26+ Crochet Scarf Stitches for Your Next Project

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Looking for inspiration for your next scarf design? Try one of these 26+ gorgeous crochet scarf stitches to create a quick gift or a one-of-a-kind accessory for your winter wardrobe.

Being able to crochet opens up so many possibilities! Once you know the basic crochet stitches, you can combine them in almost limitless ways to form all different stitch patterns. Then, you can use those patterns to create unique and beautiful items, such as scarves.

Scarves are easy to make and are a relatively quick project – even more quick if you use a chunky yarn, like super bulky yarn, and a larger hook size! They’re also a great way to try out different crochet stitch patterns. So below, I’ve listed 26+ of the best crochet stitches to use for scarves.

I’ve included stitch patterns appropriate for every skill level, from beginner crocheters and up. You can make an easy scarf from single or double crochet stitch. Or try out one of the more challenging patterns, like the Celtic weave. But even the most challenging stitches include a video tutorial to help you.

26+ Crochet Scarf Stitches

If you are a complete beginner, check out my handy guide on HOW TO CROCHET A SCARF IN 5 EASY STEPS. This easy pattern will guide you through the entire process of making a scarf, from determining the desired length and width of your scarf, selecting the best yarn, choosing a stitch, and actually crocheting the scarf.

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26 Unique 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.

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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 Scarf Stitches

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Since this video was released, I’ve published even more tutorials of different amazing crochet stitch patterns. With that in mind, I’ve updated this post with 10 more gorgeous crochet scarf stitches. So once you’ve watched the video, be sure to head back here and see them all.

Basic Crochet Stitches for Scarves

If you have never crocheted before, these simple 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 (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), treble crochet (tr).

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. 


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Trinity Crochet Stitch

The Trinity stitch is very similar, but not the same as the star stitch. It’s ideal for advanced beginner crocheters and 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!

Crochet Trinity Stitch Tutorial Easy

Lemon Peel Stitch

It is an easy crochet stitch perfect for scarves and other accessories. It’s a simple pattern that 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.

Lemon Peel Crochet Stitch

Suzette Stitch

I sometimes get the lemon peel stitch mixed up with Suzette Crochet stitch. That’s easy to do because they both alternate double crochet and single crochet stitches.

Whereas the lemon peel stitch alternates single and double crochet every other stitch, in the Suzette stitch pattern, both single and double crochet are made in the same stitch, and then you skip a stitch. But they are definitely both great stitches worth adding to your crochet repertoire.

Check out my SUZETTE CROCHET STITCH TUTORIAL with video to learn more.

Advanced crochet stitch

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.

Silt Stitch Crochet Tutorial

Moss Stitch

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.

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Waistcoat Stitch

Sometimes people confuse the knit stitch with the moss stitch. Both are variations of the single crochet. But with the waistcoat stitch, you place the single crochet under the bar of the single crochet in the row below. This makes rows of “Vs” that look very much like the knit stockinette stitch.

This beginner-friendly stitch works well when you want a knit-look fabric but don’t have time to learn a new craft. It’s perfect for men’s scarves, where you don’t necessarily want a lacy stitch pattern.

My WAISTCOAT OR KNIT STITCH VIDEO TUTORIAL will explain exactly where to insert your hook to achieve this gorgeous knit-like stitch pattern. It also shows how to work this stitch in flat rows or in the round and even how to change colors. So if you want to make an infinity scarf or cowl in the round, I’ve got you covered.

textured crochet stitches waistcoat stitch crochet tutorial row and rounds

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.

crochet advanced stitches

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.

Crochet Corner to Corner in HDC

Horizontal Box Stitch

The box stitch, also known as tulip stitch or horizontal C2C, creates rows of little double crochet boxes. It looks very much like the C2C stitch. But instead of working in diagonal rows, you work the boxes horizontally. This stitch would make a good alternative from the C2C if you want to make a scarf in straight rows without increasing or decreasing.

One other difference is that you use a single crochet to anchor each group of double crochet stitches, whereas the traditional C2C uses only double crochets and chains.

