Free Scarf Knitting Patterns

Like colored popcorn, texture in the yarn pops out all over this scarf.

Free Popcorn Scarf Knitting Pattern

A traditional vertically striped scarf takes a quirky twist with poufs of color that "pop" out of the pattern. Very quick to knit, this scarf is all about fun.


Width: 51/2" (14cm)

Length: 63" (160cm)

What You'll Need

Yarn: Single-color bulky yarn, about 125 yards (114m); super bulky yarn with colored flecks, about 86 yards (79m)

We used: Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Bulky (85% wool, 15% mohair; 125 yards [114m] per 113g): M51 Winter Blue (yarn A), 1 skein; Plassard T'Chao (85% wool, 10% acrylic, 5% polyamide; 44 yards [40m] per 50g ball): color #122 (yarn B), 2 balls

Needles: US size 15 (10mm) circular, 36" (91.5cm) long

Notion: Tapestry needle to weave in ends


81/2 stitches=4" (10cm) in garter stitch using both yarns in stripe pattern

Making the Scarf

With yarn A, cast on 138 stitches. Knit 4 rows. *Change to yarn B, knit 2 rows. With yarn A, knit 3 rows**. Repeat from * to ** 3 more times (20 rows total, including cast-on row). Knit 1 more row with yarn A. Bind off all stitches. Weave in loose ends.

Now we've looked at a few new and funky scarf designs, so perhaps it is time to try out the most classic of scarf designs, the striped scarf.