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This easy chunky crochet scarf pattern is a great beginner’s project to make. The fashionably color blocked design and the simplicity of this crochet free pattern make it even more appealing!

This quick crochet project is also reversible and includes lots of cozy texture.

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How to get the Pattern for the Chunky Crochet Scarf

  • Free Scarf Pattern: Scroll down this blog post for the detailed instructions
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chunky scarf with a fringe on a white background

Details of the Crochet Scarf Pattern

This pattern uses only simple stitches and is very versatile. You will love using this stitch as it is so easy and suitable for beginner crocheters. Just work your foundation chain to the width you require, using a multiple of 3 ch. Work any number of rows to make the length of your scarf the size you wish.

The Easy Peasy Fingerless Gloves uses the same stitch pattern – make a pair to match!

I love the impact of a bold color blocked scarf. You can choose to make smaller blocks of different colors, or use three big color blocks for a stylish quick project that makes a wonderful handmade gift.

Go bold with your favourite colors to brighten up any outfit on a Winters day! Crochet a cozy Neck Warmer cowl and you will be wrapped up beautifully for any weather:)

More Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

You may also like the free crochet pattern for Shell Stitch Crochet Scarf . This Cozy Blanket Scarf is the perfect pattern for colder weather and uses a lovely variegated yarn.

More experienced crocheters may enjoy checking out Tendril Leaf Scarf . This pretty lace scarf works up quickly with an easy 4-row repeat pattern.

crochet scarf in teal and pink colors

Crochet Stitches for a Bulky Yarn Crochet Scarf

This chunky scarf simple pattern uses only basic crochet stitches. You will be using single crochet stitches and ch-2 spaces. No counting and you will be working into the ch-2 space, so no fiddling around to find the next stitch! This stitch pattern is also often called a single crochet v-stitch.

Once you have the foundation row worked, it is a one-row repeat pattern. You have the option of a final row to make a straight edge on your second side.

easy pattern for a crochet scarf

Yarn for the Simple Crochet Scarf Pattern

Stylecraft Special chunky yarn is one of my favorite yarns for winter crochet scarves. It is affordable and soft and comes in a huge variety of shades! I used a size 6mm crochet hook for my scarf but you could use a larger hook if you wish. If you work to a tight tension a larger hook may give you more drape.

Experiment with the stitch pattern and see what works best for you.

You could use any bulky weight yarn of your choice to make this easy crochet scarf pattern. I used 430m of chunky yarn for my scarf.

crochet scarf in a color block design

Read on for instructions on how to make this free beginner crochet scarf pattern!


Stylecraft Special Chunky – 100% Acrylic / 144m/157yrds / 100g

I ball each in Yarn A – Teal (1062), Yarn B – Duck Egg (1820) and Yarn C – Raspberry (1023)

6mm Crochet Hook

Yarn needle

You can use any chunky/bulky weight yarn to make a scarf this size.

Skill Level –Easy


Scarf pictured is 9in [23cm] in width and 64in [162.5cm] in length (without fringe)


5 sc v-sts x 10 rows = 4 x 4in [10 x 10cm] in pattern

Abbreviations (US crochet terms)

Beg          beginning

Ch            chain

St             stitch

Sc             single crochet

Hdc          half double crochet

Sp            space

Rep          repeat

V-st          v-stitch


  • Pattern uses a size 6mm crochet hook but you could use a larger hook if you wish. If you work to a tight tension a larger hook may give you more drape. Experiment with the stitch pattern and see what works best for you.
  • Stitch Multiple is 3 ch (+3) for foundation row
  • The pattern is written in US Crochet Terms
  • Gauge is not important for this pattern. The gauge given counts each single crochet v-st (sc, ch-2, sc) as the measurement for gauge if required.
  • Work each color until you have used up your ball of yarn. Any small amount leftover can be used for a light fringe
  • Work the last yarn over at the end of the row with the next colour, for a neat colour change
  • Instructions are given to make the scarf pictured in this pattern. You can make a shorter or longer scarf by working less or more rows. Keep in mind your yardage requirements will vary.
  • Scarf in pattern used a total of 430m of yarn.
  • The final row to straighten the edge of the scarf is optimal

Instructions for Easy Chunky Scarf Pattern

Using Yarn A chain 36 (or a multiple of 3)

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, skip next ch, * (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch, skip next 2 ch; rep from * across, until 2 chs remain, skip next ch, 1 sc in last ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a stitch), 1 sc in 1st sc, * (1 sc, ch 2, 1 sc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, 1 sc in last st, turn.

Repeat row 2 for a total of 54 rows. Fasten off yarn.

Change to Yarn B and repeat row 2 for a total of 54 rows. Fasten off yarn.

Change to Yarn C and repeat row 2 for a total of 53 rows.

Amount of rows given for each color are just a guide. See notes above for more details

Final row: Ch 1, 1 hdc in 1st st, * 2 sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 1; rep from * across until you reach last ch-2 sp, 2 sc in last ch-2 sp, 1 hdc in last st. Fasten off yarn.


Weave in all loose ends. Block if required. Add a fringe if you wish. I choose to add a small fringe, but you could add a full flowing fringe or leave it as it is!

Have fun adapting the pattern!


Cut 26 lengths of yarn approximately 10in/25cm. Make fringes using 1 strand of yarn and fold in half to make each fringe 2 strands of yarn. Attach fringes evenly along each end of the scarf.

I added 13 fringes to each side. Trim if needed.


chunky crochet scarf free pattern

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