easy-knit-scarf-flower-5438.jpg

Easy Knit Scarfette With Flower Pattern

I started knitting when I was 8 months pregnant with Andrew, my belly was so big that there wasn’t much I could do comfortably other than lounge on the couch watching television and short craft projects that didn’t involve noxious glue. The belly made a perfect “table” for knitting and propping of the elbows for good ergonomics.

As you know, my blog is about fast and simple recipes, and it’s the same philosophy that I apply to any craft project that I pursue. Anything that can be done in just a few minutes to a handful of evenings is my kind of thing. This particular scarf was knitted in 2 evenings in front of the television watching Season 6 of Mythbusters (love the show!)

It’s a Christmas present for my Mom — oh and don’t worry about me ruining the surprise — I’ve already given it to her. Our entire family is here in our home in Wichita, Kansas, celebrating Thanksmas or Chrisgiving. Strange, but it works for our family schedule and travel plans.

What I love about this little short scarf is that it keeps your neck warm without having to worry about long dangly tails of a scarf that always seem to get in the way of my jacket zipper or whatever I’m eating, especially Vietnamese pho noodle soup!

There are 2 parts to this scarf – the knitted flower and the scarf itself. The pattern is free from Bernat (see below for the download).

Here’s the loop where you pull through the end of the scarf. Love the loop, it helps keep the scarf snug around your neck. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve lost a scarf because it’s fallen off or blown off!

If you don’t like this style of flower, feel free to use a different pattern, there are hundreds of free patterns for knitted or crochet flowers.

The flower is pinned on, so you could attach other flowers or even a brooch for a bit of variety.

To attach the pin, which you can purchase at any craft store, I first sewed on a felt circle to stabilize for a more finished look on the back.

Instead of a knit flower center, you could use a large button, bead or other bling.

I didn’t use the Bernat yarn as stated in the pattern, but chose a soft, organic, nubby cotton yarn in a neutral shade.

Have fun making this scarf! And I hope it’s okay that I’m adding a little craft section to Steamy Kitchen — I’ve got a few more projects to share with you that would make great handmade gifts for the holidays.

Free Easy Knit Scarf Pattern
Bernat’s Knit Neck Warmer with Flower (PDF Download) – or you could go to Bernat’s website, create an account and then search for the pattern.

Yarn I used: Lion’s Brand Yarn Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in Macadamia Color (purchased at Michael’s for $4.89 per skein x 2 skeins). I followed Bernat’s pattern, using size 6 needles. The only change was that I sewed a felt circle on the back of the flower and attached a pin so that the flower can be removeable. The pin can also be found at Michael’s – a couple of dollars for a box of 60.

Video on how to start the first stitches of the Easy Knit Scarf Pattern

And hey, look! Blackberry Rambles just made the scarf – love her colors.

Comments 62

  1. Diana

    Thanks for the post on such a pretty scarf! It seems like such a quick thing to knit up. Not a lot of people realize this, but there are a lot of people who love to cook AND love to knit/craft.

    Thanks!

  2. Lynn

    That’s so fun! I’m excited you’re adding a craft section. Even though I don’t knit, I love to marvel at what you make.

  3. Laura

    I LOVE the scarf! I just finished a hat and was looking for another project. I think I’ll try your scarf. I look forward to more posts like this. Thanks!

  4. Kali

    I’m another knitter and home cook, but I have also enjoyed your posts about hobbies I’m not into like gardening and photography. Keep up the good work!

  5. brooke

    love this! Im trying to get into knitting (actually I’ve been trying for the last 4 years, but am really trying to make a better effort at it recently) and I just bought good yarn (I was buying acrylic cheap stuff) and am trying to find a good pattern. This could be it!

  6. Lindsay

    So cute! I haven’t knit anything more than a boring rectangle scarf, maybe this should be my motivation to branch out a bit…

  7. skip to malou

    i love the scarf, knitting is something my grandaunt loved to do and I wish I paid a little attention to her when she was tried to teach me hehe… hope you had a great thanksgiving!
    cheers!
    malou

  8. Monica

    Ohhhh, I don’t knit, but my future mother in law does and I’m soooo taking this pattern and my choice of yarn to her and begging pretty, pretty pleaseeeeee for her expertise! It’s beautiful.

