As the search for my next knitting project continues, I thought I'd google for
'free scarf pattern'...
The following are just a tiny selection that came up in the first two links on the page Google returned. Notably, just one crochet scarf and the rest are knitted. Having ploughed through, I saved the links to the ones I like and might want to have a go at...
Asherton Reversible Scarf (simple knit and purl;I like this one)
“Athena” One Ball Scarf (a sort of diagonal effect?)
Bramble scarf (patterned and looks complicated)
Cameron scarf (patterned and looks complicated)
Danica (from Knitty; an entralac - looks very pretty but I wouldn't know where to start)
Illusions (A kind of fake cable thing going on)
Lavender Scarf (not disimilar from the one I'm currently knitting)
Manly Cable Scarf (has a single cable running down the middle - author says ideal for beginners who've never knit one before)
Medeira Lace Scarf (the only lace one on the list since I've avoided them as they look complicated - however this one says its ideal for beginners...)
Merino Stripes wide scarf
Party Ribbon + Kid Merino (drop stitch scarf, knit with two strands)
Rainy Day Scarf (A sort of wavy line scarf, done in just knit and purl)
Spike Stitch Crochet Scarf (looks fairly easy, made up in two colours)