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Textured Crochet Scarf Pattern | Matteo Scarf

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The Matteo is a highly textured crochet scarf pattern. This free scarf pattern is perfect to crochet in neutrals, or single color yarn, as the interest comes with the textured stitch.

The Matteo scarf is a suitable crochet scarf for men or women. It’s a versatile pattern.

All this texture comes from the post stitches in the pattern. This scarf crochets up beautifully in worsted weight yarn.

Textured crochet scarf pattern on mannequin in green.

The companion scarf to the Matteo Beanie is here! What really pushed me to finally rework the beanie was that the friend to whom I gifted the original hat requested a matching scarf.

Isn’t that the best? When a recipient of your handmade gift uses it. And adores it, and even asks for more?! How could I refuse?

Just like the beanie the scarf has that same texture of alternating post stitches with double crochets. Since the scarf is worked flat, we’ll be adding the back post double crochet as well. But it’s still a simple two row repeat once you get going!

I decided on a 6″ width for this scarf but you can make yours as wide or narrow as you like. You’ll need to keep an odd stitch count if you make any adjustments, but that’s it.

Men's crochet scarf pattern with bold texture in single color.

I could just gaze into this crochet texture all day. Really, it’s mesmerizing. Lion Brand’s Heartland has just enough subtle color variance in it.

This medium weight yarn works up great in this pattern. When there is that much texture a neutral color definitely pops more than usual.

Get all 3 crochet patterns and complete the Matteo Set!

  1. Make the Matteo Beanie textured top down hat in all sizes.
  2. Matteo Fingerless Gloves make the set in the same texture.
  3. Matteo textured crochet scarf-this pattern, scroll down!
Matteo set: crochet textured scarf pattern and matching textured beanie in green with handmade hook.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Close up of wooden crochet hook and textured crochet scarf pattern in green hues.

The construction of this scarf

This scarf is worked on the short end. So you will start with the width of your scarf and crochet to the length.



  1. Stitch multiple is an odd number.
  2. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)


dc-double crochet


WS-wrong side

RS-right side

Special Stitches

fdc-foundation double crochet

bpdc-back post double crochet: To crochet the back post double crochet, abbreviated here as fpdc, yo, insert your hook from the back to the front around the post of the next st, yo pulling the yarn across the post of the st and up on the front, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.

fpdc-front post double crochet: To crochet the front post double crochet, abbreviated here as fpdc, yo, insert your hook from the front to the back around the post of the next st, yo pulling the yarn across the post of the st and up on the front, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops.




4”/10cm x 4”/10cm= 13 sts x 8.5 rows in the pattern

Finished Scarf

6.5”/16.5cm wide x 73″/185cm long


To adjust the width of your scarf, you need an odd number. As written, this scarf works up at 6.5″/16.5cm wide.

To lengthen the scarf, just continue the two row repeat until you’ve reached your desired length. As written, scarf works up to 73″/185cm long. I gifted this one to a 6’/1.8m tall man and I would say it’s a small scarf on him. Not too long, so it’s easy to wear and doesn’t get in the way.

If you want a shorter scarf, stop the repeat earlier. Just be sure to stop after a Row 4 repeat.

Any changes will effect the amount of yarn used, so plan accordingly.

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Green crochet scarf with texture.

You can purchase the ad-free, well formatted PDF Pattern in one of my shops. Scroll down for the free pattern!

Scroll down for the free textured crochet scarf pattern

Crochet textured scarf pin image with text free pattern.

How to Crochet the Textured Matteo Scarf

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 3 hours
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Intermediate
Estimated Cost: $12

Learn how to crochet the highly textured Matteo Scarf pattern. This crochet scarf makes a great gift for him or her. It works up beautifully in two balls of worsted weight yarn.


  • 502 yd. / 460 m #4 medium worsted weight yarn, or more for a longer/wider scarf. Depending on your changes you'll want to add another 1-2 balls of yarn or 250 yd/ 230m - 502 yd. / 460 m.


  • 5.5mm, US - I/9 crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
  • optional stitch markers


    1. (RS) Fdc 21 or chain 23, dc in 4th ch from your hook (sk chs count as a dc) and in each ch across, turn. (21 sts) picture of row 1 Matteo textured crochet scarf tutorial Remember to change the width you can start with an odd number of stitches, and then add two more if you are starting with a chain. Tip: Stitch markers can be helpful for marking the first stitch in a row (especial if it's the 3rd chain).
    2. (WS) Ch 3 *{bpdc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * to end, turn. (21 sts) picture of row 2 stitches crochet scarf pattern free The ch 3 counts as the first dc in the row here and throughout.
    3. (RS) Ch 3, *{dc in the next st, fpdc in next st} rep from * til last 2 st, dc in each of last 2 sts, turn. Grey swatch of how to crochet textured post stitches. This row starts with 2 double crochets (including the ch 3) and ends with 2 double crochets so that we don't have post stitches on the edges, which would make it a bit wobbly.
    4. (WS) Ch 3, *{bpdc in next st, dc in next st} rep from * to end, turn.picture of crochet scarf wrong side in grey
    5. picture of grey Matteo Scarf right side textured stitches Repeat Rows 3-4 for 156 rows total, 73"/185cm long or until you’ve reached your desired length.
    6. Once you have your length, be sure to end on a Row 4, then turn so you're on the RS.
    7. Last row: Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across the row.
    8. FO. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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Susan Mellor

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

I'm having trouble with this one. I dont understand. I have 21 stitches. So on the bpdc rows I would end with a bpdc and should end with a DC. On the fpdc rows I lose a stitch or end with 3 dc at end instead of 2. It doesn't make sense that I'm putting and even number of stitches into and off number of stitches.

Susan Mellor

Wednesday 7th of April 2021

@Christa, thanks! I wasn't using the chain 3. That seems to be working.


Wednesday 7th of April 2021

Hi Susan, Sorry you're having trouble, thanks for reaching out with your question. I'll see if I can help. You should always have 21 stitches, whether it's a bp or fp row. Are you counting the first ch 3 as your first dc? Bp rows start with a ch 3, that's your first dc, then bpdc, then dc, keep repeating across and end with a dc stitch.

The fp rows start with 2 dc and end with 2 dc, but the stitch count is still 21 sts. You could also try just starting with a front post and ending with one. I use dcs to keep the edges straight. So if you were to do this, it would fpdc, dc across and end with another fpdc.

One mistake that is easy to make is crocheting two stitches in one spot. The post stitches being worked around the stitch instead of the top, leaves the top of the stitch open. So when I make a post stitch and then the next dc, I really have to check that I'm in the next stitch and not the same one.

You could also try marking your first and/or last stitches to be sure you're not adding a stitch there.

I hope these help. If you still have questions, feel free to email me at Crystal


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Wish I could get the hang of this.?


Wednesday 18th of December 2019

Hey Melanie, is there a question I can help with?

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