59 Free Scarf Knitting Patterns
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Whether 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.
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Table of Contents
- Traditional Knit Scarf Patterns for Women
- Beautiful Knit Scarf Patterns for Women
- Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns for Women
- Intermediate Scarf Knitting Patterns for Women
- Knitting Scarf Patterns for Men
- Rustic Knit Scarf Patterns
- Knitting a Scarf for Kids
- Free Craft Video: How to Finger Knit
- More Knitted Scarf Patterns
- Free Hat And Scarf Knitting Patterns Sets
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Traditional Knit Scarf Patterns for Women
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.
There are so many great knit scarf patterns for women. The Arizona Dusk Scarf, for example, is warm enough for fall, yet perfect for cooler spring months.
- Chic Diagonal Stripe Scarf
Create a sophisticated look by knitting diagonal stripes.
- Diagonal Baktus Lace Scarf
Lacy scarves are wonderful for wearing any time of year! This triangle scarf is stunning.
- Pink, Openweave Scarf with Glitter Yarn
This loom knit scarf is a great beginner pattern for color changing during your loom knitting.
- Soft and Easy Alpaca Scarf
Loom knit a basic scarf with beautiful stitch detail with this alpaca pattern.
- Hooded Scarf
This is one of my personal favorite loom knitting patterns on our site! Hooded scarves are the best for staying warm during winter.
- Vanilla Meringue Cowl
This is a stunning infinity scarf knitting pattern that can be worn in so many ways! The pattern has easy repeats to follow.
Beautiful Knit Scarf Patterns for Women
The Sunset Scarf Knitting Pattern is another gorgeous knit scarf pattern for women. It has a lovely drape and can complete just about any outfit. Pairing it with the blue sweater as shown in the lovely photo is a great way to accessorize and stay cozy. This is a fantastic easy knitting pattern for beginners, and the results are wonderful. Once you get the hang of it, make several of these for your loved ones! Find more gorgeous free knitting patterns for scarves below.
- Chain Stitch Scarf Knitting Pattern
This is a super easy beginner pattern. You work it lengthwise and there are only a few pattern rows to remember.
- A Green Lace Scarf
For this pattern, simply repeat one row to get your look! One of the easiest patterns for beginners on our site.
- Diagonal Scarf
The fur yarn rows in this gorgeous scarf really add a fun yet elegant touch to this pattern! Perfect for a winter night out.
- Flounce Scarf
The bouncy, curly effect, popular with the Sashay yarn, is accentuated with this beautiful pattern.
- Coconut Milk Scarf
One of our most popular knit scarf patterns for beginners, this beautiful project has a gorgeous color block moment to add interest.
- Sunset Scarf Knitting Pattern
Chose a gorgeous variegated yarn to create this sunset effect! The seed stitch is the primary stitch featured in this pattern.
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Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns for Women
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 scarf design or desire something more fashionable, scarves make great gifts, so be sure to knit a few and save them for later.
- Knit Two Hours or Less Scarf
This title is no joke. Of all the scarves in this collection, this is the ultimate beginner scarf. You don't even need to know how to purl, and the bulky yarn makes this scarf work up super quickly!
- Super Easy Boa Scarf
A fun yarn like Boa yarn makes this pattern very forgiving! Even if a beginner messes up, you won't be able to tell. Enjoy those happy accidents!
- Slouchy Cowl
This pretty cowl is such a classic. Make it in any color to go with any outfit! This is a great pattern for gift giving as well.
- Button Scarf Wrap
This is a darling pattern to keep those shoulders toasty as well as your neck warm! The buttons are a wonderful detail and in this pattern, you don't even need to know how to knit buttonholes.
- Leafy Lace Scarf
12 rows make up the pattern of this pretty scarf. It's great for advanced beginners who know how to k2tog, p2tog, and ssk.
- Simple Drop Stitch Scarf
Learn a unique new stitch with this drop stitch scarf. Similar to broomstick lace patterns in crochet, this pattern employs a larger stitch for a pretty effect.
