Hands up who made a scarf as their first knitting project? Us too! But scarves aren’t just for beginners. Whatever your skill level, they’re a great way to try out new stitch patterns or show off special skeins of yarn, so for this article we’ve rounded up some of our favourite free scarf knitting patterns. You’ll also find shawls, snoods, cowls and more – neckwarmers of all sorts, in fact!
If you’ve discovered a free scarf knitting pattern you love and want a hat to go with it, check out our round-up of the best hat knitting patterns. We also have lots more knitting patterns to inspire you, plus how to knit guides to help you on your way.
Ready to get cosy with our top free scarf knitting patterns? Then let’s cast on…
Try these free scarf knitting patterns today
- Colour block scarf pattern
- Easy lace scarf knitting pattern
- Free lace snood knitting pattern
- Free men’s scarf knitting pattern
- Free lace scarf knitting pattern
- Free shawl knitting pattern
- Garter stitch cowl
- Free hat and cowl set knitting pattern
- Chunky knit cowl pattern
- Cowl knitting pattern
- Scarf with pockets knitting pattern
- Colour pop kids’ scarf
- Mohair snood
- Big and beautiful scarf
- Textured shawl
Colour block scarf
Use Mollie Makes‘ free scarf knitting pattern to make yourself a winter warmer. We love its on-trend colour-block style and textured moss stitch pattern.
How to knit a Colour Block scarf
Thrifty alpaca scarf