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Crochet for Beginners

Let’s start your first crochet scarf designed by Daisy Farm Crafts. Worked up in Patons Classic Wool Bulky yarn, this scarf will keep you warm and fashionable during those colder months. This is a great crochet pattern to start off with as it will teach you how to create a foundation chain and the half double crochet stitch. This stitch will be worked up in various simple ways so that in the end you will have created a beautifully textured scarf. Make sure you download your pattern and watch our helpful videos below to get started.

How to crochet a scarf for beginners step by step

Watch as Tiffany of Daisy Farm Crafts shows you step-by-step, how to crochet a lofty Patons Classic Wool Roving scarf


  • 3 balls Patons Classic Wool Roving, Aran
  • Crochet hook, size U.S. J/10 (5.75-6mm)

An important part of crochet is achieving the correct tension. Tension is the amount of stitches and rows you need to crochet within given measurements so you end up with a proper crochet project. You can always go up or down in needle sizes to achieve proper tension.

Skills, Details, & Handy Tips

Need a little extra help? The diagrams and how to crochet videos below help break down each individual technique, so you can master your new-found crochet skills. Plus, get some helpful tips from Daisy Farm Crafts.

Foundation Chain | Single Crochet | Half Double Crochet

Foundation Chain

Tiffany's Tip

It’s also helpful to use stitch markers or safety pins so you can keep track of the amount of chains you’ve created, I suggest you place one every 25 stitches.

foundation chain  1
foundation chain  2

Single Crochet

Tiffany's Tip

With a single crochet you do not yarn over before putting your hook through the work, you simply work into the stitch or chain.

Single Crochet 1
Single Crochet 2
Single Crochet 3

Half Double Crochet

Tiffany's Tip

You’ll note that when you work a half double crochet stitch there is a distinctive bar that forms in the stitch. I show in the video how to use this bar to create texture in your work by working this stitch through the front loops.

Half Double Crochet Step 1
Half Double Crochet Step 2
Half Double Crochet Step 3
Half Double Crochet Step 4


We want to see your progress! Let other like-minded newbies take a peek at your hard work by sharing a photo in our private Facebook Group. You can also tag us on Instagram using #Yarnspirations and #Learn2Knit. Don't forget to check out our yarn collection to find yarns of all colors, weights and fibers. Plus, browse our free crochet patterns to find beginner-friendly patterns for blankets, hats, scarves, garments and more.

Meet Tiffany

Hello! I'm Tiffany, I’m a grandma in training, waiting for the day I can claim the official title. My crochet blanket stack is getting taller, but I’m writing down the patterns for each blanket I make and sharing with you.

Warmly, Tiffany