Lightweight Crochet Scarf Pattern
Scarves which not only keep us warm and cozy during the colder months but also add a touch of style and elegance to any outfit. And if you’re looking for a quick and easy project to get started with, a lightweight crochet scarf pattern might just be the perfect choice for you!
Some weeks ago, I decided to designed this very simple, lightweight crochet scarf pattern that can be made using any yarn weights and couldn’t be happier with the result of this easy crochet scarf pattern that is now available as a free pattern.
The simplicity of this easy crochet scarf made it a design even a beginner crocheter can make. It uses basic crochet stitches and has simple repeats of basic rows. This is a pattern you can crochet while watching your favorite movie as you do not need to be glued to the written pattern.
Yarn suggestions for this easy crochet scarf pattern
This prototype was made using fingering weight yarn gifted to me by WeCrochet. The yarn is simply amazing! It was fun crocheting with the yarn and can’t overemphasize how much I love the completed scarf.
How much yarn do I need to crochet a scarf
The amount of yarn you’ll need to crochet a scarf depends on several factors, including the size of the scarf, the thickness of the yarn, the crochet stitch pattern, and your tension or gauge. However, there are some general guidelines that can help you estimate how much yarn you’ll need.
As a rough estimate, you’ll need about 250-320 yards of worsted weight yarn to crochet a standard scarf that’s about 6 inches wide and 60 inches long. This amount may vary depending on the stitch pattern and your personal tension.
Since you are here, you might also love the following free crochet scarf patterns on my blog.
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Can I substitute with any other yarn?
Definitely! You can make your own version of this scarf using any weights of yarn at your disposal. Please, do note that if using any other weight of yarn different from #2 fingering weight, you might have to adjust your starting chains and number of repeats.
Hawthorne Fingering weight, #2 (80% Superwash Fine Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide. 357 yards/ per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
Estimated Yardage = 600 yards
US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook
18 sts over 16 rows = 10 cm square/4” before blocking.
Note – Gauge isn’t important for this project.
Notes for this lightweight crochet scarf pattern
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any #2 weight of yarns can be substituted. You are welcome to use any other weight of yarn but the starting chains and repeats should be adjusted.
- Chains at the beginning of Rows counts as a stitch.
- Work last st into turning chains (at the beginning of previous row).
Terms – US Terminology
Stitch needed for this lightweight crochet scarf pattern
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Double crochet – dc
Half double crochet – hdc
V stitch – V st = dc, ch 1, dc in indicated stitch
Finished Measurement of your crochet scarf
13” by 70”
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Instructions for this light weight scarf
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 58 hdc
Row 2: Ch 4, *skip next 2 sts, V st in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, skip next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn. 2 dc/18 V sts
Row 3: Ch 4, V st in each next ch 1 sp, turn. 2 dc/18 V sts
Rows 4 – 103: Rep Row 3
Increase or decrease the repeats as desired
Last Row: Ch 2, hdc in first st, 3 hdc in each V st across, 2 hdc in last st. 58 hdc.
Do not fasten off.
Edging of your crochet scarf pattern
- Crocheting around the 4 corners of the panel.
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Section 2: Lightweight crochet scarf pattern
Round 1: Ch 2, 2 hdc in each st (dc/ch 4 sp sp) across, ch 2 at each corner, join with a sl st to the beginning ch. 522 hdc
- Crocheting across the long side alone.
Row 2: Ch 7 (counts as dc + ch 4) here and throughout, * skip next 4 sts, dc in next st, ch 4, rep from * to end of the row, leave the other 3 sides unworked. 42 dc, 41 ch sp
Rows 3 – 8: Ch 7, skip next ch sp, dc in next st, *ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, rep from * to end, dc in last st, turn. 42 dc, 41 ch sp
Row 9: Ch3, *5 dc in ch sp, dc in next st, rep from * to end, dc in last st. 252 dc
- Do not fasten off.
- Crocheting along the short end of the panel.
Section 3: Crochet scarf pattern
Row 1: Ch 3, (4 dc in next ch 3 sp), rep () 7 more times, dc in each of the remaining sts across the 3rd short end, leave the remaining sts on the long and end, turn. 109 hdc
Row 2: Ch 7 (counts as dc + ch 4) here and throughout, *skip next 4 sts, dc in next st, ch 4, rep from * to end of the row, leave the other 3 sides unworked. 18 dc, 17 ch sp
Row 3: Ch 7, skip next ch sp, *dc in next st, ch 4, skip next ch 4 sp, rep from * to end, dc in last st, turn. 18 dc, 17 ch sp
Rows 4 – 35: Rep Row 3
Edging – Turn, crocheting along the side of section 3 and continue towards the ends of section 1.
Row 36: Ch3, *4 dc in next 34 ch sps, dc in each st across.
Block the scarf.
Lightweight crochet scarves are ideal for those transitional seasons, such as spring and fall, when the weather can be unpredictable. They are lightweight enough to wear on a mild day, yet provide enough warmth to keep the chill at bay. Plus, they’re versatile enough to be worn with a variety of outfits, from casual to dressy.
I hope you’ve had so much fun crocheting your own version of this easy lightweight crochet scarf? Do tag me with your makes and progress pictures on @crochet_fosbas.
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