  9. Winnie

    That’s a really pretty scarf, and it looks great on you Jaden! I love knitting, but haven’t done any since I started my blog :(
    I recently began a new project (fingerless gloves), though, and am hoping to get back into it…it’s the perfect thing to do when I’m waiting for my kids at sports practices ;)

  10. DIane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

    so pretty!
    I don’t know how to knit, without the help of a loom. My kids are hooked on knitting, my son too :) he is laid up with a sprained or maybe broken ankle and knitted a hat yesterday, only took him a couple hours. It’s variegated red and white, looks like a candy cane :) he’s so happy to have completed the project, who knew a 10 yr old boy would want to do it, but I agree projects that can be completed in a timely manner are great! LOVE the flower pin with the scarf :)

  11. Tickled Red

    Would you look at that. How cute! I bet your mom adored it. I’ve always wanted to try knitting but I have visions of octopus scarves. Hope you had a wonderful time in KS sweetie.

  12. Steve-Anna

    Love this! Especially your choice of the nubby cotton yarn.

    Please do share your crafts and any other ideas/projects – speaking of, how’s the community garden coming along?

  13. Mel Kettle

    This looks gorgeous! I have my first knitting lesson on Wednesday (with a very patient friend!) so once I’ve knitted my first few squares I’ll give this a go! I might get it finished in time for our next cold days – in June!

  14. HeatherChristo

    Jaden- you look gorgeous! Great scarf- thanks for the info. I have taken lots of knitting lessons, but my stitches are kind of tragic! This is good motivation to get my needles out again. XO, H

  15. Kathy Schleicher

    Thanks so much for the knitted scarf – just what I’ve been looking for — LOL!! Really appreciate your recipes, too!

  16. DawnL

    this is my all time favorite scarf pattern but I LOVE what you did with the flower! it will now be my all time favorite with accessories!! thanks for the inspiration=)

  17. Vivian

    A gorgeous scarf! I will definitely have to look up the pattern. I am flashing back to memories of hunting down a place to eat with you and your family last year the day after Thanksgiving
    :-) I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday together.

  18. Debra Samuels

    Hi Jaden
    Thanks from a fellow knitter! You just gave me my handmade presents for bringing to Tokyo this year! Last year was mini fruit cakes(they were delicious). I have a yarn stash the size of the state of California. I’m going to get started tonight! Terrific idea.
    Deb

    1. SteamyKitchen

      I had a yarn obsession a couple years back — had so much that my closet was like a yarn store. Gave it all away to charity a few months ago. And now I’m back to yarn hoarding ;-)

    1. SteamyKitchen

      Yes – we have home in Kansas where my brother lives, well, it’s big enough for all of us including my family and parents too — it’s a commune! ;-) and we live in Florida.

  19. Kiki

    Adorable! I’m normally into the crazy-obsessive-hairtearing kinds of knits, but a quick and simple project can be nice around the holidays, especially with all the remodeling I’ve got going on (and wouldn’t you know, my oven exploded tonight. Now I need a new one) – I think I’ve even got some great machine-washable wool blend that this would look great in, and it would go beautifully with my favorite winter coat. C’est parfait!

  20. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Jaden, you are just silly, crazy talented!! What can’t you do girl! This scarf is adorable on you & I am impressed with your skill. Glad you hear you had a happy T/Chris-giving with your family. My hubs is from KS. Wellington, geesh. Wichita is the waaaayyyyy BIG city compared to that :) XO

  21. Dee

    How timely–are you reading my mind?? I was just thinking how much I was enjoying using my current scarf but finding the need for variety when I read this. Very cute!

  22. Ginny

    My 4-year-old saw this and she wanted one (she’s a BIG fan of anything with flower on it.) So here we go, two nights later she’s wearing a neck-warmer at home!

  23. naomi chokr

    Shut up! I love this!!!! Is this what you were knitting during Chris G’s book tour in Tampa? I really dont need another hobby! I may take up knitting soon!

    I love it!

  24. Lizzie Longenecker

    Adorable!! I’m a knitter too, and it is absolutely beautiful. Plus, you photograph so well. You should be a scarf model :D

  25. Cat Le

    I am a total beginner, please teach me how to knit this neck warmer, I want to make it before winter break for my physic teacher.
    And I’m stuck at the first step!!!
    cast on 1, okay, I did it.
    1st row: (RS). (K1, P1, K1) all in st. 3 sts.
    I don’t understand it. How could we knit 3 stitches in 1 cast on?!?
    Please reply during your free time XD

  26. Pingback: Šalovi - #mala škola pletenja - #Verkić | Džepna Venera blog

  27. Emma

    I love this scarf and really want to knit it for a friend for christmas and although i can see it on the Bernat site im having trouble logging in, its telling me my password is wrong and when i clicked forgot password they sent it to my email in a blocked format SO ANNOYING is there any other way to get the pattern???

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *