How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf

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How to Make a Harry Potter Scarf
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A Harry Potter scarf is a yarn scarf with alternating maroon and gold colors, representing the Gryffindor House. Other colors can be used to represent different houses, if you choose. This scarf requires no knitting although it does take several hours to make.

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Things you need

  • Package of straws
  • Maroon colored yarn (1 skein)
  • Gold colored yarn (1 skein)
  • Scissors
  • Duct tape

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  1. 1

    Separate the straws into bunches of 6 or 8, depending on how wide you want your scarf.

  2. 2

    Wrap a piece of yarn around you to measure approximately how long you want the scarf. Cut the yarn and then cut 6 to 8 more pieces of yarn the same length, depending on the width you have chosen for your scarf.

  3. 3

    Thread the yarn through the straws, all the way to the end. Strap the end of the string down over the straw and tape it down with duct tape. Repeat this process for each of the straws.

  4. 4

    Lay the straws out side by side with all of the taped ends flush with each other.

  5. 5

    Tie one piece of uncut yarn to the side of one of the straws, about 1/2 inch from the untaped end. Then weave the yarn over and under the straws and when you get to the other side, come back through the straws alternating the under, over pattern. Make it tight as possible. When you began to run out of straw length, push the yarn toward the loose yarn at the bottom of the straw.

  6. 6

    Change color of yarn when you have almost a full straw length, then start the next color yarn, with the same method as before. Continue alternating colors and pressing the yarn further down onto the loose yarn.

  7. 7

    Pull the straws out of the yarn when you have completed the scarf, tie off the ends of the yarn and cut off any excess.

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