20 Cozy Scarf Patterns To Keep You Warm This Winter

It’s the time of year when we’re all looking for ways to stay warm, and a nice scarf is one of the best. A cozy scarf can be worn in so many different ways and will keep you warm while also adding that extra bit of style to your outfit. 

The following patterns use only basic crochet stitches, so they’re perfect for beginners who want to learn how to make scarves but aren’t sure where to start. 

Once you’ve got one or two under your belt, try branching out into other types of wraps like sweaters or blankets!

This Crochet Scarf will Keep You Warm all Winter!
Key Takeaways
– Knitting and crocheting are popular ways to keep warm during winter.
– There are several online resources available to get started and improve knitting and crocheting skills.
– Scarf patterns come in a variety of styles and can be created using different yarns and techniques.
– When making a scarf, consider the desired length and width as well as the type of yarn to use.
– Proper care of the scarf is essential to maintain its quality and keep it looking good for years to come.

Basket Weave Scarf

If you’re looking for a knitting pattern that will keep you warm this winter, look no further than the Basket Weave Scarf. 

This super quick and easy scarf pattern features a basket-weave pattern that’s sure to keep you warm while still being stylish.

Materials needed:

  • Yarn- worsted weight yarn in two colors – I used one skein of Lion Brand Heartland (Arctic Fox) and one skein of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Tweed (Wine Tasting)
  • Size 8 circular needles (16″ or 24″)
  • Stitch marker (optional)

Pattern instructions: 

Cast on 50 stitches in your main color with the longer needle.* Knit every row until scarf measures 14 inches.

Cast off loosely. Repeat steps 1-4 using your second color to create another long strip.

Fold over both strips so that they are aligned side by side with wrong sides facing outwards; pin in place if necessary.

Thread each strip through your machine at the same time using a sharp needle size 7/8 or 9/10; start stitching from one edge and work towards yourself until you reach where it starts again, then repeat this step until all ends have been sewn together! 

Now use some sewing thread or yarn scraps to sew up any remaining holes along either side seam so that it looks nice and tidy once finished!

Knitting with bamboo yarn can be tricky, but our Ultimate Guide has everything you need to know. From choosing the perfect yarn to getting your stitch tension right, we’ve got you covered.

Simple Garter Stitch Scarf

This pattern is written for an adult-sized scarf, which should fit most people. If you’d like to make this pattern smaller or larger, simply add or subtract multiple of 2 stitches. For example:

  • 30 stitches = 11″ x 50″
  • 32 stitches = 12″ x 52″
  • 34 stitches = 13″ x 55″

Thick and Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern


  • chunky yarn (we used Lion Brand Thick and Quick Wool-Ease Chunky yarn)
  • crochet hook, size L11/8 mm or larger (we used a Clover Amour L11/8 mm crochet hook)
  • scissors
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends and sewing pieces together
  • stitch marker to keep track of ends when working back and forth in rows (optional but useful!)

Ridged Scarf

If you want to make a ridged scarf, you will need:

  • 2 skeins of bulky weight yarn (for the sample shown, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman)
  • Size 13 crochet hook (I like working with wooden hooks)
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

What can you do with a ridged scarf? This project is fabulous for beginners because it’s easy to memorize and can be worked up quickly. 

It would also make an excellent gift for any occasion! And don’t worry about how to wear your new winter accessory this pattern shows different ways that are both stylish and cozy.

Looking for some fun and easy crochet patterns to get started with? Our collection of 10 Amazing Crochet Patterns for Beginners has something for everyone. Get hooked on crochet today!

Half Brioche Ribbed Scarf

You will need:

  • Worsted weight yarn in two colors (I used 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice in Jade Heather and 2 skeins of Bernat Super Value in White)
  • Size H/8/5mm crochet hook (or whatever size is recommended for the yarn you are using)
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends and sewing on buttons, if desired.

I believe it is better to have too many than not enough, so I always buy a couple extra balls of yarn when I shop. If you’re worried about running out mid-project, then save your receipt and take them back if necessary! 

