The Craft Patch: The Boho Scarf (Free Knitting Pattern)

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Monday, January 9, 2017

The Boho Scarf (Free Knitting Pattern)

I'm excited to be sharing a free knitting pattern with you today. I was perusing the yarn aisle at Walmart the other day and came across Red Heart Strata yarn and instantly fell in love. It's almost like t-shirt yarn, but it's a tube instead of flat strips of knit fabric if that makes any sense. It's soft and stretchy and squishy and completely delicious yarn! I immediately came home and started working on a boho-inspired scarf.

The pattern itself is simple, but it makes a great fringe-like lace that gives the project a beachy Boho look. Even beginning knitters can handle this pattern! 

I created an infinity scarf by sewing the finished scarf ends together to form a circle. It would make an awesome long scarf as well, but you would need to use two skeins of yarn. It would be really fun to finish each end off with fringe. I even think it would be cute as a short fold-over neck warmer with buttons. So many cool possibilities with one pattern!

Are you ready to make your own knitted scarf?


Red Heart Strata Yarn, 1 skein
Size 11 Straight Knitting Needles


Cast on 22 stitches using the long tail cast-on method.

Rows 1-4 : knit all stitches
Row 5: k1 with 3 wraps. Repeat to end.
Row 6: k1 and drop wraps. Repeat to end.

Repeat until the scarf is the desired length. I repeated the six row set 17 times and used the entire skein of yarn.

I did want to note that after you knit row six, gently pull on the stitches until the long stitches are even and smooth. It's a little weird at first, but you'll get the hang of it quickly.

Here's a little video so you can see exactly how to work Row 5 and Row 6.

I hope you enjoy this fun knitting project as much as I did. I can't wait to wear my new scarf!


  1. Excellent beginner pattern🙋 Can't wait to make it🤗

  2. I am a master crocheter. This is the very first thing I was ever inspired to knit. Gorgeous scarf! I just started it and it is very easy to do. Also, I love your video. Whenever I wat h tutorial videos I look for the shortest ones. I don't need all that talking either so I love that yours is straight and to the point and no annoying chatter! Thank you!

    1. I'm with you on the short videos... that's why I made mine that way, because all the talking bugs me too! And thank you for the kind comment. I'm glad you're taking on a knitting project! I started out as a crocheter, but more and more I find myself wanting to knit because the finished "fabric" is so stretchy and squishy.


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