Intermediate Scarf Knitting Patterns for Women
While the majority of patterns in this collection are easy, a challenge is always fun! Find some intermediate scarf patterns below. If you've never tried knitting cables before, we have some fun cable patterns in this list! You'll also learn exciting stitches like the Dizzyingly Diagonal Scarf Pattern (so pretty!) and the colorwork in the Kiel Scarf is enviable. Get excited about the patterns in this collection!
- Cable Knit Scarf Pattern
New to cables? They're not so bad! Check out this crazy easy video tutorial from our friends at AllFreeKnitting, then make this scarf.
- Arizona Dusk Scarf
Create a twisty effect with this easy pattern by leaving stitches unworked.
- Kiel Scarf
Learn how to knit with two colors when you practice knitting this scarf pattern. This is a good pattern for a knitter with more experience.
- Dragon Stitch Scarf
Don't you just want to make this because the stitch is called dragon stitch?
- Raspberry Ruffles Cowl Knitting Pattern
Cables and ruffles and buttons, oh my! This bold cowl is a great statement piece to wear with your winter jacket.
- Dizzyingly Diagonal Scarf Pattern
Learn how to knit diagonals complete with pretty lace stitches when you work up this pattern.
Knit scarf patterns are great projects for beginners. Get all the help you need with 45 Quick and Easy Free Knitting Patterns and Beginner Help! You'll find a ton of easy knitted scarves 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 with
Knitting Scarf Patterns for Men
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 are 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!
These great knitted scarves for men really would make excellent gifts. No matter what the weather, men of all ages will love this Makin' Bacon Scarf!
- Men's Winter Hat and Scarf
Both the hat and the scarf are super easy knitting patterns. Featuring ribbing and other fun details, this matching set is perfect for winter.
- Easy Striped Scarf
This is a fantastic easy tutorial for changing colors with your knitting. The bold stripes are great for working up scarves in school or sports colors!
- Stylish Cable Knit Scarf
Run one basic cable down the center of this pretty scarf for an elegant effect.
- Luxurious Alpaca Scarf
This loom knit scarf pattern is an easy way to learn the rib stitch, and creates great texture.
- Chevron Scarf
Great for experienced beginners, this chevron scarf teaches you how to knit diagonals similar to the ripple stitch in crochet.
- Bostonian Hat and Scarf
Alternate panels of the braid stitch and classic garter stitch with this loom knitting pattern.
- Men's Woodsy Knit Cowl Pattern
Keep it cozy this winter with a snug-fitting cowl that is perfect for wearing under a warm jacket.
Rustic Knit Scarf Patterns
Rustic patterns are so awesome because they typically come in neutral colors that match most outfits. Perfect for the great outdoors, these free knitted scarf patterns can be woodsy, masculine, cozy . . . and everything in between! Add a touch of rustic flair to your next project by making an easy knit scarf from this collection.
- Neck Warmer Collar
A cowl like this is great for beginners because cowls work up so quickly! You knit this cowl flat as well and seam it together.
- Makin' Bacon Scarf
This is the best knit scarf to make for someone with a sense of humor. Learn how to knit the ripple to really get that bacon effect!
- Autumn Garter Stitch Entrelac Scarf
Entrelac knitting patterns are SO pretty, and the colors used in this pattern really make a striking effect. Use this technique to make a stunning blanket!
- Fabulous Infinity Scarf Pattern
Keep it classic with this gorgeous infinity scarf pattern. It's an easy knitting pattern and, worked up in gray yarn, a great everyday scarf to wear.
Let's cut to the chase: in winter, we want bulky scarves. Specifically bulky scarves. If you're on the hunt for chunky knit scarves and infinity scarves, explore our roundup of 21 Free Knit Scarf Patterns Using Bulky Yarn
Knitting a Scarf for Kids
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.
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.
Find even more precious knitting patterns for kids below! Included in the list are knit winter sets for kids, easy scarves, and more! Scarves for kids tend to be smaller than scarves for adults, so these projects should whip up quickly!
