How to crochet a simple scarf

Published on December 2, 2019 2 min read

Crochet beginner? Need a last minute scarf to keep you warm, or a fast finish gift? We've got you covered with our easy to follow video with Merion, to show you how to crochet a scarf!

Using simple stitches, follow our step by step video tutorial to make a simple crochet scarf. We'll be using double crochet, half double crochet and chain stitches using US terminology, and then added gorgeous tassels or a fringe edging!

US Abbreviations

Ch - chain

HDC - half double crochet (HTR half treble crochet UK)

DC - double crochet (TR treble crochet UK)


To make Merion's simple crochet scarf, you will need 1500 yards of super chunky yarn (we've used Paintbox Yarns Wool Mix Super Chunky in Slate Green, Ballet Pink and Mustard), a 10mm crochet hook and a sewing needle for ends.


Chain 101, turn.


Starting in the second chain from the hook, work a row of HDC (HTR in UK terms) to the end, and turn.


Chain 2, and work a double crochet (treble in UK terms) into the second stitch from the hook. Then work a double crochet into the first stitch, to create a diagonal cross. Skip a stitch and work a double crochet, and then work a double crochet into the stitch before. Repeat to the end of the row, and turn.


Chain 1, and work a row of HDC, turn.


Repeat row 3 (crossed doubles)


Repeat row 4 (hdc)


Repeat row 3 (crossed doubles)


Repeat row 4 (hdc)


Repeat row 3 (crossed doubles)


Repeat row 3 (hdc), fasten off and sew in ends.

And you're finished! Another gorgeous crocheted project to add to your collection, and new skills learned. Now that you know how to crochet a scarf, you'll be crocheting scarves for the whole family!

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