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A simple lace crochet scarf pattern that uses only one skein of yarn! A light delicate scarf perfect for adding a pop of colour to your outfit any time of year.

This lacy scarf crochet pattern creates a beautiful mesh design that is sophisticated and stylish.  Using simple stitches with minimum counting, you will be whipping up a few of these in no time!

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The Yarn for a Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern

You only need one skein of a fingering weight yarn to make this simple lace scarf.

I used a skein from Olann an Irish yarn company that produces ethically sourced yarns in beautiful colours that are loved by crafters worldwide. The colour-way is called Kismet and is a gorgeous golden shade with flecks of pink.

The pattern is very versatile and you could also use a heavier yarn to make a cosy scarf for winter. A worsted weight yarn would work up quickly in this easy crochet lace pattern.

Adjusting the Size of the Crochet Lace Scarf

You can make this design wider if you wish by simply adding more chains (the multiple is 8 + 4). The pattern grows quickly and is perfect for picking up when you just want to crochet and relax.

I love light and airy scarves to wear all year round and have many of them in my wardrobe!

More Free Crochet Lace Scarf Patterns

You might like to check out some of my other popular Crochet Scarf patterns, some of them using only one skein of yarn – Rosaline Lace Scarf and Indigo One Skein Scarf

If you enjoy airy and light easy scarfs, you will love Riffle – a crochet neck scarf.


  • Olann Singles Sock Fingering Weight /400yds [366m]: Merino Superwash/100gr) in colourway Kismet
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • You can use 400m of any fingering weight yarn or yarn weight of your choice and matching hook.


Scarf measures 80 in [203cm] in length x 9 in [23cm] wide after blocking and without a fringe


Gauge is not important for this piece


US Crochet Terms (UK terms in brackets)

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

St – stitch

Sp – space

Sc – single crochet (UK double crochet)

Dc – double crochet (UK  treble crochet)


  • Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as 1 dc
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch
  • The pattern is worked in multiples of 8 + 4
  • You can make this scarf wider by adding more multiples but be aware you will need more yarn
  • It is recommended that you block your scarf for a polished finish
  • The pattern is written in US crochet terms

Instructions for Simple Lace Crochet Scarf

Chain 52

Multiple of 8 + 4 for foundation

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, * ch 4, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in next ch, ch 4, skip 3 ch, 1 sc in next ch; rep from * across until 1 ch remains, 1 sc in last ch, turn

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc here and throughout), 1 dc in next st, * ch 4, skip next ch-4 sp, 1 sc in next dc, ch 4, skip next ch-4 sp, 1 dc in next sc; rep from * across until 1 st remains, 1 dc in last st, turn

Row 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sc in next st, * ch 4, skip next ch-4 sp, 1 dc in next sc, ch 4, skip next ch-4 sp, 1 sc in next dc; rep from * across until 1 st remains, 1 sc in last st, turn

Repeat rows 2 & 3 for pattern

Scarf pictured has a total of 186 rows finishing on a row 3. You can make your scarf longer or shorter if you wish, making sure to leave some yarn for fringing.


For each piece of fringing, cut 10 x 8in lengths of yarn. Fold in half and using your crochet hook to pull the folded loop through the end of each ch-3 space at one end of your scarf, and each ch-4 space at the other end. Tighten to secure.


Weave in all loose ends. Soak your scarf in lukewarm water and gently wring in a towel. Lay project out to finished size and pull gently into shape. Pin in place and leave to dry.

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  1. I am trying to find where on your site this pattern is free, as noted in the write up, but I can’t find the pdf download for free. The pattern is Simple Lace Crochet Scarf.
    I appreciate your help.
    Thank you. 😊

    1. Hi! I do not have a free pdf download but you can purchase one for a small amount in my shops. The links are in the post:)

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