Plaid Blanket Scarf

Plaid Blanket Scarf

Crafting Time:
  • Varies
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Simplicity

Additional Information



  • 1-3/4 yards 44" wide Plaiditudes fabric
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Matching thread


  1. Cut a rectangle of fabric 44" wide by 60" tall on grain.
  2. Measure and mark 2" from each edge and sew along markings using a straight stitch following the grain. This line of stitching will prevent the scarf from fraying too much.
  3. To fringe edges, pull out threads along the edges up to the stitching.
TIP - For easy fringing, make little cuts all around the poncho every 2"-3" (cut just up to the stitching). Fringe in small sections, using a straight pin or a needle to help pull out the little clumps of thread.
    3 Ways to Wear Your Blanket Scarf:
  • Option 1: Fold in half diagonally. Place the point in the front and tie the longer ends behind your neck. Bring the tied ends forward over your shoulder.
  • Option 2: Gather up the 60" edges to form a narrow scarf 60" long. Wrap around your neck with one end in front and one behind.
  • Option 3: Gather up the 60" edges to form a narrow scarf 60" long. Place scarf over the back of your neck and secure in front with a narrow belt.

Plaid Blanket Scarf is rated 2.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to make I bought this same material from Joann's and I didn't even do any stitching... it won't fray some more. I did an inch fray all around.
Date published: 2017-01-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't make Fabric is wonderful but not for this project. Is too thick & bulky. Cannot do option #1 as it is not cut as a square! Option #2 you'd need a large fashionable pin to hold in place. #3 is just plain silly. Doesn't work. Wish I had bought a lighter weight flannel to make this and made it 44x44".
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Plaiditudes fabric is too thick for this fabric I bought enough Plaiditudes fabric to test this pattern. I love the idea of blanket scarves, and have received one as a gift. However, the Plaiditudes fabric is a 100% cotton brushed fabric. Think cotton flannel! It's just too thick and bulky for this project. I will wear it around the house for an extra layer in the winter, but it doesn't look nice enough to wear out.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from PDF print option Fails! Please fix the PDF option. The URL fails. Thx! Great project! I want to share this with my sewing group! Since they are mostly a novice group, I'll have them pull a thread 2" from the edge, then stitch with a zigzag. I think this will make this an easier project and something they'll be proud to wear and say, "I made this!"
Date published: 2016-10-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Results in a rectangular blanket scarf Was excited with the new plaids to try this project however 1) This is a rectangular blanket scarf so therefore you can NOT fold in half to achieve the triangle in front as described in the instructions, and 2) the recommended fabric is really too thick to achieve a nice draped look. Disappointed as I purchased enough for 3 scarves but not sure if I will finish them now.
Date published: 2016-10-17
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