Beginner Scarf Easy Free Knitting Pattern

Beginner Scarf Easy Free Knitting Pattern

Beginner Knit Scarf


This Beginner Scarf Free Easy Knitting Pattern is a great place to start to learn knitting. Below are two patterns. One is for an extra wide scarf – 9 inches in width. The second is for a standard size scarf – 7 inches in width.

Both patterns are for a simple scarf in garter stitch – a stitch made up completely of the basic knit stitch. This simple scarf pattern requires knowledge of a cast-on, the knit stitch, and a bind off. Practice makes perfect, so repeating the knit stitch as you do in this pattern is a wonderful way to work on your tension, accuracy, and speed.

Whether you are an absolute beginner, or you are trying to master knitting tension, this is a great way to improve your knit stitch. Remember to try and keep all your loops on the needles evenly and tightly, but not so tightly that they don’t slide down the needles. You want to be able to insert your needle into them when you try to knit the next row, so try to find a balance between too tight and too loose.

About this Knitting Pattern

This easy garter stitch scarf pattern is a beginner level knitting pattern and is great for those just learning the knit stitch. It is also a relaxing pattern for knitters of more advanced skill levels. It will not take much concentration to create this adorable scarf once you’ve mastered the knit stitch.


Knitting materials for beginners to make a simple knit scarf, recommended by Liz @ PurlsAndPixels

  • Two (2) 315-yard/6 ounce skeins of Caron Simply Soft yarn in your choice of color (pictured here in Dark Country Blue).
  • one standard scarf uses 304.5 yards (5.8 ounces)* one extra-wide scarf uses 420 yards (8 ounces)*
  • *Weights estimated with Caron Simply Soft yarn; other yarn weights may vary.
  • 36-inch (91 cm) long US No. 8/5MM circular needle or 9-inch (23 cm) long US No. 8 (5 mm) straight needles (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • Measuring Tape
  • Tapestry needle (to weave in ends)

18 stitches and 24 rows = 4 x 4 inches in stockinette stitch on No. 8 (5.0 mm) needles.

Instructions: Standard Knit Scarf Pattern

(7 inches x 6 feet or desired length) Knit flat, turning after each row.

  1. Row 1: Cast on 32 stitches. Turn.
  2. Row 2: k 32. (32 stitches) Turn.
  3. Repeat Row 2 until scarf measures 6 feet or your desired length.
  4. Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving an 8-inch tail, and pull through.
  5. Weave in ends.

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