Open Wave Skinny Summer Scarf

This skinny summer scarf works up quick and easy. It’s perfect for the summer as it’s not too hot and can be worn with just about anything you have in your closet.

Or, wear it in the winter under your jacket. It’s easy to crochet to any length so you can wrap it around as many times as you like for the warmth you need. The pattern also provides a stitch multiple, making it easy to adjust the width as well.

An open stitch scarf draped over the shoulders.
Open Wave Skinny Summer Scarf

The Stitch Pattern

The zig-zag stitch pattern is worked simply by making chain loops. It is a three-row repeat with two rows of chains; the first with the big loops, and the second with small spaces to bring it together. The third row is then worked in single crochets.

The Size

The size is for a small and skinny summer scarf with a measurement of only 3.5″ by 51″. But, the stitch multiple is a simple multiple of 4 + 2, making it easy to adjust the width. As for the length, simply continue until it’s long enough for you.

It’s a great pattern for children and adults to wear.

The Yarn

I worked this with Caron Simply Soft, a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn. It has a beautiful shine to it, making it great for summer crochet. With that said, a cotton yarn would work well too, especially in the summer as it’ll help to keep you cooler.

Originally I worked this up in an aran yarn, but the drape is better with Caron. So think soft if you plan on using a different yarn.

Ocean Wave Summer Scarf
Ocean Wave Summer Scarf

Blocking the Scarf

I highly recommend that you block the scarf to straighten out the stitches a bit. To block, simply wet the scarf down. Squeeze out any excess water and lay it flat to dry.

Other Patterns to Try

Purchase Your Printable PDF

Open Waves Skinny Summer Scarf

Crochet this open stitch summer scarf to keep you warm on the cooler summer evening or morning walks.
No ratings yet
Pin Pattern Share on Facebook

Skill Level


  • Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted Weight, #4; 100% acrylic; 6 oz/170.1g; 315yds/288m) 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: H/5.00mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle, Area or Mat for Blocking, Pins for Blocking.

Finished Size

  • 3.5" wide by 51" long.



  • Ch 14, or any multiple of 4 + 2.
  • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 5, sk next 3 chs, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [3 ch-5 sps]
  • Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), sc in ch-5 sp, *ch 3, sc in next sp; rep from * across to last st; ch 1, dc in last sc st. Turn. [2 ch-1 sps and 2 ch-3 sps]
  • Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc into first ch-1 sp, sc in next sc, *3 sc into ch-3 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across to last ch sp; sc in ch-sp, sc in last dc (3rd ch) Turn. [13 sts]
  • Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 5, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn. [3 ch-5 sps]
  • Row 5-124: Rep rows 2-4 until you have reached a desired length.
  • Row 125: Rep row 2 once. Continue with edging.


  • Sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner. Join with a slip stitch in the first sc. Fasten off.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.