Lightning Wizard Scarf

The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.

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As a Harry Potter fan, I drooled over photos fellow fans had taken of their 9 3/4-month-old babies. I knew I had to develop a crocheted version that could be used for baby pictures and be a functional scarf for my son when he was older. Then of course why not make an adult size as well!

The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.
The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.

The crazy thing is, I actually designed this scarf 5 years ago almost! So crazy how much time has flied. I had only been crocheting for a year and a half and my mind was like the energizer bunny… I couldn’t stop designing patterns. I was absolutely terrible with my pattern writing but took the most in-depth notes. Literally, the notes for this pattern were 12 pages long!!

Now, after a few more years of designing patterns, I pulled this one out of the woodwork and realized it deserved some attention. So I spent some tremendous TLC on the writing, remade the scarf (more than once) and I’m ready to share it with the world!

So grab your hook and let’s get stitching.

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I really enjoyed using the puff stitch for this pattern because it has that pillowy goodness of a bobble but it’s double-sided! So no matter which way your scarf gets flipped around it’s guaranteed to always look good.

The puff stitch is commonly completed using 3 dc but that wasn’t enough for me so I went with a 6 dc construction to create an extra squishy feel.

The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.
The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.

Finished Sizes: 

  • Child/Photo Prop: 5” x 35” 
  • Adult: 8” x 96”

Supplies:

Abbreviations:

  • Chain (ch)
  • Stitch / Stitches (st / sts)
  • Single Crochet (sc)
  • Half Double Crochet (hdc)
  • Change Colors (cc)
  • Puff Stitch (ps)
  • Yarn Over (yo)

Disclaimer: please be careful with your little ones and never leave them unattended with a scarf

Puff Stitch (ps):

  • Always ch 1 to close your puff stitch
  • Each row should have the same number of puff stitches but will appear staggered since we are working in the ch 1 gaps of the previous row. 

Instructions (ps):

  • Start with a chain in a multiple of 2 + 4 (ex. 12)
  • Row 1: Insert hook into 4th ch from hook (or designated st/gap), yo, draw up a loop (photo a), *yo, insert hook into same stitch, yo draw up a loop,* repeat * * until 8 loops on hook (photo b) then yo and draw through all 8 (photo c), ch 1 to close (photo d), sk next ch and work a puff stitch into the next ch. Puff stitch across until 2 remain, ch 1 and hdc in final ch/st (photo e)
  • Row 2: Ch 2, sk 1st ch 1 space of previous row, ps in next ch 1 space, ps across ending after the final ps of previous row, hdc in final st (photo f).
  • Repeat Row 2 and change colors as instructed. 
  • Photo g shows how the rows stagger and the start/end ps placement by alternating colors each row. 

Changing Colors (cc): 

Before finishing the last stitch of old color, put a loop of new color on hook and pull through, begin working with the new color. https://youtu.be/SbG78BvZw8E

Children’s / Photo Prop Size:

Pattern Notes:

Color changes in rows will be noted as “ (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 4 ” 

Meaning: 3 red puff stitches, 1 gold, 4 red in the designated gaps. 

Every row starts with ch 2 and ends with hdc in final st.

The Pattern:

Chain 18

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (17)
Row 2: ch 2, ps in 1st st, and across until 2 sts remain, sk 1 and hdc in final, turn. 

Row 3: ch 2, sk 1st ch 1 space of previous row, ps in next ch 1 space, ps across ending after the final ps of previous row, hdc in final st, turn.

We will be Repeating Row 3 from here out and will be changing colors as instructed. 

Row 4: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 4 

Row 5: (RED) x 4, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 2

Row 6: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 4

Rows 7-8: repeat Rows 5 & 6

Row 9: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 4, (RED) x 2

Rows 10-11: repeat Row 9

Rows 12-15: repeat Rows 5 & 6

Row 16: (RED) x 5, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 2

Rows 17-19: (RED) x 8

Rows 20-27: (GLD) x 8

Rows 28-35: (RED) x 8

Rows 36-43: (GLD) x 8

Rows 44-51: (RED) x 8

Rows 52-59: (GLD) x 8

Rows 60-67: (RED) x 8

Rows 68-75: (GLD) x 8

Rows 76-78: (RED) x 3

Row 79: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 5

Row 80: (RED) x 4, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 2

Row 81: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 4

Rows 82-83: Repeat Rows 80-81

Rows 84-86: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 4, (RED) x 2

Row 87: (RED) x 4, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 2

Row 88: (RED) x 2, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 4

Rows 89-90: Repeat Rows 87-88

Row 91: (RED) x 5, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 2

Rows 92-94: (RED) x 8

You are done! Time to move on to the optional border and fringe. 

