Easy Crochet Winter Scarf Pattern

Are you looking for a quick and modern looking crochet design for the upcoming chilly winter days? If so, this easy crochet scarf worked with simple stitches is great to try.

This scarf works up fast and can be done in just a few hours. Read on down to find the full free scarf pattern to get started. 

Related: If you’d like to make more crochet scarfs, then explore the Easy Crochet archives for access to over 400 free designs.

The Yarn

Yarn: For this particular scarf, I used Touch of Alpaca from Lion Brand because I wanted something extra SOFT to be around my neck, so the obvious choice was TOA!

I also designed a shawl with this yarn too, if you’d like to check it out and start two projects at once. (we all do it!)

Touch of Alpaca

This yarn is made by Lion Brand, and is a Weight 4 – Medium yarn.

Touch of Alpaca

Fiber: 90% Acrylic, 10% Alpaca
Yardage: 207 yds / 190 m
Hook: 5.5 mm (I-9)
Substitute: Knit Picks Mighty Stitch

Buy Now Patterns Using This Yarn →

Also, I wanted to mention that there are some wonderful color choices available with this yarn, so you’ll probably LOVE them all and want to get more than one skein.

The Stitches

To make this crocheted scarf, you will need to know a few basic crochet stitches and techniques, all of which are easy to learn!

  1. Double Crochet: Yarn over, insert the hook, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops, then yarn over again and pull through the remaining two loops. It’s a taller stitch than the half double crochet explained below.
  2. Half Double Crochet: You wrap the yarn over the hook, insert it into the stitch, and pull up a loop. Then, yarn over again and pull through all three loops on the hook.
  3. Skip a Stitch: In crochet, “skip a stitch” means you don’t work into the next stitch. You just move to the one after it. It’s like hopping over a spot to continue your pattern
  4. Chain: Simply yarn over and pull it through the loop on your hook. This is usually the starting point for most projects.

Now that you know all about the yarn and stitches you’ll need to know, let’s get started on this simple crochet winter scarf pattern. It has the perfect amount of coziness for chilly weather.

Find the free winter crochet scarf pattern below!

Cozy Winter Scarf Pattern

Skill Level: Easy


  • 415 yards of Touch of Alpaca Yarn (about 2 skeins) in the color Crimson from Lion Brand or any four weight yarn.
    • The total yarn needed with fringe is shown above.
  • Crochet hook size 6.5 mm
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Crochet Abbreviations

  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • st = stitch

Finished Size

  • Finished size is 63″ long (without fringe) and 10″ wide
  • The fringe will add about 6 inches on each side if you use it.


  • This scarf pattern is written in standard US terms.
  • The fringe is optional and is easy to leave off if you prefer.
  • The chain 3 counts as a stitch.

The Pattern

Start: Ch 27

Row 1: in the second ch from the hook hdc, hdc into each st across, turn. (26)

Row 2: ch 3, sk a st, *2 dc into the next st, sk a st, repeat from * across ending with a dc in the last st, turn. (26)

Row 3: ch 2, starting in the first st hdc, hdc into each st across, ending with a hdc at the top of the turning ch from the row before, turn. (26)

Row 4- 83: Repeat rows 2 & 3

Finishing: Fasten off the yarn and weave in loose ends throughout with a yarn needle.


  • Add 13 fringe endings on each side of the scarf using our fringe tutorial, spacing out as evenly as possible.
  • You can add more fringe edging or less, depending on what you prefer.
  • I used three 12″ pieces of cut yarn for each fringe section.

More Free Crochet Scarf Patterns

If you enjoyed this scarf design, then you may also like some of our other free crochet patterns as well.


  1. Why do you turn then make the chain after completing a row? Why not make the chain after you finish a row then start the row??

  2. In row 3 you say starting in the first hdc. Since the row below is dc do you mean dc instead of hdc? I’m a fairly experienced crocheter but am looking for a simple but interesting pattern to teach a beginner. Thanks for clarifying. Maybe I’m just reading it wrong as no one else has said anything about this.

  3. Do you chain every time you skip a stitch? I’m not sure how to do row 3 as I seemed to have halved my number of stitches in row 2 (I’m brand new to crochet so sorry if this is a silly question!)

    1. Hi Ren,
      In row 2 make sure you are skipping a stitch, then double crocheting twice in the next stitch to make up for the skipped stitch. That should help with row 3.


  4. My scarf is going lopsided. Any idea what I’m doing wrong? I’m just getting back into crocheting after a few years off.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *