Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf, Free Crochet Pattern + Video

Several of you who are learning to crochet this fall have requested easy crochet projects...presenting the Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf!  Vibrant variegated yarn makes this scarf totally fun to stitch up, but with simple stitches to keep it easy for beginners (even if you've never crocheted before)!  For those of you who are seasoned crocheters, this is a fabulous gift scarf too!

There's a full video tutorial below too to walk you through stitch by stitch!

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Absolute Beginner Crochet Scarf
By Jennifer Dickerson

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  • 6.0 mm "J" crochet hook
  • 2 balls of Hopscotch by Red Heart Yarns (I used the "Jump Rope" colorway)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
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  • 8 inches wide
  • 68 inches long (minus fringe, fringe will add a few more inches)

Abbreviations and Tutorial Links:


Ch 24

Note: There is no special stitch count for this scarf, if you need to make it wider or narrower just increase or decrease the number of chains when you begin and proceed with the rest of the pattern.

Row 1: In the third ch from the hook, work a dc.  Work a dc in each ch across.

Row 2: Ch 3 and turn.  Work a dc in the first st and in each st across.

Repeat row 2 for 68 inches or until desired length.  Fasten off and weave in any ends that remain.

Looking for another beginner project?  Check out the Absolute Beginner Cowl below too!

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2017

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  1. Love this great pattern! I would use up some of my stash for this pattern too!

  2. I love this pattern! It's so easy! I made 2 already working on a 3rd.

  3. Can someone please tell me approximately how many rows it took for you to reach 68 inches? Im am a perfectionest when it comes to crocheting (this is why I rarely finish a crochet projects)

  4. Hello Jennifer! Thanks so much for this tutorial, it's so simple and your instructions are great! I'm working on my scarf now and was wondering if you steam blocked this scarf? Is it necessary? I'm new to crocheting and just read it somewhere today. Thank you!


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