10 Crochet Stitches for Scarves (that AREN’T sc or dc!)

Looking for crochet stitches for scarves? I’m so excited to show you this beautiful Stitch Collection that includes crochet stitches without holes!

Now, if you know me or have read my blog before, you probably know that I LOVE unique crochet stitches. My favorite “category” would most likely be lace (I have so many lace stitch tutorials here on the blog!)

BUT, lace stitches are generally not so good for projects like blankets or scarves. Although you can get it to be warm if you use the right yarn, there really is something to be said for crochet stitches without holes (or at least fewer holes than lace, haha).

10 Stitches Perfect for Blankets and Scarves

What makes a stitch “good” for a crochet scarf?

In my opinion, there are certain types of stitches that work BEST for scarves. I’ve been trying to come up with categories, but sometimes it really depends on the stitch itself. So instead, let’s look at a list of things to look for in a stitch!

Stitches that work best for scarves have a few characteristics:

  1. Like I mentioned, they usually shouldn’t be filled with holes. While you can sometimes get away with lacy scarves that are still warm, it will always be EASIER to crochet a warm scarf if you’re using an opaque crochet stitch (aka one without all the holes!)
  2. You may want them to be reversible. This depends on preference, but I would say you may not want to make a scarf with a stitch that has a super UGLY side. Because when you throw a scarf on, there’s a good chance you’re going to see both sides of it!
  3. Crochet stitches for scarves are often easy, with simple pattern repeats. Obviously this isn’t a MUST – but there is something to be said for being able to make a scarf while watching a TV show! Simple, repeating stitch patterns make that a reality.

Since these are all characteristics of stitches good for scarves, I’m going to include a handy dandy checklist next to each stitch when I list it. You should be able to see which stitches will give you what you’re looking for in a scarf!

Can I Use These Stitches for Other Projects?

OF COURSE!

Each of these stitches would make other beautiful projects as well, not just scarves. Stitches without holes are perfect for things like:

  • Dishcloths
  • Blankets
  • Pillows

There really are quite a few things you can start to make once you learn how to make tight crochet stitches (i.e. without the holes, as we’ve been discussing).

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10 Best Crochet Stitches for Scarves…The List!

Lets jump right into the list now!

#1: The Suzette Stitch

First up, I highly recommend the Suzette Stitch for scarves. This stitch uses just simple stitches and makes a solid but beautiful fabric.

Suzette Stitch - Simple crochet stitches for scarves

Amazingly, this stitch checks all three boxes of characteristics that make it “Good” for a scarf!

✅Closed Surface without holes
✅Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern RIGHT HERE!

#2: The Trinity Stitch

Next, we have the Trinity Stitch. This one features a unique single-crochet-3-together cluster stitch! It takes a little getting used to, but once you’ve got it down you hardly have to think about it anymore, so I’ve still given this stitch an “easy” rating.

Trinity Stitch

✅Closed Surface without holes
✅Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#3: The Alpine Stitch

Another stitch that makes an AMAZING scarf is the Alpine Stitch. This is one of the most textured stitches I have in this list. It uses front-post-double-crochet alternating with single crochets to create the neat effect.

Alpine Stitch - Textured Crochet Stitch for Scarves

✅Closed Surface without holes
❌Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

While the Alpine Stitch is NOT reversible, I still love the way it looks as a scarf. In fact, I actually have an Alpine Stitch scarf pattern here on the blog! See below.

Alpine Stitch Scarf Crochet Pattern for Men

#4: The Crunch Stitch

This stitch is so mindless and easy. It just uses half-double-crochet and slip stitches, alternating back and forth! The surface interest is really neat, and because the stitches are “crunched” together, the fabric is tight and thick, perfect for scarves.

Crunch stitch - Simple crochet stitches for scarves

✅Closed Surface without holes
✅Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#5: The Star Stitch

When I was thinking about this list, there was no way I could NOT mention the Star Stitch. The Star Stitch is a well known stitch that people often think is too difficult for them to learn. However, I tend to disagree! While the techniques do take some getting used to, it will work up fast once you have them down.

Star Stitch Tutorial

✅Closed Surface without holes
❌Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#6: The Lemon Peel Stitch

Next up, the Lemon Peel Stitch – the very definition of easy & repetitive! To make this stitch into a scarf, you’ll only need to know two basic stitches: single crochet, and double crochet. They simply alternate across every row, giving the fabric a textured “lemon peel” effect.

