how to knit a scarf

How to Crochet Pattern of Scarf

There is nothing like a handmade scarf for gift-giving, or simply to show off your crocheting skills. You can crochet your own homemade pashmina scarf following these basic instructions. The half-double crochet stitch is used throughout the scarf, making it simple to follow. The estimated time for this project is 8-10 hours.

1. Begin by tying a knot in your yarn to create a loop. Insert the crochet hook in the first loop and chain 25 stitches. Count them to ensure that you have indeed chained 25. For more information on the chain stitch, see the resource section below.

2. After you have completed your chain of 25, begin working back across your chain in a half-double crochet stitch (abbreviated hdc). A half-double crochet stitch requires that you “yarn over,” or pull the yarn around the crochet hook. Then insert the hook into the first chain. Yarn over again and bring the yarn back up through the chain to create a loop. There should now be 3 loops on the hook. Yarn over and draw the yarn through all three loops.


Once you have worked a half-double crochet through each loop of your chain and reached the end, chain twice and turn the work. Repeat a row of half-double crochets, remembering to chain twice and turn the work at the end of each row. The pattern that will result is in the image to the left.


To make a solid scarf, continue to work with the same color yarn. To make a block scarf as in the image to the left, change the color of yarn when you reach a square. You can determine when to change the color after each “square” is created by measuring the work to ensure the height matches the width, or simply change the yarn after every 15 rows of half-double crochet. Continue in this pattern until the scarf is the desired length.


The pashmina scarf in the photo was made using Caron Simply Soft Eco Nature Spun yarn, made from recycled plastic bottles. The colors are dark denim, pine, wine country and chocolate. The crochet hook used was 5.5 mm.

How to Knit a Scarf for a Man

How to Knit a Scarf for a Man thumbnailHand-knit scarves make thoughtful gifts for both women and men. Yet, while it seems easy to choose yarn and knit a scarf for a woman, as so many of the stitching patterns are feminine. An appropriate pattern for a men’s scarf is ribbing, which can be created by any number and variation of knitting and purling on the same row, and then repeated throughout the body of the pashmina scarf for men. The basic stitches are easy enough for even a beginning knitter.

1. Cast 32 stitches onto your needles.

2. Knit two, purl two. Repeat across to the end of the row; Purl two, knit two. Repeat across to the end of the row; Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the scarf is the length desired.

3. Bind off after your last purl 2, knit 2 row. Knit two stitches. With your left knitting needle, pull the first stitch (the one on the inside) over the second stitch and then completely over the tip of the right knitting needle. Purl 1 and repeat the same bind-off step. Following the pattern of the ribbing, continue binding off until you reach the end of the row.

4. Pull the last loop on your knitting needle wider and take out the needle. Cut the yarn, leaving several inches. Put the loose yarn end through the loop and pull tight. Thread the tail through the yarn needle and weave the loose yarn through the bottom of the bind-off row to finish.

A dark, solid yarn color or a tweed is always a safe bet for a masculine scarf. Generally, men’s pashmina scarves are shorter than those made for women. If you wish, you may add a short fringe to your men’s scarf. Take the time to weave the yarn into the scarf, or it may begin to unravel.

How to Block Knit Scarves

How to Block Knit Scarves thumbnailBeginning knitters may have heard the term “blocking” but many view the subject with intimidation. Blocking is a simple step and serves several purposes, as an unblocked knit tends to look irregular and sloppy. Blocking helps prevent edges from curling and compensates for irregular stitches by readjusting them, while also helping to eliminate size differences between sides. Blocking allows you to reveal detailed work and patterns that might otherwise remain too compressed to show. It is essential to block your knits every time you wash them. To block your knitted pashmina scarf, choose one of three methods.

1. Place a dry, freshly knit scarf on a clean, flat surface large enough to accommodate the scarf extended to full length. Since scarves are so long, use a bed or a section of the floor, so the scarf will not be walked on. Spread dry towels or plastic garbage bags underneath the scarf to absorb moisture.