You can also check out my other post here on how to make one ball last twice as long. In this pattern there aren’t any fancy stitches or techniques involved (besides some basic increases), so beginners should be able to complete this scarf with ease!

Mitered Squares

A mitered square is a rectangle that’s been folded in half, with the two long sides joined together. 

This creates an envelope-like shape that can be opened or closed—the edges of the scarf are straight and have no shaping. The pattern for this scarf uses four different colors of yarn to create a rainbow effect when worn.

The scarf begins by casting on stitches with two yarns held together (one color and one contrast color), then working several rows in garter stitch before changing to knit stripes, back and forth until you reach your desired length.

At the end of each row, work 1 stitch into each side seam as you turn your work so that they meet in the middle when viewed from either side. 

Once all rows have been completed, bind off loosely by slipping every other stitch purlwise with yarn coming from back side of work; knit remaining stitches normally until last two stitches are left unbound off one at a time using backward loop method or by sliding them off left needle tip onto right needle tip without twisting them around their shared neighboring strands.)

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of creating a beautiful and cozy knitted blanket from scratch. Our step-by-step guide will help you master the technique and create a cherished masterpiece you can enjoy for years to come.

Fringe Scarf

Crochet fringe is a great way to add some extra texture and style to any project. It’s also easy enough that you can learn how to crochet fringe in under 10 minutes! You can use it on scarves, blankets and sweaters in addition to hats and cowls. 

If you want your fringe looser or thicker than the example above, chain an additional 6 stitches at the end.

Make sure you have enough yarn for all the pieces before starting (you don’t want any disasters!). If your yarn is thick or thin, adjust accordingly by increasing/decreasing your stitch count as needed.

Measure a piece of string about 30″ long and tie it securely around your finger so that it doesn’t slip off during this process – this will be used as a guide later on when attaching your crocheted pieces

My First Scarf Pattern in Herringbone Stitch

This is a beginner-friendly pattern for making a scarf using the herringbone stitch. It’s written for an 8″ wide scarf that’s 60″ long, but you can adjust these numbers to fit your needs. All you need is some worsted weight yarn and a size K hook!

Yarn: 4 skeins of worsted weight yarn in contrasting colors (I used Red Heart With Love)

Hook: US H8/5mm hook (you’ll be using 2 strands of the worsted weight together as one strand) If you want to make this wider or longer, start with an odd number for your starting chain (i.e., ch 23 instead of ch 20). 

For example, if you want it wider than 8″, start with 50 chains instead of 30 chains. Or if you want it longer than 60″, start with 35 chains instead of 20 chains.

Glamour Lace Crochet Scarf


  • 5 skeins of 100% cotton, worsted weight yarn in different colors (you can use all one color if you want)
  • Size I 9.00 mm crochet hook (or whatever size is recommended for the yarn you are using)

This scarf is made with a “G” hook. The loop stitch makes this scarf very stretchy and warm! You could also use any other type of yarn or even your own handspun if you like.

Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate Time to complete: 4 hours or so

Woven Diamonds Infinity Scarf Pattern

This pattern is written in US crochet terms. It uses a 5mm hook and DK yarn, and you can use any colourway you like to make it your own. 

It’s a great project for beginners who want to learn some new stitches and techniques, but are looking for something easy enough to follow along with. 

The Woven Diamonds Infinity Scarf takes just one skein of yarn and can be finished in just a couple of hours!

Want to stay ahead of the trends in crochet? Check out our guide to 10 Must-Have Crochet Styles for 2023 to get inspired and start planning your next project today.

Criss Cross Braided Cowl Crochet Pattern for Beginners

This cowl is the perfect winter accessory to keep you warm. It’s a great beginner level crochet pattern, so it’s easy to follow and can be made with any yarn. You can also make it in any size or color you like!


