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26 Free Knit Scarf Patterns

By: Caitlin Kavanaugh, Editor,
Updated August 09, 2018
26 Free Knit Scarf Patterns

These free knit scarf patterns are going to work their way into your list of favorite knitting patterns.  Scarves are a must-have accessory for the fall; they help keep you warm and they're incredibly stylish. If you're not sure how to knit a scarf, don't worry - most of them are easy to make! 

Naturally, the best thing about free knit scarf patterns is that they're free (well, minus the yarn). Take your time to peruse these easy knitting patterns to find the one that appeals to you the most, or pick out a couple!  Scarves make great gifts, so start crossing those names off of your gift list and get knitting. 

If you're just in the market for a personal project, these scarf patterns are a great place to begin. Starting with the absolutely gorgeous Gossamer Infinity Scarf (pictured to the left), you're sure to find something for you.  And now, without further ado, here are 26 free knit scarf patterns for you to enjoy!

Favorite Easy Scarf Knitting Patterns

Whether you're trying to learn how to knit a scarf or simply want a stress-free pattern to cast on during restless nights, we've got something for you. These knitted scarf pattens are great for beginner knitters and veteran knitters alike. So, what are you waiting for? Your beautiful scarf isn't going to knit itself!

Quick and Quirky Knit Scarf Patterns

This is for the knitters who want to complete a beautiful knit but just don't have the time to set aside for a long-term project. Now, you can have your cake and eat too with these fast and furious knits. Cast on one of these knit scarf patterns. You're guaranteed to be binding off on your newest favorite accessory in no time at all.

Even More Knitted Scarf Patterns

We know you just can't get enough scarf patterns, so we thought we'd throw in a couple of extra patterns for you.  There's everything here from beginner patterns to more challenging lace scarves. Keep reading to find out how to knit the scarf of your dreams!

Bonus Infinity Scarf Patterns!

Scarves are certainly fun projects to work on.  Quick and relatively simple, you can get through a knit scarf pattern in almost no time at all.  If your collection of scarves is starting to take off, why not try your hand at an infinity scarf for a little variety?  These 40+ Infinity Scarf Patterns You'll Love are a great place to start your pattern search.

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This is by far one of the best collections of free scarf patterns that I have found lately. It covers almost every type of project and ranges from beginners to more advanced patterns. Be sure to bookmark this to refer back to in the future. I am sure that I will use several of the patterns included with this.

feather and fan scarf?

Hello jrbruskin 6759323, you can find these types of scarves by typing "feather and fan scarf" in the Search bar in the upper lefthand corner. Hope this helps! -Editors of AllFreeKnitting

thank you!! just what I needed!

I know this is off topic, but I would like to send a pattern in. What do you mean by, "Topic"? Thank you for your help and sorry that I posted this.

Very difficult to find Fitzgerald scarf patterns. When trying to download it takes you to other pictures of projects. t takes you to pictures of

I'm trying to get the free pattern for the Bossa Nova scarf. How do I get that? Thank you.

I am looking for infinity scarf patterns. So far, I see none.

Infinity scarves are also called cowls and there is an entire section on them here, they go on for pages, so I suggest someone didn't look too hard for them.

Hi Weberling, To access the patterns in this article, please just click on the links. These will take you to the project page for each where the designer's pattern link is given. Hope this helps! editors, AllFreeKnitting

I would like to recieve the patterns for the Free Knitting Scarfs, how do I get the patterns. I see the information but no directions. Please inform this poor person on how to complete receiving all this free information. Thank you. M. H.

Thank you, I am excited about starting my scarf!

I'd like to know how to have an even edge always for scarves. When I knit & purl scarves I'd like to have perfect edges. Thanks

Add an extra at the beginning of the cast on and at the enof the needle and then slip the stitch at the begining of the row and then end of the row..and your edge will be straight....or... you can knit one and purl one then your pattern and at the end knit one purl one and the next row purl one and knit one to the first two stitches and follow with pattern.. in other words..the first 2 stitches of the row and end of the row will not if you knit every row the edge will always is a fact....

I'm interested in a knitted ruffle scarf

Hi, tribblecat 3942690. I'm sorry to hear of your trouble. I have two options for you: 1. You can contact the pattern designer directly for help. The designer is specified in the byline. 2. I might also suggest that you try posting your question to our sites Facebook page. It is monitored by the editor and is a great resource for helpful tips and suggestions from our Facebook friends; perhaps they can offer some guidance! Here is the link: Thanks! --Editors of AllFreeKnitting

I am having a problem with my scarf curling up. Can you help me'Thanksbr

@elainegaffney 1680877, To view the full pattern, you must click on the link that says "Click here for knitting pattern." A new page will open with the full pattern. From here, you can copy and paste the text of the pattern into a Word document and print from there. Hope this helps! --Editor of AllFreeKnitting

why is it that I cannot print the irish hood scarf

I'm a beginning knitter. I am trying to knit the autumn wowza scarf, but the sides are curling in. How can I correct this? thanks

hi I probably would be better at this if I knew what I was doing. it sounds good glad things like this are available.

hi i need them early as possible


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