DIY Knotted Scarf - No Crocheting or Knitting Skills Required




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Fall/winter is the perfect time for Scarf .Inspired from the fall colors ,this instructables is to show you an easy and fun way to make your own scarf. The most important point to be noted is you need not know knitting or crocheting to make this scarf. Oh ya !! Hi-five !!If you are also like me, who does not know both of them but still urging to make your own scarf with your favorite colors or seasonal colors.Now to the materials.

Step 1: Materials Required

  • 2 Rolls of chunky yarn (Each 55 yards)
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Clothes pins (Optional)
  • Tape

Step 2:

Cut as many 4 yards of yarn as possible from the 2 rolls of chunky yarn. I planned for 6 columns and each column has 3 piece of each 4yards . At the end, I had some extra yarns so I added them to the outer columns so it is 4 4 3 3 4 4 for each column.(Here the number denotes no. of 4yards for each column) I used clothespin to separate the yarns from knotting before actually starting the knotting process.

Step 3:

Tie a overhand knot for each column by combining all the pieces of yarn for that particular column leaving 3 to 4 inches at the end.Secure each column with tape so that it is easy for you to work .

Step 4:

Wind each column of yarn separately into a spool with hand and secure it with a rubber band so that it is easy to work and also prevents knotty mess between yarns ;). Unwind and wind as you go.

Step 5:

Make a square knot with yarns of column 1 and 2 , 3 and 4 , 5 and 6 .Measure 2 1/2 inches from the previous knot to keep it even.

Step 6:

Now to the next row of knots. Make square knots with 2 and 3 columns & 4 and 5 leaving 1 and 6 just like that.As said, the distance is 2 1/2 inches from the previous knots.

Step 7:

Repeat the same steps, till you run out of yarn and secure the ends as we did in the beginning with overhand knot.

Step 8:

There is no right or wrong way to chose the colors ,quantity or quality of the yarn. I used chunky yarn as I had that in hand.You can also use super chunky yarn for more fluffiness and also you can also increase the number of columns as desired.

The final scarf measured 2 3/4 yard and if you want to decrease the length you can tighten the measurement between the knots from 2 1/2 inches to 2 inches or you can decrease the length from 4 yards to 3 1/2 yards.How easy is that ?? Will you try to make one ?If so what colors do you prefer.Is there any particular way you wear scarf. Share with me in the comments below



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    5 Discussions


    1 year ago

    Very cool!


    2 years ago

    Very interesting way for a scarf. I would try it out definetly


    4 years ago

    I'd like to modify this instructable to make a knotted curtain, actually. I'd definitely incorporate metallic yarns with regular ones. Gold with neutral tones would look great.

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    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    That will be an awesome idea too :) Like I said If you do the knots nearer instead of 2.5 inches , it will look more beautiful :)