Free Knitting Pattern…Cinnabar Button Scarf!

The Cinnabar Button Scarf is a lace mesh scarf that is worked in an easy two row repeat.  Secured with two buttons, the decorative lace doubles up as button holes too!

Cinnabar Button Scarf

By Jennifer Dickerson


  • 1.5 skeins Lion Brand Hometown USA (“Tampa Spice” colorway shown)
  • US 15 (10 mm) Straight Needles 
  • 2 Buttons (Be sure to pass buttons through the holes to ensure they are the right size before sewing them on)
  • Tapestry Needle


  • 6 inches wide
  • 42 inches long (if a longer scarf is desired, just work more repeats of stitch sequence)


  • CO: Cast on 
  • BO: Bind Off 
  • YO: Yarn Over 
  • K2tog: Knit two stitches together 
  • P2tog: Purl two stitches together


CO 16 sts 

Row 1: k1, *yo, k2tog; rep from * to last st, k1

Row 2: p1, *yo, p2tog; rep from * to last st, p1

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until scarf is desired length.


Break yarn, weave in ends and sew buttons at one end of the scarf as pictured below:

Watch this video to knit the Cinnabar Button Scarf stitch by stitch:

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© Jennifer Dickerson 2013

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28 thoughts on “Free Knitting Pattern…Cinnabar Button Scarf!

    1. Thank you for sharing this scarf pattern. Its very pretty I think; and will make great gifts! Thanks again for sharing.

  1. You say a charity pattern…are there some organisations that will accept these scarves when finished? If so who? Please. We live down south and don't really need these but its good to knit for others!

    1. There is one I really love that comes to mind, the red scarf project. Also, try your local homeless shelter (call first), they need warm weather items so badly when it gets cold outside.

  2. Made the scarf and I love it! Went to my knitting group yesterday and they all liked it too! Thanks again for pattern!

  3. Love this scarf. Picked up the yarn yesterday and had it finished by the end of the day. Just need to take the scarf to the store and find the perfect buttons!

  4. I just started knitting this pattern. It's a great beginner's pattern! I've normally done loom knitting, so this is my first real needle knitting project. Love it so far 🙂

  5. Hi, thank you so much for this pattern. It is fun to make, and I'm sure that my grandchildren will love it. My daughter will too. It's so nice of you to share your talents. Thanks again. Germaine

  6. Hi, this is a lovely pattern, but I'm not sure if I've missed something. If I co 16 stitches it ends with a YO and knit last stitch. Shouldn't it end with k2tog knit last stitch. The only way I can get it to work is if I co an odd number of stitches. Advice please?

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