Seed Stitch One Skein Crochet Scarf

Here is a one skein crochet scarf pattern to help you bust through your yarn stash. It’s on the narrow side because I only had one ball of this yarn and wanted to make sure I had enough to get a fairly good length. If you have more yarn you can easily make it wider in a simple multiple of two.

A beautifully textured scarf worked up in the seed stitch. The scarf is narrow, but fairly long and only one skein of yarn was used.
Seed Stitch One Skein Crochet Scarf

The crochet scarf is cozy and perfect for the cold winter weather. Wear it over a long-sleeved shirt or underneath a jacket to keep the drafts out. 

And since you only need one skein of yarn, it’s perfect for charity items and making those last minute gifts. Leftover skeins can be used up as well to create bright and cheerful stripes, or blocks of colors. The more colors that you work into the scarf, the easier it is to match it to a winter outfit.

The Stitch Pattern

The crochet stitches used are the single crochet and a double crochet stitch worked into the same stitch. Then to maintain the stitch count, you skip a stitch. This stitch pattern is known as the crochet seed stitch.

I love this stitch, not only because it’s mindless and easy to work on while watching TV, but it’s also a pretty textured stitch that you’ll enjoy showing off. It’s the same texture on both sides, so you don’t have to worry about a right or wrong side.

Another bonus of this free crochet pattern is that you don’t have to do an edging if you don’t want to. It’s perfect the way it is, but I did add some basic instructions in case you’d like to have a totally straight edge.

Then as a final touch, add a few tassels or some fringe along the ends to make this your very own. OR, if you like cowls, why not join the yarn at the ends so you can easily wrap it around the neck for a cozy one skein infinity scarf! One benefit of that is that you don’t have to worry about the scarf slipping off as you go about your busy day.

The Size

The finished size is 5.5 inches wide by 64 inches long. But that is easy to adjust in a multiple of two for your starting chains. The length, even with only one skein came out good, so you have many ways to wear this.

Not only is the size easy to adjust, but in the right colors, you could make this for both genders if you like. Hence a nice scarf for the entire family.

A crochet scarf worn long over the shoulders.

The Yarn

This stitch pattern looks great in an economic yarn, Red Heart Super Saver. It’s a medium worsted weight acrylic yarn. One ball is approximately 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m.

Honestly, pretty much any weight yarn that shows the pretty texture of the stitch will work for this crochet scarf pattern. Just make sure to match the hook size to the yarn and you’re all set.

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Seed Stitch One Skein Crochet Scarf Pattern

This scarf could be crocheted for both men and women, depending on the color yarn you choose.
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  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver (Worsted Weight (#4) 100% acrylic, 7 oz/198g – 364 yds/333m) Color: Pretty 'N Pink – 1 ball
  • Crochet Hook: I – 5.5mm
  • Other: Measuring Tape, Scissors, Yarn Needle.


  • Gauge: 12 sts = 4".
  • Finished Size: 5.5" by 64", without the edging.


Special Stitch Instructions


    • Ch 18, or any multiple of 2.
    • Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across. Turn. [17 sts]
    • Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, dc) in first sc, *sk dc, (sc, dc) in next sc; rep from * across to last 2 sts; sk dc, sc in last sc. Turn. [17 sts]
    • Rows 3-191: Rep row 2.

    Optional Edging

    • Ch 1, sc evenly around, working 3 sc in each corner; join with sl st in first sc. Fasten Off.

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