Free Ombre Crochet Scarf Pattern

Are you looking for an easy but beautiful scarf to crochet? If so, this ombre scarf pattern may be the one you have been searching for. This scarf uses basic stitches and is worked in a straight row, so it is considered a beginner-friendly scarf design.

Read on down to find the easy and free crochet pattern (or the inexpensive PDF if you prefer). Once you get the pattern you can then get started on your soon-to-be new favorite crochet scarf pattern!

If you are looking for even more free crochet scarf designs be sure to check out the Easy Crochet scarf archives for over 50 free scarf patterns! Let’s get crocheting! Read on down and I hope you enjoy this free pattern! Happy Scarf Crocheting!

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Find the free crochet pattern for this ombre scarf below!

The Yarn You’ll Want to Use for This Crochet Scarf

If you can get your hands on Mandala Ombre Cake yarn, which is a worsted weight four yarn you are going to be happy! I was thrilled when I found this at my local Walmart and in the color I had been searching for, Mantra!

Mandala Ombre featured in Mantra

I knew this color would be perfect for this scarf because it fades from one color to the next, which means fewer ends for me to weave in! The color changes are beautiful in this yarn and very subtle.

The main part of the scarf honestly looks like you are using a couple of different colors of yarn, when in reality it is all one cake of yarn. There are many colors available in the Ombre line, so have fun with it! You can see from the picture below how the yarn changes beautifully from one color to the next.

For the border, I used Feels Like Butta from Lion Brand in the color Ice. It goes perfectly with the ombre colors of the Mandala yarn.

FLB is also a four weight yarn that is extra soft and has a chenille like feel to it. You won’t be disappointed in this yarn at all! When you make your crochet scarf, feel free to change up the yarn colors and put together new color combinations. I can’t wait to see your creations!

The Crochet Stitches You’ll Need to Know for This Scarf

You will only need to know a couple of basic crochet stitches for this whole scarf! If you can double crochet, half double crochet, single crochet and chain then you can make this design!

I have used these stitches so many times over the years in my designs, like for the double crochet scarf and more!

The scarf is worked in groups of clusters and chains for each row. The stitch cluster sequence, for example, for one row is worked in groups of three double crochet clusters. It is easy, just work a repeat of three double crochet stitches over and over. If you’d like a refresher on the double crochet stitch before you start the scarf, you can read and watch a video about it here on the blog. A half double crochet tutorial and single crochet tutorial can be found on here blog too.

Let’s Get Started on Your New Scarf!

Read on down to find the free scarf pattern and have a great time! If you have any questions, head on over to the Easy Crochet Facebook group to ask!

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Ombre Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

Crochet Abbreviations

Finished Size

  • Approximately 8 inches high (with border) x 74 inches in length when gauge is followed.

Notes

  • Change the size by using a multiple of 3 +2
  • Gauge is approximately 12 stitches, or 4 three double crochet clusters for every 4 inches. Learn why gauge is important in crochet projects.
  • The pattern is written in Standard US terms
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The Crochet Scarf Pattern Steps

Ch 192 +2

Foundation Row: Ch 194, in the third ch from the hook {sc, ch 2, sc} *sk 2 ch’s, {sc, ch 2, sc}, repeat from * across, skip next ch, ending with 1 hdc in last ch, turn. (193)

Row 1: Ch 3, * 3 dc in next ch 2 space (cluster), repeat from * across, ending with 1 dc in top of turning ch, turn. (193)

Row 2: Ch 2, *in the second dc of the 3 dc cluster {sc, ch 2, sc}, repeat from * across ending with 1 hdc into the top of the turning ch from the row before, turn. (193)

Row 3: Repeat Row 1

Row 4: Repeat Row 2

Row 5: Repeat Row 1

Row 6: Repeat Row 2

Row 7: Repeat Row 1

Row 8: Repeat Row 2

Row 9: Repeat Row 1

Row 10: Repeat Row 2

Row 11: Repeat Row 1

Row 12: Repeat Row 2

Row 13: Repeat Row 1

Row 14: Repeat Row 2

Row 15: Repeat Row 1

Fasten off the Mandala Yarn securely

Border Steps

  • Start in the corner space and work alongside one of the short sides first.
  • Join in the Feels Like Butta Yarn, Ch 3, Make 2 dc’s into the corner space, working along the down the outside of one of the short sides of the scarf make 3 double crochets into the rows that we repeated row 1 on.
  • When you get to the corner, make 3 double crochets into the corner space. Ch 2, work 3 more double crochets into the same space.
  • You will end up with a total of seven 3 double crochet clusters along the short side.
  • Next, *work 3 double crochets into the space between the 3 double crochet clusters of the first row of the scarf. Repeat this for a total of 63 times excluding the two corner 3 double crochet clusters. You should have a total of 65 clusters including the two corner 3 double crochet clusters.
  • At the corner, double crochet 3 times into the corner space, Ch 2, work 3 more double crochets into the same space. Working along the down the outside of the other short side of the scarf make 3 double crochets into the rows that we repeated row 1 on.
  • When you get to the corner, make 3 double crochets into the corner space. Ch 2, work 3 more double crochets into the same space.
  • Next, *work 3 double crochets into the space between the 3 double crochet clusters of the first row of the scarf. Repeat this for a total of 63 times excluding the two corner 3 double crochet clusters. You should have a total of 65 clusters including the two corner 3 double crochet clusters.
  • At the last corner, double crochet 3 times into the corner space, Ch 2 and end with a slip stitch in the top of the first chain 3 of the border.

Finishing

  • Fasten off all the yarn ends and weave them in with a yarn needle throughout the scarf.

Ombre Scarf Stitch Chart

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Did You Like This Ombre Scarf?

If you enjoyed this ombre scarf, you may also like our ombre crochet blanket too! It uses seven different colors of yarn that blend into each other! How about the ombre triangle scarf too? You don’t have to weave in a ton of ends, which is always a positive!

Take a look at the articles below about scarves that I think you’d enjoy!

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I hope you loved this easy scarf pattern! Until next time.

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4 Comments

    1. Hi Carol,
      You can start on either one of the short sides to make the border. Hope this helps. 🙂

      Krista

  1. Alisa D Gatov says:

    I love this scarf! Do you happen to have a matching hat pattern?

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