Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns are perfect for both beginner knitters and for those of us who prefer a little mindless TV knitting. Enjoy this roundup of free knitting patterns showcasing great projects for all knitters!

Even though I’ve been knitting for several years now, I still love to work on an easy scarf knitting pattern. I like bulkier weight yarn and big needles with a small number of cast on stitches, because I feel like I’m really making progress on my project. And sometimes when life is little bit challenging, it’s nice to have a project in the evening that feels like you are making an accomplishment. And if your brain is already tired from a day full of decision making, isn’t it nice to pop a little Bake Off on telly, and knit a few rows while you dream of Paul Hollywood dropping by to make Chelsea Buns for you on a Sunday morning?  Hey, a girl’s gotta have a dream!!

Enjoy this roundup of free knitting patterns showcasing an assortment of scarves!

**technical stuff:  To get the knitting patterns, scroll down the page to the individual pattern you want and click on the picture to link to that pattern. Some patterns are not my designs but links to other designers who have generously shared their patterns. If you have questions about how to knit a specific pattern, please contact the designer directly.


My Magic Scarf

from Pattymac Knits

This is the project I recommend for all beginners. I even use this as the project to teach people how to knit! Even though it is designed as a first project, I still find so much satisfaction in knitting a garter stitch scarf.


Style for Miles

from Pattymac Knits

Knitted scarves are such a versatile and practical accessory. But that doesn’t mean they have to be dull or drab. Even simple stitches can make for a truly fabulous scarf when done right.


Team Colors

from Stitches and Scraps

Whatever your favorite team, you can use their colors and make this fun scarf. Enjoy this free knitting pattern!


On the Fringe

from Pattymac Knits

This fun knitted scarf uses two colors to create it’s distinctive look. I was surprised when I started looking at what was already out there and discovered that no one was adding a contrasting color for the tassels. This was really unexpected, so that’s how this design came to be. This fun knitting pattern is a simple way to get you thinking about colors and mixing them to create your own custom finished object.


Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns are perfect for both beginner knitters and for those of us who prefer a little mindless TV knitting. Enjoy this roundup of free knitting patterns showcasing great projects for all knitters!

Don’t you love trends in knitting? Sometimes the craziest things will take off and it seems like that one thing will turn up every where. This season, the super scarf has been showing up all over the place. Everybody has an idea for a super scarf pattern. Even the Craft Yarn Council published ideas for super scarf projects.

Leftover Yarn Scarf Knitting Pattern

from Gina Michele
Leftover Yarn Scarf Knitting PatternThis is knit using a Basket Weave Stitch. If you’re a beginner knitter- don’t let this stitch intimidate you! If you can knit and purl, you can Basket Weave! The woven texture adds interest to an otherwise plain scarf, plus it’s fun to make.


Frango Sampler Scarf

by Very Pink Knits
A sampler scarf that is interesting for the knitter, and a good scarf for either men or women. The free three-part tutorial covers the provisional cast-on, changing colors, three-needle bind off, adding the fringe, and more. Here is the Ravelry page for the pattern, if you’d like to add it to your queue.

I added a sweet touch to my version of this scarf that includes a special charm that I sewed on once the ends were woven in and the fringe added. Michael’s has a bunch of these in the jewelry section, so you can personalize yours anyway you like. I thought adding the word “Dream” was most fitting for a character inspired scarf.

A “sweater alternative” for spring, this shawl is knit using KPC’s new Lovat yarn – a gorgeous blend of cotton, cashmere, and silk. This pattern is a FREE RAVELRY DOWNLOAD. You can add this pattern to your Ravelry queue here.


Style for Miles

from Pattymac Knits

Knitted scarves are such a versatile and practical accessory. But that doesn’t mean they have to be dull or drab. Even simple stitches can make for a truly fabulous scarf when done right. This is the same pattern shown earlier in the post, only this was knit in a slightly looser gauge and about three times as long!


Finishing Technique for Color Changes in Striped Scarves

from Pattymac Knits

Every time the color changes, there are TWO tails to weave in. And if you a making an oversized scarf with several color changes, this very quickly adds up to HOURS of finishing at the end. I’ve even known knitters who just wore the piece with the ends unwoven, because they lacked the patience to weave them in. So don’t give up and wear an unfinished project! Check out my easy to follow tutorial technique on how to weave the ends while you knit to minimize finishing time.


Fire Beads Scarf

from Underground Crafter

The Fire Beads Scarf uses a very simple stitch pattern and a funky, textured yarn to create a really interesting scarf with pops of color. This scarf is a great pattern for a beginner knitter, since it uses just knits and purls, but it’s also a great binge watching or “mindless” project for a more advanced knitter


Dropped Spirit Scarf

from Joanita Theron

This Dropped Spirit Knit scarf is made with the ‘drop stitch’ and the lovely Turtle Scheepjes Spirit Yarn! You can find this darling free pattern on Ravelry!


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Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns are perfect for both beginner knitters and for those of us who prefer a little mindless TV knitting. Enjoy this roundup of free knitting patterns showcasing great projects for all knitters!

Author: Pattymac

Patty loves figuring out new ways to use pom poms, where to stash more yarn and is always wondering what to bake next...chocolate or lemon? When not dreaming up new things to knit (or bake), she loves riding her beach cruiser on the Boardwalk, escaping to mid week movie matinees, and planting new things in her container garden.