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15+ Free and Easy Lightweight and Lacy Crochet Scarf Patterns

I’m excited to be sharing this collection of crochet summer scarf patterns! As the weather starts to warm up, it’s the perfect time to accessorize with lightweight and lacy scarves that add a pop of colour and texture to any outfit.

montage of four photos 1) crochet crescent summer shawl in white with a colourful heart border 2) pink lacy crochet scarf 3) Lacy crochet scarf in pink and white 4) lacy scarf crocheted in blue

During Spring it can still be quite chilly can’t it!  Not cold enough to be swaddled up in a winter scarf but not quite warm enough yet to leave our necks bare.

And while it can be hot and humid during the Summer, those cooler evenings often have me reaching for a shawl, poncho, lightweight sweater or a lightweight scarf, especially when I’m sitting out on the decking (with a good book and a glass of wine!) or at the end of a day at the beach when the sun goes down.

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Use your makes from this collection of lightweight and lacy crochet scarf patterns for keeping the chill off in Spring and Summer (and if you’re looking for scarves all year round, browse these free scarf patterns).

Close up of the lacy pattern on a crochet summer scarf
Jera’s Jamboree Summer Nights lightweight scarf

Lightweight Yarn

The lacy crochet scarf patterns in this collection use lightweight yarn.  

A yarn is generally considered lightweight if it is:

  • 2ply – lace weight
  • 4ply – sock, fingering, baby
  • 5ply – sport, baby
  • 8ply – DK/Light Worsted

Using a lighter weight yarn and open crochet stitches gives a delicate and lacy detail which is perfect for these projects.

I’ve chosen to include free patterns that have a variety of stitches and techniques:

  • Double Treble (dtr)  /  US Treble Crochet (tr)
  • Treble Crochet (tr)  /  US Double Crochet (dc)
  • Double Crochet (dc)  /  US Single Crochet (sc)
  • 3 Treble Cluster (tr3tog)  /  US 3 Double Cluster (dc3tog)
  • V Stitch
  • Y Stitch
  • Herringbone Stitch
  • Puff Stitch
  • Bobble Stitch
  • Feather and Fan Stitch
  • Fan Lace
  • Filet Crochet
  • Corner to Corner (c2c)
  • Asymmetrical shape
  • Working on the bias

The lacy crochet scarf patterns are perfect for beginners.

You can still challenge yourself by learning a new stitch or technique and feel great showing off your lacy crochet scarf!

Lightweight and Lacy Crochet Scarf Patterns

In this collection, you’ll find a variety of scarf patterns that are perfect for warmer weather.

From lacy and delicate designs to more substantial pieces with intricate textures, there’s something for everyone.

Clicking on the numbered pattern name will take you to the pattern.

Most of these patterns are written in US crochet terms.

For my UK crocheters, the table below is a conversion of basic crochet stitches from US to UK.

US Crochet TermsUK Crochet Terms
single crochet (sc)double crochet (dc)
half double crochet (hdc)half treble crochet (htr)
double crochet (dc)treble crochet (tr)
treble (tr)double treble (dtr)
double treble (dtr)triple treble (trtr)

1. Easy Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern : Summer Nights

Crochet lacy summer scarf worn over the shoulders
Jera’s Jamboree

Using 4ply yarn makes my scarf lovely and lightweight and the thin strand of metallic yarn running through gives added glamour!  The perfect accessory for when the sun is shining.

The crochet lace pattern is made using an easy 3 row repeat.  

There is no shaping (no increasing or decreasing), perfect for beginners.

This lightweight crochet scarf pattern is a free download (PDF). No email required! Visit the pattern on my website to download.

I haven’t added tassels or a fringe to this scarf but it is very easy to do. You might find inspiration in this roundup of free crochet border and edging patterns.

2. Light Crochet Summer Scarf

A lacy crochet scarf hanging on a coat hanger in bright colours
Hooked on Homemade Happiness

This is similar to my pattern above but instead of using double treble crochet stitches, this pattern uses treble crochet.  It’s worked in a lighter lace weight yarn too.

You’ll only need one skein of yarn for this fun spring and summer scarf project.

  • Recommended yarn: Katia Jaipur (50g)
  • Measurements: Finished Size 3.5″ (W) X 82″ (L)

3. Lacy Crochet Scarf Pattern

A crochet lace scarf is styled on a mannequin
Kirsten Holloway Designs

How stunning is that flower design?  

The stitch is delicate and open meaning it is lightweight and comfortable as a warm weather accessory.

This lacy crochet pattern has lots of guidance with a step-by-step, beginner-friendly picture tutorial for making the lace.

Match your colour with your spring and summer outfits (or crochet in a neutral colour to go with them all).

