Beginner Colorful Crochet Scarves

Hello! Hannah here :). All of these scarves are made with alternating rows of HDC and half double slip stitch, but I wanted to see how inserting my hook in different ways would change the look of each of them. I love how something as simple as changing which loop to go into can create such different looks! For the orange colored scarf I worked into the front loop only, for the gold colored scarf I worked under both loops (like normal) and for the purple colored scarf I worked into the back loop only. 

Below is a video where I show how to work each of the stitches in these scarves if you’d like to watch before you get started! In the video I also show how to tie off when you finish your scarf, how to weave in your ends and how to add tassels. 



for one adult size scarf: 2 skeins Paton’s Alpaca Blend (100g/3.5oz, 142 m/155 yds)


J/6.00mm crochet hook


Tapestry Needle, Scissors, Measuring Tape


Half Double Crochet (HDC): Yarn over (YO), insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop, YO and pull through all three loops on hook.

Half Double Crochet (HDC) Slip Stitch: YO, insert your hook, YO and pull up a loop and pull directly through two loops on hook.


finished size 70 inches by 5 inches (including tassels)

Chain 185 or make a chain that measures the desired length of your scarf.

ROW 1: Starting in the 3rd chain from the hook, work a HDC into each chain. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 2: (The turning chain does not count as a stitch.) Work a HDC slip stitch into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

ROW 3: (The turning chain does not count as a stitch.) Work a HDC into each stitch across the row. Chain 2 and turn. 

Repeat rows 2 through 3 until your scarf measures about 5 inches wide. 

For a variation of this pattern, try working in the front loop only or the back loop only. In the picture below you can see the difference between each version: the scarf on the left is from inserting my hook under both loops (like normal), the middle scarf is working in the back loop only and the scarf on the right is front loop only. 

When you finish your scarf, tie off and weave in all ends with a tapestry needle. If you’d like you can add tassels by cutting about 40 ten inch pieces of yarn and tying them to each end of your scarf. To make a tassel, take two pieces of yarn and fold them in half and insert the folded end through a space on the end of your scarf. Pull out the folded end so that it makes a loop, then pull the ends through the loop and pull tightly to make a knot. 

Thank you so much for reading this post, I hope you enjoy making these scarves! xo, Hannah