Lifeline Scarf Crochet Pattern

The Lifeline crochet scarf pattern is a simple, elegant design that you can incorporate into several different projects, ranging from scarf, hat, blankets, table runners, placemats, it really is another quick and easy design!

Hello! Colleen Hays here, owner of I created this pattern to be offered free to my yarn crafting friends near and far. This includes anyone with a passion for yarn in whatever medium, crochet, knit, loom and more. Whatever you wish to do, be it sell or gift your final workup of this pattern, you are welcome to do so, I just ask that you try to give a small credit in some way to YarnWars for the design. Please do not distribute copies of this pattern instead, please refer others to website to pick up their own free copy. Referring others to my website is what enables me to continue creating free patterns for the community and offering venues for yarn-tistas to come together. All of my patterns are also available for free  download in the Files tab of our YarnWars Facebook group.  

Thank you for your interest in my pattern and your appreciation for the terms laid out! ♥ 

Full Video Tutorial Available For This Pattern 


  • Yarn – 4 weight was used in the work up of this scarf pattern. 
  • H hook  
  • Stitch marker (optional- not necessary) 
  • Blunt needle 
  • Scissors 

Techniques & Terms 

  • Sc – Single crochet (Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook. 
  • Dc – Double crochet (Yarn over, Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over pull through 2 loops, yarn over pull through last 2 loops on hook.)  
  • Sc cluster – Single crochet cluster (Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, insert hook directly into next stitch, yarn over, pull yarn through stitch, yarn over pull through all 3 loops on hook. Repeat these steps through those same stitches once more, starting from the 1st stitch you initially made cluster through, then into next to complete cluster. 
  • Ch – Chain 
  • St – Stitch  

Lifeline Scarf Pattern 

1. Ch 32. 

3. Working into the 3rd chain, work a dc. Dc into each of the next 2 ch. Sc into each of the next 2 ch, *dc into each of the next 3 ch, sc into each of the next 2* Repeat ** to end of this row ending with 2 sc. 

2. Ch2, turn your work towards you, dc into each of the next 2 stitches, sc into each of the next 3 st, *dc into ea of the next 2 st, sc into ea of the next 3 st* Repeat ** to end of this row ending with 3 sc. 

3. Ch 2, turn your work, dc into ea of the next 3 st, work a sc cluster over the next 2 st (sc cluster explained above in technique section of pattern), *dc into ea of the next 3 st, sc cluster over the next 2 st* Repeat ** to the end of row, ending with 2 sc in last 2 stitches. 

3. Ch 2, repeat rows 2 and 3 until you have grown your scarf to your desired length 

To finish off with the infinity join, check out my invisible granny join at the following link: 

The scarf width in this pattern working with 4 wt yarn and an H hook came to approximately 9” in width with the 32 ch count. To adjust the width of your scarf, simply add or subtract in increments of 5 chains to the beginning foundation chain of the project. 

Multiples of this project are 5. You will always begin this project by adding 2 extra chains only to your beginning chain. 

For example, if your project width requires 25 chains, you will add 2 on to this for your starting chain and your project will begin with a chain count of 27.  

I have done some calculations off and on screen so I will try to connect a video in the description of the pattern video to explain how I came to these numbers. 

Modifications to this pattern for blankets: 

Swaddle or Crib blanket – 40″ x 40” – 150 + 2 (152) starting chain 

Standard Twin Blanket – 66″ x 90” – 250 + 2 (252) starting chain 

Full Size Blanket – 80″ x 90” – 300 + 2 (302) starting chain 

Queen Blanket – 90″ x 100” – 340 + 2 (342) starting chain 

King Blanket – 108″ x 100” – 405 + 2 (407) starting chain  

Full Video Tutorial Available For This Pattern 

I hope you enjoy working up this pattern. The Lifeline scarf pattern really is such a simple and quick one to create and hopefully the information for modifying this pattern for other projects has been helpful.  

Make sure if you have any questions at all to take a look at the video tutorial linked above. Please also keep in mind, the video was created for a beginner crocheter so if you are someone with enough crochet knowledge, be forewarned, I teach this pattern at a beginner level to help with all aspects of the pattern process. I do my best to answer all comments on videos so make sure if you have a question you post it in the video comments or go into our Facebook group and tag me (Colleen Hays).  

I will ALWAYS do my very best to help! 

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