Crochet scarves make a great gift to give in the winter season and are the perfect beginner crochet project for someone that wants to make something useful. This free chunky crochet scarf pattern for kids uses one skein or cake of yarn is made with a slight variation on basic stitches to give it a beautiful texture. I have included a step-by-step video tutorial to walk you through crocheting your own scarf. This is a gender-neutral scarf so it can be made for any child.
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When my son needed a new scarf this winter, I knew that I wanted to create a simple scarf that I could share with you here as a simple free scarf pattern that could be whipped up as quick gifts or if you, like me, need to make a new scarf for a small child that is constantly misplacing their winter gear at school.
How to Crochet This Child’s Scarf Pattern
This chunky crochet scarf pattern for kids is worked length-wise, which means that we will be working longer rows than if the scarf was worked width-wise. After completing our scarf, which is a mere 10 rows of the same, simple stitch pattern, we will add some fringe to the ends of the scarf.
How Much Yarn Do I Need to Crochet This Child’s Scarf
This project uses a one Caron Spice Cake or approximately 157 yards of a comparable yarn. Because this scarf was designed for small children, I recommend picking a soft yarn that is machine washable like the super bulky weight yarn, Caron Spice Cakes I’ve used in my sample so it is comfortable for them to wear (and easy for parents to wash!).
How Can I Make This In Adult Size?
If you want to make matching Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me Scarf sets (which are so much fun to gift), the printable, ad-free version of this pattern that’s available for a small fee in my Ravelry & Etsy shops contains both the child size and the adult sizes of this pattern. This way you can make the scarves for everyone on your list.
Feel free to sell the finished product created by this free crochet scarf pattern but please provide pattern credit back to me when posting online, and please provide a link to my blog: https://theloopylamb.com. This pattern is for personal use only. Please do not resell, distribute, duplicate, or share this pattern in any printed or digital form, or claim this pattern as your own original design. Please do not use my photos when selling your finished items.
- U.S. Terms
- (N/P-15) / 10 mm Crochet Hook
- Caron Spice Cake (100% Acrylic yarn, Super Bulky (6), 239yds/218m, 227g/8oz), in colour Brave Wave,
- Child Size: 1 Cake (approx. 157 yds/165g)
- Child Size: 1 Cake (approx. 157 yds/165g)
- Tapestry Needle / Yarn Needle
- Measuring Tape
- Stitch Marker (Optional)
- Preferred Blocking Materials (see note about blocking)
- CH = Chain
- FO = Finish Off
- HDC = Half Double Crochet
- HDC3LP = Half Double Crochet in the 3rd Loop (see special stitches)
- RS = Right Side
- SL ST = Slip Stitch
- ST(S) = Stitches
- WS = Wrong Side
- YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitches & Techniques:
- Half Double Crochet in the 3rd Loop (HDC3LP): YO hook and insert hook through the 3rd loop of the indicated HDC stitch in the previous row (should be on the side of the fabric facing you). YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook). YO and pull through all three loops on hook.
- Child Size: Approx. 6” wide x 55” long
- Measurements do not include fringe
- Approx. 9 sts x 7 rows = 4 inches
- Placing a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of the row will help prevent losing stitches. If using stitch markers, move them up to mark the first and last stitches in each subsequent row.
- Gauge is not vital to the project but it may affect the size of your scarf and the amount of yarn required.
- The CH 1 turning chain at the beginning of each row does not count as a stitch.
- I recommend steam-blocking your scarf. When blocking with steam, do not touch the streamer to the fabric and use a low-to-medium temperature setting. (This is my favourite garment steamer I use for all my blocking)
Check Out the Step-By-Step video tutorial for the Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern for Kids
Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern for Kids
Row 1 (WS): HDC in 2nd CH from the hook and each CH across. (124)
Row 2 (RS): CH 1 and turn. HDC3LP in the first ST and each ST across.
Looking for some other free scarf patterns to try? Check these out!
- Enid’s Snood /Wednesday’s Snood/ Crochet Infinity Scarf + Video Tutorial
- Brave at Heart Crochet Scarf
- Tweedy Pocket Scarf
Rows 3 – 10: Repeat Row 2.
FO and weave in ends.
Cut 40 pieces of yarn to 12” long.
*Hold two pieces of yarn together and fold them in half. Pull the loop end of the yarn through the last stitch of the row on the short end of the scarf. Pull tails through the loop end of the yarn and pull tight. Repeat from * in each row across and on the opposite end of the scarf. Trim ends even with scissors.
Block scarf to 6” wide x 55” long.
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