This take on the chevron scarf crochet pattern is quick and easy. You only need to know some simple stitches to get started.
Make it with one skein of self-striping yarn like Caron Cotton Cakes. You can also use your leftover yarn and make the scarf as a stash buster.
This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure policy details.
The scarf uses a simple variation of the chevron pattern using double crochet stitches.
Once you master the pattern repeat, this is an easy project to make. This can be a perfect project for relaxing crochet.
The length of the scarf is enough to wrap it around your neck. Or fold it in half and pass the ends through for extra warmth.
Pattern Options for the Chevron Scarf
The Chevron Scarf pattern is a free crochet pattern for a crochet scarf. The pattern is written in US crochet terminology. The free pattern is available in written format on the blog below.
- Purchase the PDF Pattern in My Etsy Shop
- Purchase the PDF Pattern in My Ravelry Shop
- Pin the Pattern for Later
About the Inspiration for the Chevron Scarf Pattern
I just love the chevron design. It’s a crochet classic that is perfect for a variety of projects.
Since I enjoy the chevron so much, making a scarf in the pattern was a natural choice. The bands of color make for a beautiful scarf.
The chevron stitch also pairs well with self-striping yarns, which I love to use. The color changes really show off the chevron pattern.
With the chevron design, the ends of the scarf will also have a subtle wave.
I sometimes hear that the chevron design is challenging. It can be easy to have your crochet suddenly be off by one stitch, especially at the beginning of the project.
If you’ve found chevron patterns challenging in the past, I hope you’ll give this scarf a try. Because it isn’t very wide, you’ll get lots of practice with the pattern.
You may also find it easy to correct if you get off track. This should give you lots of practice too. So you’re next chevron project will be even easier!
About the Yarn
My sample scarf uses one skein of Caron Cotton Cakes. This worsted weight yarn is a soft blend of 40% cotton and 60% acrylic.
When worked in a scarf design, it creates nice blocks of color. So you get the benefit of color changes without having to change yarns.
The Sunset Dreams colorway seemed perfect for a cheerful scarf that would pair well with dresses or jeans.
Making the scarf all with one skein was a bonus too! With just one skein of Caron Cotton Cakes the finished scarf is generous in length at 60″ long.
And if you’d like to treat yourself, Noro has a wide variety of beautiful worsted weight yarns that gradually change color. Some of these contain wool. Or if you’re sensitive to wool like me, Noro also now has some yarns like Haruito that do not include wool. You can choose any combination of fibers that you like for this scarf.
I enjoy using self-striping yarns because they do the color changing work for you! And they keep the project interesting as you’re always looking forward to the next color change.
You could also make the scarf in solid colors. Depending on your yarn choice you’ll get different effects.
Making the actual scarf all in one color will be more subtle. The chevron design may only be visible when looking up close. This might be perfect for someone who has a more subtle style.
This can also be a stash buster project. Combine your leftover partial skeins of worsted weight yarn to make a scarf. Create your own stripe patterns by changing yarns in order to change colors.
Chevron Scarf Pattern
Yarn: Worsted weight (#4 medium) in color(s) of choice, approximately 530 yards
Shown above: Caron Cotton Cakes (40% Cotton, 60% acrylic), 530 yd [485 m] / 8.8 oz [250g]: #57011 (Sunset Dreams), 1 skein.
Hook: Size H/8 (5.00mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; optional 2 stitch markers, tape measure.
SIZING AND GAUGE
Size: One size, approximately 23” x 60”
Gauge: 14 sts x 7 rows in dc = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm).
- Beg chs do not count as sts
- To make a wider scarf, adjust the base chain by adding sts in multiples of 12
- Find more information about stitch multiples at https://craftingeachday.com/crochet-stitch-multiples/
- To make a longer scarf, add more rows
- Note that a wider or longer scarf will require more yarn
- Use optional stitch markers to mark the edge sts and move them up as you go along
Standard Stitch Abbreviations (U.S. Crochet Terminology):
dc: double crochet
dc3tog: double crochet 3 together
Chevron Scarf Pattern
Multiple: 12 + 3 (see notes for more information about crochet stitch multiples)
Base Chain: Ch 27 (or adjust base chain to desired width of scarf).
Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped chs do not count as a st), *dc in next 4 chs, dc3tog over next 3 chs, dc in each of next 4 chs**, 3 dc in next ch; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last ch, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2 loosely (beg chs do not count as sts in this row and all subsequent rows), 2 dc in first st, *dc in each of next 4 sts, dc3tog, dc in each of next 4 sts**, 3 dc in next st; rep from * across ending last rep at **, 2 dc in last st, turn. (25 sts)
Rows 3 – 94: Rep row 2. Fasten off at the end of row 94.
Finishing: Weave in ends. Block if desired.
OTHER CROCHET CHEVRON PATTERNS YOU MIGHT ENJOY
If this is your first time trying a chevron design, you might enjoy some other patterns that use this wonderful pattern. It can be beautiful in baby blankets like the Snuggly Ripple and Summer Waves patterns. The Cara Shawl also uses a chevron design.
OTHER EASY PATTERNS FOR ACCESSORIES
Accessories are great quick and easy crochet projects! Some other quick accessory projects that use worsted weight yarn include my Freida Cowl and Stella Scarf patterns. And if you have a little more time, you might enjoy my Watercolor Shawl or Easy Rectangular Shawl patterns too!