CROCHET SCARF – Free crochet pattern (US terms)

I designed this pattern last year, when I was asked by Tusen Ideer to participate in an annual charity case here in Norway, hosted by Kirkens Bymisjon. Each year thousands of people across our country knit or crochet homemade orange scarves, which are being handed out to homeless people on November 1st.

Use my pattern to make a crochet scarf for someone who really needs it, for someone you care about, for someone you don´t care about or just for yourself. Either way I hope you enjoy it 🙂

DESIGN AND PATTERN:  Hege Espeland Lygre
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What you´ll need

  • Wool yarn – compatible with crochet hook 5 mm (H/8).
  • Crochet Hook – 7 mm (two sizes up to make the scarf softer and looser)

Stitches/Abbreviations (US terms):

  • ch (chain/slip knot) – Watch video
  • sl st (slip stitch) – Watch video
  • sc (single crochet) – Watch video
  • dc (double crochet) – Watch video
  • puff stitch (ps) – step by step photo below
  • YO (yarn over)
  • st (stitch)
  • ch sp (chain space)
  • R (row/round)

Special stitch:

  • Puff stitch: YO (photo 1), insert hook in ch sp and pull up loop (photo 2) = 3 st, YO, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up loop (photo 3) = 5 st. YO, insert hook in same ch sp, pull up loop (3) = 7 st. YO, pull through 6 st on hook (photo 4) = 2 st remaining, YO, pull through last 2 st (photo 5) = 1 puff stitch (photo 6).


  • Turn your work at the end of each row and start every new row with 3 ch (counts as the first dc).
    Watch video – how to start a new row.


Ch 37

R1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 3 ch, * 1 ch, skip 2 ch, (1 ps, 2 ch, 1 ps) in next ch, 1 ch, skip 2 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 ch * Repeat from * 2 more times.

R2: 3 ch (counts as first dc), 1 dc in each of next 4 dc, * 1 ch, (1 ps, 2 ch, 1 ps) in ch sp between ps, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 5 dc * Repeat from * 2 more times.

R3-99 (or as many rows as you need to get the desired length)Repeat R2.
Fasten off.



R1: Sc all the way around, with 2 sc in each corner. (On the long sides you make 2 sc in each row of dc and on the short sides you make 1 sc in each dc + 5 sc over each puff stitch group (2 sc in first ch sp, 1 sc in middle ch sp, 2 sc in last ch sp).
R2: Sc in back loop all the way around, with 2 sc in each of the two corner sc from last row.
Fasten off.

Tip1: If you want a longer scarf you just add as many rows as you need to get the desired length.

Tip2: Sew some buttons on one of the short sides to turn the scarf into an infinity scarf.


Good luck! 🙂 

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Would you like to learn how to crochet? Visit my YouTube channel, there you´ll find videos of the basic stitches and with time there will also be special stitches, various projects and requests.

Contact me if you have any questions 🙂

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