To crochet a scarf, you need a crochet hook, yarn, a pattern to follow and any accessories you wish to adhere to the scarf, such as buttons or patches. A variety of patterns is available for free through AllFreeCrochet.com or RedHeart.com.
Creating your own scarf allows you to choose a yarn type and color of your choosing. Each pattern recommends a specific type of yarn and crochet hook, but you are able to change these recommendations if you prefer. For example, the Blushing Shells Cowl pattern from Red Heart recommends a 9-millimeter hook along with three balls of Red Heart Boutique Infinity yarn. If you choose to crochet this particular scarf, you can download the pattern for free and follow the step-by-step instructions, with the recommended yarn or a different yarn of your choosing.
AllFreeCrochet.com offers several different types of scarf patterns, many of which are free. You can filter through the hundreds of options by most popular or the most recently added patterns. The Broomstick Lace Accent scarf crochet pattern, found on PetalsToPicot.com, includes all of the necessary supplies to complete this project and offers detailed instructions to complete each row of the scarf. The pattern also includes step-by-step photos of the scarf in progress, which serves as a visual aid when crocheting the more difficult stitches and rows.