As the days get shorter and colder, what better way to occupy your hands and your mind than with a knitting or crochet project? Knitting and crocheting is an extremely portable and versatile hobby that can be done almost anywhere – on the tram, in a waiting room, or in a café. You can even multitask at a football match or while watching telly.
For keen knitters, we have come up with two simple scarf patterns that will take no time to make and will keep you warm during the winter months.
Knitting Scarf Pattern
This knit pattern is for a circular scarf that can be wrapped around your neck twice to keep you cosy and warm on a winter’s day. Basic knitting experience is required.
Wool – I used chunky weight wool 1 x 200g (142m per hank)
Other options: 4 x 100g 8 ply wool and knit with two strands of wool at a time, if using different colours, it can give a fantastic multi-toned effect
K = knit
P = purl
- Cast on 100 stitches.
- 2 x 2 rib stitch. To form the round, knit into the first stitch and use your stitch marker to make the start of the round.
- Round 1 – K2, P2 to end of round (Rib stitch).
- Repeat 3 rounds.
- Knit all rounds until scarf measures 38cm.
- Repeat steps 3 & 4.
- Cast off in rib.
- Your scarf will measure 40cm wide in total and around 70cm long.
If you would like a thinner scarf, you can adjust the number of rounds you knit and measure to 25cm (preferred).
If you would like a longer scarf then cast on more stitches. Remember to keep your cast on stitches to an even number for the rib pattern.
Keep in mind that if you adjust the length or thickness of the scarf, you may need to use more or less wool.
Crochet Scarf Pattern
Wool (I used 5 x 50g Merino wool mix)
Crochet Hook (5.50-6.50mm)
- Slipknot onto your hook and crochet 223 chain stitches to your desired length.
- Chain 3 more stitches. This will be your first ‘treble crochet’.
- Countdown 5 loops from the edge and treble crochet into the fifth loop. Note: this will be your second ‘stitch’ on that row.
- Treble crochet each loop all the way to the end. You should have 223 completed stitches in the row, including the first chain of 3 you did at the start of the turn.
- Turn your scarf over and repeat steps 2, 3, and 4 until you have the desired width.
- When you’re done, cut your yarn and pull it through the last loop and tighten. Hide your tail with a crochet needle.