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Beginner Easy Ribbed Knit Look Crochet Scarf Pattern

Cozy Up with this Beginner Easy Ribbed Knit Look Crochet Scarf. If you’ve ever admired the elegant texture of a knitted scarf, we’re going to show you how to achieve that classic, ribbed knit look without any knitting needles or purling involved.

I use the words “knit look” because no matter how hard we try; crochet does look different than knit. But we can get close. However, they will never be identical.

Basic Crochet Stitches

Whether you’re a crochet newbie or a seasoned yarn wizard, this pattern is a breeze to follow. It uses basic crochet stitches too.

When I was just ten years old, my grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet. For me, crochet works up much more quickly than knitting. Therefore, I crochet, and this easy and free crochet scarf pattern you can make in a weekend or a few evenings watching your favorite show with your family. And I love the results.

Beginner Easy Ribbed Knit Look Crochet Scarf Pattern

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Gender Neutral Scarf Pattern for the Whole Family

Imagine wrapping yourself in a warm, soft scarf you created. This scarf is unisex. This makes a fabulous gift for the whole family.

It’s beginner friendly and it works up easily. The long rows of ribbing make this a perfect look for a woman or a man. Change up the width and length with ease and make it small enough for a toddler or large enough for a teenager.

Free Crochet Patterns

This beginner-friendly pattern is part of the Holiday Stashdown 2023. Along with this pattern, you can find free crochet patterns featured from other designers too.

Half Double Crochet Ribbed Stitch Tutorials

While I do have video tutorial links after the written pattern of me working on this pretty scarf, there is a whole tutorial focused on this crochet stitch.

Visit the page for the half double crochet ribbing stitch tutorial. You will find written directions and photo tutorials. Also, find the links for the video tutorials for both a right hand crocheter and left hand crocheter of how to work the easy pattern right from the start.

You can also keep following along here too as in the written pattern below I’ll teach you how to crochet a scarf that resembles knitting.

If you like the knit look crochet patterns, then you should check out the free and Easy Chunky Cowl is textured and warm with vertical ribbing throughout. It uses a simple stitch and two strands of yarn held together to create a bulky infinity scarf that works up so fast and looks gorgeous.

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Directions: Beginner Easy Ribbed Knit Look Crochet Scarf Pattern

Skill Level

Advanced Beginner.

You should be comfortable with the half double crochet stitch. The stitches are worked into the third loop which can be challenging for an absolute beginner.


17 stitches and 6 rows every 4-inches.


5 inches wide X 49 inches long.

This pattern is easy to change the size as you chain any number of stitches for the beginning of the pattern.

Since this pattern is worked the length of the scarf, the number of chains used should be for the finished length you desire. Additionally, the crochet rows create the width of the scarf.

Ribbed Rows are Worked the Length of Project


Blue Berry by Loops and Threads, Soft and Shiny yarn. 1 skein or 311 yards.

Finding the Yarn. I purchased mine at Michaels Craft store. When I last checked, you can also purchase this on Amazon. You can also use any medium weight yarn for this pattern. A nice substitute would be Caron Simply Soft.

Crochet Hook Size H, 5.0 mm

Yarn Needle



CH = Chain

HDC = Half Double Crochet

ST – Stitch

STs = Stitches

[ ] = Repeat Between

Pattern Notes

Pattern is written in US terms.

Turn at the end of each row.

The CH 2 at the beginning of the row counts as a half double crochet.

If you are new to crochet, counting the stitches in each row will help keep the edges straight.

All stitches except for the beginning of the row and end of the row are worked in the third loop.

The last half double crochet should always be placed in the top chain of the previous row initial chain two. This helps keep the rows even.

Working in the back bump of the chain creates a neater edge.

The rows are worked the length of the scarf.

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202 Foundation chain stitches

Row 1

Work your first HDC in the 3rd CH from the hook. Continue working a HDC in each CH ST across. Turn

Row 2

CH 1 (Does Not Count as a ST). Work a HDC into the front third loop and in each front third loop stitch across. End with a HDC in the top stitch of the CH STs skipped in the first row. Turn

Row 3

CH 1 (Does Not Count as a ST). Work a HDC into the front 3rd loop and in each front 3rd loop across. End with a HDC in the in the top of the first stitch of the previous row. Turn

Rows 4 through 20

Continue to repeat row 3.


Once you have reached your desired number of rows, pull the yarn through the last stitch. Cut the yarn leaving a 10-12 inch yarn tail. Using your yarn needle, weave the yarn back and forth between the stitches at least 3-5 times. Trim off any excess yarn.

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Crochet Video Tutorials

You can find a video of this scarf being worked on for both left hand and right hand crocheters.

Right Hand Video

Left Hand Video

However, make sure you visit the ribbed stitch tutorial if you need step-by-step directions and a video from the beginning.

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