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This magical Harry Potter Scarf crochet pattern for beginners makes a perfect gift for any aspiring Hogwarts student. While my little wizard chose a Gryffindor House Scarf in the traditional red and gold, you could just as easily substitute your favorite house colors for a Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin Scarf.
This easy crochet scarf pattern uses just one stitch. This basic half double crochet scarf pattern is perfect for beginners!
You can practice changing colors in crochet, or even learn to use the locked loop ends technique to work in those yarn tails.
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
H/5.0mm Crochet Hook
3 skeins Loops and Threads Impeccable, Worsted  weight, 100% acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g; 285yds/260m, 2 skeins Claret, 1 skein Gold
CC- contrast color
Hdc- half double crochet
MC- main color
Gauge / Finished Size
7 sts and 5 rows hdc in 2” square.
Finished scarf measures 7.5” wide by 64” long, excluding fringe.
- The Gryffindor House Colors Scarf is worked in short rows lengthwise.
- To add or subtract width, simply add or subtract stitches from your starting chain/foundation row, and work more or fewer repeats to alter the length.
- The MC (main color) is Claret.
- The CC (contrast color) is Gold.
Harry Potter Scarf Crochet Pattern
Row 1: With MC, ch 26, hdc in 2nd ch from hook and across. 
Alternately, you may work 25 foundation hdc stitches.
Rows 2-17: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  Break yarn and fasten off.
Row 18: With CC, turn and sl to first st, ch 1, hdc in first st and across. 
Row 19: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.  Break yarn and fasten off.
Rows 20-21: Repeat rows 18-19 with MC.
Rows 22-23: Repeat Rows 18-19 with CC.
Row 24: Repeat Row 18 with MC.
Rows 25-40: Repeat Row 19.
Rows 41-155: Repeat Rows 18-40 FIVE more times.
- Fasten off and weave in all ends.
- Block lightly if needed.
- Using CC, cut strands of fringe for the end of the scarf. Mine had 8 strands measuring 14” long in each of 13 tassels per end. That makes a total of 8x13x2 strands, or 208 strands.
Note: Mine was VERY fluffy, if you prefer less fringe, 4 or six strands would also be a good number.
- Gather one group of fringe strands and fold them in half. Using a larks head knot, attach to every odd numbered stitch in the first and last rows of your scarf.
- Trim ends of fringe if needed.