How to Weave a Scarf: 7 Handwoven Scarf Pattern

Handwoven scarves are always a favorite among weavers. Whether you’re looking to learn a new technique, weave a special gift, or create a great wardrobe accent, weaving a scarf is always a fun and gratifying project! Weaving Today is dedicating these 6 free handwoven scarves, collected in a beautiful free eBook, to all weavers looking for projects they can weave and wear.

Weaving scarves is the perfect way to get started weaving on a loom. It is also a fun way for more experienced weavers to discover new techniques or simply work on a quick project they will be able to show off. Follow these woven scarf patterns, experiment with a variety of yarns and colors, and brush up on plain weave, waffle weave, and basketweave techniques.


How to Weave a Scarf: 6 Free Handwoven Scarf Patterns

Guide to weaving a scarf

What’s inside?

If you’re looking to get into 8-shaft weaving, or if you’re just looking for some new projects to weave, Weaving Today’s new tutorial has three fabulous 8-shaft projects that will whet your weaving appetite. From shimmering Tencel to a combination lace and overshot in bamboo and just a hint of luxury knitting yarn, there is much to love in this new eBook.

Serendipity Woven Scarf

How to Weave with Sock Yarn

Serendipity by Joan Sheridan

Weaving a scarf with sock yarn designed for knitters is a boon for weavers. Available in a wide variety of styles, colors, and blends, it is inexpensive hard-wearing yarn, perfect for weaving scarves. This hand woven scarf is made with a singles variegated sock yarn and a hand painted mohair bouclé. It blends texture and color beautifully, and you only need one skein or ball of each yarn.

Shetland Handwoven Scarf

Waffle Weave Scarf Pattern

Shetland Scarf by Joe Sullins

This handwoven scarf is a beautiful waffle weave pattern easy and quick to create on a rigid heddle loom. Weave structures like the one used in this woven scarf pattern are created by using a smooth flat stick to pick up certain warp threads. Once the scarf is wet finished, it transforms into a lofty garment that is as much fun to wear as it is to weave!

Big Bumps hand woven scarf

Free Scarf Weaving Pattern

Big Bumps by Madelyn van der Hoogt

Learn how to weave wool and cotton and how to best manage the shrinking/fulling of your fabrics. Follow Madelyn’s instructions on how to achieve round circles and square squares in this modern and unique woven scarf pattern.

Basketweave Scarves

Two Free Basketweave Scarf Patterns

Basketweave Scarves by Liz Gipson

Basketweave is a useful structure for the rigid-heddle loom. Fine threads doubled or tripled in both the warp and weft create lighter-than-air fabrics with beautiful drape. Liz walks you through the process of weaving scarves using basketweave, from start to finish, for a fine and beautiful end result!

How to weave a felted scarf

How to Weave and Felt a Scarf

Felted Lace Scarf by Madelyn van der Hoogt

This hand woven scarf is pure fun! It’s quick-an-easy plain weave with only one shuttle – and every other inch in both the warp and the weft is an empty space. During wet finishing, the soft, loosely woven merino wool fulls to a felted texture producing two independent but interlocking woven grids of small plain-weave sections.


How to Weave a Leno Lace Scarf

Warped and Twisted Scarves by Ramona Abernathy-Paine

Leno(pronounced lee-no) is a lace weave created by twisting warp ends around each other and holding the twist with a weft end. This interesting lace woven scarf project uses beads, but not the way you think.

Whatever kind of scarf you’ll be using your loom for, you’ll find this resource helpful.

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