Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf – Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

I love crocheting for the guys in my family. Crochet sweaters, such as the Brentwood Pullover, are my favorite projects for the guys, but when I’m in the mood for a smaller project, crocheted hats and scarves are it! When it comes to designing for the guys, I tend to stick with basic crochet stitches as I feel they give a more classic look. The Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf is a very simple pattern that uses alternating rows of only 2 stitches to create its reversible ribbed design.

You can find the Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf crochet pattern in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here.




Scarves are great projects to crochet while relaxing and watching your favorite television show, especially a simple crochet scarf pattern like this one that uses only a 2 row repeat. Totally change the look of this scarf simply by changing colors.


Make a matching beanie: Reversible Basic Ribbed Beanie



Man with beard wearing a green ribbed crochet scarf and beanie set.
Hat shown in the photo above: Reversible Basic Ribbed Beanie




Worsted weight yarn is my favorite weight to use for crochet winter wear. Mostly, because I live in the great frozen north (Michigan’s Upper Peninsula) and crochet accessories made of yarns lighter than a 4, won’t keep us from getting frost bite…. we can’t have that!
For this crochet scarf pattern, I chose to use one of my favorite worsted weight yarns, Lion Brand Wool Ease. Wool Ease is an acrylic and wool blend that is available in over 50 colors!



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Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf – FREE CROCHET SCARF PATTERN

The free 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 all photo tutorials, on Love Crafts here, Ravelry here, or on Etsy here.

Save this pattern to your Ravelry favorites here.

Pin it for later here.



The Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf is a great staple accessory for those tough to make for guys in your life, but truthfully, it’s a great unisex scarf and great for guys and gals of all ages. Easily adjust the look of your scarf by playing around with colors or by using an ombre or self-striping yarn.



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Abbreviations  (US Terms)

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • BLO: back loop only


  • One Size: 7″ W x 60″ L



  • In pattern stitch: 15 sts = 4″; 15 rows = 4″


  • Turning chains are not included in stitch count, unless stated otherwise.
  • The first stitch of every row is worked into the same stitch as the turning chain, unless stated otherwise.
  • You can use any worsted weight yarn. Gauge isn’t overly important for your knit-look scarf and you can easily add or subtract stitches and rows as needed to reach your desired length and width.
  • Yarn Notes: Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease was used for the samples. Lion Brand Yarns Wool Ease in Forest Green Heather: 80% Acrylic / 20% Wool (197 yds / 180 m / 85 g / 3 oz)
  • Yardage: 210 yards
  • Tip: When working the rows of sl sts, work more loosely than you normally would (almost to the point where you think it’s too loose). This will make working the following row much easier and help your gauge stay on track.


Reversible Basic Ribbed Scarf Instructions

Note: You can easily adjust the length of your scarf by increasing or decreasing your foundation chain. Likewise, you can adjust width by increasing the number of rows worked.

Row 1: Using a 5.50mm crochet hook, ch 221, switch to a 5.00mm crochet hook, hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each ch across. Turn. (220 sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, BLO sl st in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, BLO hdc in each st across. Turn.

Rows 4 – 27: Repeat Rows 2 – 3.

Fasten off. Weave in ends & block, if desired.

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  1. I’m about to make this scarf. Thanks for the pattern. I just want to be sure that the alternate row, between rows of HDC’s, is slip stitches and not single
    crochets. Thanks!

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