Free Beginner Crochet Granny Triangle Scarf Pattern

by Isabella

Posted on August 9, 2019

Remember that afghan that everyone’s grandmother had on the back of their couch all throughout your childhood? It was probably yellow and brown and the yarn felt crunchy, and little bit scratchy, and really far from cozy and cuddly? It was either made of little squares or it was a giant continuous rainbow square of crusty acrylic color? Yeahhhh, unfortunately that classic “granny square” motif is what immediately comes to most people’s minds when you start talking about crochet.

Truth be told, a granny square was the very first thing I ever learned to crochet. Appropriately, my grandmother taught me. The first project I ever finished back in high school was a multi-colored afghan for my bedroom (ps: still have it, and it’s awesome). Because you only need to use a few basic stitches and then just keep repeating them over and over to any size you want, the granny square is a great place for beginners to start getting a grasp on crochet!

One of the things I love most about this fiber art is the ability to take vintage classics-like the granny square motif- and turn them into something modern (& cozy, thanks to advancements in yarn production since the 1960s!). Out of this love for that well known look came my Granny Isosceles Triangle Scarf pattern!

It can be worn triangle scarf style around your neck, or over your shoulders as a cozy blanket shawl. As long as you are comfortable with the most basic crochet stitches- chain, single crochet & double crochet- you will be able to create a the perfect layering accessory either for your own closet or as the perfect item to add to your market inventory or a stash of holiday gifts! I love bringing these along to markets with me. Customers love the nostalgia with modern flair, & you can never go wrong with TASSELS!)

Easily customizable to any size, and any yarn(s), it’s a great beginner project to add some crochet to your wardrobe! Or if you’ve been crocheting a while and have a hoard of scrap yarns that you aren’t sure what to make with, this scarf is a great stash buster! Or use some of those gradients you’ve been saving up but don’t know what to use them for! Plus, it works up super quick and since it is so repetitive its a great project to work on during your nightly Netflix binge!

If you’d like a neat and tidy printable PDF version of the pattern (with the tassel tutorial included!), it can be found in my Etsy and Ravelry shops. If not, read on!

Level: Beginner+

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Finished dimensions: 58” across top edge & 28” from center of top edge to center point

CH: chain
SC: single crochet
DC: double crochet
SP: space
St(s): stitch(es)
SL ST: Slip stitch

This beginner-friendly pattern is more of a recipe than a hard & fast step by step you need to follow. While it is written and pictured with worsted weight yarn and an 8.0mm hook in mind, it really could be made in ANY weight yarn and any corresponding hook size. For this reason a gauge is not included!

If you’d like a longer/wider, or even shorter, scarf you just need to adjust the amount of rows you complete prior to the final row. Since you don’t have to worry about stitch count, you can really make it any size that you like! It’s also a great stash buster! You can add as many colors as you like, or even use one of those gradient cakes you don’t know what to make with! Plus, once you get started, its the perfect repetitive & mindless project! So grab a cup of something cozy, put on your favorite show, and lets get to the making!

The Granny Isosceles Triangle Scarf:

1: CH 4, SL ST into the first CH to join ends, creating a circle.

2: CH 3 (counts as the 1st DC st throughout the pattern), 2 DC into the circle, CH 2, 3 DC into the circle (creating the point of your triangle). Turn.

3: CH 3, 2 DC into the first st. 3 DC in the CH space from previous row, CH 2, 3 DC into the same space (forming the point). 3 DC into the last st (the last CH from the CH 3 from the previous row). Turn.

4: CH 3, 2 DC into the first st. 3 DC in next space between the groupings of 3 DCs from the previous row. (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) into the point. 3 DC in the next space between the groupings of 3 DCs. 3 DC in the last st (the last CH from the CH 3 from previous row). Turn.

your triangle shape will continue to increase by 2 additional groupings of DCs, added onto the beginning and end of each row.

5-29. CH 3, 2 DC into first st, 3 DC in each space across the row down one side of the triangle, (3 DC, CH 2, 3 DC) into the point, 3 DC in each space across the row up the other side of the triangle and 3 DC into last st. Turn.*continue until row 29/until you reach desired length/width for your scarf!

30. CH 1, SC in same st. SC into each st across the row down one side of the triangle, 3 SC into the point. SC into each st across up the other side of the triangle, 2 SC into last st. Cut yarn. Sew in all ends.

For a tutorial on how to make and add yarn tassels to your scarf, or any project, you can find my (free!) step by step instructions HERE! Or get the printable PDF version, with the tassel tutorial included!

I would love to see your Granny Isosceles! Follow along with me on Instagram – – & tag me in your finished pieces! Or use tags #grannyisoscelestrianglescarf & #fiberandfoxmakes so we all can enjoy your new scarf along with you!

Not making one now? Don’t forget to pin this post so you can easily find it again later!

COPYRIGHT: Fiber & Fox (formerly Bella’s Custom Crochets), July 2019 The Granny Isosceles Triangle Scarf pattern & photographs are property of Isabella Tonski of Fiber & Fox & may be used for personal, non-commercial purposes only. You may not share, or sell this pattern in any way, ‘cause no one likes a copycat. You are more than welcome to sell the finished product, but please never use my photos in doing so! If you wish to sell finished pieces online, please credit Fiber & Fox by including a link to my pattern in your listing. If you have any questions in regards to distribution or translation of this pattern, please contact me by email at

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