Beginner's Magic Scarf

Beginners Magic Scarf
Beginners Magic Scarf

If you're new to crochet, this free scarf pattern from Red Heart is definitely a must-make design. Your friends and family will be stunned to learn that you made this Beginner's Magic Scarf with your own two hands. Red Heart Boutique Magical yarn is used to complete this easy peasy crocheted scarf. One ball of each color (Crystal Ball and Hocus Pocus) is needed to work this up this pattern. One size fits most. It's a great fashion accessory to wear during the autumn months.


Crochet HookK/10.5 or 6.5 mm hook

Yarn Weight(4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)


  • RED HEART® Boutique™ Magical™: 1 Ball each 1101 Crystal Ball A and 1406 Hocus Pocus B.
  • Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½].
  • Yarn needle.

One size fits most.
Scarf measures 58” long.

GAUGE: Gauge is not critical for this project.


  1. With 1 strand of A and B held together, chain 10.
  2. Row 1: Single crochet in first chain to form a loop, [chain 10, single crochet in single crochet] 78 times – 79 loops.
  3. Fasten off.
  4. FINISHING: Weave in ends.

Abbreviations: A, B, C = Color A, B, C; mm = millimeters; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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I can't understand how my scarf will be 58 inches long when i only chain 10 I must be reading the pattern wrong .

I thought the same thing at first, but I think what they left out is you repeat row 1 for 78 times. I haven't tried this yet but that's the only way it will get any longer.

Hi I love this scarf--I made it in the mingled up thread and a solid--it looks a lot like the example--I don't know why some people are so critical--it is a beginner project I thought--I intend to teach this pattern to my friends in our crochet and knitting club--It was easy to follow and I will make more of them to see what it looks like in a solid color--thanks for posting this pattern---when I make a photo of it in a solid color--I will post it-the one I made looks so much like the sample-it looks too much like the sample

I have not had a chance yet to work with RED HEART Boutique Magical. This is a very lovely scarf pictured here on this page. The materials list is small and this project only requires one skein of two different colors and a hook. This project is rated as easy for beginners and it is not necessary to worry about gauge.

I have taught a lot of beginners, and once theyve mastered working a chain, they ALL want to progress to something more useful. I can see the appeal of this project, but its not really much of a step up from just a chain. It doesnt really make a scarf either its more like a long fringe. I did work this up just to see what it looks like, and I think Ill take a pass.

Would love a pic of this pattern. -(

Hi kuincie, We transferred a lot of our older patterns to a newer template, and so a lot of our older patterns had images that are too small for this template. We're in the process of finding and replacing these images so please be patient with us! Julia, editor for AllFreeCrochet

Why not just do the chain as long as yinz want then single crochet in each chain then do the loopy thingys??? honestly RH really made it a more complicated pattern than it should have been...... only thing is just add 2-4 more loops of chains to each single crochet if you do it the way I wrote above. Simple and Beginner friendly

2 strands held together may make this an 'easy' pattern, but it is definitely not a 'beginner' pattern.

Is it more or Does the picture seem a heck of a lot fuller than the actual results. I'm finding that I want to extend the lenght in order to be able to double it up and create a fuller layered look.

It's really impossible to actually see the scarf. I see the model from her thighs to over her head, and her entire body from side to side with plenty of room to spare, but I really wish I could see the scarf.

Hello, You can view larger versions of the image here: == (You will need to remove the = from the URL after you copy and paste it into your browser.) Hope that helps!

I made one and it is not as full as the picture unless you double the length and layer it. but it does look nice once done. It's cute and simple and when layered is full and ruffly.

p.s. I think I've figured out how to make a loop. I was thinking the 1st ch was the one closest to the hook (duh). Now, the only thing I can't figure out is what "single crochet in single crochet means." I've accidentally learned how to make flower petals, though. :)

I am a newbie and am having difficulty understanding the instructions. In Row 1 (the only row), it asks you to "single crochet in 1st chain to form a loop? I don't see how this forms a loop. Also, I really do not understand the parenthetical instructions, particularly "single crochet in single crochet." All in all, I am lost. I would appreciate any help anyone can give me!

It means to single crochet into the "Beginning stitch" which will form a loop. Then after you chain 10, you'll single crochet into the single crochet that you made right before you made the second chain. . . and so on. You will end up with a long strip of single crochets with loops all along it. Hope that makes sense.


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