Free Knitting Patterns: Scarves

A scarf are probably one of the most popular knitting project. They are typically straight forward to knit and don't require seaming or careful attention to gauge. This makes them ideal first projects for beginning knitters. Below, you will find dozens for free knit scarf patterns, from simple stitch patterns to complex cable designs.

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Diamond Edge Moebius Scarf


Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Sideways Garter Stitch Scarf


Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch or 18.0 stitches per 4 inches.

Zig Zag Scarf


Gauge: 3.5 stitches per inch or 14.0 stitches per 4 inches.



Beginner. Three different types of yarn give this scarf "great depth" according to Kelly.

Elongated Stitch Scarf

Beginner. Directions:6 rows of garter stitch, 1 row of elongated stitch. Repeat. Add fringe.Elongated stitch: insert needle as if to knit. Wrap yarn 4 or 5 times around needle. Pull all wraps through stitch. On next round, knit just the front loop, letting wraps fall off of needle.




Gauge: 6.5 stitches per inch or 26.0 stitches per 4 inches.

There's 186 Scarves patterns. Use the links below to view more:

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