Beginner Crochet Scarf – Still Waters

Wrap yourself in tranquil, gently shifting shades of blue. This beginner crochet scarf pattern uses only single crochets and chains, but creates an eye-catching, squishy texture that you just can’t help but snuggle into!

A man in a black jacket and blue scarf outdoors with light snow on the ground. Text says Still Waters Scarf - A free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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Scarf of the Month Club

Still Waters was designed for the Scarf of the Month Club Crochet Along, hosted by Oombawka Designs and The Stitchin Mommy. This CAL is so much fun, and I love participating in it! I decided on a simple, beginner friendly scarf design this year. As we gear up for the busy holiday season, we could all use a more relaxing project once in a while.

a collage of 3 scarves - September patterns in the 2019 Scarf of the Month Club Crochet Along

Scarves make a great gift for almost anyone on your list, so it’s always nice to keep some on hand for last minute gifting. Check out this month’s other patterns: The Jada Cowl from The Stitchin Mommy, and the Verna Puff Stitch Infinity Scarf from Oombawka Designs. You may like all the other beautiful scarves and cowls in the CAL too!  

Caron Simply Soft Ombre Yarn

I got this yarn for free in a goodie bag at a conference. The colorway I used is called Saturday Blue Jeans – I just love the relaxing feel of that name, don’t you? The ombre pattern shifts gently between shades of blue. As I was working it up, the pattern felt like streaks of sunlight across still, blue water.

Close up of the textured stitch for the Still Waters Scarf, in shades of blue. A green handled crochet hook is on top of the fabric.

This yarn comes in several other shades too – all of which would look lovely in this pattern!

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Still Waters

Project-Level-Basic - Craft Yarn Council Standards


Project Level

Basic: Only single crochet and chain stitches. Working into chain spaces.


7 inches x 60 inches.


14 sc x 15 rows = 4 inches. Use pattern as gauge swatch. After Row 16, work should measure 7 x 4 inches. Gauge is not critical but will affect yarn usage.

Abbreviations used

(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
sk = skip
ch sp = chain space
RS = right side

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Ch 29 (multiple of 3, plus 2)

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and in each ch across. (28 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 2 sts, (ch 1, sk next st, sc in next 2 sts) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. (19 sc, 9 sps).

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk next 2 sts, 2 sc in next ch-1 sp) across to last 2 sts, ch 1, sk next st, sc in last st. (19 sc, 9 sps).

Repeat Row 3 until work measures 60 inches or desired length, ending after a wrong side row.

Edging Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and in each ch-1 sp across. (28 sc)

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

I hope you enjoy making this beginner crochet scarf pattern. Thank you to PoohBear83, mstaz308, and hqliz for testing it!

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