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19 Quick and Easy Crochet Scarves

Find the quickest and easiest scarves to crochet: from crochet infinity scarves to cowls as well as traditional designs, you'll be all set!

By: Julia Wiatr, Editor,
19 Quick and Easy Crochet Scarves

Crochet scarves are always one of the easiest crochet patterns to work up, no matter your skill level. If you have an hour or so to spare, then you can learn to crochet a scarf - any one these free crochet scarf patterns, actually!

Grab a skein or two of yarn and crochet any one of these 19 Quick and Easy Crochet Scarves on your lunch break, on your commute to/from work, or as you mindlessly catch up on your favorite television program.

Use up such a small amount of both time and yarn to make such a cute and easy accessory. Wear them all year long or just in the winter to keep you warm and cozy. These free quick and easy crochet scarf patterns are perfect when you need to make something in a hurry!

Scarves are one of those accessories that can be worn all year round, depending on the yarn you use to make it. Wear a lacier, light piece in the spring and summer, and as the winter chill sets in, start switching out those pieces for some bulky wool to make sure you stay warm and add pockets to your crochet scarves with hoods. They're fast and easy pieces and create an instantly put-together look. 

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PLUS! For some quick inspiration, check out this video tutorial for a beginner-friendly crochet scarf pattern!

Crochet Infinity Scarf Patterns

Learn how to crochet scarves for beginners, right here! These crochet scarves are so easy and stylish that you will want to work up every single pattern we give you. This list is specifically for crochet infinity scarves, which are the most stylish winter accessories you can find. There are so many different ways to wear your crochet infinity scarf- you just have to take an hour to work it up first.

Stick with one color and a medium or bulky weight yarn and work up a cozy pattern like the Mossy Infinity Scarf or the Periwinkle Infinity Scarf (pictured), or add in multiple colors to your work and work up something like the Color Blocked Crochet Scarf. Using multiple colors is a great way to show school or team spirit. However, you choose to crochet your scarf, make sure to crochet it long enough to double around your neck and keep you extra warm and extra cozy. 

  • Summer Sky Infinity Scarf

    A solid shade and a slightly airy look make this infinity scarf a luxurious dream to make. 

  • Super Fast Scarf

    The simple V-stitch gives this design its funky edge - try using two colors for a wild look. 

  • Periwinkle Infinity Scarf

    This scarf is so cushy - want to know its secret? It's worked up with two strands of yarn held together for maximum warmth and coziness. 

  • Color Blocked Crochet Scarf

    Whether you're into rugby or some other team sport, you can make this two-toned scarf for when you're cheering on the sidelines. 

  • Mossy Infinity Scarf

    A simple repeating stitch pattern and a one-color design make this finished scarf so easy to make. 

  • Cherries In Bloom Infinity Scarf

    The chunky granny stripe stitch in three complementary colors set this scarf apart from the rest. 

Simple Crochet Scarf Patterns

Work up any one of these quick and easy crochet scarves if you're not into the infinity trend. These easy crochet scarf patterns can be completed in just a few hours (or even minutes!) using one or two skeins of yarn. It's amazing how simple it is to work up one of these crochet scarves that can pull together any outfit for a special date night, another day at work, or drinks with friends.

These crochet scarves differ from infinity scarves in that they aren't seamed at the ends to form a loop. Because of this, you can style your crochet scarves however you want. Use one solid color to create an everyday accessory, or add multiple colors to brighten up your look. You can even add fringe to the ends for a fun on-trend look. 

  • Sassy Sweetheart Ruffle Scarf

    This scarf is made by crocheting fabric - yes, you read that right. Check it out to see how it's done! 

  • Simple Ruffle Scarf

    Some days you want to really stand out, and this ruffle scarf will certainly help you out with that. 

  • Simple Skinny Scarf

    Not all crochet easy scarves are super chunky - this skinny scarf makes for a great statement accessory that can be worn any time of year.

  • In A Jiffy Scarf

    This super quick crochet scarf pattern doesn't even require crochet hooks. Use loopy Swerve yarn to make a boa-style scarf by simply making a chain with your hands.

  • Pineapple Crochet Scarf

    Light and lacy, this is the perfect summertime design. If you know the pineapple stitch, this goes very quickly. If not, learn it and get started!

  • Lacy Pineapple Crochet Scarf

    Lace and the pineapple pattern are trending so much right now! You really only need to know how to shell stitch for this easy crochet pattern.

  • 60 Minute Ribbed Crochet Scarf

    Use two strands held together and back loop stitches to create this ridged scarf. Add a pretty button for an extra touch.

