Knitting patterns for scarves with keyholes or other openings to help them stay in place. Most patterns are free.
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Scarf knit in garter stitch with built-in holes to keep the scarf in place. Uses one skein 460 - 480 yards (421 - 439 m) of recommended fingering weight yarn. Great showcase for gradient or self-striping yarn. Designed by Elisabeth Drumm.
Easy scarf that stays around your neck without tying thanks to ribbing at neck, knit in a 4 row repeat texture. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Katharine Song.
Miss Marple Scarf
Easy scarf that stays around your neck by using the keyhole and a wide middle section to keep shoulders warm and create a little collar. Rated easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by SusanneS-vV. Pictured projecta by designer and Crafterlyn
Easy stay put bow tie scarf knit with bobble and knot details. Sizes Kids, Adults. Uses one skein 150 - 200 yards (137 - 183 m) of Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Ayeong Son.
More Free Patterns
On Cloud Nine Scarf
Easy stay put scarf knit lengthise with an opening to slip your scarf through to keep your scarf in place. Quick knit in Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Irina Poludnenko for Lion Brand.
Rock and Not To Roll Scarf
Stay put scarf with a loop on one end to keep you scarf in place. The loop end is knit in standard 2 row repeat ribbing while the rest of the scarf is knit in one row repeat flat brioche. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Casey Day-Crosier.
Fun scarf with sections of woven i-cord incorporated in can be worn many different ways. Slip one end through a braid in the icord to hold in place. Quick knit in super bulky yarn. Designed by Susan B. Anderson. This pattern was featured in Season 1 of Knit and Crochet Now! and is free with registration at Annie’s. Pictured project by FiveSticks
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Ascot Bow Scarf
A simple bow scarf knit three pieces with garter stitch and then sewn together to make a permanent bow. A snap is then sewn to each side for an easy-on/easy-off scarf. Inspired by one seen at Anthropologie. Rated very easy by Ravelrers. Worsted weight yarn. Designed by Amy Bailes.
Patterns for Purchase
Keyhole Scarf and Mitts
Oversized scarf knit in garter stitch with a split opening to keep in place and matching fingerless mittens worked in stocking stitch with a garter stitch trim. Super Bulky weight yarn. Designed by Sirdar as Scarf & Mitts in Sirdar Adventure 10315
4 Animal Scarves
Fox, Monkey, Raccoon, and Lion scarves knit mostly in garter stitch with keyhole opening to help it stay on. Sized for toddlers and children. Designed by Petrapatterns
Ruffle Keyhole Scarf
Cozy neck warmer with ruffled ends, knit with super squishy in 1x1 ribbing, with a keyhole loop to keep the scarf around your neck. Uses less than one skein of sock fingering weight yarn. Designed by Emily Johannes
Braided String Scarf
Woven scarf created from six strands made of simple stocking stitches knit flat and sewn together. Wear open or slip one end through the braid. A very comprehensive photo tutorial is also included in the instructions. Worsted yarn. Designed by WhiteFlowerNeedle.