Boho Love: A Free Knitting Scarf Pattern - Handspun Friendly

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Welcome to the world of Boho Love, where creativity intertwines with the essence of free-spirited charm. Our latest knitting pattern, inspired by the coveted scarves found in Free People stores, invites you to embark on a journey of bohemian elegance. I've crafted a unique and budget-friendly project, perfect for the modern artisan seeking to infuse their wardrobe with a touch of artisanal allure. This Valentine's Day scarf pattern, designed for speed and simplicity, captures the free-spirited vibe synonymous with the Free People brand, making it the perfect accessory for those seeking a quick, stylish knit. Immerse yourself in a world where handspun yarn and bulky fibers collide, resulting in a scarf that's not just a piece of clothing but a statement of individuality. Get ready to knit your heart out and bring a touch of boho love to your crafting repertoire.

What sets the Boho Love Scarf apart is its unmistakable bohemian feel. The juxtaposition of handspun yarn and bulky fibers creates a texture that's as visually stunning as it is touchably soft. The free-flowing pattern mirrors the boho lifestyle—unrestrained, vibrant, and beautifully unconventional. The scarf effortlessly captures the essence of boho fashion, making it a versatile accessory for any occasion.

I just really wanted to create something easy and simple. You’ll see this as you start knitting the pattern. This pattern is all about the yarn and not about the stitches. Quick and simple, perfect for any beginner knitter out there in the world! Sometimes things just don't have to be complicated to be beautiful. Sometimes simple is more. 

Boho Love Knitting Pattern

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About The Pattern

The beauty of this pattern lies in its versatility. Feel free to mix and match different yarn weights, creating a unique and personalized scarf. The pattern is a delightful combination of knit, purl, and a touch of creativity, resulting in a stunning scarf that's as individual as you are.

Finishing Touches: The sample scarf, using approximately 120 yds of handspun and two skeins of bulky weight (109 yds each), showcases the scarf's potential. Leftover bulky yarn can be used to create charming tassels, adding an extra touch of boho chic.

You don't have to use fancy yarn for this scarf. If you have some stash that you want to hold together, do it! If you love a yarn from one of those big brand stores and want to use it, do it! I don't create patterns just for people who have stashes of luxury yarns. I create patterns for everyone and hope you all feel comfortable using what you have and making it fabulous. Growing up in New York City you learn all about fashion in such a different light. Taking a Target T Shirt and making a whole outfit out of it was the norm. I apply those same rules to my knitting. Use whatever makes your heart (and wallet!) happy! 

Yarn Suggestions

  • 1 skein of handspun yarn (approximately 120 yds)

  • 2 skeins of bulky yarn held double (each 109 yds)

  • Knitting needles suitable for bulky yarn

  • Scissors

  • Optional: Additional bulky weight yarn for tassels


  • Knit

  • Purl

  • Knit 1 stitch below

  • Purl 1 stitch below 

Using a Size US 17 needle

Taking your main color, cast on 13 stitches. 

Set-up row: With Main Color, K all the stitches. Turn the work.

 Row 1: Taking your Contrast Color: 

K 1 stitch, *P1 stitch below, K1 stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Knit the last stitch. Do not turn your work. 

Slide the stitches on the cable and begin the same row again. 

Row 2: Taking your Main Color:
K1 stitch, *P1 stitch, K1 stitch below*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Knit the last stitch. Turn the work.

Row 3: Taking your Contrast Color:

K1 stitch, *K1 stitch below, P1 stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Knit the last stitch. Do not turn the work. Slide the stitches on the cable and begin the same row again. 

Row 4: Taking your Main Color:

K1 stitch, *K1 stitch, P1 stitch below*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Knit the last 2 stitches. Turn the work. 

Repeat Rows 1 – 4 until you reach the desired length. Keeping in mind the weight of the garment if you are using corespun handspun or a heavier weight yarn.


For a limited time, Valentine's Day kits will be available, spun personally by me. However, for those who prefer a hands-on approach, you're free to spin your yarn using wool kits available in the shop or dig through your existing stash. Act quickly, as these kits are in limited supply. Comment below if you are interest in one (:


Amanda Solomon, the visionary behind Melanated Boho Bae, discovered her love for the fiber world while tending to sheep in the serene landscapes of the Catskills. 

Today, she is a dedicated full-time business owner, sharing her expertise in spinning, dyeing, and various fiber arts with enthusiasts worldwide. At Melanated Boho Bae, Amanda seamlessly combines her vibrant yarn creations with distinctive Boho-inspired knitwear designs. Her passion for colors and textures shines through, creating a unique blend of artistry and functionality in every piece. 

With a commitment to fostering creativity and inclusivity, Amanda continues to inspire and teach, inviting others to join her in the colorful journey of fiber exploration

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