Free Crochet Scarf Pattern – Lily Lemon Peel

A free scarf crochet pattern in lemon peel stitch – this is the first thing I’ve made completely for myself with no guilt for doing so! I had always wanted to make a long scarf but I was getting hung up on; but how long does it take to make a scarf, what yarn should I use for a scarf, how can I prioritise something for myself when I could be making things for other people… the list goes on!

Free Scarf Crochet Pattern

This worked up a lot more quickly than I ever thought, and I even had to frog a few times because I wanted a looser stitch. I knew I was going to use the lemon peel stitch (I’ve also seen this named griddle stitch) because it’s my absolute favourite stitch, and in mustard because I’m obsessed with it right now.

Free Scarf Crochet Pattern

It’s the perfect length for keeping long as a front cover up or wrapping around to keep snuggly and still have some length either side. You can find coordinating mittens here.

free scarf crochet pattern

You can find the ad free PDF version on Etsy and Ravelry below.

I’ve also put together a pattern bundle, where you can find the whole lemon peel set; scarf mittens and beanie hat!

Crochet Beanie Pattern
Crochet Scarf Pattern
Crochet Mittens Pattern

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Paintbox Simply Aran yarn is the perfect scarf yarn as it’s an amazing soft and snuggly one without being too heavy. Any weight yarn is fine, if you want a lighter weight scarf use DK, or for a really chunky cosy one then up the yarn weight.

Let me know if you try it!

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Free Scarf Crochet Pattern


<400g of an Aran weight yarn (Recommend Paintbox Simply Aran)

6.5mm hook

Scissors and needle for finishing


Concentration level – The stitches are simple, but a mistake in the order can throw off the rest of the stitches so a little concentration is needed until you’re in the rhythm.

Stitches used (US):

• Single Crochet (pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook)

• Double Crochet (yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through two loops on hook, yarn over and pull through remaining two loops on hook)

Other notes and tips:

• Stitch count is in brackets at the end of each round.


Row 1 – Chain 32, work 1SC in the 3rd chain from the hook. Follow with alternating DC and SC until the end of the row, finishing with DC (30)

Row 2 – Chain 2 and start with a SC. Follow with alternating DC and SC until the end of the row, finishing with DC (30)

Repeat row 2 for a further 198 rows, 200 in total!

After a couple of rows you may find that you can easily see what stitch you’ve done in the previous row, as the DCs will have a wider top stitch vs the SCs. This may help if you have to put your project down for a while and lose track of what stitch you’re on.

Have a go at this free crochet scarf pattern yourself, pin for later!