Vintage Fall Crochet Scarf

This is a detailed description page for the Vintage Fall Crochet Scarf. This pattern is beginner friendly, and prefect for the upcoming Fall season! Scroll down to read more about the Inspiration + Materials, and where to find the pattern.

a crochet scarf

Inspiration + Design

The Vintage Fall Scarf is full of 1960s nostalgia from the woven quality to the simple stripe pattern. When I look at this scarf, I see a crimson, retro farm truck cruising down a dirt road lined with oak trees changing color. The Vintage Fall Crochet Scarf features a classic stitch with a touch of texture, but made with a modern color palette. It will be the perfect addition to your wardrobe this Fall.

Reasons to love this scarf pattern…

  • Simple + beginner friendly
  • Quick + mindless project
  • Fun with a bit of fringe

Yarn + Substitutes

Last Spring, I was honored to be invited as a guest designer for the Underground Crafter Blog. A huge thank you to Marie from Underground Crafter for selecting me, and arranging yarn support for this design! Marie is a joy to work with, and I hope to design for her again in the future.

Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky

100% Acrylic
bulky (category 5)

The yarn used for this scarf is the Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky from Love Crafts. I chose this yarn because I wanted a bulky weight yarn in all the colors! Surfing the Love Crafts website, you can see why they call this yarn “Paintbox”–the color options are endless! It’s soft, machine washable, and budget friendly making it ideal for beginners. This will be your new go-to yarn for this crocheting season!

You will need a total of four different colors to create the stripe pattern.
MC = 167yds, CC1 =109yds, CC2 =48yds, CC3 =51yds

Substitutes–any other bulky (category 5) yarn will work, but I highly recommend trying out Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky!

vintage fall crochet scarf


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The free version of this pattern is exclusively on the Underground Crafter Blog. Click here to head to this version.

On November 14, 2020, you can get this pattern as a FREE download on Ravelry with the Winter Fashion Blog Hop on the E’Claire Makery Blog. Be sure to head to Claire’s blog for the coupon code on November 14th!


  • Crochet Hook – K/10.5 (6.50mm) or correct hook to meet gauge 
  • Scissors
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Measuring Tape

Gauge + Finished Size

8 STS (in the Moss Stitch) x 14 Rows = 4” square
Create gauge using the Moss Stitch. Follow the pattern below.

Chain 16
Row 1 : SC in 2nd CH from the hook. Skip next CH. CH 1. SC in next CH. Repeat … until end of CH. Turn. (8 SC STS)
Row 2 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. SC in the next CH SP. CH 1. Skip next ST. Repeat … until 1 CH SP and 1 SC ST remain. SC in the last CH SP. SC in the last SC ST. Turn. (9 SC STS)
Row 3 : CH 1. SC in the 1st ST. CH 1. Skip next ST. SC in next CH SP. Repeat … until end of the row. Turn. (8 SC STS)

Repeat Rows 2-3 until your gauge measures 4” long.
Gauge is measured BEFORE blocking.

Finished Size
7” width & 65” long (without fringe)

Skill Level

Level 1 / Easy


Experience Level = Beginner. You will need to have an understanding of the Single Crochet and Double Crochet before starting.

Check your gauge! This is important if you want your scarf to be the same size as the pattern.

CH 1 and CH 2 at the beginning of a row DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Change color occurs before the CH 1 or 2 at the beginning of a row.

Tucking in the ends. I tried two methods to hide all the ends–crochet over the non-working yarn, and weaving in each end with a tapestry needle. Crocheting over the non-working yarn worked well during the Moss Stitch color change (ex. Row 14 to Row 15). Additionally, crocheting over the non-working yarn for the next two rows after the color change hides the end better than only crocheting over it for one row.

However, this method showed too much during the color from a Moss Stitch to the Back Post Double Crochet Stitch (ex. Row 20 to Row 21). Weaving in the ends from the CC3 rows yielded a cleaner outcome.

Stitch Markers. It may be helpful to include stitch markers for the even, or odd, count rows.

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