Minimalist Crochet Scarf

A different way to crochet a scarf.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 7″ wide; 84″ long

Polish your single crochet skills and learn a “patch-work” way of crocheting a scarf with our Minimalist Crochet Scarf. It’s easy enough for a beginner and perfect practice for straight edges.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

If you’re looking for a crochet scarf that’s super easy to make, you’re in the right place. The Minimalist Crochet Scarf will show you a slightly different approach to crocheting a scarf.

This project will help you practice keeping your edges straight (a problem lots of new crocheters run into) with the center piece. Then conceal any mistakes you made along the way with the addition of sides crocheted in the opposite direction.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet the Minimalist Crochet Scarf and, of course, written instructions to walk you through it from start to finish.

  • Approx 450 yds; Patons Alpaca Blend Yarn; (Colorway pictured: Smoke)
  • 9 mm Crochet Hook
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

  • Ch Chain
  • Hk Hook
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • St(s) Stitches
Finished Size

84″ x 7″


5 sts x 6 rows = 2″
(single crochet)

Additional Notes: This pattern is worked in three sections. You’ll begin with the center, crocheting a skinny strip. Then you’ll add to each side to crochet the left and right sections.

Chain one at beginning of row does not count as a stitch, which means you’ll work the first stitch of the row in the same place as the chain one.

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You’ll find the full pattern for free here on this page. However, if you’d like a PDF version of this pattern to print or save for offline use, you can purchase it from our PDF shop.

Middle Section

Row 1: Ch 7. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each rem ch. (6 sc)

Rows 2-252: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st and in each rem st. Turn. (6 sts)

Fasten off at end of final row.

Left Section

Fasten on in the side of last row of middle section.

Row 1: Ch 1. Evenly space 203 sc along the left side edge of scarf. 

Rows 2-7: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st and in each rem st. Turn. (203 sts)

Fasten off at end of final row.

Right Section

Fasten on in the side of the first row on the right side of scarf.

Row 1: Ch 1. Evenly space 203 sc along the right side edge of scarf. (203 sts)

Rows 2-7: Ch 1 (does not count as st). Sc in first st and in each rem st. Turn. (203 sts)

Fasten off at end of final row.


Step 1: Weave in all the ends.

Step 2: Make 34 cuts of yarn measuring 8″ long. Use 17 strands for each end of the scarf. To make the fringe, fold strand in half. Insert hook into location you want the fringe to be. Place the loop of the folded strand on hook and pull through. Grab two ends of strand and pull them through loop.

see how it’s done

Minimalist Crochet Scarf Tutorial

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