Knit Scamander Scarf

It’s my first pattern! I finally did it! I created my own pattern! Now don’t get me wrong, I’ve made many things without a pattern and have modified others’ patterns to suit my yarn or my tastes, but this is the first time that I’ve written it all down and have prepared something that someone else might actually be able to make. So, here it is! It’s free for you! If you would like a printable PDF version of this pattern, it is available in my Etsy shop for a small fee. 

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This scarf is based on the scarf worn by Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I created this pattern for my son who is going as Newt Scamander for Halloween this year. Halloween is such a great time to get crafty!

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The Knit Scamander Scarf is knit in a rib pattern with a bulky yarn so it knits up quickly and lays flat. I used Loops & Threads Charisma. This is a bulky yarn (5) if you need to find a suitable replacement.

Materials

  • Main Colour: 2 (100 g) balls Loops & Threads Charisma in Charcoal (you will only need about 40 g of the second ball). 
  • Contrasting Colour: 1 (100 g) ball Loops & Threads Charisma Heather in Gold (Bulky)

Tools

Abbreviations

  • MC: Main Colour
  • CC: Contrasting Colour
  • K: Knit
  • P: Purl
  • K2togR: Knit 2 stitches on right needle together
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Pattern

  1. Cast on 22 stitches in Charcoal (MC)
  2. Row 1: K1 P1 across (22 stitches). Turn.
  3. Row 2: Slip first stitch purlwise, P1, *K1 P1 across (22 stitches). Turn.
  4. Row 3-14: Repeat Row 2. Turn.
  5. Row 15: Switch to Gold (CC), leaving the tail of both colours to be woven in later. Repeat Row 2. Cut MC from ball of yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later. Tie joining ends together with a half knot.
  6. NOTE: When changing colours, continue to slip the first stitch of the row, which will be in the colour of the previous stripe. Once you the ends are tightened up at the colour-changes, the stripes will look more even and not carry over into the next stripe.
  7. Row 16-22: Repeat Row 2
  8. Row 23-34: Switch to Charcoal, continue in the rib pattern (Repeating Row 2) for 12 rows.
  9. Gold stripes should be 8 rows. Charcoal stripes should be 12 rows. The first and last Charcoal stripes are 14 rows instead of 12.
  10. Continue in this pattern until you have 12 Gold stripes.
  11. Final Charcoal stripe: continue in pattern for 13 rows.
  12. To bind off: Slip first stitch purlwise, P1, K2togR, *K1, K2togR, P1, K2togR. Repeat from * to end. This creates a stretchy bind off very similar to a long tail cast on. Cut end and weave in all tails.

Fringe

Cut 20 strands of CC 12 inches long and 24 strands of MC. Using 2 strands of CC and your crochet hook, fold yarn in half and pull through the centre of the scarf. Distribute 4 other CC tassels evenly along the same edge, two on each side, with space for MC tassels between them. There should be a tassel in the MC on each end, with 5 CC tassels alternating across.

Pro tip: Trim the tassels of a scarf with a rotary cutter for a quick job with a consistent length! #craftevangelist
Pro Tip: Trim the ends of the tassels with a rotary cutter.

Blocking

Blocking is not necessary for this scarf, but I’ve found that the stitches distribute nicely and the rib comes together so it looks more like stockinette (which is how the original scarf appears to be constructed), if you gently pull on the scarf as you go.

I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you would like a PDF printable pattern (it fits all on one page, too!), you can pick that up in my Etsy shop here. If you would share it on Pinterest or your other social channels for me, I would really appreciate it!

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Amazing Fairy House Tea Cosy

I made this Fairy House Tea Cosy! Isn’t it ridiculously adorable?! I can’t make awesome things at the same speed that I can find awesome things to make, so that’s why I mostly share other people’s patterns and projects here. But I’ve been working on this tea cosy for a while now and she’s finally done!

It was a very partial WIP (work in progress) for a long time until I finally picked up a normally shaped teapot so I could make it fit just right. That’s when the real work began!

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I used this tutorial to make the tea cosy. It’s in Russian. And before you go thinking it’s super impressive that I can read Russian, I can’t. I can, however, limp my way through Google’s Russian to English translation, which is its own feat. (Computer translations don’t necessarily do the greatest job with technical language.) Although about half-way through I found a better English translation here.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosyFortunately, I have a fair bit of experience reading crochet patterns, charts,  and making stuff up without a pattern, as well as a fascination with language and translation that keeps me going. Also, I love projects that look ridiculously involved and impressive. What can I say? I like to impress.

Amazing Crocheted Fairy House Tea Cosy made by #craftevangelist #crochet #crafts #yarn #diy #fairyhouse #teacosyThere are so many interesting details on this little fairy house tea cosy. And there’s so much room for creativity with all the embellishments!

I found this little teapot charm from Bohemian Findings, a little Etsy shop from PEI.

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I found the little keyhole charm for the door from Michael’s.

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I don’t remember where I got those cute little wooden buttons, but I found some similar wooden flower buttons here if you’re looking for some.

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I got to practice my embroidery and I got to work with so many different yarns, mostly just yarns from my stash, though I did find an eight-pack of cotton mini yarns at Dollarama, which I used for the snail and for the blue flowers.

This tea cosy will be auctioned off at The King’s University‘s Harvest Banquet and Silent Auction this Saturday, so lucky you if you’ve got some tickets… and I’ll see you there!

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You could ask me to make you one, but unless you’re willing to part with eleventy million dollars, I probably won’t do it (but Pleasant Things Shop has some beautiful similar tea cosies and she seems to be a lot faster than me at making these little beauties!) None of us have any idea how much time I’ve spent on this, but suffice it to say, you’re probably better off picking one off Etsy if you’d like to use it this decade (though, maybe I’d make one for my mom or my grandma if they asked 😉).

