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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Fantastic Fall Foxes

Ok, it’s fall. My feet are freezing. It’s entirely too cold here for fall; it feels more like winter. The leaves just gave up the ghost after the most recent snowfall and cold snap. The chilly weather just makes me want to curl up with some tea and crochet. But I’m going to keep saying that it’s fall and thinking about fall things.

Probably it’s their warm orange colour that makes me feel like foxes are so very fall. So I’ve rounded up a bunch of fox patterns in celebration of “Fall” (no matter how cold it is outside).

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Firstly, I’ve found this sweet little amigurumi doll crochet pattern, “Foxella the Fox Fairy“. Isn’t she lovely? Her curly purple hair and pointy fairy ears are just a couple of details that I love about this gorgeous doll pattern By Sedef. With her removable foxy capelet, she absolutely fits the bill for a fantastic fall fox!

While the doll was dressed up like a fox, if you’re looking for a stuffed animal pattern for a fox, you need to check out this tiny and adorable Fox crochet pattern by Little Owlet Shop. Isn’t he sweet? He’d make the cutest little baby shower gift for a fall baby!

Maybe that Foxella the Fox Fairy made you a little jealous with her fox capelet and you wanted one for yourself. If so, why don’t you make yourself one with this Flint Fox Cowl pattern from The Velvet Acorn? Keep yourself or a loved one cosy and warm this fall and be festive for the Halloween holiday coming up at the same time!

If a whole cowl isn’t your thing, then this hat by The Hat and I will warm you or your little one up without as much fuss (or yarn!). This Forest Friends crochet pattern is a three-in-one pattern with options for a racoon hat, an adorable deer hat AND a fox hat. Perfect!

Of course, if you’re not wearing the cowl, you’ll need to keep your neck warm with this foxy scarf: My Foxy Fraise. This scarf pattern by Sew Silly Lily is definitely cartoony enough to not look like you’re wearing a real fox, fun enough to give as a gift to a fox-loving child, and functional enough to keep you nice and toasty in the chilly weather!

You can make foxy garb to keep your whole body warm! Check out these adorable fox leg warmers/boot cuffs by Lakeside Loops! The pattern includes 5 sizes, from toddler to adult, so you should be all equipped to make these cute fox leg warmers for anyone you like! Also, bonus: racoon boot cuffs!!!

Also from Lakeside Loops, warming you right down to your toes, Bailey Slipper Boots! Ok, this pattern is only available in baby and kid sizes, so we’re going to have to find an adult size pattern for the fox-loving grown ups. But first, let’s talk about another adorable flexible pattern here, as this one also comes with instructions to make them look like pandas, bunnies, and bears. All in one pattern! So many fun options.

Well, you didn’t even have to go searching for yourself; I found you a pattern to make some adult-sized fox slippers from Mamachee. This pattern also comes in quite a few sizes, child size 8 all the way up to a women’s size 12. So, now you can be accessorized head to toe in fox gear! Yay foxes! So fun.

Now, if you can choose, grab a pattern for yourself or delay the decision and pin it for later (hint: if you download the Pinterest Save Button, you’ll get access to a whole bunch more images to save your favorite pattern ideas when you click on the browser button from one of my blog posts!).

Foxes are so fall! Check out these crochet patterns for a whole bunch of fox patterns to make! #crochet #pattern #foxes #yarn #crafts #diy #amigurumi #scarf #slippers #bootcuffs #hat #beanie #toque #fall
What a sweet little fox amigurumi crochet pattern! Makes a perfect handmade gift idea! #crochet #pattern #amigurumi #stuffies #toys #handmade #fox #fall
Cute little Foxella the Fox Fairy pdf crochet pattern for this amigurumi doll with fox sweater! What a great toy pattern to make as a handmade gift for a little girl! Gorgeous! #crafts #crochet #yarn #pattern #amigurumi #foxes #crochetpattern #fairy #handmade #diy #craftevangelist
What an adorable cowl pattern with a fox theme! Love this cozy looking hat and scarf crochet pattern combination! Looks like a great gift for a gorgeous little girl! #crochet #pattern #handmade #gifts #diy #crafts #yarn #craftevangelist #velvetacorn
Bailey Slipper Boots in toddler and child sizes. Simple to crochet adorable little booties that any child would love to wear! I love the fox ones! #crochet #pattern #slippers #booties #crafts #yarn #crochetpattern #diy #craftevangelist
Such a sweet trio of hats! The Forest Friends hat pattern with options to make a racoon hat, a deer beanie or a fox toque! Super cute crochet pattern in sizes baby, toddler, child & adult #crochet #pattern #fox #yarn #diy #crafts #pdf #download #thehatandi #crochetpattern #diy #craftevangelist
These sweet little leg warmers double as boot cuffs and have adorable little fox faces or a raccoon face! #crochet #pattern #legwarmers #bootcuffs #yarn #crafts #foxes #raccoons #diy #craftevangelist
Fun fox scarf to snuggle around your neck: My Foxy Fraise! Great crochet pattern to make for a fox loving friend! #crochet #pattern #pdf #diy #crafts #yarn #scarf #craftevangelist
Crochet pattern for fox slippers in sizes child to adult! Love these adorable slippers! Perfect for fall! #crochet #pattern #yarn #diy #crafts #handmade #slippers #foxes #socks #craftevangelist

Today’s Crafty Finds

More crafty good news, friends! So many wonderful patterns to make your own handmade lovelies! Here are today’s top picks:

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I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern... and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern!

I love the cable-knit look of this crocheted scarf pattern… and the adorable pompoms make it so unique! What a cozy looking cowl crochet pattern! You can buy the pattern here.

“Free” pattern for this adorable braided knitting pattern neck warmer scarf! So cute! So I guess Etsy doesn’t really let sellers list free items, but at 25 cents it’s practically free! You can get it here.

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!

Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea! Get the pattern here.

I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can’t wait to make this! Wouldn’t this make a fantastic gift for the girly girl in your life, who loves little purses? My daughter is maybe a little too cool for this little purse, but she loves herself some little purses! You can get the pattern here.

There’s always more crafty good news, friends! Come back later for some more! 4 Great patterns to knit and crochet. Bunny slippers, owl purse, and two knit scarves. Check out craftevangelist's crafty finds!


Bunny slippers! What an adorable crochet pattern for cute bunny slippers! I love the little bows by the ears! Fun Easter gift idea!I LOVE OWLS!!! So adorable! What a cute crocheted purse pattern! I can't wait to make this! See more of today's crafty finds at craftevangelist.ca