How to Crochet the Picnic Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

This free crochet scarf pattern features a fun stripe pattern in a simple stitch. Prefect for beginners. You should know how to chain, single crochet and double crochet. I’ve included a video tutorial if you need help changing colors. This scarf makes for a great gift!

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I designed the original Picnic Scarf years ago. This version has a new stripe pattern and fringe for an updated twist.

For my scarf I used Uptown Worsted from Universal Yarn. This is one of my favorite acrylic yarns. It’s high quality, anti-pilling and comes in a wide range of beautiful colors. You can get this yarn From Universal Yarn HERE.

Below you’ll find the free pattern. I also filmed an in-depth video tutorial. 

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Approx. 80” by 9” (not including fringe)


Uptown Worsted (100% anti-pilling acrylic;180yds/100g; worsted weight)

3 skein Color A: Donahue

1 skein Color B: Antique Rose

1 skein Color C: Acorn


J/6 mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)


Ch = chain

St = stitch

Sc = single crochet

Dc = double crochet

Video Tutorial Available Here!

The ch 1 at the beginning of each row does NOT count as a stitch.
-The size of this scarf can easily be adjusted by chaining any odd number and adjusting the length to any size. Keep in mind this will change the yardage needed.

-Instructions for changing colors is located before the pattern begins.


16 st by 15 rows in pattern = 4” square (blocked)

Gauge Pattern

Ch an odd number

Row 1 – Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next, *sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * across, turn.

Row 2 – Ch 1, *sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * across turn. 

Repeat row 2 to desired length

Stripe instructions: To avoid fastening off this pattern has been written using an extra skein Color A (Color A2). When changing color do not fasten off, work to the last step of the last stitch of the row, finish the stitch with the new color. You can hide the floats by working over them in the last stitch of the row and first ch of the new row.

If you need a visual of this I have provided a video tutorial here.


With Color A ch 35

Row 1 – Sc in the 2nd ch from hook, dc in the next, *sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * across, turn. -34

Row 2 – Ch 1, *sc in the next, dc in the next; repeat from * across turn. 

Repeat row 2 for a total of 200 rows following the stripe pattern below:

Section 1

*1 row Color B, 2 rows Color A2 (the second skein of Color A), 1 row Color B, 2 rows Color A; Repeat from * for 99 total rows ending on a repeat of 1 row Color B.

Section 2

2 rows Color A, 1 row Color C, 2 rows Color A2, 1 row Color B; Repeat from * for a total of 200 rows (101 more rows) ending on a repeat of 2 rows Color A.

Fasten off.


Cut lengths of fringe to double the desired length (about 13” for the sample) and add to the ends of the scarf. Trim them all to be even. For the sample I added 2 strands of Color A and one strand of Color B (Color C for the second side) to the end of every other stitch. 

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