Free Crochet Pattern: Fast and Easy Scarf

By Rachel Choi – 67 Comments
It’s no secret that all you need to make a really fast, really easy scarf is super bulky yarn and a giant hook. Since bulky yarn is so thick and dare I say it, bulky, it is really fast to make something with it! Not only that, bulky yarn looks great in very simple patterns. You don’t need to show off your fancy stitch work when all you need to do is show off the cool yarn it’s made with. So here is a really fast and really easy crochet pattern to use your really cool bulky yarn on!

Skill Level: beginner crochet skill level

Finished Size: 4 ½” (11.5 cm) wide, 46” (117 cm) or as any size you want it to be
Note: to alter the size, follow directions within crochet pattern

fast easy scarf
Super Bulky Weight Yarn (approximately 80 yards)
Crochet Hook N (10.00 mm)
super bulky

Crochet Pattern: Scarf
Start by chaining 87 or a chain as long as you want your scarf. The amount of chains must be an odd number.

Row 1: ch 2, dc in third ch from hook, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) across: 44 dc
Row 2: ch 2, dc in first dc, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next dc) across: 44 dc

Repeat row 2 three times or until scarf is as wide as you desire.

If you need help with crocheting this scarf, let me know by leaving a comment and I’ll be more than happy to help!

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  1. Mich says:

    I’ll probably make one of these in super fuzzy yarn 😀
    But first I’ll need to get an n hook… lol

  2. Mich says:

    oops lol forgot to say thanks for posting the pattern! 🙂
    I always love the patterns you post

  3. Kel says:

    Gotta love the fun, bulky, yarns – work up quick & hide not so perfect stitches…and look cute! Thanks for sharing this!

  4. Michelle says:

    I am so glad you posted this pattern. I have a fuzzy yarn that I was not sure what to do with!

  5. thanks, dear’s very easy and fast…:-)

  6. Doreen says:

    I’m really new at this – So please explain. Your instructions say chain on 87 and then row 1 chain 2 – does this mean I chain two more or go to dc in third chain from hook. Thanks so much

  7. Seira says:

    Rachel, thank you so much for this pattern. I was looking for a nice pattern for my ladder yarn, something that was different but simple because this is my 2nd project and ladder yarn is a bit of a challenge for me. The scarf turned out beautiful! I used plymouth “odyssey glitz” and a size L hook. I think I will make another scarf in fuzzy bulky yarn too! =)

  8. Karen Smith says:

    I love this pattern. I made 3 scarves in one evening. Love to see more of your patterns.

  9. Jessica says:

    I’m very new at this and I’m so confused I have no idea how to double crochet or chain. I can make the first 87 chain, but after that I’m lost. But, I really want to learn how, I’ve been researching it for a couple days now and I can’t find anything for beginners. Help!

  10. Christine says:

    Love this pattern! I made it using a beautiful variegated bulky yarn (#5) and a size K hook. Simple pattern to follow and maintain and a beautiful end result! I’m getting ready to make another one! Thanks for the pattern, it’s wonderful! 😉

  11. mmcrochet says:

    Thank you for sharing. After absence of many years from crochet, I made this – loved it 1rst to last stitch. Used a skein of furry yarn and super bulky yarn togetherl Posted pictures and notes on

  12. donna says:

    do you do what’s in ( ) the length which equals 44 dc OR what’s in ( ) then 44 dc?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Donna, you repeat the instructions in the ( ) all the way across the row until you reach the end. When you are done, you will have a total of 44 dc on that row.

  13. Lenora says:

    I am a beginner too. I am going to try this today. Do you count the chain that is on your hook as one of the chains? So when you chain 1 and skip 1, do you just skip the one that is on your hook and dc in the chain right before your hook?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Lenora, the loop that is on your hook isn’t considered the chain. If you look at the part that if right before your hook that is the chain. Let me know if you need more help.

  14. Lenora says:

    Ok thanks alot. One more silly question, but I don’t want to get too frustrated when I first start. In the () it says chain 1, skip 1 chain…so you make 1 new chain, then skip one of the chains on your original work and dc on the next one, right? This is not easy for me to imagine, but I think I will once I start.

  15. Melissa says:

    I just made this scarf. I used some super bulky/fuzzy yarn that was a blue/green mix. It turned out beautiful. This is the first crochet project of any size that I’ve actually completed! Thanks for the pattern.

  16. becky says:

    I made a scarf in exactly 1 hour and I am not a super fast. I love the look of this pattern with chunky yarn. This is also very easy.

  17. Cathy says:

    Hi Rachel – Thanks for posting this pattern – I was looking for something easy for my first crochet scarf project and chose this one – finished it in a few hours and it looks great!

  18. Pam says:

    This is my first attempt at crochet and I have completed the first dc, but am now stuck! After I complete the first dc, I chain one then what chain do I insert my hook into for the next dc? I know it says skip one…does that mean on the original chain? I hope this question makes sense… I am trying to teach myself!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Pam! Yes, skip one of the original chains. So you will make your next dc after the chain that you skipped. The chain that you skip is next to where you made your first dc. Let me know if you need more help.

  19. Pam says:

    Thanks Rachel! Once you’ve finished the last row, do you do a special type of knot or anything to end it?

    • Rachel says:

      There’s nothing special you have to do. Just cut the yarn and pull it though the loop that was on your hook. That should secure the yarn in place. Then you can weave the tail of the yarn into your work.

