{FREE} Scarf Knitting Pattern : Caring

Grab this FREE chunky lace scarf knitting pattern and learn one of my favorite stitches, the baby fern knit stitch + video tutorial!


Available Sizes: One

Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart

Pattern Language: English

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

PDF Format: Printer & Mobile Friendly

Bonus: Video


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Knit Flat {Back & Forth}

Knit & Purl Stitches

Lace Stitches



Yarn Weight: Super Bulky

Yardage: 125 – 135 yards {114 – 123 meters}

Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Needle Size: US 11 {8mm} Knitting Needles


Yarn Substitutes:

Cascade Lana Grande

Lang Yarns Virginia

Phildar Phil Alaska

Rowan Big Wool Yarn

MillaMia Super Chunky

Read more about yarn substitutions here {+ video}.



Measurements: 6″ wide x 53″ {15cm x 153cm}

Gauge: 15 STS & 23 rows per 6” {15cm} square, knit in the pattern below

Weight: 7.4oz {210g}



Not reversible.

CO edge is the width.

Knit using the baby fern knit stitch.



Click here to watch the “Baby Fern Knit Stitch” video tutorial.


Pattern, Knit Flat {Back & Forth}:

CO 15 STS, using the long tail method.  {in multiples of 12+3}

Row 1 {WS}: K3 *S1KW, P1* S1KW, K3

Row 2 {RS}: K3 *K1, S1KW* K4

Row 3 {WS}: K3 *P* K3


Row 4 {RS}: *K3, K2TOG, K2, YO, K1, YO, K2, S1KW, K1, PSSO* K3

Row 5 {WS}: K3 *P* K3

Row 6 {RS}: *K3, K2TOG, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, S1KW, K1, PSSO* K3

Row 7 {WS}: K3 *P* K3

Row 8 {RS}: *K3, K2TOG, YO, K5, YO, S1KW, K1, PSSO* K3

Row 9 {WS}: K3 *P* K3

Repeat rows 4-9, 32 more times or until desired length.


End on a row 9 and then follow the next 3 rows as follows:

Next Row {RS}: K3 *K1, S1KW* K4

Next Row {WS}: K3 *S1KW, P1* S1KW, K3

Next Row {RS}: BO in the *K1, P1* pattern


Weave in the ends.

No blocking necessary.



* – * – repeat between *

BO – bind-off in pattern

CO – cast-on {long-tail cast-on method}

K – knit stitches {K1 means to knit 1 stitch}

K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together

P – purl stitches {P2 means to purl 2 stitches}

PSSO – pass slipped stitch over

RS – right side

S1KW – slip one stitch knit-wise

STS – stitches

WS – wrong side

YO – yarn over




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