Crochet Linen Stich Spiked Scarf

Create your own crochet linen stitch scart with this free crochet pattern. There is something very special about the linen stitch; how can such a simple stitch pattern using these basic crochet stitches can create the most beautiful crochet texture? This easy linen stitch scarf uses a simple combination of US single crochet stitches and a chain that creates a highly textured fabric to be created which is lightweight and airy but still dense enough to keep you warm.

Crochet Linen Stitch Scarf Pattern

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Linen Stitch Scarf Pattern | Free Crochet Pattern

As soon as I received my Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn, I just knew the colour combination would create the most amazing colour block crochet scarf.

The crochet linen stitch is also known as the Moss stitch and various other names too – but the linen stitch is a beginner friendly crochet stitch using the smallest crochet stitch, US single crochet (UK Double crochet).

The chains that are worked between the stitches, make the pattern really quick to work up and make the finished project light weight, but warm – espeically when using a worsted/Aran weight yarn.

If you’ve never tried Furls Wander Yarn, you can read my review of this new Furls yarn by clicking here.

I wanted to find a way that would allow me to use all the different colours of yarn included in the yarn pack that I bought from Furls and the Spike Stitch was the perfect choice.

It breaks up the colour blocks, adding more interest and seemed to almost introduce the next colour on the scarf.

Although the crochet pattern may look complicated, it’s designed with beginners to crochet in mind; perfect for beginners looking to make the most of the stitches they already know!

Read on for the free crochet linen stitch scarf pattern.

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Skill Level: Beginner


  • 350 meters Worsted weight, Size 4 (Aran) yarn of your choice;
  • I used Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn (100g 120yds/109m in 5 different shades:
  • C1 – Amethyst (67 meters)
  • C2 – Mist (82 meters)
  • C3 – Surf (53 meters)
  • C4 – Sunrise (67 meters)
  • C5 – Snow (67 meters)
  • 6mm crochet hook – (I love Furls Streamline Swirl Hooks)
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

Abbreviations – US Terms (UK in Brackets)

St(s) – Stitches

Ch – Chain

Ch Sp – Chain Space

Sl St – Slip Stitch

Sc (Dc) – Single crochet (Double crochet)

SP Sc (SP Dc) – Spike Single crochet (Spike double crochet)

Pattern Notes

  • Whatever your skill level with crochet, I would always recommend reading through this pattern before beginning. Get in touch if you need any help completing the pattern.
  • This scarf is worked in rows from top to bottom.
  • Ch 1 at the beginning of the row DOES NOT count as a stitch.
  • Each row will begin and end with a Sc.


  • 10 stitches and17 rows = 4in (10cm) using 6mm crochet hook over Linen Stitch. Use a larger or smaller crochet hook to obtain the correct tension.

Finished Size

  •  18 cm wide by 170cm long (7 inches wide by 66 inches long)
  • You can adjust the finished length by increasing the total number of rows worked in each section or you can opt to repeat another colour block.

How to crochet the Linen Stitch

This pattern uses the linen stitch throughout. This stitch is made up of a US single crochet followed by a chain 1.

The next stitch is left unworked (skipped), which creates a space between the stitches.

On the return row, the single crochet is worked into the chain space created in the row before, not worked into the top of a stitch. 

You will see it written in the pattern as :

US Terms:

(Sc, ch1), skip next st

How to Crochet a Linen Stitch Scarf

Row 1: Ch 37, sc in 2nd Ch from hook, *sc, ch 1, skip next ch; repeat from * to last ch, sc in last st, turn. (17 linen stitch & 2 Sc)

Rows 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch 1, *in ch sp, (sc, ch 1) skip next st; repeat from * to last st, sc in last, turn. (17 linen stitch & 2 Sc)

Rows 3-43: Repeat Row 2.

Row 44: In C2, ch 1, sc in same as ch 1, * in ch sp, (sc, ch 1), skip next st, (SP sc, ch 1) in next ch sp; repeat from * to last ch sp, (sc, ch 1) in last ch sp, skip next, sc in last st, turn. (8 SP Sc, 2 sc, 9 Linen stitch)

How to crochet the spike stitch

Rows 45 – 97: Repeat Row 2.

Row 98: In C3. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 99-130: Repeat Row 2.

Row 131: In C4. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 132- 176: Repeat Row 2.

Furls Wander Acrylic Yarn

Row 177: In C5. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 178- 219: Repeat Row 2.

Row 220: In C1. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 221- 225: Repeat Row 2.

Row 226: In C2. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 227- 231: Repeat Row 2.

Row 232: In C3. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 233- 235: Repeat Row 2.

Row 236: In C4. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 237- 241: Repeat Row 2.

Row 242: In C5. Repeat Row 44.

Rows 243- 245: Repeat Row 2.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Thank you for making your own scarf! I would love to see your finished project.

Tag me in a picture on your social media so I can see your scarf in all it’s glorty. 

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Linen stitch scarf pattern

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