Crochet Keyhole Scarf free pattern - Comes in 4 different sizes and works up pretty quickly

Crochet Keyhole Scarf Pattern

Are you looking for a stylish and cozy scarf to keep you warm during those chilly days? Look no further than the crochet keyhole scarf pattern! Not only is this scarf functional, but it’s also trendy and can be customized to match your unique style.

If you don’t wear a scarf mainly because you are worried you might lose it, the keyhole option is for you! It helps to secure your scarf.

Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this pattern is easy to follow and perfect for creating a one-of-a-kind accessory you’ll love wearing all season long. So grab your hook and yarn, and let’s get started on this fun and rewarding project!

The Keyhole crochet scarf is available as a free pattern; scroll down. You can also get the Ad-free version on Ravelry or Etsy.

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How to style and wear your keyhole scarf pattern

As a designer, I love creating designs that can be used in multiple ways. Check out the convertible projects for more projects styled in multiple ways. You can style this keyhole scarf in multiple ways!

  1. As a keyhole scarf – pass the end of the scarf through the hole created in the pattern.
  2. As a cowl – wrap the scarf around your neck.
  3. As a scarf 

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Portobello keyhole scarf Measurement

Size(s) and color codes – S (M, L). This makes the keyhole scarf perfect for a child, teen, and adult!

Length of scarf: 38 (46, 60)” by 7 (9, 14)”

The Model scarf is shown in adult size.

How to crochet the portobello crochet keyhole scarf pattern

Yarn – Any Worsted weight yarn can be used for this scarf. The prototype was made using Portobello, Aran weight, #4,  60% Cotton, 28% Acrylic, 12% Wool, 120 m (131 yds) per 1.75 oz/50g skein)

Color A = Eucalyptus (98) – 1 (2, 2) Skeins

Color B = Hunter Green (116) – 1 (2, 2) Skeins

Estimated Total Yardage

300 (360, 420) yards

Hook – 6 mm Crochet Hook


14 sts over 7 Rows = 4 x 4” made in xdc, before blocking.

Instructions for the gauge

Row 1: Chain 16, dc in 3rd ch and in each ch across, turn. 14 dc

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdc across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 6 xdc, 2 dc

Rows 3 – 7: Rep Row 2

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Portobello crochet keyhole scarf pattern Notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #4 weight yarn can be substituted; please check the gauge.
  3. Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as a stitch.
  4. Stitch count is written after each row/round, with the smallest written first and the other in the ().

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches needed for the keyhole scarf

Chain(s) – ch(s)

Single Crochet – sc

Double crochet – dc

Crossed double crochet – xdc

Special stitch

Crossed dcskip next st, dc in next st, crocheting over the dc just made, work dc into the skipped stitch.        

Construction Note for this easy keyhole crochet scarf

  • This keyhole crochet scarf is worked in rows.
  • Two panels are made and then joined together, leaving a space wide enough for the end of the scarf to pass through as the keyhole.

Free written pattern for the keyhole scarf pattern

Make 2

Chain 104 (126, 150)

Row 1: Dc in each 3rd ch and in each ch across, turn. 102 (124, 148) dc

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first st, xdc across until the last st, dc in last st, turn. 50 (61, 73) xdc, 2 dc.

Rows 3 – 4 (4, 6): Rep row 2

Fasten off A, join B

Rows 5 (5, 7) – 7 (9, 11): Rep Row 2


Round 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around the whole panel, aim for (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch

Fasten off

To join

  • Place both panels beside each other.
  • Join color B with a sl st to the edge of both panels

Using either darning needing or a crochet hook with mattress st ot sl st, join the first 60 (70, 80) sts

Fasten off. 

Skip the next 20 (25, 30) sts, join the remaining sts.

Fasten off

Weave in ends.

Portobello keyhole crochet scarf free pattern

In conclusion, the crochet keyhole scarf pattern is a must-try for any crochet enthusiast or anyone looking to add a stylish and functional accessory to their crochet wardrobe.

This versatile pattern can be adapted to match any style or preference, making it the perfect project to get creative with. Not only is the end result in a beautiful and cozy scarf, but the process of creating it can also be incredibly rewarding.

So why not give it a try? Grab your crochet hook and start this fun and satisfying project today!

I can’t wait to see your beautiful makes! Come share your projects with me and the crochet community on Facebook and on Instagram.


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