Crochet Swirly Scarf – Free Crochet Pattern

A free pattern for a swirly, girly fun scarf using the granny stitch. It works up fairly quickly in a couple of hours and can be sized for a girl or a lady.

Crochet Swirly Scarf Free Pattern

I love how this scarf naturally twists and turns and it’s so cheerful with Red Heart Yarn’s Gumdrop Grape yarn. This yarn is super soft and easy to work with – it just slides right over my fingers. This scarf can be worn wrapped around the neck for more warmth, or draped around the neck for warmer days as a cute accessory. To print the pattern, click the “Print Friendly” button at the bottom of this post.

Crochet Swirly Scarf

By Sara of My Merry Messy Life  © 2013


  • Hook: I
  • Yarn: Red Heart Gumdrop in Grape (where to buy) 1 skein (4 oz.) for a girls’ scarf, 2 skeins (8 oz.) for a lady’s scarf


  • CH = chain
  • DC = double crochet
  • SK = skip
  • SP = space

Crochet Swirly Scarf Free Pattern - 3 Rows

The Pattern

For a little girls’ scarf using this yarn, CH 90. Double it to make an adult scarf, so CH 180. There are 3 rows on each side of the center and we will be working in the round.

Make a chain in multiples of 3

Round/Row 1

  • In the 3rd CH from hook (not including the loop on the hook), work 2 DC in the same CH
  • *Skip 2 CHs
  • Work 3 DCs in the next CH
  • Skip 2 CHs*
  • Repeat all the way down
  • At the end of the row, you should have worked the 3 DCs in the last CH
  • CH 3
  • Working in the chain 2 SPs of the bottom of the row you just created, work 3 DCs in each space all the way down
  • SL ST into the top of the beginning CH 3

Round/Row 2

  • CH 3 (this will count as the last DC of this round)
  • *Work 3 DCs, CH 3, 3 DCs in the next SP (in between the first 2 granny stitches)
  • Repeat from * all the way down, working the same pattern into the corner CH 3, work all the way down the other side
  • At the end of the round, work 3 DCs, CH 3, 2 DC’s and attach by SL ST to the top of the previous CH 3 from the beginning of Round 2.

Round/Row 3

  • CH 3 (this will count as the last DC of this round)
  • *In the next space (which should be a CH 3), work 3 DCs, CH 3, 3 DCs
  • In the next SP (now not a CH 3), work 3 DCs*
  • Repeat from * all the way down
  • Join to beginning CH 3 with a SL ST and fasten off. Done!

Merry Crocheting!

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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.