How to Make a Funky DIY Ruffle Scarf in a Few Simple Steps

Maria Dotz
by Maria Dotz
3 Materials
20 Minutes

Whatever the weather, I’m always in the mood for making a DIY ruffle scarf; they are so fun and funky and always put a smile on my face. In this tutorial, I’m going to walk you through step-by-step how to make one. Pull out your knitting needles, and let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Knitting needles
  • Yarn
  • Scissors
How do you make a ruffle scarf?

1. Create six stitches

To start off, grab the end of the yarn and put the needle through. That will be your first stitch. Then hold the fabric out by about an inch (2.5cm), put the needle through again, and that’s your second stitch. This scarf is going to have six stitches across in width, so repeat the process six times.

How to make a ruffle scarf

2. Make the second row

For the second row, hold the fabric out by about an inch (2.5cm), put your other needle through the first stitch, grab where you’re holding, and pull that through. Watch the video to see the full technique.

When you get to the last stitch on the first row with your second needle, make sure you grab all of that yarn when you bring the stitch through. 

DIY knit ruffled scarf

The further apart you do your stitches, the more swirl the scarf is going to have.

DIY ruffle scarf tutorial

This yarn is a little different, but I’m going to do the same basic technique. I’m only going to do four stitches though, because it stretches out more.

Cutting off the extra

3. Finish the scarf

To finish off, instead of grabbing one stitch, you want to grab two at a time. And for the last row, since there are only three stitches left, I’m going to grab them all, but this time bring all the fabric through. With that, make a knot, cut off the extra, and you’re done!

DIY ruffle scarf

DIY ruffle scarf tutorial

Here is the finished DIY ruffle scarf. There are lots of different types of yarn out there, as well as many different colors, so there are really endless designs that you can make!

DIY ruffle scarves

If you’re new to the world of knitting, this is a great easy project to get you started; I hope you’ll give it a go!

Suggested materials:
  • Knitting needles
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

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  • Midge Midge on Apr 10, 2023

    That ruffle scarf is out of style, for a while now. About 5-6 years ago it was

    a thing but not now.