This Christmas scarf knitting pattern is an easy to knit and easy to wear loop scarf pattern for little ones, the loop makes it easy to put on and stay on.
After my Rainbow Loop scarf turned out incredibly adorably earlier this year, I decided I definitely NEED to design a Christmas scarf knitting pattern next. There are a lot of reasons that I love knitting scarves, and this cute pattern is no different.
If you’re new to loop scarves, the scarf has a loop at one end and you put the other end around your neck and then through the loop which keeps the scarf on. With a regular long scarf you either have to wind it around multiple times or tie some kind of fold or knot.
With a loop scarf the scarf can be shorter and MUCH easier for little kids to put on by themselves. Loop scarves also stay on better when they’re running around and playing that a regular scarf wound around their neck. Honestly, it makes it pretty much perfect for a kids item.
Of course, make sure your little one is old enough to wear a scarf before you knit this cute pattern. Always be careful when you’re putting things around children’s necks and never leave them unattended while they’re wearing it.
Tips & Tricks for Knitting a Christmas Scarf
- Keep track of which side is the right side and which is the wrong side, for this scarf it does matter.
- When you’re knitting with fluffy yarn, stop periodically and count your stitches, it can be hard to see if you’ve dropped or added one with all that fluff!
- If you want to make the scarf shorter or longer than specified, just cast on more or fewer stitches.
Christmas Scarf Knitting Pattern
Size: one size fits most kids age 3 and up
Finished Size: 32” x 3.75” (including folded cloud loop)
Note: Never put anything around the neck of a baby, or leave young children unattended with a scarf on. Please always use common sense in deciding if your child is old enough to wear a scarf.
Gauge: 17 st. & 32 rows = 4 inches
Christmas Scarf Supply List
(If you need help, my favorite knitting reference book for everyone from beginners to advanced knitters is THIS ONE!)
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Christmas Scarf Knitting Pattern Instructions
Because this scarf is knit lengthwise, you need to use long circular knitting needles to hold all of the stitches, but the scarf is knit flat. Using long-tail cast on, cast on 120
stitches onto your circular needles with the red yarn.
Rows 1-10: knit in seed stitch which is knit as follows:
Seed stitch odd rows (RS): (k1, p1) repeat to the end of the row.
Seed stitch even rows (WS): (p1, k1) repeat to the end of the row.
Row 11 (RS): knit all stitches with black yarn
Rows 12-18: knit in seed stitch
Row 19 (RS): knit all stitches with red yarn
Rows 20-29: knit in seed stitch
Bind off in pattern with red yarn and weave in the ends on the wrong side.
To add the fluffy white loop & assemble the loop scarf:
To add the loop, pick up 12 stitches evenly along the RS of one end of the scarf with the white chenille yarn and your straight needles.
Then knit all stitches for 45 rows. Bind off and leave a long bind off tail to sew the loop . Weave in the beginning end on the wrong side.
Lay the scarf out wrong side up and fold the white section over on itself and line up the starting and bind off edges. Thread the bind off tail on a yarn needle and use it to stitch along where the starting and bind off edges line up to create a loop.
To wear your loop scarf, put it around your neck and insert the plain end through the fluffy loop and tighten until comfortable.
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