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Crochet Sweater Scarf

A scarf with sleeves aka a thneed! This slightly oversized sweater scarf can be worn over a jumper or jacket and will keep you warm and stylish. If you don’t need sleeves, it can be used as a normal scarf. This Sweater Scarf is worked in one piece, starting with the scarf and working the sleeves lastly. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern and make your own crochet sweater scarf!

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Crochet Sweater Scarf with Lionbrand Jeans yarn

About the design

I wanted to design a basic sweater scarf with simple stitches and a bit of texture. It’s oversized and can be worn over any outfit, even a winter coat! Don’t need sleeves? Use it as a regular scarf! It’s long enough to wrap around your neck two times.

About the pattern

This sweater scarf is made with simple, meditative stitches. The sleeves are made with post stitches, creating a beautiful ribbed texture. We’ll start working on the scarf and add sleeves lastly. Pattern is available in size S-XL and 2Xl-5XL and includes a step by step video tutorial. Measurements can easily be adjusted if you need a longer or wider sweater scarf.

Crochet Sweater Scarf with Lionbrand Jeans yarn

About the yarn

For this sweater scarf you’ll need 4 or 6 skeins of Lionbrand Jeans® Yarn, a fantastically soft yarn which is 100% pure acrylic. Jeans yarn is one of my all-time favorites: its soft, warm, and a perfect yarn weight that works up fast, but isn’t too bulky. Like a great pair of dungarees it will last generations.

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the Jeans yarn you need for your size and a PDF version of this pattern +

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Crochet Sweater Scarf


– 4 (6) skeins of Jeans® Yarn color Stovepipe 505-153 (Weight 4/Medium, 3.5 oz/100g, 246 yds/225m)
or 385 (575) grams
** Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size + a PDF version of this pattern! **

– Crochet hook 6 mm (US J/10)

– Tapestry needle

 Measuring tape

– Scissors


S/M/L/XL and 2XL/3XL/4XL/5XL

This Sweater Scarf is oversized so it can be worn over a sweater or jacket.

For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust and wearing the sweater scarf in size S/M/L/XL.

Finished measurements

Width: 14 (17.5)”
Length: 94.5 (110)”

Width: 35 (45) cm
Length: 240 (280) cm


10 dc x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4″

Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– dc: double crochet
– fpdc: front post double crochet
– bpdc: back post double crochet

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row


– This pattern is written in US terminology

– Pattern is worked in one piece starting with the scarf, continuing with the first sleeve without breaking yarn, then rejoining for the second sleeve. Sleeves are folded and seamed with whip stitches.

– 3 turning chains do not count as a stitch

– Pattern contains instructions for 2 sizes: S/M/L/XL and 2XL/3XL/4XL/5XL. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “ch 39 (49)” whereas 39 stands for S-XL and 49 for 2-5XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all.


In this video you can see how to make a crochet sweater scarf.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube


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Ch 39 (49)

Row 1:
1 dc in 4th ch from hook, *1 sc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch* repeat across, 1 sc in last ch, ch 3, turn <36 (46)>

Row 2:
1 dc in first st, *1 sc in next st, 1 dc in next st* repeat across, 1 sc in last st, ch 3, turn <36 (46)>

Repeat row 2 until row 185 (223) or until scarf measures 79 (94.5)” / 200 (240) cm

Don’t fasten off, we will continue with the sleeve.


Row 1:
*1 dc in sc, 1 bpdc in dc* repeat across, ch 3, turn <36 (46)>

Row 2:
*1 fpdc in bpdc, 1 dc in dc* repeat across, ch 3, turn <36 (46)>

Row 3:
*1 dc in dc, 1 bpdc in fpdc* repeat across, ch 3, turn <36 (46)>

Row 4 – 15:
Repeat row 2 & 3 consecutively until row 15 or until sleeve measures 8″ / 20 cm.

Fasten off and leave a long tail end for sewing (approx. 40″/100 cm).

Rejoin on the other side and repeat sleeve. Ignore the chains and work in the stitches. Double check if the post stitches are on the same side as first sleeve.

Tip: if you want your cuffs tighter, use a smaller hook size. If you want them looser, use a bigger hook size.


Fold sleeve and scarf in half lengthways. Whip stitch the edges of the sleeve (ribbed cuff) together for a total of 8″. Continue whip stitching the edges of the scarf for an extra 12″ / 30 cm or any desired length. Fasten off, weave in ends. Repeat on the other side.

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  1. Hi!
    I don’t see the finished measurements for the 2XL/3XL/4XL/5XL size
    Also, it says it’s worked in one piece, but you have to rejoin for second sleeve, correct?

  2. I just finished this scarf with sleeves for my sister! I can’t wait for her to try it on!! She’d found the pattern, and you made it very easy to follow! Thank you!!

  3. Love love love this pattern thank you for sharing all patterns are great thank you once again..

  4. Oh, Wilma, what a beautiful, unusual item! I adore the lemon peel stitch, which is what some of us call the SC-DC in DC-SC stitch pattern. It IS very meditative and creates a wonderful texture. I especially like it because it creates a “fabric” look rather than rows of crochet stitches being obvious. I love post stitches, too… my favorite form of ribbing. Thank you for a lovely pattern and for sharing it free with us.

  5. Hello sweet girl and thanks for sharing all your beautiful crochet creations with us ❤
    Hope you can help me. My shawl got smaller than 30 cm . Want medium size. My question is how could I make it wider at least at the one side maybe? Because of the ch3 spaces at the sides, I don’t know what stitches I could use to do. Hope u understand me. Many greetings from Greece ❤!!!

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