This is the easiest crocheted men’s scarf pattern out there. I recently made 21 of these scarves for young men, most over 6-foot tall. Because we live in a country where men’s scarves are folded in half and looped through generally instead of tied around the neck, the scarves needed to be plenty long to provide ultimate warmth and comfort.
Project: Crocheted Men’s Scarf (Double-Stranded)
This pattern is designed to use two strands of yarn, held together. I used DK weight. It takes approximately 350 grams of DK-weight yarn.
Size J crochet hook
Project Final Dimensions
80 inches (L) x 10 inches (W)/ 203 cm (L) x 25.5 cm (W)
Gauge: 9 SC stitches x 9 rows produces a 3″ square with yarn held double stranded
Row 1: Begin by chaining 28 with two strands of yarn held together.
Row 2: Double crochet in third chain stitch from hook and continue double crocheting until you get to the end of the row.
Row 3: Chain 3 (this functions as a double crochet) and turn. Double crochet in each stitch in the row.
Rows 4-117: Repeat row 3.
For color changes, see options below, or create your own!
I have several color variations of this project that I like to do.
COLOR VARIATION 1:
Hold Color A and B together for 3/9/13 rows. Follow this with color B and C held together for 3/9/13 rows. Then you will hold color C and D together for 3/9/13 rows. If you use the 3-row repeat, you’ll need 39 color combinations. When using the 9-row color option, you’ll need 13. Finally, if you use the 13-row color option, you’ll need nine blocks of color combinations. (Note, I choose odd-number color variations, so that the color changes don’t all end up on one side of the scarf, as this can create a dimpled look on the edgings…)
COLOR VARIATION 2:
Have approximately 175 grams of color A and use it throughout the entire scarf, adding in color B, C, D, and so on and so forth throughout the scarf. Again, you can use the 3/9/13 row idea, as written above, or you can create your own number.
COLOR VARIATION 3:
For one of your strands, use a solid color pattern, either A/B/C/D/etc. or A/B/C/A/B/C in 3/9/13 row repeats. For your second strand, either make a magic ball of yarn or use up scraps of yarn. Your color changes will likely not occur perfectly at the end or beginning of a row, so you must be okay with a more fluid-looking scarf and the idea that you *may* not be able to make it into a symmetrically designed scarf.
I hope you enjoy making this easy free crocheted men’s scarf pattern. It’s really easy and makes a fantastic (and fast) gift for those hard-to-shop-for guys in life.
2 thoughts on “Easy (and Free!) Crocheted Men’s Scarf Pattern”
I’m in love with the Celtic afghan! Color variation 3 is what I’ll try for the scarf- thanx 🙂 And great job!