  • Size G (4 mm) Hook
  • Worsted Weight Yarn in whatever colors you want. I used Red Heart Super Saver for this one.
  • Pattern: (Note that this pattern does not include gauge information or specific stitch counts.)
  • Ch 23, sc into second ch from hook (counts as first hdc), hdc along remaining stitches until end of row (you will have 24 sts at the end of Row 1).
  • Turn work 180 degrees so that your completed row is now on top of your work (you should see an open gap between rows). Now start working into bottom loops only across each stitch (one loop will be connected by both sides of the yarn). Hdc in each st until end of row.

Plaid Granny Square Infinity Scarf Pattern – The Stitchin Mommy

This cozy scarf is the perfect project for beginners! It’s an easy pattern to follow and it uses worsted weight yarn in your choice of color. You can make the scarf any size that you want, even extra long so it can be wrapped around your neck twice.

The only stitches used in this pattern are half double crochet and slip stitch, which means you don’t need to be an advanced crocheter to work up this quick project. 

The free pattern requires a G hook or 4mm hook (US size 8). It will take less than two skeins of yarn at 194 yards per skein, making it great value for money too!

Skill levelBeginner
Yarn weightWorsted
Yarn brandAny
PatternGranny square
StyleInfinity scarf
SourceThe Stitchin Mommy
DescriptionEasy to follow scarf pattern using worsted weight yarn in any brand and color. Can be made any size, including extra-long for double wrapping. Features a classic granny square design and infinity scarf style. Perfect for beginners.

Dragonfly Infinity Scarf – Free Knitting Pattern | Craft Passion 

This scarf is worked in the round, and you can use any weight of yarn. This pattern creates a lovely drapey fabric that feels soft to wear.

The Dragonfly Infinity Scarf is worked holding two strands of worsted weight yarn together as one strand. This creates a double thick fabric that’s warm and soft on your neck, plus has great stitch definition!

This infinity scarf pattern can be knit in any length you choose—it uses only 1 skein of Red Heart Soft Yarn (100% acrylic) but doesn’t require much yardage because it’s so chunky! Since this pattern uses both sides of the work, each row will produce two stitches: one from each side of your work!

All A Flutter Summer Crochet Infinity Scarf – The Stitchin Mommy 

This is a very easy infinity scarf pattern that is perfect for beginners. It’s a simple stitch pattern that is easy to follow and the finished scarf is about 6 inches wide, so it’s perfect for wearing every day.

This pattern uses double crochet stitches so you’re going to want to make sure your stitches are nice and even if you’re new at this! The finished scarf will fit most adults and can be made as long as you want it by adding more rows.

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Fall Winter DIY Infinity Scarf Tutorial 

The infinity scarf is one of the most versatile winter accessories around. It can be worn as an accessory on its own, or combined with other pieces to create a layered look. This tutorial will teach you how to make an infinity scarf using two different methods: crochet and knitting.

  • The supplies you need to complete this project are listed below:
  • Chain (crochet) = 6
  • Row 1: Inc in first stitch, sc in next stitch then ch1 turn (7 sts)
  • Row 2-3: Sc across (7 sts)
BrandMaterials NeededSkill LevelTime to Make
A Beautiful MessJersey knit fabric, Fabric Scissors, Sewing MachineIntermediate20 minutes
Martha StewartChunky knit yarn, Knitting needles, Tapestry needleIntermediate2-3 hours
Love Create CelebrateMerino wool, Knitting needles, Tapestry needleAdvanced12-15 hours
It’s Always AutumnFlannel fabric, Fabric Scissors, Sewing MachineBeginner10 minutes

Easy Triangle Crochet Shawl Pattern 

This triangular shawl pattern is so easy to follow, you can make it in any yarn and in any size. It uses only one stitch, so you don’t have to know how to crochet in the round (or even know how to crochet at all). You can also make your shawl as long or short as you want!

To get started, grab your yarn of choice and a size H hook. Then, follow these instructions:

  • Chain 5 stitches then slip stitch into first chain stitch to make a loop. This will be your first row of stitches for the entire project–and they’ll create a triangle shape when crocheted together!

