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 your 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 O/17 (12mm) Bamboo Hook
We suggest watching the videos a couple of times, and remember, practice makes perfect!

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.

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.

What next?

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