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knitting, sewing and crafting by Kendra Turner

Little Millie’s Rainbow Scarf

I originally saw this scarf on Pinterest as a crochet pattern… too bad I have no idea how to crochet anything! But it immediately made me think of my daughter Emilia – its sunny, adorable and a little bit MLP Rainbow Dash-y. So, I scrounged up some colors from my ever-growing yarn stash and made this little garter stitch scarf.


I didn’t want it to follow the traditional rainbow color pattern, and because it was for Emilia, I definitely had to include pink and leave out blue. Ultimately, I think these colors are all joyful shades that speak more to girls than the usual ROYGBIV.

I was so pleased with the simplicity and feeling of this scarf that I decided to add it to the Etsy shop and the winter craft show inventory. It’s just one of those projects you can enjoy making again and again AND it appeals to so many different girls and women. That doesn’t happen very often ;).


6mm circular needle at least 29” in length (I like Susan Bates Velocity needles if you’re looking for a recommendation)

6 shades of worsted weight yarn (color and order are up to you)

I used I Love This Yarn  in the following colors and order:

  1. Red
  2. Hot Rose
  3. Mulberry
  4. Turquoise
  5. Keylime
  6. Yellow

Gauge: 16 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches in garter stitch.

Sizes: Little Girl (2-5)/ Bigger Girl (6-12)/ Grown Girl (13 and up)

Finished Measurements: 3” wide and 48”/60”/72” long

To Begin, with color #1, CO 190/238/286 stitches. I used a long tail CO, but you may use whatever you prefer. Keep your stitches nice and loose so you don’t warp this end of your scarf.

Continuing with color #1, knit two more rows. You should now be back at the side of your work where the leftover yarn from your long tail cast on is hanging.

Change to color #2. Knit four rows, until your back at the joined edge.

Change to color #3. Knit four rows, until your back at the joined edge.

Continue this way for colors #4 and #5.

Now change to color #6. Knit ONLY two rows. Bind off loosely.

Weave in all your ends.

Easy peasy lemon squeezy, right?!


1 Comment

  1. This is fabulous! It has recently been brought to my attention by my husband that my yarn stash is a little out of control. I started with a shelf in a 5 room basement and it has now taken over the entire basement. I have every colour and type of yarn that’s been on the market the last 10 or so years and I will use this pattern to bust my stash and donate to the local homeless and women’s shelters.

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