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How to Crochet the Easy Basic Scarf for Beginners

How to Crochet the Easy Basic Scarf for Beginners

Inside: Free pattern to crochet the Easy Basic Scarf. Includes written instructions, tips and links to fully-captions tutorial videos.

The Easy Basic Scarf pattern uses just half double crochet stitches so even a complete beginner can make this simple pattern.  The project was designed to go with Lesson 2 of my How to Crochet series

Pattern includes written instructions and links to fully captioned tutorial videos for both left and right handed crocheters.

crochet the easy basic scarf

Crochet the Easy Basic Scarf!

By Kristen Mangus

A downloadable PDF of this pattern is available in my Etsy store or from Ravelry at the links below:


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Medium (#4) weight yarn
Premier Everyday Anti-Pilling (3.5 oz/100 g, 180 yds/165m) used in sample.

US Size H (5 mm) hook
Furls Odyssey hook in Black & Nickel used in sample.

Tapestry needle

ch = chain
hdc = half double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)

14 sts x 12 rows in 4” (10 cm) in half double crochet stitch


MEASUREMENTS 6″ x 60″ (15 x 150 cm)


To resize this pattern simply lengthen or shorten your beginning chain and knit to the length you want.

Scarf length:  Generally, make the scarf a few inches shorter than the height of the person wearing it. I’ve found the best length is from chin to floor. This allows the scarf to wrap around the neck once and still have enough to tie or tuck into your coat. You can make it longer if you like.

crochet the easy basic scarf


Chain 23.

Foundation Row: Hdc into third chain from the hook. Hdc in next chain to end of row.

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next st to end of row.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 60” or until desired length.  Cut yarn, pull loop through and weave in ends.


crochet the easy basic scarf

How to Half-Double Crochet Video Tutorial

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The following video tutorial teaches you how to crochet the half-double crochet stitch, or hdc. This basic stitch is essential for all beginners to learn. These videos are part of my How to Crochet for Beginners video series. They are designed to walk you through all the basic crochet skills. They are available for both left and right handed crafters.

Right handed

Left handed

Be sure to check out all the lessons on the How to Crochet Series:


Sunday 8th of January 2023

Loved the pattern will definitely try it

Marcia Brown

Sunday 8th of January 2023

Hi Kristin, trying to enroll here. Using a valid credit card. Keeps telling me that I need to update my info. Help please!