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Easy Oversized Crochet Scarf Pattern (Free)

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If you’re looking for an oversized crochet scarf pattern, you will love this one. This is not only going to be your next favorite accessory for the colder days, but you will also love how quick and easy it is to make this super scarf.

Additionally, the stitch used in this giant crochet scarf will be so easy to customize with your favorite yarn, size, and colors. You will sure have a unique handmade accessory that will rock your fashion style in those chilly days.

If you are a beginner looking into boosting your skills with a textured stitch, then this pattern is for you. Don’t be intimidated with the fancy looking stitch. It’s very easy to figure out.

All you really need to know is how to chain (ch), single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). Besides, this is such a fun pattern to work with.

oversized crochet scarf pattern

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About the design and construction

  • This easy crochet scarf pattern was designed with a medium weight yarn and a 5 mm hook. But it’s completely customizable.
  • We are using the seed stitch in back-and-forth rows. Which is a simple repetition of single crochet and double crochet stitches.
  • It’s one of those satisfying projects to work on while you binge watch your favorite Netflix series.
  • Although it may look elaborated, it’s very easy to follow and to get a hang of. And works up quickly as well. 
  • And it’s a neutral stitch that will make a gorgeous unisex scarf. Therefore, it will be a great make for anyone in the family.

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Best yarn for an oversized crochet scarf

I used two different brands of a super soft worsted weight (#4) yarn, 100% Acrylic.  The first one was Caron One Pound by Yarnspirations. And the second one was Pound of Love by Lion Brand.

The reason why I used two different brands was because I wanted these two specific colors you see in the pictures.  And I couldn’t find those two shades in one brand only.

But this crochet scarf pattern is very forgiving when it comes to yarn weight and fiber. Please go for the one that you feel will make the best scarf for your needs.

Amount of yarn you will need

An oversized crochet scarf will take almost the same amount of yarn as a blanket. You will need about 21 oz (596 g) of the recommended yarns (excluding the fringe) for this crochet scarf pattern.

Here is the amount of yarn per color I used:

If you’re adding a fringe, the amount will depend on how thick and long you want it to be. I used an extra 1.15 oz (33 g) of the off-white color. And 0.95 oz (27 g) of the olive green to make a fringe with 4 strands each. 

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How big should a super crochet scarf be?

A super scarf will measure anywhere between 60” (152 cm) and 80” (203 cm) long and 15” (38 cm) to 20” (51 cm) wide. But it can be as big as you want it to be. 

Generally, the taller you are, the longer your super scarf should be. Keep in mind that the longer it is, the better to wrap it around your neck.

This crochet scarf pattern will measure approximately 75” (191 cm) long and 19” (48 cm) wide if you use the recommended yarn weight and hook size.

long crochet scarf pattern
Scarf size is 75” (191 cm) x 19” (48 cm)

Does my super crochet scarf need a fringe?

No, the fringe is totally optional. But in case you would like to add one to your crochet scarf pattern, here is how you do it:

  • Firstly, cut many 18” (46 cm) strands of yarn to make an 8” (20 cm) long fringe (or longer if you like). A 9” (23 cm) piece of square cardboard box will be helpful to wrap the yarn to cut it.
  • Secondly, make bunches of 4 strands of yarn folded in half. I used 28 bunches of 4 strands in each end.
  • Next, use a crochet hook to attach one bunch at a time in every other stitch in both ends of the scarf. Insert the hook in the stitch and grab the folded bunch. Pull it slightly, then insert the loose ends through the folded loop and pull tight to secure it.
  • Lastly, use a sharp pair of scissors to trim the fringe to make it straight.

Crochet scarf pattern variations

Would you rather make this crochet scarf pattern smaller and/or lighter? Here are a few ways to customize it:

  1. Size: the starting chain will be multiples of 2, so you can make your scarf smaller or larger if you like. Another way to customize size is by using thicker or lighter weight yarns.
  2. Colors: changing yarn colors in every row will give this pattern a checkerboard look. But you can still use one yarn color only if you don’t want it multicolored.
  3. Fringe: Adding a fringe is totally optional. If you prefer a thicker fringe, add more yarn strands to it. You can make it shorter as well if that’s what you like.

