Crochet Scarf for Beginners Free Pattern

How to Make the Touch of Fall Crochet Scarf

Hi guys! It’s September, which means we are one step closer to Fall. Soon it’ll be time to break out our cozy sweaters, and eat some homemade apple crumble while watching the leaves change. I hope you are all ready for a simple design and quick make that will get you excited for the upcoming season. If you live and breathe Fall, you’ll love working this crochet fall scarf up in the I Love This Yarn Autumn Stripes colourway because the colors are so rich and earthy; the colours remind me of Fall leaves year-round. This pattern uses the single crochet, double crochet, and chain stitch, so it is a great scarf for beginners or advanced crocheters alike who are looking for an easy make. In this design, the yarn does the heavy lifting, which means you can sit back and enjoy the crochet process. Let’s dive into the tutorial!

Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern for Beginners

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Materials:

This Pixie Creates Touch of Fall Scarf

Yarn Choice and Alternatives

For my scarf, I chose to use I Love this Yarn Print in the colorway, Autumn Stripes. It’s one of my favourite colorways because I love watching the yarn change from green to brown to orange to red; it’s basically the equivalent of watching the leaves change color on the trees, but in yarn form.

This scarf pattern is versatile, which means that you can use any weight or brand of yarn that you’d like. The simple design of this scarf allows the yarn colours to shine through, so any variegated, striped, marled, or solid color yarn would work well.

The original pattern calls for using a medium 4 worsted weight (aran) yarn, but if you choose to use a different weight, you may need to adjust your hook size to suit the yarn. Have fun and get creative with your yarn choice! I’m so excited to see all of your creations.

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Pattern Measurements:

  • Length: 66″
  • Width: 7.5″

Adjusting the Size of your Fall Scarf:

  • Length: This scarf is worked lengthwise, which means the initial chain determines the length of your scarf. The original pattern calls for chaining 175 for a total length of 66″, but if you’d like to customize the length of your scarf, chain an odd number until you are happy with the length of your scarf.
  • Width: To make your scarf wider, Repeat Row 6 – 10 once more, before you start Row 11. After Row 19, Repeat Row 15 – 19 once more to make the scarf symmetrical.
Moss Stitch and Double Crochet Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Abbreviations:

  • Hk – hook
  • St(s) – stitch/stitches
  • Ch – chain
  • Sp – space
  • Sk – skip
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • [] – Repeat instructions inside these brackets

Gauge: Approximately 15 stitches x 9 rows in 4″ x 4″

  • Ch 16
  • Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hk, and in each ch across. Turn. (15 dc)
  • Row 2: Ch 1, dc in each st across. Turn. (15 dc)
  • Row 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2.

Pattern:

Notes:

  • Do NOT fasten off at the end of Row 23.
  • This scarf is worked lengthwise, so the initial chain determines the length of your scarf. Make sure that you are happy with the length of your scarf, before you start crocheting!

Ch 175 (or chain an odd number until you are happy with the length of your scarf)

Row 1: Sc in 3rd ch from hk, [ch 1, sk 1 ch, sc in next ch] to end of row. Turn. (88 sc + 87 ch-1 sp)

Moss Stitch

Row 2: Ch 2 (this counts as a ch 1 and a sc), sc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in next ch-1 sp] to end of row. Turn. (88 sc + 87 ch-1 sp)

Crochet the Moss Stitch

Row 3 – 4: Repeat Row 2.

Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf

Row 5: Ch 3 (this counts as a ch 1 and a dc), dc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next ch-1 sp] to end of row. Turn. (88 dc + 87 ch-1 sp)

Moss Stitch and Double Crochet

Row 6 – 9: Repeat Row 2.

Moss Stitch and Double Crochet Stitch Scarf

Row 10: Repeat Row 5.

Double Crochet and Moss Stitch Crochet Scarf

Row 11: Repeat Row 2.

Row 12: Repeat Row 5.

Single and Double Crochet Stitch Scarf Sample

Row 13: Repeat Row 2.

Row 14: Repeat Row 5.

Crochet Double and Single Crochet Scarf

Row 15 – 18: Repeat Row 2.

Row 19: Repeat Row 5.

Row 20 – 23: Repeat Row 2.

Crochet Scarf Progress Picture

*Do NOT fasten off at the end of Row 23. Go straight to the border!

Border:

The border will be a moss stitch border worked along the outside edges of the scarf. Here is a great video tutorial for the moss stitch border by Blossom Crochet. Keep in mind that a single crochet (US term) is called a double crochet in the UK.
Tip: To make the border even, don’t place the single crochets too close OR too far away from each other. Try to be consistent with where you are placing your single crochet stitches. Let’s dive in!

  • To start the border, do not fasten off at the end of Row 23. Instead, turn your work and begin Row 24 by repeating Row 2.
  • At the end of Row 24, work a (sc, ch 1, sc) into the last stitch. This is considered a corner stitch.
  • Turn your work 90 degrees clockwise, so that you are working along the next side of your scarf.
  • Ch 1, sk a st/row, and make a single crochet in the next st/row. Repeat this process along the edge of your scarf until you reach the corner. Make a (sc, ch 1, sc) into the corner stitch.
  • Repeat the moss stitch pattern along the remaining 2 sides until you arrive at the first stitch of the round. Join the last st to the first st with a slip stitch to close the round.
  • Fasten off and weave in your ends!

Blocking your Crochet Fall Scarf:

Blocking your work is always optional, but it’s a great way to give your creations a polished look. If you’ve never blocked your work before, or you’re unsure of what it means to “block” something, let’s dive in. Blocking your work is done by wetting or steaming your crochet piece, which allows the stitches to relax, stretch out, and lie flat.
When Should I Block my Work?

  • If your stitches or edges are uneven, and you want a straighter look.
  • If you want to improve the drape of your scarf.
  • Blocking should be done at the end of a project.

I’ve tried a few different ways of blocking, but my go-to method is to use a steamer or an iron on a steam setting. Simply lay your piece flat or vertically (depending on how your steamer works) and move the steamer/iron over your work. Make sure that the steamer/iron is at least 2 inches away from your work. Pull on your piece to straighten it out, and let it dry.

End Notes:

Congratulations! You’ve made your first Touch of Fall Scarf. I hope you enjoyed making it as much as I did. If you loved this pattern, please share it, so that others can make it too! Check out some more fun and budget-friendly crochet patterns on the blog.

Touch of Fall Crochet Scarf Free Pattern for Beginners

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Thank you guys so much for following along. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Love, Dayna

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