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Skinny Summer Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

The Skinny Summer Scarf crochet pattern is lightweight and lacy. It’s just perfect for anytime of year. Crocheted simply, with double crochets and uses just one skein of Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton yarn, it will be your new favorite piece.

I love a good crochet skinny summer scarf pattern, which is really an all season piece. When you crochet a scarf from cotton yarn it allows for a more breathable-warm weather friendly scarf. Bonus, this scarf is made in crochet mesh, which works up super fast.

Wrap it once for a stylish summer scarf or wrap it a couple times for those brisk fall mornings. Where I live the mornings and evening are cool almost year round. In the summer though, the afternoons can be blazing hot. I love a versatile skinny scarf as a layering piece.

picture of flat skinny scarf

You might also love the Berryessa Scarf. It’s a one skein skinny summer scarf also. The lace is easy and open with tutorial.

The Incrocio Cowl is another favorite summer cowl pattern. This one is joined and worked in the round for an infinity style cowl. The free pattern includes photo tutorial.

picture of woman wearing teal lace skinny summer scarf

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You many also like the Retta Crochet Infinity Cowl version of this pattern. It’s an extra long and lacy cowl. I worked this one on the short end.

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  1. Stitch multiple is 3 +5 for the foundation row.
  2. Skipped chains at the start of Row 1 will count as a dc + ch 2.
  3. Scarf pattern is worked on the long end, to work one on the short end, check out the Retta Cowl Tutorial.

Finished size

76″ x 4″


2″x 2″ + 7 dcs x 3.5 rows of dc


To adjust the length of your scarf, you will need a multiple of 3, so 3, 6, 9… 33, 36, etc, plus 5 for the starting chain. This pattern is worked on the long side, so your beginning chain will be the length of your scarf.

*If you’d rather work it on the short end, check out the Retta Infinity Cowl. This cotton cowl uses the same crochet mesh but it’s worked on the short end, so there’s no crocheting into a long chain.

To adjust the width of your scarf, you will only need to change your row count. Crocheting more rows will give you a wider scarf, and crocheting fewer rows will make a narrower one.

Keep in mind that any adjustments will effect the amount of yarn needed, so plan accordingly.


Slip Knot


sk-skip the indicated stitch

dc-double crochet



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Pattern + Photo Tutorial

Woman wearing teal lace skinny summer scarf.

Skinny Summer Scarf Crochet Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

The Skinny Summer Scarf crochet pattern is lightweight and lacy.


  • 186yd/170m (3.5oz/100g) of #4 medium worsted weight cotton, I used less than one ball Lion Brand’s 24/7 cotton in Jade*


  • 5.5mm/I hook
  • scissors
  • yarn needle
  • stitch markers are optional, but helpful for marking which chains to work into at the start and end to the rows.


  1. Begin with a slip knot on your hook.Wooden hook with slip knot.
  2. Ch 275Teal chain on wood hook.
  3. Row 1. DC in 8th ch from your hook, marked by the lime green stitch marker above,First dc scarf tutorial. Skipped chains count as a dc + ch 2Skinny scarf tutorial chain 2.
  4. *{ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in the next ch}Second dc in row 1 tutorial.
  5. rep from * to last ch, turn. (270 sts) End of row 1 skinny scarf tutorial.
  6. Row 2. Ch 5, Starting row 2 chain 5.
  7. sk next 2 chs, dc in next dc,Ending row 2 crochet skinny scarf tutorial.
  8. *{ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in the next dc} rep from * across,Marked 3rd ch end of row 2 tutorial.
  9. the last dc will go in the 3rd ch of beginning ch 5, turn. (270 sts)Last st in ch 3.
  10. Rows 3. Ch 5, sk next 2 chs, dc in next dc, *{ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next dc} rep from * across, the last dc will go in the 3rd ch of beginning ch 5, turn. (270 sts)
  11. Rows 4-8. Rep Row 3.
  12. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
  13. If you would like to block your scarf, do so now. You can watch a little video I made on how to block crochet.


  1. Cut 16 pieces of 6″ lengths of yarn.
  2. Group them in 3.
  3. Loop around the end stitch of each row.
  4. Trim. I had some left over Lion Brand 24/7 in Camel (my favorite) so I added 1 camel to 2 jade fringe for mine.

If you would like more detail, I added a little tutorial at the end of the Veneto Scarf pattern on how to create fringe.

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Marcelia Posey

Wednesday 5th of June 2019

I love the scarf, but the thought of chaining 275 scares me? I wonder if the scarf can be worked vertically! Has anyone ever tried it?


Wednesday 5th of June 2019

Absolutely! I actually hate working into long chains... not sure if anyone likes it! I chose to work the length of the scarf first for this one to be sure I had the right size so I could keep it to only one skein. If yarn yardage is not an issue you could start on the short end and work the length. I'd recommend starting with 21 (or a multiple of 3) + 5, so chain 26 and follow the instructions from there. I hope that helps!

Linda McLaughlin

Monday 3rd of June 2019

It's perfect for the high desert. Just enough splash of color. Love the color too. Thank you.


Sunday 28th of April 2019

This was a great fast project. I love the scarf. I made two! Thanks for sharing!!


Sunday 28th of April 2019

You’re quite welcome! I love a fast project ? I’m glad you enjoyed it!


Saturday 22nd of September 2018

How do you do the "block" step?


Saturday 22nd of September 2018

Hi Liz! Blocking is when you lay out your piece and smooth it into shape while wet. Sometimes you’ll need to pin it in place, but likely not on this one. To wet your piece you can either soak it in water or spray it. Then lay it out in position to dry. This works on natural fibers to relax the fibers and set the stitches. It will also lengthen your project or straighten it up. I hope that helps! For more details you can see a little tutorial I did at the end of my Ottobre Shawlette pattern on blocking my shawl.

Tonia Deakin

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

I love a skinny scarf. This is a great one!

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