back to basics

How to crochet a scarf

If you're looking to start your crafting journey, a scarf is the perfect project. You'll find everything you'll need to learn the basics of crochet right here!

Firstly, why make a swatch?

Even though we’re all crocheting in the same way, some people’s stitches are tighter and others’ are looser. This can affect the size of the item you’re making. A swatch is a square piece of crochet used to work out whether you’re stitching as tightly - or as loosely! - as a pattern describes.

Read more about swatching over on our blog.

5 easy steps to crochet you own scarf

Follow the videos to learn how to make a scarf with whatever yarn you choose.
Don't have any yarn yet? Why not try our The Chunky Wool paired with our 8mm Bamboo Hook
We suggest watching the videos a couple of times, and remember, practice makes perfect!

How to create a foundation chain

Crochet usually begins with a series of chain stitches called a foundation chain. In this video we will show you how to create a foundation chain.

How to create a slip knot

A slip knot is the first step in most crochet projects. In this video we will show you how to create a slip knot.

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Wool you be our friend?

Join a whole community of crafters by following @stitchandstory and share your creations with us using #StitchAndStory - we bet they look awesome.

Wool you be
our friend?

Join a whole community of crafters by following @stitchandstoryand share your creations with us using #StitchAndStory - we bet they look awesome.

What next?

Take your next step with one of our Beginner kits, and master more techniques with our video tutorials.

Testimonials

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephews bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

Quick, great results!

I bought this to teach my adult daughter to knit. She loves it and it’s a great hat to do as a first knit. It fits and looks great! We will be getting more!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

Beautiful quality

Such lovely colours. The wool is so soft and comforting. Perfect for a new baby.

The Lil' Merino Baby Knitting Wool

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

So cute, So easy!

This pattern is so sweet and so easy even for a beginner like myself. It looks so good in my nephew's bedroom!

Free PDF Crochet Pattern: Rainbow Arc

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