  • Recommended yarn: Caron Cotton Cake (1 skein)
  • Measurements: 7 ‘ (L) X 7 1/2″ (W) when blocked

If you prefer to work from a PDF, this pattern is available to buy on LoveCrafts.

4. Clustered V-St Crochet Spring Scarf

Colourful scarf styled on a mannequin
Crochet N Crafts

Narrow and worked in clusters of V Stitch to give an open fabric, this scarf is lightweight and perfect for looping around your neck to keep the chill off during spring.  It will also work around your shoulders to keep the sun off during the summer.

The pattern is for a super long scarf, but you can easily shorten it simply by reducing the number of rows.

A two-row pattern repeat makes this project a good one for beginners.

Recommended yarn: Red Heart It’s A Wrap Sprinkles (1 ball = 150g)

Measurements: 7″ (W) X 91″ (L) after blocking

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF on Etsy.

5. Chloe Scarf

filet crochet scarf in sage green styled on a mannequin
Crafting Each Day

If you haven’t tried filet crochet before, this one skein lightweight crochet scarf is a great place to start.

Blocks of double crochet (UK treble crochet) followed by chain one, skip one, double form the lacy pattern.

The recommended yarn has been discontinued but a good match is Scheepjes Secret Garden

A lovely blend of silk, cotton and polyester fibres, this yarn will give a gorgeous drape to your spring scarf.

I used the same easy filet pattern in my crochet top design.  Once you’ve crocheted your scarf, use your new found skill and crochet yourself a top for the summer.

  • Recommended yarn: Berroco Remix discontinued (100g) – suitable substitution Scheepjes Secret Garden
  • Measurements: 6.5” (W) x 52” (L)

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF on Etsy.

Related Crochet Summer Patterns

Planning your summer makes? Be inspired by the patterns below.

6. Lightweight Crochet Scarf Pattern

a young woman is wearing a white sleeveless top, jeans and a pink scarf

Crocheted in the herringbone half double crochet, creating a beautiful texture for this lightweight crochet tassel scarf.

Have you made tassels before?  It is easy AND you don’t need any special equipment, just a 3-inch piece of cardboard. 

Follow the photo tutorial that takes you step-by-step to making a tassel.  You’ll be able to accessorise lots of different projects!

The tapered ends and tassels give this free pattern a lovely finish.

  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Beautiful You is discontinued.  Substitute with sport weight yarn (200g)
  • Measurements: 9 ½ inches (W) X  71 inches (L) from point to point

7. Easy Lace Scarf Crochet Pattern

flatlay of a black and white striped vest top and white crochet lace scarf
The Unravelled Mitten

With repetitive easy stitches, this lacy scarf is suitable for beginners. 

This is a long scarf making it easy to style and suitable to wear during the day or evening. 

Wear it when you dress up … or down.  It’s so versatile.

This pattern is available as a PDF on Ravelry.

8. Crochet Summer Scarf Pattern

A woman is walking in the woods wearing a white sleeveless top, jeans and a purple scarf
Life and Yarn

You’ll crochet this summer scarf in no time using lightweight yarn with an oversized hook.

The pattern uses decreases on one side of the scarf to give an asymmetric shape so a different construction from those above.

Wear this around your neck as a scarf, over your shoulders as a shawl or tie it around your waist as a cover up on the beach.

  • Recommended yarn:  Lion Brand Oh Baby Organic (fine weight) /   any light weight yarn (1146 yds)
  • Measurements:  60” x 43” x 75”

This pattern is available to buy as a PDF on Etsy.

9. Delicate Lacey Scarf Crochet Pattern

A delicate lacy scarf is styled around the shoulders of a mannequin
Annie Design Crochet

This is an easy lacy scarf (it doesn’t look easy does it but I can assure you, it’s much easier than it looks!) that is beginner friendly.

The pattern only uses basic crochet stitches. 

I think the open lace pattern gives a very elegant look. 

Perfect for draping as a light evening wrap, or winding around your neck as a statement scarf.

  • Recommended yarn: any lace weight yarn (500 – 600m)
  • Measurements: 92inches/234cm (L) X 12inches/30cm (W) wide after blocking

Prefer to follow a PDF on your tablet or phone?  This pattern is available on Etsy.

10. Airy and Light Crochet Scarf for Spring

A pink lacy scarf is looped around the neck of a mannequin and secured with a shawl pin
Simply Hooked by Janet

I wanted to include this scarf for a couple of reasons.

It’s constructed on the bias which means one side increases while the other side decreases. 

You may not have used this technique before.  This easy pattern gives you a chance to try a new technique.

The second reason is that this scarf is worked up using the Y Stitch. 

This stitch gives a lovely open fabric and if you haven’t worked with this stitch, you’ll find a tutorial linked on the pattern.

You can also choose between a small or large size.

