Today I am so excited to share with you the Simple Snarf Scarf – FREE knitting pattern! This pattern is an easier to knit version of the Holiday Snarf Scarf that I designed in 2021.

The Simple Snarf Scarf is a dog scarf that was inspired by our latest addition to our family: Moxxi! We adopted her in 2021 and she makes the funniest sound when she gets a treat. It sounds like a big “SNARF!” Since we hadn’t had a little girl dog for ages, we decided that she needed a little wardrobe – hence, the Snarf Scarf was born!

For this photo shoot, she actually chose to cooperate (a little!). Since she’s still a pup, her tendency is to eat the scarf, rather than model it – I was able to bribe her with some treats, making it possible to get a couple pictures of her. And, her big brother Bucket is the model for one of the pictures. πŸ™‚

Simple Snarf Scarf free knitting pattern Pin from Handmade by Stacy J
Here’s a pin for you Pinterest board πŸ™‚

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About the Simple Snarf Scarf

The Snarf Scarf is triangular in shape and uses very little yarn; therefore it would be a great stash diving project. It uses DK weight yarn with only one color at a time, works up in just a couple hours and is completely customizable to the size of your critter. Bucket and Moxxi are both medium size dogs and the scarf fits them as the pattern is written. However, if you have a very large dog, you just continue repeating until it’s the right size; or, if you have a smaller critter, you can stop the repeats when the size is right.

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Simple Snarf Scarf Knit Pattern Collage from Handmade by Stacy J

About the yarn

The yarn used is from King Cole’s “Cherished Baby Double Knitting” yarn. It’s a dream to work with, is super soft and has approximately 262 yards in each skein. So, you can make lots of snarf scarves with just a couple skeins!

This pattern is an EASY project. Therefore, a beginner could try this out, too. This pattern has been tested – thank you to all my lovely testers!

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  • King Cole Cherished baby double knitting (100% Low-Pilling Acrylic; 262 yds / 240 m; 100g; #3 / dk weight) yarn in colors: Color A (Laurel): 24 yds / 22 m and Color B (White): 36 yds / 33 m (To find your local store that stocks King Cole yarns, here is the stockist finder link; Or, if you need to shop online, here is LoveCrafts link)
  • US 7 / 4.5 mm 24” / 60 cm circular knitting needle
  • 1 Stitch marker
  • 1 0.7″ / 18 mm bell (or tassel, if that’s your preference)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape


25” x 6” / 63.5 cm x 15.25 cm (To fit critter with 16” – 18” / 40.6 – 45.7 cm neck)

Customizable to fit any critter

Difficulty Level: 



 16 sts x 20 rows = 4” / 10 cm in stockinette stitch

Stitches & Abbreviations Used 

(Pattern is written in US terms):

  • C/O: Cast on
  • K: Knit
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together
  • P: Purl
  • Pm: Place marker
  • Rep: Repeat
  • RS: Right side
  • Sm: Slip marker
  • St (s): Stitch (es)
  • Stretchy bind-off method: K1, k2tog, return those 2 sts back to left needle, repeat until all stitches are bound off
  • WS: Wrong side
  • X: Times (example: 2x = 2 times)
  • Yo: Yarn over
  • Cable c/o: Cable cast on (Insert right hand needle tip between the two stitches on the left hand needle from front to back, wrap yarn around needle and draw through, leaving the stitch on the right hand needle, draw the yarn out, making a long loop, then place onto the left hand needle and slightly tighten the loop on the needle; repeat these steps for the desired amount of stitches)


  • Do not cut yarn until directed to do so; Instead, carry it up the side of your project
  • This stitch pattern works up quickly, as there is a 6 stitch increase on the right side of the pattern with every right side row (except for the finishing rows)
  • Cable cast on method is used for creating the ties of the snarf scarf; But, feel free to use any other cast on method you prefer

To view the tutorial on how to knit the Simple Snarf Scarf, please click on the video link directly above or visit my YouTube channel at:

Directions for Simple Snarf Scarf:

To determine the width of the scarf, simply measure your critter’s neck circumference and subtract 2” / 5 cm – that will be the approximate width that you’ll work up to before creating the tie straps

Color A:

C/O 3 sts

1 (RS): *K1, yo; rep * to last st, k1 (5 sts)

2 (WS): Purl across

3: As row 1 (9 sts)

4: As row 2

5: (K1, yo) 2x, k2, yo, pm, k1, yo, k2, (yo, k1) 2x (15 sts)

6: As row 2

7: (K1, yo) 2x, k to marker, yo, sm, k1, yo, k to last 2 sts, (yo, k1) 2x (21 sts)

8: Knit across (do not cut yarn)

Color B:

9 (RS): As row 7

10 (WS): As row 2

11: As row 7

12: As row 8 (do not cut yarn)

Color A:

13 (RS): As row 7

14 (WS): As row 2

15: As row 7

16: As row 8 (do not cut yarn)

Continue repeating rows 9-16 to desired width of snarf scarf ending with completion of row 11 or 15; cut the yarn that you are no longer working with.

Simple Snarf Scarf Collage from Handmade by Stacy J


Using cable cast on method, c/o 20 sts (this creates approximately 4” / 10cm for tying on one side; you may add or subtract in increments of 5 (5 sts = 1” / 2.5 cm) to shorten or lengthen your tie)

Next row (WS): K20 (or however many sts you chose to cast on), k2tog 2x, knit across to last 4 sts removing marker as you come to it, k2tog 2x

Next row (RS): Using cable cast on, c/o 20 sts, knit to the gap that shows where the cast on started, k2tog to close the gap, k across

Bind off on WS using stretchy bind off method

Weave in your ends, secure a bell or tassel to the pointy tip of the scarf.

Give to your critter, take pictures and tag me at #handmadebystacyj and @handmadebystacyj

If you’d like another project, check out the original Holiday Snarf Scarf

Holiday Snarf Scarf image with 2 dogs from Handmade by Stacy J

Wishing you a happy, snarfy kind of day with lots of yarn (and snacks)!

Stacy J

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