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Make A Simple Chunky Fringe Crochet Scarf

Posted by  ·  November 13, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 28, 2016

This simple chunky fringe crochet scarf would make a heartfelt handmade gift! It uses thick yarn that makes a chunky scarf that works up quickly. The fringe gives it a nice detail that makes it extra special.  This whole month I am sharing free crochet patterns that are perfect for holiday gift giving. If you have a child on your list this crochet chunky cowl pattern for a child would keep them warm and cozy. This crochet ear warmer would keep ears totally toasty. Now is the perfect time to stitch up some extra special (and useful) handmade gifts.

No worries if you don’t crochet. Thirty Handmade Days is sharing some crafty tutorials and Your Homebased Mom is sharing plenty of recipes for perfect gifts from your kitchen.  Along with the crochet gift ideas I will be sharing wonderful sewn gift ideas. By the end of the month we will have shared over 100 creative handmade gift tutorials. Don’t miss these amazing giveaways.  Each day be sure to visit the guest poster’s blog for a chance to win BIG! So today you will want to head over to Whistle and Ivy for a chance to win a $300 Michael’s Gift Card. Yes, $300! Can you imagine all the yarn you could buy!

Holiday Bake Craft Sew and Crochet

Hello Skip to My Lou readers! I’m Bethany from Whistle and Ivy and I am so excited to be a part of this fabulous series!
Handmade gifts are so full of love and can make gift-giving so special. This simple chunky fringe crochet scarf is so warm, so cute and a perfect handmade gift idea!

Simple Chunky Fringe Crochet Scarf

I seriously made this cozy scarf in just over an hour; adding the fringe actually takes longer than crocheting it. If you can, use the same yarn I used  {Lion Brand Hometown USA}. It’s chunky and so soft. I absolutely love wearing this scarf because it keeps me so warm!

Simple Crochet Scarf

Simple Crochet Scarf  Supplies

Size J (6 mm) Hook
2 balls of Lion Brand Hometown (Chicago Charcoal)

Finished scarf is a little over 6 feet long. Adjust your chains accordingly.

Simple chunky fringe crochet scarf pattern

Ch 179

1.  Dc in 3rd ch from hook. (Ch 1. Sk 1 st, dc into the next st.) Repeat all across the scarf. Turn.

2. Ch 3. Starting in the first space created by your skipped sts, work a dc. (ch 1, work a dc in the next chain space) all across your scarf. Work a dc in the last st. Turn.

3.– 5. ( you can add rows here to make your scarf thicker if you want)

Ch 3. Work a dc in the first space. (Ch 1. Dc in next space) Repeat all across your scarf. Dc in last st. Turn.

To make the fringe, cut lengths of yarn about 10” long, one length for each stitch across. To attach them, fold the piece in half, push the loop end through a chain space on your scarf, pull the two ends through the loop and pull tight.

You can either leave it as a long scarf, or you can make it into an infinity scarf by slip stitching the ends together to make a circle (I make mine into an infinity).

How to crochet a simple chunky fringe scarf

What did I say? So easy to make this simple chunky fringe scarf! If you decide to make one for a gift, make sure to crochet two, because you want one of these for yourself as well!

Are you looking for more crocheted gift ideas? You might like these cute and cozy Boat Shoe Slippers or these Vintage-Inspired Button Armwarmers.


A little bit about me: I blog at Whistle and Ivy; I love to crochet, bake and create! I attempt to redo furniture occasionally, and am learning how to use power tools!  I have one three-year-old son who keeps me on my toes, one baby girl on the way and a husband whom I adore. We all live together in rural Utah and are loving it!

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  1. Maschelle Mashburn
    Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
    I just love this pattern! I have made a few shawls that for crocheting into the chain space instead of the stitch, and they work up so fast! A perfect example is the Doris Chan All Shawl and I believe one on posh pooch designs. I'm all about fringe on shoulder/neck accessories too. Thank you for a great pattern, and free too! I'm tempted to add a tapered down stitch count at each end to make the ends curl in a a twist. It would make an interesting g look with that fringe! Boho, here I come!
  2. Lori
    Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
    I don't understand how many rows to do your instructions say row1, row 2, and the rows 3-5, is that it, seems to be pretty short???
  3. michaela
    Monday, October 26th, 2015
    I make scarves and blankets to sell. I found this pattern and decided to give it a try. The only thing I found is how rough and still the scarf feels. Also, I though the fringe seemed a bit small based on your instruction. I followed the instructions to a tee, yet found my scarf looking quite different from the one pictured.
    I am sorry to be such a bother and point out the negatives. Other than those two problems I find the scarf to be quite beautiful.
    Is it safe to send it through the washer or maybe just hand wash it to alliveate me of the stiffness of the scarf? I think that would be a possible solution.
  4. Amy
    Sunday, December 28th, 2014
    This is just what I've been looking for! Do you not chain 1 or2 when you turn and start a new row?
  5. Linda
    Saturday, December 13th, 2014
    I love it. For the infinity scarf, did you put a twist in it, or just seam the ends together with them straight?
  6. Donna Montgomery
    Tuesday, December 9th, 2014
    I loved your fringed cowl!!!
  7. cynthia
    Monday, November 17th, 2014
    You should make a video with this pattern and put it in youtube