What do you get when you combine basic crochet stitches, a big hook, and super bulky yarn? You've got yourself a quick crochet scarf pattern!
The Knit Look Crochet Garter Stitch Scarf is a beginner friendly crochet scarf pattern that uses basic crochet stitches and a simple two row repeat to create a beautiful crochet fabric that resembles knitting.
You can find the free crochet scarf pattern in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Love Crafts, Ravelry, or on Etsy (aff).
Knit Look Crochet
If you're anything like me and you love the look of knitting, but you can't knit a stitch to save your soul, you'll love this quick, knit look crochet scarf pattern.
It's no secret that crochet works up much more quickly than knitting. This knit look crochet scarf pattern is no different.
In the written pattern below and in the video tutorial, I'll teach you how to crochet a scarf that resembles knitting, but in much less time than it takes to knit!
When you're crunched for time, this crochet garter stitch scarf makes the perfect last minute crochet gift.
Crochet Garter Stitch versus Knit Garter Stitch
This crochet stitch resembles garter stitch in knitting. I use the word "resembles" because no matter how hard we try, crochet will always be crochet and knit will always be knit. We can get close, but they will never be identical.
The knit garter stitch is the same on both sides, but the crochet garter stitch has a right side and a wrong side. The crochet garter stitch has a "mock garter stitch" on only one side of the crochet fabric.
You'll find more details in my crochet garter stitch tutorial (includes a video tutorial).
Knit-Look RIbbing is another fun knit look crochet stitch, it's my favorite!
Beginner Friendly Crochet Pattern
This knit look crochet scarf pattern is created using only chains and slip stitches and it uses a very simple two row pattern repeat.
By crocheting these stitches in front or back loops only, you can create different crochet stitches that resemble knit stitches such as the rib stitch or garter stitch.
More Knit Look Crochet Patterns
If you love crochet that resembles knitting, I have several free knit look crochet patterns you'll love!
The following are a few of my free crochet patterns and tutorials that are knit look crochet:
- Men's Knit-Look Crochet Scarf
- Aveline Reversible Crochet Scarf
- Wandering Free Summer Top
- Knit-Look Super Bulky Slouch
- Abella Triangular Scarf
- Knit-Look Chunky Headwarmer
- Knot Knit Cowl
- Herringbone Single Crochet Ripple Blanket
- Triple Textures Afghan & 12" Square
- Crochet Ribbed Scarf
I also have several premium knit look crochet patterns from knit look crochet cardigans, to knit look accessories such as crochet beanies, bags, cowls and more.
You'll also want to check out my other knit look crochet stitch tutorials:
For this super bulky crochet scarf, I chose Lion Brand Yarn's Wool Ease Thick & Quick in the color Fisherman. Wool Ease Thick & Quick is a super bulky / 6 weight wool blend yarn and it is available in 51 colors... Yes, 51!! With so many to choose from, you shouldn't have a problem finding a few favorites.
Take note of the difference in yardages between the solids, tweeds and stripes. If you chose a colorway other than a solid, you may need more than 3 balls of yarn for your scarf. Make sure to check the yardage of the colorway you've chosen.
The following are a few other super bulky weight yarns that are great yarn substitutions:
Another great option is to hold two or three strands of worsted weight yarn together and crochet as a super bulky yarn.
Use Any Weight Yarn
This knit look crochet pattern can be easily adapted for ANY weight yarn!
Keep in mind that the lighter the yarn you choose, the more yardage you'll need in that yarn.
If you'd like to use a chunky yarn, I LOVE Hue & Me from Lion Brand Yarn! My current favorite color is Rose Water.
If worsted weight yarns are more up your alley, Lion Brand has several, but my personal favorites are Wool Ease Worsted, Scarfie Lite, and Color Theory.
Fringe Alternatives: I added a soft looking yarn fringe to the short ends of my crochet scarf, but another fun alternative would be to add yarn tassels instead. Or, go the "less is more" route and add personalization with a simple wood or leather tag.
How to Crochet the Knit Look Crochet Garter Stitch Scarf - Video Tutorial
This easy crochet scarf pattern is a simple 2 row repeat using basic crochet stitches, but I have a few tips I wanted to share with you and felt it was easiest to do so in a video tutorial.
If you love crochet video tutorials, make sure to subscribe to our channel because we have more great tutorials coming your way!
Using a Different Weight Yarn
If you've decided to use a weight of yarn other than super bulky / 6, the first thing you need to do is to choose the perfect hook size.
To do so, I suggest crocheting a few rows with the recommended hook size on the yarn label and then deciding if the swatch is too stiff or too floppy.
- If your swatch is too stiff, go up a couple hook sizes.
- If your swatch is too floppy, go down a couple hook sizes.
After you've settled on the perfect hook size, create a foundation chain the width of the scarf you'd like to make, plus one for a turning chain.
