Last night my family and I went to carve pumpkins at our neighborhood pumpkin festival. It was a beautiful autumn evening, and before our friends and family arrived my husband, daughter and I spent an hour (props to the hubs for going an hour earlier) gutting the pumpkins and helping out where we were needed.  The adults earned a pumpkin beer after all that work, and Little C earned herself a carved pumpkin!

One of my favorite parts of the evening was giving my daughter’s friend (who’s a boy) a scarf for his Halloween costume.  He is trick-or-treating this year as Harry Potter, so of course I needed to make him a Gryffindor scarf!

Here’s a pic, in case you forgot what it looks like…

Okay, to be honest, there are at least two kinds of scarves that Harry wears in the movies.  I chose this design because I was running low on gold, plus I think it is flashier than the color block version.  Here is the pattern.

Materials:

N Hook

Loops and Threads Charisma 1 skein each of Red and Gold

Needle

Gryffindor Scarf

Foundation Row:  (with red or burgundy): FHDC 12 times, ch 2 turn

Row 1-11:  Extended Half Double Crochet in each FHDC, pull gold yarn through the last loop of the the EHDC, ch 2 turn

img_5229Row 12:  EHDC across, carrying and crocheting over the red yarn, pull red yarn through last loop of the EHDC, ch 2 turn

Row 13:  EHDC across, carrying and crocheting over the yellow yarn, pull yellow yarn through the last loop of the EHDC, ch 2 turn

Row 14:  EHDC across, carrying and crocheting over the red yarn, pull red yarn through the last loop of the EHDC, ch 2 turn

Rows 15 – 26:  EHDC across, ch 2 turn.  Last Row Only, pull gold yarn through last loop of the EHDC, ch 2 turn.

[Repeat Rows 12 -26] 3 times

Join gold to one end, EHDC across.  Repeat on other end.

Bind off and sew in ends

*Notes:  I chose an extended half double crochet because I liked the bulk and warmth of a hdc, but I wanted longer stitches for drape.

 

Living in the Midwest, you never know what the weather will be like when trick-or-treating.  This crochet scarf will keep a “Harry Potter” warm while he/she collects all sorts of sweet treats!

Happy Crocheting!

 

 

 

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