Colour block scarf knitting pattern

Use our colour block scarf knitting pattern to make yourself a Winter scarf.

color block scarf knitting pattern

Add a playful touch to grown-up outfits with Ayda Algin’s just-for-us scarf in peach, pistachio and grey. If you need more winter wardrobe makes and inspiration, remember to pick up the latest copy of Mollie Makes or subscribe!

Keep cosy in a playful pom pom scarf that’ll add an unexpected pop of colour to your winter outfits. The combination of pistachio, peach and grey creates a fun palette that’s just the right side of grown-up, without being dull.

Use our colour block scarf knitting pattern to whip up a few as Christmas presents and switch the colours to suit your recipient’s taste – any Aran weight yarn will work fine. Vary the length by casting off at the end of an earlier block.

Now on with the tutorial! Here’s your colour block scarf knitting pattern.


  • Alize Lanagold yarn, 100g/240m per ball, 49% wool /51% acrylic, one ball each in Grey Melange (21), Peachy (648), Pistachio (193) and Green Melange (567) (for pom poms) or similar Aran weight yarn
  • 5.5mm (UK 5, US 9) straight knitting needles
  • Tapestry needle
  • Pom pom maker, approx. 8cm (3 18“) diameter (you can learn how to make a pom pom in our blog post)
  • Scissors

If you’re new to knitting make sure you read our knitting for beginners guide and browse our knitting kits for beginners.


Approx. 18 stitches and 20 rows over pattern to 10cm (4″) square

Abbreviations (UK)

st(s) stitch(es)

k knit

p purl


This pattern uses seed (or moss) stitch which is a simple textured pattern that’s very easy to create. The stitch pattern lies flat and looks the same on both sides, which is great for a scarf. One of the simplest ways to make a scarf or shawl is to use a simple texture stitch pattern that doesn’t curl.

Colour block scarf knitting pattern


Total time:

Step 1

Using Grey Melange cast on 35 sts

Row 1 *k1, p1, repeat from * to last st, k1

color block scarf knitting pattern step 1

Repeat Row 1 until your scarf is 50cm (19¾”) in length

color block scarf knitting pattern step 2

Change to second colour (Peachy)

At the beginning of the next row and repeat the pattern until your scarf is 80cm (31½”) long

Change to third colour (Pistachio) and continue in this way, changing colour in the following sequence: Peachy at 130cm (1.3yrd); Grey Melange at 160cm (1.6yrd), and finishing at 210cm (2yrd)

Cast off in pattern

Making the pom poms

Step 1

You need six pom poms, three for each end of the scarf

Using the Green Melange yarn, follow the instructions on your pom pom maker and use the same colour of yarn to tie the centre, leaving a long enough tail to sew the pom poms to the scarf ends.

color block scarf knitting pattern step 3

Sew the pom poms onto the ends of the scarf at equal distances, using the image as a guide

Weave in all ends. You’re complete! Share this colour block scarf knitting pattern with all your pals.


We hope you’ve enjoyed using our colour block scarf knitting pattern to make something beautiful! For more knitting goodness check out our knitting patterns section which includes free projects like our toy dog knitting pattern and our knitted cactus pattern.

About Ayda Algin

Ayda lives in Istanbul and works full time as an engineer, part time as a blogger on cafenoHut, where she shares interior design ideas, inspiring photography, recipes and DIY craft projects. She has recently released a book, Made For Baby, which features sewing projects designed for little ones.