Chain 3 more times then slip stitch into first chain stitch again — this will create 4 sides total on your new triangle! 

You should now have 2 chains on either side of every third row for each step going forward until Row 6 where there will only be 1 chain between every third row; this makes up 8 rows total before continuing onward from there (you’ll need 12 more rows past that point).

2 Hour Finger Crochet Infinity Scarf – Mama In A Stitch 

This scarf can be completed in approximately two hours, making it a great project if you’re looking for something quick and easy. It works up quickly because of the super bulky yarn used and its size makes it the perfect accessory to wear during the winter months. 

The crochet pattern is also very forgiving on beginners, so don’t worry if you’ve never crocheted before!

This pattern will work with any weight of yarn or color combination; so long as you have enough yardage per row, you’re good to go! You can also make this scarf in any size and length that suits your needs it’ll look equally good on teens and adults alike. 

No matter who wears this fun infinity scarf pattern (perhaps even yourself!), they’ll surely appreciate how cozy it looks while keeping them warm during those cold nights out on the town!

BrandLengthMaterialColors Available
Mama in a Stitch2 hoursAcrylic Yarn3
Lion Brand Yarn1.5 hoursHomespun Yarn15+
Bernat2.5 hoursSoftee Chunky Yarn20+
Red Heart Yarn2 hoursSuper Saver Yarn25+

Simple & Cozy Chunky Blanket/Scarf Combo Pattern

If you’re looking for an easy, cozy project that can be made in a day, this pattern is perfect. It uses only three stitches (chain, single crochet and double crochet) and you’ll only need one skein of chunky yarn!

The pattern instructions are very clear and easy to follow. The scarf is made by crocheting two long rectangles (one for each side of the blanket), then sewing them together on three sides before finishing off with a button closure. 

The blanket could also be completed as a poncho instead of being sewn into one long rectangle if desired!


We hope you enjoyed this roundup and found some inspiration for your next project! There are so many fun and exciting things to do with yarn. 

Whether you’re looking for a new scarf pattern to try or just want to add some fun colors, textures and patterns into your life, there is no shortage of options out there. We hope this list has given you a few ideas on where to begin—and if not, maybe it will inspire someone else who sees these great ideas in their mind’s eye!

Further Reading

Here are some recommended links for more cozy scarf patterns and inspiration:

Pinterest Board: Scarf Knitting Patterns: This Pinterest board has a vast collection of different knitting patterns for scarves that you can try out.

Dabbles and Babbles: Cozy Scarf Knitting Patterns That Will Get You Ready for Fall: This post has a curated list of different scarf knitting patterns that can keep you cozy during the fall season.

Ideal Me: 17 Cozy Scarf Crochet Patterns to Keep You Warm this Fall: This post contains a collection of different crochet scarf patterns that you can use to keep yourself warm during the fall season.


What size should my scarf be?

The size that you should make your scarf depend on two things: the desired length, and the yarn weight you’re using. A general rule of thumb is to make a scarf about 6 feet in length and 8-12 inches wide.

What’s the difference between knitting and crocheting?

Knitting and crocheting are two different techniques of creating textile fabric from yarn. Knitting involves using two knitting needles to create loops and stitches, while crocheting involves using a hook to create stitches.

What kind of yarn should I use for my scarf?

The kind of yarn you should use for your scarf depends on your preferences and the pattern you are using. Generally, wool and alpaca yarns are popular options for their warmth, while cotton and silk are popular options for their smoothness and breathability.

Can I make a scarf without a pattern?

Yes, you can make a scarf without a pattern. You can simply cast on your desired number of stitches and work in a stitch pattern that you like until you reach your desired length.

How do I care for my scarf?

The best way to care for your scarf depends on the yarn you are using. Most yarns come with washing instructions on the label. It’s best to hand wash your scarf in cold water and lay it flat to dry. Avoid wringing or twisting it, as this can damage the fibers.