Free Scarf Knitting Patterns

Fuzzy, warm, and ready for any weather, the tube scarf has multiple usages.

Free Tube Scarf Knitting Pattern

This beautiful tube scarf offers not one, but three great options: Toss it on as a regular scarf, wrap it around your neck as a lovely cowl, or pull it over your head to wear as a hood. Use thin, fuzzy yarns on big circular needles for maximum stretch.


Width: 5" (12.5cm)

Length: 56" (140cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Novelty yarn in variegated colors, about 186 yards (170m)

We used: Knit One, Crochet Too Jam (100% nylon; 93 yards [85m] per 50g ball): #6574 Berry Blue, 2 balls

Needles: US size 15 (10mm) circular, 16" (40cm) long

Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends


13 stitches=4" (10cm)

Making the Scarf

Cast on 33 stitches very loosely and join into a circle, taking care not to twist stitches. Knit each round until scarf measures 56" (142cm). Cut yarn, leaving about a 20" (61cm) tail. Bind off by threading the yarn tail onto a tapestry needle and pulling it through each live stitch as if making backward sewing stitch. With right side of work facing you, begin at the end of the round and work from left to right in the following manner: Insert tapestry needle from front to back into the second stitch from the end of round, and then into the first stitch from back to front, pull yarn through, slip the first stitch at the end of round off the knitting needle. Insert needle from front to back into the third stitch and from back to front into the second stitch, pull yarn through, slip second stitch off knitting needle. Insert tapestry needle from front to back into the fourth stitch and from back to front into the third stitch, pull yarn through, slip third stitch off knitting needle. Continue in this manner until all stitches are bound off. Keep the bind-off edge loose but even. Weave in all loose ends to the inside of the tube.

For a completely different scarf, go to the next page for a pattern for our loosely lovely scarf.