I just finished knitting a black scarf with fringe. I wanted to knit this in the fall when the skinny scarf trend was popular. However, I just got around to knitting it now.

black skinny scarf with fringe

I knit “blocks” of stockinette pattern with a garter stitch pattern in between, then added fringe to either end of the scarf to make it funky and bohemian.

fringe on black skinny scarf

You could wear this scarf draped around your shoulders or tied around your neck. It’s also a great gift, so you could start making these for people on your Christmas gift list.

If you are looking for an easy yet trendy scarf knitting project, then the funky fringe scarf is for you.

Funky Fringe Scarf


yarn and needles for skinny scarf

2 skeins of Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream Yarn (100%cotton/2.5oz/70g; 120 yds/109 m) in black

US 5 (3.75mm) double point needles

US 8 (H) crochet hook


dimensions: 56″ long x 4″ wide (48″ x 4.5″ without the fringe)

gauge:  9 stitches/2″ (10 rows/2″) in stockinette pattern


Knit the Scarf

CO 21 stitches using long tail method, leaving an 18-inch tail

Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches

Row 2 (WS): Knit all stitches

Row 3 (RS): Knit all stitches

Row 4 (WS): Purl all stitches

Rows 5,7, 9 and 11: Knit all stitches

Rows 6,8, 10 and 12: Purl all stitches

Your work should look like this:

first 12 rows

Repeat Rows 1-12 until scarf measures 48 inches from the beginning, ending with the WS row.

Knit the next-to-last row. Bind off the last row knitwise. 

Cut the excess yarn leaving an 18-inch strand. Wind the strand into a bow then leave it aside.

Your scarf should look like this:

skinny scarf without the fringe

Make the Fringe

Cut an 18-inch strand of yarn. Put it aside.

Insert the crochet hook underneath the first stitch of the cast-on or bind-off row of the scarf.

crochet hook under stitch to make skinny scarf fringe

Take the strand of yarn and fold it in half, making a loop at one end. Pull the loop underneath the stitch with the crochet hook until you reach the halfway point.

pull loop of strand for skinny scarf fringe


Tie the folded strand into a knot, then take the scissors and cut underneath the loop. You should have a four-stranded fringe.

first fringe piece for skinny scarf

Cut 19 additional strands and repeat the fringe making instructions until you reach the opposite end where the excess strand of yarn exists.

Unwind the strand of yarn at the corner edge. Insert the crochet hook underneath the last stitch at the edge. Pull the strand underneath the stitch with the crochet hook until you form a long loop on one side of the stitch.


Fold the long loop in half and slide the small piece of the tail through the top portion of the loop.


Wrap the short tail around the folded loop and make a knot. Tie the folded loop into a bowtie.


Trim off the short tail. Cut underneath the loop to complete the fringe.


Repeat fringe making instructions on the other end of the scarf.

Soak the scarf in a vinegar solution (a tablespoon of vinegar in a sink filled with cold water) to prevent color bleed. Rinse, squeeze gently, roll in a towel, then dry flat.

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