- Diagonal Hat and Scarf Knitting Pattern
Make a darling hat and scarf for the kids! This is such a cute idea because you can make them new hats and scarves every couple of years.
- Hooded Bunny Knit Cowl
Do you know a child who loves bunnies? Make this pretty hooded cowl.
- Ribbed Hat and Scarf for Child
This is a super easy pattern set with basic ribbing for you to make for a son or daughter.
- Beginner Striped Scarf
The bright colors in this bulky knit scarf are so much fun for kids.
- Shine On Hat and Scarf
Learn how to make this hat and scarf in no time! The scarf is super easy, and the hat is also great for beginners.
- Holiday Knit Scarf
Make your son or daughter a scarf specifically for the holidays! This fun knit scarf features holiday motifs and Christmas colors.
- Kids' Loop Knit Scarf
Knit a scarf with a loop at the end for pulling through. This is a great idea for kids because they don't have to worry about tying a scarf to keep it on.
- 30 Minute Arm Knitted Scarf
Maybe you want to teach your kids to knit, or you want to work up a scarf for them quickly and easily. Arm knitting is a great option for knitting a scarf in no time!
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More Knitted Scarf Patterns
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.
It keeps getting better and better! Find even more knit scarf patterns to try below. Ranging from luxurious alpaca yarn scarves to beautiful cable knit scarves and scarflettes, you'll adore what's left in this comprehensive collection.
- Mountain Mist Scarf
This is such a pretty scarf for creating an ombre effect! Select various shades of blue and green to create this pattern.
- Skinny Scarf or Belt
Want an accessory that toes the line between a bulky scarf and a big necklace? This skinny scarf is a great option and works up fast.
- Fun and Simple Chunky Knit Scarf
This easy scarf uses bulky yarn and garter stitch, and finishes off with pom poms!
- Wave Cable Scarf Reversible
Practice your cables when you make this ultra easy scarf. The waves look lovely!
- My Favorite Things Yorganza Scarf
Create a ruffle effect that's very forgiving for beginner knitters when you knit with this unique yarn.
- Black and White Infinity Scarf Knitting Pattern
Color blocking is particularly stunning with infinity scarves! This gorgeous pattern is great for beginners because it uses a bulky yarn and works up quick.
- Patchwork Cowl
This unique pattern features a lot of color changing to create a fun, geometric pattern. Use bold colors to achieve this effect!
- Knit Scarflette
Start small! This scarflette is wonderful for beginners because it is such a fun, small project.
Free Hat And Scarf Knitting Patterns Sets
Not only are scarves great, but free hat and scarf knitting patterns sets are even better! With these sets, you can make an entire winter accessory pack for your outdoor activities. Choose a yarn that matches your favorite wool winter jacket, or pick the most adorable, colorful yarns for the kids' sets! A neutral yarn is ideal for any men's set, and you can choose neutral colors for your own pattern set if you have a boldly colored jacket. Make a handful of winter patterns for the whole family with these knitting ideas.
- Little Boy's Hat and Scarf Set
There's nothing quite so splendid as a hat and scarf set. It's such a classic option for kids for winter play!
- Bobble Scarf and Hat
Keep it fun with this adorable hat and scarf set. The bright colors and bold bobbles are so much fun.
- Colorful Winter Set
You can use lovely variegated yarns to work up a great set for kids. Let them choose the yarn and present them with these lovely finished projects.
- Gray Knit Scarf Set for Men
Practice your cables and ribbing with these patterns! This would even be a great gift for your guy at Valentine's Day.
- Pink Cabled Hat and Scarf
Add gorgeous cables at the edges of this scarf for a classic look. This pattern can be playful in pink, rustic in a forest green, or chic in soft white. It's a beautiful, versatile pattern.
- Winter Accessory Set
Don't stop at the hat and scarf! Make gloves and socks as well for a complete pattern set when you view this project.
- Cable Knit Scarf and Hat
Practice your cables! Cables are one of the most exciting and beautiful effects you can create with your knitting, and this is a fantastic pattern set to show them off.
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 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 when you explore 27 Free Hat Knitting Patterns
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