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Verso Scarf a Free Crochet Scarf Pattern

The beauty of crochet stripes and texture come together in the Verso Scarf, a free crochet scarf pattern with men in mind.

The Verso Scarf is an easy crochet pattern that’s beginner friendly. Any level crocheter can crochet this simple scarf pattern.

This striped and textured crochet scarf pattern is perfect for men. However, this beautiful crochet scarf works for women too.

Once this scarf pattern came together I really thought it resembles a path. With the contrasting lines, it’s very directional.

This line of though eventually led me to name it the Verso Scarf. In Italian, Verso means towards.

picture of man in burgundy sweater with striped grey and charcoal crochet scarf on

I think that’s a perfect name for this crochet scarf. And definitely a perfect sentiment as we welcome a new year.

Hopefully, we have a year filled with a healthy future ahead. And, well, if not, we have crochet to help us.

The Verso Scarf has a matching hat now. Be sure to crochet the Verso Beanie to go with your scarf.

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The Yarn for this Scarf Pattern

Thanks to Furls for providing the yarn for this pattern!

Furls Whims Merino is yarn made especially for crocheters. This gorgeous z-twist yarn works with you, not against you.

What does this really mean for crocheters? That your yarn won’t untwist as you crochet it.

Whims Merino retains it’s shape, which gives your stitches excellent definition. They really pop!

This worsted weight yarn crochets up easily and beautifully.

The merino wool is superwash and has a bit of nylon too. This makes for an extremely wearable scarf.

Wash and wear are my favorite items to make and gift! But Whims Merino doesn’t sacrifice quality for usability.

This yarn features amazing drape and stitch definition. Plus, Furls has added new colors that have me dreaming of Spring already!

Have you tried Whims Merino yarn yet?

You may also like the Berryessa Crochet Scarf and Lia Cowl crochet patterns. Both of these beauties feature Whims Merino yarn.

picture of grey striped crochet scarf looped on men's neck

About the Crochet Stitches in the Verso Scarf

The Verso Men’s Scarf features a combination of simple stitches. Rows of double crochet contrast with single rows of texture.

To achieve this texture you’ll double crochet and then slip stitch. This slip stitch brings the height of the dc down, creating that popping texture.

Adding to it’s charm, the darker stripes help to accentuate the texture rows. I love how the light grey really lets the stitch definition of this yarn shine.

I use a similar technique in the Autumn Crunch Crochet Hat Pattern. This texture is made with half double crochets though.

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More Crochet Scarf Patterns

If you’re looking for a really cozy super scarf, check out the Tuono Scarf Crochet Pattern. This one looks great in the #7 jumbo variegated yarn.

For a scarf that has a more classic feel, check out the crochet Rossi Scarf. This one is great for men or women and uses monochromatic color scheme.

The Matteo Textured Scarf is a favorite of mine. This crochet scarf pattern features post stitches to create that eye catching texture.

I love this Denim & Ivory Lapghan crochet pattern from Erica at Highland Hickory Designs. Crochet blankets are another favorite make!


  • 300 yds/274m of Furls Whims Merino yarn a #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in light grey (MC) ~200yds/183m and ~100yds/91m (CC) charcoal. 
  • 5mm US size H-8 crochet hook, I used my ergonomic Odyssey Hook in peach.
  • yarn needle
  • scissors
  • measuring tape
picture of men's striped scarf light grey and dark grey crochet pattern


  1. Ch 3 counts as a stitch, I highly recommend using a ch 3 alternative, here’s my favorite.
  2. Ch 1 does not count as a stitch.
  3. Stitch multiple is 2 + 1, plus 2 if using a chain start and not a foundation chain.
  4. Color changing tip: before the last movement of last stitch before color change, drop the first color and pick up the second color, finishing the stitch in the new color. You can check out my crochet color changing tips for more info.

Stitches/Abbreviations (US Terms)

CC-contrast color


dc-double crochet

fdc-foundation double crochet

MC-main color rep-repeat

sk-skip the indicated stitch

sl st-slip stitch



4’/10cm x 4”/10cm = 14 dc x 10 rows in the pattern



Finished Dimensions

68”/26.8cm long x 5.5”/14cm wide unblocked

Scarf Construction

You will crochet this scarf on the long edge. This means Row 1 will determine the length of your scarf. The number of rows you work will determine the width.

picture of stripes and textures in grey and peach ergonomic crochet hook


To crochet a different length scarf, adjust the number of stitches you begin with using the stitch multiple from the Notes.

To make your scarf longer, crochet as many rows as needed. There are center stripes, so I recommend crocheting more rows before and after these to maintain symmetry.

Remember when adjusting that changes will also effect the amount of yarn needed so plan accordingly.

picture of men's striped scarf light grey and dark grey crochet pattern

Verso Crochet Scarf Pattern

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $30

Striped and textured crochet scarf pattern.


  • 300 yds/274m of #4 medium weight yarn, pictured in Furls Whims Merino light grey (MC) ~200 yds and ~100 yds (CC) charcoal.


  • 5mm crochet hook, or hook needed to meet gauge
  • yarn needle, scissors, measuring tape


  1. Start In CC (charcoal grey) Fdc 219 or Ch 221 and dc in 3rd ch from your hook (skipped chs do not count), and in each ch across, turn. (219 sts)
  2. In MC (light grey)
    Ch 3, *{sl st in next st, dc in next st} rep from * across, turn. (219 sts)
  3. Ch 3, dc in next st and in each st across, turn. (219 sts)
  4. Rep Row 2.
  5. Rep Row 3.
  6. Rep Row 2.
    *If you’d like to make a wider/narrower scarf, add/subtract reps of rows 3 and 2 here. Be sure to end after a Row 2 rep. The next 3 rows are the center of the scarf.
  7. Center: In CC,
    Rep Row 3.
  8. In MC,
    Rep Row 2.
  9. In CC,
    Rep Row 3.
  10. In MC,
    Rep Row 2.
  11. Rep Row 3.
  12. Rep Row 2.
  13. Rep Row 3.
  14. Rep Row 2.
    *If you added/subtracted rows on the first half of your scarf, remember to match them here.
  15. In CC,
    Rep Row 3.


  1. Continue from where you are, ch 1, work along short edge of scarf. Single crochet across. If you prefer, sc evenly around scarf. Or, cut yarn and join yarn on other short end with a slip stitch, ch 1 and sc across. Cut yarn and weave in ends.

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Tuesday 5th of January 2021

This perfect I am looking for contrasting colors in a scarf and here it it what timing. thanks for all these wonderful design.


Friday 8th of January 2021

Oh so glad to hear it! I hope you enjoy the pattern.

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