Winter’s Edge – Chunky Crochet Scarf

Learn to crochet a beginner-friendly chunky crochet scarf that works up really quickly!

The Winter’s Edge Crochet Scarf is super quick crochet project that’s full of texture, perfect for last-minute gift giving, and a great chunky crochet scarf for beginners. I designed this scarf with a bulky weight yarn for a bit of added warmth and coziness.

You can find the chunky crochet scarf free pattern in this post below, or an ad-free print friendly version on Ravelry, or on Etsy (aff).

chunky crochet scarf in cream with faux fur poms rolled up on wooden tray with small plant
Red Heart hygge yarn is so silky soft!

‘Tis the time of year when we stay up way past our bedtime so that we can finish all of the crochet gifts we planned to make for our loved ones, friends, and co-workers.

But even with all of our diligent planning over the past several months, it inevitably happens… we get down to the wire and realize we’ve forgotten someone.

Or, maybe that someone you intended to give a sack of coal, because they were on the naughty list, surprised you with a plate of snickerdoodles this week so you’ve bumped them back up to the nice list.

Either way, you now have one more crochet gift to make!

If you find yourself in a similar situation, you can rest easy because you can crochet a scarf for the perfect last-minute crochet gift!


A chunky scarf makes a great project to crochet while relaxing and watching your favorite television show, especially a chunky crochet scarf like this one that uses a simple crochet stitch pattern repeat.

So, grab your hook and some yarn, turn on your favorite Hallmark Christmas movie and settle in for a relaxing evening of crochet.

Don’t get too relaxed though, or your winter scarf may end up to be 9′ long like the one my mom knit for me when I was in kindergarten!

I remember when A Christmas Story came out, I told my mom I felt just like that young boy looked. If you don’t remember, there’s a good photo HERE for your enjoyment. LOL

Chunky Yarn

I chose Red Heart Yarn’s hygge yarn for this bulky crochet scarf as it checked all of the boxes. It’s a bulky weight yarn that works up quickly and the halo it has gives the Winter’s Edge Scarf an extra cozy look and feel.

Red Heart Hygge (pronounced hoo-gah) is a 70% acrylic, 30% nylon bulky weight yarn that is available in 21 gorgeous muted colors. The base yarn is twisted with a fur end, which adds a lovely texture and gives the yarn its halo.

You can choose to use a lighter or heavier yarn, but don’t forget to adjust for your hook size and foundation chain accordingly. See the notes section below for more information.

Winter’s Edge Scarf – Free Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

The bulky scarf crochet pattern is free 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 Ravelry, or on Etsy.

Save this pattern to your Ravelry favorites.

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Abbreviations  (US Terms)

  • ch(s): chain(s)
  • sl st(s): slip stitch(es)
  • st(s): stitch(es)
  • sp: space
  • sc: single crochet
  • hdc: half double crochet
  • RS: right side
  • Rep: repeat


  • One Size: 5.5″ W x 68″ L (not including poms)
  • Easily Adjustable. See notes section below.


  • In stitch pattern: 13 sts = 5.5″; 10 rows = 4″

Pattern Notes

  • Turning chains are not included in stitch count.
  • Yarn Notes: Red Heart Hygge Yarn: 70% Acrylic / 30% Nylon (132 yards / 121 m / 141 g / 5 oz)
  • Yardage: 240 yards (2 balls of Red Heart Hygge Yarn)
  • Any Weight Yarn: You can use any weight yarn and hook size. Simply chain any even number until you reach the width you’d prefer your scarf to be. Then follow the written pattern until your scarf is the desired length.
  • The stitch pattern is a multiple of 2. You can easily increase or decrease the width of your scarf simply by adding or removing stitches from the foundation chain.
  • Faux Fur Poms are optional as the scarf is a standard rectangular scarf. You can choose to leave the ends as-is, or maybe add a little fringe, if you do not like the poms.
  • Standard Crochet Scarf Lengths: Standard scarf lengths vary from 55″ to 82″. You’ll find small scarves are typically 55″ long, medium scarves 70″ long, and long scarves 82″ long. I’ve found that 60″ tends to be a very common length.
Woman modeling chunky crochet scarf in cream with faux fur poms in moutains

Winter’s Edge Chunky Crochet Scarf Pattern

Row 1: With an 8mm crochet hook, ch 14, working into the back hump of the foundation ch, hdc in the 2nd ch from your hook, (sl st in the next ch, hdc in the next ch) rep from ( to ) across. Turn. (13 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, sc in the first st, (ch 1, skip the next st, sc in the next hdc) rep from ( to ) across. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in the first st, (sl st in the next ch-1 sp, hdc in the next sc) rep from ( to ) across. Turn.

Rep Rows 2 – 3 until your scarf measures 68″ L (or desired length).

Cinching Ends & Adding Faux Fur Poms

Step 1: With a yarn needle, weave an 18″ piece of yarn in and out of every other stitch along a short edge of the scarf.

Step 2: Pull the yarn to cinch the end of the scarf. Knot the yarn to secure it.

Step 3: Thread one of the strands of yarn through the loop on your pom. Knot the yarn to secure it. Weave in ends.

Repeat for the opposite end of the scarf. 

chunky crochet scarf in cream with faux fur poms tutorial collage
black and white close-up of woman modeling chunky crochet scarf in cream with faux fur poms
For Customized Leather, Cork, and Wood Labels, I highly recommend All This Wood on Etsy! I used a wooden tag for my chunky scarf.
Woman modeling chunky crochet scarf near mountains

Questions Crocheters Frequently Ask About Chunky Crochet Scarves

In addition to questions I’ve answered in this blog post above, below are some commonly asked questions about a crochet cowl pattern.

What is the average size of a scarf?

The average size of a scarf for an adult woman is 5″ – 6″ wide by 40″ – 70″ long.

What is another name for bulky yarn?

Chunky yarn and bulky yarn are one in the same and the terms are used interchangeably.

How much chunky yarn do I need to crochet a scarf?

The answer to this question varies from crochet pattern to crochet pattern depending on the crochet stitches that are used. For instance, a crochet scarf made with basic crochet stitches will require less yarn than a crochet cabled scarf. Crochet cables can be yarn eaters.

For this bulky crochet scarf pattern, you will need approximately 240 yards of chunky weight yarn. This is a little less than 2 balls of hygge yarn.

How long does it take to crochet a chunky scarf?

Again, the answer to this question will vary from one crochet cowl pattern to the next and also the speed of the crocheter. The Winter’s Edge uses basic crochet stitches and a large hook so it can be crocheted in under two hours.


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Happy Crocheting, Jennifer


Are you looking for more chunky yarn crochet patterns? We have several free crochet patterns for men and women, right here on our blog.

We have a variety of crochet patterns that use chunky yarn, such as scarvescowlshats, and more.


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