Then follow the instructions for Rows 1 - 2.
When you get to Row 3, this is where you'll make a small adjustment.
- Begin your Row 3 with 2 BLO sl sts, then FLO sl st across to the last 2 sts, then finish the row with 2 BLO sl sts.
Work Row 4, then repeat Rows 3 - 4 until your knit look scarf is the desired length.
Knit-Look Crochet Garter Stitch Scarf - Free Crochet Scarf Pattern
The free crochet garter stitch scarf pattern is below, but if you love to work offline, I’ve got a couple other great options for you.
Purchase the ad-free, printable PDF, including photo tutorials, on Love Crafts, Ravelry, or on Etsy (aff).
Purchase the crochet scarf & beanie kit! Lion Brand has a full kit of the matching set Knit-Look Garter Stitch Scarf & Done in One Beanie, available on their website. The kit includes your choice of colors and a digital copy of both the crochet scarf and crochet beanie patterns .
Save this pattern to your Ravelry favorites.
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- Yarn: Super Bulky Weight Yarn / 6; Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease Thick & Quick was used for the scarf in the photos.
- 3 balls (approximately 312 yards including fringe)
- Crochet Hook: N/P/10.00mm (my favorite hooks are Clover Amour Hooks, I’ve never had an ache in my hand since switching)
- Locking Stitch Markers
- Tapestry Needle
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ABBREVIATIONS (US TERMS)
- ch(s): chain(s)
- st(s): stitch(es)
- sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
- FLO: front loop only
- BLO: back loop only
- RS: right side
- SM: stitch marker
- Rep: repeat
- With 10.00mm crochet hook, in FLO sl st: 16 sts = 8"
- Stitch height isn't crucial for this project.
- 8" W x 80" L (easily adjusted)
- Turning chains are not included in stitch count.
- The first stitch of each row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain, unless stated otherwise.
- Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Fisherman was used for the crochet scarf shown. (170 g / 6oz / 106 yards / 97 m / 80% acrylic / 20% wool).
- Instructions are included to easily customize the size of your scarf.
- If you need help counting rows, you'll find this quick tutorial helpful!
- This knit-look garter stitch scarf is an easy two row pattern repeat worked in simple rows. You can easily adjust the width and length of your scarf to suit your style. I added a long, soft fringe to my scarf, but it also looks great without it!
- Video Tutorial: https://youtu.be/dn9f2VAkn7s
- If you prefer a wider or narrower scarf, simply increase or decrease your foundation chain to the width you prefer.
- Foundation Chain: Any number + 1 turning chain
- If you need to adjust the length of your scarf, simply work more or less repeat rows. Make sure to end with a Row 4 repeat.
Pro Tip! When determining how long to make your scarf, keep in mind that most crochet will stretch a bit when worn.
Knit Look Garter Stitch Scarf
Watch the Video Tutorial for tips!
Row 1 (RS): With a 10.00mm crochet hook & yarn, ch 17, working into the back hump of the chain, sl st in the 2nd ch from your hook, sl st in each remaining ch across. Turn. (16 sts
Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn. (16 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, BLO sl st in the first st, BLO sl st in the next st, FLO sl st in each of the next 12 sts, BLO sl st in each of the last 2 sts. Turn. (16 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn. (16 sts)
Rep Rows 3 - 4 until your scarf measures 80", or the desired length.
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Continue on to Adding Fringe, if desired.
How to Add Fringe
- Cut 32 strands of yarn approximately 22" long each.
- Begin adding fringe in either corner along the short edges of the scarf. See photos below.
- Attach 1 strand of yarn in each stitch along both short edges of the scarf.
Photo Above: With the right side of the scarf facing up, insert your hook from back to front into a stitch along the short edge of the scarf. Take 1 strand of yarn and fold it in half. Place it on the hook.
Photo Above: Pull a loop of the yarn thru to the backside of the scarf.
Photo Above & Below: Using your fingers, pull the loose ends of the yarn thru the loop you just made.
Photo Above: Make sure the loose ends are still even and pull on them to tighten the knot.
Photo Above: Shows 1 fringe added to each stitch along a short end.
I wanted my fringe to have a softer look so I separated the plies. If you'd like to do the same, follow the steps below. If you like your fringe as is, simply trim the edges to straighten them out.
Photo Above: Carefully separate the two plies from each strand of yarn.
Photo Above: This photo shows the plies separated on the right and the plies not separated on the left.
Trim the loose ends of the fringe to straighten them up.
Make a Matching Set!
Make both the Knit Look Crochet Garter Stitch Scarf and the Done in One Beanie for a quick crochet gift and matching set.
Are you intimidated by knit-look crochet? Would you love to learn my tips & tricks? Take an Annies Video Class with me and let me ease your fears and help you increase your skills! Click on the photo below to watch a free preview. You can also see the other 4 video classes I have available! (affiliate link)
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