  20. Susan says:

    Hi. I’m a really new crochet person but I want to get it right. What does “dc” mean? S

  21. Kitty says:

    Oh yeah, fast and easy…Thanks Rachel!! Are you up for a challenge? heheh I was given several balls of ladder-type yarn. At least I think it’s ladder yarn. At first I thought I’d combine it with another yarn. But after trying that idea, I didn’t like it. You don’t really see the uniqueness of the ladder yarn. So, any ideas on a simple, narrow scarf using ladder yarn only? Any suggestions will be most appreciated. :o)

  22. Sammi says:

    I’m alittle confused about the part on row 2 where it says to double in the next double, so do i go through the open space on row 1? Or somewhere else?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Sammi, you’re going to make a double crochet into the double crochet stitch on the previous row. It’s the stitch right next to the open space. So after you ch 1, you skip 1 ch (the open space), then double crochet into the double crochet.

  23. Deborah says:

    Hi Rachel,
    Do you have to use some type of fuzzy yarn in this pattern? I have no luck using those and find that making a mistake and ripping back is nearly impossible + are too slippery. Just not a big fan of those. Could you tell me some other type that may work? I hope to make scarves for Christmas gifts this season.
    Thank you for sharing your expertise with the rest of us and for being patient with questions that to some may seem a no-brainer. Everything is easy if ya know how right?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Deborah, you don’t have to use fuzzy yarn. You can pick any yarn that has the “super bulky” weight symbol on the package. These yarns are thick so that scarf will work up nice and quickly.

  24. Melinda says:

    I made this and after I was done noticed that it looks like I lost a stitch on the end and it is lopsided. Can I add a border to the end of it to make it look better, or should I tear it out and redo?

    • Rachel says:

      Melinda, it happens to all of us! I would suggest taking it out and redoing it, although it’s always a pain to do. You can add a border, but I don’t think it’ll fix the lopsidedness unless can make the border lopsided too to counter the part that is lopsided on the scarf.

  25. Lexi says:

    This is my favorite thing I’ve made so far! I used a Q hook, so the holes are a lot bigger, but it worked perfect with that big soft yarn, and it was still only one skein. LOVE it! 😀

  26. Heather says:

    I have been waiting to get off of work all day so i can go pick up some yarn and make this scarf! It’s going to be a gift for my ‘secret santa’ at work. I’m just teaching myelf how to crochet using an old book my mom had and it’s been really fun practicing the different stitches but i’m ready to actually MAKE something. Can’t wait to try this. I’m loving your site! Thanks.

  27. robin says:

    I have been working on row 2, but I only have 24 dc because I skipped 1 chain after each dc. What am I doing wrong?

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Robin, do you have 44 dc on row 1? If so, on row 2, you are basically making a dc in each of the dc on row 1, so you’ll have the same number stitches on each row. You’re not suppose to skipping any dc on row 1, which I think you may be doing. The chain that is between the dc stitches is what should be skipped.

  28. Liz says:

    Hey so I am loving this scarf but I’m a little confused cause where do you skip on row two and so on, is it after you ch one you skip one and then dc again in the next chain? Sorry im a little confused? Thank you!

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Liz, on the second row you’re going to chain 1, then skip 1 chain, then make a double crochet into the double crochet stitch on the previous row (not the next chain). The chain stitches will go over the chains on the previous row and the double crochets will be made into the double crochets on the previous row.

  29. Nikki says:

    I tried this with Boutique Changes yarn……it looks lacy and ok…..
    I, too, was confused by the first row saying chain 2.
    Thanks for the pattern and the help!

  30. Sabrina says:

    I LOVE this pattern!!! I just learned how to crochet yesterday and this was so easy even I had no problems. Especially after my questions were answered in other comments 🙂 I would love to post a pic of my scarf when finished but I’m not sure how lol

  31. melinda p. says:

    i want to make this scarf but i am very new to this. after i make the first chain of 87, that is where i get stuck. on the first row do i double chain in every other chain ? thank for the help

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Melinda, yes, you are correct! You will double crochet in every other chain. You’re making 1 chain, then skipping 1 chain, then making the double crochet into the next ch. It’ll sort of look like a mesh of blocks.

  32. CathyKat says:

    I was curious on this pattern if you can use any type of yarn not the type it says in the pattern ? its been awhile sice i posted here i had alot going on 🙂 i have new crochet page or blog im going to redo my crochet blog through blogger one i had i cant access no more im going to make them all associated with my facebook page 🙂

  33. Joni Higgins says:

    I am trying to increase the length.. I keep doing odd numbers but it doesnt come out right… please help

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Joni, chaining an odd number is correct. Be careful when you are working row 1 though, it is really easy to miscount when you are skipping chains especially since you are working a long chain. Take your time with it!

  34. Joni Higgins says:

    if I am chaining 97 how many dc do I end up with… I am having a tough time with this

  35. I love this pattern. It is, fast and easy, to make this scarf. Keep up with the good work. Is there any other, pattern, that fast and easy to make ? Just asking.
    Kaci, Arkansas

  36. Stephanie Bland says:

    Will a N 9mm hook work ok??

  37. Stephanie Bland says:

    Row 1 do I just keep repeating whats in the ( ) or do I repeat the first the part of it to?

  38. Ren D says:

    This is so easy & unique..quite handy for days to come for my little ones for Xmas & birthdays!! Even for older that are in school &
    when they’re walkin down the hall!! I will make a couple as gifts..Thanks so much”!!

  39. Sheila Villamil says:

    Does it kind of look like a grid?

  40. Malka steinbrecher says:

    Having trouble with this pattern is the 87 stitches the width or the length

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