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Easy Chunky Crochet Scarf – Free Pattern

Elevate your winter wardrobe with this beautiful chunky crochet scarf. This easy free crochet scarf pattern for women is the perfect accessory to have in your closet.

It’s cozy, comfy, and totally winter weather approved! This chunky scarf is made using simple crochet stitches and bulky weight yarn.

Continue to read through the inspiration behind my latest design or scroll down for the free scarf pattern + video tutorial.

model is wearing a bulky weight crochet scarf in the color fisherman

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Chunky Crochet Scarf

My latest design and free crochet pattern on the blog is this easy 2-hour chunky crochet scarf. It’s a beginner-friendly crochet scarf that’s made using only 2 crochet stitches.

One of the stitches that you’ll be using for this scarf is half double crochet and the other stitch is half double crochet in the back loop. I love using this stitch to make scarves because it gives a beautiful ribbed knit-like crochet effect.

This crochet stitch also works up very fast, so if you need a quick crochet project this would be the perfect pattern!

model is wearing a chunky natural colored crochet scarf with a pair of jeans and a long sleeve top

Bulky Weight Yarn Makes the Perfect Chunky Crochet Scarf

One thing that I love about this crochet scarf is that it’s made using a super bulky weight yarn. Not only does this make the scarf warm, but it also allows this pattern to be worked up quickly.

It’s also the perfect yarn to work with for beginners! Have you tried Lion Brand Thick & Quick Yarn?

model is wearing a wrap around bulky weight crochet scarf for women

The Yarn You’ll Need for This Chunky Crochet Scarf

For this simple crochet scarf pattern, you will need 3 balls of Lion Brand Thick & Quick yarn in the color Fisherman. It’s a super bulky number 6 yarn that’s made from an acrylic wool base.

Lion Brand Quick & Thick is one of my favorite yarns to use for crochet projects because the yarn works up so beautifully. It’s also really soft and affordable!

Another thing that I love about this yarn is that it comes in a variety of different colors, 79 options total. My favorite colors are Fisherman, Peanut, and Grey Marble. What colors are your favorite?

Other Patterns You Might Like

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free super bulky weight ribbed crochet scarf with tassels


Learn how to crochet a quick chunky scarf with this easy free pattern. This chunky crochet scarf for woman is beginner-friendly and made using simple stitches.

It’s the perfect accessory to throw on during the fall or winter time.



8 stitches x 6 rows = 4 inch square

Skill Level:



ch – chain: Yarn over, pull through loop on hook.

hdc – half double crochet: Yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

hdc blo – half double crochet back loop only: Yarn over, insert hook into back loop of stitch, yarn over and pull through stitch. Yarn over one more time and pull through last three loops on hook.

Pattern Notes:

  • Pattern written in U.S. Terms.
  • ch 2 does not count as a stitch.

Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

Part 1: Scarf

ch 116

Row 1: In 2nd chain from hook, hdc and across till end of row (115).

Row 2: ch 2, turn, hdcblo in first stitch and across till end of row (115).

Row 3 – Row 10: Repeat row 2

Row 11: ch 2, turn, hdc in first stitch and across till end of row.

Finish off and weave in ends.

Part 2: How to Make and Add Tassels to a Scarf

You will need to make a total of 22 tassels, 11 tassels per side (you can always add less or more for your scarf). Find a step-by-step video tutorial: how to add tassels to your scarf here or follow the written instructions down below.

You will need a medium size book, a pair of scissors, and your left over yarn from your scarf.

Step 1: With your book in hand, wrap your yarn 5 times around the book.

Step 2: Cut your yarn at the bottom and take it off the book.

Step 3: Insert your crochet hook at the bottom of your scarf. Grab the yarn and insert it through the bottom loop with the crochet hook.

Step 4: Use your fingers to insert the end of the string into the loop and pull through. Now you have a tassel!

Step 5: Cut an additional piece of yarn(the size of your tassel) and tie it in the middle of the tassel twice.

Step 6: Trim ends, and repeat steps 1-5 for the remaining tassels.

Voila, you’re done!

I hope you enjoyed making your chunky crochet scarf.

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model is wearing a chunky crochet scarf that is made from Lion Brand Thick & Quick in the color Fisherman


Saturday 19th of November 2022

I just started making this scarf and it is my 2nd crochet project :) I am wondering if I can add extra base chains. 116 seems a bit short for my long torso.


Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

That's awesome! I'm so glad you're enjoying the scarf pattern. Yes, you can certainly add extra chains to the base chains. Since this pattern is just made with half double crochets, there is no multiple. So you can add or subtract chains to the base chain. Good luck! 😊

Frani Finocchiaro

Thursday 17th of November 2022

This was easy to make with a nice design. Do you have a matching pattern for a hat or mittens?


Friday 18th of November 2022

Hi there, thank you so much! I don't have a matching set yet, but all add it to my list of things to make. That's such a great idea! 😊

Margaret Kohlstaedt

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022

I want to make this for a 6 year old. How many would you chain do you think?


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Hi there,

I personally haven't made this scarf in a child size, so I'm not sure how many chains you would need. You could always measure your child and then base the scarf of off those measurements. I hope that helps, good luck!

Wendy Israel

Wednesday 12th of January 2022

Very simple and elegant, quick to learn. Well done, great job.


Thursday 13th of January 2022

Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed making the scarf 😊

Maria Silva

Sunday 2nd of January 2022

Love this, so easy and beautiful, thanks


Monday 3rd of January 2022

That's so sweet of you! Thank you.