2. Pull, pat and adjust the scarf by hand to obtain the desired shape. Unroll the edges to avoid curled ends. Pin the scarf in place as you work, sticking sewing pins through the scarf and into the material beneath the scarf. Use a generous number of pins to avoid stretches spanning between the needles, like cables on a suspension bridge.

3. Mist the scarf, using a spray bottle and slightly warm water. Avoid saturating the scarf, but use enough to dampen the yarn fibers. Allow the scarf to dry slowly, which may take up to a day. As the scarf dries, the yarn will form its dried shape. Unpin the scarf when dry, and use as desired. This process is ideal for expensive or delicate fibers such as silk, or whenever you are unsure of which fiber was used.

Wash and Block

4. Gently hand wash the folded-up scarf and dunk it in and out of the water.Wash the scarf by placing it in a pillowcase and tying the excess pillowcase in a knot to confine your scarf. Place this in a sink or washing machine, using room temperature water. Turn the washing machine cycle to “gentle” for a small load, adding a few drops of a gentle dish soap or shampoo. Or, fold the pashmina scarf into an accordion-shaped bundle and plunge it in and out of the sink water, adding a couple of drops of shampoo or dish soap. Keeping the shape of knit items while wet helps prevent damage to the fibers, which are fragile and can stretch to a point beyond which the yarn might not return.

5. Stop the washing machine in the middle of the spin cycle or after a few plunges in the sink of soapy water. Press a sink-washed scarf gently against the side of the basin to force excess water out, but avoid wringing or twisting the scarf.

6. Remove the scarf from the pillowcase or unfold it, if it is hand-washed. Work gently to prevent excessive pulling on the wet, fragile yarn fibers and lay the scarf out in a long towel. Roll the towel up, like a jelly roll, and squeeze the towel to absorb more water.

7. Lay the scarf out on a towel or garbage bag covered bed or floor. Shape the scarf as you work, arranging it into the desired length, and shape it as well as adjusting the edges so they lie flat.

8. Pin the scarf down and place pins through the scarf edges to the surface beneath. Use plenty of pins to avoid a rippled-looking edging. As the scarf dries, it will learn the shape it is in, and it will retain until it is wet again. Wait one day before removing the pins or removing the scarf from the drying area. This method works best on man-made fibers and wool.

Steam and Block

9. Spread the scarf across an ironing board, table, or another clean surface to allow you to work easily. Heat an iron in an outlet close to your work area.

10. Pin the scarf in place, putting enough pins in the scarf edges to avoid a rippled effect along the edges. Fill the water reservoir in your iron and adjust the iron to the “steam” setting

11. Hold the hot iron slightly above the scarf and give it a shot of steam. Run the iron along the length of the scarf, almost touching but never allowing contact, and steam the length and width of the scarf. The steam relaxes the fibers and encourages them to conform to the blocked shape. Alternatively, lay a cloth over the scarf, without the pins, and iron the cloth directly; don’t press the material with the iron, but push the steam in with the weight of the iron. Remove the covering and immediately pin in place to form the desired shape as it dries.

12. Dry the scarf, in place, up to a day. Remove the pins and use the new designer pashmina scarf as desired. This form of blocking is suited to yarns that shouldn’t become wet, and also to cottons, which lose shape when washed. Avoid using steam for synthetics that may melt, such as acrylics.

Connect a Knitted Scarf to Make an Infinity Scarf

An infinity pashmina scarf is a type of looped scarf that appears to have no start and no end. It’s a trendy accessory that you can wear to look sophisticated. If you have a traditional knit scarf on hand, consider customizing it with a simple sewing technique. Making an infinity scarf in this way will cut costs over purchasing one from an accessory shop, where infinity scarves can be expensive.How to Connect a Knitted Scarf to Make an Infinity Scarf thumbnail

1. Thread a needle with about 1 foot of thread. Choose a thread in a color that matches the infinity scarf you’re working with.

