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Chunky Crochet Ruffle Scarf

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Chunky Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern

This easy crochet ruffle scarf actually has a very interesting story behind it. You see, I’ve had the idea to make a chunky ruffle scarf pattern for quite some time… months in fact!

But I worried that this cute ruffled scarf would look too chunky, and that it might not appeal to what’s trendy or popular right now.

Chunky Crochet Ruffle Scarf pinned on a Mannequin

So, I stuffed this idea away in my “later” basket for nearly half a year. I tried working on different projects instead- things I thought would be more popular on Pinterest, to emulate my favorite big crochet bloggers.

But those projects just weren’t making me happy. My heart wasn’t in it, and I was stumbling through complex math and getting more and more frustrated with crocheting.

Finally, I completely frogged that shawl pattern (twice, actually!) and decided I didn’t want to spend my limited crochet time feeling angry at my yarn.

So, I dropped all my expectations for myself. I told myself, use the yarn you want. Pick the colors that soothe you.

Don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. Just create, for the sake of it.

And this scarf was born, just about an hour later.

Closeup of the shawl pin securing the chunky crochet ruffle scarf.

This scarf is a bit on the shorter side. I made it for my daughter, who just turned 4 years old.

If you use a shawl pin to clip it together instead of wrapping it twice around the neck, it works on an adult too. To modify this scarf and make it longer, you would be able to start with a foundation chain of 100 or 110 if you used a third ball of yarn.

Tight shot showing the ruffle scarf wrapped around the neck of a bust form.

I hope you feel encouraged to just be yourself, and crochet something you enjoy today. (Maybe even this scarf!)

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Materials Needed for the Chunky Crochet Ruffle Scarf Pattern

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N/P / 10mm Crochet HookTry the Furls Streamline!

Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn; 100% acrylic; 100g, 108yds; Chunky (6) weight yarn; shown in Dark Mauve **From now until 11/14/18, sign up for BluPrint and get ALL your Craftsy supplies for 50% off through 12/31/18. That’s an absolute STEAL!


Yarn Needle – the wool needles HERE are much easier for working in chunky yarn ends.

Lilla Rose Flexi Clip or Shawl Pin to Fasten Scarf

Photo of a Lilla Rose Flexi Clip used as a shawl pin on a ruffle scarf


Ch- chain

Dc – double crochet

Inc- increase

St- stitch

Special Stitches

Increase: work 2 double crochet stitches in the same stitch.

Gauge / Finished Size

4 stitches in 2” / 5′ long


  • Turning chain does not count as a stitch.
  • Scarf is worked in long rows.
  • To alter length of the scarf, simply use a longer starting chain. 3 balls of yarn would do for a scarf starting with 112 foundation chains.
  • Your finished scarf will measure approx. 6-8” longer than your foundation row.


Ch 77.

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across. [75]

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, inc in first st and each st across. [150]

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, inc in first st, dc in next st, *inc in next st, dc in next st,* repeat * to * across. [225]

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, inc in first st, dc in next 2 sts, *inc in next st, dc in next 2 sts,* repeat * to * across. [300]


Fasten off and weave in ends securely.

Block as desired.


Full length view of the chunky ruffle scarf on a dressform.


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