The Basics Scarf – Crochet Scarf Pattern

I Love this crochet scarf pattern! I created it specifically to help you learn the basics of crochet with a twist!

You see, I think, if you’re gonna learn a new skill you gotta have fun doing it!

The amazing beauty of this scarf is, you get to learn and practice the stitches on a scarf that ends up looking much more complicated than it was to make!

YThe Basics Scarf - Crochet Scarf Pattern | Yarn Obsessionou’ll not only look like an expert, you’ll be an expert. 🙂

All stitch explanations and abbreviations are clearly written out so you learn, or re-learn. Don’t worry about perfect, there is no such thing. 😉

With this pattern I assume you have basic knowledge of how to hold the hook, create a slipknot, how to hold the yarn and how to chain. If I’m wrong, don’t worry, I have videos on my YouTube channel that can help! Just click on the links below.

If you still have trouble, leave a comment and I’ll do my best to help you along. It’s about having fun, so let’s do this!! 😀

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Crochet Stitches (click stitch names for tutorial videos)

Slip Stitch (SS, ss or sl st)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for your project. Insert the hook in the indicated stitch, wrap the yarn around the hook, pull a new loop through both the stitch and the loop on the hook. 1 SS made. Repeat for pattern.

Single Crochet (SC or sc)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for project. Insert the hook in the indicated stitch, wrap the yarn around the hook and pull the new loop through the stitch only leaving two loops on the hook.
Step 2: Wrap the yarn around the hook, and pull a loop through both loops on the hook.
Step 3: One loop remains on the hook. 1 SC made. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for a row of single crochet.

Extended Single Crochet (EXSC or exsc)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for project. Insert the hook in the indicated stitch, wrap the yarn around the hook, and pull the new loop through the chain
Step 2: Wrap the yarn around the hook, and pull it through the first loop only, you still have two loops on the hook.
Step 3: Wrap the yarn again, and pull it through both loops, one loop stay son the hook. 1 EXSC made. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for pattern.

Half Double Crochet (HDC or hdc)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for project. Wrap the yarn around the hook, and insert the hook into the indicated stitch.
Step 2: Pull a loop through the stitch. You should now have three loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook again. Pull through all three loops on the hook. One loop remains on the hook. 1 HDC made. Repeat for pattern.

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Double Crochet (DC or dc)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for project. Wrap the yarn around the hook, and insert the hook in the indicated stitch.
Step 2: Pull a loop through this stitch, you now have three loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook again. Pull a new loop through the first two loops on the hook. Now you have two loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook again. Pull a new loop through both loops on the hook. You are now left with one loop on the hook. DC made. Repeat for pattern.

Treble Crochet (Also known as Triple Crochet – TR or tr)

Step 1: Start with a length of chain required for project. Wrap the yarn around the hook twice, and insert the hook in the indicated stitch.
Step 2: Pull a loop through this stitch, you now have four loops on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook again. Pull a new loop through the first two loops on the hook.
Step 3: Three loops remain on the hook. Wrap the yarn around the hook and pull through the first two loops.
Step 4: Two loops remain on the hook. Wrap the yarn again and pull through the last two loops. 1 TR made. Repeat rows 1 to 4 for pattern.

Useful Abbreviation Meanings

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch

Pattern Level / Materials/ Stitches Used:

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