This crochet ribbed scarf has a nice drape and is perfect for both genders. The pretty ribbed texture can go well with anything plain or dressy regardless of your gender.
There are many ways to wear this crochet scarf from a single drape around the neck and shoulders to a loose knot at the front. You can also toss it over the shoulder for an elegant look. Or, if you make it longer than instructed you could do several wraps around the neck to keep extra cozy in cold winter weather.
Regardless of your style, this easy crochet scarf pattern is sure to make for a nice gift idea for just about everyone on your list.
The free crochet pattern is given in one size, but can be adjusted as needed in the multiple provided for the starting chains.
Thus, you could easily make a long and narrow scarf that you can wrap multiple times. Or for a man, increase the width a bit to go with any pair of jeans or a business suit.
I used Lion Brand Pound of Love, a medium worsted weight yarn. The acrylic helps to keep the scarf on the lighter side while giving you loads of textures. Any similar yarn will work.
Originally I worked this up in Bernat Denimstyle, but it has been discontinued.
The Stitch Pattern
The only stitches required are the chains, single crochets, and the front and back single crochet stitches.
The post stitches are alternated between the rows, with one row worked in the front posts and the next row worked in back posts. This way you get a unique texture on each side of the scarf.
Then, to keep a soft drape in the scarf fabric, chain two spaces are worked in between each post stitch. So it’s a post single crochet, followed by two chains in each row.
Warning: The ends of this scarf tend to curl up quite a bit! But don’t worry because you can block that out. A steam iron is all I used, but if you have a fabric steamer that would work even better.
To keep things more even along the ends, I used a smaller crochet hook for the first and last rows of single crochet stitches.
Bottom line, it’s a simple pattern that you can work on while relaxing any time of the day.
Crochet Ribbed Scarf
- Yarn: Lion Brand Pound of Love (Medium, #4; 100% Premium Acrylic; 1020yds/932m; 16oz./454g) Color: Claret, 1 ball
- Crochet Hooks: H/8-5.00mm and J/10 – 6.00mm
- Tools: Scissors, Yarn Needle, Area or Mat for Blocking, Pins for Blocking, steam iron or fabric steamer.
- 7" by 60"
- RS = Right Side
- Bpsc = Back Post Single Crochet
- Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
- Fpsc = Front Post Single Crochet
- Rep = Repeat
- Sc = Single Crochet
- Sk = Skip
- Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
- St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
- See the Crochet Abbreviations chart for more details.
- This pattern is written in American Crochet Terms
- The ends of this scarf tend to curl up. You can steam block the curls out.
- Simply lay the fabric on a flat surface and hold the steamer about 1-2 inches above the fabric and steam for a few minutes until set.
- Prior to steaming you can spray the fabric down with water. This is especially helpful if using an iron.
- With H hook, ch 32, or any multiple of 3 + 2.
- Row 1: (RS) Sc in 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Turn [31 sts]
- Row 2: Switching to J hook, ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st; rep from * across. Turn [11 sts and 10 ch-2 sps]
- Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, *fpsc around next sc, ch 2; rep from * across to last st; sc in last st. Turn. [11 sts and 10 ch-2 sps]
- Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, *bpsc around next sc, ch 2; rep from * across to last st; sc in last st. Turn. [11 sts and 10 ch-2 sps]
- Rows 5-100: Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until you have reached the desired length, ending with row 4.
- Row 101: With H hook, ch 1, sc in first st and into each st and ch across. Fasten off, or continue with edging.
- With H hook and RS facing, ch 1, sc evenly around working 3 sc into each corner; join with a slip stitch in first st. Fasten off.