Easy Crochet Scarf – Ribbed Stair Pattern {Free Crochet Pattern}

This is an easy ribbed scarf pattern that even a crochet beginner can make. Great to make to give away as well as keep because it works up really quickly!
Free Crochet Pattern - Stair Pattern worked with Double Crochet and Back Loops Only

My new favorite yarn is Sugar’n Cream in variegated colors. This stair-patterned, ribbed scarf is a very easy project, even for a beginner crocheter, and it’s worked in length, not width, which gives it a knitted look. I love the stair pattern because it’s so easy that I can do it while watching TV, but it looks much more interesting than a simple double crochet – it adds texture.

You can use any worsted weight, medium 4 yarn, but this particular yarn happens to be [amazon_link id=”B004W8OY3K” target=”_blank” ]Sugar’n Cream in Ombres Batik[/amazon_link]. You’ll need 4 oz. of yarn for this pattern. Literally everything I’ve made since I learned to crochet has been for other people, and this scarf I made just for ME! I love it and wear it on a daily basis. I made it a few weeks ago, with the intention that it wouldn’t be a really warm scarf since winter is on it’s way out (and it’s been a very mild one here in the Northeast this year).

So, here’s the pattern!

Ribbed Stair Pattern Scarf – Free Pattern

Level: Beginner
Yarn: Worsted weight, Medium 4
Hook: I used a J hook, but you can really use H or bigger, depending on how big you like the weave
Stitches Used: Double Crochet

Chain 135-150, depending on how long you want your scarf. An average length for an adult scarf is about 5 feet, and that fits me very well and I’m 5’3″. Make it longer than 5 feet if you’re taller, shorter if you’re shorter!

In the 3rd chain from the hook, DC (double crochet) and continue in each chain across until the end.
Chain 2, then *DC in BLO (back loop only) in each chain across until the end. Chain 2.*
Continue from * until you have the desired width of your scarf. Mine is 13 rows wide. This will depend on your gauge, hook and yarn!

Merry Crocheting!

Crochet Stair Pattern Scarf with Back Loops Only
About Sara McFall

Sara is the owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life, which started in 2011 as a way to chronicle her journey to a natural, chemical-free lifestyle and to share her passions of mothering, real food, homeschooling and crochet. She is a mama to three precious and energetic little boys and wife to a university professor who loves to sing, dance ballet and ballroom, and live simply and naturally.


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