How to Knit Easy and Quick Absolute Beginner Chunky Scarf

If you are new to knitting or want to make your first project this video is perfect for you. In this video I will show you each step to make this FREE scarf from Red Heart, Up the Volume Scarf. Using chunky yarn and large needles this pattern works up quickly. Join me and let’s start at the very beginning with how to read a ball band in this beginner chunky scarf pattern.

How to knit the easy and quick Absolute Beginner Chunky Scarf

*This post contains affiliate links. By clicking one of these links and making a purchase a portion will go to support the blog. The price you pay is not changed. Thank you for your support of the blog, it allows me to continue to bring you free content.*

The jumbo weight of yarn not only allows you to make trendy accessory but also work this project up quickly. This perfect for beginners or those of us that are trying to get a gift together quickly. All you need to know is how to knit every row. If you don’t know how to do that, don’t worry I show you exactly how to do it in this video of this beginner chunky scarf.

What you Will Learn:

  • read a yarn label
  • how to read a pattern
  • knitted cast on
  • how to knit
  • how to add a new ball of yarn
  • 2 different ways to bind off
  • how to weave in tails and
  • how to add tassels

Up the Volume Scarf Materials:

Red Heart Collage Yarn


In this pattern gauge is not crucial. Although you should always make a swatch and check your gauge it is most important with projects that require sizing. This would include hats, mittens and sweaters.

By making a gauge swatch you can learn a lot. First you will see how the fabric will drape. This is most important when you are substituting the yarn called for in the pattern. A swatch will also show you how many stitches per inch you are getting. Matching that number to the pattern will tell you if your finished item will be the same size as the designer made in their sample.

When you knit your swatch if you have more stitches per inch compared to the pattern you will find that your finished item is smaller than what the pattern states. If you have fewer stitches per inch than what is listed in the pattern your finished item will be larger than what the designer has. You can change the gauge by going up or down in needle size and also by changing the yarn, if you are not using what was called for in the pattern.

Beginner Chunky Scarf Video Tutorial:

Also on the Blog:

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Marly Bird

The One and Only, Marly

Marly is a knitwear and crochet designer (and yarn addict) that is here to help you learn how to knit and crochet in a way that's fun and approachable.

Meet Marly


Netflix & Chill

Simple projects for when you want to relax and zone out


Social Butterfly

Frustration-free projects that you can easily work on in public areas


Smooth Jazz

Projects that require a bit more intense focus (but music is nice!)


Shhh Be Quiet!

Advanced projects requiring deep focus (but a big payoff, too!)