Recommended yarn: Pima Cotton Worsted Weight  (430 yards)

Measurements: Small 58 (L) x 9.5” (W) ; Large 64 (L) x 11” (W)

This pattern is available to buy on Ravelry.

11. Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

crocheted scarf, hook and yarn cake on a table
Nana’s Crafty Home

Have you worked the corner-to-corner (c2c) technique before? 

This lacy scarf crochet pattern is a great introduction if you haven’t. 

If you have, you’ll still enjoy this easy project (no decreases – you’ll be working this scarf on the diagonal from the bottom up).

It’s easily customisable to any size as you just continue to work repeat rows of increases until you reach the size desired for your scarf.  Don’t forget to buy extra yarn though (easily done I know).

12. Lacy Crochet Summer Scarf

lacy blue crochet scarf folded on a table
Olga Poltava – Lacy Crochet

If you prefer to follow a video, this tutorial for how to crochet a lacy summer scarf will be perfect for you.

Crocheted with 100% mercerized cotton, the pattern is worked along the length, not along the width.

Basic stitches are used in this design, so it is suitable for crochet beginners.

  • Recommended Yarn: Alize Bahar (2 skeins)
  • Measurements: 58 inches (L) X 9.5 inches (W)

As well as the free video tutorial, you can buy in PDF format from Etsy.

13. Summer Crochet Triangle Scarf

A pink scarf is folded on a table with white flowers
Craft Mart

This summer crochet triangle scarf is a quick and easy project.

Working trebles (double treble UK) into the chain spaces gives a lovely lacy chevron look!

Constructed by increasing on one side until you reach the middle and then decreasing on the other side, the two-row pattern repeat is easy to do and suitable for beginners.

Adding tassels gives a professional finish to this scarf.

You can use any DK yarn in one colour or two colours – perfect for rummaging in your stash of yarn from leftover projects!

Just keep crocheting until you run out of yarn!

14.  Dainty and Feather Fan Scarf

colour block feather and fan stitch crochet scarf

The crochet feather and fan stitch is a beautiful lace stitch and is perfect for this lightweight scarf.

With only a two-row pattern repeat (one row of the fan and feather stitch, one row of single crochet), this project is rated easy. 

If you can crochet the treble stitch (UK double treble) and single crochet (UK double crochet) you’ll be able to work this pattern.

This lacy crochet scarf pattern is a free PDF download and includes a stitch diagram.

  • Recommended Yarn: Discontinued – gauge is not critical for this scarf so you can substitute any fingering/4ply yarn for this scarf.  You will need 438 meters/450 yards
  • Measurements: 7″/18 cm (W) X 70″/178 cm (L)

15.  Crochet Fan Lace Scarf

brightly coloured motif scarf styled on a mannequin
Hooked by Robin

I couldn’t resist including this unique crochet scarf!

If you’re looking for something completely different that is stunning and a statement piece, this is it!

AND it’s much easier than it looks.

Made entirely in one piece with a very simple and easy 3-row repeat, you’ll be wearing this in no time.

As well as the written pattern, there is the option to follow a video tutorial.

  • Recommended yarn: Hobbii Cookie (1 skein)
  • Measurements: 7ft (L) with 45 motifs

I think this scarf would make a lovely quick and easy gift.

The above are all free patterns (unless you choose to purchase the PDF).  I wanted to include the paid patterns below simply because they’re stunning!

16. Lacy Scarf Crochet Pattern

a woman dressed in grey is wearing a pink lacy crochet scarf
Two Brothers Blankets

This lightweight crochet scarf pattern can be made in sport or DK weight making this a great project to use up your leftover yarn from previous projects.

The width and length can be adjusted too.

It has a light, lacy look but uses very simple stitch combinations of chain and double crochet (UK treble crochet) so not as hard as you might think it’s going to be!

  • Recommended Yarn: Brava Sport
  • Measurements: 8″ (W) X 60″ (L)

17. Lightweight Crochet Scarf Pattern

crochet lace scarf in white with a crocheted heart border in bright colours
Cherry Heart

How unique is this crochet summer scarf!

I LOVE that heart border and it just pops with those bright colours against the white doesn’t it.

  • Recommended yarn: Stylecraft Classique Cotton 4ply
  • Measurements: 172 x 25cm (68 x 10”)

The paid pattern includes:

  • A full written pattern with clear instructions
  • Blocking Diagram
  • Links to other helpful tutorials
  • Stitch count table
  • Crochet chart

This is a playful scarf that is just perfect for summer months.

Related Crochet Scarf Patterns

Looking for more one skein projects? Have a browse of these patterns.

Whether you’re looking to make a gift for a friend or want to treat yourself to a new summer accessory, I hope you’ve found inspiration in my collection of lacy scarf crochet patterns.

Happy crocheting!

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