Quick Crochet Cowl Patterns

Wrap yourself up in any one of these cozy crochet cowl patterns that do not have a beginning and end. Like infinity scarves, they are circular and can be easily wrapped around your neck to create a beautiful draped neckline. Unlike infinity scarves, though, they are usually shorter and make a circle with a smaller circumference. It all depends on the look you are hoping to achieve.

  • Under an Hour Cowl

    Got sixty minutes to spare? If so, then you can whip up this beautiful and easy crochet scarf in no time! We love the colors and style.

  • Hawaiian Style Crochet Cowl

    The ruffled texture makes it look like a Hawaiian lei so that you can easily imagine being on the beach with a cold drink in hand.

  • Lightning Fast Crocheted Cowl

    All you need is one skein to complete this free crochet scarf pattern - choose your favorite or stick with a nice neutral. 

  • Siamese Cat Cowl

    Use the chunky box stitch to work this crochet cowl up. We love how many different ways this design can be styled whether you want to dress up or down.

  • Short and Sweet Cowl

    Make this textured cowl over the course of an evening and you'll be on your way to a delightful winter.

BONUS! How to Block a Crochet Scarf

How to Block a Crochet Scarf

Now that you're done with your work, you're probably wondering how to care for your crochet project. Should you wash it? How? Well, for the most part, unless your yarn labels specifically say hand wash, you should be able to machine wash your work to clean it. But before you go about wearing your new design, you'll want to block your work to make sure it isn't curling or uneven. You can either wet block, cold block or dry block, and you can find specific information at our tutorial on how to block a crochet pattern, but the basics are the same:

  1. For wash blocking only, wash your project first.
  2. Spread out your project either on a bed, some towels, a rug or a blocking board.
  3. Work around the project and, using rust-proof pins, pin your project in place.
  4. Make sure the pinned project reflects how you want your work to end up looking: keep your edges straight!
  5. If wash blocking, let dry completely. If dry blocking, use a steamer or iron around your work to relax and set your work. If cold blocking, mist your project with a spray bottle until your work is wet.

    For a more detailed tutorial of the blocking process and to download this handy blocking infographic, be sure to read How to Block Crochet.

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If the infinity scarf is the right size for me, I love them. But I hate when I can only wrap it around my head once and then have a lot but not enough to wrap again a second time.

I prefer scarves.

i like the infinity scarves, they are fun to style )

I like scarves the best

Seeing all the wonderful scarfs makes me want to learn how to crochet.

Infinity scarves are great. With 19 featured here in this post, there is bound to be one to suit everyones needs. They are a very versatile fashion accessory as they can go with almost any outfit from casual to business to formal. Most are very easy to make and dont take a lot of time to complete.

I like scarves better

I love infinity scarves. They can dress up an outfit or look great with jeans. I like the way they can fit close to the neck on cold days or hang loss. They are easy to make, too. I especially like the Mossy infinity scarf.

I learned to crochet watching videos and reading patterens but the video shows the stitches better.

I prefer a scarf myself

So many patterns-so little time. I love the Island Lace one! Have to try that one.

I don't like scarves, cowls or infinity scarves. I don't even know what an infinity scarf is.

So far, traditional scarves have me. But I have not yet experimented with the other forms of scarf. I like making all of them. These patterns entice me.

I love nice thick cowls, because I can wear them around my neck, or wear them as a stretchy mini-skirt over leggings - 2 for 1!

I love making all 3, but cowls are so snuggely warm. My sister was almost strangled when her scarf got caught in the snowmobile track.

I like infinity scarves.

I prefer conventional scarves. Infinity scarves and cowls are claustrophobic for the family members I crochet for, as well as for me. I want a versatile single-strip scarf I can creatively arrange.

Can't go wrong with these patterns. Scarves are here to stay.

I love scarves,long, short and everything in between! They are so versatile!

I like scarves the best )

It's hard to choose between scarves infinity scarves. Both have their merits. I think I get more use out of scarves, but what is an infinity scarf but a regular scarf with the ends sewn together!

I like infinity scarves best.

I prefer cowels and infinity scarves.

Scarves are my fave, and I have a lot, because you can never have too many, especially when they are very soft very warm!

I have way too many scarves in my closet and I absolutely love infinity scarves, because they are very easy to accessorize with, and they can give the effect of a beautiful piece of jewelry. I have scarves in many colors and I often give them away or exchange with friends.

I like scarves the best. Easier to wear.


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