5 of the best free scarf knitting patterns

Scarves make great gifts, and with the weather getting colder we've found five of the best free scarf knitting patterns you can make for yourself or someone special.


Easy lace scarf knitting pattern


Knit luxury looks with this lacy snood

This lacy snood is a perfect stash-busting project and great for last-minute gifts too, as it uses just a single ball of 4 ply.

Free lace snood knitting pattern 

Free lace snood knitting pattern


Create easy stripes with this Directional Blocks scarf

This scarf knitting pattern uses the unique characteristics of self-striping yarn, to create a scarf with directional blocks. It’s made by knitting a narrow center panel and then adding long strips along the sides, and finishing with small strips at each narrow end. The technique is somewhat like making a quilt, and can be used with self-striping yarn as shown, but would also be very effective with different colours.

Free men’s scarf knitting pattern

Free scarf knitting pattern


Anyone for lace chevrons? Us please!

This airy chevron lace scarf by Rosee Woodland is so versatile: long, light and delicate, it’s perfect for adding a subtle layer of warmth to any outfit.

YouCast on this free lace scarf knitting pattern

Free lace scarf knitting pattern


Easy lace shawl knitting pattern

If the thought of tackling a complex lace pattern in a fine yarn puts you off knitting shawls, try this one by Kirstie McLeod. This shawl uses classic construction techniques, but is worked in DK yarn for an easier knit and a thicker, warmer garment at the end.

Try our Free shawl knitting pattern 

Free scarf knitting pattern UK