2. Arrange the scarf on a table, placing it in a circle shape with the two ends touching each other.

3. Sew the ends together using a stitch that goes through one end of the scarf, and cross over to the other side and repeat. Tie off the end of the thread when finished and trim away excess thread.

4. Hold the looped scarf in front of you, twisting it at the middle to make a figure eight. Fold one side of the figure eight on top of the other half so the scarf is now a circle again made of two layers of scarf.

5. Pull the infinity pashmina scarf over your head, and arrange it on your neck to wear. The knit fabric will stretch to accommodate your head.

How to Knit a Tube Scarf

All of the knitting projects a novice stitched can begin with, a scarf is the classically new-knitter-training-ground. Even experienced knitters love dashing off a scarf or two now and then—they’re easy, fast, and make appreciated gifts. Knit one of the trendiest scarves out there—the tube scarf. This scarf maximizes simple stockinette stitches’ tendency to roll in on themselves.How to Knit a Tube Scarf thumbnail

1. Note that gauge is not critical for this project, as it is in other patterns. Using the yarn and knitting needles, cast on 30 stitches.

2. Knit across the first row. Keep the tension even on the first and last stitch on the needle. On the second row, purl across entire row.

3. Repeat these 2 rows to knit the scarf entirely in stockinette stitch. Continue until there is approximately 20 inches of yarn left.

4. Tug lightly on the scarf. The ends should already be curling inward, forming a tube. Tugging will cause the edges to roll inward more.

5. Bind off loosely to end the scarf.

6. Use the darning needle to weave in ends and trim. If desired, block lightly.

There are many material tube scarves could be knitted , the pashmina scarves is a great kind scarf.  Tube pashmina scarf is very popular accessory in winter, it would be great if you could knit a tube pashmina tube scarves by your own.




How to Crochet a Fuzzy Fun Fur Scarf

Fun Fur is a style of yarn developed by Lion Brand. A number of companies now make an identical yarn, often called eyelash or boa yarn, and knitters and crocheters often use the term “fun fur” to refer to all yarns of this style. Soft, synthetic Fun Fur pashmina scarves are intended for those with wool sensitivity. Working with Fun Fur can be a challenge because of the difficulty seeing the stitches through the strands of “fur,” so this is a project for intermediate crocheters.

Instruction of Crocheting the Scarf
1. Tie a slip knot to begin your scarf, leaving a 3-inch tail. Insert your hook into the slip knot as you do at the beginning of all crochet projects.

2. Chain nine stitches for a thin scarf, 11 stitches for a medium-width scarf and 16 stitches for a wide scarf. The last stitch in the row will be your turning chain.

3. Insert the tip of your crochet hook through the second chain from the hook in whatever way you prefer. Work one single crochet.

4. Work one single crochet in each stitch in the base chain until you come to the end.

5. Chain one and turn your work.

6. Crochet each successive row the same way you crocheted the first. Make one single crochet in each single crochet of the previous row, chain one at the end and turn your work. Continue until the scarf is as long as you want it to be.

7. Cut the yarn when you have worked the last stitch of the last row, leaving a 3-inch tail.

8. Pull the tail through the last stitch using your crochet hook. Tug the tail to tighten the knot you just made. This is the same manner of binding off you use in all crochet projects.

9. Weave the tails along the nearest edge of the scarf using your crochet hook or your fingers. Pull through to the front, then to the back and then to the front, going down one row each time until all of the tail is hidden.

Here are some tips for you when you are crocheting the scarf. Gauge is not crucial for Fun Fur scarves. The numbers for base chains are just a suggestion. Chaining more or fewer stitches will not affect the pattern, just the width. When working into the base chain, you may choose to insert the hook under both legs of the “V” that is the top of the stitch, through both the top leg of the “V” and the back bump, or under the back bump only. The fur will hide the edge, so it’s not important what it looks like. Since pashmina scarves are the very popular for women, you can also make the pashmina scarves like the fun fur scarves.