Mini Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern for Ornaments or Dolls

The last in the mini series, but definitely not the least: meet the mini keyhole scarf crochet pattern! This tiny scarf can be used as a Christmas ornament or even for a doll. This design features the camel stitch for a nice knitted look, along with cute fringe on the ends. Make just one, or a bunch in different colors!

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Mini Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern

Keyhole Scarf Crochet Pattern

This mini crochet scarf is easy to make, but it’s also unique…it uses the keyhole technique! Basically, we’ll add a chain space in the scarf to make a hole. Then, after we’re done crocheting, we’ll stick one end of the scarf through the hole. This makes it look extra cute!

Miniature Crochet Scarf Pattern

How do you crochet a mini scarf?

Mini scarves can be crocheted in the same exact way as regular scarves. All you really have to do is crochet a rectangle in your desired stitch pattern!

However, this pattern is unique because it is a keyhole scarf, like I was talking about earlier. Here are the steps we’ll take to make it:

  1. Start by making a long chain.
  2. Do one regular row in the stitch pattern.
  3. Do another row in the stitch pattern, but add a chain space a little ways in to create the “keyhole.”
  4. Do one last row in the stitch pattern, working over the keyhole to close it up.

If that sounds tricky or vague, don’t worry! I’ll show you exactly how to do all of this in the pattern and tutorial 🙂

Mini Crochet Keyhole Scarf for Ornaments or Dolls

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More Crochet Ornament Patterns

Don’t stop at this ornament – here are 4 other patterns that might be the perfect addition to your ornament collection!

1/ Angel Ornament 2/ Star Ornament 3/ Ball Ornament 4/ Snowman Ornament

Using Your Miniature Crochet Scarf

Mini crochet is so adorable…but how can you actually make them useful? I can think of a few ways that you can use this mini scarf!

Mini Scarf Christmas Ornament

The first way is as a Christmas ornament! This scarf would add just the perfect bit of charm to your tree. In fact, this is the way I intended for this mini scarf to be used. It is apart of my Christmas in July Ornament Crochet Along!

Crochet Doll Scarf

Another way you could use this scarf is as a doll scarf. You’ll just want to make sure you don’t sew the scarf down after sticking it through the keyhole…because otherwise it won’t be able to go around the doll’s neck 🤪

Free Mini Scarf Crochet Pattern

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Free Crochet Mini Scarf Pattern

Are you ready to finally get started?!

Video Tutorial:



  1. Ch 1 at beginning of row does NOT count as a stitch.
  2. Scarf is worked in a rectangle made with a keyhole. After crocheting is done we will stick one end of the scarf through the keyhole.
  1. Feel free to experiment using a DK or worsted weight yarn with this scarf (even though I used sport). They may just turn out a little bit larger.
  2. This scarf uses a technique called the hdc in the third loop to make the knit-look effect. This technique is explained in the special stitches section. However, it can be a little tricky to grasp, so if you need more visualization, check out this video tutorial.


Length: 4.5”

Width: Rectangle is 1” wide (once the scarf is through the keyhole it will be bigger of course).

Abbreviations/Stitches Used (U.S.) 

Chain – ch

Single crochet – sc

Half double crochet – hdc

Repeat – rep

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

Beginning – beg

Back loop – BL

Special Stitches

Hdc in the 3rd Loop: Insert hook into 3rd loop of next hdc and make a regular hdc. See tutorial below for how to find the 3rd loop.

Hdc in the 3rd loop

Hdc in the 3rd loop backward: we are still making a hdc in the 3rd loop, but this time we are on the opposite side of the work, so we have to grab the 3rd loop “backward.” See tutorial below.

Hdc in the 3rd loop backward

For more help with this stitch, please see this blog post on the camel stitch, which uses the same technique.

Keyhole Scarf Written Instructions:


Ch 31.

Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (30 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in first hdc. Hdc in 3rd loop of next 18 hdc. Ch 1, skip next hdc, hdc in the 3rd loop of next 9 hdc. Hdc in last hdc, turn. (19 before keyhole, 10 after)

Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first st. Hdc in the 3rd loop backward of next 9 hdc. Hdc in keyhole. Hdc in the 3rd loop backward of next 19 hdc. Hdc in last hdc. (30 hdc)

Crochet mini scarf keyhole tutorial

Fasten off and weave in ends.

If desired, attach 1” fringe to each end of the scarf. I used just 1 strand of yarn folded in half for each fringe, and I did 5 total across each end. For more help attaching fringe, see this video tutorial.

Next, Stick long end of scarf through the keyhole. When weaving in ends, sew over the keyhole to secure.

crocheting a keyhole scarf
finishing a crochet keyhole scarf


  • Steam block your scarf so that it lays flat.
  • Attach a hanger at the top of the scarf! For a tutorial on 2 different types of loop hangers, see the video below.

I hope you liked this easy mini scarf pattern. I had so much fun designing it and I can’t wait until I can see it making my tree extra cozy!

If you want to complete your set and make more mini Christmas ornaments, check out the mini hat and mini scarf ornaments!


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