I've been crocheting since I was a little girl. Since then I've designed for magazines and offer free patterns at my site.
I always forget my scarf until the winter winds start blowing through the opening around my neck. Then I pull them out of the closet. I like to crochet them, so I have several. Here you will find several free patterns.
You' will find plenty of free patterns here to keep you and your family warm this winter. You will look fashionable at the same time. Crochet a couple of extras to keep in your car, so you don't get caught out in the cold without one. Most are easy enough that even a beginner crocheter can tackle them.
100 Yard Scarf - The scarf has a beautiful stitch design and is long and narrow as the name implies. DK yarn was used and a size 5mm hook. You'll also need a cardboard tube. She just used the inside of a roll of cling wrap, but you can also use a wooden dowel. The pattern is offered for free by the Cloud 9 Blog.
Ala Mode - The loopy design is all the rage right now. Crochet one with worsted weight or Aran weight yarn and a size I hook.
Alana - Even though it is quite open, it will keep you warm and cozy. The design uses DK weight yarn and a size G hook.
Ashley's - This is an easy pattern with an alternate shell and X stitch pattern. The pattern is easy enough for a beginner and pretty enough for an advanced crocheter. The design uses worsted weight yarn.
Beginner Posy - This pretty design is offered for free at Favecrafts. It is created with Simply Soft yarn by Caron. As the name suggests, it is covered with posies. You'll also need a size H hook and a yarn needle.
Butternut Squash Neckwarmer - Crocheted with Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick, this free pattern from Fiber Flux...Adventures in Stitching can be crocheted quickly. It closes with 2 buttons. The neckwarmer doesn't have buttonholes, but uses the lacy holes in the scarf itself. It is crocheted with a size N hook.
Child's Motif - This one has a cute teddy bear applique. Any young child will love this. You'll need about 3.5 ounces of worsted weight yarn and a small amount for the applique.
Chutes and Ladders - The pattern is for an Infinity scarf. Several photos are included using different yarns. You'll need to download the pattern itself at Ravelry.
Cowls - Here you'll find a long list of cowls for you to crochet. Cowls can be used as either a fashion accessory or to keep your neck warm if your coat has an open neck.
Circle - The scarf is more of a cowl that fits around your neck. It is wrapped around the neck twice. It is offered at the Sakura Knit Blog. Worsted weight yarn is used and a size K hook.
Girlie's Crochet Shell - The scarf is crocheted with an easy and fun shell stitch. Photos guide you each step of the way. The scarf is a little different in that it is crocheted with thread rather than yarn. It can make a fashion statement in the warmer months.
Infinity Scarves -These scarves are popular and easy to make. Most are made just like a regular scarf that has the sides sewn together. They are quick to crochet since they use a large hook to give the work a nice drape.
Loop Fringe - Favecrafts offers this free scarf that is crocheted with Caron International Glimmer yarn. You'll need a size K hook.
Men's Winter Scarf - About.com offers this pattern and a matching hat is also available to go along with the scarf. This is another project rated for the Beginner as the main body of the scarf is just worked in single crochet.
Pink Ribbon - The Knit Monster offers this easy scarf that has diagonal edges and is crocheted with a ridged pattern. The ridged pattern is accomplished by crocheting in the back loops only.
Puffed Flower - The pretty pattern is offered by Meladora's Creations. A young girl or lady would love to have one of these as a gift from you. Crochet one for yourself also. The scarf is worked with 6 different colors of worsted weight yarn and a size 4.5mm hook.
Reversible - The photo for this scarf is shown above and the pattern is offered at Meladora's Creations. You'll need 2 colors of worsted weight yarn and a size H hook to complete the project. The scarf would work well for both men and boys and ladies and girls.
Ribbed - This is an easy pattern by Jen Ozkan. She says the scarf looks like a knit one, only better. The project is crocheted in half double crochet. She has photos that take you each step of the way through the pattern.
Sampler - This is an easy one to crochet with about eight to nice ounces of 4-ply worsted weight yarn and a size J hook.
Sideways Lace - The City of Crochet offers this free patterns that is created with broomstick lace. She used Bernat Satan yarn, but said is it easy to switch to whatever type of yarn you have. Below the pattern she explains how to modify the pattern to your yarn type.
Simple Crochet Scarf - The pattern is suggested as a beginner project by About.com. You'll need worsted weight yarn and a size I crochet hook. The pattern used variegated yarn and then a solid color for the fringe. You could crochet it with just one color or try it the way they have suggested.
