Free Crochet Pattern: Ravenclaw Scarf

This summer we spent our holidays in London and of course visited The Warner Bros. Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter. My boyfriend and I are both Ravenclaws, as the Pottermore site tells us, and I was very keen on buying some cool Ravenclaw merch. But I must say the choice of Ravenclaw merchandising was as disappointing as tasting butter beer for the first time. I really liked the designs of the other houses much better, especially the shirts. Fortunately the rest of the tour was amazing as always. This has been our second visit and it will definitely not be our last 🙂

So as I was standing in the Harry Potter shop desperately trying to find some things that show the rest of the world, that I am a Ravenclaw, and couldn’t find anything I truly liked, I decided to crochet my own Ravenclaw scarf. I absolutely favour the design of Newt Scamander’s oldschool Hufflepuff scarf over the “newer” Harry Potter styles and wanted to make something similar in Ravenclaw colours.

This one is pretty easy two make and you will only need basic crocheting skills to make one of your own. All you need to know is how to make a chain, a half treble crochet and how to change yarn. But don’t worry, if you don’t already know, I’m going to show you 🙂

What you need:

  • 100 gr. each of blue and grey mottled wool
    (or any other colour matching the other Hogwarts’ houses)
  • a crochet hook matching the seize of your wool (in my case 4)
  • two iron on patches of your favourite house’s sigil
  • small piece of cardboard

How to do it:

Start with the blue yarn making a chain of 30 plus 2 more to turn. For the first row make a half treble crochet in the third loop from hook. Crochet 29 more till the end of the row. Turn the work and chain 2 (this is your first half treble crochet of the second row) and crochet back 29 half treble crochet till the end. Go on like this row by row till you reach 10 rows. Now it’s time to change to the grey yarn and crochet 15 rows. Then change back to blue yarn again. Proceed in the same manner till you have reached the desired length of your scarf. Finish the scarf by adding fringes and the iron on patches on each end.

How to do a half treble crochet:

  1. Wrap yarn around hook – you have two loops on your crochet hook now
  2. Insert hook into the two loops of the next stitch
  3. Wrap yarn again around hook
  4. Pull through – now you got 3 loops on hook
  5. Again wrap yarn around hook and pull through all 3 loops on hook

 

How to change colour seamlessly:

  1. At the end of the row stop before finishing the last, blue half treble crochet
  2. Instead of the blue yarn pull through the grey yarn to finish the last half treble crochet of the row
  3. Turn the work and crochet 2 chain as your first half treble crochet

How to make fringes:

  1. Decide how long your fringes should become
  2. Add 2-3 cms to that measure and cut out a piece of cardboard of that size
  3. Wrap the yarn loosely around it
  4. End wrapping on the same side you started
  5. Cut threads on the side your loose ends are
  6. Now you should have a number of threads of the same length
  7. Take 4-8 threads and fold them evenly
  8. Insert your crochet hook into the space between two stitches of the first row and pull the threads through only so much that you produce a loop
  9. Now pull the ends of the threads through that loop and fasten tightly

 

Finished!

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