This easy double crochet scarf pattern is perfect for beginners and experienced crocheters alike. If you’re just starting out in crochet, use this scarf to practice working double crochet, learning how to maintain a straight edge, and getting an even tension. For the more advanced among us, change the width and length, play with colors, or anything else you choose to do with it.
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that crochet is my zen. Much of the time, I gravitate toward projects that I can easily memorize and work on either in front of my favorite TV show or on-the-go when I have a few minutes to spare. Don’t get me wrong – I have projects going that require counting and tracking. But those projects are relegated to times when I can fully engage and concentrate. This double crochet scarf makes a great project to pick up when you just don’t have a lot of extra time, perfect for the busy, on-the-go crocheter.
Choose your favorite worsted weight yarn (mine is Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn”) or raid your stash. You only need to know 2 stitches to work up this quick and easy scarf – the chain stitch and the double crochet stitch. If you’re a beginner, you’ll be an expert at the double crochet by the time you’re finished. If you’ve a got a bit more experience, you’ll love how easy this scarf is to modify to your own taste. Grab those hooks and…go!
I have created a few variations to this design – back loop double crochet, use of self-striping yarn, and a version with fringe – which will be available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, enjoy!
Easy Double Crochet Scarf Pattern
Yarn: Any worsted weight yarn, weight category 4 – I used 1 skein of Hobby Lobby’s “I Love This Yarn” (100% acrylic, 355 yds/325m) Color #200 – Graymist
Hook: US I-9 (5.5mm)
Gauge: 12 dc x 7 rows = 4″
Finished size: 6.5″ x 75″ (Using an entire skein of “I Love This Yarn”, my scarf was 125 rows long.)
Ch = chain, Dc = double crochet
Notes: 1). The ch-2 at the end of each row is called a “turning chain”. In this pattern, the turning chain counts as a dc throughout at the beginning of each row. When the stitch count says “21 dc”, the count includes the turning chain. 2). If your turning chain seems too tight along the edge, work 3 ch instead. Just be consistent throughout! 3).
Foundation row: Dc in the 3rd ch from the hook and in every ch across, ch 2, turn. (20 dc + beginning ch)
Row 1: 1 dc in next dc, in each dc across, and in the top of the turning ch, ch 2, turn. (21 dc)
Row 2 – to the end: Work as for row 1. At the end of the final row, do not ch 2. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Learn how to work the double crochet stitch
Learn how to work a chain stitch