Rapunzel's Braided Scarf Crochet Pattern

| Original: November 06, 2017

BB's favorite princess is Rapunzel. Actually, it's more like she has a crush on Flynn. She used to pretend her bear lovey was Flynn and make it kiss her mini plush Rapunzel.

She would also often point at her own hair gesturing that she also has long hair like Rapunzel.

Over time, Princess Rapunzel has grown to be my second favorite princess after Ariel. C'mon, Ariel's a mermaid. Who doesn't love a mermaid?

But anyway, back to Rapunzel. I think most people would agree with me that the most romantic Disney movie scene of all time is when Rapunzel and Flynn are watching the floating lanterns on a boat in the waters.

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

I also love the part where Rapunzel goes into the village for the first time and gets her hair braided and decorated with flowers.

My obsession with Rapunzel's hair was what inspired me to make this scarf. But let's face it, I'd go broke from buying shampoo to wash my hair. Not to mention it would look pretty ridiculous in real life.

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

I did a quick Google search for "braided scarves" for inspiration and came across this one from Spud and Chloe (here). However, this is a knitting pattern, and I don't know how to knit. So I thought maybe I'd try to replicate it using crochet.

The knitted version worked width-wise, so you just braid as normal for the braided sections.

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

However, for this crocheted version, I wanted to maintain a somewhat knitted or ribbed look. And to do that, the scarf had to be worked length-wise. But then, how do we braid this?

Then, I remembered the "magic braid" technique I had come across one time on Pinterest.

Traditionally, braids have a closed end and an open end with separate strands that are used to weave into a braid. Magic braids consist of two closed ends, and are braided with magic! Just like Rapunzel's hair!

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

I wanted to use chunky/bulky yarn for this project, but I couldn't find the yellow I wanted to mimic Rapunzel's golden locks at my local craft store.

So instead, I resorted to crocheting with two strands of worsted-weight yarn together as an alternative to using chunky yarn. I ended up using Loops & Threads' Soft & Shiny in yellow.

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

This is my first time coming up with an original crochet pattern, and I am just so proud of it! I couldn't wait to share it with you all. If you're interested in making your own Rapunzel-inspired braided Scarf, keep reading.

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Crochet Braided Scarf Pattern

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

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What You Need / Materials

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Stitches & Abbreviations


  • Finished Measurements
    • 4.5 inches (~12 cm) wide for the ribbed sections
    • 2.25 inches (~6 cm ) wide for the braided sections
    • 76 inches (~193) in length
  • There are going to be a total of 13 sections
    • 6 braided sections
    • 7 ribbed sections (non-braided)
    • Each section consists of 20 stitches
  • Most of the half-double crochets (hdc) are worked in the BACK LOOP ONLY, but I will state where to use them in the crochet pattern.

Crochet Pattern

Using an 8 mm crochet hook and working with 2 strands of worsted-weight yarn at the same time...
Row 1: Ch 261, hdc in the second chain from the hook and in each st across (260 sts)

From here on, all hdc sts are worked in back loops only.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, hdc BLO in each st across (260 sts)
Row 3-4: Repeat row 2

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc BLO in the next 20 sts, [20 fhdc, skip the next 20 sts, then hdc BLO in the next 20 sts] x 6 times (260 sts)
Row 6-8: Repeat row 2

Row 9: Repeat row 5
Row 10-12: Repeat row 2
Fasten off and weave in the ends.

In the end, you should end up with six sections that look like the photo on the top left of the following picture. I attempted to take pictures of the step by step of the braiding process, but as you can see, I didn't get very far.

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

It's a bit complicated to describe how to do the magic braiding technique, so here is a picture tutorial to help clarify the process (source: unknown):

Rapunzel Braided Scarf Free Crochet Pattern

And there you have it!

Did you make your own Rapunzel-inspired braided Crochet Scarf? I'd love to see it! Please share it with me on Instagram and/or use the #onceuponacheerio hashtag.

This is an original crochet pattern written by Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio. Please do not claim this crochet pattern as your own. If you wish to share this crochet pattern, you may link to this blog post but please do not reprint it on your site. You may keep a copy for personal use but please DO NOT sell or distribute the crochet pattern.

You may sell products made from this crochet pattern, but please clearly credit the design to me, Juli Anne of Once Upon a Cheerio and provide a link to my blog Permission is NOT granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for understanding!

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