How to Crochet a Scarf for the Complete Beginner

Your perfect first scarf project.

Skill Level | Beginner
Finished Size | 76″ x 6″

Working up in just a few hours, the Beginner Crochet Scarf here at B.Hooked is perfect for your first crochet scarf project. It’s crocheted lengthwise, so we can avoid uneven or messy edges – a struggle that most beginner crocheters experience!

Pattern sponsored by Yarnspirations


If you want to learn how to crochet and you want to make a scarf as your first project, you’re in the right place. With this project, you’ll learn how to crochet a scarf from start to finish. In fact, this is the project we recommend all beginners start with!

With the beginner crochet scarf, you’ll learn the essential basics of crochet, the chain stitch, the single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch. You’ll use these stitches for nearly every project you crochet from here on out.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you’ll need to get started as well as a video tutorial and written instructions to walk you through the entire process.

getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • 4 skeins; approx 390 yds, Patons Classic Wool Bulky (colorway pictured: Natural Mix)
  • 10 mm Crochet Hook (Clover Amour shown)
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

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  • BLO Back Loop Only
  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • St(s) Stitches
Finished Size

76″ x 6″
(unblocked)

Gauge

8 sts x 7 rows = 4″
(worked in stitch pattern)

Additional Notes: Ch 1 at beginning of row does not count as a stitch. Ch 2 at the beginning of row counts as a double crochet.

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Row 1: Ch 154. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2. 1 dc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 2. 1 dc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 6: Ch 2. 1 dc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 7: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 8: Ch 2. 1 dc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 9: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 10: Ch 2. 1 dc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Row 11: Ch 1. 1 sc in the BLO of each st. Turn.

Fasten off and weave in your ends.

see how it’s done

How to Crochet a Scarf

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