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Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern- women & child sizes

Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern- a beginner-friendly pattern for a cute fox scarf. In women and kid’s sizes.

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

This fox scarf knitting pattern is a fun take on the fox stoles that were considered the height of glamour in the 1920’s and 30’s. I always found the original ones kind of creepy and sad, so I decided to do my own cruelty-free take on it! This scarf may look complicated but it’s actually pretty easy to knit. It’s a combination of garter stitch mixed in with some ribbing. A hidden loop under the fox head holds the tail in place while you’re wearing it. I think this little guy turned out pretty cute and best of all, no foxes were harmed in the making of this scarf! Happy knitting!

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Fox Scarf knitting pattern

For sizes adult & child
Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Charcoal Grey (1 skein) and in Linen (1 Skein)
Needles: Size US 5 straight
Also needed: Needle & thread and 2 beads for the eyes

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern

Cast on 2 stitches (linen)
Knit in Garter Stitch increasing 1 stitch at every other end until you have 32 stitches
Switch color to charcoal grey
Knit in Garter Stitch until the piece measures 9 inches from the beginning point.
Knit 2 stitches together 3 times, work across row to last 6 stitches, Knit 2 stitches together 3 times (26 stitches)
Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 6 1/2 inches
Switch to Garter Stitch and work for 20 inches for adult size (for child’s size knit until 16 1/2 inches)

Switch color to linen
Knit 4 rows in Garter Stitch
Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of each row until you are left with 5 stitches.
Knit the 5 stitches in Garter Stitch for 4 inches. Bind off

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

The scarf is worked from the bottom of the tail to the head.


Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

This is the face end with the Garter Stitch tab.

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

To finish: fold the tab under and sew in place. The end of the tail goes through this loop, holding it in place.

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

To make the ears: Cast on 14 stitches. Knit 1 row. Knit 2 stitches together at the beginning of each row until 1 stitch remains. Bind off.


Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Sew the ears on.

Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

Sew the eyes on.

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Free Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern by Gina Michele

 I love seeing your finished projects! If you enjoyed making this Fox Scarf Knitting Pattern, or any of my other free knitting patterns, Iā€™d love to see yours on Instagram, just tag me @ginamicheleblog. Happy knitting!

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25 Comments

  1. i am brand new to knitting so i thought I'd give this a try. I'm doing awesome on it, and I'm following the pattern with no problems…but I made the mistake when I started it and used 5mm needles…not SIZE 5. I think I'm too far into it to start it over, so I'm going to continue. I hope it doesn't make it too big

  2. After the ribbing do we continue another 20 inches or continue until the scarf is 20 inches long? I a. New to knitting and this is super easy…except I too read the needle size wrong….oh well. It's still going to be cute.

  3. I can not seem to get the tail right, it gets uneven and driving me mad! How on earth can yours be that wonderfully even? Mine looks like half a triangle.. Straight on one side and a staircase on the other! Could anyone please share the sweet knowledge on how to knit a triangle.. I seem unable to wrap my mind around "every other". Thank you!

    1. basically the "every other side" means to add your increase on alternating sides, so if you increase on the front, the next increase should be on the back. Are you doing a bar increase?

  4. Came across this pattern bout 3yrs ago. Both the Knitted and crochet versions. Did the crochet version using same colours but different yarn. and it is gorgeous, looks just like the picture.Can now knit basics and hope to have a knit version before next Winter. Love your work Gina. Very Cool.
    P.S Is the crochet pattern still available on your site as I don't have the instructions any more. Cheers

  5. Thanks so very much for the pattern, I have just completed one for my great nephew, it's cream flecked aran with bright orange head and tail. I love it! Thanks again ā˜ŗ

  6. Hello from Indonesia! Thank you for sharing the pattern. I can’t knit, but after reading the pattern, I think I can make one by crocheting. The first one (in reddish brown and beige) was okay but I wasn’t satisfied with the finished scarf. Then I make another one (in light grey and white) and it’s a success! Once more, thank you!

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