Project Materials and supplies

Color change instructions

The seed stitch is great for color-work because it creates an amazing checkerboard looking pattern. Not to mention, it’s is a very simple tapestry crochet method, where you will carry your previous yarn under the new stitches. 

Here is how you do it:

  1. The first option, which is my preferred method for this crochet scarf pattern, is when you start row 2 you will switch to yarn color 2 and carry the previous yarn.  
    • It means you will crochet the stitches with the yarn over the strand of the previous color.
    • Then, at the end of the row, when you have two loops on your hook to finish the last stitch you drop the current yarn and pick up the next.
  2. The second option is to cut the yarn at the end of each row. But with this option you will have to deal with weaving in all the ends afterwards.

Oversized Crochet Scarf Pattern

Pattern notes:

  • Level of difficulty: Easy
  • The pattern was written in US terminology.
  • Working with two colors of yarn is optional.
  • Turning chains 1 and 2 don’t count as a stitch.
  • There is no right or wrong side. 


Gauge is not important for this project. You can adjust the size by starting it with any even number of chains and crochet as many rows as needed to your desired length.

But for reference the pattern gauge is 11.5 sts x 9 rows = 4”, considering you will use the same yarn and hook size I did.

Stitch abbreviations:

  • C1: Color 1
  • C2: Color 2
  • ch (s): chain (s)
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • FO: fasten off
  • rep: repat
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • st: stitch
  • yo: yarn over
  • *: repeat/work instructions after asterisk as indicated in the pattern
  • ( ): repeat instructions with parenthesis as indicated

Special stitch instructions

We are using the seed stitch for this crochet scarf pattern, with consists of a sequence “1 sc + 1 dc” in one row and “1 dc + 1 sc” in the next row. 

Head over to the seed stitch tutorial here on the blog to see the details on how to crochet a swatch with the seed stitch. Here is how you crochet the seed stitch in rows: 

  • Start with any even number of chains.
  • Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch, rep from the asterisk across, ch 2, turn.
    • Notesee “color change instructions” if you are using two different colors of yarn.
  • Row 2: (dc, sc) until you have 1 st left, dc, ch 1, turn.
  • Row 3: (sc, dc) until you have 1 st left, sc, ch 2, turn.
  • Repeat rows 2 and 3 to the desired project length.
crochet seed stitch diagram
Seed stitch chart

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Crochet Scarf Pattern

free super crochet scarf pattern

We are using the seed stitch for this crochet scarf pattern. Basically, you do one single crochet stitch in every dc, and one double crochet stitch in every single crochet. Here is the pattern for this super crochet scarf.

Total Time: 8 hours

  1. Make the foundation chains

    yarn and crochet hook

    With C1, Ch 56 or any even number of chs.
    Here is where you decide how wide you want your scarf to be.

  2. Row 1

    yarn and crochet hook

    Row1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, *dc in next ch, sc in next ch, repeat from the asterisk across, ch 2 turn [55]

    You will keep intercalating 1 sc and 1 dc across, then finish the row with 1 sc and chain 3 to turn.

  3. Row 2

    yarn and crochet hook

    Row2: switch to yarn C2, (dc, sc) until you have 1 stitch left, dc, ch 1, turn [55]

    This is the first row-repeat. You will intercalate sc sts with dc sts. The last stitch in this row will be a dc st.

  4. Row 3

    yarn and crochet hook

    Row3: switch back to yarn C1, (sc, dc) until you have 1 stitch left, sc, ch 2, turn [55]

    This is the second row-repeat, and it starts with a sc st. You will keep intercalating dc sts and sc sts. The last stitch in this row will be a sc st.

  5. Repeat rows 2 and 3

    tutorial step 5

    Row4-169: Rep rows 2 and 3. Or as many rows as you want to your desired scarf length.

  6. Add a fringe (optional)

    scarf fringe instructions

    Add the fringe to both ends of the crochet scarf pattern. See “how to make the fringe” section for more details.

    Cut the yarn. FO. Weave in all ends.

Estimated Cost: 20.00 USD


  • Medium weight yarn (#4)


  • 5 mm (US H) hook

Materials: Tapestry Needle, Measuring tape, Scissors, Stitch marker (optional)

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There you have the oversized free crochet scarf pattern. As you can see, this such an easy and customizable pattern. Weather you’re giving it your special touch or following the pattern as is, I hope you loved it.

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