I’d love it if you’d share my project on Pinterest. I’m pretty proud of how it turned out and sharing helps my little blog!

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Check out this super adorable crocheted Fairy House Tea Cozy! Wow! Look at the detail! It's so crazy! #crafts #crochet #pattern #tutorial #diy #yarn #teacosy #fairyhouse

Costume Hats

With the weather turning cooler and Halloween decorations beginning to show up in stores, I’ve been thinking about making fun hats for the kids, that also double as costumes. Where I live, it could easily be snowing or freezing on Halloween so incorporating a warm knit or crocheted hat into your costume is a smart move. 

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Lael Viking Hat by Mamachee

This simple and adorable Lael Viking Hat crochet pattern looks like it would work up quickly for a last minute costume idea. It comes in all sizes, so it would be great to make for matching family costumes. You could easily crochet one up in a couple of hours, I think. Also, how cute is that kid? 

Bronster & Missy Monster Crochet Hat Pattern

If monsters are more your jam for Halloween, this fun crochet pattern for Bronster and Missy Monster looks like an easy costume to throw together. You could pretty much just wear jeans and a t-shirt, throw this hat on and boom! you’ve got a costume! Simple for the person in your life who doesn’t want to put a lot of extra thought into a costume (I mean, someone’s got to make it, but…)

Krampus Hat by MoraleFiber

If you’re looking for a more involved and impressive hat costume, there’s this wild Krampus Hat crochet pattern. Perfect if you’re looking for something for a Where the Wild Things Are costume. Isn’t is amazing? What a fantastic-looking hat!

Minion Hat Crochet Pattern

Of course, there are still a lot of kids who want to dress up as their favorite characters from movies and tv shows and Minions from Despicable Me remains very popular still. Check out this simple, yet sweet little minion hat that would get any kid to wear a hat to school on a cold winter day! Maybe then my kids would stop losing them!

Kitten Hat Knitting Pattern

If you’re a knitter and not a crocheter, then there are even some adorable costume hats that you can make. This Kitten Hat Knitting Pattern is much more subtle than some of the other patterns, so it could easily be worn well past the Halloween season, but would also make another super simple last minute costume, if needed. 

Foxy & Wolfie Hat Knitting Pattern

Foxes are super popular right now, too and this little Foxy & Wolfie Hat Knitting Pattern comes in three sizes: toddler, child and adult, so you could knit a whole family of foxy hats!

Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern

The great thing about babies is you can dress them as silly as you like and they always look adorable! This sweet Puppy Dog Crochet Hat Pattern would make a seriously adorable photo prop as shown here or a super simple and warm costume accessory for Halloween.

Which adorable costume hat will you make for yourself or a loved one? One time I made this super sweet Larry Boy crocheted hat for my son. Of course, my kids never give me much time when they decide what they want to be for Halloween, so I was pretty sure I was madly crocheting this hat at the last minute. Turned out pretty good. I didn’t have a pattern then and I don’t have one now, but maybe if enough requests come in, then perhaps I will sit down and try to write one up.

What a cool Larry Boy Hat! I wish there was a pattern for this, but it'll just have to be cool by itself! Fun costume hats on this blog!
Crocheted Larry Boy Hat

Pick your hat and get crocheting or knitting today! Or Pin it for later!

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Super sweet and simple Lael Viking Hat crochet pattern! Comes in sizes from baby to adult! Great Halloween costume idea. Make one for everyone in the family and go as a family of vikings! #crochet #pattern #hat #DIY #yarn #costume #Halloween #craftevangelist
Wow! What an incredibly creative and unique pattern! The Krampus Hat crochet pattern would make a fabulous Halloween costumer or a lovely gift for a unique individual! Also, this hat looks super warm! Awesome! #crochet #hat #costume #adult #DIY #crafts #pattern #yarn #craftevangelist
Aaawww! This adorable little puppy hat would make a sweet little photo prop for a newborn! This hat would make a great handmade gift idea for a baby shower! Love this adorable little sleepy puppy! #DIY #crafts #crochet #yarn #pattern #costume #puppy #dog #baby
Love this adorable knit fox hat! Such a sweet hat for little ones! Check out the other adorable little costume hats found by #craftevangelist #crafts #knit #hat #pattern #yarn #DIY #knitting #foxes #wolves
What a sweet and simple knitting pattern for a little kitten hat! Such a lovely easy pattern for any beginner knitter. Great for Halloween or all winter for a kitty lover! Makes a great costume! #knit #pattern #hat #kitten #cat #DIY #crafts #yarn
Sweet minion hat! Great simple hat for any minion-loving kid! Super easy costume idea, just add overalls! #crochet #minions #despicableme #pattern #hat #earflaps #halloween #costume #warm #DIY
Check out this adorable monster hat crochet pattern! Perfect to keep your little monsters warm for Halloween! Love this collection of great costume hats by #craftevangelist #crochet #hat #handmade #pattern #monsters #crafts #DIY #yarn

I made this: Banana

I found this really great free amigurumi pattern site last week that I just had to share. If you like to crochet small anthropomorphic things, this website is just the place for you. While I was intrigued by the severed fingers pattern that came up in my google reader today, I poked around a bit and found this great banana pattern. I have made some other amigurumi play food for my kids and I started to attempt a banana earlier this summer, but got caught up in trying to make the pattern curve like a banana. This pattern really relies on the way you stuff the banana to get a curve to it. But it works. And it’s a lot better than the banana I never finished.

 I like how this shot of the banana looks like it’s in a police line up.