Easy Double Crochet Scarf FREE Pattern by The Cozy Tree
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Easy Double Crochet Scarf (FREE Pattern)

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Scarves are some of the best crochet projects for beginners because of their straightforward shape and practicality. They work up quickly and you don’t have to worry about adding or removing stitches in each row. And they also make great gifts!

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This particular scarf is extremely easy to make and only requires one stitch: the double crochet (DC). If you are new to the double crochet, here’s a quick diagram:

Step by step tutorial for Double Crochet by The Cozy Tree
Want to see diagrams for other common stitches? Check out the glossary here!

Before we begin with the pattern, here’s a picture of the scarf I made! My sister has been a big Harry Potter fan in the past, so I crocheted her this Slytherin scarf for Christmas a couple years ago. It worked up incredibly fast and I finished it in about 3 hours off and on (in between wrangling two kids lol). It may take longer or shorter for you to crochet depending on your speed and skill level, and how long you want the final scarf to be. If I remember correctly, mine ended up being about 5 feet long.

Unfortunately I didn’t get great photos when I made this first one. I was taking care of my 1 month old at the time so I was in a hurry lol!

So let’s begin with the pattern! Seriously, it’s so easy and you only need to know one step and just repeat it till your desired length. Let’s go!

*Important*: You can use any yarn and hook you want for the look you desire. Really! For this pattern, I’m going to use standard worsted weight (size 4) acrylic yarn and a size I-9 (5.5mm) hook.

Easy Double Crochet Scarf


  • Yarn A for main color (see notes): 1-3 skeins of Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Rocky Mountains
  • Yarn B for stripes (see notes): 1 skein of Lion Brand Heartland yarn in Mountain Rainier
  • Size I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Stitch marker to mark the end of the row if it helps you!

Instructions for main scarf

Chain (ch) 21 with Yarn A.

Row 1: In the 4th chain from the hook, do one double crochet (DC). DC across till the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn. (See notes. You will have 18 DCs total by the end of the row, and each row will continue to be 18 DCs.)

Row 2: DC in the same stitch that you just ch3 from. DC across till the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn.

Rows 3 and onward: Repeat row 2 until your desired scarf length. After you finish your last DC row, ch 1 and turn.

Final row: Since the first foundation chain is often tighter than the rest of the DC project, I like to make the final row be slip stitches (sl st) to make it the same on both ends of the scarf. To sl st, simply yarn over, pull the yarn through, and continue to pull through the last loop. Sl st across.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


A note about the ch3 at the end of each row: when you reach the end of a row, do not stitch into the Ch 3 space from the previous row. Ensure that you have 18 stitches in your current row, and then you can Ch 3 and turn for the next row as usual.

To add fringe

If you’d like to add fringe, you can cut 8-inch strips of yarn and pull two at a time through each stitch on either end of the scarf, tying them in a loop. See the images below.

Color pattern

There are two ways I like to switch out my yarn color during a project:

  1. Tie the new yarn to the old yarn when it’s time to switch and crochet on with the new yarn as normal, or…
  2. Before pulling through the last two loops of your last DC, pull through with the new yarn instead of the old yarn. Then crochet on with the new yarn as normal.

To mimic the style of the Harry Potter scarves, I chose to do the following color pattern, working from the bottom up:

Easy Double Crochet Scarf Color Pattern Diagram by The Cozy Tree
  • 6-12 rows Yarn A
  • 2-4 rows Yarn B
  • 2-4 rows Yarn A
  • 2-4 rows Yarn B
  • Repeat and end with the 6-12 rows of Yarn A when you reach your desired length

As you can see, I’ve shown the shorter method with less rows in the diagram. But if you want a longer, more spread out distribution of color, you can double the number of each color.

You can also alternate the colors of the fringe if you’d like! I didn’t do that for mine but it could look cool!

Final thoughts

Like I said, this project is so simple and straightforward, and there are so many different color combinations you can try! It works up quickly (and even quicker if you use super bulky yarn and shorten the number of stitches for each row) and doesn’t require too much focus once you get in the rhythm.

This is a perfect project for beginners, as it is an extremely forgiving shape and the length and colors are flexible. And if you’d like to turn it into an infinity scarf, just stitch together both ends when you’ve finished crocheting!

Thank you so much for checking out this free crochet pattern! I look forward to sharing more free patterns soon as I build up my collection. If you liked this pattern and want to see more, be sure to Subscribe to the Newsletter where we send bi-weekly updates of blog posts, craft ideas, Biblical encouragement, and Etsy sales. When you subscribe, you’ll also gain access to the Freebie Library full of digital downloads, printables, and more! (And we will never send spam.)

If you make a scarf using this pattern, I’d love to see it! Tag me in a photo of your project on Instagram @thecozytreeshop!

God bless,

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Laura is a Christian, wife, and mother who enjoys creating cozy goods, digital products, and encouraging blog posts to uplift fellow Christian moms. She is newly homeschooling her two kids and loves to crochet, read, and make her family's home cozy.

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