Lemon Peel Stitch - quick crochet stitches for scarves

✅Closed Surface without holes
✅Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#7: The Jasmine Stitch

Lovely and thick, puff stitches galore…next we have to talk about the Jasmine Stitch! This stitch is the most difficult in this entire list, but it is oh so worth it. It is made entirely out of puff stitches, interconnected in a unique way. Because of that, the fabric is very thick. It would make such a warm scarf.

Jasmine Stitch - interesting crochet stitches for scarves

✅Closed Surface without holes?
✅Reversible
❌Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#8: The Spider Stitch

Another quite easy stitch – the Spider Stitch, also known as the single-crochet V-Stitch! This one is made entirely out of chains and single crochet. Depending on what yarn and hook combo you use, it can tend to be more holey than the previous stitches mentioned. The sweet spot I found was using an H hook with worsted weight yarn (but this may vary depending on your tension!)

spider stitch

✅Closed Surface without holes (experiment to get a good yarn & hook combo)
❌Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#9: The Camel Stitch

Knit-look crochet has always been a favorite of mine. The Camel Stitch uses a unique technique called “hdc in the 3rd loop” to make your crocheting look like knitting! This one is NOT reversible, but I still think it would make a nice scarf.

How to Crochet the Camel Stitch

✅Closed Surface without holes
❌Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern (once you get used to the technique)

Find this stitch pattern right here!

#10: The Moss Stitch

Last, but certainly not least, I have to mention the Moss Stitch. This is a classic stitch that is very easy to make. In my tutorial, I even show you how to change colors in the moss stitch (so you could make a striped scarf!)

moss stitch

❌Closed Surface without holes (this one can tend to have more holes than the others)
✅Reversible
✅Easy, repetitive stitch pattern

Find this stitch pattern right here!

How to Crochet a Scarf from Any Stitch Pattern

So now you’ve seen all the stitches….

But how can you start making them into scarves?

There is actually a super simple process you can use anytime you would like to make a crochet stitch into a scarf:

  1. First, look at the stitch multiple provided. This is essential because it will help you decide on a starting number of stitches.
  2. Decide how wide you want your scarf to be (i.e. 5″ or 6″)
  3. Based on the stitch multiple, make a row of foundation single crochet or chains to the width you want your scarf.
  4. Follow the stitch pattern to make the scarf!

Using these 4 steps, you should be able to easily make a custom crocheted scarf out of any of these stitches!

If you have questions, feel free to comment below!

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15 thoughts on “10 Crochet Stitches for Scarves (that AREN’T sc or dc!)

  1. If I’m already receiving your newsletter do I need to register specifically for the stitches? I do not want to miss this informative series ;D

    1. Hi Carol! Yes, it is best to sign up just to make sure you get updates. This will ensure you get an email every time a new stitch releases (For those who don’t sign up, i likely won’t update as often).

  2. Thanks for the prompt response. More help needed; I signed up but when I tried to submit, I received this error:

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    1. Oh no!! That’s so weird. Did you make sure to click the checkbox at the bottom?

      I do know the form is working because others have signed up. Maybe try reloading the page too?

    2. If all else fails, feel free to send me an email with the email address you’d like to be signed up. I can add you manually😊

  3. I’ve done the camel, moss, alpine and star stitches but the others are beautiful and I’m looking forward to trying them. I’m already on your facebook group and email list but will do the join one to make sure I am reminded of new stitches

    1. Oh hi Ruth, I do know you from FB! I’m glad you’re going to participate even though you already know some of them! That’s why I love relaxed CALs 😊

  4. I can’t wait to start.I have used some of the stitches before but this sounds like fun.zThanks.

  5. Today is the 15th, signed up days ago. How do I access today’s stitch and how long is it available?

  6. Hi, Rachel! I’m working on the Suzette Stitch square and I found what might be an ambiguity for some. The Row 2 instruction for the second group of stitches says “Sc in next sc, dc in next sc.” Everyplace else, that says “dc in same stitch.” It’s clear in the video that the second one should also say “dc in the same stitch,” but this could confuse a less experienced crocheter. I’m looking forward to the rest of the blocks. Thank you.

  7. Unless you want to do a row of sc all the way around when you’re done, you’ll want to make sure you get straight edges with a stitch

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