Kids will love to make this loop yarn scarf with the super colorful Crayola Off the Hook Yarn. Anyone can make this fluffy finger knitted scarf using this super easy loop yarn pattern. This Crayola Off the Hook scarf pattern can be made in less than two hours.
Are you interested in other loop yarn patterns? Be sure to check out some of our other favorite patterns near the end of this post.
This project is a fun project to get kids interested in knitting. Kids from one of our 4-H clubs made these scarves and had a lot of fun. These scarves led some of the kids to make other projects like loop yarn blankets and hats!
Keep reading for a written tutorial on how to make the loop yarn scarf. A video tutorial is also available below on YouTube.
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WHAT YOU NEED to make a Loop Yarn scarf
- Crayola Off the Hook Loop Yarn - 1 skein
About the Loop Yarn
We used Crayola Off the Hook Loop Yarn for our scarf but other brands or types of loop yarn can be used. This yarn weighs 3 oz / 85 g which is a small skein for loop yarn.
Loop yarn comes in many different sized skeins, just like regular yarn. When purchasing another brand or type of loop yarn, be sure to check the length and or weight of the yarn to make sure you have enough. More than one skein may need to be purchased depending on the brand or type of yarn.
So, have fun and pick a nice fluffy loop yarn for this project!
INSTRUCTIONS to make a loop yarn scarf
This loop yarn scarf from one skein of Crayola Off the Hook Loop yarn will be 5.5" wide and approximately 38" long when complete. This scarf size would be appropriate for a toddler or elementary school-aged child. It may also work for a middle school-aged child.
If making this scarf for an older child or adult, you may need more than one skein of loop yarn.
You can customize this scarf pattern by changing the number of loops in the foundation chain to make the scarf wider. Continue stitching when the scarf is to your desired length. 38" is the longest scarf that can be made using the loop yarn suggested in this tutorial.
The pattern we use for our loop yarn scarf alternates four rows of stocking stitches with one row of garter stitches. This pattern can be changed if you would like a slightly different look.
Keep in mind, when altering the pattern, do not stitch all stocking stitches for all rows. Stitching all stocking stitches will cause the scarf to curl up on itself as you see in the photo below.
In order to keep the scarf from curling up, alternate a garter stitch at least every 5 or 6 rows.
Some alternate patterns are:
- Alternate between stocking and garter stitch
- Alternate two stocking and one garter stitch
- Alternate three, five or six stocking and one garter stitch
- Alternate stocking stitches with multiple rows of garter stitches in any pattern.
Take your yarn and experiment with different patterns to find one you like the best. Loop yarn is easy to take out so you can try multiple patterns. Then go for it!
Row 1: Count Foundation loops
To start the finger knitted scarf, count out 8 loops for your foundation row. If you are altering the pattern, count out the number of loops you will be using.
Above, my finger is pointing to the 8th loop in the yarn.
Row 2: Stocking stitches
The next row is a row of stocking stitches that are worked into the foundation row. To make the stocking stitch, take the next loop in the working yarn and put it through the 8th loop in the foundation row from BACK to FRONT as shown below.
Next, insert the next loop from the working yarn into the 9th loop in the foundation row. Continue across the row until all foundation loops have been stitched.
The completed row 2 will look like the photo below.
Do not turn your work. For loop yarn, keep the same side facing towards you at all times.
Row 3 & 4: Continue Stocking stitches
The next row will be the 3rd row of stocking stitches. Working back across the row into the previous stitches, continue inserting the loops from BACK to FRONT.
Continue with the 4th row of stocking stitches working back across the row. The finished 3rd and 4th rows are shown below.
Row 5: Garter stitches
The next row will be a row of garter stitches. This is what keeps the scarf from curling upon itself. To make the garter stitch, take the next loop in the working yarn and insert it into the last loop in the previous row from FRONT to BACK.
The photo above is from another tutorial but shows the stitch better.
Continue working across the row, inserting the working yarn loops from FRONT to BACK until all loops in the previous row have been stitched.
The finished garter row is shown below.
Row 6 - 9: STocking stitches
Continue stitching rows 6 through 9 with stocking stitches.
Row 10: Garter stitches
Row 10 is a row of garter stitches. After row 10 is complete, your work should look like the photo below.
Row 11 - 50: Continue Stitching
Continue stitching following the pattern in rows 5 - 9 with four rows of stocking stitches and then one row of garter stitches until your loop yarn scarf reaches the desired length.
The scarf we made has 50 rows and this uses up almost the whole skein of yarn with only a few loops remaining.
If you purchased different yarn and need to add another skein of yarn to complete your scarf, please see this tutorial "Loop Yarn - Attaching a new Skein" for a video and photo tutorial.
Your scarf is finished except it has a bunch of loops in the last row which need to be finished off. Finishing off is called the "bind off".
The photo below shows work in progress, and we will demonstrate the bind off. Your work will be much longer than my sample!
To bind off, start on the opposite side of the scarf from the working yarn. I am pointing to two loops below and will start with those loops.
Take the loop on the right and pass it through the first loop of the row on the left as shown below. Pull up the loop.
Continue across all loops in the row, passing the next loop in the row through the loop to the left.
The bind off is complete.
Finish the Loop Yarn Scarf
To finish off the loop yarn scarf, cut open the next loop in the working yarn as shown below. Cut carefully between the loop base being careful to not cut the yarn itself.
This will leave a piece of yarn as shown below. Use this yarn to tie to the last remaining loop in the row with a double knot.
The remaining part of the yarn after it's been tied off can be woven between the loops of the last row.
The loop yarn scarf is finished! Have fun finger knitting this fluffy loop yarn scarf and keep warm this winter.
We hope kids will enjoy making these fun and easy finger knitted scarves. These loop yarn scarves would make a great gift for the holidays or for a birthday.
We also have an adult version of this scarf pattern available. This pattern uses a different loop yarn which comes in a larger skein. Click for the free tutorial.
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We have a list of over 30 free loop yarn patterns available through the link. Below are some of our favorites.
Criss-Cross Scarf or Cowl Tutorial - This is a fun project to make with the loop yarn criss-cross stitch.
Loop Yarn Textured Blanket
Garter Ridge Pillow is an easy pillow to make with looped yarn. This pillow alternates between the garter and the stocking stitch to make a neat design.