How to Make a Bohemian Crochet Scarf [free pattern +pictures]


This crochet photo tutorial will guide you in the making of this eye-catching bohemian scarf.  Thanks to all my pictures, I’ll walk you through step by step how to make a bohemian crochet scarf that’s perfect for fall and winter for anyone!

Difficulty Cost Time Age Person Event
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Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1

    Gather your supplies:

    For this project I used 5 different sizes of yarn ranging from sport to chunky yarn. I used 7.00 & 3.00 mm hooks.

    Optional: if you want to recreate the looks of my boho scarf, you will need all kinds of different ribbons. I used crochet, lace and sateen ribbons to decorate the fringed edging. There is a link to the tutorial for the pom-poms at the bottom of this tutorial.

    To make this scarf we are going to employ the Larksfoot / Icicle Stitch. The pattern uses multiples of 4.

    Measurements of the tutorial scarf: 52.4″ / 133 cm in length and 7.9″ / 20 cm in width.

    Length of fringes: 6.7″ / 17 cm.


    Change color  yarn for each new row.

  • Step 2

    To make this scarf ch 181.

    Row 1: dc 1 in 4th st from hook (makes the 2nd dc), then 1dc, ch 1, sk 1, 3dc.

    Leave a long tail. Do this for every row.

  • Step 3

    Here’s the first row finished.

  • Step 4

    Row 2: {insert new yarn} repeat row 1.
    To start it, chain 3 (counts as the 1st dc) and 2dc in the next two sts.

    Continue making the sets of 3 dcs.

  • Step 5

    Row 2 finished.

  • Step 6

    Row 3: {insert new yarn}

    Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), sk 1, 1dc (over the 3rd dc in the row below), 1 elongated dc (encompassing the space of this and the row below it), 1 dc in the next stitch. This is the pattern for this row.

  • Step 7

    Work the icicle stitch.

  • Step 8

    I ended row 3 by making the first dc of the larksfoot stitch (look closely at the picture). So whatever stitch number you choose (for the foundation) do not get confused if it ends differently (and it certainly will) – you just follow the pattern and be fine wherever it ends.
    Mind the next row, though.

  • Step 9

    From now on you repeat rows 2 and 3. 
    Row 4: repeat row 2 (mind how you finished). As you can see from the picture, I chained 4 and repeated row 2 across.

  • Step 10

  • Step 11

    Row 4 finished.

  • Step 12

    The repetition of rows 2 and 3 as well as the different yarn sizes makes this scarf greatly textured and appealing.

  • Step 13

  • Step 14

    When you finish the scarf you are left with long tails. Now, you can weave these or tie ones next to one another together because we are going to make fringes which are going to cover these.

  • Step 15

    Add fringes of the same color of the row, so the edging comes natural.

  • Step 16

    You can leave the scarf with the fringes only or add a bit of glam to it. Cut, place and pin to your own liking the arrangement of ribbons. Using a sewing thread and needle, secure these ribbons by sewing them onto the edge of the scarf.

  • Step 17

    Add pom poms.

    Tutorial how to make them here.

  • Step 18

    Your bohemian scarf is ready!

    I hope you enjoy making this.

  • Step 19

  • Step 20

  • Step 21

  • Step 22

    The Icicle / Larksfoot Stitch also works great for blankets – with a bit different yarn / color arrangement.

    Check it here.


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  1. I made this and you were right it was really fun to make. I want to thank you for sharing the pattern.

  2. That’s a beautiful looking crochet scarf…. like the name “bohemian” as well… is it possible to upload a video tutorial for this… ??

    anyways love from us … 🙂

  3. The Larksfoot / Icicle Stitch is a very pretty stitch! Thanks for sharing this tutorial Maya,

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