Bonfire Crocheted Scarf Free Pattern

We don’t think much about scarves during the summer time, but it’s still chilly in the Colorado mountains at night.  Summer doesn’t only make me dream about warm days by the pool, but also about nights by the campfire.  For those nights, a nice wrap or scarf can come in handy!  This crocheted scarf is fairly simple and the color changing yarn does all the work for you.  The amazing grey self striping Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn works up beautifully. It reminds me a bit of the smoke plumes from a campfire….pretty cool!  Scarves also make nice summer projects as they are small and easy to tote around whether you’re on a road trip or on a plane.  Scroll down to find links to the stitch tutorial as well as to view the full pattern. 🙂

We recently visited Castlewood Canyon State Park and I got to enjoy the scarf (pictured above)! It’s so nice that the weather has been warm enough to get outdoors again. Are you able to be outside yet? I’ve heard from many of you in Canada that the snow was lingering even longer than usual.

I loved this bridge at Castlewood Canyon State Park


If you think you’ve seen this yarn before on the blog, you most certainly have. 😉  It was used in my Light Frost Blanket Sweater as well as the Faded Mist Topper that I designed exclusively for Lion Brand.  The colors go with just about anything and grey is such a hot color right now.  Scarfie was also the star of the show on the Driftwood Oversized Hooded Poncho pattern (here). Can you tell I like this yarn? Lol!

The pattern itself is super easy as it’s worked by alternating single crochet stitches with chain stitches.  It’s easy enough for a new crocheter to do, yet it looks complicated and almost appears to be knit.  If you still haven’t tried the crocheted Granite Stitch, you can check out my picture tutorial HERE.


Bon Fire Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

Inspired by the smoky plumes of a bonfire, this scarf is both beautiful and functional.  Whether you wear it on cool summer nights or blustery winter days, this piece is sure to keep you warm and on trend.  While it may look knit or woven, it’s easily made with simple crochet stitch work.

See the free pattern below or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable version from my Etsy shop HERE!


Skill Level:

Easy +


US Size K 6.5 mm crochet hook

2 Skeins Lion Brand Scarfie Yarn (HERE) in Cream Silver 150 g/skein (Pattern uses approximately 275 g)

Tapestry Needle



Not important for this pattern


Approximately 14.5” wide X 57” long

Abbreviations & Skills:

ch – chain

st – stitch

sc – single crochet


This scarf is crocheted in two pieces and seamed at the center. It uses the basic “granite stitch” which is a series of single crochet and chain stitches.  By working it in two pieces, the stitches create a center (see assembly photos below).  However, to make this pattern even easier, you can make it in one piece by chaining 51 and working the pattern as written until row 3. Then repeat row 3 until your scarf measures approximately 57” long or until you reach your desired length.  Tie off and weave in ends.  When starting a new skein, ensure that you begin with the same color that you ended with so the color pattern has continuity. 



Bonfire Scarf Crochet Pattern

First Half of the scarf:

With your first skein of yarn:

Ch 51

Row 1 Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch st across the row (50)

Row 2    Ch 1, turn. Sc in second stitch from hook, *ch 1, skip stitch below, sc in next stitch. Repeat from * across row, make an sc in last stitch of row. (50)

Row 3    Ch 1, turn. Sc in second stitch from hook, *ch 1, sk st below, sc in next ch 1 space. Repeat from * across row, make an sc in the last stitch of row. (50)

Repeat row 3 until your entire piece measures approximately 26.5” long.  (If you prefer to make the scarf in one piece, simply repeat row 3 until your scarf reaches your desired length)

Tie off and weave in ends

Second Half of the scarf:

With your second skein of yarn, find the color that you started with on your first half.  Begin with that same color so that the two halves will match perfectly.

Repeat the entire pattern above for the First Half of the scarf.


With the two halves complete, place them side by side.  Whip stitch to join, tie off and weave in ends.

Above: A simple whip stitch works to seam both halves together.  Note that by making two halves, the stitches face opposite directions.  If you make the scarf in one piece, the stitches face the same direction which is perfectly lovely too.


That’s all there is to this pretty, simple scarf pattern! I hope that you enjoy it – here’s to lots of happy campfires and bonfires this coming summer!

Happy scarf making my friends. 🙂



If you liked this, you might also like:

Light Frost Blanket Sweater Pattern
Driftwood Oversized Hooded Poncho Pattern

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  1. Thank you I love Scarfie yarn so definitely going to make this scarf It’s Beautiful!

  2. I enjoy your crochet patterns! I’d like to use this yarn and stitch to make a one-piece baby blanket. Approximately how many more skeins would I need? Any thing else I should be considering?

    1. I’m going to take a wild guess, but I’d probably get 4 – 5 skeins to be safe…….but I always like to have more than too little!

  3. Hmm, there is not a lot of 5 weight in my stash, just miscellaneous skeins. But I bet this would work in 4 weight also – that is plentiful in my collection!
    What a nice pattern; can’t wait to try it out.

    1. You can definitely make it with a worsted weight yarn! Just adjust the hook size. If you use the same stitch count for your starting chain, it will just be a bit thinner.

  4. Sorry for a stupid question. Is it worked in 2 pieces so that the striping is even on both sides of the scarf when it hangs or does it have to do with creating a varied stitch pattern?

    1. It’s only done to make the stitches work in the opposite direction from the middle seam outward. It’s certainly not necessary! I did note that you can do it in one piece up there in the pattern with essentially the same look. 😉 Hope this helps!

  5. Jessica, I LOVE every pattern you have put out!! I have made the Blanket Sweater and the Hooded poncho, and now will start on the Bonfire Scarf! Your color combos are beautiful.
    I’m in southern Arizona and our weather has warmed up so that by mid-morning I have to be INDOORS! We could be close to the 100 degree mark by weekend. So, enjoy your weather and love your posts!

    1. Hi Janice! That’s so cool you’ve made those projects of mine! So happy you’ve liked them! My parents are actually in Arizona this time of year and my dad was just telling me how hot it was a couple of days ago. I would love to have some of that heat right now! 100 degrees might be a little too hot though. Thanks again for your kind words Janice!

  6. Jessica, you are so talented. I love your designs. They are so modern and minimalistic. I like the colors, too. You create relaxed elegance. That’s what many of us love here in Scandinavia. I think that the yarns you use are just perfect. Unfortunately Lion Brand is not available here in Sweden. Ordering their yarns or kits from abroad would be very expensive due to taxes and customs fees. I’ve chosen a couple of your patterns to make and now I’m going to order yarns that are suitable for those designs. The best patterns are usually not free but you are so generous! Thank you! Best regards from Stockholm, Sweden.

    1. Hi Mila! I love your name – it’s so pretty! Thank you for your kind words. I’m so glad that you can still find some good yarns that will be suitable. I know I’ve seen some lovely yarns that my friend in Germany uses that I can’t get here. It’s a bummer isn’t it sometimes? Thanks so much for your very kind words about my color choices and patterns. And I would love to visit Scandinavia someday. My husband is from Poland so we do get to Europe every now and then – maybe we will have to hop up there sometime. Take care Mila!

  7. what is the difference between the granite stitch and the moss stitch? they sound the same reading over your pattern

  8. Hi Jessica,
    I am very new to crochet so please excuse the question I am about to ask. If I were to make the scarf 12″ wide instead of 14″, how do I adjust the stitches?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Nena! You would just start with a longer chain but keep an odd stitch count. So add a couple inches to the chain. 🙂

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