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A compilation of 16 of the best crochet stitches that will be perfect to use for crochet scarves. Includes beginner-friendly and more advanced crochet stitches.
The holiday gift-making season is in full swing. Are you ready? Handmade gifts have such a great charm. It means that the person has put so much thought and hard work into a gift.
You do not need to be a seasoned crocheter to be able to make a handmade gift for someone! Crochet scarves are such an easy yet very effective gift for a loved one or a friend.
They are super simple to make and do not require special skills other than crocheting in rows. The great thing is, if you use a super bulky yarn, you can make a scarf in a day!
Table of contents
- 16 Easy Crochet Stitches Perfect for Scarves
- THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
If you are a complete beginner, check out my handy guide on HOW TO CROCHET A SCARF IN 5 EASY STEPS – FREE BEGINNER PATTERN.
16 Easy Crochet Stitches Perfect for Scarves
I have put together a list of crochet stitches perfect for scarves. These range from complete beginner stitches if you are just starting out with crochet. However, I have also included more advanced stitches for when you want to explore something new.
Before I get into these 16 crochet stitches for scarves, I have an amazing eBook of ULTIMATE LIST OF ADVANCED CROCHET STITCHES if you would like to get inspired and explore new stitches and techniques.
These Advanced Crochet Stitches provide you with a large collection of different levels of difficulties and techniques that you might have never seen before. This collection of Advanced Crochet Stitches is organized and will be your go-to place to find new crochet stitches or techniques to learn.
Video Breakdown of 16+ Crochet Stitches for Scarves
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Basic Crochet Stitches for Scarves
If you have never crocheted before, these stitches are the perfect and most ideal way to get started. They are all suitable for a crochet beginner. The tutorial and video ebook will teach you how to get started with crochet and what you will need in order to learn the basic stitches in crochet.
You will learn everything from the most basic crochet stitches such as making a slip knot and how to crochet a chain to learn how to single crochet, half double crochet, double crochet, treble crochet.
These are all great stitches for basic crochet scarves. LEARN HOW TO CROCHET WITH BASIC STITCHES – CROCHET BEGINNER VIDEO EBOOK PDF is a free guide on my website.
Linked crochet stitches
Linked crochet is one of my absolute favorite techniques to use and these crochet stitches would make perfect scarves! This fun way of crocheting creates such a dense fabric with virtually no holes throughout your work.
This is especially handy for creating a super warm and cozy crochet scarf. Linked crochet is in its own category. It is a mix between standard crochet and Tunisian crochet. It creates one stitch at a time just like standard crochet. But it connects the stitches one at a time to the next stitch just like Tunisian crochet.
Take a look at LINKED CROCHET TECHNIQUE TOP TIPS AND CROCHET PATTERNS right here on my website.
Learn Linked Crochet Stitches here:
- Linked Single Crochet (LSC)
- Linked Half Double Crochet (LHDC)
- Linked Double Crochet (LDC)
- Linked Treble Crochet (LTR)
Trinity Crochet Stitch
The Trinity stitch is very similar, but not the same as the star stitch. It’s an ideal advanced beginner crochet stitch that allows you to test out increasing in the previous, and next stitches without increasing the number of stitches per row or round.
The best part is, it only uses one basic crochet stitch: single crochet! That makes this super fun and cute stitch beginner-friendly. Follow EASY TRINITY CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL to learn something new today!
Lemon Peel Stitch
It is an easy crochet stitch perfect for scarves and other accessories. It provides a beautiful texture and allows you to crochet without having to pause the TV show or movie while crocheting it.
In fact, I have used this beautiful textured stitch in many projects including an infinity scarf. You can easily turned this into a standard crochet scarf. Take a look at HOW TO CROCHET THE LEMON PEEL STITCH EASILY and make a pretty textured crochet scarf.
I often get this great stitch mixed up with Suzette Crochet stitch which is another great stitch to learn whether for a scarf or just in general. If you try out this stitch once, you will probably want to use this stitch over and over again.
Crochet Silt Stitch
This stitch has a natural separation of 2 totally different rows which makes the stitch stripe-like. That also means, to make this stitch really stand out, it’s ideal to use two colors of yarn skeins when crocheting the silt stitch.
It only uses two basic crochet stitches: single crochet (sc) and double crochet (dc). It’s an ideal advanced beginner crochet stitch that allows you to test out increasing in the same stitch without increasing the number of stitches per row.
CROCHET SILT STITCH TUTORIAL – EASY VIDEO STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS is a perfect crochet stitch for a lovely colorful scarf or a cowl.
HOW TO CROCHET THE MOSS STITCH AKA GRANITE OR LINEN STITCH – CROCHET TUTORIAL is a free tutorial here on my website. As the title suggests, there are many names for this great looking crochet stitch.
The moss stitch (commonly also known as the granite stitch, the linen stitch and also referred to as the woven stitch and the seed stitch according to other sources) is a very simple stitch that provides a beautiful alternating texture.
Regardless, these crochet stitches are perfect for scarves. They look lovely with their knit-like texture.
Corner to Corner or C2C technique
This is a technique that many crocheters might feel quite intimidated by. However, after you watch and follow a thorough tutorial, you will regret not learning it sooner!
The classic c2c technique uses the crochet box stitch which you work diagonally – or from one corner to another corner. It also uses double crochet stitch, however it does not have to be. HOW TO DO THE CORNER-TO-CORNER AKA C2C – CROCHET TUTORIAL explains this technique in greater detail.
As I mentioned above, you can also use different stitches. One of them is half double crochet which makes it mini c2c. CORNER TO CORNER CROCHET IN HALF DOUBLE CROCHET – EASY MINI C2C TUTORIAL dives deeper into making a smaller corner to corner fabric.
Waffle Crochet Stitch
The Waffle stitch is used for so many different varieties of patterns. It has become a very popular advanced beginner crochet stitch to use for many different types of crochet projects. But most of all, it would make a super squishy and warm crochet scarf.
The name has come from the swatch resembling a breakfast waffle with its great texture. My CROCHET WAFFLE STITCH TUTORIAL WITH EASY VIDEO STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS is a thorough tutorial showing you how to inject some texture into your scarf.
Basketweave Crochet Stitch
If you are looking for a stitch that provides lots of texture without creating too much bulk, the basketweave crochet stitch is perfect for scarves. I feel like the Basketweave stitch has so much to offer that brings texture, style, and even uniqueness that looks so real from far away.
The Basketweave stitch is made up of double crochet stitches that are either made as a front post or as a back post.
Follow my tutorial on HOW TO CROCHET THE BASKETWEAVE STITCH EASILY and make your very own squishy scarf.
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THE CROCHET CLUB – CROCHET PATTERN, TIPS & TUTORIAL VAULT
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