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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Harry Potter Patterns

It’s hard to believe that the first Harry Potter books hit the shelves over 20 years ago! My kids are all Potterheads (well, the last one is just starting the books now, but he will be)! We love Harry Potter! There are so many great Harry Potter inspired craft projects to try. I’ve found some great ones for you today!

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Look at this amazing knitting pattern for this sweet Harry Potter doll by TutosDelphine! This pattern is available in both English and French and if you’re not a knitter, this is definitely a beautiful-looking pattern that will inspire you to learn! Gorgeous!

First thing’s first, get yourself sorted into a house! You can crochet this fun sorting hat pattern and figure out if you’re a Hufflepuff, a Gryffindor, a Ravenclaw or a Slytherin. (My daughter and I are Ravenclaws.)

I was so pleased to find a crochet pattern to make a snowy owl like Hedwig! And it’s a vintage pattern, which I think is cool. Honestly, most vintage patterns look a little wonky, IMHO, but I think this pattern looks great and would be perfect to make the Potterhead in your life their very own owl!

If you’re looking to make a unique gift for the Harry Potter fan in your life, you can’t go wrong with this adorable, grumpy Mandrake amigurumi crochet pattern! Thankfully these stuffed toys will not scream like a “real” mandrake!

This fall season with back to school and Halloween approaching just get me in the mood for Harry Potter. I’m so pleased to have started reading the books again with my youngest son. It’s been a while for me! I hope you enjoy these Harry Potter inspired knitting and crochet patterns!

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Four adorable knit and crochet patterns inspired by Harry Potter! I love the Mandrake pattern! So cute!
Love this fun and easy to crochet Harry Potter Sorting Hat crochet pattern! Perfect simple Halloween costume or gift for your favourite Potterhead! #HarryPotter #crochet #crochetpattern #SortingHat #pattern #craftevangelist
Wow! Look at the detail and the beautiful knitting design of this Harry Potter doll knitting pattern! So great! This would make a lovely hand-knit toy for a Harry Potter fan! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #knitting #toys #handmade #pattern #stuffedtoys #stuffies
Check out this cool vintage snowy owl crochet pattern! He looks just like Hedwig from Harry Potter! Perfect crochet amigurumi stuffed owl pattern to make for the Potterhead in your life! #HarryPotter #Potterhead #crafts #crochet #pattern #stuffedtoy #owl #snowyowl #craftevangelist
This adorable Mandrake Crochet Amigurumi stuffed toy pattern from Harry Potter is the perfect handmade gift to make for the Potterhead in your life! I think I'm going to make one for all my kids!!! #HarryPotter #crochet #amigurumi #pattern #stuffies #Potterhead #handmade #craftevangelist