To learn more about how to make this beautiful and elegant stitch, check out my CROCHET TULIP STITCH TUTORIAL to learn

complicated crochet stitches

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.

Easy Crochet Waffle Stitch Tutorial

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.

Crochet Basket Weave Stitch Tutorial

Thermal Stitch

If you want to make a scarf that’s thick and very sturdy, the thermal stitch would be a great option. This unique crochet stitch is made in a zig zag and results in a double-thick fabric that would block the coldest of winds.

This technique is very three-dimensional and hard describe in words. But that’s okay because I have created a detailed PHOTO AND VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THE THERMAL STITCH. I highly recommend you watch the video to learn how to do the thermal stitch.

And if you like this single crochet version of the stitch pattern, you may like to know that I’ve invented a Half Double Crochet Thermal Stitch and a Double Crochet Thermal Stitch as well.

textured crochet stitches

Cable Stitches

Is there any scarf stitch more beautifully cozy than cables? Cables are super popular in knitting but you can also make them in crochet!

Technically, cables are not really a stitch but a technique that uses front post stitches (generally double crochet and larger) to create ropes that twist around each other.

Please see my photo and video tutorial to learn HOW TO CROCHET PERFECT CABLE STITCHES in the flat and in the round.

Cables are complicated crochet stitches

Celtic Weave Stitch

If you enjoy crocheting front post stitches, then here’s another highly-textured stitch pattern you’ll love. The Celtic weave stitch produces a woven-look fabric reminiscent of the continuous twists and twirls of the Celtic knot.

This stitch is the perfect project for when you’re craving a challenge. But I’ve got lots of photo and video resources to help you figure it out. The end result will be a luxurious scarf that proves you have serious crochet skills. You can get all the details on how to perfect this stitch by viewing my CELTIC WEAVE STITCH CROCHET TUTORIAL.

Textured crochet stitches

Tri Squares Stitch

If you love texture but would prefer a simpler stitch repeat, try the tri squares stitch. It alternates front post and back post crochet stitches to make a sort of 3-D checkerboard effect.

This technique creates a thick and cushy fabric that would make a very warm scarf. Check out my PHOTO AND VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THE TRI SQUARES STITCH to learn more about this pretty stitch pattern.

Textured crochet stitches

Loop Stitch

This super fun stitch is so easy to make with impressive results. It’s a simple single crochet stitch, except as you make each stitch, you pull up an extra loop. This creates a textured fabric of raised loops, which you can also snip to make a furry texture.

You could add it to the ends of your scarf as a fringe. Or if you want to make a statement, you could also crochet the whole scarf in loop stitch to make a funky boa. You’ll find the free photo and video TUTORIAL FOR THE LOOP STITCH right here on my blog.

Loop textured crochet stitches

Apache Tears Stitch

This beautiful stitch pattern comes with a backstory. Legend has it that when Apache women who lost their loved ones in a raid cried, their tears fell to the ground and formed black obsidian, or dark-colored volcanic glass.

The Apache Tears stitch uses a series of treble crochet stitches into the back loop of the rows below to create staggered lines that resemble shards of glass. You’ll learn everything you need to know to work this stitch by following my APACHE TEARS STITCH TUTORIAL.

If you want to try out this stunning stitch pattern, grab the free crochet pattern for the Apache Tears Scarf. You can also make a matching Apache Tears Hat and Apache Tears Mittens for a complete set!

Apache Tears Crochet Stitch Tutorial

Samurai Crochet Relief Stitch

This lovely stitch pattern is deceptively simple to make. All you need to know is how to make chain stitches and double crochets. These stitches form a fabric with eyelets and long, slanted stitches. It’s a rich texture that would make a fabulous scarf or cowl.


complicated crochet stitches

There are many more crochet stitches that would be suitable to make scarves with. Catherine’s Wheel Stitch is another interesting stitch you could use. And let’s not forget the classic Granny Stripe!

I hope you love these crochet scarf stitches and find lots of inspiration for your upcoming projects!

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