DIY crochet scarf look like it is a much more complex pattern than it really is to complete. Plus, this crochet video thoroughly goes through and explains each stitch in this crochet pattern, so you can easily work through it! 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening


Primary TechniqueCrochet


Project TypeMake a Project

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet HookH/8 or 5 mm hook

Materials List

  • Yarn
  • Crochet hook size 5.0

Basic Beginner Crochet Scarf

How to Crochet a Scarf Instructions

  1. Chain 16.

  2. Row 1: Sc in second chain from hook and in each across.

  3. Row 2: Ch 1, turn; hdc in each st across.

  4. Row 3: Ch 3, turn; working in the back loop only, dc in each stitch.

  5. Row 4: Ch 3, turn; dc in each st.

  6. Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in each st.

  7. Rows 6-desired length: Repeat Rows 2-5, ending on Row 4. Fasten off. 

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Ok, I am a beginner to crochet, so I hope this one works for me. I love the way this scarf looks, and I'm already anticipating choosing the color to make my first crocheted scarf. I have made scarves on a loom with lots of different types of yarns. I hope I can conquer this. Wish me luck!

While I have been crocheting for many years I am always looking for new, simple, easy and quick to make projects. Most of the times I use these patterns while we are traveling so I only need to take a small amount of supplies with me. This one is perfect! #NationalCraftMonth2017

#NationalCraftMonth2017 this is one of the first projects I made as a kid.

Toni, I also made a scarf as my very first project. However, mine was knitted. I remember working so hard on getting the knitting and purl things to go right only to come back to class and have the instructor rip it all out as I made a mistake back at the beginning. I think that is when I began to like crocheting better! #NationalCraftMonth2017

I have to agree with you girls again that crocheting is easier than knitting and I have been out of practice for awhile but I made a scarf for a beginner project when I was in high school. I need to start again soon and may have to do another scarf to remember how to crochet. This is a great video and tutorial it is done very well.

Nice beginner project, I think I made a scarf as one of my 1st projects, too long ago to remember for sure. #NationalCraftMonth2017

one evening? for a beginner? i guess most beginner's are more talented than me! (or have more patience) -) #NationalCraftMonth2017

Pretty-looking scarf nicely presented. #NationalCraftMonth2017

Pretty scarf. I will be watching this again to help me learn to crochet. #NationalCraftMonth2017

I remember making something very similar to this for my very first crochet project. #NationalCraftMonth2017

#NationalCraftMonth2017 easy first project toget started


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