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!
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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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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.
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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.
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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
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:
- For wash blocking only, wash your project first.
- Spread out your project either on a bed, some towels, a rug or a blocking board.
- Work around the project and, using rust-proof pins, pin your project in place.
- Make sure the pinned project reflects how you want your work to end up looking: keep your edges straight!
- 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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