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15 Handmade Scarves for Chilly Weather

If you’ve never experienced the pride and joy of wearing a freshly finished fall or winter piece that you made yourself and that actually keeps you warm then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out on something very satisfying indeed! Scarves are our particular favourite to make, so we’re always on the lookout around this time of year for new styles and kinds to make that we haven’t tried before.

Just in case you’re feeling just as enthusiastic as we were, if not more, about the idea of making yourself an awesome new fall scarf, here are 15 of the very best ideas, designs, and tutorials that we’ve come across so far in our search for inspiration and guidance!

1. Easy DIY arm knit scarf


If you like to keep track of trends in crafting even half as much as we do, then we’re sure you already know all about how popular arm knitting has been lately. We like to try all the trendy things at least once, so we bookmarked this awesome, super easy arm knit scarf and we couldn’t believe how quickly we did it! You can give it a try too by following the steps on The DIY Mommy.

2. DIY embroidered bow scarf


If you’re going to put in all the time and effort it takes to make yourself a DIY scarf, would you rather use a soft fabric that you already know you’re a big fan of, like fleece? Well, if you’re also a huge fan of embellishment, then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how The Crafty Blog Stalker made this lovely DIY scarf that’s gathered using embroidery thread in order to bunch it up like blossoms all the way down, from end to end!

3. Moss stitch triangle crochet scarf


If you’re gong to make yourself a scarf that takes any length of time, would you actually much rather do it using your crochet skills, since you have a lot of practice and really enjoy doing it? Then it sounds like you might have what it takes to create this lovely triangle shaped wrap scarf that Ginger Knots shows you how to shape in the moss stitch!

4. Easy no-sew fleece and fringe scarf


Are you actually still thinking about how much you loved the idea of making a scarf out of fleece but you’re also a beginner in the world of DIY and you’re looking for a technique that’s a little simpler? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this very simple no-sew fleece scarf that has a looped yarn fringe along each end. It’s Always Autumn shows you how to make it happen in full detail!

5. Adjustable crochet scarf


Are you still feeling quite enamoured indeed with the whole idea of making yourself a crocheted scarf but you’re also not convinced by the large size of the triangle style wrap we showed you earlier? In that case, we’d suggest giving this adjustable scarf design from Rescued Paw Designs some consideration instead! They show you how to make a loop so that you can pull as much or as little of the rest of the scarf through as you can.

6. Beautifully large Cedar Hill scarf


Have we really caught your attention with this whole idea of yarn crafted scarves but you’ve actually always been more of a knitter than a crochet enthusiast, and a pretty advanced knitter at that? Then we think you just might be the perfect person to give this absolutely stunning, cozily wide, and wonderfully detailed Cedar Hill scarf pattern featured in full on Two of Wands a try!

7. Rustic Canyon crochet scarf


Perhaps you’re still a little bit of a learner when it comes to crochet but you’ve been working on your colour changing techniques lately and doing very well indeed, so you’d love to try a pattern that involves stripes? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how All About Ami made this awesomely colourful Rustic Canyon scarf that you can also easily customize to have more or fewer stripes, depending on what you prefer!

8. Easy fringed infinity scarf


Have you actually always been a fan of those piled-high scarves that look like rounds and rounds of pretty fabric but you’re also looking to keep whatever you make pretty simple, since you’re slightly pressed for time before the next time you have to go out in the cold? In that case, we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at the way The DIY Mommy used scissors to cut some fringe into various lengths of fabric and then wrapped them strategically to make a beautiful, fashionable pile.

9. Beautiful Wanderlust scarf


Just in case you’re still in the market for a crocheted scarf but you’re looking for something with a little more delicacy and detail to it, here’s one of our absolute favourites! The Wanderlust scarf by Kirsten Holloway Designs makes a fantastic gift in any colour and is actually one that we’ve made and given away several times now, plus the ones we made and kept ourselves.

10. Braided rib knit scarf


Is it actually a knitting pattern you’re waiting to come across and have grab your attention but you’re looking for something that, while still gorgeously detailed, isn’t quite as complicated as the wide cabled design we showed you earlier on? In that case, we have a feeling this equally stunning but slightly simpler braided rib scarf featured in detail on Purl Soho might be right up your alley.

11. DIY fabric infinity scarf


Have we actually still got you thinking about the idea of making a simple fabric scarf but your taste in fashion accessories is slightly less flouncy and you’re not sure you want to cut all that fringe into it? Then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how H is For Handmade made this wonderfully simple plaid piece that will put your draping skills to good use!

12. DIY rag patchwork scarf


Are you actually the kind of sewing enthusiast who always has a generous stash of scrap fabrics on hand and you like to patchwork them together in interesting combinations whenever you can? In that case, we think you’ll find just what you’re looking for in this tutorial from From Rags to Couture! They show you step by step how to make this rag patchwork scarf using very simple techniques indeed.

13. Warm simple fleece scarf


Are you actually feeling torn somewhere between the nice fleece scarf you saw earlier because you think it looks very warm and the fringe scarf because you loved the visual texture of it, but you’re just having trouble choosing between the two? Well, who ever said that you must choose? Instead, check out how Make It, Love It created this awesome fleece scarf that fringes all up each side! It’s another one that’s wonderfully easy to make if you follow the tutorial step by step.

14. Easy plaid blanket scarf


Were you feeling a little bit intrigued by the simple fabric circle scarf that you saw higher up but you actually couldn’t help wondering whether you might be able to make ti even bigger and more draped than what you saw there? In that case, we have a feeling you’ll really appreciate the way The DIY Mommy opted to work with a piece of fabric practically the size of a blanket in order to make themselves the ultimate pretty plaid wrap!

15. Beautiful stencilled and dyed scarves


Do you actually already have a rather plan, light coloured scarf or two that you’d like to wear because they feel nice but that you can’t help feeling is actually a little too plain? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with the way Hometalk opted to change the colour of and embellish their scarves using dye and stencilling! We love the customization possibilities involved in this design.

Have you made other kinds of lovely DIY scarves before that you were very happy with indeed and still wear but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about what you created and how you did it or link us to photos of your finished work in the comments section!