Knitting Pattern: Harry Potter Scarf

Updated: Nov 2

If you are in your 20s or 30s, chances are you grew up with Harry Potter books or watching the movies. Who has never dreamt of going to Hogwarts, dining in the Great Hall and attending potion class?



Since many of you are currently knitting scarves for the winter season, I thought it would be fun to recreate the iconic scarves that Harry, Ron, Hermione and their friends (or enemies) were wearing in the films.


There are two designs to the Harry Potter scarves:

  • The "Block" pattern (left/top): worn by first and second year students, the design is made of alternate colour blocks of equal size.

  • The "Stripe" pattern (right/bottom): for third and fourth year students, the design has one main colour, with two close stripes of a second colour at regular intervals.


Next, choose your colours. Most of us probably think about red and yellow when it comes to the Harry Potter scarf, since they are the colours of Gryffindor, the House the main characters belong to. But if you choose Ravenclaw, Slytherin or Hufflepuff, I will forgive you.



The picture below will help you find the equivalent shades for our DIY kits.

Once you have chosen your pattern and your colours, you are ready to go.


What you will need:


For the "Block" pattern

- Our Everyday Scarf knitting kit with 2 balls, one of each colour.

Or if you're do not own our knitting kit, a pair of needles and yarn of your choice.

- A pair of scissors

- A measuring tape


For the "Stripe" pattern

- Our Everyday Scarf knitting kit with 3 balls, two of the main colour (in bold in the picture) and one in the other colour.

Or if you're do not own our knitting kit, a pair of needles and yarn of your choice in 2 colours.

- A pair of scissors

- A measuring tape


Block pattern


Follow the techniques as directed in your kit.

  1. Start with Colour 1 and knit for 15 cm.

  2. Change to Colour 2 and knit for 15 cm.

  3. Keep alternating the colours every 15 cm. You should be able to make 8 or 9 blocks, depending on your handwork.

Or if you are not using our Everyday Scarf knitting kit:

  1. Cast on the number of stitches you need to reach a width of 20 cm.

  2. Start knitting with Colour 1 for 15 cm.

  3. Change to Colour 2 and knit for 15 cm.

  4. Keep alternating the colours every 15 cm. You should be able to make 8 or 9 blocks, depending on your handwork.


Stripe pattern


Follow the techniques as directed in your kit.

  1. Start with Colour 1 and knit for 15 cm.

  2. Change to Colour 2 and knit 2 cm.

  3. Back to Colour 1 for 4 cm.

  4. Switch to Colour 2 again for 2 cm.

  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for 4 more times.

  6. End with a block of Colour 1 for 15 cm.

Or if you are not using our Everyday Scarf knitting kit:

  1. Cast on the number of stitches you need to reach a width of 20 cm.

  2. Start knitting with Colour 1 for 15 cm.

  3. Change to Colour 2 and knit 2 cm.

  4. Back to Colour 1 for 4 cm.

  5. Switch to Colour 2 again for 2 cm.

  6. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for 4 more times.

  7. Finish with a block of Colour 1 for 15 cm.

Lastly, you can add tassels to both ends of your scarf. You will find a complete step-by-step tutorial here on how to make and add tassels, no tools required. This step is optional, but they do wear it in the movie, alternating colour tassels as pictured below.



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