This crochet pattern has been months in the making. My 13 year old, Necco, decided in January that she wanted to crochet scarves for each of the Hogwarts houses from Harry Potter. She began with a yellow and black Hufflepuff scarf and worked her way through each of the Hogwarts houses – Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Gryffindor. She’s been posting pictures on Instagram of each of her Harry Potter house scarves as she has finished them, and has received a ton of requests for the pattern. So for all of Necco’s followers, and for all of mine, here’s the free crochet pattern!
Necco made this pattern up (she is so like me that way!) and it is very forgiving. You can change up the hook size or the yarn weight for a different look. She has made some scarves a little wider, and some a little thinner. Don’t like half double crochet? It will work just as well with a double or single crochet stitch (just remember that the stripes will be more thick or thin depending on the stitch, yarn, or hook used). There’s no wrong way to make this scarf!
- 2 colors worsted weight yarn (4 ply) for each scarf (approximately one skein each).
- For Hufflepuff: yellow and black; Ravenclaw: blue and grey; Slytherin: green and silver/grey; and Gryffindor: deep red and gold.
- Size J crochet hook (or any size that you prefer)
Begin: With color A, chain 26.
Row 1: Beginning on the third chain from the hook, Half double crochet (hdc) in each chain across. Ch 2 and turn.
Rows 2-5: Hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat until you have 5 rows of color A. Fasten off.
Rows 6-8: Attach color B where you just left off. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat.
Rows 9-10: Attach color A. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat.
Rows 11-12: Attach color B. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat.
Rows 13-20: Attach color A. Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat for 8 rows.
Rows 21 and up: Repeat the pattern (Rows 7-20) until your scarf is the desired length, ending with the [2 rows of A/2 rows of B/2 rows of A] pattern.
Last section: Attach color A, Ch 2, hdc in each stitch across. Ch 2 and turn. Repeat until you have 5 final rows. Fasten off.
Fringe: Cut 50 12-inch pieces of yarn (you can mix colors or use one color). Hold 5 pieces of yarn together and fold them in half. Holding the fold of the yarn, insert through the beginning stitch of your scarf (it may help to use a crochet hook to grab the bundle of yarn and pull it through). Take the ends of the bundle of yarn and pull them through the loop made by folding them in half. Repeat evenly across the end of your scarf until you have 10 fringe sections.
Necco does something unique with her striped scarves. Instead of fastening off with each color change, she leaves the yarn to the side, without cutting. When she’s ready to use that color again, she just grabs the hanging yarn, leaves a little loop so that she has enough yarn to tie a knot at the end.
So which Hogwarts house is your favorite?
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