Chunky Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern

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This chunky crochet scarf is a free pattern that works up so quickly! The color block effect is always on trend, and as this pattern uses just one stitch, it is an absolutely perfect crochet pattern for beginners.

Chunky Crochet Scarf (Grey)

Chunky Crochet Scarf Color Palette

I decided to use three different shades of grey as I wanted something neutral that would appeal to all genders. Plus, grey goes with everything 🙂 The classic stripe pattern ensures that the scarf will never date, and the color changes help to keep the project from becoming too boring!

Chunky Crochet Scarf (Grey)


For this project I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky which is available in over 50 shades so you are sure to find something that you like. I kind of have a thing for color gradients (as you can see from the Spring To Life Baby Blanket which I did with the same yarn), so I really love when a yarn range has a variety of shades of the same color.

Chunky Crochet Scarf (Grey)

A Perfect Gift

This crochet scarf would make a perfect holiday gift, and honestly, it is so easy to work up, you’ll be able to deck out your entire family with co-ordinating scarves!

The scarf is worked lengthways, so once you get through that first long row it is plain sailing. And like many patterns that use a simple stitch, the color changes help to make this a perfect ‘repetitive, but not boring’ project. And you can easily add your own touch by adding tassels at the end, or by changing up the stripes.

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  • The scarf is crocheted lengthways
  • The stitch count for each row is given in [] at the end of the row
  • Instructions are given for size Medium, with Large given in ()
  • When changing colors, switch to the new color on the last yarn over at the end of the row. Cut the yarn for the previous color.
Crochet Scarf by Ned & Mimi

Adjusting the Pattern

  • Adjusting the length of your scarf couldn’t be easier – just chain any number and follow on from there! Remember, every extra 5 chains that you add will add about 2” to the scarf length
  • To adjust the width, simply crochet more or less rows. To keep the same color block effect as I have used, follow this ratio:
    • Color A : Color B : Color C => 3 : 2 : 1 (So for every 1 row of Color C (the lightest color) you would crochet 2 rows of B and 3 rows of A)

Finished Measurements

Adult Medium: 60” (length) x 7.25” (width)

Adult Large: 75” (length) x 7.25” (width)


10 stitches x 10 rows extended sc = 4” x 4”


Hook: 6mm/J-10 crochet hook (or hook needed to meet gauge)

Yarn: Any Chunky/Weight 5 yarn

The amounts given here are for Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky (149m/136yds per 100g skein; Weight 5/Chunky; 100% Acrylic)

Adult Medium: 221 yds/202m (136g)

Color A (Dark): 111 yds/101m (68g)

Color B (Mid): 74 yds/67m (45g)

Color C (Light): 37 yds/34 m (23g)

Adult Large: 258 yds/236m (159g)

Color A (Dark): 129 yds/118m (79g)

Color B (Mid): 86 yds/79m (53g)

Color C (Light): 43 yds/39 m (27g)

Misc: Yarn Needle for weaving in ends

Special Stitch

Extended Single Crochet (ext sc)

Step 1: Insert hook into indicated stitch, pull up a loop

Step 2: Yarn over and pull through first loop on hook only (2 loops on hook)

Step 3: Yarn over and pull through 2 loops

Written Pattern (US Terms)


ch = chain

st = stitch

ext sc = extended single crochet

Both Sizes: Medium (Large)

Using Color A, Chain 151 (176).

Row 1: Ext sc in second chain from hook and in each ch across, turn. [150, 175]

Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn.  

Rows 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2.

For the last yarn over at the end of Row 9, change to Color B

Row 10: Using Color B, ch 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 11 – 15: Repeat Row 10.

For the last yarn over at the end of Row 15, change to Color C.

Row 12: Using Color C, 1 (does not count as a st), ext sc in each st across, turn.

Row 13-14: Repeat Row 12.

Cut yarn and fasten off.


Weave in ends.

Feel free to add tassels if you wish!

All done!

If you wish, you can purchase an inexpensive, ad-free PDF version of this pattern through Ravelry, Etsy or LoveCrafts.

I hope you have enjoyed this pattern, if you have questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me. And be sure to tag your finished project on Instagram or Facebook using @nedandmimi or #nedandmimi!

Happy crocheting!