Easy Crochet Scarf Pattern – Mesh Tube Scarf
Wrap yourself in the pillowy softness of a mesh tube scarf! This easy crochet scarf pattern creates a tube, which then flattens into a double layer of mesh. The layers work together to make this scarf thick, cozy, and warm, without being too heavy.
With only basic stitches in a simple, repeating pattern, this is a great introduction to working in continuous rounds. I’ve included instructions for adjusting the length and width, so you can make it to any size you prefer.
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New and Improved!
I first made this mesh tube scarf in 2014, as a Christmas present for my father-in-law. My original pattern was a little bit different, and there were a couple of things I wanted to change.
I didn’t like the way the ends flared, and I wanted to open up the mesh a bit for a better drape. Now, after many years, I’ve finally given this easy crochet scarf pattern the update it needed.
Need a little help? While updating the pattern, I also recorded this video tutorial! Walk through the whole pattern with me step by step.
Lion Brand Yarns
Lion brand provided the Vanna’s Choice yarn for the updated version of this easy crochet scarf pattern. It’s a fantastic all-purpose acrylic yarn that comes in a wide range of vibrant colors. I chose the deep red Cranberry color.
When I made the original version of this scarf, I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease yarn. This is also a great choice! The touch of wool makes it a little bit lighter, and at the same time a little bit warmer.
Mesh Tube Scarf
- Yarn: 510 yds Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice worsted weight yarn. Solid colors are 100% acrylic (170 yds / 100g per skein). Sample shown in #180E Cranberry
- Hook: US size K (6.5 mm) hook or size needed to match gauge
- Yarn needle
Easy: Basic stitches, worked in continuous rounds.
7″ x 60″
Length and width can be adjusted as desired.
12 dc x 6 rnds = 4″
Use pattern as gauge swatch – after rnd 7, work should measure 7″ x 4″
Exact gauge is not critical but will affect yarn usage.
(Pattern is written in US terms)
ch = chain
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp = space
st(s) = stitch(es)
Ch 52 (multiple of 2)
For a wider or narrower scarf, add or remove chains in groups of 2.
Rnd 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, sk next ch, hdc in next ch] across. Being careful not to twist, join with sl st to first st to form a circle. (26 hdc, 25 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as ch-1 sp), Sk first st, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st] around, do not join. (25 hdc, 26 ch-1 sps)
From this point forward, you don’t need to keep track of the rnds if you don’t want to. Simply repeat (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) around in continuous rounds. This is the same thing as repeating rnds 3 and 4.
Rnd 3: Dc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk next st, dc in next ch-1 sp) around, do not join. (26 hdc, 25 ch-1 sps)
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sk next st, (dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next st) around, do not join. (25 hdc, 26 ch-1 sps)
Repeat rnds 3-4 until work measures 59.5 inches, or about 1/2 inch shorter than desired length. It does not matter if you stop in the middle of a rnd, just be sure to end after a (ch 1, sk next st).
50 repeats of rnds 3 & 4 at the pattern gauge should get you to approximately 59.5 inches.
Joining: Sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk next st), Join with a sl st in next ch-1 sp. (1 sc, 1 ch-1 sp)
Last rnd: Ch 1, hdc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk next st, hdc in next ch-1 sp) around, join with a sl st in first hdc. (26 hdc, 25 ch-1 sps)
Use the starting tail to sew the bottom of rnd 1 closed.
Weave in ends.
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Lynda M Otvos
Love the fabric this stitch creates. Thanks for sharing the pattern. The one I made had three jewel-tone colors in thick stripes for a young lady and it turned out beautifully.
I’m glad you like it! I’d love to see it, do you have a picture up on Ravelry or anything?
I would also like to see a picture!!