Monday, September 1, 2014

Little Scarecrow - Pattern

My favorite season is autumn. I love the cooler weather. I love the colors. And I love the decorations. I'm celebrating the first day of September (even though it is in no way cool here) by sharing my new favorite crochet project. Here is a cute little scarecrow to decorate your table or shelf.

Worsted weight yarn, multiple colors
Hook G (4.00 mm)
Stitch marker
Yarn needle
Embroidery thread for embellishments

ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc  - single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
sc2tog - single crochet two together
BLO - back loop only
FLO - front loop only

Note: Worked in continuous rounds, place stitch marker in the first stitch of round, moving it up each round to mark the beginning of the round.

Body and Head
with blue, ch 2
R1 - 6 sc in first ch (6 sts)
R2 - 2sc in each sc (12 sts)
R3 - *sc, 2sc* x 6 (18 sts)
R4 - in BLO sc around (18 sts)
R5 - *sc 2, 2sc* x 6 (24 sts)
R6 - *sc 3, 2sc* x 6 (30 sts)
R7-11 - sc around (30 sts)
R12-14 - change to shirt color, sc around (30 sts)
R15 - *sc2tog, sc 3* x 6 (24 sts)
R16 - *sc2tog, sc 2* x 6 (18 sts)
Stuff the body
R17 - *sc2tog, sc* x 6 (12 sts)
R18 - change to yellow, sc around (12 sts)
R19 - change to cream, *sc, 2sc* x 6 (18 sts)
R20 - *sc 2, 2sc* x 6 (24 sts)
R21-24 - sc around (24 sts)
R25 - *sc2tog, sc 2* x 6 (18 sts)
R26 - *sc2tog, sc* x 6 (12 sts)
Stuff the rest of the body and head
R27 - sc2tog x 6 (6 sts)
Fasten off

Arms (make 2)

with yellow, ch 2
R1 - 4 sc in first ch (4 sts)
R2 - 2sc in each sc (8 sts)
R3 - sc around (8 sts)
R4-9 - change to shirt color, sc around (8 sts)
Fasten off, leaving long tail to sew to body
Stuff the arms lightly and sew to body. I attached them around R16.

Overall Bib (make 2)

with blue, begin with long tail for sewing later, ch 7
R1 - sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc 5, turn (6 sts)
R2 - ch 1, sc 6, turn (6 sts)
R3 - ch 1, sc 6, ch 9, do not fasten off but leave long tail for one more st and sewing in

  • sew bottom edge of bib to body at color change between pants and shirt, making sure ch 9 straps are on opposite sides
  • bring strap over shoulder and sl st to corner sc of R3 of other bib, weave in end
  • repeat with second strap


with brown, ch 2
R1 - 6 sc in first st (6 sts)
R2 - *sc, 2sc* x 3 (9 sts)
R3 - *sc 2, 2sc* x 3 (12 sts)
R4-5 - sc around (12 sts)
R6 - *sc, 2sc* x 6 (18 sts)
R7-8 - sc around (18 sts)
R9 - in FLO sc around (18 sts)
R10 - *hdc, 2hdc* x 9 (27 sts)
R11 - *hdc 2, 2hdc* x 9 (36 sts)
Fasten off, leaving long tail and sew to head. I didn't put any stuffing in the hat, but you can if you want it a little stiffer.

Now to add the hay around the neck and arms. If this is going to be a toy for a younger child, you might want to skip this step as it can be pulled loose easily.
  • cut about 35 piece of yellow yarn about 3.5 inches long
  • using a smaller hook (I used a size E 3.5mm hook), slip the hook in the bottom hole and out  top hole of the yellow row.
  • fold a piece of yarn in half and pull the loop through with your hook.
  • grab the ends with your hook and pull them through the loop. 
  • pull tight
  • continue around the yellow row, in each sc. I added a extra piece in the front couple sc and also in the back at the color change to help hide the change.

Do the same steps around the hands at the last row of yellow. For this I just did one piece in each sc.

Now trim the yarn down to the length you want and fluff it a little.

Add eyes and a mouth, maybe a patch on the pants or hat and you have a little scarecrow.

I made another one using two strands of yarn for the shirt for a plaid look. I used a sport weight and a fingering weight together.

Too cute.

This pattern is for personal use only. If you would like to sell a finished product, please credit me for the design. Happy Stitches!


  1. Hey! I was looking for an scarecrow pattern and I found yours, it's adorable!! I've just finished it and it's great as decoration for this season. Thank you so much for the free pattern!

    1. Your welcome! I'm glad you like it. I have a little witch that I need to get up the same size as this one. Also pilgrims for Thanksgiving. Check back!

  2. Thank you for the free pattern. The scarecrow is adorable!

  3. What a cute little scarecrow! Thank you so much for sharing your pattern. I am looking forward to seeing the pilgrims!

  4. your scarecrow is soooo cute. thank you for sharing your patterns with us. I am so glad iv come across you, you have made some lovely things. xxxxx

  5. very unique very cute ... thank u very much ...

  6. The scarecrows are great! Do you have a pattern for the leaves?

  7. Molly Dumbris I love the scarecrow pattern, but I would also love the leaves pattern if you offer that as well:) Thank you for the free scarecrow pattern Molly:)