More easy scarf knitting patterns rated easy by knitters or designers. Many of the patterns are free. Updated 6/20/23.
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Fluffy Rib Stitch Scarf
Easy striped scarf knit with a 2 row repeat variation of mistake stitch rib. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sara Kay Hartmann for Red Heart.
Easy scarf knit with a fun ribbing stripe on foundation of garter stitch. Knit with two yarns marled (strands held together) to create a gradient effect, but can also be knit with solid one color. Designed by PickaProjectTara. May only be free for a limited time.
Easy striped scarf knit with a 2 row repeat and 3 colors. DK weight yarn. Wendy Scarf S10721 designed by Schachenmayr. Available in English and German
Ladder Stitch Scarf
Simple knit and purl stitches create a textured zigzag pattern in a 16 row repeat for this easy scarf for men or women. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Svetlana Avrakh for Patons.
Easy scarf with a chevron zigzag texture in just knit and purl stitches. The chevron motif begins smaller and gradually gets longer. Choice of written instructions or charts. DK weight yarn. Designed by Rachel Brockman for Universal Yarn.
Lots Of Texture Knit Scarf
Easy gansey style scarf created with 3 textures in just knit and purl stitches: a check or basketweave 8 row repeat, Irish moss 4 row repeat, and ridges. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Bernat.
Easy scarf created with 8 row repeat texture. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Espace Tricot.
Easy luxuriously long scarf created with simple repetitive stitches in a 2 row repeat that creates a wonderful bias fabric. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Andra Asars.
6 Interchangeable Scarves
Easy scarves including Moss Rib in 2 Row Repeat, Shaker Rib 2 Row Repeat, Steep Diagonal 12 Row Repeat, Zig Zag 8 Row Repeat, Salt and Pepper Tweed 4 Row Repeat, and Garter Stitch. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Caron.
More Free Patterns
Alligator Back Scarf
Easy scarf created with 6 row repeat slip stitch pattern that's a perfect showcase for multicolored or handdyed yarn, but also works with solid colors. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Liz Harris.
Keeping It Simple Scarf
Dramatic but easy oversized scarf knit completely in garter stitch and finished with tassels. Perfect for beginners. Chunky weight yarn. Approx 15" x 110" [38 x 279.5 cm], excluding tassels. Designed by Bernat.
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Easy Hooded Scarf
Easy cozy carf with hood and pockets knit sideways in garter stitch. DK weight yarn. Elle 7320 designed by Saprotex International Design Studio.
Three Ponds Scarf
Easy scarf knit with an 8 row repeat vine texture. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Jocelyn Tunney of O-Wool.
Metro Bias Scarf
Easy striped garter stitch scarf knit on the bias to create diagonal stripes. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Quick knit in bulky weight yarn. Web pattern is free. A printable pdf is available for purchase. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
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Easy scarf with a nubbly texture knit with a 2 row repeat that looks like it's reversible. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Purl Soho
Easy scarf with optional pockets knit with a 2 row repeat version of mistake rib stitch. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Web version is free. PDF is for purchase. Designed by Stephanie Jessica Lau for All About Ami Website. A kit is also available
This Way Up Scarf
Reversible scarf knit with a moss stitch chevron arrow pattern that looks great on either side. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Designed by Ann S. Bulky weight yarn.
Sea Isle Scarf
Easy scarf knit with a 4 row repeat feather and fan/old shale lace stitch that creates a gently scalloped hem. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Plymouth Yarn Design Studio.
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Square Deal Scarf
Easy, reversible scarf with a geometric pattern in knits and purls. Directions in both charted and written form. Designed by Linda Courtney for KnitwiseDesign
Easy scarf knit two color garter stitch stripes with a slip stitch for interest. Create with team colors to show team spirit. Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Alexandra Tavel of Two of Wands.
A Good Scarf
Easy reversible scarf knit with a one row repeat of garter stitch with a slip stitch column. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Sample knit in DK weight yarn. Designed by Barbara Benson
4 Easy Scarves
Classic scarves in four different stitch patterns including Furrow, Grain, Weave, and Sway. All patterns are simple to knit and suitable for beginning knitters. Three patterns contain only knit and purl stitches. DK weight yarn. Designed by Mindie for KnitandPurlMakes
Giana Pocket Shawl
Easy, beginner friendly, shawl/wrap with pockets knit in garter stitch. Knits up fast in chunky yarn. Designed by ChristaCoDesign
Stepping Stones Scarf
Reversible scarf knit with what looks like an 8 row repeat of twisted stitches. Quick knit in jumbo or super bulky weight yarn. Designed by Katrina Walser.
Scarf With Pockets
Scarf knit with an 8 row repeat textured stitch and optional pockets. The stitches you will need to know are knit and purl to complete this scarf. Aran weight yarn. Designed by Kimberlees Korner.