How To Crochet A Neckerchief

I love how silk scarves tied around the neck have made a come back, so I thought it would be fun to make a quick crocheted version. The fun thing about this pattern is that you can modify it in so many ways and it’s so easy to crochet! Make it longer by simply crocheting for more rows to create a trendy, long, skinny scarf. As usual, you can see the free pattern below. 🙂 I’ve also included the ad-free printable in the Mamas Maker Membership library (here). If there’s enough interest, I’ll add it to Etsy too. 🙂

Here’s the neckerchief! Aren’t the colors beautiful? I LOVE the Lion Brand Mandala Ombre in the color Cool (here).

These are great to have around in the spring and summer months as a fun little accessory! And this “neckrchief” is soooo easy to make! I love how it looks with the color changing Ombre Mandala Yarn as it adds interest without having to do any fancy stitching. If you’ve never used this yarn, it’s soooo good. It’s super soft, so it’s comfy to wear it around your neck. I’d even feel good about using it for baby blankets, or just about anything close to the skin. By the way, all you need to know for this pattern is how to double crochet.

Basically, you will be crocheting a skinny rectangle while making increases and decreases on either end to make the pretty shape. Once you’ve worked a few rows in, you won’t even have to think about the pattern as it’s just a two row repeat!

While silk scarves are a larger square type shape, if you were to make that shape with this crocheted version, it would become too bulky to tie around the neck as pictured. I found that this little bias rectangle shape was the best shape to give you that look of a light, tied silk scarf. Isn’t it cute?

And if you like normal sized crochet scarves and wraps, you might like the Santa Monica Bias Wrap HERE or the Summertide Wrap HERE.

So let’s get to the pattern!

Description:  This perfect little neck scarf is so nice to wear no matter the weather. It adds understated style to any outfit and can be worn around the neck or even wrapped on a bag handle.  It’s easy to make it longer if you like the look of the long skinny scarves. Have fun!


US Size H 5.0 mm crochet hook

1 skein Lion Brand Mandala Ombre in Cool (HERE) or comparable worsted weight #4 yarn(uses less than half a skein)   150 g/skein


Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

Size: Approximately 3.5” X 32” (it’s easy to make it wider or longer!)

Gauge:  Not important for this pattern

Pattern Notes: The entire neckerchief is crocheted on the bias. You will make an increase on one side of the wrap and a decrease on the opposite side while following the pattern.  Feel free to add length by crocheting more rows.  You can make it wider by starting with a longer beginning chain with any stitch count. Have fun! It’s so quick to make!

Abbreviations (US) & Skills:

ch – chain

st – stitch

dc – double crochet


Ch 17

Row 1 Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 skipped ch count as first dc st), dc in each st across the      row. (15 sts)

Row 2 Ch 3 (counts as dc st), turn, sk first two sts (decrease completed), dc in each st to last two sts, 2 dc in next st (increase completed), dc in top of beg ch. (15 sts)

Row 3 Ch 3 (counts as dc st), turn, dc in first st (increase completed), dc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip last st (decrease completed), dc in top of beg ch. (15 sts)

Repeat rows 2 & 3, in that order, until scarf is 32” or desired length.

Tie off and weave in ends! Voila!

I hope you like this little scarf! I do so many big designs – sweaters, wraps, and blankets that I sometimes miss doing little pieces like this. And it’s so fun and practical!

Have a great day and happy crocheting my friends!


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  1. Thank you for this lovely scarf pattern Jessica. I read a comic strip every day called “Dustin”, the Mother in the strip always wears a little scarf that she ties in the back. I miss seeing these scarves, they add so much to an outfit.

    1. I’ll have to google the “Dustin” comic strip! I’m so glad you’re liking the look of the little scarf! I think they are so fun and add such a nice touch to outfits.

  2. Hello!

    I believe this falls under the phrase that you can’t please all the people all the time…also, I believe you get this question asked each time you post a pattern‍♀️ Sooo, any chance this pattern comes in a matching knit stitch?

    Thank You for reading my rambling & whiny question~Dona Morrison

  3. Thank you for another great pattern! I’m getting back into crocheting again after years of knitting and this scarf looks adorable! I had already ordered 4 skeins of Mandala from Lion Brand in “Dove” for an afghan so I’m half way there to crocheting your scarf as I ordered a bit extra yarn! Yay!!

  4. What a great idea to use up all those not-quite-complete balls of yarn that you still love for their color(s) or fiber content!! Thanks, Jessica!

  5. With the Arctic weather half the country is receiving, this little scarf may be just the thing to cover that little gap on your neck above your coat collar. Brrrr minus 1 degree in Denver this morning., but it’ all the way up to 10 above now.

  6. Thank you What a lovely quick project, could I make this with heavier yarn and bigger hook what would you suggest.?

  7. What does sk mean in your second row of instructions for the neckerchief? Thank you for answering.

  8. What a versatile little scarf. You’ve chosen a very nice yarn for the project. I love how you’ve styled it with denim. It looks so cozy and casual. You could wear it with a little black dress and look elegant. I’m going to crochet a couple of them with ombré yarn from my stash when I’ve finished my grandniece’s unicorn beanie. This scarf would look nice as a head band, don’t you think?

  9. Hi,

    Love the look and can’t wait to make this. I have 2 questions; on Row 2 the pattern says “…dc in each st to last two sets, 2dc in next st (increase completed”) do I skip the last dc in that row altogether and dc in the top of beg ch?

    And, on Row 3 the pattern says “…dc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip last stop (decrease completed”) do I dc in the first of the last 2 dc’s and skip the next dc?

    Chalking up my confusion to my lefthandedness.


  10. Jessica,
    Thanks for such another great pattern! I even really like the different. Yarns and colors you pick. I love the idea of this scarf., those unique ends.


  11. Hi Jessica! I am going to try this with pure silk, so that I can wear these in the spring and fall. The yarn is much thinner than what you are using, so i will be using two strands together. It won’t have the ombre look, but I’m using two different colors, so I’m hoping it comes out all the same. The suggested needle size is a 3, but that may be for knitting. I will do a test swatch with a 5mm and also with a 4mm to see which I like best. Wish me luck!

  12. Hi! Thank you for the lovely pattern. I’m going to be using some silk yarn, doubled to get the thickness similar to yours. I’m having trouble understanding this instruction at the end of the row: dc in top of beg ch. (15 sts). Is this done on the next row or at the end of that row. Thanks.

    I’m not overly experienced in crochet, but this seems like a fairly easy project that I can handle, but just want to get the instructions right.

  13. Hi there. I left a comment here previously about not understanding the last instructions for rows 2 and 3, the increase and decrease. You say “dc in each st to last two sts, 2 dc in next st (increase completed), dc in top of beg ch. (15 sts)” so what do you do with the last stitch? It just says 2 dc in next stitch, but there are two stitches there.
    And then in row 3: dc in each st across to last 2 sts, skip last st (decrease completed), dc in top of beg ch. (15 sts) – it says last 2 stitches and to skip last stitch, but what do you do with the one before that? I tried a sample and found that I wound up with 10 stitches, so it kept decreasing and not even as in your picture, and I really want to make this properly as I purchased pure silk yarn to make one for myself and one for my m-i-l. Do you have a video of the steps, by any chance? Thanks.

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