Don’t cut your yarn if you are adding a border. 

The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.
The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.

The Adult Size:

Pattern Notes:

Color changes in rows will be noted as “ (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 4 ” 

Meaning: 3 red puff stitches, 1 gold, 4 red in the designated gaps. 

Every row starts with ch 2 and ends with hdc in final st.

Make your scarf shorter by removing color block sections 2 at a time, each section = approximately 3”

Adult Size: 8” x 96”

Chain 22

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, turn (21)
Row 2: ch 2, ps in 1st st, and across until 2 sts remain, sk 1 and hdc in final, turn. 

Row 3: ch 2, sk 1st ch 1 space of previous row, ps in next ch 1 space, ps across ending after the final ps of previous row, hdc in final st, turn.

We will be Repeating Row 3 from here out and will be changing colors as instructed.

Row 4: (RED) x 5, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 6

Row 5: (RED) x 6, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 4

Row 6: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 6

Row 7: (RED) x 6, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 3

Rows 8-9: Repeat rows 6 & 7

Row 10: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 6, (RED) x 3

Rows 11-12: Repeat row 10

Rows 13-16: Repeat rows 6 & 7

Row 17: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 7

Row 18: (RED) x 8, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 3

Rows 21-28: (GLD) x 12

Rows 29-36: (RED) x 12

Rows 37-44: (GLD) x 12

Rows 45-52: (RED) x 12

Rows 53-60: (GLD) x 12

Rows 61-68: (RED) x 12

Rows 69-76: (GLD) x 12

Rows 77-84: (RED) x 12

Rows 85-92: (GLD) x 12

Rows 93-100: (RED) x 12

Rows 101-108: (GLD) x 12

Rows 109-116: (RED) x 12

Rows 117-124: (GLD) x 12

Rows 125-132: (RED) x 12

Rows 133-140: (GLD) x 12

Rows 141-148: (RED) x 12

Rows 149-156: (GLD) x 12

Rows 157-164: (RED) x 12

Rows 165-172: (GLD) x 12

Rows 173-180: (RED) x 12

Rows 181-188: (GLD) x 12

Rows 189-196: (RED) x 12

Rows 197-204: (GLD) x 12

Rows 205-212: (RED) x 12

Rows 213-220: (GLD) x 12

Rows 221-228: (RED) x 12

Rows 229-236: (GLD) x 12

Rows 237-238: (RED) x 12

Row 239: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 8

Row 240: (RED) x 7, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 3

Row 241: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 6

Row 242: (RED) x 6, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 3

Rows 243-244: Repeat rows 241 & 242

Rows 245-247: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 6, (RED) x 3

Row 248: (RED) x 3, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 6

Row 249: (RED) x 6, (GLD) x 3, (RED) x 6

Rows 250-251: Repeat rows 248 & 249

Row 252: (RED) 3, (GLD) x 2, (RED) x 7

Row 253: (RED) x 8, (GLD) x 1, (RED) x 3

Rows 254-255: (RED) x 12

Row 256: sc x 12 (RED)

You are done! Time to move on to the optional border and fringe. 

Don’t cut your yarn if you would like to add a border.

Border: 

I like adding a Red border to have a nice clean edge. 

Don’t cut yarn after main body and simply ch 1, then single crochet (sc) down each side working 3 sc in the each corner. 

Once complete, cut your yarn and move on to the fringe. 

Fringe:

Cut 4.5” (or your desired length) of yarn in both colors and attach to the bottom. 

I used an empty toilet paper roll to wap the yarn around and cut. 

Then attach to each bottom anyway you’d like. I chose to do a fringe in color blocks. You can use all one color or mix it up!

The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.
The perfect scarf for wizards of all ages, available in two sizes! Great for 9 3/4 month baby photos, matching family scarves, and more! Free crochet pattern and puff stitch tutorial.

YAY!!! Now you are done!

Go wear your scarf with pride because you deserve it after all that stitching! 

I would love to see photos of your scarf!

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Disclaimer: 

Feel free to sell your finished project (I love entrepreneurialism!) I just kindly ask not to use my photos and to link back to this pattern listing so other crocheters can find it! 

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