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17 of the best free scarf knitting patterns

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


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

Discover these brilliant free scarf knitting patterns from the UK with you, brought to you from Simply Knitting and The Knitter magazines

  • Colour block scarf pattern
  • Easy lace scarf knitting pattern
  • Moss stitch 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
  • Double knitting 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

free scarf knitting patterns uk

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

free scarf knitting patterns uk