Easy Weave Scarf

Easy Weave Scarf

Last November Little Chef A learned how to weave a scarf at school. She was so proud of her work she gave it to me for Christmas! I thought it was a great craft because she could do it with only one instruction session. I asked if she wanted to make another one to show others how to make it on the blog. She definitely wanted to do this! In fact she was telling me today’s the day, its time to start, its time to take pictures, we need to do this today! So in this post I was doing whatever SHE was instructing ME to do.

Easy Weave Scarf


Ingredients for Easy Weave Scarf

  • Two balls of yarn, your choice of style, color and variety
  • 5 straws
  • tape


  1. Measure and cut 5 pieces of yarn whatever length you would like the finished scarf to be.
    Scarf measurement
  2. Insert one cut piece of yarn into one straw.
    Putting yarn into straw
  3. Suck the yarn through the straw which is faster but less sanitary then pushing the yarn through the straw. You choose your method to get each cut piece of yarn though each straw.  Sucking yarn through straw Yarn through straw
  4.  Tape one end of the yarn to the outside of the straw. This will become the top. Yarn taped to straw
  5. Tape all 5 straws together at the end where the yarn is coming out of the straws. (bottom) The purpose of this is to stabilize the straws together until the weave gets down to this point when you later can remove the tape. Five straws with tape
  6. With your second choice of yarn tie a knot on the outside straw just below the top. Knot on straw
  7. Begin to weave with your second choice of yarn. Start at the knot and go behind the next straw then in front then behind then in front. First row weave
  8. Going back the opposite direction but above the first row continue weaving in front and behind the straws. (The pattern will be the opposite of what you did in the first row.) second row weave
  9. As you continue weaving above the previous row you will push the weave down the straws. When the weave gets to the tape at the bottom carefully remove the tape. The weave will eventually be pushed down off the straws and on the yarn. Half weave Middle weave
  10. Continue weaving until your scarf is at the end of the cut pieces of yarn. Tie a knot at the end of the cut pieces of yarn so the weave does not fall off.
  11. After the bottom is knotted and the weave is at the end continue weaving at the top until you reach the top tape. Remove each piece of tape and carefully remove each straw. Cut the second choice of yarn (the weaving yarn) the same length as the yarn that was in the straw. Tie a knot with all pieces of yarn to finish it off. The weave may be moved up or down to even out the weave if necessary.

Easy Weave Scarf


I am a mom to Five Little Chefs who love to cook and create anything with their hands. Watching over 10 additional hands keeps me busy but is so much fun! We laugh and cry everyday, but then want to do it again the next day. That is how we know we are enjoying life!

8 Replies to "Easy Weave Scarf"

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    Pamela January 15, 2013 (4:37 am)

    Oh how wonderful! Such an easy method! Beautiful scarf!

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    Katherines Corner January 20, 2013 (4:29 pm)

    a wonderful kid friendly craft. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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    The Busy Bee's January 23, 2013 (1:00 pm)

    We found you on the Six Sisters. You have some great ideas! We are having our 1st link party tomorrow (Thursday 1/24/13) We would love to have you come and link up. We have a fun blog joining us. We hope you will join us too @ the busybhive.blogspot.com
    Have a great day!
    Joye & Myrna

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    Julie April 20, 2013 (5:42 am)

    Love it! Thanks so much I am going to try this with my residents at a nursing home/medical rehab center. I am thinking maybe leave enough yarn on both ends for some beads to finish it off. Thanks again

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    kysnana October 11, 2013 (10:26 am)

    This is so cute, I will have to try it.

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    Erica November 20, 2013 (8:32 pm)

    That’s pretty cool. I gotta give that a try with my daughter.

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    Lynn April 5, 2014 (9:42 am)

    If we use more straws will the scarf be wider? Love the idea thanks.

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