Soft as a Lamb - The Good Life blog offers this pattern with a pretty shell stitch. She used worsted weight yarn and a size K hook to give the scarf a nice drape.
How to Crochet a Crochet Scarf - By Love 4 Nails on Youtube
Spiral Scarves - Find a long list of free patterns for spiral and ruffled scarves on this page. When I visited a craft fair this summer, I found a lot of these. They are popular crocheted with both thread and yarn.
Suddenly Sparkles uses one skein of Red Heart Swanky yarn. This is a DK weight yarn. The scarf is an infinity scarf that can be wrapped around your neck twice.
Tallulah Waterfall - The scarf pattern is offered for free at the Moogly website. This is a really different pattern that you'll like. Double Knitting or sports weight yarn is used. The scarf isn't so much for warmth as for a pretty touch.
There's a Hole in My Heart - Heart shapes are worked in the design. This scarf was also called Seeing Between the Lines. You'll need 6 ounces of worsted weight yarn in a solid color, a size I and J crochet hook.
The free pattern is offered by the Blue Crab Stitches Blog. You'll like this one.
V Stitch - This is a quick and easy scarf to crochet with the easy v-stitch. You'll need worsted weight yarn and a size I hook. The scarf would be nice for both a man or a lady.
Vanilla Bean - Fiber Flux...Adventures in Stitching offers this pretty scarf crocheted with a "cluster v" stitch. You'll need chunky yarn and a size J hook.
Vertical Stripe - This scarf will work well for either men or women. The Eating Out Loud blog offers the free pattern in bright colors. The stitch pattern is simple with single crochets spaced apart by chain stitches. She didn't list yarn type or hook size, but I'd assume that she used worsted weight yarn by the looks of the pattern.
Zip Line - PosiTori created this pretty scarf. You'll need to be able to do a front post double crochet and a back post double crochet. A medium worsted weight yarn was used and a size H hook. The scarf has a pretty shell stich on the edges.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 21, 2014:
lbrummer, Thanks for looking. I've been crocheting scarves for Christmas gifts.
Loraine Brummer from Hartington, Nebraska on November 21, 2014:
Love all the scarves, but I think I'll be doing the ala mode scarf as soon as I can get the yarn. Great hub.
Kristina and Millie on December 16, 2013:
Hello! We are the designers of the cloud scarf - we recently switched to wordpress so the link above will not work. Please view the scarf at http://2crochethooks.com/cloud-scarf/. Thanks so much Barbara for the feature :)
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on November 01, 2012:
KerryAnita, I'm happy to have helped you.
KerryAnita from Satellite Beach, Florida on November 01, 2012:
Such pretty patterns Barbara! I've been looking for some new unique patterns, and these a great:)
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 14, 2012:
Mama Kim 8, Thanks for viewing the hub. I like scarves too, because you can crochet them so quickly.
Sasha Kim on October 13, 2012:
I love crocheting scarves while watching a tv or a movie. It's great for keeping your hands busy while still feeling productive ^_^ You've put together a fantastic collection here. I want to try the vanilla bean scarf sometime! Voting up and useful!
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 09, 2012:
craftybegonia from Southwestern, United States on October 08, 2012:
Nice selection of scarves!
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 03, 2012:
teaches12345, Thanks for viewing.
RTalloni, Have fun going through some of the sites. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
RTalloni on October 03, 2012:
Thanks for this list of beautiful scarves. The cloud scarf has caught my eye! Some of these sites are new to me and I'm going to enjoy exploring… :)
Dianna Mendez on October 02, 2012:
It is that time of year again when scarves are popular. Very nice sharing of resources.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 02, 2012:
ExpectGreatThings, Your very welcome. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
ExpectGreatThings from Illinois on October 02, 2012:
Yea for scarf patterns! Thank you for pulling these together for us.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on October 01, 2012:
Chitrangada Sharan, Thanks for viewing the hub. I hope enjoy crocheting a few of the patterns.
Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on October 01, 2012:
Beautiful hub! I love the patterns. I love to crotchet---have done lot of work with crotchet. Thanks for the designs at the right time, as winter season is approaching.
Barbara Badder (author) from USA on September 30, 2012:
Gail, Thanks for viewing and commenting. Thanks for voting it up and sharing too. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.
Gail Meyers from Johnson County, Kansas on September 30, 2012:
Wow! I'm impressed! What an amazing hub, Barbara! Voted up and shared.