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Free Knit Scarf Pattern for Beginners: The All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf

I love beginner-friendly, stash-busting knit scarf patterns. So I decided I’d write a simple one for our readers here too! The All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf is as easy as it sounds. All you will need to create this warm and squishy beginner knit scarf pattern is the knit stitch. That’s it!

Free knit scarf pattern

Aside from wanting a stash-busting project, I also wanted a chunky scarf pattern that’s fun to squeeze as I work. So I went with the garter stitch. It’s such an easy stitch that you can zone out, meditate, or watch your favorite shows as you stitch along.

About the All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf Pattern

This super easy chunky knit scarf free pattern is created using the garter stitch until you reach about 55” to 60” in length. Yes, you’ll only need to use the knit stitch for this ENTIRE project. Your All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf should feel stretchy and squishy, perfect for braving the cool autumn and winter weathers!

Materials & Skills

The garter stitch is one of the best stitches to use in beginner knit scarf patterns. It’s easy to make and require only the basic materials. Check out this list:

Supplies

  • US 11 (8mm) knitting needles (straight or circular)
  • 2 worsted weight yarn held together = Bulky
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

Pro tip: Use wooden knitting needles for a slip-free knitting experience! 

Knitting Gauge:

14 stitches and 12 rows = 4” x 4” in GARTER STITCH

Yarn Guide

I suggest using acrylic yarn because they’re stretchy, affordable, and easily accessible. If you have sensitive skin, you can also opt for natural fibers like cotton or bamboo yarns, these will be more gentle on your skin but won’t provide as much warmth and stretchiness as acrylic yarns do. 

Make sure to do a little test if you’re not sure which yarn to choose!

Download the Free Knit Scarf Pattern!

Ready to knit the coziest, squishiest scarf you’ve ever had? Click the button below to download the PDF with everything you need to whip up your very own scarf!

The All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf for Beginners!

Knitting a scarf can look intimidating. So I made sure to make this pattern as simple as possible. Below, you will find a fun step-by-step tutorial on how to knit the All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf at your own pace!

Finished Measurements:

W = 8.5” x L = 55”

Terms

Cast On: Knitted Cast On

Use the basic knitted cast on to CO 30 stitches. We have an amazing tutorial on how to create the basic knitted cast on below!


Base: Garter Stitch

Knit all the stitches in the row. Flip your work. Knit all the stitches in that row. 

Knit all the stitches in the row. Flip your work. Knit all the stitches in that row. 

Keep turning and knitting your work until you reach about 55” to 60” long!

Keep turning and knitting your work until you reach about 55” to 60” long!


Bind Off: Basic Knitted Bind Off

Use the basic knitted bind off for a sturdy scarf edge. Leave about 5” or yarn tail to weave into your work.

Use the basic knitted bind off for a sturdy scarf edge. Leave about 5” or yarn tail to weave into your work.

Take the last loop and pull the yarn through. 

After binding off all of the stitches, take the last loop and pull the yarn through.

Tug on the yarn a bit more for a longer yarn tail and snip.

Tug on the yarn a bit more for a longer yarn tail and snip.

Don’t know how to knit the Basic Knitted Bind Off? Here’s a quick tutorial:


Weaving in Ends

Thread your darning needle and sew the tail into the knit fabric.

Thread your darning needle and sew the tail into the knit fabric.

Don’t forget to sew in the other remaining yarn tails into your work!

Don’t forget to sew in the other remaining yarn tails into your work!

By the end, your knitted scarf should have a nice clean edge!

By the end, your knitted scarf should have a nice clean edge!

How the All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf should look!

Your All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf should look like this by the time you’re done. This free scarf knitting pattern is meant to look and feel chunky around your neck. I love feeling cozy, hence the extra width!

knit scarf pattern

I wanted to stay true to the “stash-busting” theme for this particular knit scarf pattern, so I decided to use some brown and nude yarn I had lying around. No regrets there. Just look at how pretty this scarf turned out to be!

If you have a few half-skeins of yarn left over from your projects, I highly encourage you to try combining those colors and using them in this knit scarf pattern.

Yarn Fiber Suggestions

For teens to adults, you can use the usual acrylic yarn or acrylic mix. If you have sensitive skin, make sure to use natural fibers like cotton and bamboo yarn. This will help prevent any skin irritation.

Check out our yarn guide for more details on baby-friendly fibers!

The Ultimate Stash-Busting Beginner Knit Scarf Pattern!

I have so many half-skeins of yarn from old projects that I’m probably not going to use. So instead of letting them go to waste, I decided to dedicate an entire knit scarf pattern to stash-busting and I’m so glad I did. This free scarf knitting pattern blew through those brown yarns. Now all I have are a few strands that I can use as stuffing for my amigurumi!

The beauty about stash-busting free scarf knitting patterns is that you can combine whatever colors you feel like adding and it’ll probably still look great. Plus you’ll be doing your part in looking out for our planet.

I can’t wait to see how you personalize your own All-Knit Stitch Chunky Scarf. Make sure to tag us in your finished project on Instagram!

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