As knitters, we tend to have a natural affection and nostalgia attached to scarves . Your first project was likely a beginner scarf pattern –something you could practice knitting and purling with until you had something to call your own. I still treasure my first knitted scarf–janky and crooked, full of countless missed stitches and ever changing gauges. Even after our novice days are over, simple scarf patterns are still a constant favorite. Scarves allow us to sit back, relax, and knit away. Because scarves are so basic, they allow endless opportunities for creativity.
We’ve compiled a list of 25 delightful knitting patterns you’ll be sure to love. Whether you’re a beginner looking for that first big project, an expert looking for a quick knit, or somewhere in between, we have the perfect pattern for you. If you’re looking for more lovely scarf patterns after you knit through this list, we have collections of scarves waiting for you!
Garter Stitch Scarf Patterns
Ahh, the basic knit stitch. Get back to your roots and knit a gorgeous scarf out of your first (and favorite) stitch. Don’t worry- you still have a chance to develop a little more intrigue with these fun pattens.
Clara’s Cotton Scarf  
Garter Stitch Color Block Scarf (Pictured)
Sunshine Scarf 
These infinity scarf patterns are eternally stylish. These scarves may loop on forever, but that doesn’t mean they have to take very long. For circular scarves, these patterns are quite straightforward.
Cozy Eternity Scarf 
Blue Ice Winter Scarf  (Pictured)
Lace Knit Scarf Patterns
These light and lacy patterns are a breeze to knit. Don’t be intimidated by the intricacies of lace–these patterns use very basic knitting instructions to achieve their sophisticated patterns.
Japanese Summer Scarf  
Ribbed Lace Scarf 
Mesh Bamboo Scarf 
Solid Knitted Scarf Patterns
These chunky scarves will keep you warm and cozy in the winter time. With such thick wool, you’ll have these scarves done in a snap. Ward off the winter chills with these free scarf knitting patterns.
Peacock Scarf Pattern  
Simple Sunset Scarf (Pictured)
Warm Winter Scarf 
Did you work through some of our simple, beautiful scarf patterns? If you’re ready for more collections, check out our compilations from AllFreeKnitting.
What did your first knitted scarf look like?