Some online sites, such as Crochet Pattern Central, offer a directory of free crochet patterns, including scarves. Membership sites such as Ravelry are free to join and offer thousands of high-quality crochet and knitting patterns, while some yarn brands also offer free crochet patterns online.
Crochet Pattern Central compiles free crochet patterns from across the Internet. Users can browse patterns by first selecting a category, such as ?scarves,? to find patterns listed by name.
Ravelry is a membership resource offering instructions for crocheting scarves in addition to many other projects. Ravelry is a free online community of knitters, crocheters, designers and other fiber workers who look to each other for patterns, ideas and inspiration, according to Ravelry?s website. The content is all user-generated, so members have a great deal of control over what patterns are available. Ravelry allows its members to see what other members are making, search for patterns, connect with other members and communicate in forums. The site offers special tools to search patterns by yarn weight and type, allowing users to explore patterns that work with the yarns they already own.
Some yarn brands also offer free crochet instructions online on their websites. Red Heart, for example, offers many free patterns that can be sorted by pattern type, skill level and pattern brand.